Monday, November 19, 2012

Since you asked, here are some pictures.

What an amazing response to my last blog post. Thank you! Dudes. I'm all shy about sharing my family on the Internet because the Internet still creeps me out. So I don't plan on doing it all that often, but since you all were so nice here and on Facebook and Twitter about my recent reorganizing of priorities and about my kid's 10th birthday, allow me to share a few pictures from this weekend/today.

This is a homemade red velvet cake. With buttercream icing.
It is the most glorious thing on Earth.
This particular specimen was slightly dry if you ask me, but
I am my own worst critic.
(Robyn, love, there are several chunks of this waiting for you in the freezer.)

You may recognize those glasses from my blog about YALSA St. Louis.
Teri Lesesne and Rosemary Chance, you have added a new
tradition in our house. The birthday glasses.
Ten candles out all at once to the sound of a 5-year-old's maracas.
Random fact: we all still wear those birthday hats every year.
We bought them for her 2nd birthday a week after
we moved to America.  

Today's trip to the Pagoda. Because if you could visit
the Pagoda why wouldn't you?
We listened to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
for the trip. It is still as good as it was in 1998.
A quick reminder that 1970 babies are boss.
Also note: still a snazzy dresser. 

And look! I didn't have to be at ALAN in Las Vegas.
Ask the Passengers is there in all her starry glory while I get
to do fun stuff like hang out at the pagoda and
eat dry-ish cake.
Thank you LBYR for your support and
Alvina the Awesome for this picture. 

Tomorrow is going to be an awesome mother/daughter field trip and I can't wait. We're going to one of my favorite places and I have a feeling she will love it as well. Hint:

Random Book News: Everybody Sees the Ants is a nominee for Missouri's Gateway Award. Thank you awesome Missouri librarians!

And Ask the Passengers is on the ALA Rainbow Project's final nomination list for 2013. Thank you Rainbow list committee!

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