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Archive for January, 2008

Arrrrrgh
Under that band-aid is the proof that Pru is officially done with her first real battery of vaccinations.  Sure, sure we could have relied on the actions of others but we’re weak-willed on top of being rational actors.  Plus, what if we move to a colony of Christian Scientists and there is a Diphtheria outbreak?  Pru just isn’t sold on the ontology of the Eddy crowd.
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Rank-o-Gram

Top 5 Grams, inspired by John McCain’s South Carolina primary speech:

1.  Graham crackers
2.  Phil Gramm
3.  Graham Norwood
4.  Graham Greene
5.  Teddy Grahams?  Lindsey Graham? 21 Grams? Gram, 8th King of Rohan?

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Cover girl

Pru, in a continuation of the series Famous Poses of Great Figures in History (which Great Uncle Phil noted the start of in utero) has added Abraham Lincoln to her repertoire:
Pru being a Yankee

We’re just hoping she doesn’t learn to smirk while doing it, frankly.

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Bad napper no more!



As the blog may or may not have led you to believe, our Sweet Pea is not the world’s greatest capitalizer on the opportunity for naps. Up until today she just wouldn’t sleep during the day unless someone was holding her, preferably while they were standing upright. This was never the ideal situation, of course, but her parents were pretty indulgent because
a) she’s a cutie
and
b) they like not hearing their daughter scream.

Today, Angus’s paternity leave ended and Pru celebrated by taking a proper nap. Sure it wasn’t in her bed, but was a start. Mother is going to say a few prayers of thanksgiving now.

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Numeracy Dawns

It’s beginning to occur to me that I’m probably not on the verge of winning the lottery.

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Sick

Pru has been ill – congested, coughing – most of the week.  I guess Nietzsche was right:  Christianity does weaken you.

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Baptism

Pru was baptized on Sunday (Epiphany) afternoon at our parish just after the noon Mass. We were touched that so many family, friends and blogging notables were able to be in attendance. She was angelic almost the whole time (even during a pretty extensive photo session afterwards) and quickly calmed down when she became agitated. It was a beautiful event. Grandpa Shields was kind enough to record the ceremony on his digital camera:

Obviously, we were a bit… occupied… during the baptism itself and didn’t take photographs of our own (though Aunt NELLIE did a great job with our camera) so consider this a call for photos if you took any. We’d love to see what you captured.

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