Thursday, November 20, 2008

Letters to the Baby

5:45 pm

Dear Benny:

We just got home. I don't need my shoes.

Thank you,
Your Father

6:02 pm

Dear Kiddo,

I see that you have your mother's boots. She is at work and neither of us can wear those. Thank you, though, for thinking of bringing them to me. Do you think you can put them back by the front door?

Sincerely,
Fat Daddy


6:10 pm

Dear Little Man:

Thank you for bringing me my shoes. I regret to inform you that we will not be leaving for another hour.

Love,
Dad

6:11 pm

Dear Son,

I appreciate your fondness for shoes in general, but you are already wearing a pair. Please put your shoes back in the box.

Yours ever,
Papa

6:14 pm

Dear Benny,

Please give me back my slipper.

Love,
Daddio

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Making it Up to the Grandparents

We here at amagomundi would like to apologize to the Tutus, Sindos, Momos and Grandpa Gs in our lives. We know it is cardinal sin to withhold Halloween pictures of the grandson from those most desiring of them. A combination of illness, technical difficulties and election fervor (INDIANA WENT BLUE!!!) resulted in this delay of gratification. Without further ado....ROAR!


Note the little slit mom needed to make in the neck of this 24 month costume in order to accommodate the enormous noggin of this 15 month old boy.


Benny played in the yard while trick-or-treaters visited the Amago stead for some candy and ....


...to see the creepiest man in the neighborhood. I didn't think he could top last year's creepiness, but he did. I suppose that's why I'm still so in love. *sigh*

Friday, November 07, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Mundi


Indiana finally succumbed to the Democratic tide and handed its 11 electoral votes to President-elect Obama. The first time the state has turned blue since 1964.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama Fever

I can't speak for all of Indiana, but I do believe that South Bend is going to go Democratic. After a drive through the west side on my way back from dropping B-Ray off at school, I would say that this town is damn near celebratory. Those that didn't vote early got up early today to go to the polls. The sidewalks had lots of people walking on them: Freshly showered, coffee-drinking, smiling, red-white-and-blue-wearing people. And on the corner of Cottage Grove and Lincolnway, two middle-aged ladies were dancing--and I mean really dancing, joyously--and waving their Obama signs, and everyone driving by honked in support of their efforts. I feel good. This is exciting. Let's go Indiana!