Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
We're in the home stretch...today was all about partying! Mexico City's annual gay pride march starting at 11 AM and we arrived to find that it didn't start until about 1 PM. Stella fell asleep in my arms so I only got the barest of footage.
Mommy's colleague the Fongster held an end of year BBQ at her place which got rained out to some degree. Hamburgers, music, and busting up some furniture was still the order of the day however.
And how could you top it all off better than with a 4-2 Copa de Oro final victory by Mexico over most hated rival USA?
Mommy is home in two days...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Some relief today when the nanny came by to take Stella to the park and to help clean up around the pad. It started raining around 2 PM and stayed that way so Stella the Artist and I remained inside, colouring, tickling, and reading.
Miss you lots, mommy.
If that video doesn't load for you because it's blocked, here's the Vimeo version.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Someone gave us a tea set for Stella's birthday (thank you whoever you are!)...oh, why didn't I unpack this three days ago? Stella loves it!
We went super girlie today, playing dress up, having tea, frying ants with a magnifying glass...oh no, that last one was my childhood as a boy. We had fun nonetheless.
Special note to Kristen - wish I could have found the original blue dress.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Daddy's Log, Playdate June 21st, 2011 - the Longest day of the year. We docked at Port Velarde today for some much needed R and R. The base commander was more than happy to provide swimming and babysitting services. This is Day 3 of our journey with 5 more to go. I think we may just make it after all.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Today I embarked on a perilous journey...perhaps the most challenging challenge in the history of challenge. Today, mommy left for an 8 day conference in Washington DC leaving daddy, home alone, with a monster.
I've faced tough battles in my time but this one will test my limits. I plan to keep a log, for future generations of stay at home dads, in case I don't survive to tell the tale.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Not actually for kids, but EVERY parent can appreciate this running away best seller.
See it on Amazon.
This book was actually leaked early and Internet piracy has vaulted into must-read and cult status. But the best has only just arrived with a Samuel L Jackson narration of an audio version.
Listen to Samuel read. (you probably don't want your children listening)
Friday, June 3, 2011
I have to give a shout out for this young woman, Brigette Marcelle, who was up until today a page for the Canadian Senate. Ordinarily, it is humdrum quiet in the House of Commons in Ottawa (for anyone but a politico) and pages are usually university students or young people interested in the parliamentary system. I have to imagine that young Brigette thought that being a page would give her insights on government perhaps looking at a future in the government. No longer.
Some are going to say that this was opportunistic, or a mere expression of youth that caught the media lens. No way, says I. This young woman worked to get to where she was and I think it took a great deal of courage to make the statement she did knowing full well that all of her dreams were the cost of making the statement.
Yesterday, a simple page. Today, on center stage.