Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flat Damien in South Carolina

Flat Damien arrived a bit affected by rain, but we fixed him up as best we could.  We are so glad he came to visit us.  South Carolina is where the Civil War started, and, at the moment, is a rainy place.  We rarely get snow in the winter.  This winter it snowed twice, which was a big deal.  No one could go to work or school, or even drive on the roads until the snow melted a couple days later.  Since we don't usually have snow, very few people own sleds.  We all went sledding anyway on trashcan lids and even our kiddie swimming pool.  It was great!

We have six people in our family: Mom, Dad, and four boys, and lots of pets. 

Pictured above and below, Flat Damien is with our pond where our fish and turtle live.  The owl likes to perch on the fence and watch them swim.  See Turtly coming up to say, "Hi!"

We are master fort builders, with a little help from our parents, so Flat Damien enjoyed taking a look inside.

We introduced Flat Damien to "Liz," our leopard gecko.  (We named Liz before we knew he was a boy.)

 Here is we are at our favorite place, the Riverbanks Zoo.  Mr. Skalicky has been there!  Just ask him!  We love it because of all of the animals.

We home school, which means we have a wonderful teacher (aka: Mom), and we get to have lots of recess between lessons to enjoy our forts and animals.  Thank you for sending your alter ego, Flat Damien, to visit us.


Wewhoshouldnotbenamed.  (ha!)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Flat Andy in New York City

Flat Andy took a trip from Brooklyn to Manhattan in New York.

He was excited to see a NYFD Fire Truck near the Guggenheim Museum, a famous Art Museum.

He visited the Lego Store at Rockefeller Center. They have every type of Lego block.

Then he visited the World Trade Center Memorial and Freedom tower where he enjoyed the views of Manhattan's tall building skyline.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Flat Andy Made it to Brooklyn

Flat Andy Finally arrived in Brooklyn, New York!
We took him on the subway to eat some Pommes Frites (French Fries)

Downtown Nashvegas

As you know, music is a big part of life in Nashville. However, it isn't all about country music! Nashville is proud to have it's very own Symphony. The building is named in honor of the late Maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn, who led the GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony for 22 years, Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home of the Nashville Symphony. Located in downtown Nashville's SoBro (South of Broadway) neighborhood, across from the Country Music Hal of Fame and Museum, the building hosts a wide range of musical events, including classical, pops, jazz, and world music. The building is designed to resembled the great music halls of Europe. 

Speaking of the Hall of Fame, here she is! To the left is a nod to an old radio tower, the windows resemble piano keys and the shape looks like Elvis's Cadillac. From an airplane, the building is in the shape of a bass clef. Inside, you can see Dolly Parton's wigs, Taylor Swift's microphone and many other pieces of music history.

Speaking of shapes and symbolism, this is the most iconic building in Nashville's skyline, the AT&T building. But if you come to Nashville, you know it as the Batman Building. We hope you can see it in person very soon!