Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
What does Red Power Ranger:
Here are a few more pictures from our trunk-or-treat tonight:
And in the middle of ten thousand and two people...Dylan found one of his friends! :)
Checking out their goodies (I remember growing up, this was where we picked out all the 'gross' candies and gave them to our parents. With my kids...there are no gross candies...oh well!)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
We had dinner and candy galore!
See the turnout. It was really neat. The closest I've ever been to a block party was when the boys and I put on our PJ's and played legos. This was a true block party!
They had a costume contest, hay rides, trick-or-treating around the block, and a bonfire with smores.
My favorite part was when the County showed up with their robotic McGruff dog. It was so funny! The officer had on a headset so that whatever he said into the mic, it came out of McGruff's mouth. Bryan SO bought into it! :) He was feeding him, giving him hi-five and holding a long conversation. It really was a hoot!
Lydia on the other hand...she was a little more apprehensive about the whole 'talking dog' thing. She resorted to reprimanding the dog before finally bursting into tears of fear.
So that was our day in a nutshell. Thanks Uncle Thomas for joining us today! We had a GREAT time! :)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
In case you have been living under a rock somewhere, Joe the Plumber addressed Obama one-on-one about his new tax plan for the country and asked what would happen to him if he was to buy out the plumbing company that he has been working for for x number of years. Obama's response: something soft and cushy to win Joe's vote, followed by "but if we spread the wealth it would be better for everybody."
SPREAD THE WEALTH Should I repeat that for you? He said SPREAD THE WEALTH ! Do you know what that means? You work your tail end off save up enough money to BUY the business that you have worked for your entire career and I (being much wiser than you and understanding what my newly-elected president has promised) sit by idly doing nothing all day and get my 'spread' of your wealth! The cycle will eventually lead to...gasp...dare I say it...a CLASSLESS society. Sound familiar to anyone?
Allow me, if you will, to quote a brief portion of Carl Marx's Communist Manifesto.
"When, in the course of development, class distinctions have
disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast
association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its
political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely
the organised power of one class for oppressing another. If the
proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the
force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if, by means of a
revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away
by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these
conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class
antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its
own supremacy as a class."
For too long in this society, we have celebrated mediocracy and tolerated sheer laziness, but now we are an the verge of promoting it! Why work hard if Joe the Plumber is going to share his wealth with me?
This is only one example of many that can easily be picked out from this candidate's rhetoric. Many more communistic philosophies are freeflowing from his debate responses and his politics. Unless you are up for a new, communist America you have no choice but to get those cheeks out of the seat and VOTE. And then, after you vote, PRAY! We must keep the American dream alive, and last time I checked, communism and mediocracy was not 'the dream'.
...and to think: I haven't even begun to touch on the moral philosophies of the Senator from Illinois, but might I remind you that he is very pro-choice! Who will speak for the unborn babies? Help me, will you???
***NOTE: This is only my opinion. While I would LOVE to hear from you, please know that I am NOT asking you to disclose who you are voting for. Having said that...comment away--I'm eager to see if I'm the only one who sees things this way...
If this is something you'd rather not comment on, I can totally understand. Just scroll on down to the next post and tell me just how cute those babies are! :)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
And what would a birthday post be without those fun comparison photos?
Dylan's 4th Birthday:
Dylan's 5th Birthday:
Dylan's 6th Birthday:Happy Birthday, sweet boy. Mommy loves, loves, loves YOU!!!