Today is another day-long meeting. Those days always come with interesting and tasty food. Today's meal was a boxed lunch for Grand Traverse Pie Company. It was quite tasty (aside from the weird fixation restaurant have with slathering mayo on EVERYTHING).

The sun is shining and even though it's not quite 70 degrees, we headed out to get some ice cream anyway. You have to celebrate the sunny days, no matter the temperature.

Some delicious spices arrived today. Hooray for tasty cooking supplies!

We had a lot of fun making the RC car in the Nintendo LABO kit. The IR camera is impressive!

Escalators are fun.

I pulled out my old iPad and loaded up Costume Quest on it. A co-worker recommended it since it's Halloween themed and the toddler loves Halloween. He was not disappointed. He loved it!

It snowed again last night.

I'm hanging out in a conference room all week for a vendor meeting. At least the room is large so we're not all crammed in a tight space.

The snow and ice storm continues, so it's another day indoors. So far we've made things out of play-doh and sculpey, and we also made mini-volcanoes. A co-worker sent me a photo of her doing something similar with her son yesterday and I thought it was a great idea!
The snow and sleet has been off and on. Luckily we have power. There are number of people in the area who have lost theirs.

It's rainy, sleeting and eventually it started to snow. All in all a chilly Saturday.

We played Candy Land and video games. 
I also finally got around to assembling a Bare Conductive lamp for Quinn. The black dial in the lower right is a dimmer, each little spot makes the light brighter or dimmer. It's all held together with conductive paint, card stock, and a little light up board. Time will tell if he uses the light or not.

I hooked up a Raspberry Pi 3 I had lying around and loaded Kano OS on an SD card. The toddler has been having fun playing around on the different apps.

He's been enjoying Splatoon 2 quite a bit. On the one hand, he's getting better at hand-eye coordination. On the other, I'm tired of sharing my Switch.

They've installed a new vending area at one of the buildings at work. Instead of machines that take cash, you pick what you want and pay at a kiosk off to the side.

Chris keeps buying these crazy mashup cereals.

I keep eating them.

Unappealing in looks, the Kinder Surprise is actually tasty.

We ran some errands together and had some fun over lunch.

 Today Quinn and I assembled a lego set I've had - a Sleeping Beauty themed Lego friends.
The majority of the time he was trying out what I was assembling, which was lots of fun for both of us.
The finished castle breaks down into three parts pretty nicely, so he's had a lot of fun mixing and matching them. That's a very nice design choice by Lego.

 Today we drove across the state to attend my uncle's funeral. It was a sad day for all of us.
And a very frustrating one for a toddler who didn't really understand why he had to be quiet so much.

This is how many rubber bands were shot at me, sitting in a hotel cube at work. I have some silly co-workers.

With my phone, that is. My new phone arrived today and took photos immediately. Hooray for newer technology.

He's been enjoying the Splatoon game I borrowed from the library. It's tricky so I help him with the controls when he needs it. The look and feel really draw him into the game.

I picked Quinn up after work and brought him out with me for dinner and drinks with friends. My phone died over the weekend, so my backup phone only lets me take screenshots, not photos. So, here's a screenshot of the camera app!

 It's Easter and that means eggs, hunting, and candy!
even Leki made out with some Easter treats. He was pretty content with all of the snacks Quinn gave him.

We went to a local toy show early in the morning. Quinn always enjoys walking around looking at everything, hoping we will buy all the things.
 
In the afternoon we experimented with painting dragon scales on each other.
I bought some funky colored eye shadow, which is a lot less messy than regular facepaint. So with the help of fishnet stockings we gave each other glittery scales!

My hold on Splatoon 2 finally came in and Quinn couldn't be more interested. Ever since he saw the characters in a Nintendo Direct video he's been asking to play.
Splatoon isn't a game I would seek out, but since we have it I've been enjoying helping the toddler navigate the tutorial.

The latest Adabox arrived and its 007 themed! The toddler was excited about stickers and I was excited about a lockpicking kit!

Sculpting with silly putty is lots of fun!

I picked up the latest Star Wars movie for Chris today. Since I've been so busy at work I didn't have much time to do anything else but a quick run to Target.

...One at a time...

It's been a busy day. We went to the Y, we ran around at the mall...
And spent quite a bit of the afternoon crafting things with Play-Doh. Sprinkled between each of those things was your typical toddler meltdown, which made the day extra long.

Quinn spent the whole morning excited to color eggs, so when we finally sat down to start he was over the moon.
 He became impatient at the end and started dropping eggs into the cups of dye.
Eventually they were all painted. Now he just wants to play with them. Patience is hard for a 3 year old.

He absolutely loves anything spooky, so Luigi's Mansion is the gift that keeps on giving.

Seriously. They're weird.

Today is my half birthday! I didn't pay attention at all today so when I came home to this it was quite a surprise.
Quinn even selected all of the pictures for my 1/2 birthday card!

The toddler selected Rainbow Road in Mario Kart. Thanks to settings you can turn on that keep you on the track, he will never know the frustration that is that course.

He was very excited to wear bunny socks today.


 Corinne came over early this morning and we headed out to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Admission is free today, so the place became busier and busier as the morning wore on. Everyone had a great time!