Monday, February 28, 2011

We Need You Wide Awake

I heard about Agnes Obel on the lovely blog Black Eiffel. The songs and the videos just swept me away.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Excused Absence

I apologize for the long absence.
Life has been throwing me some crazy curveballs lately.
I've been doing my best to field them but a few of them have gotten me right between the eyes.
I'm hoping to get back on track and start blogging again.
Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Originals Now In The Shop!

Both of these charming gentlemen are now available as original papercuts in my shop!
Not only are they handsome, they are excellent company.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Harry Potter Fever

We are big fans of Harry Potter around here. O just started the series a few months ago and has been voraciously tearing through them ever since. I literally have to pry the book out of his hands at meal times.
So we were exceptionally thrilled when we got the chance to go to Universal Studios, while on vacation, and visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
It was so much fun!
Apart from the amazing shops, we had Butter Beer and Pumpkin juice.
The boys were each given a wand by their exceptionally generous grandmother.
O chose Sirius Black's.
H, who doesn't mess around, chose Voldemort's.
It really was amazing to see so many parts of the beloved books brought to life and the timing, for O, was just perfect.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lights Out

Tuesday night in the midst of the storm, right in the middle of dinner, our power went out.
Heavy ice and fallen branches had brought down power lines all over the city.
We finished our dinner by candlelight.
The boys played checkers by flashlight.
We told ghost stories and made shadow puppets on the ceiling.
It was all fun and games until we woke up the next morning.
The house was freezing cold.
We left to go hang out at the science museum all day while we waited for the power to come back on.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Encased in Ice

Another winter storm has swept over us with more to come. Everything outside is encased in a glittering layer of ice. The boys were off school today. We made cinnamon rolls and played Dread Pirate.
P.S. I just figured out how to make my pictures big on blogger. Hooray!
Was I the last person to learn how to do this?
P.P.S. More vacation pictures soon!