We went to the Institute of Contemporary Art this morning. I love going there with my boys. Oliver really enjoys it and today he got his own sketch pad and man did I melt when he would sit down and "draw" what he saw.
Heading up to the galleries.
Could he be any cuter?
I mean really?!
Entranced by the video art.
Watching the boats.
Really cheeky...clearly I was not amused.
But still adore him.
Makes mama proud.
Down we go.
We headed to a cute new restaurant across the street for lunch.
Loving his o.j. In a fancy glass.
Flatbread with figs and goat cheese.
Here we go! The final countdown to the big finale! My last gift guide is for the first thing that get peeked into on Christmas morning, the stocking. Sometimes left to the last minute pharmacy run to fill with silly toys and candy, so why not try to fill it with some unique items this year.
tiny studs from Elephantine. I own these and adore them. they are teeny and go with everything and add just a small bit of unassuming sparkle to your lobes.
candy cane shoelaces. we all have sneakers or boots with laces so why not jazz up a pair with some festive candy cane laces.
Peppermint Joe Joe's. ummm, chocolate cookie dipped in dark chocolate with peppermint bits sprinkled all over. perfection.
EOS lip balm. these are the best lip balms and the the twist top keeps it safe in your bag or car.
Kikkerland survival tool. Everything you need for "survival" including the ever necessary bottle opener.
So there you have it! The last hurrah before the big event. Enjoy the time with family and friends, i know we will.
When we went out west this past summer we were in Portland, OR for a beautiful wedding. I sure do love that town and my delightful husband let me go out meandering one day while Oliver napped at the hotel. I stopped into some cute shops and ended up purchasing a lovely little clutch (see last picture) that incorporated a vintage piece of a Pendleton blanket. The clutch was designed by nan-made objects. Since then I have followed her online and she had been picked up to design for Patagonia but you can still find some inventory on her Etsy site. So get an orignal piece before they get supremely popular!
Look at all of the beautiful colors!
My own from Portland, OR
Super cool, bundled up and ready to go find our Christmas tree!
Over the weekend we ticked a lot of holiday must do's off. We quested and cut down our own Christmas tree, we met with Santa and we decorated our house for the impending holiday. Pretty much before and after any nap or bedtime Oliver asks if Santa is coming. And upon the disappointment that it is not in fact christmas he bemoans and questions eagerly, "why is Santa taking so long to get here?!". It is pretty adorable how invested he is this year and it makes me that much more excited for his jubilation come christmas morning. Below you will see some snaps from out tree cutting excursion as well as our other activities.
Documenting the day just like mama.
Found it! Now get to work. Oliver was eager to help.
Ok, jut call me Sherpa. At this point Oliver demanded to be carried so that left me with the camera, the tree, and the saw. Great.
No tears this year!
Mr. Bedhead helping with the lights.
All done. Now it is starting to feel festive round here.
At sing-a-long. Engaged.
At sing-a-long. Cheeky.
At sing-a-long. Snuggly.
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