Monday, April 20, 2009

"The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"

I don't think I have ever gotten political on my blog before, but this post was inevitable, as I am a person with some very strong opinions.

I don't know how many of you were able to watch the Hallmark movie last night about Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. What a remarkable human being! I don't know if the movie really did her story justice, but it was pretty good. It reminded me of an e-mail that I recieved a while ago about the same woman. The e-mail told of the heroic things that Irena did in order to rescue these children, then at the end it said she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Then came the part that absolutely bowled me over: she lost--to AL GORE! I can't even fathom what the committee who chose him was thinking when they made that decision. I know that in the grand scheme of things it really doesn't matter because it's just an award, but it makes me very sad that sensationalism overshadowed complete selflessness.

Anyway, you can find out more about Irena Sendler here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Mommy, I wanna fix it."

Why is it that kids hate the paper on their crayons so much? Shannon starts taking off the paper as soon as she gets new crayons, and when she can't finish it she asks me to "fix" it. Is it similar to my taking the dust jacket off of the book I'm reading? Because I have to tell you, I can't stand that. I don't know what it is, but I can't read a book with a dust jacket on it.On an entirely different note, Shannon woke up again with swollen eyes. You can't see them very well in this picture, but they are red and very puffy. She has had this once before and I blamed it on a dog, but this time she wasn't around a dog. Hmmm. She definately has her mother's allergies. I used to wake up in the moring with my eyes literally sealed shut from "gunk."
And on yet another note, here is a picture of my matching girls. Matt's mom got these outfits for them and I just love them. Aren't they cute?
This has been a random post brought to you by me. I would write about this last weekend and our Spring Break and Easter, but it would just bum you out, so I'll stick with the positive!