Thursday, March 29, 2012

South Carolina Review Preview

When I can get a straight 8 hours sleep, I'll be back with my review of the sights, accommodations and, best of all, FOOD!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Seventh Generation Diaper & The Lorax Book Giveaway!

In partnership with Universal Studios’ motion picture debut of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax* also known as the “Speaker for the Trees” who brings environmental truth and ecological hope to all, Seventh Generation will feature limited edition Lorax prints on all our diapers and training pants. These prints are intended to remind parents and caregivers of the lessons of The Lorax, and encourage family reading and environmental awareness while creating a few smiles. Discover (or rediscover) Dr. Suess’ The Lorax as you read about his legacy and messages of sustainability with your child, and inspire a new generation of environmentalists starting with your family!

In our home, we try to do our part in protecting the environment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

I want my baby to be a Polyglot. He already counts to ten and has a small, but growing vocabulary in German. The English part, he's already got that down. Its fascinating to watch him string together a five word sentence, complete with Proper nouns, adjectives, action words and anything else he feels like throwing in to impress us.

But I also don't want him to be introverted and weird - antisocial traits many Polyglots possess. If you didn't know, I speak/read three languages - two of them fluently. I guess only two languages is fine but how interesting would it be for my little guy to conquer the world, one language at a time? Many of the careers I desired when leaving college and law school gave multi-lingual applicants preference - presumably for their ability to (literally) speak to a global audience.

I won't push the Polyglotamy (is that a word?) but I will continue to teach him German with the hope that learning a second language will impart with him the same zeal for diving feet-first into other cultures that it has imbued in me.

For now, I leave you with a flawlessly performed version of the English-language "Old MacDonald" by Baby D. Try to follow along as he turns the pages and reads the lyrics from the book.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

$5 Gas? Try a $25 Gallon of Milk!

Not me. But similarly situated.

Ok, so the $25 gallon of milk was mostly - well, completely - my fault. When we bought our house, Big D was so obsessed with the landscaping that his first project was to build a railroad tie retaining wall/box for flowers that spans the entire front yard. It was labor-intensive and looks great. Even though the ground was too hard to plant flowers.

Having driven down our driveway a million times without incident, I attempted to do so late one night to get Baby D his drink of choice. Ice cold milk. I took my mother, who was visiting, and we were off. Until I reached the end of the driveway and found that we weren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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