That James

A few weeks ago James says something along the lines of… if this baby is late, it’s definitely a Purnell.  My surname’s reputation for timeliness was irreparably damaged when my closest relations missed our pre-wedding photography… NINE years ago.  As my mom would say, “That James!” I just rolled my…

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XOXO

In high school, my friend Alesia and I spent a summer in Mexico living with host families and practicing our Spanish.  One conversation I’ll never forget was with our dear friend Yayo.  Yayo had a new girlfriend who had signed a note to him, “xoxo.” “What does “soak-so” mean?” he…

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Yes Man

For at least a year, Jakey’s favorite word has been “no.”  It used to be the response to just about everything. “More cereal?”  “No.” “Do you want a cookie?”  “No.” “Do you want a million dollars?”  “No.” Then a few months ago he started to mix it up with “nope”…

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Numbers 3

On January 31st, James and I had our first joint parent teacher conference with Miss Dulce.  It was very positive and she said Jakey is getting ready for literacy.  I’m assuming this means correctly identifying letters given his current penmanship?  He’s also started transitioning to the next “big boy” classroom…

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Preetie Cute

Jakey has been saying some pretty cute things these days.  A list of my favorites: “Up or down.  Up or down.”  (Clearly he wants up, but for some reason he’s added this second option, as though he’s giving us a choice.) “Seat down, Mama.  Seat down.”  (This week in the…

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Monterey Monkey

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, and Jakey’s first trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We saw otters, fishies, birdies, flamingos, pelicans, jellyfish, sharks and whales. On the walk from the parking lot to the wharf we witnessed numerous bicycles as they whizzed toward us.  A man with a helmet…

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