Wednesday, January 4, 2012

what we did

we stood on snowflakes in new york city,

took in the windows,

and got all sugared up

at dylan's candy bar.

we landed in the the Material Lab

at MoMA

where we played with paper and crayons,

fiddled around with the light table,

and stepped on textures.

we took a trip to my brother in law's bakery in Philadelphia

and took home our weight in delicious goods.

we found the delightful blast art gallery

in teaneck

and bought stuff so they wouldn't have to move it.

we took a break from the homework monster,

went back to PA and met jan (yay)! in a cafe with a wishing window,

hauled it to the town of hershey for a sundae,

hoisted ourselves up culp's hill tower for a beautiful view of gettysburg,

stood on the soil where Lincoln gave his address

and then we climbed on the battlefields.

we hit the panic bar a few times (still haven't found a house),

painted little watercolor squares to enliven the overly wickered apartment,

and doodled up the first packages of 2012 :)

p.s. also managed not to get one parking ticket during the entire break.


Karen D said...

sounds like lots of good stuff..


Lisa Gonzalez said...

Wowza! You are busy bees. I love seeing pics of your adventures! Your girls are so cute.

Happy 2012, Aim!

Buffalo Lucy said...

Oh how fun!! What a great winter break. I bet the girls are loving all the "new." miss you! Xo

bohemiannie! art said...

Totally wonderful pictures of all the very cool stuff you got to do! Um...any left over baked goods you can send my way?

Lisa said...

How very very fun! I love those a mini-vacation for moi.

Sadee Schilling said...

Love love LOVE all your photos! Your packages are beautiful too!

rachel awes said...

you are a dream mama
(+ friend) xox

sooz weissberg said...

Gulp ... the battlefield makes me think.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE your happy doodle packages. Are those chalkboard markers?

ANd oh wow, the bakery goodies literally made me drool.

Beth said...

Aimee - what a wonderful time you and your family had! so happy that you shared the wonderful photos.
Try not to panic - your house will be discovered - it gets so slow around the Holidays but then starts getting ramped up again within a week or so after the New Year. You are such a great mom and a fabulous new friend and neighbor :)

la ninja said...

coffee? hom much coffee? no coffee in sight.

Jane said...

Sounds like a lovely break! I know your house is there waiting for you. We just bought a house and I was thinking for the longest time that it would take forever to find. Happy to see that you were near me in Philadelphia!

Happy cold weather!!

painted fish studio said...

how fun! :)

Andria said...

Wow! What great excursions you have enjoyed! What is the name of your brother-in-law's bakery?? (I live in the suburbs of Philly, and would love to stop in next time I'm in town!) Your girls are adorable!

Asiye Ivedi said...

sounds like a fab time!

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

It was the absolute highlight of my holiday break to meet you and your sweet-n-silly girls!! Thank you so much for making a detour my way!!!!! xo Jan

cath c said...

can i just use yours as an excuse not to post the mayhem we made? :)

Pointy Pix said...

i love getting to see all these wonderful sites vicariously through your beautiful family's adventures! happy new year.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Glad to see you are having fun exploring your new stomping grounds on the East Coast. Hope 2012 brings you even more wonderful adventures, lots of creative moments, and the perfect (or near perfect) place to call home. Happy New Year!

San said...

Dear Aimee
First of all, forgive my bad english! I'd like to say that I love your blog and your art. I don't comment often because is quite dificult for me to write in english, I feel ashame of my mistakes.
I'm a beginner on art journal and don't consider myself an artist, tks God I'm a better doctor than an artist! Anyway, I've been playing with art journal and felt so inspired by one of your posts that decided to try myself. I've uploaded a photo at tumblr.
Again thank you a lot!

Pattyskypants said...

If I had a BIL who owned a bakery, there is no door through which I would fit. LOL

kae pea said...

will you adopt me?

S.E.Minegar said...

chocolate waterfalls and bakeries!

all of my dreams came true in this post! he-he!


Cindy said...

chocolate fondue for me, please. looks awesome and i love those flowery shoes. enjoy your weekend!

Marcie said...

What great colorful fun!!!

Paper Squid said...

You guys looked like you had a great time. I also really loooove your packaging and those 2012 stickers. I would definitely keep those, so cute!
Happy 2012 :)

greenthumb said...

Looks like you all had so much fun.

soulbrush said...

Love love all the pics, specially the girls, they are both gorgeous little angels. Give them a kiss from Grandie Joss in London please.

lori vliegen said...

looks like you had a great time!! how could anything that involves chocolate sundaes, some freshly baked croissants, and a few hits on the panic bar be bad?!!

happy 2012, dear friend!! xox

jane said...

wait a second! brother in law has a bakery!?! and i´m just finding out now? :)

Beka*B said...

Love the doodled labels. A question, and forgive me if this is silly, but do you do each one by hand, or make prints? Do you gocco, screenprint or 'puter-print? I just got a screenprint kit for Xmas and am thinking of using it to make my punklings party invites next month. Was just wondering about your labels. Thank you :)

AG Ambroult said...

I want to be your kids, so you can take me on crazy cool adventures often.

Shawn said...

I found your blog via Pinterest today ... love it, particularly this post as I've been considering a trip to NYC with my little girls for the very first time. It doesn't have to be all fancy -- just going is the adventure and your post confirms that for me. Thanks for the creative injection today!!