Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Scenes from our weekend

So I know I didn't do a 'Scenes from our weekend' post since we got back from Italy, but things have been a bit crazy around here getting settled back in from our vacation and jumping back into our work/daycare schedules. The end of the holidays and the beginning of the new year are supposed to make you feel inspired and invigorated, but I normally just feel a bit exhausted and overwhelmed. I think it's the pressure to become a better, fitter, more productive and organized person. It can be a tad daunting, do you agree? Anyway, apart from all the getting settled stuff, we've done some fun stuff as well since we've gotten back.

Here are some scenes from our weekend:

Some American friends of ours visited during the Christmas holiday and bought passes for several art museums in Barcelona that they didn't get a chance to use so they left them for us. So we got a chance to visit the MACBA, (the contemporary art museum) for the first time and for free! We've passed by this museum several times, mostly to people watch since the outside of the building is a known hang out for skaters practicing their latest injury acquiring skills. But the inside of the museum was just as interesting and with this exhibit pictured above, we got to people watch in a totally different way. Don't these sculptures looks so life like? It makes you want to reach out and touch them but apparently you're not supposed to do that. Oops. 

In the entrance of the museum, we saw this hanging upside down bed sculpture. I thought it was interesting how a surface that normally looks so inviting and comfortable can be taken apart to looks so wiry and metallic and full of sharp edges. Sometimes when you see contemporary art, you can't see what all the fuss is about but I appreciate how some pieces make you look at ordinary things in a different way. Also, it just looks cool. :)

The other day Roman was helping me put away the laundry (mostly by opening drawers and rummaging around among neatly folded clothes) when he found my red nightgown. Who would have guessed that a nightgown could be so much fun? (I mean for an 18 month old). He played around with it for almost an hour, sometimes wearing it as a shawl, sometimes over his head while pretending to be a ghost, and of course as a cape, super hero style. If you look closely at this picture you can see Gadget looking on disapprovingly.

As I mentioned earlier, we've all been having the roughest time getting off our vacation sleep schedule. We've been napping in the middle of the day, going to bed pretty late and waking up around 9am which means we have to race around like maniacs trying to make it to work and daycare on time. I snapped this picture of the little one the other day as he was napping on the couch. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but he was sleeping in the weirdest position ever: on his knees, with his arms and head draped over the top of the couch. Now that's one sleepy baby.

So that's what we've been up to lately. What did you guys do over the weekend?

P.S. Here's a link to Scenes from Milan and Rome, in case you missed it. 

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