Monday, December 09, 2013
Q-ster got some new taekwondo badges at the last round of testing and Buster has outgrown his uniform and acquired a new one, so I've been sewing a lot of badges lately.
Most are nice and rectangular, like the ones above. However, the school decided to get fancy with their own badge. It's gorgeous.
But it's also shaped like this.
Next time I'm in the studio, I'm going to turn one of the kids uniforms inside out (like above) to show them how goofy it is to sew on the new school badge!
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
We took the boys to see the exhibit "Star Wars: Where Science Meets the Imagination."
We were definitely as excited as they were.
It was really cool to see the life sized landspeeder!
Of course, I have costumer habits, and couldn't help but take close up photos in case I need to recreate anything in the future.
None of Queen Amidala's fancy gowns were there, since it was a science-focused exhibit. I hope that some costume gallery puts together an exhibit, because I'd like to see those!
Princess Leia is my size.
Boarding the Millennium Falcon.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
We've been playing "Ticket to Ride," which is a great board game involving building train routes between cities. The original version covers the United States, and SwingDaddy got me the Nordic edition, which adds tunneling through mountains and building ferry routes in Northern Europe.
I drew a card requiring me to build a super long path, all the way from Copenhagen to Murmansk. I did it!
I took a picture to show my friend who lives above the Arctic Circle - I even got the tracks to reach his remote hometown.
And in totally unrelated entertainment news, Q-ster and I have been watching episodes of Mythbusters. Our recent favorite was the series of experiments they did to see what would happen if you threw a styrofoam cup of soda out the window while driving at highway speeds and it hit the windshield of a car coming in the opposite direction.
Sure enough, they got a slushie to crack the windshield! Messy and fun.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Buster got invited to a birthday party at that frightful place that is Chuck E. Cheese.
He had a great time and it was nice to see the other families. The birthday boys (brothers) were adorable.
I don't think you could pay me enough to go there again though.
All these games were fine, and I'm glad he spent a good 20 minutes climbing tunnels. The tough part was the noise level in the "rock star show" where the giant rat comes out and the employees have to sing along with it in increasingly strained perky voices.
Buster's favorite moment was spinning the wheel on the lottery game and getting 15 tickets. Trading them for a couple of packs of Sweet Tarts wasn't bad either.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
SwingDaddy and I, my sister and her husband had a night out at The Book of Mormon tonight. What a blast!
I saw it in New York with the original cast, sitting in a corner of the last row of the balcony, having snagged a ticket an hour before curtain time. This time, we had fourth row center seats in the orchestra, courtesy of a friend with season tickets who sold them to me at face value when a scheduling conflict came up.
The show is still crazily brilliant, full of profanity and I-can't-believe- they-said-that moments. We laughed so hard!
The creators are Robert Lopez (who won Tony awards for both this and Avenue Q) and the South Park guys, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Lopez has apparently written the music for the new Disney animation picture, Frozen. Looking forward to hearing that one.