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  • Caroling

    Deck the halls with mals of nory! Fa la la la la  la la  la la Tis the season to be jolly! Fa la la la la  la la  la la Don me now our newborn carol! Fa la la la la  la la  la la la Now it’s time for …  Mama?  How does […]

  • Gingerbread Houses

    This year was Jude’s first opportunity to build a gingerbread house.  While Jude was sleeping, I built the houses for the kids to decorate.  My hope was that it would have time to dry a bit and be able to withstand Jude’s aggressive decorating techniques.  Gigi eagerly awaited Jude’s wakening from his afternoon nap, actively […]

  • Snowflake Lane

    After we got out Santa pictures taken, we headed to Snowflake Lane (just outside of Bellevue Square).  We had read about the event for years, and were shocked at how big if a deal it really was. They had characters wandering the street in costume who handed out peppermint lollipops (very important for Jude), people […]

  • Sleeping Beauties

    After a long day at the construction site for one, and a long day of running around and climbing everything possible for the other, Bradley and Jude settled down to watch some TV.  I turned to make some pithy comment to Bradley about what was happening on the screen, and found this: Jude didn’t squirm […]

  • Lexicon

    Babo: Bottle (or sippie cup as bottles are no longer used) * Nigh-nigh: Blankie * Meh-meh: Sucker (pacifier or binky) * Dow: Down * Bahbum: Bottom * Kiki: cookie * Kiki: Kitty * Ah-wa: Water * Bopbop: Hammer * Bop-bop: Grandpa * Kaka: Grandma * Yuck: Said often, means yuck * Ba: Bath * Nahnie: […]


This is the archive for December, 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…