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  • Books

    This December we’ve decided to start a new tradition.   Last year I read about a family who ended each December day with a book and hot cocoa by candle light.  This mom had taken the time to wrap 24 Christmas books and each night one of her children chose one from the collection.  Together they […]

  • Tarzan Stays Home

    Jude and I had the house to ourselves today and it made me realize just how infrequently he and I get that one on one time since Guinevere is only in Kindergarten half day and his nap takes place while she is there.  Next year there will be a lot more opportunities together once Guinevere […]

  • Book Lover

    Jude’s favorite book is currently the Star Wars pop-up book, which is just riveting for him as he watches the Rancor come lunging out of the pages and marvels at the Light up lightsabers of Luke and Vader with a “Vooom, Vooom” sound effect to re-create the sounds we make when we play with toys. […]

  • Let’s be reasonable

    I just finished Al Gore’s new book <em>The Assault on Reason</em> and got that good feeling of hope again.  The book is really a point by point of George Bush’s misdirections and abuses, but also touches on how we as Americans have changed as a result of our technology to become the people who could […]


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.

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