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Today’s photos: Nyan Thomas’ first art gallery

On Friday evening, we headed to an art gallery featuring some great photographs of Karen freedom fighters, in the mountains of southeast Burma. We met some great people, including some fellow Burmese, and Nyan Thomas made friends with, well, just about everyone, including Luke, who is about 8 years old and was totally enamored with the little man. His mom told us later that as she was putting down to bed that night, “he expressed the desire to have a little brother like [Nyan]. He was really taken by his sweetness. Good job, mama and papa!” Aww, thanks! We try our best.

Some pictures from the event:

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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Photos

 

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Guess who turns 9 today

Yes, young Nyan Thomas is a full nine months old today. Make your own comments about how quickly the time passes, how they grow up so fast, etc., and while you’re doing that, enjoy this sampling of photos from our recent trip tot he Midwest, along with a couple of videos:

Nyan Thomas with his beautiful mommy:

The little man with Uncle Scott:

Our boy playing “build and then destroy the wood block tower” with Grandma L.:

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Photos, Video

 

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Today’s video: playtime

We’re back in New York after a week-long tour of the fine airports of the upper Midwest (okay, actually just two airports – Cedar Rapids and Detroit – but we spent far more time at each than we expected/wanted) and, especially, the Hawkeye State. Plenty of photos and video coming in the coming days, plus more details on the many, many firsts that young Nyan Thomas experienced over the past week-plus. But first, this video, of Daddy playing with Nyan on the floor of Uncle Scott’s house.

(It’s hard to say which character is making more silly nonsensical sounds in this one, Nyan or Daddy. Smart money is on Daddy; but then, when is he *not* talking nonsense, really?)

Shot in Naperville, Illinois, on Sunday April 15, 2012:

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Video

 

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Today’s videos: Music lessons

Nyan Thomas visited his Aunt Maggie and Uncle Scott in the suburbs of Chicago over the weekend, and on Sunday morning he got to play with Scott’s guitar and with the family heirloom piano (the same one that Daddy learned to play on some 30 years ago, and the same one that Grandma L. learned to play on many years before that!).

Here’s the young man composing his first piano concerto:

 

And here he is practicing his guitar chops:

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Video

 

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Today’s videos: bathtime!

Remember these photos, of Nyan Thomas taking a bath in a cozy black bucket? Here is some live video footage of the event:

And here, more recently, is the young man getting a sink-bath:

We’ve said it since almost the day he was born: the kid loves the water. Just baths so far, but we’re looking forward to his first time in a swimming pool…

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Video

 

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Today’s video: kicking, swimming, whatevering

We’re not quite sure what the little man is up to at the start of this video, but seems to be some sort of land-swimming. Or perhaps he’s working on his Pilates positions? Whatever, it’s pretty darn adorable, says we.

Later on, he starts in on what is his latest favorite thing: grabbing at anything and everything he can, usually with the aim of putting it in his mouth. Remember those days when he would just lay there on his back, looking adorable? Now he goes all over the place, getting into all sorts of mischief, but still looking adorable.

Shot in Colchester UK, March 14, 2012.

 

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Video

 

Merry-go-round (with video and pics)

To celebrate Nyan Thomas’s return to New York, I took the day off on Monday and we all headed down to DUMBO, the cool cobblestoned neighborhood down along the river, underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Last fall they opened up a merry-go-round – a restored carousel first built in the 1930s, and one of the few (if not the only) carousels listed on the National Register of Historical Things. Some photos, and a video, of our afternoon (click on photos to enlarge):

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Photos, Video

 

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