Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our Weekend

Warning: a lot of photos

Yesterday we went to Matthews Alive. It's a festival that the City of Matthews in NC does every year. They have tons of activities for the kids, music, food, art exhibit, crafts, free stuff, etc...

This picture was taken when we got there. The only way Gaby would pose for the picture was if we let him make silly faces.

There was a quilt exhibit. We were so impressed by the amazing work done with those quilts. I love to see them but I don't think I have the patience to make one. Way too much work for me :). Nothing that will take me more than one or two days.

Here are some pictures of some of our favorites. It was really hard to pick a favorite, but I voted for this one.

This one, By The Sea, was Gaby's favorite.

This one was made by a little girl, about 10 or 11 yrs old. She told me it took her about a week to finish because she did a lot of hand sewing in the back. This is the 3rd one she makes. I was impressed by her talent.

Right by the quilt exhibit they had a small children's museum. We spent some time there looking at toys from around the world. And, of course, we had to try the masks.

We also got to see a preview of Les Miserables at Matthews Playhouse. They are just starting to put the show together. They will present it on April of next year.

Gaby spent some time at the Discovery Place station. He was practicing how Astronauts do things with gloves. Can you believe that one of those astronauts suits has 7 layers and weights over 500 pounds? The suit costs over a million dollar. The one below if not a real one, of course.

Usually, what people enjoy the most at this kind of festivals is all the food. Well, we are not too crazy about junk food so we ended up going to Chipotle. Gaby's second favorite restaurant. His first favorite is Wolfgang Puck.

After that, we went to Marshall to look for a small luggage for my trip. While there, Gaby and John were just acting silly trying things on.

Today, I just went to Hancock Fabric to get some buttons that I needed for my neck warmers. It was my first time at that store. I really like it! I have to go back without the family so I can spend as much time as I want browsing thru everything.

Four more days before I go to the Island. I have so much to do before then.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! The quilts are amazingingly intricate pieces of work.

  2. Nice pictures! We went to Matthews Alive on Friday and the experience taking my grand kids to the rides was a total disaster. I did not feel safe surrounded by such a large crowd. It was disappointing. They need much more space in this area. We were able to get a $15.00 refund since my daughter had purchased 2 bands for unlimited rides. The kids went on 3 rides. (the kind were they just jump around). I learned something that day. Wish my daughter had not rushed to pay that much.

  3. Thanks for the comments! Aura, I totally understand how you feel. We didn't go to that area at all. Gaby doesn't like the rides and large crowds and I don't either. So, we didn't even bother going to that session. Plus,, the music was right there and it was extremely loud. We enjoyed everything else.