Archive for July, 2007

I Want My MTV

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Remember that? We don’t have a TV anymore, but Sammy knows what videos are, and she knows that she can see little videos on our digital camera. She does not always believe us, however, when we tell her that we are shooting still pictures and not videos. A couple of weeks ago, AC was taking […]

Dress Up

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

She likes to wear dresses now. And also boots. You can see this month’s pictures here in the gallery.

What was that middle part again?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Me: Sammy, how many toes do you have? Sam: One, two, three, four, five, Sammy, eight, nine, ten.

Oz plus some super powers

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Lately Sammy will run up to me or her father and say, “Australia is? Sam’s room?” She just loves pointing out the land down under on the world map in her room. It used to hang on her wall, like a normal map, but a few weeks ago the picture hook broke, it fell down, […]

When Bell Peppers Cry

Monday, July 16th, 2007

One of Sam’s favorite things to do now is to help me “cook” in the kitchen. What this means really is that I am training her to be my sous-chef. She dumps vegetables in the salad bowl, puts scraps in the compost tub, tries to spin the salad spinner, and insists on juicing lemons and […]


Thursday, July 12th, 2007

1. AC and I did one of those simultaneous parental double-takes two evenings ago in the back yard. Sam walked down a short flight of rail-less concrete steps all by herself and counted each step as she went: “one, two, three.” “Did she just walk down the steps all by herself?” “Wait, did she she […]

Joyeux anniversaire

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Joyeux anniversaire, Benjamin! We’re sorry we can’t give you bisous in person, but wish you a wonderful first birthday and a stupendous second year!

An Unexpected Trip

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

We spent the morning of this holiday at the ER– Sam woke up with rapid breathing and lethargy. She’s had a cold the past couple of days and has been downright miserable. The doc heard wheezing in her lungs, and a truck load of phlegm. They also did this interesting test which measured the oxygen […]