Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Now Beckett looks a little goofy in these pictures, but I put them in because if you look closely at his mouth you can see his top teeth.
Beckett teethed FIVE teeth all at once, for a grand total of seven. The top four and a random little guy on the bottom that went from blank gum, not even a bump, to full on tooth over night. All these teeth came in within a week. I thought there were only three, then he laughed and I caught a glimpse of a fourth, and then BAM! number five on the bottom shot up.
We bought him some new sunglasses and for some reason he giggles like you're tickling him every time we try and put them on. Then he rips them off and eats them.
We went to Olive Garden for lunch on President's Day. (Yay! No work for Chris!) One good thing about Jersey is the chain restaurants have the same prices they do in the rest of the country--no stupid Manhattan mark up.
Beckett didn't really want the Olive Garden food. He tasted the breadstick but he was happier to swing it around and then play with a straw.
Beckett is obviously developing quite well what with crawling and feeding himself puffs. So he's taken to carrying his keys around to prove his new found maturity. (All the ladies assume he has his own Tonka.) Fortunately he's developed a foolproof way to make sure he doesn't lose them.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Lots of interesting stuff in the article, so go read the whole thing. Here's the money quote:
The Mormon religion "was the silent factor in a lot of the decision making by evangelicals and others," says Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted the poll. The Romney campaign ran into "a religious bias head wind," Mr. Hart and his Republican polling partner, Bill McInurff, wrote late last month.
Quick thoughts on the demise of the great Mormon hope:
Look, I'm not going argue the point, but I find it inexplicable that any conservative, social or economic or both, could vote for anyone other than Mitt. Well then, how did he not win the nomination?
1. The flip-flopping thing really did seem to hurt him a lot more than I would have thought. Probably because I was aware that many of his "flips" weren't really flips at all, abortion being an exception. The problem with his flip on abortion is that he couldn't really address what probably (maybe?) pushed him more towards the right, which was recognizing he should listen to the leader of...
2. The Mormons! Yep, everyone hated him because he was Mormon. This killed him in the South.
3. Mitt was disappointingly negative during his campaign.
Look, it was going to be tough for a Republican to win the election in 2008 anyway, what with the last eight years, so maybe it's best that Hillary get 4 years to mess up the country. Then Mitt can turn it around in 2012. Heck, if McCain is running at 72 and Pres. Hinckley is working at 97, Mitt could probably run every year up to 2024. So, go grab your clearance Mitt swag at his website and put it in storage next to the wheat grinder for four years.