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  • A Bit of Sparkle

    Our house with that ever – so – important December frosting of festive lights. These are what I miss most in January, the piece that brightens our lives in our cold, dark winter months. I love driving around and seeing our community lit up and electrified, and I love to see how so many people […]

  • Mimi & Bop Bop Doll House

    Jude is playing with the Playmobil doll house right now with all the little people and furniture. He says “Mimi!”, “Yes?” he replies to himself in a softer voice. “It is nap time Mimi!”. “OK.”, says Mimi. “Mimi, tell Bop Bop it is nap time. Right Now. C’mon Bop Bop. Go to bed”.

  • Painting

    Jude has discovered paint. He uses bold strokes, and no yellow, pink or red. He prefers blue, green and black and there is no arguing with him. He has a clear vision of what he wants to create and there is no altering his plans, otherwise you will get splattered! During this painting session, Jude […]

  • Advent

    When I was little, December was accompanied by a sound that, to this day, is evocative of those peppermint taffy candies that have a little tree in the center. The sound is of a big jingle bell banging against a door. The reason is because of the advent calendar that my mom made for each […]

  • Caroling

    Here is Jude singing by the tree. And when I say singing, I mean crooning, “Ooooooohhhhh…..” just like they do on the Charlie Brown’s Christmas, near the end when all the kids gather around the terrible tree that Charlie Brown bought to sing/hum Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Can you see the similarity? Sweet Boy! […]


This is the archive for December, 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…