Monday, December 20, 2010
While waiting for our Mexican food, Maggie kept busy by writing and/or drawing (I'm not sure which). I'm fascinated with what she chooses to do with pen and paper... no loose scribbles, no wide slashes and stripes. Just careful and calculated, tiny little markings. Graham thinks she's imitating letter writing because you can sometimes hear little whispers of the alphabet.
I feel that I can already see a left-brain thinker in the works. She always seems to choose number play over letter play and you may have already seen the way she straightens everything into neat rows (magnets, figurines) through Graham's tweets.
How will I ever relate???
Sunday, December 12, 2010
It was a pretty fabulous weekend for our little crew. Graham had the opportunity to display his work at a gallery downtown and lots of people pulled together to make this happen for him. Graham's parents and sister flew in from Kansas City to help in all ways possible, with his dad even catering the food! It was a great menu and executed beautifully -- far beyond the veggie plate that we would have served on our own. (Thank you John!!!)
My brother lended his carpentry skills to help Graham fabricate and install these smart and simple shelves that you see in the photos. Putting in the hours after working a full day at his shop was such a gift and so appreciated.
Our pal, Jen, took photographs for the book that Graham sold as well as snapshots of the event itself. (The images you see here are her handiwork... Aren't they wonderful?)
All the effort paid off with a great party (over 50 people!). Maggie was a trooper and stayed up waaay past her bedtime, allowing us to enjoy our guests, food, and drink.
It was a wonderful evening that was so meaningful to us. Thank you to everyone that chipped in, came by (some traveling far), and supported Graham. We'll remember it always.