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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!



Flashback Friday

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

We haven’t had the New Year’s feast – the Oshogatsu meal – yet, so it really doesn’t feel quite like New Year’s yet.  We put it off until Saturday in order to accommodate some extenuating circumstances – and traffic. When I was reminding the boys of all the delicious foods that we will be having, […]