Mr. Potato Head

Lily, the little Baselista

This is the third year that Lily has been going to Basel.

In 2009 she was only 1 month old and I think I only got to take some short walks with her.

Last year, we checked out art both during the day and at night. She was still small enough to carry in a sling.

This year she has only experienced it during the day because she is too big for a sling and yet it is a big hassle to deal with the stroller with these many people around. Either way, her bed time is 7pm.

Yesterday (and this morning) we went over to Collins park to check the public art that is out for everyone to enjoy and some pop art at a gallery on the corner of 21st and Collins that has start troopers on the balconies. (not sure of the name)

Lily really enjoyed being able to touch and walk around all the public art and her fave? The super BIG Mr. Potato Head at the gallery. (of course. so much that we went to see him again today)

I have said this on here before but, I just think that it’s so important to expose kids to art.

Tomorrow I think we will go to Art Miami so come back to check out some more Basel.

Happy weekend everyone!


Robert Melee, it sitting

Anish Kapoor, black stones, human bones

Anthony Pearson, untitled


Green eggs and ham

Yesterday we went to the library for a special reading of Dr. Seuss Green eggs and ham.

Did you know it was a $50.00 bet between Dr. Seuss and his publicist to see if he could write a book using only 50 words?

I didn’t. (crappy thing is the publicist never paid him the $50.00!)

Did you know it is the most popular and most sold book out of all the Dr. Seuss books?

I didn’t.

Peter from the Miami Children’s Museum (he also did Mr. Potato Head last month) is great with the kids.

I think the performance could have been not as LOUD and I think that Sam I Am was a bit cracked out but for the most part all of the kids seemed to have liked it.



The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head

The collaboration between the Miami Beach Library with the Children’s Museum yesterday was so great! (and educational)

The theme was The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head.

4 adventures to be exact: jungle adventure, in outer space adventure, archeology adventure and under the sea adventure.

All the kids (including Lily) were so in awe and so willing to participate.

I’m so happy the library got some grants and is able to bring in these great FREE programs.