Sunday, May 6, 2012

Baby Shower... via Skype

My mom threw a baby shower for us, and we were there via Skype. I didn't talk to a single guest because of the garbled sound, but it was still nice. They played games and had cake over there, we had cake and watched the games over here.

Maybe the Skype noise and sugar made me cranky because I really didn't want to go out, but we walked around and looked at people jumping over fires for a festival that I didn't fully understand, but kids were burning broken furniture and tires in the small parks around our apartment and no one seemed to mind. With no adults to supervise, the children were free to kick ashes around and pick up the burning pieces of wood to reposition them so they could make more impressive jumps.We also made a wish under a rosebush - if the things we put under the bush are disturbed, out wishes will come true.  As a festival, it fell a little flat, but there were a lot of people walking around on the street, presumably looking for a fire to jump over or a rosebush to wish on.

Last night was also the supermoon, but I saw it for just a few seconds. When the moon was out, this old man was already in bed!