Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Veggie Nugget #5

"One farmer says to me, 'You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;' and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle."

~Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Anna in the City

Here are some photos of the little nugget. First of all, the hair. She had a bath the night before and went to bed with her hair a little wet. This was the result.

These were taken at "Uncle" Tony's condo in downtown Saint Paul. They have courts on the roof of the parking garage which meant plenty of space for Anna to run.

Tony also has a swimming pool. Anna is still pretty apprehensive when it comes to pools, but I figure if I splash around enough and show her that it's fun she should come around.

Either that, or she'll have a crippling fear of pools for the rest of her life.

We went to a concert in Mears Park in downtown Saint Paul on Thursday. Local musicians JoAnna James and Jeremy Messersmith each put on great shows. I love music in parks. Anna had a lot of fun too. I'll try to post some video of her dancing at the show in the near future. Here she's pointing at a skyscraper.

A couple weeks ago we went to the Children's' Museum. Anna loved it. I should have taken more photos, but I was too busy having a blast with my daughter. Anyway, here's one photo that I liked.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Veggie Nugget #4

"If I had a million dollars,
I'd buy you a fur coat.
But not a real fur coat, that's cruel."

-Barenaked Ladies

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Veggie Nugget #3

As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Video on Vegan Parenting

Here is a great video about vegan parenting. It's a little long, but watch it. It's great.

Monday, August 6, 2007

What Does She Eat?

A typical meal for Anna consists of quite a few elements. For this meal, I first gave her a whole wheat cracker. Then I put all this stuff on a plate. Clockwise from the top, it's squash, chickpeas, applesauce and little pieces of a Boca brand faux-chicken nugget.

It's all finger-food.

She doesn't quite have the concept of dipping down yet. She did eventually eat almost all of this, it just took a long ... long, long time.

And here's a photo from a different meal that shows off her top teeth. These are only her third and fourth teeth, which isn't that many for a one year old. I asked her pediatrician if there are any controllable external forces that can have an effect on teeth coming in (like diet, for example), and she reassured me that her teeth will come in when they're damn good and ready (OK, she didn't say "damn") and there's nothing to worry about.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Veggie Nugget #2

“A kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for 3 hours while leaving all the lights on back home.”

-National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science in Tsukuba, Japan