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  • Two Front Teeth?

    Gigi lost her first tooth just days before she started Kindergarten. This year, in keeping with tradition, the night before she headed to first grade she lost the first of her top front teeth the day before the first day of school. Upon having it pulled, she said that now she was ready to start […]

  • Attack of the E-Bit

    In mid-September, Gigi was walking towards the stairs when we heard her holler, “Mommy! Daddy! There’s a frog in the house!” We all trotted over to take a peek at our new friend who came to visit. Jude got very excited and started yelling, “E-bit! E-bit!” (Which is his word for frog, but most closely […]

  • Santa?

    Yesterday we were at the grocery store and Jude and I were making our way past the discount Halloween candy towards the canned vegetables when he started saying, “Dada? Dada? Dada ride?” He was pointing at a portly man who was driving an electric cart around the store. I answered absentmindedly, “Yes, Dada could drive […]

  • Doggy? Where’s Your Home?

    On Monday Bradley and I went to sign papers to sell the old house. Title got transferred, and on the way home we were chatting about future dogs. How we wanted a smaller one, not yippy, not shivery, but small enough to sit on your lap and snuggle up. Gigi has long had fantasies about […]

  • Halloween

    Our Tricks or Treats were delightful this year. Jude was big enough to run with the crowd and hold his own, while Gigi was delighted to hold her friend’s hand and go from house to house collecting candy. Both of them outlasted the rest of the group we were with as we started long before […]


This is the archive for November, 2010.


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…