Adventures with the Andersons - World Forestry Center

Since I am literally months behind on here, this feature will be popping up a lot while I play catchup. 

I don't really remember when we ventured to the World Forestry Center, but I know it was sometime after our second move because we took the MAX line (I'll gush about the MAX in another post). It took about an hour to get there, but it's a fun hour and the stop at Washington Park is super cool because it's 260ft below ground.

The museum is simple and interesting. You basically learn all about forests and what we are capable of creating with wood. 

In the center is a little piece of forest and a lift ride you can take to the top. We didn't partake in the ride because the tot didn't meet the height requirement, but she grows so fast I'm sure she'll be tall enough in about fifteen minutes.

The majority of the exhibits are interactive or hands-on which makes it perfect for both the little one  and the kid at heart. I could have sworn I took a picture of the hubs and ELA on a virtual white water rafting thing, but apparently it was a mental photo. Whoops.


Handmade Monday: sweatshirt

I'm as surprised as you are to see this banner again (assuming you're surprised). The sad thing is today's featured project is one from last winter(?), so I could have posted it at any time. I'm just going to continue and blame my lame blogging on my double relocation and the fact that our computer is in our spare/storage room, if that's alright with you. Next week, however, this feature should be brand new because I'm so far behind on projects it's ridiculous.

For some reason almost every embroidery pattern I have screams "make this for your sister-in-love!" at me. I have so many things I want to make her that if I actually complete them all her and my brother will be up to their eyeballs in stitches. Earlier this year I grabbed this little pattern from over at Sublime Stitching, and decided she needed a sweatshirt of all things. In retrospect this clearly should have been on a pillow or the corner of a blanket. Live and learn. 



Adventures with the Andersons - Japanese Gardens

I typed this post up over a month ago, but the banner I had created ended up being really similar to the blog title of a dear friend. Since my creativity has been at a standstill it took a while for me to create a new one. I feel a bit "meh" about this post now, but I'm gonna publish it just to give the 'ole blog some life. 

I decided to create a feature for all the various adventures the Andersons embark on. Since moving to our lovely new city we've been much busier than before, so these posts will be a photo diary of sorts. If you happen to be my FB friend as well (which I think everyone who reads this is), this may get a bit repetitive. Feel free not to read it. I won't be offended. 

We decided to explore the The Japanese Gardens for Father's Day because it just so happens to be my husband's favorite style of garden. Luckily ELA is a huge fan of rocks, and wilderness in general, so she was pretty entertained as well. A bit less lucky was the fact that the battery in my camera was dead. Here are a few of the pics I took with my trusty phone.

It's really lovely and peaceful, and a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.