Friday, September 29, 2006
We foudn this today for $3.99 at Saver's (plus I had a $5 off coupon). Couldn't resist it. Especially since Bowie has such grand daring designs.
Last night Bowie revealed his plans for the greatest trip ever. He said that he wanted to parachute (yes, he really said parachute) from a plane, to a diving board, then jump down to a trampoline and skateboard, then jump into a pool. Honestly.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
I am exhausted after a full weekend at the Austin City Limits Festival. Saturday we sent Bowie off to spend the night with Nonnie and Gramps then bussed for an hour down to Zilker Park. The first show we caught, Centromatic, was my fave for Saturday. Impecciable musicians and really comfortable stage presence. It helped that we were only behind a few hundred people. The rest of the day we were always at the back of the crowds. The Shins were great too, but the crowd was enormous. Truly enormous. And we've seen them many times in better cirumstances. The Raconteurs were also good. Really good. Time to get their cd. We were tired and filthy so decided that we wanted to get home, shower and go to a movie. But it took us an hour and a half to bus back home. We were too tired to go to a 10 showing, so our night without child at home was quite tame. I went to bed earlier that I have in a long time.
Sunday we picked Bowie up and then headed down after his nap. We brought minimal suppiles and bussed again. Bowie likes riding busses, a lot. An hour later we got there in time for Chris and Bowie to catch some of the New Pornographers set while I staked out a spot for the Flaming Lips. They were the band that I most wanted to see. We got fairly close, as close as felt safe and enjoyed the show from afar. It did not disappoint. I wish I had been up there and could show you the girls in alien outfits, the santas, the balloons, streamers, balls, confetti gun, and huge ball Wanye Coyne gets into and rolls across the top of the crowd. Their music is awesome to me: often joyous, sometimes noisy, usually humorous. Bowie is still talking about the flaming lips and the big balloon and the guitar with two necks. Makes us so proud. Took almost two hours to get home. The travel time was longer than our stay. But just as we got off the bus, the storm started. We ran down our dark street in the rain. A great finish.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Sunday, Chris had a birthday party at our house for me. I will be 34 on the 10th. We rented a bouncy house for the kids. Oh, what fun!!!! Bowie loved having free access to jump. The kids were so joyful. It was also a bit hard for them to all be in there together, I think. But they managed it very well. All sweetness. Labor Day morning we still had the bouncy house so we all took turns in it. I would lose 20 lbs quick if we had one of these!
For me, seeing so many of the people I love together in our yard was a wonderful experience. I am blessed by my friends and family.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Thursday is Saver's day. We don't go every Thursday, but many many of them. Saver's is a thrift store in our neighborhood. Chris thinks it's not different from Goodwill, but I like it so much more. They categorize the clothes by size AND color!
Bowie and I have this deal that he rides in the cart while I look through the children's clothes adn then he gets to get down and play with the toys and bicycles. There are always bicycles there in various sizes and deterioration. They have always been too big for Bowie, though I would steady the bikes so that he could practice mounting and dismounting. Well, last week there was a tiny bike with training wheels there. He got on all by himself and took off! He very impressively went up and down the aisles, mastering sharp turns and even managing to stop a few times. After about a half hour of cruising Saver's I decided that although I have had my doubts about training wheels (seems to me that balance is very important and I imagined Bowie riding one of those cool European wooden bikes without pedals first) but the $5.99 price tag and the extreme joy of my son won me over.
My baby rides a bike "all by myselfs" as he says.