Friday, April 12, 2013

the wheels on the bus

Hi all, just got back from a morning field trip with Adam's preschool class (doubled up with the morning class as well - lemme tell ya - that's a whole lotta 4/5 year old right there!). We loaded the school bus and headed to the Firefighters Hall and Museum in Minneapolis. Most moms snapped up photos of their kids waving from the fire engine or sliding down the fireman's pole. Me, I got a photo of this guy. There is just something about mannequins, am I right? 

I've been on every side of kids' field trips in my time. I have worked somewhere where kids came for field trips. I have worked a job where I scheduled/arranged and went on field trips and I have been a mom on field trips with my boys. So, I have a fondness for this ritual and at the same time am always so glad when it's time to head home! I don't know how many more field trips are ahead for me but I suspect I'm on the last pages of this chapter so I want and need to soak up the experience while I still can. 

And while I do try to keep the focus of So September on my creative endeavors this kind of stuff is what I really spend most of my time doing. Field trips, laundry, helping with math homework, picking up, dropping off, laundry, dishes, arguing over bedtimes, play-dough, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, more laundry...you get the idea. It doesn't always make for good blog-fodder but it really what I am up to most days. Glamorous? No. Would I trade it? Absolutely not! 


Friday, April 5, 2013

book bits

Just sharing a neat little online find today for all you book lovers out there. I count myself as one of those and I thought this discovery was particularly delightful since I also count myself in the art/illustration lover group.

Take a peek at this collection of posters created by illustrators all over the world. Each one is a re-design of a book from the "The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time" published in The Observer in 2003. You might find some of your favorite reads and favorite artists - or discover new ones for both! (a portion of the sale price from the posters also goes to literacy programs) How cool is that?