Thursday, November 27, 2008
By Herron family tradition, Erik reads a presidential proclamation in lieu of grace prior to dinner; this year's proclamation was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 Thanksgiving greeting to the American people. We dined on standard and non-standard holiday cuisine: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, squash, broccoli, daikon salad, and kim chi, followed by apple and pumpkin pies.
Carter was a helpful sous chef and enthusiastic consumer of turkey. In addition to the standard meal, he had second, third, and fourth helpings of turkey after dessert. He also entertained all of the guests with his special version of hide-and-seek.
As Erik's father, Thomas, reminds us: "we have a lot to be thankful for." Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Of course, when Erik and Lea encounter art museums, the tune of the Detroit Institute of Arts' 1970s commercial runs a constant loop through their heads. Fortunately, we found a website featuring videos of classic Detroit ads for Faygo, Highland Appliance, and the DIA's "We've Got Art" advertising campaign. We highly recommend it as a great nostalgia trip for all Michiganders of a particular age.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Fall arrived quickly in Lawrence. Seemingly overnight, the temperatures turned chilly, leaves changed colors, and early last week the leaves dropped from the trees. Carter and Lea have been raking and collecting leaves for compost. But, the two of them paused for a little bit of fun, as Lea captured in these photos. Carter loves to jump in the leaves.