Archive for November 15th, 2007

A Night with the Quickerts

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of spending some quality time with Jemima Quickert.

We crammed a lot of activities in our couple hours together:  we watched 20 minutes of Bourne Identity, 20 minutes of While You Were Sleeping, practiced our patented noises (“oohing” and lip-flubbering mostly), played with Baby Tad, played with Gil, read from an animal book, read from a Dinosaur book, read from a Dietrich Bonhoeffer book (guess which book she enjoyed the least), got baby poop everywhere, and oohed and awed at the light inside the refrigerator that comes on when the door opens.

Let’s back up though. When I arrived at their house last night, to my delight, this was what was waiting for me:

In case you can’t tell from the blurry picture, this is a picture of “quiz time.”

There were 15 food items lying on the table, and it was my task to guess which items contained high fructose corn syrup, and which didn’t.

The ones I got wrong (6) are on the left, the ones I got right are on the right (9):

Can you believe there is high fructose corn syrup in STUFFING (the second ingredient!!)??? and in Barbecue Sauce?! Completely ridiculous.

And because Jemima is so adorable, here are some other pictures from the evening:

A race to Gil:



And eating the cardstock off the VCR Head Cleaner Tape cover:

If you’re interested: more from last night, several from Alexis’ baby shower, and as many as we could get (before my battery ran out) of the Waller-Mussack wedding can be found here.


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