Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 131 - Vintage and Voting...

This baby is sweet (I am so lucky to be her mommy!)...
She likes to be held (I see this face/stance a thousand times a day)...
She is also quite dramatic (this is the face she made when I told her that it was time to go inside and have lunch)...

Btw, the little pink dress Julianne wore today is Vintage :o) It was mine from the late 70s. I am pretty sure my mom made it. It looked so sweet on Julianne today. I am sure my mom would have never in a million years that one day her Ethiopian granddaughter would be wearing that dress :o)

Jonah had his first solids today!!! He had some sweet peas for lunch and did pretty good :o) He ate about 1/4 of the tiny jar of food :o) I can't believe that I am so lucky to share another first with this sweet little baby.

After school today, we went to the library to check out a few more books. I am so thankful we have such a nice library close to our is the perfect place for an eager, new reader :o)
I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was NO ONE in line to vote at the library this afternoon. I took advantage of the opportunity and voted (with all four kids). They did GREAT and LOVED getting an "I voted" sticker.

Because I have four children that are pretty close in age and the fact that they all look different and the fact that they are simply adorable, I usually get some type of question or comment when we go to a place that we don't go to everyday (like church or Wal-Mart). Most of the comments are really positive and nice. Every once in a while, someone will say something that is pretty inappropriate. I usually just try to caulk it up to the fact that the person is saying the first thing that comes to mind without really thinking their comment through. I am not looking forward to the day when my children start fully comprehending some of the things people say. Today was one of those days...

Poll worker: Oh my, you have your hands full (I hear this A LOT).
Me: Haha. Yes, Ma'am. Luckily, I have this hand to operate the voting machine (I had Jonah in the Ergo and was carrying Julianne on one side).
PW: So which ones are yours?
Me: The three older children are mine and this is our foster baby.
PW: Oh. Is is he a local baby?
Me: Yes. He was born here in Little Rock.
PW: Well they are just darling. How old is she?
Me: She is almost two.
PW: Was she a foster child too?
Me: No, we adopted her from Ethiopia.
She then asked questions about how old she was when we adopted her and a few questions about Julianne learning English.
PW: What about that one (pointing to Le).
Me: That is my daughter Sophie Le. She is three.
PW: Well, I know she is a smart one. They always are.

I am sooooo glad Hillary Ashton and Sophie Le didn't hear that comment. What in the world am I suppose to say to that?

After the library, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and stop at the park...
My girl and her bugs :o)

Everyday is an adventure :o)


Tricia said...

You could have responded with something like...
"Where clearly you're not very smart" ...guess that wouldn't be setting a good example in front of the children.

Good to talk with you - although, briefly - must chat and get together again soon.

Tricia said...

Well, I guess I'm not very smart either.

I meant to say..

"Well, clearly you're not very smart." - the polling lady that is - not you. Are you following???