Thursday, October 08, 2015
When I happened upon this weird (and super-expensive) fruit at the market the other day, I had to splurge. Doesn't it look a little like one of Khaleesi's dragon eggs?
Anyway, it was very pretty and the flavor was super underwhelming. But look at how cute he is:
My favorite thing to give children is books. But maybe sometimes that's not their favorite thing to receive (I mean, I know kids love books, but they also want some shit to cuddle and play with, you know?). So I decided to start making dolls based on the books I was giving. I made up all the patterns except for the ballerina who came from a lovely pattern from Retro Mama.
Josh and I have always agreed that we wouldn't buy Disneyland annual passes. We wanted visits to Disney to be special events, like Christmas. And they were. But they were also SO EXPENSIVE. And SO MUCH PRESSURE to see and do everything. The day would start too early and eveyone would be tired and cranky at the end, but we couldn't leave because we spent $500 on this one day and we're squeezing every last drop of "fun" out of it, goddammit.
So one Thursday morning we said, "fuck it" and bought the passes. The next day, Josh & I picked Dash up after school and just started driving. We didn't tell him where we were going (he guessed eventually). We got there at 5pm, rode a few rides, ate some corn dogs and ice cream and then went home. It was awesome and amazing and no one cried and we're going back next month and then again and again and again whenever we want.
Monday, August 24, 2015
The last weekend before back-to-school (4th grade, seriously?) we hit up Street Food Cinema's outdoor showing of Dash's most favorite move of all time, The Sandlot. It was a gorgeous night and we gorged on delicious food truck grub. It was a lovely way to say goodbye to Summer.