Archive for November, 2007

The Kindness of (Some) Strangers

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Yesterday, Sam, Grand-mère, and I went into the city to have lunch with AC. We rode BART as usual, starting out on the Fremont line and then changing at MacArthur to a train heading into the city. We got off at the Embarcadero stop and before we exited, I wanted to see what time it […]

Table Settings

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

This is how Mommy sets the table for dinner: This is how Sammy sets the table for dinner: This is typical conversation over the dinner table:


Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Sam is really big into making connections between her life and the books we read, as well as between books. It’s really exciting. For example, this morning, Grand-mère was reading Choo Choo (by Virginia Lee Burton) to Sam, and when they got to the part where the train escapes, Sam exclaimed: “Just like Camus does!” […]

Taking Liberties with Lyrics

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Sam: “The wheels on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down…” Mom: [mock indignation] “Up and down?! No they don’t. They go round and round.” Sam: [hysterical laughter]. ***** Sam: “Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in […]

Sam’s Secret

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

It’s an amazing thing when your two-year old tells you, completely unprompted, that she loves you. Last Sunday, outside during a picnic lunch… Sam: “I love you, Daddy!” Dad and Mom: “Aw!” Dad: “I love you, Sammy.” Sam: “I love you, Mommy!” Mom tears up. Sam: “And somebody else.” Mom and Dad: “Who?!” Sam grins. […]

Third Halloween

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

I’m a sucker for the retrospective photo series: Halloween 2005 Halloween 2006 Halloween 2007 This year was Sam’s first time participating in the ritualized banditry known as “trick-or-treat.” She also got to have her first taste of candy. Here she is, pondering her plunder. AC tells me that cherry won out over grape.