And here's Liv two years ago.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Olivia loves books - I frequent the library every 3 weeks for her (and me). There has been a noticeable trend in her tastes - less princess, more mischief. If it involves scheming and unique characters, she's in. Her most favorite two are Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall and Wizzil by William Steig. Going off of those books, we've branched into others they have written with much delight. These books are as fun for me as they are for her.
I just came across this book: The Clock Without a Face by Gus Twintig. On the McSweeney's Store website, the description is this:
We’ve buried 12 emerald-studded numbers—each handmade and one of a kind—in 12 holes across the United States. These treasures will belong to whoever digs them up first. The question: Where to dig? The only path to the answer: Solve the riddles of The Clock Without a Face!
Olivia might be too young for this, but what a fantastic idea for an older child!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Today Cool Globes opened its 10th exhibit. The globes are on display along Lake Geneva through the summer. I wish I could have gone, but I'm not so sure this 27 weeks pregnant gal is up for that kind of travel. Up next is Marseille, France in June, with this fall bringing the potential for both Rio de Janeiro and Cancun exhibits.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
We opened our 9th Cool Globes exhibit yesterday in Vancouver. Some of the globes were lucky enough to have been on display during the Olympics, and saw an upwards of 40,000 visitors per day due to their close proximity to the Olympic Village. The opening went well, and it's always inspiring to see the school children's energy and interest in the globes.
Although I was only gone for basically 24 hours, it sure felt nice to come home. Especially to this cute sign, and Steve and Liv's cute faces. Speaking of faces it is near impossible to capture Liv on camera lately. I told her I was taking a picture of the sign, not her.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Yesterday Olivia told me her Hello Kitty wallet was missing. "I have an idea who took it - his name begins with an em...mett." This is a trend, as of late. Blame it on the baby! He can't defend himself!
What Olivia doesn't realize is that before too long, Emmett will be walking, and talking, and will no longer be an innocent pawn in her blame game.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mrs Durkin on vacation + a gorgeous spring day = a picnic in the park with my girl.Also included was my intent to tire her out so that I could work while she napped. After our picnic, we headed to the playground where all of her preschool pals were playing. Now here's to hoping she actually naps...
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Liv and I were talking about dressing up, and she asked me if I could dress up like a princess. And then she said: "wait, do you even *have* a princess dress?" I said no, I didn't. Her response: "well, you could wear your wedding dress, or the grey dress from Laura's wedding."
A few minutes later, I asked Olivia to laugh her "new" laugh for us, which is mostly like an adult chuckle, and really never fails to delight. She said "sorry, I can't. I'm done with it, I threw it out"
Monday, April 5, 2010
This morning, while eating breakfast, Olivia said: "I thought to myself, I wonder if it's going to be a nice day." What struck me as cute was her use of "myself" and the fact that she was thinking ahead about the weather. A bit later, I was getting her dressed for Durkins and she turned to me and said: "Do you know how much I love you?" So, so sweet.