Monday, February 22, 2010


This Friday night is the Annual Texas Independence Day Party at Casa de Alexander. March 2nd is Texas Independence Day. Ever since we moved to Kansas, we have needed a reason to remember and celebrate the mother-land.
So the TX party is a fun way to bring people (TXan and non-TXan alike) together for some Shiner beer, some Tex-Mex food, and this year.... A Mariachi Band.

I can't wait!
I got a local restaurant to donate chips/salsa/queso to the party. And we are putting together a stellar music playlist of distinctly Texan artists.

Should be GREAT fun!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Truth about the Tooth Fairy

Creighton and I have chosen to tell our children the truth about Santa and the Tooth Fairy.
We have always said that they are cultural traditions that Americans enjoy celebrating. Until recently, they have simply said, "oh, ok."

Tonight, Whitby had three teeth she needed to sell to the Tooth Fairy (yes, I said three - we're a little behind).

As she was drifting off to sleep, she asked, "So Mom, how do the quarters get under my pillow?". I told her that they magically appear while she is sleeping. Not good enough for her. She pressed harder, "Mom, are you the tooth fairy?" "Yes", I confessed. She exclaimed, "YOU ARE??, Even for all the children in Mexico?!"

I then explained how for all the children in America and all around the world, the mommy is most always the Tooth Fairy. We sat there in silence as she pondered.

"Well", she said, "I still don't know how you magically get quarters under my pillow..."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Obsession de jour: Caprica

If you loved BSG (Battlestar Galactica), then you will love Caprica - the new series on Sci Fi. Caprica takes us back to the beginning of how Cylons were created. It's riveting.