Sunday, February 28, 2010

Recreating the Past

One great toddler picture of me that has survived is from a snowy day when I was around 20 months old (see below).  One day my mom found a jacket for sale that reminded her so much of that picture that she had to buy it, and a year ago she gave it to Levi for Christmas.  For the last 14 months we've been trying to convince Levi to help us recreate the past (much like this) by posing for a picture in the jacket.  But with Santa Barbara palm trees in the background the picture never looked quite right and the project stalled.

Once we moved here and after receiving buckets of snow the project resumed with only one little hurdle to overcome.  I took this video so you can appreciate this little hurdle in all his "terrible two" glory.

We have this same conversation a lot, and for the last two months he has refused to touch the coat.  But eventually with a bit of coaxing we were able to get him in costume and outside.  And here is the result.

And with a little help from photoshop here is an enhanced version.

What do you think?  Levi seems to think it is funny.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

In the bath

I've been having an increasingly difficult time getting Levi to play along with the movie making. I had to catch him in a small corner to give you an update. Its not cinematography genius, but its a fair sampling of his current stage in life.

in the bath from Jerry Thomas on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Black Hole - Atomic Surplus

For Sale at the Black Hole
1. Missile casings
2. Cryogenic container
3. Centrifuges
4. 4 ft long slide rule
5. 100 hard hats
6. Radiation monitors
7. Surveillance equipment
8. 6ft x 10ft chalkboards
9. forklift
10. A photoplethysmograph and bi-directional doppler (2 in 1!)
11. And much much more!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow Day.... Again.

This is the view from our front kitchen window this morning.  At least this time I get a few hours off of work.

Notice they have already plowed the road at least once, and I already brushed 8 inches off the car last night thinking it was done.  And you can see our nice neighbor trying to figure out where to shovel the snow.  It's kinda like bailing out a boat that is under water and far from land.

Anybody want to go sledding?  Maybe Jen again?