Lunchtime

So this is one of those posts that teenage Jake will undoubtedly roll his eyes, cross his arms and moan, “Mooooom.”  At what age will I have to take this blog private?  Another problem for another day… Last night I’m laying with Jakey in the bottom bunk, reading books, and…

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Briefcase

I’ve always felt like little girl clothes were the cutest thing in the world, second only to little girl shoes.   Little boy clothes are almost exclusively blue or brown or sometimes plaid… in blue and brown. I’m always going into stores and am pulled by an invisible magnet into the…

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The New Agua

Just when we thought Nathaniel’s vocabulary had devolved into a single word, “agua,” it has reversed course and evolved substantially in less than two days. Wednesday evening, his jazz hands sign language was accompanied by the actual words, “All done!”  Well, maybe it was “All da!”  But still, that is…

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16 Month Stats

On Thursday I took Natesy to Dr. Antsy’s for his 15-month well-baby check-up.  Yes, he’s 16 months and is currently a snot factory… I do my best. So I’m filling out the questionnaire and it asks things like: “Can your child walk?”  Check. “Can your child run?”  Check. “Does your…

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Beerd

Come to think of it, Heineken has always been one of Granddad’s favorite beers.  And speaking of beer… Last weekend we’re all at the dinner table and the big one says to me, “Mama, is Jacob big enough to have beer yet?”  It seems he thought posing this question in…

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Heineken

This morning’s conversation in Mommy and Daddy’s bed, post sippy-cups: Mama: “Natesy, sit down on your bottom.  We do not stand in bed.” Jacob: “On your heinie, Nake!” Mama: “Who taught you that word?” Jacob: “Granddad.” Mama: “I knew you were gonna say that.”

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Father Knows Best

I recently got out my all-time, number one, favorite baby book for Nake.  It’s called Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli and it’s suspenseful, relatable and one of the funniest books we own.  Really.  We flipped through the pages that originally endeared us, given its likeness to Baby Jacob… Blueberries: Yummy! …

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Mind Games

Let’s play a game.  Close your eyes and tell me what you see when you hear the words “hip huggers.” Good, good.  Now I’ll close my eyes and tell you what I see when I hear the words “hip huggers”… Two very different things.

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