Saturday, May 12, 2007

This morning

This morning when I woke up at 5 am to get ready to go to market, I discovered I was alone in bed. I went downstairs and found my husband and my 2 yr old Jack asleep on the couch, one at each end. My husband was cuddling up with

buttonnose

Buttonnose, here. I wanted to take a picture of the scene, but it was still dark and I couldn't risk the flash...oh well...another awesome image lost.

It's not as bad as missing out on the greatest video I ever didn't take...Jack holding a little plastic cow in one hand and a little plastic rooster in the other. Saying "Moo....Cockadoodoo...Moo...Cockadoodoo...Moo...Cockadoodoo..."

I was going to post it on YouTube and call it "The Great Existential Debate". Woulda been great, huh?

Friday, May 11, 2007

books

after spending just about all winter listening to Inkspell 2 minutes at a time while falling asleep...i finally started listening to it while i worked and finished it up quickly. loved it, can't wait for the next sequel, since it ended in a cliffhanger.

now i'm listening to the long-conclusion to the "keys to the kingdom" series by garth nix...it's yummy...click to check it out on Amazon.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Leaves Orange, Chartreuse Green and Brown Set of 4 Placemats and Table Runner on Etsy

Tonight's Etsy listing for your viewing pleasure:



Riding the "Real" Thomas the Tank Engine

I can't believe I still haven't blogged about riding on Thomas the Tank Engine at Greenfield Village yet! Now that it's May and I'm setting up at the Farmer's Market three days a week, I am just...busy. So, here are some pictures, at least. We had a great time.

The Real Thomas!

I don't know if it was more fun riding Thomas or watching him go by later on. Here's me and Jack during the ride...yes, it rained...

me and Jack riding on Thomas the Tank Engine

There was a crazy line to get your picture taken with Thomas, during the few minutes while people were getting off and boarding. I took one look at that sad line of people being told "That's it folks, Thomas will be back in 23 minutes!", and decided we could just line Jack up and take our own picture of Jack and Thomas together.

Jack and Thomas

And of course, between my mom and me, we loaded up on the Thomas loot, which was really reasonably priced, to our surprise. If you think we got a lot of stuff, you should see all the stuff we didn't get!

our "Thomas" loot

That little blue thing is from the "injection-molded-plastic-souvenir-while-you-wait machine". That ate some of our money, grrr.

Then we spent the day walking around Greenfield Village. Jack especially liked the English barn from the 1600s...we spent a lot of time in there pretending we were bears in our cave.

It was a great day, and I hope we get to go back again next year. :)