A Busy Birthday Week

My little girl turned four this week, and all the birthday activities have made for a quiet blog.  In addition to going to the Holidazzle parade and having a small party with some of her friends, we also made use of our brand new Walker Art Center membership (Thanks, Mom!) to go to Arty Pants this week.  Ladybug explored movement with a dance instructor (who did a great job with a group of preschoolers, btw) and the way we can see evidence of previous movement in the art lab.



Happy birthday, Ladybug! :)

Along the way….

As we walked around Uptown after the HandmadeMN Market on Saturday, we saw this Little Free Library in front of the Soo Visual Arts Center.  Read more about it here.

We also stopped in at the open house at Intermedia Arts, which featured youth created art of all varieties.  So nice to have these great organizations in the neighborhood!

Cutest temporary tattoos I’ve seen yet

Ladybug came home from a weekend at Grandma & Abuela’s house bearing gifts.  One of said gifts was a pack of Animal Hands temporary tattoos.  So cute!  They have robots and monsters too!

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Wordless Wednesday: Haley Bonar at the Walker



Haley Bonar played at the Walker Art Center instead of Loring Park for Music and Movies in the Park due to weather, which was a shame since by that point in the day, it was quite lovely outside.  Nonetheless, Ms. Bonar played a great set.  She looked so cute on stage with her baby bump!

And yes, it was my little one who started singing along to “Kid October” and got a laugh from the crowd.  :)




Almost Wordless Wednesday: Reptile Edition

We went to the Minneapolis Central Library this weekend to see some reptiles courtesy of the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Owatonna.  Here are some memorable moments:

Ladybug wasn’t afraid of any of the animals.  She got to pet that python pictured above as well as the tortoise.  It was a great time.  I’ll have to get Nic Bishop’s Lizards from the library next time.  I bet she’d love it! :)