Boxcar Baby #1 helps out in company headquarters

Since the Boxcar Baby #1 just reached his 2-1/2 year milestone, we thought it was time he started pulling his weight around the office a little more. Luckily, energized by a peanut butter sandwich, he was more than willing to help out with our ink jet printer upstairs and try his hand at answering the phones. We’re looking forward to more contributions from Boxcar Baby #2 (due July 30, 2009)!

Boxcar Baby makes brilliant art

Speaking of the wonders of children’s artwork — some of you know that Boxcar Press has a Boxcar Baby, and we’re pretty laid back about parental things. We are totally okay to have the Boxcar Baby grow up to be whatever person he wants to be — though ideally, that person would be a creative, artistic, kind, adventurous artist who loves travel and hiking and letterpress printing too. It’s true, we bought crayons for our little one when he was 3 months old and then wondered – why isn’t he coloring? So we’re thrilled that, at 25 months old, he is drawing everywhere — on magazines, sometimes in books (ugh!), on paper, on chalk boards, in coloring books, on sidewalks. He even is enrolled in his very first art class! We’re totally unbiased, but we do think everything he makes is brilliant. I mean, look at those lines! Those color choices! There are few things as joyful as 2 year olds making Art.


Merry Christmas!


We’re just doing the occasional post as this blogger (with the Boxcar Baby in tow) is traveling to warm weather places to visit with family. We realized we hadn’t posted pics of the Boxcar Baby lately….he has been spotted riding a big wheel around the offices, and also eating oranges while standing on top of the Boxcar Dada’s desk. Childhood sure looks fun….