Monday, December 29, 2008
Sadie received the Little People Nativity Set with not only the Manger, but included the Marketplace and 3 Wise Men with Traveling Caravan. The entire town of Bethlehem with camels, cows, sheep, sheepherders, merchants, wise men, Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus takes over the entire coffee table. And somehow a cow ended up where the angel should be. But Sadie has this fascination with gravity. You give her a cup of water, she turns it over to see what happens. You give her a baby Jesus and she hurls it across the room.
But right now our main concern is that she also has Noah's Ark. So now a lion, elephant and zebra are invading Bethlehem. By the time she gets to Sunday School, The Ark will invade Bethlehem after a Flood where the Whale ate Baby Jesus after snacking on Jonah. We've already messed up Easter for her.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Case in point, when Sadie had to go to the dermatologist because of a birthmark, the nurse was dumbfounded that Charlie arrived with Sadie's insurance card, information, and toddler in hand. She said to him, "Wow! The wife really made sure you have everything! Um, this is your daughter, correct?"
Uh, yeah. He didn't swipe some kid off the street, look at her, and say, "Wow. You need a trip to the dermatologist." He came up with all the insurance info on his own. And truth be told, I would have probably forgotten the whole appointment existed.
So, because my husband is so great... I thought I would ask him out on a date. Via blog.... 'cause we are super busy like that.
Oh, and if you like the t-shirt... you can get it here. For men or women...
Friday, December 12, 2008
I've worked in Washington, DC for the past 6 years. I can honestly say the motivation in the Federal Government is pretty low. The people at the Department of Interior have been depressed, the people at the non-profits are broke, and the people trying to make the world a better place just feel defeated. Now I'm worried all that momentum from the election is going to fade away. So, play the YouTube clip, find your inner mojo... and let's go clean out the jerks out of the government... (that means you, Blagojevich! Your name even sounds like someone just hurled.) Plus, I love that this clip included a little Newsies action. Awesome.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
This blog is a dad who works on these little pieces of art during his lunch break and then brings them home to his kids. Luckily, he actually shares them with us on his blog, Lunch Bag Art.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
But this has more Kermit, deleted scenes, and much better visual quality. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas turns 30 this year! The book was published in 1971 by Russell Hoban, and you can get his other otter books here.
Monday, December 1, 2008
This list was from the New York Times and you can see a great slide show here. It's also a nice visual break from your day. Ahhhhh.....
The Little Yellow Leaf ~ Written and illustrated by Carin Berger. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers. $16.99. (Ages 3 to 8)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Is it just me, or does the new Secretary of the Smithsonian look like the Captain of the Titanic? This is Secretary Wayne Clough (above). And this is Captain John Smith (below), the guy who went down with the famous ship. Reincarnation? Just wondering.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
He probably thinks I should take one of these. All I wanted was to declutter the house so we could put Christmas decorations up. However, I don't think my delivery was, well, nice.
I'm sure if I was drugged, I would have been much friendlier about it.
But really, I'm more of a swear my head off and give the finger kind of girl.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
On StumbleUpon.com and came across the website OneSentence.org. The point of the site is to tell a story in one sentence. So far my favorite is:
After I tricked my little brother into eating a Jalapeno pepper for the first time, I told him eating another one would cancel out the spiciness of the first.
This is a picture of my brothers last Christmas. I'm sure if the opportunity presented itself, Bryce would do this to Eric.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I've recently come across a museum while online located Amherst, Massachusetts that has me ready to hop in my car and head north. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has developed a collection of artwork that really should receive more recognition than it usually does. If you've heard Eric Carle's name before it's probably because of his classic (and a Sadiebug favorite) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, first published in 1969. Since then he has published over 40 children's books that are currently in print. The 40,000 square foot museum opened in 2002 and includes a library, art studio, exhibition space and an auditorium. The museum is very family friendly and definitely a great place to stop while on vacation in the Northeast.
The museum has highlighted artists such as the Spiderwick Chronicle's Tony DiTerlizzi (seen below) as well as family favorites Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems of Knuffle Bunny fame, and illustrator Dorothy Kunhardt who illustrated Pat the Bunny in 1940:
And you can also purchase exhibition catalogs and posters, as well as a multitude of other books, classroom supplies, and gifts. This is a great site to explore with their virtual tour and information for professional illustrators as well as visitors who just appreciate children's book art.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This one is: Mary GrandPré, “Olivia Opal in Rumplestiltskin,” 2001, from Once Upon a Fairy Tale by various authors (Viking Press). Pastel on paper. On loan from Irwin Terry and Bill Campbell.
Friday, November 14, 2008
It's been one of those days. And it makes me feel better. Just make sure the kids don't hear it. I warned you.
Basically, the warm Obama vibe has at least temporarily left Washington, DC. Everybody is back to being a jerk. Particularly the ones on the Metro. When you have locals, slow-pokes, tourists, type-A's, businessmen, sassy women with a lot of 'tude, and pompous blowhards all on the same train, ugly things are bound to happen. That is when I think of all these lovely words. Especially when the escalators don't function and I'm late for work.
Monday, November 10, 2008
The fact is, the military is far more complicated and infuriating than the media reports. It's full of problems and issues that are continually brushed under the carpet. I'm hoping that with this next administration, there will be more transparency to show the issues these soldiers face and how the federal government is responding to those needs. Military families are going through difficult times right now, and I hope those programs get the funding they rightfully deserve. On that note, Happy Veteran's Day.... and I hope you all enjoy this beautiful photo of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC from my friend Brent Tomerlin
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Why didn't they make this stuff when I was a kid? That's the Mighty World Search For The Lost Mummy Medium Theme Set! It comes with it's own archaeologists, mummy and everything you need for your own imaginary dig. The Mighty World also has Farmer's Market sets, a Florist Shop, a Special Operations unit, a Wilderness Camp set (which would go well with your Search for the Lost Mummy set.)
I'm such a dork.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I spent most of the morning doing nothing but Human Resources hoo-ha. Performance evaluations, leave slips, etc. That's right, nothing actually job related. I just want all you taxpayers to know that.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I thought it was a one time thing or maybe people thought I was just sorta chubby. But by the time I was 8 months pregnant, with my belly hanging over a young woman's face one day, I would have thought a lightbulb would have gone off in someone's, anyone's, head. When the train jolted, my belly almost knocked her in the forehead... but still, no offer.
About a week later I was being crammed by a large crowd into a train at Union Station. I was starting to get freaked out because I could tell I was losing my balance. So I yelled, "Stop pushing, I'm 8 months pregnant!" I swear it was like the parting of the Red Sea. Suddenly, no one wanted to be near me. It was as if I was leaking amniotic fluid at that very moment.
So here I am, almost 2 years later, thinking back to those rude moments. I keep thinking back to them because the other day I was reading a letter in the Express (the Washington Post's metro paper) about a guy who offered his seat to a lovely pregnant woman, who said she was fine but she would stand, thank you very much. But before the guy could sit back down, another person snatched the seat!
This, my friends, is Washington, DC.
And that's why I live in Baltimore.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
- The name will not be an alcoholic drink- So Bailey and Brandy were definitely out.
- The name will not be someone from the Real World or Road Rules challenge from MTV- As a result, Amaya, Cameron, Cory, Rachel, Ruthie, Robin, Kaia, Arissa, Brynne, Elka, Genesis, Montana and most definitely Trishelle... were all out.
The name will not be a season or month- Autumn, June, May, and April were therefore, out of the running.
After all that, we were walking through the mall one day and I said, "Sadie!" And Charlie agreed that we had never known a crazy wackjob Sadie, or a mean Sadie, and to be honest, neither of us knew anyone named Sadie. Then we had to find a nice middle name. This involved the "BLANK BLANK, cut that shit out!" test. Sadie Angelica rolled off the tongue easily.
So, Sadie Angelica was named.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Many of you have been following Sadie's blog for awhile now, but I thought it was time to have my own blog. Sadie is teaching me a lot about layouts and HTML and Blogger Gadgets. So I thought I would finally put them to use.
So, why Indiana Joynes and the Temple of Motherhood? I used to be an archaeologist. I hate saying "used to", but I was and now I'm not. After getting my Master's degree at the University of Chicago, I eventually got a job in a museum and worked with lots of books, old artifacts, and cool stuff that only history nerds enjoy. Then the stork paid me and my husband a visit, and now I'm a mom. Once that happened, my whole career went crazy, and I haven't quite gotten a grip on it yet.
So, here I am. Indiana Joynes and the Temple of Motherhood.