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alex's life book

  • In early 2006, I began creating a life book for my daughter, Alex. Click here for links to articles describing my experience.
  • And for those of you who are more digitally inclined, in late 2006, I recreated key pages of Alex's lifebook for an article I wrote for AlphaMom, using Scrapblog.

    You can see the final digital result (and leave comments, if you'd like!) here.

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Tina

Happy birthday, dad!

And, about the constant chatter, with Makena about to turn two and Aidan well past his third birthday, chatter is non-stop in my home, in my car, while I'm on the potty and, especially, when I'm on the phone. So, I wrote this today for a scrapbook layout I did:

"In the exact moment that I start to pray for silence, I stop and pray to God that it never comes."

I love the second picture of Miss Al. They're all precious but that one just gets me right there, ya know?

Betty

Karen,

I guess I'm de-lurking. Give me a puzzle and I have to solve it. Your flower from yesterday is an African Tulip Tree. I found a wonderful website of tropical flowers in my searching: http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/catalog/photo_db/S.htm Your flower is shown under S for spathadea campanulata. Although the picture is not as good as yours.

Your holey-leaved plant is on there too. A monstera, I think. Funny name.

I'm currently from Cincinnati, OH USA. I love your website and visit it almost everyday. I can't believe the energy you have and the things you have accomplished. Your photography is wonderful. I like your faces/portraits best. I was amused the day you showed your first fashion photographs. The faces of the models were wonderfully in focus, but the clothes were a bit blurry... I'm just teasing you, not meant as any criticism.

I'm currently a computer consultant by trade, but am interested in so much more. I found your discussion on the power of blogs enlightening. Blogging would give me a forum for my analysis of events to expose sexism, racism, homophobia and other prejudices in "everyday" assumptions. For example, when Jesse Jackson reacted to the labeling of the evacuees from New Orleans as refugees, he exposed racism because refugee has a negative connotation, but in making his point, he still perpetuated the negative stereotype of refugees. Which feeds into the whole negative "illegal alien" stereotype. And on and on. I guess first I have to get a web site. For a computer consultant, I'm very low tech in my personal life.
Betty

Chookooloonks

Betty --

That definitely looks like the one -- 10 Chookooloonks points!

Thanks for your good words -- let us know when you start your blog!

K.

Dad

Thanks, kidoh! I also got your gift and opened it this morning...just right! Luv ya!

By the way, spathadolea campanulata is the latin for "a type of croton"... trust me...

Cheers!

Margaret in Germany

Birthday greetings from Germany to Alex's Grandpa!

Alex's post nap pictures remind me of Kennedi. I can count only a hand full of times she woke up and wasn't in a good mood.

Lu

you could just see the progression of her getting ready to start up. too funny.

Marisa

I love the first picture - she looks like a ticking toddler time bomb! You can almost feel her getting ready to open her mouth and not closer it for hours.

Menita

That kid gets more beautiful every day.
Happy birthday to your dad!

vanessa

The girl, she is stunning.
I'm a freelance childcare provider--fancy name for babysitter--and on my roster are a few toddlers. Every single one of them has that exact same look when they wake up from naps.
Thanks for capturing it.
Happy birthday Alex's grandpa!

jen

Lovely! And Happy Birthday!

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