Here are some paintings by Ivy that she gave to me recently.
Trying pretty hard not to be one of those parents who thinks their kids are gifted (and who won't shut up about them). I just want to think about what I love about these watercolor paintings.
I asked her to name these, one by one, and she called them all lands. Gently I told her they didn't have to all be lands just because the first one was named that way. But she was sure. I like that. She's thinking about world building.
That instinct is probably encouraged by the way she and her brother play together. Jesse is 8 now, but when he was 3 I woul
During the holiday break I played Minecraft with my two kids and we made something together! It is a castle-like structure on a scale we haven't tackled before. We started by copying a design we found on Youtube here. And we added our own accents and features.
They're just 8 and 5 years old but they communicated really well and actually contributed quite a bit! Most of all, I think they had a lot of fun and got some good satisfaction in building this together - a real sense of accomplishment!
Also, it was great to be able to play cross-platform - me on my PC, Jesse on his Xbox, and Ivy on her Nintendo Switch she just got.
They have such interesting ideas. It's so special how they can surprise you with how they think, what they say, and how fast they learn. Super happy for this time together.