Random Monday

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• ‘member that time I was all bragging how I negotiated a super low price on our new mattress? Well, it was too soft, and we had to exchange it and that cost $500 and now I am back up to having paid retail. Sucks.

• Last weekend we went to the DaVinci exhibit in Denver. It was AWESOME. It’s a traveling exhibit, so if it comes to a town anywhere near you, I highly recommend going.


Big and I walked along with the guide and learned a ton of stuff. Little and Jim wandered around and looked at whatever caught their eye. The exhibit has over SIXTY working models of his inventions and some of them you can even play with. Oh look! It’s stay has been extended until April 14th in Denver! Colorado peeps, check it out.


Obviously, I rubbed school all over it and ordered a bunch of books on DaVinci from Amazon and printed out the Teacher’s Guide. We all had a great time and I’m marking it down as larnin’ and no one can stop me.

• On our way into the exhibit, we saw Gandalf playing chess.


• We also took the kids to a Vietnamese cafe for the first time, and we shared a banh mi and a big bowl of pho. Later, we had gelato. It was like an Adventure day, even though we are normal people again! Then we went to Ikea. Because if I go to Denver, I’m going to Ikea, you know what I’m saying?

• Happy Monday, y’all! Link up with your own Randomness below!

10 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Rose Says:

    no post to link up right now but maybe by tonight! I love DaVinci and have since i was very young and watched a show on PBS about him…..

    Sounds like you had a great day!!!
    Rose´s last blog post ..Trying to decide on curriculum for next year

  2. Kristy Says:

    Nooooooo, not retail. Sigh, so disappointed. Why couldn’t you work your magic for the exchange??

    Sounds like a fun day in Denver. Very multicultural, as well.

  3. Lisa Says:

    We went to the same Da Vinci show, right here in li’l old NZ a couple of years back. A local homeschool group organised a “etcha-kay-shunul” talk before it. Not sure if the kids found that bit as interesting.

    We have no IKEA stores in NZ, please do NOT skite … I weep in envy.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Walk Like an Egyptian

  4. Jessica Says:

    I need, NEED to go to Ikea. I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket.

    And I guess some learning would be nice?
    Jessica´s last blog post ..9 Months

  5. Connie Weiss Says:

    I love that exhibit! Now I want some Pho.
    Connie Weiss´s last blog post ..Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

  6. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    Wow! I just bought a model “swing bridge” for Emperor to construct. Not as fun as the full-size models, but the Lego men seem to be enjoying them.
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..Elf Update

  7. Diane Says:

    Looks like a great exhibit. Hoping it comes down South so we can see it.
    Diane´s last blog post ..Reading Aloud Challenge with Footprints in the Butter

  8. Eddie - The Usual Mayhem Says:

    “Rub learning all over them”…love it! My family accuses me of this one all the time, usually in the form of my husband shaking his head and saying “You just can’t help yourself, can you?”
    Eddie – The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..St. George and the Dragon-paper tube dragon and foam board castle

  9. tracey Says:

    That Gandalf. He sure does get around…
    tracey´s last blog post ..The Other March Madness

  10. Ingi Says:

    We went to the DaVinci exhibit when it was in Sydney. Not so backwater! I so very much wanted to go to Ikea when we were in Beijing – it is like a magnet.
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