Saturday, November 28, 2009


Here's my Thanksgiving. How was yours?

Monday, November 16, 2009

The G.T. Class

In relation to The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, we were discussing more modern witchhunts that have happened in the US.
Someone mentioned terrorists, and another person mentioned homosexuality, and we were having a pretty adult conversation about the whole thing.

Then a girl who is really just the sweetest girl ever, and who even raised her hand and waited patiently to be called on, in all seriousness asked,

"What about Gay Terrorists?"

p.s. If that doesn't get me about 20 google search hits I will eat my hat.

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Little More than 3

(This picture showed the remnants of halloween week "paint face" as Amaya calls it)
Amaya's hand went through a growth spurt. One day I'm holding onto a hand that fits almost entirely within my grasp, and yesterday I notice that her fingers actually wrap around to the back of my hand. It feels way more like hand holding than before. Before it was like baby dragging. I think she likes holding hands better now, too.

The other night we were in our house and I could hear distant sounds of a show being watched at Pam's. I couldn't tell what it was and was just ignoring it. She perked up her little ears and said, "I think they're watching Colbert."

She was right.

This morning when I dropped her at pre-school (YES! I know it's a furlough day, and I feel entirely guilty, but I do have tons of work to do and I plan on picking her up early, and yes, I know I'm blogging right now but I'm going to stop the second I'm done with this...) she had me lean down and said, "Mom? Can you give me a favor?" I said, "A favor? Do you know what a favor is?"

She said, "Yes. Can you give me a favor? I want a goody when I get home after pre-school."

I think her skills at workin' it are only getting better.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


"Amaya, what are you going to be for Halloween?"

I guess the bone is dog related anyway.

And Aaron was a tiger (which came from the treasure trove of the humongous Yuen family collection). I quite think he makes a handsome Goku myself with that hair.

Jake made the ceramic bone, and it worked pretty well, even though I was skeptical of the idea.

And Pam sewed the millions of poorly cut out (by me) deltas and basically made the whole thing while I watched.

Mikey's beard is from one of those 25 cent machines. And it looks real!

Minami wore her hair in braids for most of the afternoon to achieve this look. Love the teeth, too.

Tru's costume was super professional. The shirt/hair/hat combo was perfect-o.

I didn't eat any sugar. I have to admit that the candy itself wasn't too tempting. But the pumpkin pie that the Yuens brought over for dessert... I probably would have eaten a piece if no one was watching. Sigh