Monday, August 27, 2007

An Island Made of Mud?

One thing that has always excited me about becoming a dad is seeing the "firsts." For example, Connor has never seen an eclipse. He also hasn't been on a boat, seen two drunk bums get into a fight, heard a symphony in person, recorded a song, read a Kafka novel, jumped off a cliff into a lake, experienced a great Shiraz, kissed a girl (unless he and Miss S have been doing things we don't know about), or written an inane blog post. When he does those things, I'll be there. Except for the kissing one. He'll need to be alone for that one.

I'm working on getting those things in front of his little eyes (well, most of those things). But I don't want them to happen too fast-- gotta savor some of the "firsts" and not blow all my dadhood jollies at once.

So this weekend's "first" was riding a monorail. Specifically, to Mud Island, where we went to his friend Jack's birthday party. (Actually, setting foot on Mud Island is another first, but that's not entirely remarkable.) Connor was afraid that he'd get really dirty on "an island made of mud" but he got over it when he realized all of his friends would be on that ball of mud too.

There was lots of cake eating, pinata busting, romping down the model Mississippi river, and frolicking in the "Gulf."



I don't have pics, but another first this weekend was bowling. Connor bowled an amazing 66, with TWO spares, in his first attempt at this honorable sport. Can a kid make his parents rich on the PBA tour?

7 comments:

RJA said...

Connor being physically thrown out of my house for kissing S will be a memorable first.

Roy Chockley said...

That bowling score is amazing!!! That's his favorite game on the Wii, and he has been scoring over 100 routinely. This may present an argument that the Wii game simulators might not be too bad...

Roy Chockley said...

I may be having second thoughts...was he bowling with gutter guards?

Chip said...

Ok, yeah, there were gutter guards. But still- his best bowls were straight down the middle, no guards needed. He'll make me rich!

Roy Chockley said...

No doubt, and pay my nursing home expenses! By the way, that first shot of Connor is an exceptional composition, and I love his expression. An excellent shot, as I would say...

Stacey Greenberg said...

ha--great minds think alike!

this also reminds me that we need to make our annual mud island soujourn.

jason haley said...

chip,first time ive seen your blog. very nice. i have that same a picture on the monorail, but of nate. Im still shocked mud island is open.