Friday, April 29, 2011

Always fun to catch this


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

The Orangatuns "walk" from the Primate House to the Think Tank & back on this high wire. This guy put on a pretty good show with his swinging. We picnic in an area that is just about under the wires. When they are not on the move, of course - I am not ready to explain the potty mess that could happen & I am pretty sure that with everyone craning their heads upwards that we could be stomped on as well.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Elephant


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

At the National Zoo, they are creating a new elephant exhibit. The out doors part is a log down hill yard. When we arrived at the viewing area, we could not see an elephant at all. This one walked all the way down to see Jacob.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Someone was making bird noises. That is what my son was looking at.


Someone was making bird noises. That is what my son was looking at.
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

We went to the zoo yesterday. It was hot, but we had a good time. Only a little burned - the stubborn one refused to wear his hat & the forgetful one forgot hers.

We brought a picnic - so the trip cost us a little in subway fare & 2 waters. Not bad for several hours of fun.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bird Baths!


Bird Baths!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I am glad that I cannibalized my Hungry Caterpillar panel to get "enough" polka dots. I think I would have made a design error if I had mixed in the sorta solids. (They may go on the back with the Hungry Caterpillar bits.)

Chag Sameach!


Chag Sameach!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Working through my UFOs


Working through my UFOs
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

The ABC's according to my cat. (I can't say cats, because my boy cat is not in the photo.)

Please take a look at the next post & answer my questions. THANKS!

The back - with 3 questions.


The back - with 3 questions.
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I am working through my UFO's. This one made its way to the top. Which is funny because this is the back! :o) The irony, I know...

On to the questions:
1. Would you move the Z is for Zero square to the other side so that it is below the U is for Uniforms? (If you read the other blocks, you will see E is for Egyptian, the F is for fish, etc. I am wondering if mimicing this would "look better?")
2. Would you redo the last row & make it look like the sashing & cornerstone on the front?
3. Would you add another gray column to one side? (No it is not big enough, so I need to do "something.")

We're ready!


We're ready!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

We just searched for any remaining Chametz in our home! This activity in Hebrew is called: bedikat chametz which is literally translated to mean search for chametz.
Chametz being the 5 grains that are prohibited from consumption during Passover.

You can read a lot more about Chametz here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chametz

Saturday, April 16, 2011

out & about


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

We had a lovely day yesterday & for a change, we took advantage of it!

Today it is rainy, but we managed to look at the birdies, fishies, kitties, doggies, & guinea piggies at PetSmart & run some other errands.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 08, 2011

Bim Bam!


Bim Bam! a video by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Bim Bam is a nigun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigun) while shabbat shalom means Sabbath Peace.

I would not have thought that we sing it enough for him to have learned it, alas...

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Shapes in Hebrew


Shapes in Hebrew a video by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

All of a sudden... I have a hard time expressing how I feel about his language/concept acquisition!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Ducks


Ducks a video by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

This has nothing to do with the video... But for that quilt that I am working on, if you could use all polka dots, would you?

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Eliminating the lavendar & light blue (The fuscia is next to the red.)


Eliminating the lavendar & light blue (The fuscia is next to the red.)
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Eliminating the lavendar & light blue (The fuscia is next to the red.)


Eliminating the lavendar & light blue (The fuscia is next to the red.)
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I originally wanted all of that polka dot, but I do not have enough... I am using Elizabeth Hartman's pattern, Birdbath from the book, "The Practical Guide to Patchwork."


I originally wanted all of that polka dot, but I do not have enough... I am using Elizabeth Hartman's pattern, Birdbath from the book, "The Practical Guide to Patchwork."
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Should I add the fuscia, light blue & a lavendar? My idea is 3 blocks with each of 5 colors or 8 colors with 7 used twice & one of them used once. I am still not sold on the light pieces... I am using Elizabeth Hartman's pattern, Birdbath from the book, "


Should I add the fuscia, light blue & a lavendar? My idea is 3 blocks with each of 5 colors or 8 colors with 7 used twice & one of them used once. I am still not sold on the light pieces... I am using Elizabeth Hartman's pattern, Birdbath from the book, "
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas