Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Getting Ready for EdVenture Museum!


Ben and I are working hard to be ready for our visit to South Carolina's largest children's museum, EdVenture!, this Saturday. The museum is located in downtown Columbia on Gervais Street. The video is a bit longer than most (over 5 minutes) but it's worth your time. Nurse Vicki helps Ben work on painting tiles. You can hear him say "yellow" and "green" near the beginning as he is choosing colors. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

I love this! Ben and Simon sounds exactly alike!! What a treat to hear that from your guy. Do these tiles get painted into more, like the paintings Ben works on? I want to see the results. He is so thoughtful and purposeful right before he "takes off" at about 1:35.
Your nurses are so wonderful too--the patience!

G
www.simonpeters.org

bennie said...

Wait until next week and I'll tell you exactly what we are doing. It'll be a great project to do with your kids. The tiles can be used for a variety of purposes.

And you understood exactly what the process is like. Ben will lean his head to the right and get very quiet before starting any work. all of the sudden there's a burst of energy and he takes off.

Me and Vicki are positive that he's trying to tell us what he's painting near the end. He's making a "K" sound which sort of sounds like "cat" but he can say cat pretty clearly (we have one). It may be that he's saying "car."

Gretchen said...

I'm looking forward to next week. I love seeing that inspiration and attention in him!!

edgyartist said...

thanks for sharing that Bennie - he is an artist, i can tell...the way he contemplated and then started going was cool to see - he obviously works with a purpose in mind. Great Job on letting us in on Ben's creative process. I hope your event turns out tons of people and lots of fun for you and Ben.

Rubenesque Writer said...

I shared this video with my almost three year old little girl, and we were mesmerized watching Ben paint. She wanted to know what his name was, so I told her it was Ben and she said "Ben can paint! Wow!!" My sentiments exactly! That was amazing to watch, thanks for sharing it with us, Bennie!

Kyla said...

My favorite part was towards the end when he looked over at the camera like, "Yeah, I know you're watching."

It was fun to see him in action and hear your accent! :)

Slick said...

Hey Bennie!

Just now coming by to visit and I gotta tell you, looks as if Ben can outpaint me any day!

Thanks for sharing this video!

Let us know how this weekend turns out

JC said...

This video is definitely without a doubt worth watching! I'm envious of Ben's ability to paint so well!