Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bumbershoot

We did a lot of things in Seattle. So many things, in fact, that I think that it would overload you with awesomeness if I told about the rest of our trip to you in one giant awesome post. Instead, I'll do one blog entry solely dedicated to Bumbershoot (Seattle's annual music and arts festival).

Where the first thing we did was concentrate REALLY hard on making Shrinky dinks.

We looked around at all the cool little booths, bought a few things, ate a few things, climbed on a few things, ran around a few things...

we also participated in face-painting by the rainbow lady.




...saw a very silly performance by Nanda (A tidal wave of dance, juggling, and crazy kung-fu acrobatics) about a jacket with magical powers. It was quite entertaining.


And if you ever thought that it might be cool to dress up in a lime green leotard and do mediocre gymnastic tricks on a bar that is attached to a motorcycle which is fastened to a big wire in the air and which is driven by a dread-locked wannabe biker chick, then you're not the only one.

In the oh-so-exciting children's area, Kennedy had a little bit of relaxation time with yoga.

And then she tapped into her inner Van Gogh.

Toward the end of the evening, Justin and I saw the band Surfer Blood, and we were planning on staying for another band (English Beat), but Justin had a pretty bad cold and was feeling crappy all day. He'd hit his limit. so we left for home. But Bumbershoot was super cool. I'd definitely go again. But I might skip the biker chick and gymnast performance next time.

Up next (hopefully), the remainder of the trip.

14 comments:

Desiree said...

Bumbershoot is my new favorite word. The end.

Raising Helm said...

Oh come on-the lime green leotard couldn't have been that bad, For some reason I could picture you and many of your talents to be addressed in a lime green leo. ha ha ha-looks like you had a fabulous Bumbershooter of a good time. Almost sounds Dr. seussish :)

Brandon said...

Oh! that looks like so much fun!! Sorry Justin wasn't feeling well. Glad you could enjoy your time there - even the weird gymnastics.

Wrights said...

Finally you post about the big trip...unlike me who posts about every mundane thing:) Kennedy always looks so posed and pretty in her pics...little actress waiting to happen.

melanie33 said...

i have had nightmares about that rainbow lady.
i don't want to see her again.
please let that be the last picture you ever post of her.

Sarah Jane said...

you are dressed so cute and seattle-like with your jacket and scarf. and kennedy looks like a little hippie doing those yoga moves. it's so cool and exactly what you should look like when you are in seattle. (well, in my mind.)

Jennifer said...

Looks like a fun time for the whole family, minus the sickness. Kennedy looks like she was really enjoying those activities. :)

the mom said...

This was a fun day, other than Justin not feeling well. He was a good sport though.

The motorcycle/aerialist act was really very anticlimatic... not quite up to Bumbershoot standards, imo.

But Nanda was hysterical.

That children's area was a gift from the gods. We all needed that break while Kennedy did yoga... remember how pleased she was with herself with the instructor proclaimed she had held the most still/quiet during the savasana (complete relaxation) pose?

@Melanie - the rainbow lady is known as Starchild the clown. So now you can give your nightmare a name

Sara B. Larson said...

Wow, those women are truly talented. If only I'd thought that up first. bummer.

Looks like tons of fun!

The Anderson's said...

Kennedy is the cutest! And I totally played on a softball team a couple of years ago and our name was Bumbershoot. Ha ha I never knew what it was until now!

paul said...

looks like fun. The face painting? Not such a good look, Allison, hon.

the mom said...

LOL Paul. Actually I bought the face painting for Kennedy. When she was done, the gal grabbed me and said she would do one for me for free for being a nice grandma. Kennedy was so excited about it that I couldn't possibly say no....

Michelle said...

Very very cool! Looks like Kennedy was having an amazing time. I do believe everything about Seattle is cool.

Kristin said...

I am so glad you were able to make the trip! Sorry not everyone was feeling well. But it looks like you did some fun things and we were so happy to see you!