Today the dinosaurs built a bungee jump with Inara’s slinky. The raptor gave it a very enthusiastic first try while the Spinosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus worked safety (with one of the pillows from the couch), and T-Rex and the other raptor cheered from the sidelines. They are pleased with their choice of activity as they were able to cheer Inara up (the poor thing had a negative reaction to her flu shot yesterday and has been throwing up like clockwork […]
One of the true joys (or headaches, depending on your point of view) of a new house is getting to create all of the fun elements that make it truly your own. One of these little touches that we’ve created in our place is our map wall. We put a map of the wall up on the wall of our den and then populated it with photos from our various trips linked to ribbons and pins showing where the photos […]
For those of you who follow the blog, you’ll know that holidays are pretty big in our house. As I was looking back over photos from the last while I realized I hadn’t shared anything from last Christmas (gingerbread and cookies galore), Easter (Ukrainian Easter eggs and a visit from the Easter Platypus – because bunnies don’t lay eggs), or Halloween (we do take our pumpkins seriously around here). So in no particular order, here are a few glimpses to […]
The dinosaurs decided to watch movies all day today, so they collected all of the Jurassic Park movies, the remote, and made themselves a big bowl of popcorn (complete with the butter and salt courtesy of Stegosaurus and Triceratops). Between Inara and the raptors the popcorn supply is already quite depleted.
About a year and a half ago we bought a new house – it was becoming quickly apparent that our old place was not designed to hold two full art studios, two adults, a dog and a rapidly growing toddler. Inara’s room in the new house came equipped with two closets – which, at the moment at least, is one more than she needs. Instead of turning it into storage, we decided it made much more sense to make her […]
The dinosaurs attempted to play a board game today. They may not have entirely grasped the concept, given that the Spinosaurus was eating the pieces; the T-Rex was stealing all of the counters; the Triceratops and Stegosaurus were essentially just bulldozing the board; and the raptors were taking each other out trying to lay down pieces – but they were definitely having a good time. Inara did try to set them straight but in the end she informed me that […]
For those of you who are long-time followers of the blog, you will know that between the time my daughter Inara was born and now my posting has been sporadic at best; something about managing a baby/chasing a toddler around taking up all my spare moments (and then some). Now that Inara is two-and-a-half I’m finally finding some time to get back to the blog. And I’m realizing that there are a few things that I would normally have shared […]
The dinosaurs took a break from their antics today to pay their respects for Remembrance Day. Obviously Inara doesn’t really understand the concept, but she did get that her dinosaurs were thinking about people who had gone away and she had us read her “In Flanders Fields” a few times, which is more than I expected at her age.