Tuesday, November 15, 2011


You have learned to smile, to coo at things you like (trees, housemates), and almost to hold your head up and roll.  You are peaceful and beautiful and sometimes clear and willful.  Thank you for being our little girl, Sara Bela.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

All parents of wee ones in the parts of the world that observe Daylight Savings Time are now noting that their children get up an hour earlier. Hoo boy. So we got up at about 5.30 this morning, SB, and got you dressed in a pretty cute grey outfit. I'm enjoying putting you in many colorful layers -- a traditional West Philly way to ward off the cold. We went downstairs and I chatted with you as I made coffee and oatmeal, then we turned on the radio. NPR and the jazz station didn't please and I didn't feel like exploring the desert of FM radio, so we put on Erykah Badu's 2nd album New Amerykah Part 2. You loved it and we danced to the grooves. I think I'll play you some Invincible next if you are into R and B or hip hop. I know these are good morning dances.

Your dad is still sleeping! But soon he will awake and we'll enjoy our Sunday together. I love you very much kittenduck.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New hat

Here is Sara Bela on her morning walk wearing the hat Dave Arney knit for her.  I went back to work yesterday, but I'm working part time for this month -- fun times!