Putting on Bapa's boots
Friday, November 28, 2008
Putting on Bapa's boots
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Both babies were fascinated by the Macy's Day Parade this morning. The Rockettes were a particular hit and Atticus did a wonderful job of alerting us to every balloon that came onscreen. The dog show that was on later was also very popular. They are both so good at identifying dogs - even the dumb-looking breeds that look like rats or mops were correctly deemed to be dogs.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Norah has apparently refined her Halloween scary face and was ready to show it to the camera today.
Atticus discovered a frightening (to me) new way to use their favorite push-toy.
Paul has gotten excited about making his first Turducken for Thanksgiving this year - also a little terrifying. Be sure to listen to "The Turducken Song" included at the link site. Dinner should be interesting.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Ruby Bridges's mother was a cleaning lady and her father was a gas station attendant who was fired because of their decision to allow Ruby to integrate her grade school. They eventually divorced and Ruby's mom raised their eight children in a Florida housing project. Her grandparents were kicked off the land they'd sharecropped for 25 years because their granddaughter was in the news. Can you imagine?
Of course I have enormous respect for Civil Rights leaders like Dr. King. At the same time, the stories that bring me to tears are most often those of the unsung heroes who never enjoyed fame or admiration - everyday people who took a stand and did their part to make a change.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Norah spends long portions of her days running around the house with no real purpose other than the joy of running. Above she demonstrates what happens when you laugh too hard with a mouthful of kefir.
Last weekend, when the Paul and the kids met me at the airport, Atticus came running with a huge grin to great me. I am such a lucky mom!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I don't really believe either of the candidates has the power to do everything he's promised. As I drove to work today, through a neighborhood that was recently denounced as a "forsaken ghetto" in our local newspaper, I was so inspired to see it alive with citizens grinning and waving banners while lining up to vote. My students today were almost as hyper and unruly as I'm used to seeing the day before Christmas break. It was an amazing thing to see. This election has helped people to overcome being disenfranchised and apathetic and that gives me enormous hope for our future as a country.
P.S. Obama Poster by Shepard Fairey