Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Election vs. Series

When the question "What would you rather: Obama as President or Mets World Series Champs?" in our household, "Mets!" was the resounding reply.

Why was I surprised?

Joe - the question goes to you & the Cubs ...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Uber guest post

Hey everyone, how's it going? Long time no guest post. Sam's back to show off his girls and good times.

First, we'll start with last night's festivities! Samaire got to go to her first Mets game and she LOVED it!

Started in right field.

Then made it to the luxury suite!

Thanks Chris! She loved it so much, she made sure to wave goodbye... only to you.

Jose... Jose... Jose... Jose... Jose.... Jose. Reyes with the big hit! Santana throws a gem.

Feeding on the go... AT the stadium. Well done.

METS WIN!!! Woo-hoo. Everyone's happy headed home. Not a single cry the whole game. She lourves her Mets.

Also, just wanted to mention that Misty IS in fact the greatest mother on the planet. No offense to my own wonderful mom and those lovely mothers who check out this little blog, but none of you hold a candle to Mist. It's no mistake that Samaire's such a great kid. I've never seen Misty shine like she has the last 6+ weeks. She's absolutely amazing. Babe, I love ya.

Thanks babe.

Now, I could post pics of Samaire and Misty all day... and I've been lacking, so I'll do some updated photo posts later. But for now... I leave you with the glory that is R-Mac and me. Look for it in theaters next spring.

Thai whiskey anyone?!?!

No? Perhaps Rum Jumbie is more to your liking!

Feel dirty... me too. Cleanse your pallet with this.

Yes, she's THAT cute.

afternoon discussions

leg warmers!

Monday, September 22, 2008

if you look close ...

You'll see the world's greatest smile. She apparently loves our awesome friends as much as we do.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

my cuddler

It's fall here. Maire owns three pairs of leg warmers and is wearing them on regular rotation. Pics on THAT brilliance soon.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Go Mets!

Watching the afternoon game with Daddy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Already over a month old! You know, people say it but you don't realize how true it is til it happens to you. I am a different person. Deep in my heart I feel changed. Stronger. Braver. More able to love - deeper. Truer.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Samaire's First Street Fair

... with the Amicks Labor Day weekend!

And, yes, I'm feeding her while walking down the street. You're lucky I'm not also eating a corn dog.

Yes, I'm that mom.

love love love

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

We Interrupt Cute Baby ...

for a short political rant.

So, McCain, Sarah Pallin, huh? Interesting choice. I must say I'm a little miffed as it seems you chose a woman just to sway some votes. I'm also a bit miffed you chose Sarah, honestly - when there are so many women who have better/more experience. But I get it - she lines up with the whole pro-life/NRA madness ticket. So, well, okay. I see the logic.

And, um, women of my country? I have just about had it. I'm sad for us. Sad that we're attacking Sarah the way we are. Insinuations of how she's (or her being chosen) is a sign of feminism being set back in some way. Of how it's some large statement having to do with men running things - of how she is, in essence, the political version of a trophy wife.

Not to mention the questioning of her as a mother. Whether she should be in public office or not, what with the five kids and all.

It makes me sick to my stomach. Really, American Women? SERIOUSLY?

I'm not voting for McCain. I find a lot of his stances (and Ms. Pallin's) atrocious. But I will say people are doing her a huge mis-service. She's not some woman who happened to be at the Burger King when McCain was on his way to the convention center to announce his choice in Ohio. She's not some throw in.

And, please, she does have some experience. Enough? I don't think so. But before we go all crazy liberal - let's just take a deep breath and admit she actually has more executive experience than Obama. (This is where I totally hang myself and say that Hilary wasn't exactly a shining example of experience either - you know. 'Cause, well, being married to the guy in charge does not experience make.)

I guess what I'm saying is we can harangue her all we want, but I find it deplorable. Does she know there were more experienced - and dare I say better - choices for the VP nomination? Sure. But my guess is she's honored to be chosen, and ready to make history. That she sees this as an opportunity to change the tide and become a shining example of what a woman can accomplish.

And I say, well, if she gets that far? More power to her.

For us to dissect her and call her an affront to women's accomplishments in politics (and society in general) is just shameful. It makes me angry.

I think sometimes we forget - it's just as bad to be an extreme trash-talking liberal as it is to be the same as a conservative. Let's just all take a breath, appreciate the history of our times (whether it's happening how we hoped or not) and then do the research needed to choose the right candidates to make our country what we truly know it can be.

I'll be voting for Obama, myself.

However, Sarah? I wish you strength. You're going to need it.

And just in case you thought I could do a whole entry baby-free?

Um, yeah. No way. She's just too cute! (And in case you're wondering, she supports Obama, too.)

I feel beautiful ...

... When she's in my arms.