Corinne Loves the Movies!

Raelene and I took Corinne to the movies last night, and she loved it! She sat on my lap and stared at the screen for a good long time before finally conking out on my chest. And the best part? No one cared that we had a baby with us in the theatre. That’s right! Heck, Corinne wasn’t even the only baby in the theatre. We took advantage of “Baby Brigade” at the Cerrito Speakeasy Theatre in El Cerrito, where babies of all ages are welcome every Tuesday night. The staff doesn’t quite dim the lights all the way, so you can watch the movie and take care of your baby. The theatre itself has couches and tables and comfy chairs, so it’s very family friendly. And they serve beer and real (not standard theatre) food! It’s a great place to see a movie even on a non-Baby Brigade night.

We saw The Visitor, and independent film about a man who returns to New York to find a couple living in his apartment. It was a really good movie, and as I said Corinne certainly enjoyed it. In two weeks it’ll be Mama Mia, and we’re planning on seeing of Corinne enjoys that as well. I imagine Mama Mia is going to be considerably louder than The Visitor, but hopefully she wont mind.

Birthdays are Fun

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank my wife for the wonderful birthday. We recently discovered clips from the Flight of the Conchords TV Series DVD on YouTube, and have been laughing hysterically watching them. So my thoughtful wife bought me not one, but 2 Flight of the Conchords CDs to listen to. She also bought me some really, really yummy stuff to grill (yum!), which I did with pleasure Sunday evening, and the Book of Homer, which collects the wisdom of Homer Simpson (it’s a very short, but funny, book). Thank you again sweetie. I love you.

Weekends

Raelene and I had a busy weekend. On Saturday we had a picnic with our friends Steve and Marsha. Originally it was going to be at the Berkeley Marina, but the kite festival there (and the crowds associated with it) made us relocate. We ended up at Cordonices Park, near the Berkeley Rose Garden, and had a wonderful time.

On Sunday I met my folks in Santa Nella, a truck stop on I-5, to pick up their old couch. Ali also gave me an incredible quilt for my birthday. She named it “Crane Paradise”, and it’s easily the most incredible, beautiful thing I own. Wow. All I had for her was some Amazon.com t-shirts and a plaque Raelene had made with the baby’s footprints on it. The new couch is in our living room, while the old couch is up on Freecycle. Hopefully someone will pick it up soon, otherwise we may have to pay to dump it at the landfill.

In scary news, my health took a major turn for the worse this morning. Hopefully it’s just temporary, I guess diabetes is like that sometimes, but we’re going to have to monitor things carefully over the next few days. In sad news, the new sleeping arrangment Raelene and her Mom’s group came up with isn’t working, so we’re going to have try something else starting tonight. If you have any suggestions, things you know will work, I’d love to hear them. Email me at wcoburn – at – gmail – dot – com . And in good news, the baby is doing really, really well. She’s healthy, happy, incredibly alert, and almost sitting up. Raelene’s heard some proto-giggles, and yesterday she even crawled a bit (although she’s still a way off from full fledged crawling). She’s an amazing little person.