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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gigi is a Reader

    It warmed my heart to walk into Gigi’s room this evening to tuck her in and find her like this: …reading every word that she knows!  I love my girl.  She is so amazing. Oh, and yes!  She is sleeping IN HER OWN BED IN HER OWN ROOM these days!!!  Granted, there is a High […]


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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