Friday, May 13, 2011

Unblogged Photos from Around the Lou

These photos have been hanging around on my desktop for awhile now. Guess it's time to post them so that I can move them to their permanent home.

(Above 3 Photos) Suson Park, STL

(Above 2 Photos) ST Louis Science Center

(Above Photo) Willa with a Chocolate Ice Cream Mustache at The Fountain on Locust

(Above Photo) Willa at the Boathouse

(Above Photo) Bill on Eric's new Motorcycle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

"Little Mexico" on Cherokee Street - Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 7, 2011.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Across the Pond

Recently on Facebook my sister in law started posting slightly vague status updates about #1 being in London and #2 the Royal Wedding (yes. as in Prince William and Princess Kate). Assuming that she was just kidding I didn't take them seriously at all. I mean, really. There are specific kinds of people that would go to London with the express purpose of seeing and/or celebrating the Royal Wedding. I certainly never had her pegged as one. But, then again, she was on an episode on The Real Housewives of New Jersey (she is friends with one of the housewives, although I'm not sure which one, and was in one of the episodes with her). So, you've probably figured it out by now, she WAS totally serious! And the proof came in the form of photos that she posted online and a surprise package that arrived on Thursday for Willa. Yep. The Official Royal Wedding Programme and the Official Princess Catherine doll. Crazy, I tell you! I wonder how much I can get for these on Ebay? I kid. I kid. Willa loves, loves, loves this doll already. Many thanks to Aunt A and Cousin M!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Painting a Metro Bus

Our school district recently sponsored its first arts festival. As we walked around, we took in the sights and sounds of the artists, dancers, and musicians. We came as visitors, as did a many of our younger students, but I saw a number of our middle and high school students and our teachers and our parents and our community members all willingly, all happily, all tirelessly volunteering their Friday night to make this festival super fun and super successful. I felt a lot of pride as I left that night. However, one of the main reasons that I went to the festival, aside from just showing my support, was to have the experience of painting a Metro Transit St. Louis bus. Well, I should clarify, Willa got to paint the bus, not me. Boo to adulthood. Anyway, the artist created a design that highlighted several of the more unique things about our district that we are, dare I say it again, very proud of. I forgot to ask the driver which route the bus be on but I'm hoping that it's the 30 bus, which runs West/East from Southwest Ave to Arsenal Avenue, because that's the one that I'm most likely to see.