Baby in A Basket!

One of Elena's favorite things to do is to crawl into the laundry basket. When she does it, we sing out, "Baby in a Basket!" and she get a big smile on her face. Here's an ADORABLE photo of her enjoying her new pastime...

She's been getting quite good at feeding herself with a fork .... we tried to capture it on film, but she decided she'd rather play with fork, instead....

She spent Sunday cruising around the yard while Daddy and Grandpa Mac put in a new back door. The Packer outfit is a gift from Grandma K and is being worn in honor of Grandpa's love for the team. And, we really needed them to win on Sunday so DRL and I could win my office football pool. No such luck....

And here are some more photos of her standing, and trying to walk, and just being cute!

Some Knits

"Mr. Bear"
Another Photo of "Mr. Bear."
A Cute Beanie w/Flower

Me wearing it...


A Right or a Duty?

For the past few weeks I've been urging everyone I know to vote, just vote, regardless of what you know or who you vote for. After reading the latest post over on BMSB I've come to realize that maybe it is better to not vote if the only reason you're voting because you feel you should, or that it's somehow your duty as an American. As Bull Moose points out, the right to vote is just that, a right -- it's is not a duty. And is it really socially responsible to vote so that you can get that free cup of coffee, or the "I Voted" sticker, or announce your voting abilities on the status feed on your facebook page, when you know nothing about who's running and what their being elected would actually mean for you or your family? Or for me and mine?

I think it's amazing that we live in a country where we are each provided the right to vote - the right to have our voice heard by our government - but I think it might be equally important for us all to realize that we have just as much right to not vote. I think it's important that each of us realizes that we do have a voice, and that we can use that voice -- but we need to think about whether or not we even know what we're saying, before we stand to speak.

Happy Voting to All -- or Some.