Wednesday, March 10, 2010

music to my ears

Today as Leo entered my room, guitar in hand he asked:
"Hey Mom, do you need some new music, the kind that's not a hundred years old and that no one has ever heard yet?"
Amen, he pretty much hit the nail on the head with that one. My most listened to music has been the same for the last 10 maybe even 20 years. Aretha, Grateful Dead Reckoning, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, and the Beatles. Of course there are many others that I enjoy, but I am just not hip to the scene. The energy and attention that being hip would require is not accessible to me at the moment. And then even if I were sort of hip, to some that is not cool either, liking bands that are popular is like embracing fashion two seasons later. So whatever, I embrace my nerdiness, because I can have dance parties in my living room with members only invited. Leo and Finn think I am cool, and we all have equally cool dance moves. Which brings me to Finn's favorite band at the moment, Vampire Weekend. Did anyone see Vampire Weekend on SNL this weekend? I think they might be the boy band of my 30's, Dreamy! Hulu it and get past the fact that the lead singer strangely resembles a taller, talented version of Bubba Beck, and tell me what you think. Also, what is your favorite music at the moment?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Babe

He's the shining star of the household. Something about having the baby around just makes everyone act ridiculously happy. He makes it a little easier to ignore 5 yr old grouchies, 3 yr old "Right Now!"'s, and the build up of never ending housework. We are busy entertaining our baby. He is rolling, grabbing, watching, bouncing, and one time he laughed really loud. There is a little competition going to see who can make him do it again first. He also got is sock off last week, it took about 20 minutes and stern concentration. And he would very much like to have a little bite of that sandwich, apple, or BBQed rib.

Monday, March 1, 2010

brand new bicycle

Ben couldn't have said it better,"if i'm going to buy him something neon, it my as well be his bicycle."