Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mythical Creature Trap

Pierce and I built a simple Lego Mindstorms robot to capture any mythical creature that comes to eat the M&M's in the trap. (click here for a high res version)


Mythical Creature Trap from Gregory Bond on Vimeo.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Time Lapse Christmas Day

Christmas day with the Wall-Bonds. (Click here for a larger, higher-res version.)


Christmas Day 2008 from Gregory Bond on Vimeo.

Christmas at home in Hoboken

After an exciting "sleep" countdown Pierce was thrilled for the big day to finally arrive! We enjoyed a relaxed day at home watching an eclectic assortment of old movies: Monty Python's The Holy Grail (a big Pierce fav), Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Pierce was thrilled with all of his presents and added some new stuffed animals to his burgeoning and unusual collection: an Ostrich and a Chinchilla. We enjoyed a breakfast of scrambled eggs with latkes topped with sour cream and caviar and Mimosas. Breakfast was inspired by my favourite Brooklyn based cooking blog Smitten Kitchen. As most of you know when I'm not knitting I'm cooking and Smitten Kitchen is a great source of inspiration and competition much to Greg's delight! Enjoy the photo album and don't miss the rubber chicken (I'm not kidding). Click on the photo for more.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church

Once again we attended the always charming and somewhat raucous Children's Christmas Eve Service at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken. The children participate with a parade of instruments to the altar where they gather to hear the story of the birth of Jesus. The 135 year old organ is a treat to hear throughout the service. Every year here's always one child who has the parents suppressing peels of laughter and this year was no exception as a 4 year old boy had the Nativity sheep battle at the altar. Delightful!

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Snowstorm of the Season

Deirdre and I walked Pierce home from school this afternoon in the first big snowfall of the winter. It was perfect snowball weather.





Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Pageant at Maxwells

Some pictures from today's Christmas pageant at the hallowed Maxwell's in Hoboken. Kate Jacobs organized this annual event in benefit of the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. Click on the photo to see more.

From Sing-Along Christmas Pageant at Maxwell's

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pierce Launches tarswi.com!

Pierce launched his website tarswi.com today. The website will be host to comics chronicling the adventures of two characters, Tariser and Kiwi. The characters are based on two of Pierce's many (unusual) stuffed animals: a Tariser and a Kiwi.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Seasons Greetings from the Wall-Bonds!

Our reflection in Chicago's "Bean" (Cloud Gate). The picture was taken when we visited Chicago in October and, alas, there was no snow... so I added some. Click to enlarge.

'Tis the Season

Decorating the tree with "hands-free" candy cane. Click to enlarge.

Pierce's School Photo

Always judicious with his smiles, Pierce made no exception for the school photographer. Click to enlarge

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Approved!

Thankfully the new vacuum and its directive have been approved by Wall-E and EVE. Now if only I could leave the planet while they work....