finley's fine printing

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For career dressup day at preschool, Finley decided he wanted to be a "printer man" so that he could print mommy's magazines. (Most likely inspired by this video that we watched again recently.) We headed to the thrift store to find the right ball cap and blue shirt and then I made these pretend embroidered name tags on the computer and printed them out as stickers. My little printer man is ready for the job!

four

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Four years old already!

heart factory

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Finley and I endeavoured to make twenty or so Valentines for his classmates.

Finley and I endeavoured to make twenty or so Valentines for his classmates.

I cut a heart out of a piece of cardboard that we used as a stencil.

I cut a heart out of a piece of cardboard that we used as a stencil.

Finley did most of them, but ran out of stencil steam by about 15 cards in... I was happy to do the rest.

Finley did most of them, but ran out of stencil steam by about 15 cards in... I was happy to do the rest.

After letting the paint dry for a while, we revisited the project with another fun activity: rubber stamping! This day-long card-making project turned out great and we were all proud of Finley's effort and concentration.

After letting the paint dry for a while, we revisited the project with another fun activity: rubber stamping! This day-long card-making project turned out great and we were all proud of Finley's effort and concentration.

New Year's Day

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Children's Museum of the Arts

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two bigfoots spotted in NYC! 

two bigfoots spotted in NYC! 

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We spent some time at the Children's Museum of the Arts. It was a great facility with lots of hands-on creative things to do. Plus their current bird-themed art exhibition  is excellent.

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MOMA/Lego

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The "Lego" pattern artwork at MOMA.

The "Lego" pattern artwork at MOMA.

The big apple and the Lego store.

The big apple and the Lego store.

Excited about looking down at the street from a MOMA window.

Excited about looking down at the street from a MOMA window.

NYC

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owl, pirate

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It is hard to believe that this was the third year he wore his owl costume! And to pre-kindergarten's Hallowe'en party no less.

It is hard to believe that this was the third year he wore his owl costume! And to pre-kindergarten's Hallowe'en party no less.

For actual trick or treating, he was the nicest pirate.

For actual trick or treating, he was the nicest pirate.

Glen made the hat, the rest was thrifted. Striped pajama bottoms for the leggings.

Glen made the hat, the rest was thrifted. Striped pajama bottoms for the leggings.

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arrrrhg!

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typewriter repairman

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leaves

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glitter

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Railway Days Heritage Park 2013

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bubbles

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my little typesetter

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My little guy is suddenly three. (Can you believe that this is how he first appeared? And at one year old. And two.) It has been three wonderful years!

Each year I've made some sort of number with which I photograph Finley. This year I had wanted to finish a quilt, but since our basement flooded last November I haven't set up my sewing room and that quilt remains in limbo. Besides, he always kicks his blankets off the bed anyway! So this year's prop was quick and easy—a gigantic cardboard number that he helped paint orange... a proved to be much more fun.

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pom pom

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I'm not immune to the pom pom craze that is sweeping Pinterest. So I made this garland that will look nice through Christmas and into the new year.

my little artist

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MillerGoodman wood sculptures and toys, more posted on the main blog.

MillerGoodman wood sculptures and toys, more posted on the main blog.

just a saturday

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