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  • Side by Side Babies

                                        After my recent foray into comparatives, I realized how very interesting it can be to show growth over time so I decided to do a ‘first five years’ kind of timeline for the kids too.  Gigi is […]

  • First Day

    Gigi’s first day was last week. Her first day at moorlands also signaled the end of our schooling together. It was simultaneously easier and way harder than I thought it would be. I’m not going to lie, I saw the screwed up sad face every night, she got little sleep and we even found her […]

  • Half Birthday

    Today marks Gigi’s 8.5 birthday!  Congratulations, my darling eight and a half year old!

  • School Day

    This year may mark the final year Gigi is at Hilltop.  For a variety of reasons, we have concluded that third grade MAY just be the year to make the transition to Moorlands and into a neighborhood where she can start making local friends.  Playdates, when one lives away from the school area, are surprisingly […]


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…