Here's a meme I swiped from other bloggers. The idea is to chart the past year through the opening lines of each month on the blog. 2006, here goes:
January. When Pearl starting singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in Hebrew at the dinner table a few days ago, Marcia and I were shocked.
February. True confession: I took 51 pictures of Pearl's first haircut.
March. When I was 10, my class watched a film strip (anyone remember them?) about erosion in our earth science class
April. Some of Pearl's nicknames for Carrie =
* little baby cucumber
* carrie winkie
* baby Oskar
* fat little worker
* you you you you you
May. Here's a new book, hot off the presses, as the say, and guess who has an essay included in it? The book is called Confessions of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All! Edited by Harlyn Aizley, author of Buying Dad: One Woman’s Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor, this book gathers the stories of eighteen nonbiological moms who have created the"other mother" role with a personal flair.
June. Our friends at Mombian (Sustenance for Lesbian Moms) have proclaimed today, June 1st, as day to honor gay and lesbian families. And while we at Grrrlville try to cheer for such families every day, we also never ever ever forgo an opportunity to celebrate.
July. We're in Arkansas for the week -- visiting my family. Here's a glimpse of the local woodland gardens. My father took this photograph.
August. What is it about trains that toddlers find so appealing? And what is it, specifically, about the Thomas the Tank Engines (the ones with faces) that young girls and boys love so much?
September. Marcia's sister sent these pictures from the Oregon trip that I missed. Not only are the cousins the same age, but they all have two-mom families.
October. Imagine Peace.
November. In lieu of words, Carrie (age 11 months) uses pointing, grunting, squealing, throwing objects, throwing herself, and wailing. The play is the thing.
December. Last night I went out to run some errands with my visiting parents. Marcia said that as she was tucking the girls in bed, Pearl revealed, rather ominously, that SOMEONE in her class at school is JEWELISH.