November 5, 2008

Can't get over the RedHead book

I know, it's kind of cheating if I blog about the same thing twice, but I can't get over how excited I am that Lucas is going to be featured in a book. The author just emailed me the picture they decided to use. Isn't it cute???

You can order one too if you want at

Charlotte the French woman

I was unloading groceries last night and this is what unfolded after Charlotte saw that I bought a cantaloupe:

Charlotte: Oh...I am SO happy to see this!

Allie: Ya know, I thought you would be (for some reason I knew the cantaloupe would thrill her)

Luke: What's it called?

Charlotte: A banquoi

Allie: Banquoi? In English we call it a cantaloupe.

Luke & Charlotte: Oh..

Allie: Charlotte...what did you call it??

Charlotte: Baaan-quuuuoi (said with overdone enunciation)

I learned a while back to never correct a child on what they think something is called. I always tell them what I call it, or what we call it in English, but who am I to judge?? For all I know Charlotte was Portuguese in another life or French and I am just too slow to keep up...regardless...her version of everday words never ceases to entertain me. Just in case you were about to, I already did (googled it), can't find a darn thing. If you know of something I don't...share please!!

November 1, 2008

Wise words

You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage,
by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could and should,
do for themselves.

-Abraham Lincoln.

Very, very wise words, written years ago and we still don't get it.
I have decided to educate myself in politics. I am tired of not feeling conviction about my voting choices and I am tired of not taking part in my country like I should. I have wanted to get active for a few years now and it's time. My first the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Wish me luck.