There are a lot of firsts packed into a baby’s initial 365 days.
Spend too much time documenting the details and you’re likely to miss out on something big. (Is it just us, or did that gurgle sound like M-O-M?)
Get your nose out of the baby book and take a look at the Paloma Poster, an infographic of baby’s first year that presents the mounds of data you’ve accrued as a work of art. Designer Chase Simmering’s inspired print hits all the high points (Halloween costume, favorite foods, places visited), distilling the complex maze of moments and memories into a visual gem.
Available in color schemes of aqua, peach, and white, the basic version comes with eighteen personalized fields. Got more to share? Add a dozen customized icons and a silhouette of your little looker.
Think of it as a symbol of your love.
Available online at kalonstudios.com, $150-$225.
Family Film Festival
What: Movies from around the world cater to young audiences (ages 3 and up).
Why: A Cat in Paris is a sophisticated switch from Dora.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon & 4-6 p.m.
Where: Sat., Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown; Nov. 11, Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. Info at 617-484-3980. Adults, $3-$7; children, $3-$5.
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Boston Christmas Festival
What: Get a head start on holiday shopping and find everything you need to deck the halls.
Why: Gingerbread abodes make local restaurants look good enough to eat.
When: Fest, Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gingerbread competition, Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District (617-385-5000). Adults and teens 14 and up, $12; under 14, free.
What: The epic trip to Neverland takes place in a massive 360-degree CGI theater tent (ages 5 and up).
Why: So real, he’ll swear he could hitch a ride with Tinker Bell.
When: Thru Dec. 30.
Where: City Hall Plaza, Government Center, 1 City Hall Plz. Tickets at 888-772-6849 or online at peterpantheshow.com. Adults and children, $35-$125.
Photo: Courtesy of Kalon Studios