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  • Wampa Stompa

    Jude likes to build with Legos while I am working in my office, and then collect his sculptures on my shelves and in the display cabinets.  It is really fun to have a revolving door of sculpture passing through constantly.             Today’s innovation began as a snowtrooper suspended in “ice” […]

  • Stormtrooper Shuffle

    This has become the equivalent of a Rick-Roll for Tamara and me.  Either we spontaneously break into it as we pass each other, or we send this GIF  to one another just to be surprising and silly. It earned the name Stormtrooper Shuffle from the episode in Robot Chicken where Darth Vader busts this dance […]

  • Life

    Star Wars Bath Time Lake Washington via St. Edward’s Park (the picture is weird a bit because the app knits together a series and stretches things where need be – hence a behind that is sticking out about a foot behind my leg.) Silly Boyo Sleepy Jengo Scooby Doo Monster from the Sea! My Man!  […]

  • The Force is Strong

    Gigi as Ahsoka Tano (Anikin’s Padawan in the Clone Wars cartoon) Ahsoka and Jango Fett hit a house in hopes for sweets Leia & Luke Skywalker

  • Build Your Own

    For years we have walked right by the ‘Build Your Own LIGHTSABER’ stations at Disneyland. Gigi admired them; Jude adored them. But they were costly and we wanted him/them to be a little older before we sprung that much for a plastic saber. So while he saved his money all winter and spring he talked […]


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…