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  • Puppy

    Non student day today, so Gigi gets to stay 😀 , but mommy has to go 😛 . Gigi said “When mommy is gone we get all of your attention. You follow her around like a puppy!”. She is pretty astute; when I think about it, I do follow her around like a puppy.

  • Summer Says Goodbye

    HERE COMES Here comes summer, Here comes summer, Chirping robin, budding rose. Here comes summer, Here comes summer, Gentle showers, summer clothes. Here comes summer, Here comes summer – Whoosh — shiver — there it goes. By Shel Silverstein from A Light in the Attic (Our attempt to take a family portrait at Chateau St. […]

  • Birthday

    Those babies we’ve been watching grow all of these years are finally starting to actually grow up.  This was made evident this past August when I asked Michelle what (soon to be) nine-year-old Sage would like as a gift.  She drew a blank.  His list was short and inexpensive, and everything on it had already […]


    Bradley added the sand to the patio the other day.  The sand is supposed to hold the bricks into place and discourage weeds from growing up through the cracks. First he brushed it in with the broom, then he added water to help pack it down.  That is when the kids got excited.  Out came […]

  • Hut Hut Hut

    So we went to the store today and found more “Hut Huts”, as Jude calls them, after the marching song he loves so much from Toy Story movie Army Men. This time we scored Confederate Soldiers, Union Soldiers, and Western Guys… (the artists formerly known as Cowboys & Indians).  At first I had to convince […]


This is the archive for September, 2011.


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…