Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Saturday Library Trip - 12/30/04

No sooner had we got home with this lovely selection of videos, than our VCR at a tape and died. The replacement VCRs we purchased have died as well. What's the deal?

This is our last Thursday library trip then back to our normal schedule.
  • Book: Edward's Exploit and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories
  • Book: Trouble for Thomas and Other Stories
  • Book: Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?, Eric Carle
  • Book: Let's Find Colors [Bob the Builder]
  • Video: Bob's White Christmas [Bob the Builder]
  • Video: Blue's Birthday
  • Video: The Toy That Saved Christmas [VeggieTales]
  • Video: Mighty Machines

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Saturday Library Trip - 12/23/04

Library's closed on Saturday, so this week's library tip happend on a Thusday. Here is the mommy's-got-a-lot-of-cleaning-baking-and-wraping-yet-to-do selection:
  • Video: Honey, I Blew Up The Kid
  • Video: The Star of Christmas [VeggieTales]
  • Video: Toy Story 2

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Saturday Library Trip - 12/18/04

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas:
  • Book: How Many Miles to Bethlehem, Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Video: Jonah Sing-Along [VeggieTales]
  • Video: Thomas' Christmas Party [Thomas the Tank Engine]

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Happy Hanukkah

Happy 4th night of Hanukkah! Yes, we are Christians and not a bit Jewish, but we celebrate Hanukkah. Jesus observed Hanukkah. What? You say you didn't know that? You must have missed that day in Sunday School. Well, here it is again for those who were asleep: John 10:22-23: "At that time the Feast of the Dedication [in Hebrew, Hanukkah] took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon." So Jesus, who didn't live in Jerusalem and pretty much only went there for fasts and feasts, went there for Hanukkah and hung out at the temple, the dedication of which is the thing being celebrated.

Ironic, isn't it, that the quintessential Jewish holiday is mentioned in the New Testament but not in the Old Testament/Tenach?

A related link: It's Chrismukkah. I'm not sure whether it's cute or appalling.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Saturday Library Trip - 12/11/04

Once again, only videos:
  • Video: Shalom Sesame, Show 6: Chanukah
  • Video: Honey, I shrunk the kids
  • Video: Blue's Big Treasure Hunt [Blue's Clues]
  • Video: James in a Mess [Thomas the Tank Engine]

Monday, December 06, 2004

The Men's Room

My husband had the night off work, so I left the boys with him and went to a party (an Arbonne home party, if you must know). He had to run some errands. Little Champion had a poopy diaper in the car, so when they got where they were going it became necessary to change it. You guessed it, no changing table in the men's room. He ended up changing him standing up on the bathroom counter. Quite a feat; I don't think I could do that even with a merely wet diaper.

Anyway, the incident reminded me of something I planned to blog. Daddy Types has a list of New York City Men's Room Changing Tables. Plus some comments on where the little ones ended up getting changed when there was no changing table in the men's room.

So I'm naturally picturing all these men running around NYC with babies and no mommies, desperately looking for a place to change a diaper. But of course, when we had our first baby, my husband informed me, "you're in charge of input; I'm in charge of output." So while I do more than my share of diaper changing while at home, when we're out in public, he's the man. So to speak.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Blog Stuff

Merriam-Webster's says "blog" is the number one word of 2004.

Babies and Celebrities. What could be better. It's the Celebrity Baby Blog. Now, are they going to tell us the things that those of us in the Natural Childbirth/Natural Parenting community really want to know? Who went natural? Who's too posh to push? Who had a homebirth? Who's breastfeeding? Who's going to go on some talk show wearing the baby in a sling? The stuff of much speculation.

I enjoying reading One Sixteenth. Other than the fact that the author is Pagan and I am Christian (o.k., not a small difference, I realize) we are very much alike. She even lives in Texas. The title of "One Sixteenth" is explained by her tag line, "each pregnancy robs you of half your mental capacity". Ha! She recently wrote a nice piece about Classical Education. And she seems to be navigating the decisions, as are we, of just how to celebrate the holidays, which holidays to celebrate, how to infuse them with meaning, and so forth.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Saturday Library Trip - 12/04/04

This week's selection:
  • Book: Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitues, Mary Eberstadt
  • Book: Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos, Dore Gold
  • Book: Iowa, Reshma Sapre
  • Book: Light the Lights: As Story about Celebrating Hanukkah & Christmas, Margaret Moorman
  • Video: Smile for Auntie and Other Stories [including The Snowy Day and Make Way for Ducklings]
  • Video: Mighty Machines at the Construction Site
  • Video: Toy Story