Sunday, September 28, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
"Qwack! Qwack! Qwack!" (when seeing the ducks)
"Boom!" (when falling down)
"More!" (completely unprompted while standing next to the cupboard where we keep the graham crackers)
"Grrr!" (when bringing his toy tiger to me)
"Moo!" (on the last page of Who Says Moo? when the little cow finally finds other cows)
"Bapa!" (when I told them Papa would be home soon)
"Meese!" (A.K.A. more please)
"No!" (uh oh, I was hoping we could put off learning that one)
"Boo!" (the sound cows make, according to Norah)
Today Atticus also learned that you can make a fountain in the bathtub by putting your hand over the faucet. Norah had her fingers nibbled on by a duck and thought it was hilarious. They both figured out how to go down the slides at the park all by themselves and Atticus even climbed to the next level and conquered the big twirly slide. I am convinced they are prodigies.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I've hesitated to post about Sarah Palin because I wanted to do it well. I don't know how to express how angry McCain's decision to choose her has made me. I used to think McCain was an acceptable candidate. I wasn't in love with him and I didn't plan to vote for him, but I didn't think it would be a complete disaster if he won the election. However, I find it so condescending and insulting that the Republican party believed that nominating a woman, any woman, would be the way to win the vote. The fact that much of America does seem to be falling for it is even more discouraging. This whole scenario is like some bad situation comedy like Kindergarten Cop where someone completely unqualified for a job ends up having to do it. I don't think this is funny.
I don't think hunting for fun qualifies you to be president. I don't believe being a mother of five children does. Living next to Russia doesn't count and neither does being the mayor of a tiny town or the governor of Alaska for two years. In addition, having a child and grandchild that weren't aborted doesn't qualify you to be president! The way her daughter and infant son have been trotted out as political pawns disgusts me. If John McCain truly thinks this woman is the best-qualified candidate to lead our nation in the event of his death, then I have lost all respect for his judgement.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Norah woke up from her nap yesterday afternoon and knew how to walk! She'd been taking a few steps at a time for a while, but suddenly she seemed to grasp the whole concept and is walking everywhere. All of my videos from yesterday are sideways. I don't know why I never remember to keep the camera horizontal.
Atticus is impressed with Norah's skills. He ran to the kitchen and proceeded to give her a full-monologue about what she'll be able to do now. The entire speech consisted of "das" and "dats' and "dos", so we don't really know what he was telling her. She seemed to understand though. He also spent a good chunk of yesterday scavaging the floors for those little helicopters that fall off trees and bringing them to Paul.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
attempting to climb in a new way. This child will climb anything including attempting to scale the refrigerator last night.