Sunday, April 27, 2008

Seriously? You won't say the Pledge?

Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Ruth Harkin stand during the National Anthem. Barack Obama refused both to put his hand over his heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

...And this man wants to be our next President?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Clare finally mastered real crawling

Here's another video for you, Tommy!

My dad came over last night for dinner -- his birthday is tomorrow. It was a great visit, and we were both entertained by Clare trying to make her escape out the open door to where Grandpa was grilling steaks.

Your girls love and miss you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Not a fluke

I was getting some work done on the computer this afternoon, and when I looked behind me this is what I saw:

Yes, it's Clare standing next to her exersaucer playing with the toys. My dad said that he thought she might just skip the crawling thing...he may be right!

Monday, April 7, 2008


A video for you, Tom. See how well she's doing??

We miss you like crazy.

Note The Sound of Music in the background. Going to Angelica's play yesterday inspired me -- we just had to watch part of it while I was folding laundry this morning, and more of it while Clare was eating tonight!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A fluke?

I'm hoping that Clare's most recent feat was just a fluke. She's been working on crawling now for a while, but seems content to just scoot and roll to wherever she wants to go. She gets up on to her hands and knees and rocks back & forth, but when she actually wants to get somewhere, she just flops down and army crawls. Lately, though, when she gets up on her hands and knees, she doesn't stay there -- she pushes up on to her feet (like the yoga positions of plank or down-dog). Then, last night she managed to scoot & pull herself over to the coffee table, get in to a sitting position, and pull herself up to her feet. Granted, she didn't quite make it all the way up before her knees buckled and she fell over...but she was sure trying. Like I said, I hope it was just a fluke.