Tuesday, March 16, 2010

our youngest author and illustrator

Owen decided to publish a book today. Mom helped him staple some blank sheets together and he spent much of the afternoon filling the pages with wonderful drawings.

The author signs his name on the cover...

...and works on a drawing of a volcano.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

lollipop 2010

Today the whole family attended the 47th Annual Lollipop Concert. This year's program was called, "Wild Things! Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!" The performance featured music from The Carnival of the Animals, Jurassic Park, King Kong, The Lion King, and more! Pre-concert activities were provided by the Great Lakes Aquarium, Animal Allies, Lake Superior Zoo, Hartley Nature Center, and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

the edge

Logan attended a birthday party at the Edge Waterpark this afternoon. This place is awesome. A few of the highlights include multiple 4.5 story water slides, a huge bucket that dumps 300 gallons of water every few minutes, a vortex pool, and a 400 foot long indoor river. The kids had pizza for lunch and finished the day playing video games in the arcade.

Friday, March 5, 2010

dsso rehearsal

Logan and Tony attended a rehearsal of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra this evening. They were treated to a tour of the backstage area and were fascinated by the elaborate mechanisms that control all of the curtains and backdrops. After the tour, they were introduced to the conductor who explained the history of the piece they would be performing and talked to the kids about music. All in all, it was a very fun night.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

yarn show-and-tell

These two skeins of yarn are from Morocco, a gift from a friend who just returned from a trip. They are naturally dyed and smell wonderfully of spice, incense, smoke, and soap. I'm not sure what to do with them yet; they are cut into long lengths, rather than one continuous hank, and are a bit coarse. A weaving project maybe?

moroccan yarn

This is the latest completed spinning project: three hanks of 2 ply, light worsted weight or so, approximately 575 yards total. It's quite soft (Corriedale) and I'm pleased with the overall consistency.

corriedale 2 ply handspun

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


HIPY HAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY to the best daddy and husband!

(Tony is modeling a hat knit by Tracy and an awesome shirt screenprinted by Bullseye)