Friday, October 19, 2012

Well then!

This time I have been gone because I DID have her! :D 

Madelyn Grace was born on her due date, October 12th, 2012, after being in labor for over 20 hours. She weighed in at 8lbs 3oz, 21 inches long and has some beautiful black hair. Her eyes are not as big as Little Man's but they are extremely dark blue and god I hope they stay that color. She is such a good baby. Nursing well, sleeping well. Very rarely cries unless she's cold (every diaper change) or she's wet. Big brother is doing so well with her. He adores her and dotes on her already. Now's the fun part of just adjusting to no sleep! 

All pictures are courtesy of our photographer.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Tacoma Glass Museum

So I would LOVE to say that the means for a hiatus is because I was having a baby but nope. She is still hanging in there. Unfortunately. 

BUT fortunately, that means more time with my Little Man. 

September 29th was Free Museum Day across the country. So I decided after looking at the list of museums that we would go to somewhere local (since I am ready to pop) and somewhere we haven't been before. So I choose the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Tall Guy, Little Man and it planned to go! 

The shape of the museum is actually kinda cool from the highway. In the 6 years I have been here, I have always wondered what was inside but just never went. Not sure why we never did, we just never did.

When you walk in, you can start your tour in their giant glass factory.

The huge fire flute in the center was HOT. We were a good ways away from them and he opened it up for a couple seconds for people to get pictures. Yeah we felt it as if we were standing next to a hot fire. So can you imagine how hot it was for them down there?

We watched that guy make some glass pieces for a bit, showing how they melt it down and shape it. Then I said Okay, let's walk around.

There is really only one exhibit to see. Here are some pictures of what we saw:

Little Man completely oblivious to me taking a picture....

Then there is a walkway with some kid artwork. The kids didn't make the glasswork but they drew the plans for the people who work there. I think my fave is the sock.

There was more that you could go up and walk across the highway. Big walkaway with stuff on the ceiling and on sides. I was just not feeling up to it. Kinda bummed now that we didn't do that but oh well. There is always next time right? 

Overall it was cool. It literally only took us about 30 minutes. I bet if we would have stayed and watched them in the factory more it would have taken longer BUT nah. I like to see things, not sit and watch things. There is also a part that you can make your own glass for 32$ a person. There were a lot of other things on the agenda that day so we skipped that too! Again, maybe next time! 

Hard to believe that stuff is made out of glass huh? 
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