Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
"That doesn't LOOK like Michael Jackson".
No, my son, it doesn't look like the Michael Jackson you've seen in the later videos. Alas. Michael Jackson was a prime example of a person who seemed to have everything, but hated what he saw in the mirror everyday.
*Weird Al gets a lot of play time at our house. Firstly, I think he's brilliant, and secondly, there's a video of "Yoda" using Lego figures...and that's a combination that's hard to beat.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I'm gonna walk his shoe leather off. It is so on. He can't outwalk the Doorbell Queen and get away with it!
In other news, I spent the evening cozily in the Campaign office with two bright young campaign staffers burning up the phone lines to let folks know about an event Tuesday night. MM patiently played with his DS and ate Oreos while I said this over and over and over:
"Hi! MysteryMommy calling to invite you to an event that the Dulles Area Democrats are hosting for my husband, Mr. Spock! Mr. Spock is running for the House of Delegates against RepublicanIncumbant this year! The event is this coming Tuesday night from 6:30 until 8:30 at our friend ReallyGenerous's house in Herndon. His address is (details here). Steve Shannon, Ken Plum, and Sharon Bulova will be co-hosting the event - along with many others! I really hope you'll join us. Please call (RSVP number) with any questions or to RSVP!"
Left lots of messages and talked to some really nice people. If you're in the area Tuesday night, come and mingle!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Beat that. I dare you.
And now, can someone please remind me of the mechanics of getting out of a chair? My legs seem to have gone on strike.
Monday, June 22, 2009
The stuff he learned this year just amazed me: they started on multiplication (he knows what 7 * 9 is!!!) I don't remember doing multiplication until 3rd grade, but then again, I went to a somewhat strange elementary school.
His handwriting and spelling are miles above where they were last year.
And he's just the sweetest little big guy in the world.
Today he starts summer camp at Posh Place. The new camp shirts are great: tie-dyed orange, white, and blue in big stripes. There's no way these kids are getting lost on field trips.
It's Monday, and that means they're going to a water park today. I don't remember where they're going tomorrow and Wednesday. This Thursday they're going to the restaurant with the pizza-serving, singing rat. Thursday night, I'm going to scrub him in water as hot as he can stand, with lots of soap, and then I'm gonna make him gargle. He is NOT going to come down with Upchuckie Sneezes.
Starting in July, they'll be having swimming lessons on Friday. This is yet another reason I love PP. I asked at the end of last summer if they could provide swimming lessons this summer, and they asked other parents if that would be something they'd want too, and they worked it out. I love that they listened and responded so well to my request.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I can't wait to get some lit from the state-wides so that I can get double duty from my doors.
If you're free this Sunday, do you want to come with me?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Mystery Mommy --
Last Tuesday, Creigh Deeds won the Democratic primary for Governor of Virginia. In a hard-fought race, Creigh ran a terrific campaign and beat two fierce competitors by winning votes in every corner of the Commonwealth.
I know a thing or two about tough primaries, and I know a thing or two about running tough races in Virginia. Creigh Deeds' victory once again shows the power of people at the grassroots to win elections and bring about lasting change -- and he will be a better candidate this fall because of his hard work to win the nomination.
Creigh has been a dedicated public servant his entire life. As a county prosecutor and state legislator, he's been a strong advocate for economic development, high-quality education, and affordable health care -- and he's gone to great lengths to protect the environment and institute smart public transportation.
Now he needs your help to make sure Democrats retain the Virginia governorship. Please visit his website and get involved today.
Creigh has an ability to bring people together, build consensus and deliver results. He will bring the same bipartisan, pragmatic approach to politics that former Governor and now Senator Mark Warner and my friend Governor Tim Kaine used to help Virginia move forward over the past eight years.
I know that approach works because I've spent some time in your great Commonwealth. In my experience, Democratic candidates with a pragmatic approach to solving problems can be successful. That's the approach my campaign took last November to put Virginia in the Democratic column for the first time since 1964. And that's how Creigh Deeds will win this fall.
Learn more about Creigh, and get involved today:
I look forward to working with Creigh to keep the Commonwealth strong and to bring about the economic recovery and renewed prosperity Virginians demand and deserve.
President Barack Obama
WOOT! Point me at some doors, people!
And, bloggy fangirl that I am, I am totally psyched that I met teacherken!
The whole crowd was truly buzzing with the energy generated by our great candidates. It's going to be a great campaign season, folks. I can feel it.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Congratulations to the both of you!
As I said two posts ago, we had an excellent crop of candidates this year. I am really pleased that both our new nominees won so decisively - great momentum going into November!
I'm so excited to start knocking doors this weekend! MM's coming with me.
No yard signs, nobody handing out lit. Granted, our polling place is small, but still!
Candidates! Step it UP!
MM marked the ballot for me. Moran & Wagner. We both got stickers.
Now, it's your turn. If you're a Virginian, go vote!!!
Monday, June 08, 2009
While I like all three candidates for Governor, Moran and I agree on more issues than the other guys and I.
And I've already told you about my lovely conversation with Jody.
Wednesday will see me happily packing the winners' lit into a bundle with ours* no matter who that is, but today I'm asking you to go tomorrow and vote for Brian and Jody. I think they are the best choices for the job.
*Look at the fun time we had at the Herndon Festival!!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
They are now down in the playroom plotting to use Lego to take over the world while I bake brownies in the hope of achieving world peace through tummy dominination.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
This is truly helpful since I will be attending several summer events and don't want to show up in the same primrose dress for all of them.
In other news, we bought new Keen sandals (alas! no orange this year) for MM and, due to the fact that I had a LOT more money on a Nordstrom's card than I thought, they cost us a grand total of $1.24.