Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sneaky trick

I love onions.  A major confession I know.  But seriously,  I put them in just about everything.  The problem: little man 'doesn't' love them.  Well, he thinks he doesn't but has in fact eaten and enjoyed them many times without knowing when I bother to chop them so fine that he doesn't find them.  But that takes quite a bit of extra time and I'm kind of lazy when it comes to chopping things finely.

He is one of those children who is a stickler about foods not being mixed or touching and other such nonsense. But I discovered a sneaky trick the other day when we had something for dinner that had some larger pieces of herbs and spices in it.  Now, of course the little man noticed and wanted to know right away what the 'green things' were.  I told him they were spices and suddenly, magically, he didn't care about them and went ahead and ate it up! 

This got me to thinking what else I could hide in food by using the magic word 'spices'.  Well, I tried it on onions the other night with complete success!  We'll see how long I can continue to get away with this :)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Little man's party!

So it's been a week and I'm still recovering/cleaning up from the little man's 4th birthday party.  But I feel bad about delaying these pictures I promised any longer.  Here are a couple of snap shots from the set up:
We had a pirate theme!  I'm not sure anyone got the 'melon cannon ball' joke here.

Pirate ships set sail in the great jello sea! (pond?)

Aaakkk!  There's an octopus attacking the cake! 
Needless to say I hade a fun time putting the themed elements together here. 

In other news:  Brass Screw Confederacy is almost here!  I'm a vendor again this year on top of celebrating some birthday festivities of a dear friend.  And I get to check 'go to a masquerade ball' off my bucket list so that's exciting!  (More on that later with pictures and costumes!)

I've been using my hubby's extra home time this long weekend to get a little extra work done.  And now back to it! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

So it's the 16th again...

Apparently I've lost all concept of dates in my craziness lately because I completely didn't realize that it was the 16th today.  Oops!   But in replacement of what should have been today's post, I will instead have fun pictures of the little man's birthday cake in a couple of days.  (Oh my gosh he's almost four!!!) 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fantasy and Sci-fi and Music, oh my!

Hello!  Despite the gorgeous sunny weather here today, we decided to go to a museum.  The Experience Music Project (EMP) to be exact. (We went to a park afterwards and ate dinner outside so it's ok...) And we had a blast!  We actually didn't go there for the music today, instead we went for the Icons of Science Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, and the Art of Video Games exhibits.  All were wonderful but of course I loved all of the costumes included in the fantasy area.  So lets get onto some of the highlights!

These first three guys were in the Sci-fi section:
An Imperial Dalek!

The Man of Steel

Anubis soldier from Stargate.  Such incredible detail in this thing!

These next ones were all in the Fantasy exhibit:
A Winkie costume from the Wizard of Oz

The Cowardly lion (making my post title totally relevant!)

The Princess Bride, one of my favorite movies.

Look at that detail!  Just beautiful
Another favorite: The Goblin King himself, with little man's head peeking up in front.

I love details like this epaulette. You can't see it much in the movie but it's really cool.

After we went through the extra exhibits we went and noodled around in the music area for a while because, hey, we were already there.  Why not?

A little sound mixing. 
It just needs more!
This is getting a little picture heavy, but one more for ya.  On the drive up to Seattle the little man fell asleep while pouting.  This was the result:

Dawww,  look at that big pouty lip.

I love going to museums!  What are your favorite ones?