Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Elections and Cuties

So, I was going to write something vaguely political, but instead, I think I'll just brag about how great my kids are. Well, I should say something about the historic events of the week. Then, I'll get to the good stuff.
I've never been very political. This election season, however, I've actually tried to become a little bit educated on the candidates and issues. I've also tried to "find myself" politically. What have I decided? Well, I suppose I should say I'm an independent. I've taken a ton of quizzes online (I know, not all reliable, but fun all the same, and no, that's not all the research I've done, just the most fun). Some said I'm more right, some said more left. I took one quiz on the day before the election that said I agreed with McCain 69%, and Obama 69%. Up until Tuesday morning, I was still an undecided voter. I'd gone back and forth in my head quite a few times. Last night when Obama was announced as the president elect, I had lots of emotions. I am so proud to live in a country and time when a black man can be elected president. It's crazy to think that 50 years ago, segregation was normal and open racism common. It is amazing that we, as a nation, have become so much more accepting in such a relatively short amount of time. I felt other things as well. I stayed awake last night to see Obama's acceptance speech (not the smartest thing- I ended up going to bed close to 1:00, only to have Alice to wake up at 1:45, and STAY AWAKE for two hours.) I was very moved by the speech, it even brought tears to my eyes. (not a terribly difficult feat, but still) I don't agree with all of his policies, but I am very eager to see what lies next for this great nation. I really do love this country and am proud to have an "I Voted" sticker. (If you're wondering, I ended up voting McCain. The important thing is that I voted- we almost missed the registration deadline, but took our forms to the post office 10 minutes before they closed on the deadline day.)
Okay, now, onto the cuteness that is my life.
Sally loves being buried in laundry. When she says "laundry", it sounds like "monchee".

Little sleeping beauty

My girls playing- I LOVE saying "my girls"!!

Sally really wanted Alice to wear her antennae- we found a way to make it work.

Sally being a cutie

Sally loving on the baby. Alice is pretty easy going, which is good, because with such a loving sister, she needs to roll with the punches. I wish that was figurative.

Seriously. This is amazing. She has held her head like this a few times- for long periods of time! Sometimes, even without the boppy. I am uber impressed by my little one's strength! She is such a good and sweet baby. She's been with us for only four weeks, but I can't imagine life without her. It just feels so right that she's here. She is a very loved little moonlet.

I just thought Sally's outfit was adorable. You can also see Alice in the background.

Okay. This is a picture of a face. Look closely. There are eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears on the sides and hair up on top. I did the head, but Sally drew in all the features. She has done the head, but only once, on a magnadoodle at the doc's office. I was SO impressed with her- it was totally unsolicited. Since then, I've been trying to get her to do it again with no luck. now, though, she'll do the face if I do the head. This was a happy face. She also does sad faces, and baby Alice sometimes. Oh, and, of course, self portraits.

I just thought this was so sweet. Alice LOVES to be held all the time. She is a very snugly, cuddly baby, which is great for us.

Below is Sally singing some ABC's. She was a little distracted (by daddy's new video game Fable II- it really is pretty sweet- I actually can't wait to play it myself), but you get the gist. She's started singing quite a bit on her own, which is SO cute to hear. she sings Hushabye quite a bit as well as other good ditties. There are two videos, the first is her finishing once and then starting again. In the second, I help her to stay on track- if you combine the two, you can tell she really does know it. I'm so impressed with her and love her so much it's ridiculous.


t.t.turner said...

Sally officially has the cutest wardrobe I've ever seen. I really want her pajamas... for myself! I love your posts, I want to be a mom so bad! Argh... :)

Marilyn said...

Cute, cute! You really have a couple of beautiful dolls there, as you well know. Peppermint ice cream covered in chocolate with peppermint candy bits. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Cicely said...

I can't get over how cute Sally Rose is. And your new addition isn't too bad either!

becca said...

Cute, cute, cute. Those two are the cutest little girls ever! I love the picture of Sally and Alice together and the one of Daddy and Alice. But really I love all of them.

P.S. You asked me about a playgroup a while back and the truth is I really don't know how you go about joining one. My "play-group" is really just two of Ty's cousins that live close by and are about the same age. We just switch off houses each week. I just thought it sounded like a fun idea so I started it up.