Supermans

My mom tells this story about how one day I came home from kindergarten and declared earnestly, “Pointing with your middle finger is against the school rules.” Of course my mom had to test this decree, “Why Jaimie?” “I don’t know… it just is.” And there you have it. A…

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Minee-mum

Jake has brought home a couple of new Room 7 songs to add to the family playlist and they go like this: I’m a little acorn brown lying on the cold, cold ground. Everybody steps on me, ‘cuz I am a nut you see. I’m a nut, (clack-clack) I’m a…

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Hot Lava & Boobooboos

I can’t believe I’ve let almost two entire weeks pass without mentioning… ANNOUNCING… the two newest members of our family!  *gasp* You broke the “no pets till you’ve reached the point where you can be trusted with your own steak knife” rule?  Not me, my friend.  James.  He’s also the…

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Taco

Tonight I’m in the lower bunk with Jacob and he asks for a Super Jake story involving a “tacodile.”  Fortunately, I’m familiar.  Somehow the movie marketeers have reached me with their Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 trailer tactics.  Note: a tacodile, technically tacodile supreme, is a crocodile with a…

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Amber Eyes

Quite some time ago, Jake declared green as his favorite color.  He gets all the green sippy cups.  And the green toothbrush.  And green trail shoes.  And he thinks he likes green apples.  Meanwhile, Nate has been… let’s just say, unable, to express his color preferences until just recently.  By…

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Dicusting

By my calculations, we’ve been going to swimming lessons for 34 weeks.  No joke.  We’ve only missed four Saturdays in that time.  Plus on most Saturdays this summer, we also went outside to play in the kid pool and hot tub for at least two hours. And today goes down…

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