Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New York: MoMA

Today we went shopping for food to make on Thanksgiving.
We also to went to an art museum.
Just like Olivia!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New York: Central Park

Hi Maggie! This is what I saw today.
A big rock!
A song written on the ground.
Alice in Wonderland.
and the Mad Hatter.Read a story with a duckie.
Uncle Leonard's big hat.
Boats on a pond.
Ice skating.
Went on the roof of Leonard's apartment.
Donald Duck.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New York: American Museum of Natural History

Day one of my fun and exciting kid-free trip with Leonard. All I talked about was how Maggie loves this dinosaur, or John would love this restaurant. So here is a dinosaur filled blog post for Maggie to see what Mommy did today.
Blue Whale - largest living animal (also, Uncle Leonard!)
Sea Otter
Mr. Potato Head mask - interchangeable mouths
Leonard on the deck of the Enterprise... aka the gem and mineral room, designed in the 70s.
Easter Island statue
Mummified mammoth face and foreleg
Woolly Mammoth fossil
View from the turret
Sunset walk in Central Park

Friday, November 19, 2010

Toddler Hats

I realized a few weeks ago that Maggie had grown out of her winter hat. So, I called my sister-in-law's mom, dropped off some yarn, and she crocheted her one.
Yes, I know how to crochet. Basically, I didn't feel like it. Cost: under $3 for the yarn, and enough leftover to make another.And, I realized yesterday that Maggie grew out of her summer hat and needs one fore India. So, like a real woman, I popped by Jo-Ann and made her one.
I used a pattern from Sew Much Ado and enlarged it by adding 3/8" to the sides of each pattern and around the crown piece. It's a little big for Maggie, and I think it's too deep, but I didn't add anything to the depth. Oh well. I couldn't get the brim pattern piece to fit on 1/4 yard fabric and had to piece the brim together. I recommend getting 1/3 yard to give yourself some leeway. Cost: just over $3.
My model had a terrific time playing in the leaves. She picked out the dinosaur fabric and loves it. The hat is reversible. I don't usually care about "gender specific" stuff but this screamed BOY to me, so the blue will go on the outside. Odd that I tell you that with pictures of my girl all dressed in pink, but in my defense they're hand-me-downs.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For Reals

What's this?
Why, it's four passports with four visas to go with our four plane tickets.And four purple sticky notes. Just for fun.
We leave December 2.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Maggie Faces

After this first picture, she wanted to take more.
"Ome Eye"
I told her to make a silly face and got this.