The January Upload

That moment when you work on a new blog post and have it mostly finished and then you press the wrong button and the whole thing is lost... So... Here I go again!


Aylin got to spend 3 Saturdays in January taking Art classes at Crystal Bridges Museum. The first week they learned about developing characters (she painted a Chef), the second week they learned about setting the scene (they colored their drawings using water and colored tissue paper), then finally they wrote a story (she wrote about a bear, it was a little terrifying actually). Then while Aylin was at the art classes mom got to enjoy exploring the museum, enjoy a cup of coffee, and then i discovered one of the museums best kept secrets - the library on the top floor overlooking the water and Eleven restaurant.

A few other things that happened in January:

Jeff & Teena had a weekend excursion with Jeff's company over at the Hard Rock Casino Hotel while the grandparents in Harrison kept Aylin and appropriately wore her out (and spoiled her).

Aylin had TACKY day at school, and may I say that she did that well...

Aylin lost tooth #5

We enjoyed some warmer than usual weather and as such enjoyed our walks home from school, occasionally accompanied by her buddy Stella.

We only had one minor snow (which sadly for Aylin did not produce enjoy snow either for a snow day from school, or enough snow to make a snowman).

Aylin at random decided to entertain me with her mad breakdancing/bridging skillz:

I had another video I wanted to share, but apparently because it is 3 minutes long it doesn't want to upload due to the size. So maybe another day I'll get it figured out and add it in... 

Fabulous February Snow Day #1 2.16.15

We're enjoying a fabulous February snow day, the first of the 2014-2015 school year. Aylin could hardly wait to get out into the snow. It was straight up 8am when she burst out the front door. Dressed with 2 pairs of leggings with a pair of knee high socks on top, and gloves that didn't stay on for very long. The squealing and giggling lasted pretty well the whole 30 minutes she spent out there. Then she had the bright idea to request a cup so she could fill it and make a Sno Cone. So once she warmed up enough in front of the fireplace she made a Sno Cone with her cup of snow and an apple juice box. To kill a bit of time and get my morning devotional in (that i usually wait to work on after she's off to school...) I turned her loose with craft supplies and she cut, glued, and glittered till her heart's content. Then, of course, the day called for grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch. So now we're settled in, enjoying a bit of down time watching Mary Poppins!

I hope everyone else is staying warm and cozy and enjoying a lazy day as well as you can! :)