… and he’s bigger and grander than anything they offer me.” Jimmy Stewart, Harvey,1950. Wilson: Who’s Harvey? Miss Kelly: A white rabbit, six feet tall. Wilson: Six feet? Elwood P. Dowd: Six feet three and a half inches. Now let’s stick to the facts. It just wouldn’t be Easter without giving a nod to the bunny, [...]
Be helpful (helful). A sign of your creativity? When you give us candy, and ice cream. Another good tip? Let us make our own calendars. And especially — show your appreciation for origami.
It seems all I have time for this last few weeks of school, is to snap this picture. I’ve been admiring this gardening “accident” for a few days now. This was a happy accident…we planted some peony bushes a few years back in pure white. And then last year, as the peony bush grew so [...]
As you drove away, I couldn’t help but remember, how you used to pretend you were a superhero, and ride around in the back seat of this very same car.
Every year, I find something like this laying around. The list. The big grand ideas. This list — better than any Mother’s Day gift…it’s priceless: Allow me to interpret: Ideas for mothers day: Diamonds Emeralds Rose — connected to origami dress Smarties Chocolate Radishes (Ratishes!) Poached egg…. maybe Barrett
There will be a fifth grade graduation this year — and an 8th grade one. God bless the mother who is willing to put together a video of the enitre fifth grade. She wants three pics of my fifth grader (What day, was it, exactly, that he grew up, she asked with a sting in her [...]
The process of drying sourdough has been, in a few words — aromatic (what is that smell, that is somehow — appealing?!) interesting, easy and fascinating. It all started by smearing some of my vibrantly healthy French sourdough starter on parchment paper,and just letting it sit and literallydry- out until all moisture was gone, and [...]
When the big boys were little, I took them to a clay class at the community recreation center about once a week. The girl who taught the class was a vivacious Italian, who spoke with a bit of broken English sometimes. She was so delightful, and the boys loved it when she would let them [...]
With my little man’s help, I taped together some pages from an old Atlas, and I carefully watched his video, on how to make an Origami Dress. I only asked him for help 3 times. He’s just soooo good at this. He’s a master. ‘ I gave her some support, with some carefully cut foam [...]
It’s Bracket time. And traditionally, in our house, basketball tournament time comes with great fanfare. You would think all five boys were on the Road to the Final Four. This is mine: Based on research I gathered from the sports analysts at ESPN. I differed on a few points with them. I still have until [...]
Yes, it is spring break. This is peak season for the Disney Parks. And all visitors hitting the park anytime during the months of March through April can expect long lines and crowds. However, there must be a point of full capacity — and maybe it is time that Disney recognizes this. Otherwise, the may soon [...]
Was it too labor intensive? The parade, where you danced around, high on stilts, reaching down to say hi to us. The parade was loaded with people — but that’s what made it so intimate. You were there, Disney, with us, on the streets. I have found memories of that parade… old vintage pictures stored [...]
The first thing we do when we enter the gates of Magic Kingdom, is to head right (which is exactly what the crowd control people say NOT to do), and head over to Tomorrow Land, to get our FastPass Ticket to this ride. Not too scary, definitely not passive, competitive enough, for sure, it’s just [...]
After two consecutive nights of lack of sleep, thanks to Day Light Savings Time, we rose at 3:30 this morning to catch our flight. The little boys were troopers all the way. No — not just troopers — they were in fact, delightful travelling companions. We spent most of the day getting supplies, and checking [...]
I lost my identity when I became a mom. I can’t think of a mom who hasn’t — but it doesn’t have to stay that way. As moms, we are not only called to raise and love our children, but to re-birth ourselves as women. But, as moms, we don’t have time for [...]
How in the world did things get so disheveled around here? Things are just downright grungy– there is no secret here that four boys are alive and very well here. I spend most of my cleaning time, catching up on bathrooms, kitchen and bedrooms — which takes all of my time. The fingerprints on the [...]