Da Vinci, Shopping and KARYN! YAY

The weekend tends to be a bit more stressful lately. This morning was no exception. Trinity was up off and on most off the night – she has cut two upper molars at the same time and they are taking their time to come down fully. So two tired grown ups… and Emanuel had a 9 am appointment at the heart murmur clinic. Ken and Emanuel headed out and I put the other 3 in the tub for 30 min of splashing and play. Emanuel made it through his tests and the specialist determined that they could close his file. Talk about a relief! Ken took pictures for me with Gavin’s camera.

At the Murmur Clinic

At the Murmur Clinic

Bathtime this morning was quite a lot of fun and freed me up to sit in the bathroom and call my friend Bree in Minnesota (thank goodness for Shaw and unlimited long distance!). While I have no interest in moving to Minnesota permanently it is people like Bree that make going back for visits VERY tempting. She is baby Quinn’s mom (Trinity’s almost birthday buddy) and a very treasured friend. Funny how sometimes the person who understands you and the moment you are living through is often NOT the person who lives near by. Isn’t the internet amazing??

Thank goodness Trinity’s bump and bruise are much better today. Poor little thing though she is acting like it never happened! Children are so fearless – all the better to scare years off Mommy and Daddy’s life. The joys of our baby becoming a big girl I guess.

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

Karyn and I did make it to the daVinci exhibit. It was AMAZING! We got to see a replica of the Mona Lisa and a whole bunch about how it has been altered over the years.

Da Vinci!!!

Da Vinci!!!

Giant Mona Lisa

Giant Mona Lisa

Information About the Replica

Information About the Replica

Replica Front

Replica Front

Replica Back

Replica Back

Full Spectrum Pictures

Full Spectrum Pictures

I Was There!

I Was There!

There was a ton of his inventions made up with some you could handle and some not.

Portable Piano

Portable Piano

As Found in His Notations

As Found in His Notations

He Also Came Up With the Double Hulled Boat!

He Also Came Up With the Double Hulled Boat!

They had what we figured were replicas of his actual pages in book form.

Reproduction We Assume (due to lack of further than glass case security)

Reproduction We Assume (due to lack of further than glass case security)

And his anatomical drawings. Which are amazingly detailed and actually rather beautiful to look at.

Anatomical Drawings

Anatomical Drawings

The Last Supper was featured as well.

Canvas on Wall

Canvas on Wall

All in all it was worth the 14.00 to go! I have always loved the Mona Lisa and my mom has cross stitched  me the Last Supper on a lovely piece of linen (I will try and post a picture tomorrow of it!). Immersing myself in his art and inventions was absolutely terrific. Brought back memories of Art History class.

After da Vinci we headed to the other areas to check out the displays.

Scientific!

Scientific!

Esther Made it There Too... In Spirit er Shawl

Esther Made it There Too... In Spirit er Shawl

After we had our fill of the Science Center we went on to THE MALL and promptly lost track of time! I took my 10.00 from the money I was told to SPEND ON MYSELF by a good friend and finally got my Gintama book! Volume 13, the only manga I am actively collecting still as it is only put out once every 2 months and I am completely up to date! Mmmm Gintoki… I LOVE LOVE LOVE¬† this series and totally love the anime as well… Ken downloads the new episodes for me when they come out! BLISS!

GINTAMA *squee*

GINTAMA *squee*

We also went to the Body Shop where Karyn surprised me with a treat – I was completely out of my favourite shower gel – and as she was picking up a couple for herself she grabbed me one too! THANK YOU!!! I LOVE this scent – I have the perfume but as I am still breastfeeding don’t wear it. Neroli Jasmin. So purty!

Thank You Thank You!

Thank You Thank You!

We stopped in at Chapters to look at books – so many wonderful kids’ books – I think I am going to have to take another trip to the library very soon, and then to a clothing store to have Karyn try on some outfits – she got a white cardigan and of course Sephora. When I have some spare cash (a tidy sum so to speak) I am so going back there and having Karyn help me pick out some AMAZING eyeshadow etc so I can learn how to really pretty myself up! So many options there!

We completely lost track of time – we left here at 4 and got home at almost 8! What a great afternoon/evening AND Karyn is staying the night! So spoiled I am! And I even made two trays of apple leather and one batch of applesauce! Granted I SHOULD have made two batches and now have to do AT LEAST two tomorrow… but my afternoon of leisure was so worth it!

The Next Time You Feel Like Your Day Was HORRID - Could Be WORSE! (The Mall parking lot)

The Next Time You Feel Like Your Day Was HORRID - Could Be WORSE! (The Mall parking lot)



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