Wednesday, January 21, 2009

First Dog

I just saw on-line that some kid has offered up his Labradoodle puppy to the Obamas. I had no idea that was an option! I feel a compelling urge to rush home and get Suki into the mix. The Obamas would naturally be touched (and I heard they were considering a mixed breed dog and a labradoodle is a "designer dog") and extend me unlimited visiting rights. It is my best shot at playing a critical role in this historic administration. There may occassionally be security issues but as long as I called before coming over and reminded staff that I was "First Dog Donor" I think I'm good.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I've thought about trying to find the words to accurately capture Vaughn's Bakugan obsession for some time now and really haven't been able to. It's like a slow, steady drumbeat that is constantly going in the background of our lives. It's really only problematic when he dissolves into fits of frustration over Bakugan not yet purchased, Bakugan that fall apart (because what can you really expect from a $5 plastic ball), rare Bakugan that can't be located in any store in the metropolitan area, Bakugan left out to where Suki chews them, Bakugan that ended up not being as cool as they looked in the package, etc. etc. Jacob and I try as hard as we can to muster up enthusiasm for his Baku-fever (I even went so far as to bid on Bakugan on Ebay! Which ended up being the wrong one, naturally) but it's hard to for any length of time (I can't believe it took me as long as it did to insist he wear headphones when watching the Bakugan videos on the computer). It's particularly hard to come up with answers to "what is your favorite Bakugan?" and the constant quizzes over the names of the many Bakugan.

This morning, he wandered sleepy eyed and barely awake into the bathroom where I was getting ready. I offered to pick him up and carry him downstairs and he nodded wearily and suddenly perked up, "Mom - you know what's cool about this one Bakugan...."

(The picture is Vaughn's creative modeling when I said I wanted to take a picture of him with his favorite Bakugan).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Early Video

There really isn't anything cuter than hearing Vaughn sing with his baby voice in full force.