Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday Eve

Tomorrow is a big day for the Buckleys.
Townes will be celebrating his first birthday on a ten-hour flight to America! We thought it would be best if I have a few extra days in Memphis for all the running about and seeing loved ones so T and I are flying alone. Well, alone and surrounded by patient people who understand how difficult it is to sit still without throwing things and growling. Fingers crossed.

We opted to forgo the traditional big birthday party. But here's some pictures from last week's baby group. My friends Edwina and Maureen have babies (Johnny and Abby) who turned one this month as well.

Here are Townes and Johnny on the way to play group. Johnny is Swiss-Australian and his mom and I are encouraging the boys to be best friends!

The trio of one-year olds are sporting birthday crowns that I made. (I had really big plans for a homemade Christmas this year...these crowns are about as far as I got!)

The b-day boys were worn out by all the excitement and slept most of the way home on the bus!

Friday, December 11, 2009

There's no place here to take a picture of Townes on Santa's knee and the blog makes me feel like it's not such a loss:

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Spin, Baby, Spin

Townes has a pretty mean jump but it's the spin that has us most impressed.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

David Lynch, Interview Project

Oddly normal for David Lynch, but I enjoyed spending some time with the site.

I particularly enjoyed the interview from Andalusia, Alabama.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Getting into the Season

We've jumped into the Advent season this week with a few outings. Townes and I have strolled through the Christmas market at the main train station twice already. I've resisted the fried apple rings with vanilla sauce so far but that ends tonight when we meet Coy there after work so we can buy our dinner at this stand:

We also went to the singing Christmas Tree on Wednesday to see kids and students from my school perform. They're singing was sweet but if you're looking for new Christmas music this year, I highly recommend Emmylou Harris' Light of the Stable album. Excellent.

We hope that your December is off to a festive start as well.

(I also apologize for the ironic juxtaposition below of a blog entry about thankfulness followed by one of grumbling. That pretty much reflects my general success at maintaining a spirit of gratefulness. But I'm working on it!)