Category Archives: Kids

Happy List

Today I’m happy because:

  • The weather is beautiful, a perfect day for the lake.
  • We have plans to spend the afternoon at the lake, with a bunch of friends. (Note aforementioned weather.)
  • Pumpkin is having an excellent time in Spain. At least, I assume he is, since I’ve barely heard from him. Not that I’m trying to guilt him into writing me, or anything like that…

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Family shorthand, and George Forman (huh?)

Wondering why there’s a photo of George Foreman? I promise, it’ll be clear if you keep reading. But this post really isn’t about Mr. Foreman. I read something by Real Delia the other day, and I’m still mulling it over. … Continue reading

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A bit of baking

I just love this photo of Monkey, with her face covered with the after-effects of baking and that huge smile.  She was quite pleased with the results of our baking experiments. You see, it’s been miserably hot and humid here forever … well, … Continue reading

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I think I may have my hands full…

That little Monkey of mine…she’s quite something. At the barbecue/cookout this weekend, Monkey was playing foosball with a friend of mine. My friend described it like this: The game got kind of heated and I accidentally lifted the table a … Continue reading

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Summer camp and carpools

I had a bit of a panic last night. Monkey started Lacrosse camp at a local college, and I realized that our carpool still had some holes. I was rushing around e-mailing people for other people’s phone numbers — kind … Continue reading

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A perfect weekend day, with out-of-town visitors

We had a lovely day yesterday. Two different friends were in town — one family from San Francisco and one from Brazil. So a third family had an open-house style cookout/barbecue to enable everyone to get together without a million … Continue reading

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Swimming. It sure makes a hot day more fun!

Monkey and I had planned to go to a water park yesterday, but unfortunately I just wasn’t feeling up to it. I hope we’ll find another day this summer to go instead. Do all kids love water parks as much … Continue reading

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