Monday, October 29, 2007

Boooooooo da

Downtown Buda has trick or treating at the library each year in a festival they call BOOda. All of the downtown business set up tables for the kids to walk by and trick or treat and promote their businesses. The fire department also comes down with their trucks and let the kids climb through them and our new police force directs traffic!
We started going when our kids were really little and have seen how much the city has grown with all the new families.
Thanks City of BOOda and Martha & the Library for this cool family event!

Monday, October 22, 2007

"The Lightning Thief"

Athena & Aphrodite

Buda Kids were were honored to have a special guest, the author Rick Riordan of "The Lightning Thief".

I first remember hearing about this book last year when they read and voted on it for the Texas Bluebonnet book award. Then they all dressed up as Greek Goddess' for Halloween, and wore them for his new book signing at Book People.
(we've heard there's also a Camp Half Blood put on by Book People in Austin".

Mr Riordan read to the kids from "The Sea of Monsters" and told them how the series of books came to influence of reading to his son every night and when he ran out of greek myths to read, was told by his son to make new ones up!

He also said this about Buda on his blog "My uncle lived there back in the 70s, and it was a real trip to see how much it has changed since I was last there. The old school(Buda Elementary) is still the same, though -- lots of character, a very laid back atmosphere, and friendly people" Yeah for staying good & funky!

Each generation of kids has a favorite book that was a turning point in their love for reading and this ones it!
Thanks for inspiring kids to run out and read the next book versus see the next movie.

For more info on his visit, see his site and his blog.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Viva Chavelos!

Here's another downtown Buda restaurant plug.

If you want to have fun with your friends, take them to Chavelo's for their birthday dinner.
Then secretly tell Chavelo it's their birthday.

At the end of the meal, Chavelo and his whole staff come out with pots and pans banging and sing Feliz Cumpleanos! The kids love it!

Chavelos is BYOB so you can bring a few beers or a jug of margaritas like we did!

Plus they also have great grilled tilapia and tacos al pastor.

Viva Chavelos!