7.26.2010

Scenes from The Weekend...




A weekend that starts off with a trip to the museum is a pretty good one in my book.

Audrey went to an art camp at the DMA last week (that she loved and that I was thoroughly jealous of, I'm not ashamed to admit...) so late Friday afternoon we went to see her "student exhibit" and a little performance by her class.

It was pretty great stuff I have to say, but the best part was what happened afterward... Audrey spent an hour eagerly leading us through the museum, with all the confidence of a child just having spent a full week exploring every corner of the space, showing us all her favorite works (complete with color commentary and little art history lessons). We visit the museum quite a bit, but this experience was a game changer for her. All the sudden the museum felt like "her place," she was an insider, "in the know"...

Which is exactly what I was hoping for.







The rest of the weekend was equally great -- we had some new friends (who we are pretty smitten with) over on Saturday for a big Thai spread, did a couple of little house projects (because there's nothing like having new friends over to jump-start a few dormant house projects), got in some swimming and a visit to Bryan's folks on Sunday and capped things off with dinner at lovely cousin Erin and boyfriend Ben's (involving some excellent "Mexican lasagna" that's definitely going into the repertoire).

All-in-all recharged (somewhat) and ready for a new week. Hope your weekend was fantastic.



Millie doing a little dance before our dinner guests arrive. Millie's all about the little happy dance of late...

one of the little projects -- I finally hung the "gallery wall" over the dresser in the guest room (that we've been meaning to do forever...)

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

haven't read your post yet, just skimmed through the pictures as i always do first ;) i am enthralled by, of all things, your bookcase... it looks so beautiful!

style'n said...

Love the art and the bookcase (that is great art too!)

Ana Degenaar said...

Sounds like Audrey had a ton of fun, I love what she's wearing I could evev wear that myself, haha.
Love this!

stephanie said...

how fun!! there is a spot in the museum between africa and the contemporary stuff, where you walk up the steps and there are some pollack paintings right in front of you, that's my FAVORITE spot! i can't remember what the painting is to the right of the pollack, but it's black and white and just gorgeous. how cool that she feel so at home at the museum :)

Janette said...

I love seeing photos of your home! It is stunning. I wouldn't mind seeing more. :)

Torrie said...

I love that Audrey was so inspired to "recycle her knowledge" (what we used to call this process at Starbucks) of the art within the museum. I love when this happens; kinda like a little [silent] symphony:).

And Mmmmmmmm- Mexican lasagna?? Can't wait for the recipe! (hint, hint)

Chaucee said...

Sounds like a great weekend! And I love those twirl pictures :D

tammy said...

i'd love to get audrey's take on all the art. much more entertaining than an audio recording via headphones i'm sure!

Kim in the Cove said...

Love the book case - never seen this view of your house before. Oh, and don't think I missed the Barack Obama pillow. That is AWESOME!!! =:)

redmenace said...

I want a gallery wall and a little girl dressed up in pink who dances around in front of it! So sweet!

Anonymous said...

it it legal to photograph museums like you did? just curious.

Joslyn said...

anon -- great question.

you should always ask permission first, but usually you are only restricted from taking photos of special exhibits.

Most museums allows photographs of the permanent collection and the public spaces as long as you don't use a tripod or a flash.