Caleb and I made a lion today. I used various ideas from Pinterest as inspiration. We painted a plate yellow, sorted out tricolor pasta to make an orange mane, and glued on his face! It's such a cute product and we both enjoyed making him.


The Invention of Hugo Cabret

16. Read 50 books (31/50)

I just finished reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I had seen the movie after the Academy Awards. The movie was captivating, and several of my friends mentioned reading the book. I borrowed it from the library and was not sure what to expect! The book is over 500 pages, a graphic novel and from the children's section. Hmmm. I finished it in a little over an hour and was left with a MEH feeling. I felt the novel was rushed, and didn't include a lot of details. The graphics inside are beautiful and extremely detailed, but they didn't capture me as strongly as words. Perhaps watching the movie first ruined it for me. The movie was amazing, lots of detail, again just captivating. 

I guess my final piece of advice is, see the movie. :D 


Two Year Update

It's been two years since I started this blog.

Here is the link to my 1 year update. 

And here's what I've accomplished so far! 

  • 42 goals are completed
  • 9 goals are in progress
  • 50 goals are untouched
  • I have until January 2013 to complete my list.
A lot of things on my list should be easy to do, I just have to take the time to DO IT! Less than a year to go, I want to complete a bunch more! My brain is already bouncing around ideas for 101 goals, take two! :D 

Dino Toes!

83. Do 20 art projects with Caleb. (16/20) 

One rainy day last month, Caleb & I made dinosaur toes. I used this blog for our inspiration. This project was a big fat flop. We used paint instead of tissue paper. The paint barely covered the tissue boxes, then chipped off in big chunks all over the floor when it dried. Needless to say, they landed in the trash can when Caleb wasn't paying attention. But, we had fun making them and it's all about the process, not the product :)

Blueberry Belches

61. Have ten date nights (10/10) COMPLETE!

My parents surprised us on Friday by taking Caleb for the night. He got to swim at their hotel, go to the zoo and have a fun trip with Grandma.

Glen & I took advantage of our kid free evening to go see The Hunger Games! Woot! We both really enjoyed the novels, and the movie didn't disappoint. After the movie, we walked over to the Lynnwood Grill for their "Garbage Pizza" and a few beers. The beer special was Sweetwater Blue which is a light beer with a hint of blueberry. It was SO good. Glen didn't even mind when I belched in his face - it smelled like blueberries! BWAHAHA!

We finished the evening with a stroll through Target and snagged some clearance. Clothes shopping without a todder = priceless.