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  • Captain America’s Grandma

    Watching a Captain America cartoon, The Captain’s shield gets shattered. Jude is so worried. He asks me, “how will they ever fix his shield? It was special… His grandma gave it to him.” Such a sweet construct for what makes something special. He is just waking up with every passing moment, and I love to […]

  • Jude is Four

      From the moment I held your sister in my arms I knew I wanted to have another baby. I knew that she was such a gift, such a marvelous addition to this world that I started planning for you soon after she took her first breath. I knew that without you, Guinevere would never […]

  • Four

    A birthday party was had today in honor of our dear boy, Emerson Jude, who was born four years ago on March 19th.  In attendance were the Shepards and the Delaneys, and it was the perfect number.  Lots of little kids carefully playing with toys like it was toddler time.  It was very cute.  Jude […]

  • If you were of their world they would love you

    My favorite Sinead song.  I will always have a soft spot for her brand of mojo.  If I were a single fellow I woulda answered that ad!  Even before kids I loved that stanza:  “I love my boy, and that’s why I am leaving.  I don’t want him to be aware there is any such […]

  • Post-It

    We were sick for a few days and I have been really into pixel art…  So I made Mrs. Pacman, Blinky and a heart.  Mr. Pacman was supposed to be chomping the heart from the other side, but my arms weren’t long enough to reach the window, and standing like a bridge across the stairs […]


This is the archive for March, 2012.


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…