MJ dictated this note to Santa and signed the bottom.
Tuesday, November 27
Watching the Macy's Parade from outside the Dakota. MJ enjoyed the big balloons . . .
. . . like Mr. Potato Head here.
Waving to Santa.
Climbing the benches surrounding Strawberry Fields.
Stretching before the big race with Ward.
Racin' Uncle Bud in Central Park.
It got pretty cold the next day. We found the carousel, of course.
. . . and the playground.
Eating a purple frosted Magnolia cupcake in the park.
MJ's a little tired here, but we had to try for a family photo anyway.
Friday, November 9
This morning MJ said that she and her horse, Cisco, were not feeling well. She put Cisco on our bed, and I helped her tuck the horse in for some rest. Then MJ crawled under the covers too so they could both nap. A few minutes later, MJ was bouncing around the house, so I guess that was just what she needed.
Wednesday, October 31
Screaming "smile" at the DOJ.
Riding off into the . . . boss' office.
She's not grinning here, but don't be fooled. MJ *loved* trick or treating. She got the hang of it by House No. 2 and was on her best behavior. Every house heard a happy "Trick or Treat" and then received a polite "Thank you!" She could also be heard wishing folks a Happy Halloween. She was fascinated by the Dora the Explorer she saw; MJ also announced "I don't like that one" when she saw someone dressed like the villain from the "Scream" movies. Mostly though, she just kept saying "more trick or treating mommy!"
Monday, October 15
Sunday, September 16
The Minnesota State Fair is huge! So many people, tons of fun exhibits and pretty much everything you can think of fried and on a stick. My favorite is the fried Snickers bar. Mmm.
Sweet Martha's makes out-of-this-world fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. People buy them by the bucket. We bought them by the paper cone, but probably could have eaten a bucket of them.
MJ, enjoying a cookie while hangin' in the Ergo -- the best baby carrier evah.
Poor sweet Martha.
Senator Coleman's take on how he's doing in Congress.
. . . but his is one of the loneliest booths at the fair.
The Democrats' Pavilion has a special message board for Norm. It saw a lot more traffic than his booth.
Now there's a surprise.
What Would Wellstone Do? He'd stand up to Bush and he'd stand up for the American people. All of them. Especially those whose voices would otherwise go unheard.
Me too, sister, me too.