I guess I wake up kinda cranky.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Eli had another idea about why I don't need him to count off...
Eli: Dad, I know why I don't have to count off like the other kids.
Dad: Yes? Why is that?
Eli: Because I never stop talking anyway. You always know where I am.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
So, kudos to you, our little writer. Keep up the great work, and you'll go far.
If you want to see her reaction to winning the award, I took a little video of it and you can watch it here.
And now, without further ado or grown-up interference, the AWARD WINNING ESSAY:
Florida panthers are a rare and beautiful animals. Unfortunately, these wonderful beasts are disappearing all the time. If we don't act quickly, they could become extinct. The Florida panther is a majestic hunter, a caring mother to its young, and all together, an amazing creature. If I had $100, I would donate it to Big Cat Rescue, to help the Florida panthers.
My first reason I would donate money to Big Cat Rescue is because if Florida panthers go extinct,a lot of other animals die too. Hear, let me explain. Say panthers eat hogs. There is probably a LOT of hogs because there is not many panthers to eat them. So then there wouldn't be a lot of what ever the hog eats because there would be too many hogs. Then it happens over, and over again.
My next reason would donate money to B.C.R. is because it helps more than panthers. Big Cat Rescue helps other big cats such as leopards, tigers, ocelots, and lions. Florida panthers are rare, but other species need help too. A lot of big cats need help, including Florida panthers. It's important that other endangered felines get help too.
Florida panthers are endangered, and all most extinct. These beautiful cats need OUR help to re-start their race. Programs like Florida Panther Society introduce other species of feline (Such as cougars and pumas.) to breed hybrid panthers. These cats are a LOT tougher than the regular Florida panther. With these hybrid panthers,the original Florida panthers have a better chance at avoiding extinction. The more money donated, the more panthers breed.
Florida panthers are wonderful, awe- inspiring creatures. With our help, these graceful cats can, and will, be returned to their former glory as top predator of Florida.
Friday, February 22, 2013
For those of you who are wondering, it was in the alley, not in the street. I told you she was smarter than that.
We love you, and you are missed already. Good kitty. Well done.
Monday, January 14, 2013
I know, I know, all the parents say it, "I can't believe my little angel is X years old, it seems just like yesterday..." but... it does, sweetie. It DOES seem like it was almost yesterday. And although you've grown so much and are becoming so sophisticated -- I guess you're not a "little" girl anymore -- you're still as special to me as you were when you were just a little weird squalling baby who liked to grab on to my finger. Edison said it when he first saw you, and he said it best -- "wow".
Thanks for being such an amazing kid. We sure do love you.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
At dinner tonight, Ana Tobin mentioned that she hadn't seen Star Wars in a very long time, so insteadnof stories, we pulled out "A New Hope".
1) Maybe it would have still been an amazing movie without John Williams. But a lot less amazing. The fact that it wasn't the standard 70's bleepy-bloopy Moog-driven standard sci-fi fare probably plays into the way that it doesn't seem dated in the same way other old sci-fi movies do.
2) I totally married Princess Leia, only prettier.
3) The kids haven't seen it in so long Eli and Ana Tobin don't seem to remember it. I'm not sure if Eli remembered it at all.
4) The kids laugh out loud every time they hear the WIlhelm Scream.5) We watched the re-issue versions, so there WAS a point that I had to stop the movie and apologize to the children for showing them something offensive and inappropriate, and explain that what REALLY happened was Han shot first.
6) The Clone Wars really is a bummer. For a story that I spent most of my childhood wondering about, I really feel like we got robbed. Of course, I would have killed to have a Star Wars T.V. show, and as a kid I would have loved it unconditionally.
It's kind of amazing how much I remember of my first impression of Star Wars, as I was 5 at the time, but it became SUCH a big deal for me... and back then, we didn't get to see movies over and over. I remember what my mental image of "sand people" was, and how I thought the ad in the newspaper didn't look like something I would like, and how we borrowed 2 bucks from Heather's birthday loot to buy my ticket. I probably only saw it 4 or 5 times as a kid. But the books... and the comic books... and my beloved 8-track, those for worn out. Although they know the story inside and out, it was fun to go down that road with the kids again, and see it in another new light. It was exciting again.
I don't know if I ever gave Heather her 2 bucks back. But that 2 dollars changed my life. Thanks, sibber, and thanks to Mom and Dad for convincing me that it would be worth seeing. It was.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
We've decided to break down and invest in a highly modern extravagance at the Tinnaro household.