Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pikachu vs. Croc

Pierce and I put together this little movie over the past few weekends. We used the usual tools I've mentioned in previous posts: iMovie, Anime Studio and GimpShop. Pierce sketched the story board below before we started shooting. We followed it precisely as you can see in the final movie.



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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Present Frenzy 2007

Pierce enjoying opening his presents after a nail biting countdown to Christmas Morning 2007.Click on photo to see more.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve at St. Matthew Trinity

We took part in a delightful children's Christmas eve service at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran church in Hoboken, a lovely old church on Hudson St. The carols sounded great with the accompaniment of their organ that dates back to 1877!



Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Greetings!

We've had quite a few people ask us about this picture. We took it at summer's end at the newly renovated Liberty State Science Center in their 5-and-under play area (which we managed to get into). The mirrored hemispheres mounted on the wall caught our attention.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Pageant at Maxwells

A local musician/parent decided to organize a Christmas pageant at none other than Maxwell's, a hallowed performance space for independent musicians.



Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Winter Walk on the Waterfront

Pierce ran down his batteries a bit today running along the Hoboken's chilly Hudson River promenade.

Another Concert at the Lincoln Center

It was a cool day in the city today as we took in the second Concert for Young People at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. As usual it was entertaining and educational for all of us.


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tallis Scholars at St Thomas Church

Deirdre and I stole away to see a recital by the Tallis Scholars at the grand St. Thomas Church in Manhattan. They performed brilliantly despite the periodic rumbling of the subway trains passing beneath the church. I was most intrigued by the music of two composers from the program: Josquin de Prez (1450 - 1521) and Jacobus Gallus (1550 - 1591). Gallus in particular played games with music I would never have imagined to occur so early in Western musical history.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Decorating the Tree

Christmas is nigh so Pierce and Deirdre busied themselves decorating our (fake!) tree.