Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Not so much turkey

Our family had a fabulous Thanksgiving, made possible by all the fun grandparents and cousins and aunts and uncles who were involved. Thank you! We did not participate in a traditional Thanksgiving feast, but we had way too much fun playing at parks, running wild at both Grandmas' houses, and visiting an indoor playplace.
As a bonus, Mike and I got to practice driving long distance with Zeke (there was a three hour car trip at one point) and we gained some hope that we won't all die on the upcoming Mother-Of-All-Road-Trips-For-Uncle-Bee's-Wedding. That road trip will be happening in approximately three weeks and involves a very scary, seven hour drive. One way.
I took lots of pictures but they all came out grainy or blurry or with one of my fingers obscuring the lens. I think our camera battery is getting old.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Official Christmas Kickoff

Last Saturday we attended a Holiday Season Opening Ceremony (aka StartBuyingLikeCrazy'CauseWeHaveStuffToSell) at an outdoor mall just north of here. The ad in the paper said that it was going to be a festive event with live music and dancing performances and an "architectural tree" lighting event.
Mike said that he would rather have gone to Target.

We ditched the event before it was done and took a stroll down the Promenade. Zeke loved the fountains and would have happily thrown himself in, even though it was rather chilly outside.
I saw a man playing an Arhoo - exactly like the one I brought back from China - and his music did not sound like dying, tortured cats. Not good enough for me to buy his CD, but quite commendable for an Arhoo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Learning Life Skills

At last! A significant milestone has been reached!