The Fun, the Sad, and the Farewell

July 30, 2009 at 9:55 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Fun: I’m an official Guest Blogger on Tiny Artichoke, a website created by my good friends Christie and Michael. They’ve put together a wonderful collection of kid’s clothing, toys, and accessories that are either themselves environmentally-friendly, or provided by a business doing something great for the community. I encourage anyone looking for cute baby stuff for themselves or for gifts to check it out. And if, like me, you’re on a budget, check out their page of sales. In particular I love their toddler t-shirts. I can’t wait to shop for Evie’s birthday, coming up in September. She’ll be two, if you can believe that.

As for the blog (Tiny Tidbits, which I’ve linked on my right nav as well), I’ll be contributing once a month as the “perfectly un-green mom”, testing out some of this organic living to see for myself how much trouble and expense is involved. I think most of us in theory would love to say we’re being environmentally conscious when raising our children, but I’m sure I’m not the first person to balk at some of the suggestions for green living. Read my first entry, all about my amusing trials with baby-food-making.

The sad: On Monday our nanny, Alice, received some devestating news — her cousin’s body was found in a burning car, and police are investigating foul play. I was here when she received the call, and she was understandably distraught. Such a shock for her and her family…my heart goes out to them.

And, finally, the farewell: James’s little brother Michael is shipping off to Afghanistan, and we were able to meet him up at Dulles last night before he flew to Kuwait. He hadn’t had a chance to meet Liam yet — he’s been stationed in Hawaii for the last couple of years, and we just missed him when he visited his parents in TX in July. Liam was so cute with him — just staring and grabbing his face. We had just enough time to visit and grab a bite to eat. He’ll be in Afghanistan for the next year or so, depending on the length of their mission. Which is all very top-secret, I’m sure. Good luck, Michael, and come home safe and sound!

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