Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Nields in valentine and doll form

It continues to be all Nields all the time in our house.

This week, I've got a self-serve valentines-making buffet set up in the studio.  Like all the kids, Lucy is making lots of valentines for her friends and family.  But hers have a special twist: they all feature The Nields.

A few days ago, we read the liner notes inside Rock All Day; Rock All Night, and we learned a wonderful story about Katryna and Nerissa having the chicken pox as children (combining Lucy's favorite topics: childhood stories, The Nields, and sickness).  So Lucy's recruited the other children to take parts in the drama of a miserable, moaning Nerissa, unable to hold her new baby sister, while Katryna (Lucy) holds her tenderly.  She adores this game, and we play it again and again.

And of course, it's spawned many drawings of spotted people, including this valentine card:

(Katryna's on the left, separated by a piece of plywood from Nerissa, who's in bed--all details from the CDs notes.)

Also today, there was a Nields concert on the coffee table:

(My favorite part?  Those two old grey-haired matching-clothes ladies represent Andi and I.  "They're old, so you know it's you.")


Julie said...

You tell Lucy that "Old Mama's are the best Mama's!"

Erin McKittrick - Ground Truth Trekking said...

Hi! Erin visiting from the PBH forum, you left a comment on my son's dino-project the other day. I've been lurking on the Nields for this whole set of posts, and your daughter's doing some amazing stuff! It's really interesting to see how it looks in another kid the same age but with different interests. (and it turns out they are in fact the exact same age - he turns 4 on 14th as well)

Lori said...

lololol re: “they’re old so i know they’re you.” ;o)

love the pox on the drawings, too! it’s all so great. thank you so much for sharing this ongoing project!

Lori @ PBH said...

coming back to add...

her project is a great example of how one fascination can wrap in so many different “curricular areas”: reading, writing, dramatic play, drawing, etc. etc. etc.

this is totally random, but i found these awesome $1 plastic microphones at target - they have no batteries but the way they’re constructed projects the voice of the person talking/singing into them. they're amazing for a buck! thought you might want to add that to her musical instruments/dramatic play materials if you can find them. (i bought one for us to play with! hahaha)