My day yesterday

Before you read this, please watch the video on the post below.

Alright, now, here are some images that document my day yesterday.

My day started at 5:30, when Maybelle woke up. Biffle got up shortly thereafter and offered to let me go back to bed, but the second I woke up, my brain started spinning around and around the fact that bell hooks is on campus today!  I would not be going back to sleep.

Riding on Boppa's back
Here's Maybelle just before we got on the bike to go to school--she figured out how to climb onto Biffle's back.

Amber Cantrell and bell hooks
Of course the big event of the day was bell hooks!  She gave a free public lecture in one of the biggest auditoriums on campus, and it was full.  Folks came from all over--Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Georgetown--because she's that important.  The questions were fascinating, and bell (I get to call her that now because I know her) talked about the various things she's reading and thinking about.  Here she is with Amber Cantrell, who planned every detail and managed all the last minute crises that arose. If Amber didn't work for WGS, bell hooks would not have spoken on our campus.

And here's some of the winding down that happened after I got home from the series of successful events with bell hooks: Maybelle demonstrated that she finally knows how to sing "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from Mary Poppins.

"Let's Go Fly a Kite," 8-31-12 from Alison, Walter, and Maybelle on Vimeo.


Jen Howard said...

So freaking awesome!

krlr said...

Love that girl!

The Mom said...

Sounds like a spectacular day, all around! Good singing, Maybelle!!!

Elizabeth said...


And now I'm off to read about bell hooks --

pelee said...

Two things I really loved about watching this:
1. the harmonizing during the singing and during the "yay"... Harmony bookends!
2. the way that M's intensity towards the end breaks through to joy. Kids are delightful like that.