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Too long without pink in my life

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This morning before Isaac went to school (he has afternoon kindergarten), he and I took turns taking pictures of the babies.  He did a wonderful job minus the pictures of the smoke detector and ceiling fan, but even those had a certain abstract appeal.  Last weekend I had to buy the babies some more cloths for their very fast growth patterns, and I particularly liked these two little outfits.  Pink, sometimes I can’t get enough of it.  After all, I have been deprived of it for almost 10 years!  Sorry if you who view this blog get tired of my picture taking addiction, but I can’t help myself!  Besides, this is the quickest way to get pictures to the grandmas and grandpas .Baby bunny grandma H. gave the babies at birth.Isaac-man loves the bunny ears.Miss Miri may have a career in mascara modeling.Miss Izzy is our sometimes serious one unless Isaac walks into the room, after which spontaneous laughter ensues.  Lately, she has actually started bursting into laughter for no apparent reason…

Start ‘em young

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It’s nice to know you have an influence over your children’s likes and dislikes to a point, even beginning in utero.   As I sat doing something on the computer, I set Miriam on the floor to play.  I’d originally given her a little yellow giraffe to play with and thought she’d be content.  She rolls, not yet crawls, to any place she’d like to get to.  I don’t know where I’d placed this particular book, but it was somewhere on my floor in rolling distance and she’d found it.  Pride and Prejudice, a favorite book and film of mine, had it’s introduction to her subconscious long before leaving the womb.  This particular book that she’s seen holding in this photograph, is a making-of-the-movie guide that came with the DVD collection.  Look at how intently she stares at it.  “There’s something familiar about this book, these characters, this film” she thinks as she stares at the handsome Mr. Darcy.  I don’t’ know how many times over my life time that I’ve delved into the land of Miss Austen,…

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” -Arabian Proverb

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Mama’s Losin’ challenge4.) 10 Reasons Why I Could Never Be Friends With…(fill in the blank)…Delores, my other personality.1.  She has the messiest house ever!  You should see her floors, you’d think she’s raising a bunch of Hanzel and Gretels by the number of crumb trails found throughout her house.  I wonder if they ever found their way home with that many trail heads.2.    She’s got the foulest mouth ever!  Well, she actually sticks to one particular word that she says is a family favorite.  I wonder if she’s got a crest somewhere that says something like “In Crapola nos Fides,” with a gigantic picture of…3.  She rarely cooks for her family.  Every evening I’ve been over there I see her pulling out several boxes of cereal and letting her kids pick which one they’d like for their appetizer, main course, and dessert.  All three usually end up being large bowls of Coco Crispies.4.  She has no clue how to get her kids to regularly brush their teeth!  She threateningly says stuff like, “…

“Heaven lies about us in our Infancy…”

Tonight, at around 10:35, my niece who was born at 23 weeks last week will be 5 days old.  Her life is a miracle.  She is so beautiful with the tiniest yet most perfect fingers and toes.  She has blond little eyelashes and eyebrows and dark hair on her head.  The other night, when they let me touch her, I put two fingers very gently on her knee at which time she decided to “knee” those two fingers.  She wiggles often in her warm little temporary home and charms to tears all who see her.  Because of her fragile situation not many can see her, 4 in fact, besides her mom and dad.  Luckily I am one of those and will post pictures and my experiences when I can.  Erin and Bill will be posting updates, pictures, etc. on their blog very soon.  That will be a good place for people to track little Julia’s progress:  http://erindhansen.blogspot.com/.You never know which path life will take you on (or drop you on), so I guess we’d all better become a bit more malleable and ready for adventure.  I…

R9-D9

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R2-D2, or should we say R9-D9Mr. R and Mr. D. have gone and turned 9 with the littlest of effort. I know it’s taken a lot of effort on my part for them to have actually made it to this age, but they’re here and all limbs and digits are in tact.  On Saturday we took them to the theater to see the latest Harry Potter movie and then on the actual day we feasted on some chocolate flavored R2-D2.  They’ve been working with minimal effort to earn a Wii throughout the year and have gotten half way to that point.  So, we decided that if they wanted to get the wii and only the wii for their birthday we would swing it.  So, at last we have our first ever purchased video game.  I am an anti-video-gamist so this was a big step but at least with the wii I’ll never find my children in a semi-hypnotic borderline comatose state while sitting in front of the television.  Of course, that’s how they usually find their parents at around 10pm with a tired baby on each one’s lap, but that’s a completely di…