Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My daughter the diva

There's a little children's museum not far from our house. It's a converted firehouse that a bunch of parents turned into a museum. We went today because there was a craft going on, and we needed to get out of the house on a Tuesday.

S loves this place, especially as she's gotten a bit older. There's a train, and a boat, and a stage. There's a spaceship, and a fire truck, and dinosaurs, and a doctor's office, complete with baby dolls.

Near the stage is an open-area "dressing room", complete with those fancy bulb lights and face paint. Now, what almost 3yo doesn't like face paint? She usually makes a beeline for it and goes to town. Today was no different. Check out the concentration.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shamelessly promoting my brother

So my brother made a movie. A really cool movie. Wait, I'll let him tell you.

Dear Everybody I Know,

I swear, this is the only time I'll do this.

I have had the privilege of producing an ultra low budget movie titled RETURN TO ZERO.  Based on the true story of writer/director Sean Hanish and his wife's experience with stillbirth, this is a powerful, emotional project, and we had the good fortune to attract an amazing cast that includes Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein and Alfred Molina.

We shot the film over 19 days during December of 2012 and now we're deep in post.  The goal is to get the film into one or more prominent film festivals in the fall to secure distribution.  To do this, we'll need some completion funds.

We've set up a kickstarter page to help us secure those funds, which you can find at: http://kck.st/XxTGea

The page is live and ready to go.

This is going to be a really great movie about an important, but completely overlooked subject.  If you could forward the link to anyone you feel might be interested in getting involved, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Here's to a happy and prosperous 2013.

All the best,
Paul Jaconi-Biery
So at the very least, if you're interested in seeing what my brother has been up to, check out the link. Thanks!

Friday, January 18, 2013

So, this is an interesting age

I've never been one to be particularly maudlin about S hitting another milestone, or getting another year older. There's always something new to look forward to. I mean, I really enjoyed this age:

And this age

And definitely this age
The first few months of 2 were a challenge
But that just meant S was getting more and more independent, and curious, and interactive.
So now my baby is getting closer and closer to turning 3. The tantrums have started. She had a meltdown the other day because her fitted sheet didn't match her flat sheet. And J and I wouldn't let her eat apple pie off the floor. Bad, bad parents. But the questions, comments, and nonstop songs that are coming out of her mouth are a-do-rable. And she wants to do everything. Out of the blue she requested that we cut out Valentine's hearts, so we spent an afternoon with scrapbooking paper and scissors. We almost have enough for a wreath :)
So today we made play dough
Actually, the whole day was scripted during an almost-meltdown yesterday. First S would go to preschool. Check. Then she would come home and help me make play dough. Check. Of course there would be some playing with her new play dough. Then she would take a nap, and go to the YMCA to swim, and then she would have some Pez after dinner. I am happy to report that we accomplished all her almost-3-year-old hopes and dreams. I am exhausted, but we had a great day. Tomorrow may involve a trip to the winter farmer's market. They usually give her a treat. Hurray :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

I should probably post some pictures

We had a nice relaxing Christmas break. As usual, J and I did a deep clean/organization of the house, meaning we can finally eat in the dining room! Grania came to visit, and got to spend a lot of quality time with S. We had snow, for Christmas and beyond (S still gets excited when she looks out the window and sees that the snow is still there). We cooked a great big post-Christmas/pre-New Year's dinner. Here's how it all played out:

Stockings, post plunder

Hanging out at her new art station. S loves this. Loves. It even has a little overhead light!


Someone loves the snow!

Someone's Daddy loves the snow

Snow angels! She's a pro

Helping Grania make stuffing. It was divine

Wearing all her dress up clothes at once
Happy new year!