Trick or Treat

In praise of cheap Halloween costumes.


in sickness, again

Carter has croup and I feel guilty for not helping, but I have 'walking pneumonia'. Cilla is a trooper and feels fine, thank God. Hopefully we'll all feel fine for Carter's birthday.

Happy 11 months!

Dear Carter,

I wish you the same happy 11 months as it has been for us. It sure seems that you are happy all the time (except when you are hungry or tired, of course). You now have the cutest smile ever with 6 teeth peeking through.

I can't believe you are almost a year old. It has been amazing to see how different you are from month to month. You weigh 24 pounds and are 30 inches long. You can stand independently and recently took your first official steps. We are waiting to see our brave boy do it again! You talk and babble all of the time, but we can only make out a few legible words like "da da", "mom", and "ish". You also love to lunge out at Harley and cling to his coat as he takes you for a ride.

I just love you more and more each day. I can't help but smother you in kisses each time I see you. I am so proud of you and want everyone to see what a special little boy you are. I can't imagine our lives without you. Thank you for all the joy you bring us each day.



Mommy and Daddy

Isn’t it ironic

I looked up the definition of the word 'irony'. One of the answers is "…incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs…"

My House or Representatives member, Randy Neugebauer *, has elevated irony to a new level. He has a headline on his website that says "NEUGEBAUER SUPPORTS CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE". According to Mr. Neugebauer you can "support children's health care" while voting to exclude millions of children from health insurance. Ironic indeed.



* I really miss Charlie.