Category Archives: Eleanor Stories

Family Date Night: Santa Monica Pier Part One

Posted by: Maggie

In the middle of Brian’s visit, he ditched us for the weekend to be in a friend’s wedding in San Francisco. So we thought we’d have a little fun without him and headed out to the Santa Monica Pier for a picnic dinner at sunset. Last time we were at the pier we arrived just as the carousel was closing, and Eleanor was very disappointed. So this time we made sure to arrive early enough to ride.

Beach photos up tomorrow!

Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles

Posted by: Maggie

While Brian was is town we wanted to entertain him a little. We figured he probably didn’t want to do what we normally do: sit on the couch and eat ice cream. So, we took him to one of our favorite places in L.A., the Natural History Museum. The museum has just opened their new Dinosaur Hall, and we had been waiting for Brian to visit to check it out. The Dinosaur exhibit at the museum had been closed for years with only this display in the entrance hall of the museum:

That’s Brian, being adorably scary. Now the exhibit is finally reopened in a gorgeous new display!

Okay, that’s not it, that’s just Josh and Eleanor enjoying the Discovery Center at the museum. Fun stuff if you like taxidermy.

Here are the Dinosaurs:

I wish I could tell you something more about the exhibit, but if you’ve ever been to a museum with a 3 year old you know that there’s no chance you can stand in one place to read about what you’re looking at for more than 30 seconds.

I now realize I should have grabbed a stranger to take a photo of all of us, but I had my nice camera and it’s always scary to hand your very expensive camera over to a stranger who 1) could walk off with it, and 2) can’t follow your instructions on how to take the photo anyway.

More adventures with Brian up soon!

My Favorite Posts of the Month – July 2011

Posted by: Maggie

In case you missed them! Here are my five favorite posts of this month!

Cranky Cooking – Summer Smoothies

Eleanorisms, Part One

Sharing My Crazy

30 by 30 – No.14 Finally Redecorate My Patio

Fabulous Friday: Perfect Pink Summer Nails

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