Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Little More

Gingham Blocking
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Notice that I have not abandoned Gingham. I'm a little behind, but last night I cleared off our kitchen table, soaked the sweater, and blocked her. I had taken care of all of the little ends last week, so I'm in the home stretch!

My husband returned from Paris on Thursday before our Houston trip, and he brought some lovely goodies:

French Gifts!
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

For Anna, a book, a cute little nested doll, and a big bar of chocolate. She prefers European chocolate, the little foodie! For me, a great bottle of champagne, two huge blocks of yummy foie gras, and a gorgeous turquoise necklace from Diwali in the Latin quarter.

I realized that I never shared my pictures from the weekend that my friend and her little boy visited, so here goes!

We had a great visit. Anna and Aidan played non stop and seemed to get along really well. Anna has reported that she misses her buddy.

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

We went to the Texas Renaissance Faire during their visit. Even though I've lived here for 12 years, I've never ventured out to this huge festival. It is just as whacky as I thought it would be. There is this entire subculture that surrounds the Faire that includes whole families who dress up to attend. The costume are amazing. Some seem historically accurate, while others are chainmail bikinis, al la Zena. I probably wouldn't be wearing such garb if I was 200 pounds, but folks must be more comfortable with their bodies than me!

Here are some of the costumes we saw:

Texas Renaissance Festival
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Anna wasn't so sure about the cenataur, particular when his tail would twitch. She was much happier watching the mud men perform. The mud men are Renaissance beggars who tell baudy jokes and smear themselves with mud, all with the intent of making the audience muddy as well. Most odd.

Texas Renaissance Festival
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

We had a wonderful visit and Aidan and Anna especially enjoyed themselves. Here they are showing off their tattoos from the Renaissance Faire:

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

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