Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All Star Wars, all the time

To say Lucas is in a Star Wars phase is an understatement. He lives, breathes, draws, and plays Star Wars - all the time.

He goes through so much paper drawing various Star Wars characters in different acts. He said to me one day, "Mommy, I think I was born to draw Star Wars characters." (photos to come)

His LEGO building is also all about Star Wars. After making dozens of fighter ships, rockets and such, he made this. I thought it was nice that he took a break to make something different - the Star Wars Cafe.Clone Trooper #475: Fighting those Rebel forces sure is hard work.
Clone Trooper #7935: I agree. Hey, I think this hot cocoa could use some extra chocolate.
Clone Trooper #475: I think you're right. Someone's got to do a better job training these droids.
Clone Trooper #7935: No time for it now. We have to get back to our Clone Trooper Fighter Ship and finish this battle.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Peace and love

Lucas has been walking around the house singing this little song:

"Peace is sharing
Peace is caring
Peace is filling the world with love"

I love hearing him sing when he doesn't think anyone is listening. When I asked him where he learned the song, he said he wasn't sure where he knew it from. But sources say it's a song they have been singing in school.

Monday, February 09, 2009

My mission - shop locally!

(To all two of my loyal readers...I am so behind on this poor neglected blog. It's kind of been replaced by Facebook, but I'm going to make a more earnest effort to record things here again.)

I have been so disheartened by all the local businesses who have shut down in the past few months. On Sunday I was out running errands and I made a promise to shop locally whenever possible. I even went and returned a dog bed that I had purchased an hour earlier at Pet Food Express, and bought a slightly more expensive version at Animal Farm. My fear is that we will soon end up having to buy everything at a place like Target or Wal Mart.

Here are some of the places I used to frequent that are now closed. May you all rest in peace.
  • Cotton and Company - the best place to fit little kids for shoes
  • Codys Books - the anchor of 4th Street!
  • Elephant Pharmacy - late night browsing, meeting place for my walks with Lindsey and Jennifer, the "Target" for the more conscientious shoppers
  • - the best place to get cute baby stuff from people's registries (so much more fun to shop than Babies R Us)
  • Oh Baby Baby - cutest baby and little kid clothes, just up the street (not sure if they're closed yet)
  • Cafe de la Paz - the service was mediocre but they had really good South American-inspired food
  • Elmwood Pharmacy and Izzy's Soda Fountain - I hadn't been there in ages, but there was no place else where you could get a cough drops and a kick ass ice cream sundae in the same place
I have a mental watch list of the places I fear will close soon. So I'm making a special effort to go there more and bring my friends.