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Momma and Daddy do fun stuff too

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

While Lucy is growing and changing and learning, we are too!

I learned to sew:
check out that hat


matching pj pants (you should see the ones I made for Eben!)

Which means shopping at fabric shops:

with very patient family members….

And Eben is getting closer to his New Year’s Goal of making something in his shop

First you need an anvil

Then you need inspiration

Then you just need to figure out how to get the gas home to make it all happen!

It’s important to us that Lucy see us learning new things, making new things, and truly enjoying the things we do just for ourselves. It warms my heart each time she exclaims: “Momma made for Lucy.” And lately she’s picked up our habit of thanking one another for making dinner each night “Thank you Momma for making dinder for us.” You’re so very welcome Lucy.

Friends! (and pumpkins)

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

What a lovely weekend we had!  Our good friend Xiang Lan came out to visit us and spend some quality time with Miss Lucy.  She had a long drive each way, and we really appreciate that she came so far just to visit us!


On Saturday we took Xiangy on an eating tour of Pittsburgh – Coca Cafe (of course) for breakfast and a late lunch at a new place for all of us – Point Brugge.  Eben and I were quite pleased to discover Point Brugge (and by discover, I mean visit the place that lots of people [ahem, Jess, ahem] had been telling us to go to) – we had yummy mussels, perfect french fries, great cheeses, and a lovely Mediterranean platter.


We also took a trip out to get pumpkins at Soergel Orchards – we got LOTS of pumpkins.  Lucy was a good sport and didn’t seem to mind too too much that we took her away from home for the whole day. The above pics and many more have been appended to the Goose-toberfest Flickr set.

Saturday evening we began our pumpkin preparations.  We gutted 5 pumpkins and roasted seeds.  Xiangy and Eben set to work on their jack-o-lanterns.  Turns out we are serious pumpkin carvers!  Eben took on a timely design from and Xiangy rose to the challenge and completed the “Spelling Tree” design.



On Sunday, we had a whole group of pumpkin carvers join us for arts and crafts time at the Myers’ house.  We have some seriously talented friends – check out their work!







I did my part too – can you tell who we’re voting for on November 4th?



Lucy and her friend Auden were certainly the centers of attention and they made friends all around.


It was a very lovely weekend.

PS: Proof of the toof.


It’s that white thing on her lower gum.

Carnegie International

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Ready for the Carnegie

Last night, we got dressed up and went out to the opening of the Carnegie International. It was a fun way to spend an evening, though maybe a little late for us these days. Ranjani Shettar’s Just a bit more was probably our favorite, though Thomas Hirschhorn’s Cavemanman was pretty cool too. Oh yeah, and Mike Kelley’s Kandor 17 was great, as was Ryan Gander’s A sheet of paper on which I was about to draw, as it slipped from my table and fell to the floor. All in all, a fun night!

Such culture in utero!