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Dude, I Think We Just Bought a House

July 19, 2011

I think we just bought a house. That costs a lot of money (well, a lot to us). There might be spiders in the garage. There might be wall to wall turquoise carpet. There might be a stained-glass pirate ship feature.  And galley lights. There might be a diner booth built into the kitchen....
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Paper Mama Challenge: Black and White

July 17, 2011
Paper Mama Challenge: Black and White

I recently discovered the lovely blog, The Paper Mama.  She hosts a weekly photo challenge, and this week’s prompt was Black and White.  So I dug up an oldie but a goodie. Scott is the photographer in our family, so admittedly, I did not take this picture.  But I was in it, and I...
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Tuesday’s List

July 12, 2011

Oh, boy.  This has been a rough week.  The defiance independence is really pushing me to my limits.  I’ve been witnessing back talk and shouting and kicking with tears in between.  Lucky for all of us I’ve been getting some laughs, too.  Here are some of the things Hayden said this week: “Daddy, a...
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Well, Shoot…

July 11, 2011
Well, Shoot…

…You know I can’t resist the chance to push pictures of my baby in your face. No matter how many people said, “Oh, he’s HUGE!”  or “He’s really getting cute, now!”  or “Look at his feet!”  I knew I had the cutest baby in Los Angeles, and possibly this side of the Mississippi. I...
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The Sweetest School of Rock

July 7, 2011

We are a very musical family.  Scott and I met, and fell in love, playing music together.  We still play when Hayden will tolerate it, and we love to crank it up in the car when we’re on dates. One or more of us is always humming or jazz handsing around the house (okay,...
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To the Baby-Haters

June 29, 2011
To the Baby-Haters

We packed our bag carefully, overfilling it with supplies.  Diapers, pacis, bottles, bibs, and blankets. I tied up the Moby before we got in the car so that I wouldn’t have to be fiddling with it once we arrived. We parked, grabbed our gear and our baby, and went inside. After a little shifting...
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Tuesday’s List

June 28, 2011

I think if we all just started talking like three year-olds we could be more honest. We just might understand each other on a new level. Create bonds we never knew could exist. Make love, not war. It’s Tuesday’s List. – – – – – – – – – – “I just tried it,...
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Tigers In the Patio Room

June 20, 2011

I arrive ten minutes early and take the last space in the front lot. Score! I walk though the glass doors of the front office and find the reception desk is still hidden behind one of those roll-up window-closer thingies, sort of like a mini garage door for reception areas.  I am the only...
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I Rocked the Bump

June 16, 2011

If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you know that we’ve been trying to have a second child.  It’s been an emotional roller coaster that’s lasted over a year, and still no baby.  But we aren’t giving up yet, and I am am trying to stay positive. After seeing this fun link-up at Things...
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Tuesday’s List

June 15, 2011

Hayden has finally discovered the joys of nudity.  He refers to any bare skin as being naked. Little girls in swimsuits? “Why are they naked?” A man running shirtless? “Why is he naked?” And now, upon discovery that he is capable of removing his own clothes, he wants to be “naked” all the time. ...
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Shell Shocked

June 8, 2011
Shell Shocked

“Mommyyyyyyyyy!” Hayden runs to me as I come through the gate at his preschool.  I scoop him up in my arms, treasuring the rare occasion that he is not running from me. “I have something to show you!” He takes me by the hand and leads me to his cubby where we find his...
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Tuesday’s List

June 7, 2011

Without further adieu… I’m looking for naked people. The landscape, it was a tunnel. The landscape was dirty. There are lots of shells in the sea but not many shells in the ground. This smells like… sniff… nothing. Mommy, are those pointy things sticking out of your shirt your boobies? A shell is stuck...
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A Six Word Memoir

June 2, 2011
A Six Word Memoir

Lately I have been drawn to writing prompts. Perhaps since I can’t seem to write about anything other than my digestive issues, with posts featuring cow teats and farting, I need to start taking hints from better bloggers. Start stealing some ideas. Like writing a Six Word Memoir. Maybe if I stick to posts...
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Tomfoolery Schmoolery! I’ve Been Working.

June 1, 2011
Tomfoolery Schmoolery!  I’ve Been Working.

I’ve been really busy, lately.  Busy eating pizza and rolling out play-do and attending pee wee sports events and writing about really serious stuff like milk and toothpaste. Oh, and I’ve been drinking margaritas.  Not this morning, just in general.   In fact, the other night we went to hang out with some friends...
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