Tuesday, October 31, 2006



Just two sets of treat-seekers tonight and zero tricks. D. and Ph. stopped next door so that baby-do could get some mileage from her costume, and the neighbors said they'd had twenty-five kids solicit the candy. Why the drop-off when we're just one house away? Who knows. Maybe the meek few were frightened off when they heard the dull, grumbling kitchen-table banter between me and Ph. over the math homework: trinomials into ordered pairs, graphing parabolas. Quiz tomorrow. That's right, it is time for bed, but I am going to open just one Hershey's Mallow-Jel before I call it a night: "Marshmallow with Chocolatey Coating and Grape Filling," the wrapper tells me. For anyone looking to do some extended sweets-collecting, I expect that we'll be handing out the Mallow-jels for the first few days of November (that or stirring together a Mallow-jel sweet potatoe pie recipe for later in the month).

Bookmark and Share Posted by at October 31, 2006 11:35 PM to Unspecified

That is the cutest baby in the universe.

Posted by: senioritis at November 1, 2006 12:50 AM

I wonder how mallow-jels will work with my current diet of dry roasted peanuts, dasani waters, and bagels from blinker.

Love the costume. Post more pics!

Posted by: Tamika at November 1, 2006 2:01 AM

The peapod costume must be THE baby style for the year. There's a baby in McAllen, TX wearing it. (Or at least he was last night, when I got the photo.)

Anyway, Is. is one cute baby. Like Becky said.

Posted by: Donna at November 1, 2006 9:57 AM

The older she gets, the more she looks like her dad! Boy, she is growing quickly, isn't she? And the costume is adorable!

Posted by: Denise at November 1, 2006 9:59 AM

Cute costume and cuter baby in the costume. What did Ph. wear? Just kidding. Just give a holler if the trinomial stuff gives you too many headaches. I'd be glad to assist.

Posted by: Jo at November 1, 2006 9:30 PM

Is. weighed in today at the Dr. office today; doing fine. This percentile for length, that percentile for weight. And unofficially well-ranked in the percentiles for cuteness.

Rumor has it, T., that there are a few of the Mallow-jels in the grad office candy bowl. Rumor?

The peapod was one of a handful of choices on the rack when we were shopping Big-box Baby Store in early Oct. Figures that they'd have the same costumes in Texas.

We might have to take you up on the offer to help with math, Jo. We were seriously racking our brains over the proper methods for arriving at the answers shown on the answer key (to the study guide). It's all in the steps, yeah?

Posted by: Derek at November 1, 2006 10:27 PM

Cute pic of a cute pod. She's beautiful.

Posted by: joanna at November 3, 2006 6:19 AM

Thanks! I'm already scheming to tailor the pod costume for next Halloween so Is. can go as an Earth Wide Moth. Add wings and antennae, I'm thinking.

Posted by: Derek at November 3, 2006 7:52 AM

Works for me. You'll be taking blogging (and your daughter) to the next level--EWM, gen 2.0.

Posted by: joanna at November 3, 2006 12:26 PM