Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This weekend was the SilverDocs Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD. I normally wouldn't care about it cause documentaries aren't really my cup of tea (generally not enough explosions), but my friend Chris H came in from Texas to work the festival. His wife Christina and daughter Elizabeth came along to make it a working holiday and i got to spend some time with them on Sunday. We met at the Tastee Diner for breakfast. An original silver-sided diner this place is great; i highly recommend it. Then we walked to Downtown Silver Spring. Yes, it is capitalized like that. A revitalization project several years ago created a plaza out of a courtyard, complete with a lovely mosaiced open fountain. Since it was Father's Day they had all sorts of events going on, like music, a moonbounce and a cakewalk. But for Elizabeth, it was all about the fountain. Isn't she just a cutie patootie? Is it wrong for me to covet a 2 year old's hair-bobs? It was a beautiful day to sit in the sunshine, listen to a bit of jazz and catch up with old friends. Happy, but exhausted - you try to do DC with a toddler. The longer we stayed more and more kids played in the fountain, creating instant friends. I thought it would be nice to get some pictures of Elizabeth through the fountain but the wind had other ideas. A picture of Christina taking a picture - do i need a 12-step program? At one point Christina said "Don't you sometimes wish you were still 2?" and I answered as truthfully as i could, "Age wouldn't stop me; the only reason i'm not in the fountain with her is that i don't want to get my car seats wet." Next time, fountain; next time. Unfortuantely, they had to go back to Texas the next day. I will have to try to get to Austin to see them again soon. To see more pictures and follow the adventures of the lovely Miss Elizabeth check out Babies Can't Blog in my sidebar.