Monthly Archives: March 2011

Super Secret Surprise Coming Soon

I’ve been working on an idea for a while that involves me driving around strange neighborhoods with my camera and notebook. I can’t tell you what it is, all I can say is that it is taking all of my time, so I won’t post for a while until I wrap it up, probably in mid-April. Thanks for being patient. I’ll see you soon…

SXSW and Jessie’s Girl in the Same Week!

I love Spring Break week in Austin. There are so many fun things to do I could take off work and not sleep and still not get to it all. Here are my two favorites:

SXSW For Kids

Some would say that SXSW is a hassle and 2am Heavy Metal shows at The Mowhawk aren’t kid friendly, but here are two free, daytime, kid-friendly things to do:

All day Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the San Jose Motel on South Congress

Saturday afternoon at Auditorium Shores

Austin Rodeo

My next favorite thing is the Austin Rodeo. I don’t know much about cowboys, which is why I like to go, it is something different. And, they have a great, old-time carnival with pint-size-great-for-little-kid roller coasters, fun houses and cotton candy. And for us 40+ year old Moms, Rick Springfield is playing on Thursday night.

That is about all I have time to write! I’m going to go have some fun now!


He Gunna Fall

Buttercup was a little worried.

“He OK, Mommy?” she asked. “He gunna fall.”

I talk to Sparkles and Buttercup using vocabulary they don’t understand because they figure it out. I told them about the ropes and belts and the bolts coming out from the rock to clip onto. It was something to get your head around, if you knew the effects of gravity from falling out of a chair and the cliff wall was waaaaayyyyy taller than a chair.

Do you know how you usually walk, putting one foot in front of the other, without thinking about it at all? I like hiking on the trails and along the bed of Barton Creek because the ground is uneven, there are rocks and roots and twigs and boulders and you have to pay attention. You have to be there in the moment and think about simple things like how to put each foot in front of the other to get from one boulder to the next.

Don’t worry, Butttercup, he’s not going to fall and neither are we.

Find more information about Barton Creek on Austin Kids Hike, this story is from Trail Head #2.