Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Or as I am telling people here, "Happy day when my ancestors fled oppression by your ancestors so we could oppress other peoples' ancestors."

May your Thanksgiving be full of family, friends and good food.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How do you know you've settled in to a new city?

When you walk in to the lovely small bakery/coffee shop around the block from your daughter's school, and the lady behind the counter knows what your drink is.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A real autumn

It's been fun watching the girls experience their first real autumn. And by real, I mean with leaves and rain and cold weather and everything! They seem to be enjoying it*. A brief pictorial essay:

Off to the dinosaur museum.

That's an evil look...

Yup, pure evil.


Leaf angels, not as satisfying as the snow variety.

Whee squared!

Miss. Diva Boo at B&Q (Home Depot equivalent)

Trip to B&Q coupled with the grocery store was too much.

Provisions. Himself was worried about the impending Guiness shortage scheduled to hit the UK Any.Minute.Now.

Now we're gearing up for an attempt to indoctrinate some British friends into the calorie consumption binge that is Thanksgiving, and the impending arrival of all grandparents and one set of uncles/aunts for Christmas time. We will have ten people in the house at one time. It's going to be amazing!

* Although Devil did say to me yesterday morning that she wanted to go back to Houston because it was warm there**.
** This from the child who refuses to wear tights*** and therefore goes to school every day with bare legs.
*** She would wear tights to school if she could wear the pink ones, but she can't so she doesn't. Sigh.