Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday's (more than) Seven Snapshots vol.58

Sometimes, I have difficulty picking seven snaps for this weekly post; other times, I realize I only took seven pictures of Astro all week.  Today, I have more than seven.  Whatevs.  My blog.  My rules.
We had ourselves a four day weekend, so Sunday night, my guy, the boy, and I loaded up in the car and watched Goosebumps at the drive-in.

On Monday, we went to the Powerhouse Museum specifically to see The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, an entire exhibit of artwork made of legos by Nathan Sawaya.  (I highly recommend if there is one of his exhibits in your area, you go see it!)

Kid approved.  Adult approved.  What more could you want?

The exhibit exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds and laps.
At the entry, I asked Liam who his favourite DC superhero is.  He said "The Flash".  (It changes regularly.)

Not too shabby of a pic for an iphone5.  That's how amazing these pieces of art are.

I enjoyed every detail from the bubbles in the bath to the bubbles on the wall.

I'd wear this dress.

The lights and details of the pieces of lego flying off the cape all added to the artwork.  Not sure why the "S" on his chest looks all wonky.  It looked good in person.

Since we were there, we checked out the other museum exhibits.  The boy enjoyed sampling the electricity in his body with this display.

I enjoyed Satine's necklace (Nicole Kidman's character from Moulin Rouge).

Moving on, we had lunch at Surly's - a restaurant who claims to be all about "American BBQ and beer".  I had the Philly Cheezesteak.

And, I introduced the boy to chile con queso (which is the best I've had in Australia; more like the kind you get at Chili's in America).

Stuffed & miserable or stuffed & happy?  You be the judge.

Monday night...a migraine hit.  I spent the next two and a half days in bed, lights out, no reading, no tv, mostly with a wet black towel over my face.  But, I got visits from my bff.  He had no problem spending two and a half days in bed with his mama.

The rest of the week?  Pretty normal.  Except let me tell you what's going on here.  Due to four day weekend and migraines, I was behind on household chores.  I changed the kitty litter as soon as I was up out of bed again.  The boys were so happy for a fresh place to poop that they got in the tray together.  Didn't even let me put the lid on and put it in its place in the laundry room.  Were they holding it?  Is this bonding?  No idea.  Weirdos.
Hope you are enjoying your last weekend of the first month of 2016!


  1. Weirdos. Hilarious! Glad you are on the mend and feeling better!

  2. That lego exhibit looks soooo cool!

    Glad you're feeling better, that's one heck of a migraine!

  3. The Lego exhibit looks like a lot of fun and very cool indeed. Neil has a little doppelgänger in the making. His boy is his little mini-me, eh? I even find more so these last few months than ever.

    I love that you had a loyal little man with you while you were under the weather. Good boy, Astro. The boys in the litter together reminds me of a house I goto and there's 5 cats, with two being almost 2 now, or close to it. One of the youngest, when she was a kitten, would be all up my ass when I was cleaning them out, literally getting in them as is be scooping litter out, that or she'd wait for one of them to be cleaned and then Immediately, into the clean one she jumped. Hilarious. ;)

  4. I LOVE the Lego creations, I am taking K to a Lego convention in February and we are over the moon excited!

    I would say one is stuffed and miserable and one is stuffed and happy, either way they look very much alike. :)

  5. haha look at those boys. your man and his mini me. and legos are the best!! that exhibit looks so fun!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. I've been dying to go to an actual drive-in movie! It just looks like so much fun! I loved all of your pictures of the DC exhibit! I still can't believe that it was all made out of legos! Also, I love the movie Moulin Rouge so much, that I think I would have died to see that necklace in real life. Glad you're on the mend again after that horrible migrane! I've never had one, but I know that I definitely don't want to have one ever!

  7. We went to see The Art of the Brick in Zurich, but I didn't realise there were also themed versions of it! The one we saw was just everything. DC Comic version sounds so fun!

  8. Those Lego exhibits are fantastic!! Seriously! I loved legos as a kid.

    PS missed your blog :)

  9. I know this makes me a bad Texan, but I do love me some chili's queso. I love the real thing too, though! I guess I really love all queso if I'm being honest, ha!

  10. so sorry about your migraine girl, hope you don't get another one for like 10 years.
    Satine's necklace and that lego dress are fabulous! also, so glad you found a good american type place to get your queso-y stuff :)

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