we pulled out the ole red, white and blue for debate night.
as a side note, it's hot again, so bye-bye to the beanie by midday.
we tried the little bow-on-the-head trick using a bit of karo syrup. it looked cute but i felt kinda bad about the sticky spot on her head and the bow didn't stay put for long. so it might be lucy's one and only sticky-bow experience.
after a little afternoon outdoor nap.....
she wakened to her favorite people in the world...
i decided that having a baby to raise up as a thinking and active citizen is actually a very patriotic thing to do. that's central to my version of the red-white-blue. this is the country where my baby (and maybe someday her babies) will grow up. that makes me more interested in politics and activism than ever.
what is american style to you? to me today it was vintage levi's denim shirt and soft printed 80s tee, spiced up with a bit of fringe and batik. multi-culturalism if you will.
well lucy was pretty stoked to head over to rebecca and zack and sylvan's to watch the debate with our friends...
and no wonder....so many friends to greet, legos and trains and books and walkie talkies to check out.
sylvan's door notice: "Welcome to Room 6. Mr. Pangbroehrn. I teach Math. I am a janitor too. NEW: Swimming Free 3:00 pm."
she already loves sylvan.
and with good reason, after all he has a fraggle doll.
oliver patiently awaiting pizza.
pizza, beer, wine and presidential debate. with lots of eruptions of laughter and indignation and fact checking from our little crowd.
lucy loves sociopolitical gatherings. they invigorate her. when we got home, daddy was zonked but she was ready to keep up the party.
It's a party in the U.S.A!