Doll Baby Cillo

For Christmas, Jakey got a lot of new toys… He’s been baking hundreds of cupcakes, cutting fruit (hi-ya!) and loading it into a truck with his shovel, riding his bicycle with a hat on (his “helmet”) and spending significant time in his vintage fire “enen” (we encourage engine over truck).…

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See gulls?

Yesterday James and I walked to Peet’s in the afternoon. James: “Wow.  Why are there so many birds in the sky?” Jaimie: “I don’t see any birds.” James: “See all those white birds, way up there?  How can you not see that?” Jaimie (squinting to see tiny white specks, literally…

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Free Parking

Growing-up, I distinctly remember a time in high school when my mom was constantly lamenting the car insurance bills.  I don’t really know how it was possible, but the number eight sticks in my mind.  Eight?!  We had four drivers… can my memory possibly serve me correctly? Let’s see.  I…

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Copilot

Jake’s car seat has been facing forward for quite some time now.  He loves it because he’s part of the conversation… and he’s like a little king in his backseat thrown, declaring, proclaiming, and decreeing his every thought. Frankly, I’ve been ignoring the majority of the important comings and goings…

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Handy Mommy

In October, at 19 months, we went against my better judgement and extensive research regarding kids and media (experts recommend no electronic media at all before you’re two).  A coast-to-coast flight was staring us in the face and we were hopeful that cartoons could be our saviour.  And then, for some…

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A Tunnel

Today I was laying out Jake’s clothes after his second shower of the morning.  Side note: he was “playing” the squeegee in the shower today like it’s a guitar, singing his new single… Nonna, Papa, Nonna, Papa.  It’s really catchy. So I’m in his room and I hear “Uh oh,…

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Jake Jargon

Even when Jacob was little, he had this knack for saying things that sounded like words, but clearly weren’t.  Lately, he’ll be doing various things such as playing with the squeegee in the shower, or rooting around in the tupperware drawer, repeating over and over “Some-uh-bic, Some-uh-bic, Some-uh-bic.”  We’re not…

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