Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy October

Mexican sunflower wet with today's rain and what remains of our stand of yellow coneflowers.

°My latest post on Chicago Moms Blog is about the weight parents gain when they have children. It's not what you might think.

°October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The talented writer and my fellow Chicago Moms blogger Gillian Marchenko is chronically her daughter Polly's birth all month at her blog Pocket Lint. Her story of giving birth in the Ukraine is really great reading.

°These videos from Funny or Die are hilariously literal reworkings of classic '80's videos Take On Me and Tears for Fears' Head over Heels. So funny.

°Use the promotional code HY8BHPR to get $10 off any purchase of $50 or more worth of Leapfrog toys and products before November 15. At the Leapfrog event Sunday for Chicago mom bloggers, Mia was given a Leapster II, sort of like a Gameboy for the younger set. She was engrossed the entire ride home - We've finally found a replacement for the Bugs Bunny cartoons Dad loads on his iPhone for the girls during long car rides.

*Something to remember from William Carlos Williams.


gillian said...

Cinday, thanks.

Julia Buckley said...

Great photos!

Happy fall to you.