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  1. 1,000 Word Wednesday

    April 20, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

  2. 1,000 Word Wednesday

    March 30, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

  3. Denver Art Museum

    March 27, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    This last weekend, Tim and I took Olivia to the Denver Art Museum. Being new to the area (read: we don’t have a plethora of babysitters), it is tough for us to find child friendly things to do that we, as adults, also enjoy. Tim had mentioned about a week ago that his company had passes to some of the museums in downtown Denver. Because getting to know Denver is also on my To Do list, I told him to check one out. He came home with a pass for the Art Museum, so Saturday morning off we went.

    I have been to a lot of museums, both here in the States and over in Europe. In terms of family friendliness, the Denver Art Museum is hands down the best I’ve been to. Sure, some museums have larger or better collections. Some museums are built entirely for children, but this is an ART museum. To me, that means a place that is a bit stodgy. At an art museum, you whisper and you definitely only look with your eyes. But, at the Denver Art Museum that is not the case at all. In addition to a great collection that includes famous names like Picasso, Monet, Matisse and Renoir as well as some fantastic Native American and Western Art, there are all kinds of nooks and crannies that allow kids and adults alike to get involved with the art they are viewing. Sometimes, this is a library where you can sit in cozy chairs and peruse art books. Other times, this is a dress up area where kids can try on chaps and cowboy hats and sit on a saddle. The DAM also provides free Family Backpacks and Art Tubes for check out that are chock full of art connected activities to keep the kiddos busy throughout the museum. And did I mention the place is stroller friendly? Awesome.

    Overall we had a great time. Tim and I got out of the house and did something that was reminiscent of our pre-parenting days. Olivia got out of the house and had her first trip to the museum. She really enjoyed looking at the different kinds of art and crawling around some of the kids’ play areas. We didn’t get to see everything, so we will definitely be back soon. If you are thinking about visiting the Denver area and are looking for a family friendly activity, don’t overlook the Denver Art Museum. If you live here already, get on over there this week during Spring Break because the kids get in free!

    Play dress up at the DAM

    For more pictures of our museum visit, click HERE.

  4. Weekend Reading

    March 25, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine

    Italian Pork Chops, Spaghetti al Limone and Roasted Asparagus

    This photo I took of our dinner the other night was chosen as the Fan Photo of the Week on Cook Country Magazine’s Facebook page. I was tickled. And then I was hungry.

    What I’m reading.

    Our weekend plans.

    This little girl is now 7 months old. She loves her Melissa and Doug blocks. I love that they are nontoxic.

    Have I told you how much I love March Madness? The Arizona-Duke game on Thursday night was so exciting. I remember being in Tucson in my last year of college in 1997 when the Cats won the whole thing. It was a lot like this.

    What Tim is reading.

    There is a lot going on in the world that needs our attention. Libya, Japan, and plenty of places right here in the US. The Sudan is another one of those places. We watched an amazing documentary on the refugees of the Sudan. Get it from Netflix.

    What Olivia is reading.

    Next week, there is a crafting retreat up the road in Boulder. It’s like camp for adults. Oh, how I wish I could go. Maybe next year.

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