Monday, April 5, 2010

Bicentennial Blog

On Thursday I turned THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE days old and will tell you about in this, my TWO HUNDREDTH POST! Holy cow, I can't believe how quickly the former milestone was reached and frankly THAT the latter milestone was reached. I mean, let's face it, there were even odds that I was gonna do seven posts and then quit. Seriously, how many babies do you know that have this kind of attention sp-- hey, what's that?

My birthday started off with a bang because I got to open presents! There was even a present that Mom didn't know about and I think she was almost as excited as I was. Mom didn't know about it because Dad hid it when it came in the mail from Great Aunt Suzi and Great Uncle Dale. IT'S MY OWN PIANO! AHHHHHHH!

I also got an awesome present from Uncle Jeff and Aunt Emily. They're fancy shoes which is exactly what I needed for Easter but they also SQUEAK when I walk or jump over and over and over and over and over and over. Sweet.


To celebrate my birthday, M&D and I went down to the Plaza to have lunch at Houston's. I hear its spin dip is awesome but I wouldn't know first hand because M&D bogarted it all. Boo! It was a beautiful day out so after Houston's we did some shopping and I got even MORE presents.


After all of our shopping, we headed to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. We started out in the Bloch building which is pretty much a piece of art in itself. The main hallway is called Gallery Walk and is basically one long ramp. My 30+ year old parents decided it would be fun to let me roll sans parent when no one was looking. Real mature M&D.

I think my favorite section was the Contemporary section. It's funny because some of the pieces are incredible and some just leave you asking, "Art?" I hope you'll click on each of the pics below so you can see larger versions.





I think this was my favorite!

This was probably Dad's favorite.


I can't imagine how many layers of paint it must have taken to get this type of texture. Crazy.


At the end of the Bloch building was Noguchi Court from which we could see the Sculpture Park (shuttlecocks = art) and the Nelson-Atkins Building. In our line of sight to the NAB was this entertaining fella. Performance Art?


Next we visited the American Art Collection (18th century through WWII.)





My day had been pretty awesome but then we stopped at BASKIN-ROBBINS! Actually, you know what, I didn't get anything at Houston's or BR... I think I got ripped off here. Who's birthday was it anyway? BOO!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

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