Archive for October, 2008

happy halloween

October 31st, 2008

I’m working, packing and preparing for a halloween party, so no time to post, but here are some Halloween flash games and a crash course in Rocky Horror Picture Showing, in case that might be useful to you.

another whirlwind week

October 30th, 2008

Two is such a sweet birthday. Sunday, we celebrated Sylvie’s second birthday with just us. She has a slightly larger celebration on Halloween with the locals. I remember Will looking so surprised and proud when his neighbors sang Happy Birthday on his second, and Sylvie was no different. As presents have trickled in, her reactions […]

to the moon

October 27th, 2008

“Mom, I heard on the radio that some guy loves his wife to the moon. That isn’t enough, is it, Mom? I love you to the sun and back. That’s enough, right?” Swear I had nothing to do with this.

barack obama

October 26th, 2008

You’d think he was the kids’ favorite sports team with their spontaneous shouts of support and impromptu pennant waving parades in his honor. Last night when asked which movie they wanted to watch, Sylvie yelled out, “Barack Obama movie! Yeah!” So, today, the kids made Obama signs. “We’re lucky because our neighbors only have one, […]

scary birthday preparation

October 26th, 2008

Mom, you’ll be proud. I use my Zoology degree at least once every year when I choose not to make anatomically correct bones, but instead a whole pile of identifiable ones. Meringue bones from our graveyard:

oh Oda

October 26th, 2008

Will and Sylvie got Star Wars figurines for Sylvie’s birthday. For Sylvie, an Obie Wan; for Will, a Yoda aka Oda. Will has been active in play since the purchase. Apparently Obie and Oda used to be friends, but Obie Wan was a troubled kid and used to punch his friends. Now, Oda doesn’t like […]

halloweenies and camera tricks

October 24th, 2008

Tonight the kids dragged me to the Lawrence Hall of Science Halloween fair. We were rather late getting up there, so we made it to only the juice table and the fortune teller before it was time for the Magic show. According to the fortune teller, Sylvie has a brother, is about 2, likes grape […]

tales of terror

October 24th, 2008

Weekend America asked 10 writers to write scary stories that can be read in less than a minute. Here’s this year’s. And last year’s.

still deciding?

October 21st, 2008

Here’s one way to watch the PBS Frontline Choice 2008. You can also download the entire show from iTunes.

Obama’s at the door

October 21st, 2008

Our kids are slowly becoming involved with this election as we’ve made them suffer through the conventions and then all 4 debates with us. Sylvie clapped happily everytime McCain or Palin spoke during the RNC – which I think says something about their demographic. And just like most Americans, Sylvie has stopped clapping for those […]

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