My name is Daniel and I am currently 2(August 6,2007) years old. I live in Northern California in a wonderful old 2 story English Tudor Revival home with my 2 Dads, Dan, who I call Papa and am named after and Julio who I call Daddy. I have a great pet name Cocco who is a red hair Chow Chow that I love. I also have several stuffed animal companions, however, 2 that I always love to take with me on outside adventures. George, the monkey and Sheep. I hope you will join me during my travels and journey through life

Happy 4th Of July

Happy Independence Day 2010 from The Little American and family!

Wishing you all a very festive and safe holiday celebration.


History of the Fourth


Thomas Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence  (Library of Congress)
Thomas Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence (Library of Congress)
"Taxation without representation!" That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America that were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III with no representation in Parliament. As dissatisfaction grew, British troops were sent in to quell any signs of rebellion, and repeated attempts by the colonists to resolve the crisis without war proved fruitless.
On June 11, 1776, the colonies' Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia formed a committee with the express purpose of drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. The document was crafted by Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most eloquent writer. (Nevertheless, a total of 86 changes were made to his draft.) The final version was officially adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4.
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Kitchen Duty For The Little American

Photos taken of the little American doing his share of cleaning at his very close friend Mimi's home.

The adorable little apron was handmade by Mimi's mother for her when she was a child. I'm already searching the world wide web for one for the little American. The best news of yesterday is that he went to the potty several times all by himself successfully.

The Little American Salutes The Navy

Last week Daddy and I stopped into Old Navy to purchase a new pair of swim trunks for me. We were impressed with the store's summer collection. Of course, Daddy couldn't resist this shopping opportunity.

He thought I looked like a boy super model in this brown linen shirt with white stitching so I gave him my Zoolander pose.
However, we disagreed about the hat. It was a too much for my taste, but to please Daddy, I donned
the itchy bonnet for photos.

I do love the coordinating faux leatherl sandals but am a bit toe-shy. But, I wore them to rave reviews and several parents asked where I purchased them; the accolades made me appreciate them even more. My new seer sucker slacks with brown pin stripes are extremely comfortable and are the perfect trousers to complete my summer resort look.

Ahhh, much better without the hat. Here I am taking a five minute thumb sucking break after the photo shoot. Daddy can be stressful to work with at times.

I wonder if Daddy remembered he put me in pull ups for this photo shoot?

Here I am in the same style linen shirt in light blue.

I hope you enjoyed my domestic fashion show. I may not be in Paris...but with Old Navy, I'm feeling fashionably stylish at home in America.