Pablo woke up, put on his jailbird costume and gathered the five books in his 'Spiderwick Chronicles' collection. Without a word, he sat down at the coffee table and started reading—leafing through each book, a page at a time—with a very studious and serious look on his face. The scene was too precious to keep to myself. I had to share it here. To see a little boy compelled to experience books, even before he knows how to read, is incredible. He's our jailbird bookworm.
Uncle Dean is in the air, on his way to LA from Milwaukee. He doesn't know it, but once he arrives, we're going to take him to Descanso Gardens for a bit of tranquility. Tonight or tomorrow, we're going to hit the other end of the spectrum—Pablo wants to see the new Eddie Murphy flick, 'Imagine That.' Looks like Nickelodeon's wall-to-wall advertising has been effective on our little consumer. He really likes the 'Queen of England' line in the commercial. We're up for seeing it—anything will be better than last weekend's movie misadventure, 'Land of the Lost.' We're still wondering how that movie ever got made.