Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Daddy Duet

We have a board book that is the lyrics from The Little Drummer Boy and we got it while I was still pregnant with G. Emrys has been singing this song to her since before she was born. It is a designated Daddy bedtime book, as when I picked it up one night I was told "Gaga pum pum!" and handed a different book. Which I think translated to, "Daddy reads Drummer Boy!"

Tonight, The Little Drummer Boy has advanced to a duet. Emrys' voice carries out the lines of the song and the pause left at the end of each line is followed by a little two year old "PUM! PUM! PUM!"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Big C Adventure

or, Ten Minutes Well Spent.

Gwendolyn and I laid out the bathtime letters on the table to do some alphabet work, only to discover that the "C" was missing. So we spent ten minutes scouring the upstairs looking for the missing yellow C, singing about what we wouldn't be able to do if we didn't have a C.

At last we found it, brought it downstairs with much rejoicing, and made our complete alphabet.

~ emrys

Monday, February 14, 2011

G Turned Two...

...about two weeks ago - I'm a little slow on the blog stuff lately! She is a healthy, tall (35.75 inches) little girl who is talking more every day. She exhibits the independent streak of her mother a normal two year old. She's quite the little helper and mostly, a lot of fun! Here are a few pictures from her birthday celebration. We were visiting my brother and his family. Gwendolyn's cousin Reese and Aunt Lara made the present cake for her and after build your own pizzas and cake, punching balloons brought great entertainment for everyone!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Just got an email from a friend decrying the makers of the following t-shirt (Old Glory):
My first thought was, "Really? There are people who would make this t-shirt today? Wait--there are people who would buy this t-shirt today?"

My second thought was (and often is), "Ah, this is why I believe in Total Depravity."

The email mentioned something about "First Amendment rights." The imposition of this topic occasioned my third thought, which is that excusing the content of one's words using the First Amendment is a tactic especially reserved for idiots.

Vive les idiots!

~ emrys