Monday, September 15, 2008

Busy Weekend

What a busy weekend we had.  Friday night was family fun night at Abbotts Hill, and after we went out with some other families for pizza.  The kids were up until about 10pm.

Video of Demetrius winning an Oscar for, “Girls Dancing, Causing Pain”

Saturday, after the long, hot, humid run (we’ve had a very cool August, so this run was a killer for everyone in the group), we went to the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.  We didn’t know what to expect, but it was rather cool – for everyone but Demetrius.  If I could ever figure out how to upload a short movie I recorded on my iFlip, you guys would all chuckle.  Imagine lots of little Laotian girls doing a native dance, with lots of people clapping, filming, etc…and one little boy rolling around in the stands, covering his ears and saying, “it hurts, it hurts.”

I didn’t hurt. It wasn’t an autistic moment. What it was was an eight-year-old boy who didn’t want to watch little girls dance and wanted to go buy a plastic samarui sword and jump in a huge bounce house.  That’s what it was.

If you don’t know the history behind the Dragon Boat Festival, see here – it is kind of cool and maybe you have one in your neighborhood.

Yesterday was Fall planting – I put down seed, planted bulbs and a new tree, and then we just hung out at the house – did a day of family painting of pictures in the basement and played SpongeBob Monopoly….

Pretty suburban day at the house, I should say…..

I will work on figuring out how to upload that vide.

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