Thursday, June 30, 2011

California Dreamin

Oscar is fresh back from a visit to Los Angeles to see my brother.  Did he have a fun time you ask?  Let's just say, he will not stop talking about how freaking awesome it was.  In fact, he has mentioned how cool it would be to live there like 87 times in the past 2 days.  Of course, a HUGE highlight was La Brea Tar Pits...we are fossil & taxidermy nuts after all.  He asked that I draw them.  Um, that seems like a real drain on my Sharpie, but whatevs.  He also requested I add a mammoth sinking.  Think my pachyderm is somewhere on the evolutionary scale between mammoth and modern day elephant.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not Quite Burning Man

Yep, we're back! Ready to dive into sweet sweet summer.  Today is the first day of camp.  Day camp in the city is absolutely nothing like real camp.  I mean, not even remotely close.  Still, the word camp elicits images of wilderness & "roughing it" so we're going with it, aight?  For real, Oscar has been counting the days down for camp to start.  Horseback riding, gymnastics, swimming, beach, arts & crafts, themed event's a 5 day / week fun fest.  So stoked for him, but let me tell you, September becomes a hard sell after 8 weeks of sunshiny hi-jinx. sense in skipping ahead.  Let's just go!  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Friday, June 17, 2011

School's Out for Summer

Yep...we're done.  Camp begins in a couple of weeks - we'll doodle it up then.  Enjoy the beginning of summer!  xoxo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pineapple Express

We've got a Spongebob fixation this week...feeling kinda happy about that.  I mean, it's a pretty funny show.  Plus, there's a pineapple involved, which is where my obsession comes in.  This morning Oscar asked me to draw Spongebob's  We always have at least one whole pineapple on hand here, which inevitably leads to the request "can we make SB's house out of it?"  I wouldn't mind hollowing one deliciously sweet pineapple out to create this...if I could figure out exactly how to do it.  Open to any suggestions here.  No fruit can be harmed or sacrificed in this project btw.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

This morning when asked what he wants doodled, Oscar simply said "money."  That's right - cold hard cash.  Since we are talking kindergarten, I opted for the piggy bank versus a bankroll, although Oscar often talks about being rich.   Good plan.  "What are you planning to do with all your money?"  "Buy all the toys in the world!" he tells me.  Huh...maybe I should have drawn a bigger piggy.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo  

Monday, June 13, 2011


Super late this morning, so how happy am I that Oscar asks for an easy doodle - yes!  Spongebob, Patrick, check & checkOf course, I effed up a bit on Patrick's arm and Oscar was on the quick pointing that out...sigh.  He has a critical eye for complaints.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Friday, June 10, 2011


I know...Charlie Sheen reference = yawn.  This is actually about winning though - not a crazytown tweaker delusional rant.  Sort of.  Oscar loves trophies.  This morning we talked about the end of baseball season since he is missing the last couple of games.  This kid spent all of his time in the field drawing pictures in the sand with his mitt; amusing that he is all about getting a trophy.  I ask him why it's so important to him to have one.  His response?  He wants to show his girlfriend.  Aces - impressing chicks - got it.  That's good enough for me I guess!  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Surf's Up

Today is going to be tough!  100 sultry degrees in NYC...all Oscar & I could talk about this morning was the beach.  It took major restraint to keep to schedule today - if my work load wasn't so insane we'd be swim-suited up and headed to the waves.  Sigh...summer is just beginning I guess.  Oscar has yet to ride the Cyclone at Coney Island but talks about it all the time.  This weekend was the school carnival so amusement park rides are still fresh in the ol' brain.  Meanwhile I'll be dreaming of surfing, swimming and sunbathing in the chilly AC of my officeWell, keep cool - happy Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Lottery

Before you call kiddie gamblers anonymous, let me explain Oscar's fascination with scratch tickets.  Yes, he has a momentary flash of instant wealth when he sees one on the bus or sidewalk and declares "I'm rich!"  (this truly happens every time, everyday) but this is just for dramatic effect.  He is collecting them for a project - he wants to make a collage.  He thinks they're interesting.  Hey, I think Oscar is interesting, so I let him pick up these cast offs - I can picture the old dudes in the neighborhood scratching all the while they are leaving the bodega and tossing them with utter disappointment on the ground.  There's always OTB I guess.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Decepticons Beware Continued

You're not having deja vu if you read yesterday's blog...Oscar asked for Bumblebee this morning, so Transformers day 2 is happening.  Just as well - this morning's allotted doodle / blog time is cut down to less than 5 thanks to a very early meeting.  So...we're out (sorry for the crappy drawing)!  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, June 6, 2011

Robots in Disguise

Oh Mondays...more than meets the eye indeed.  Oscar had a super long weekend; I had a nearly as long weekend.  And now we're back at it.  Bumblebee & Optimus Prime both materialized for breakfast, so it was decided an epic battle with Megatron was in a drawing.  There really isn't a better way to face a busy week than with Autobots I guess.  Keeping with our theme this morning I tell Oscar if we catch the earlier B70 it may transform into one while we're on it.  "Where will we sit if it turns into a robot?"  Oscar wants to know.  "In his eyes of course."  Kids sometimes miss the really obvious stuff.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Head in the Sand

Ok, so Oscar doesn't actually have school today.  He's off the next 2 days for some teacher blah blah blah thing...I know, it's June so wtf.  Well, whatevs - he gets to hang out with my mom today.  As we were packing the day's necessities inclusive of snackies, he asked about the bag.  Hadn't planned on it, but since he asked, here we go.  "What do you have in mind?"  "I don't know" he says, "you pick."  I have been on an ostrich kick all week thanks to a new German product that has all the ridiculous promise of being this year's snuggie.  Yep, it's just that stupid...and hilarious.  I wouldn't say that about the real ostrich though, mainly because it would kick my ass.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Heat is On

Today's doodle is dedicated to NY's Bravest...specifically those oh-so-fine gentlemen of Ladder 149 in our neighborhood.  Yep, little boys and ladies alike are fascinated with firemen.  Maybe it's the calendars...for the latter I mean.  Clearly kids like all the rad equipment and hooked up vehicles.  We see the truck illegally parked in front of Foodtown on the avenue almost everydayOscar always asks what they're doing in the grocery store.  My response never changes - "Buying ingredients to make chili."  I have no idea why I believe this is the only meal firemen ever have.  Well, the weather, the dudes in uniform & their activities all equal one HOT Wednesday.  Have a good onexoxo