Dive into the archives.

  • Nature Boy

    Out on the lot checking out the Surveyor’s monuments.  Tamara captured some nature shots of a wild beastie roaming the grasslands.  It was a rare and pastoral moment for our resident Wild Thing. Jude shows off his flower powers.

  • Let Them Eat Cake

    I admire the way that children eat.  They have not yet learned how to eat things like cake without letting their reactions show on their faces.  For us, it is an exercise in restraint.  We eat a small amount of cheesecake with the full knowledge of the fat and calories, as well workout ahead that […]

  • Sage is Seven

    I watched this boy come into the world.  Seriously, I watched as the crown of his head was pushed out of his mama, my dear friend Michelle, and into loving arms.  I watched as he took his first breath and shook his fists.  I watched as he received his first nourishing sips from Michelle and […]

  • Papaya

    Papayas have always looked interesting to me.  Those black seeds, do you eat them?  That salmon colored flesh looks so sweet and succulent.  Do they taste like mangos?   So the other day when I saw them on sale at our favorite vegetable market, I thought I’d give the papaya a day in court.  I’d […]

  • Vanastics

    Her:   Hey, remember when I used to say ‘gymnastics’?  When I was little? Us: What do you say now, instead? Her: Vanastics.  Isn’t that funny how I used to talk? Us: Yeah, gymnastics sounds pretty funny!  How do you say it right again? Her: Vanastics.  Va-Nas-Tics.  Vanastics. Us: Va-Nas-Tics.  Right.  Thanks, little girl.  Love you. […]


This is the archive for August, 2009.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…