Archive for February, 2008

Snow is still a novelty

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 by Jordi

Snowman 2008 Feb 23

Having grown up in Miami, snow still often feels new to me. So this morning, having some energy left over after shoveling out from last night’s snow storm, I had some fun.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2008 by Jordi

Last year, Jen got me a Wii for my birthday. I made this video to show her my appreciation on Valentine’s day.

Decorating progress

Sunday, February 10th, 2008 by Jen

It’s been a little while since we’ve updated because we’ve had some busy weekends. Jordi turned 28 last week! And then we had a weekend full of housewarming, birthday, and football parties. Unfortunately I managed to forget the camera for all of these events and so there are no new baby pictures. During that time we have accomplished a small amount of decorating progress. The picture below is of the finished baby quilt with Kaya. Jordi also hung new window shades in the baby’s room and a curtain rod. Now I just need to make the matching curtains out of the green fabric in the quilt.

Kaya on the baby quilt

Foreign Policy and Parenting

Saturday, February 9th, 2008 by Jordi

I don’t agree with President Bush’s approach to most policy issues. But recently, I’ve been thinking about parenting a lot and I thought it might be funny to see what our commander-in-chief could teach us about parenting.

Spanking is a pretty big controversy. I personally think applying President Bush’s stance with Iran might be the strategy I choose:

This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table. – President G. W. Bush from Brussels, Feb 22, 2005

And, of course, it’s important for your children to understand:

I’m the decider – President G. W. Bush, Feb 22, 2006

Or…we are the deciders, anyway.

Good stuff. With that and heat-seeking chancletas, we’re all set. Now I’m starting to realize that the president’s condescending tone was really him trying to be the nation’s loving yet stern disciplinarian. I can’t wait to elect a president who doesn’t treat us like children.