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Flashback Friday

Friday, February 14th, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day!  And I always love posting pictures of my little Valentines of years past. This was Thumper’s first Valentine’s Day, and these are some of my favorite photos of the two little boys. This is also when I started giving the kids a “heart-shaped box of candy” for Valentine’s Day, which is now […]

Valentine’s Day For Thumper

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Or, when Mom totally overdoes it. Thumper is not into crafts.  Or drawing.  Or art.  His fine art sensibilities are solely in the realm of music.  So, when the note came home from school to “help your child make a Valentine’s Day box,” I knew exactly how much help I would get from Thumper. Zero. […]

Buying The Bags

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

I was shopping at Michaels with Rerun and Thumper, when I came across cute little sandwich-sized ziploc bags with Valentine print designs on them. They even had spots for the “to” and “from” printed on the bag. It was then that Rerun and I had an epiphany. Elementary school kids do not care about stickers, […]

The New Year’s Feast!

Monday, January 6th, 2020

We finally had our Oshogatsu feast last Saturday!  Our spread always looks good. Baby Cousin assumed the role of “quality control inspector” for the evening, and helped herself to some kamaboko during her inspection. She gave us the thumbs up, and dinner commenced.  Now it really DOES feel like a new year!