Archive for November, 2009

To better explain myself

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

A few people dear to my heart have recently called and emailed me, urging me to reconsider raising meat animals. In the face of their monumental disappointment in me, I feel I should better explain my motives. Raising meat animals is not fun. Nor is it easy. It is a difficult and strenuous road that […]


Friday, November 6th, 2009

I went in to get Sofía up from her nap and heard her saying “bee, bee, bee” quietly to herself. When I got in, she raised the towel she’d somehow managed to pull into the crib with her (it has the word “baby” on it)  and pointed to the B. “Bee!” she said. I thought […]

First Fall

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

A lot of firsts to enjoy this Fall: trick-or-treating, pumpkins (not carving yet, just the novelty that is PUMPKIN), costumes, candy, a petting zoo with REAL HEE-HAWS, hopefully a hay ride or two and some apple picking. It’s so much fun to experience everything with her for the first time. Anyway, what would Fall be […]

I wish I could be this cool

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

First step in reading?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

When we read together, ButterBean’s able to recognize and say a word out loud now! There are a couple books where the main premise is a series of questions that the main characters answer with this word over and over until they find the right answer, and I think the combination of repetition and my […]

Wherein our baby learns about bribery

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

C’est fini

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

… for now, at least. BEFORE: and AFTER: And here’s another shot: Holeeeeee cow does it look bright in those photos. YIKES! And you can’t see any of the delicious texture! (It looked perfect on Josh’s screen – I guess shrinking them is really bad for nuance.) You’ll just have to believe me that it’s […]

As promised

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Our trip to the petting zoo. Her dad only captured a single “SQUAWK! AHH! DAT! DAT! AAAHHHH!” moment, but I assure you there were lots. And lots. And lots. If only our batteries hadn’t run out. Or if only the batteries we did have, hadn’t been used for taping COW MOUTHS.

Our first Halloween

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Sad trick or treats – Sofía got tired really early, and wouldn’t perform for the camera. She had fun off screen, hee-hawing on cue and smiling and laughing when she got to pick out candy… but no, when she was being recorded for posterity she made us look like bad parents dragging around an unwilling […]

Changing course midstream

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

So after all those weeks of insanely careful color-picking and pulling my hair out over finding just exactly the right shade of this or that: surprise, surprise. I did my first coat of The Chosen Color and I actually liked the color of the first coat much better than where strokes overlapped and made a […]