Friday, March 25, 2011

William: One Year Old!

365 days! 52 weeks! Twelve months! One year!

Big congrats to William who is one year old today!

One Year Old!

As you can see, he's standing well on his own, and is often taking three and four steps at a time. Despite being a bit slow at eating solids, he's caught up fast and is gobbling just about anything we give him.

So, good bye baby stage, hello toddler! We look forward to the adventures that await this summer as William will be walking, perhaps even talking, and growing up quickly.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Second Generation Train Set

Our family likes to hang on to things, and I am no different. I still have many of the great toys I used to play with as a kid, and now that our children are getting to the right age, they are emerging once again! Some of these toys have lived in boxes for over fifteen years, waiting for the next generation to arrive.

The most recent is a wooden train set that my sisters and I spent many hours playing with.

The wooden train set!

Somehow, the playability of quality toys doesn't diminish over time. Despite the electronics and other toys available these days, kids still love the really basic toys that are simple fun. No sound, no moving parts, just pushing a train around a track, and setting up buildings and trees.

Even William likes it at almost a year old -- at least to chew on!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Little Scribes: Now On The App Store!

We are happy to announce the launch of the first app in the Little Scribes collection, Bible Flash Cards! It's a great app featuring 100% custom artwork, all with a Biblical theme. It's a universal iOS app, running on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.

Children in the one to five year range will enjoy this app, and all of the kids we've tested it on have shown a lot of interest (let's be honest here -- the "big kids" who try it enjoy flipping through the pictures too) and it's super easy to use -- just open it, and start viewing pictures one by one by pressing on the screen.

Click to view on iTunes!

A huge thanks to our artist, Susanna Holdren, for all the work she put into this project. Every piece of artwork you see in this app was created by her, and we hope to see a lot more from her in the future.


Here are a few links you might be interested in with regards to this app.

Little Scribes
Bible Flash Cards

Artist: Susanna Holdren
pixelmistdesign on Twitter
susannaholdren on Twitter

Developer: Andrew Hoyer
andrewhoyer on Twitter

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