My Chinglish collection

When I worked in China in 2002-2003 I liked to go buy inexpensive stationary because it had funny little bad English grammar sayings on it, as well as cute cartoons.I was writing some letters tonight and I decided to record some of the “Chinglish” or “Engrish” here for posterity.These are from a pack of stationary […]

Family Picture Time

We needed a family picture for use at a baby dedication…on the church equivalent of a Jumbo Tron.We didn’t have a picture of all four of us together so I asked a friend of mine to take one of us.Everything was going good until I looked at the first batch of pictures on the little […]

Let a 3-year-old tell you how to pose…

Year in Review

Here is 2007 in review. You can read 2006 here. 1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before? Gave birth with no epidural. Learned about Advent. 2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?I didn’t make any. Not exciting, I know. 3. Did […]

Christmas Pictures!

I finally got it done. I have been wanting to do Christmas pictures for weeks, and today I finally had enough hands and enough time to dress up the boys and shoot about 50 pictures. I got some really cute ones. Deaky Deke is sitting in a highchair with a throw draped over it. He […]

Enjoying the Season

Deaky Deke will be 4 months old on Saturday. He is wearing 6-9 month clothes. He is soooo sweet! Jojo had his Christmas program today at school. No more school until January 3rd! I hope he enjoys coming to work with me next week.As you can see in this picture, picking one’s nose does not […]

Montessori Home Kit

In September, I won a prize from a Montessori message board. The prize was a Montessori Home Kit, and the winner was selected randomly from all of the posts on the message board that month. I was thrilled to be the winner. It had to be shipped from China, and it just arrived today. I […]

Recent Achievements

Jojo was in a Thanksgiving program at his school. His class dressed as scarecrows. They sang 2 songs. The second song was about scarecrows, but Jojo decided to replace the actual lyrics with the word “Mama”, which he sang over and over to the tune of the song. I saw a teacher try to give […]

They grow up so FAST!

What a difference 6 months makes: March 31, 2007 October, 2007And the baby:August, 2007 October, 2007

We Have a Winner! Re: Man Laws and Woman Rules

The winner of the Great Board Game Giveaway is Palm Tree Fanatic!Congrats!Here are some of my *favorite* homespun Man Laws and Woman Rules:Man Laws that are true at my house: Lie in bed and pretend to be asleep when you hear the baby crying!Spit out the window while driving.When you finish the last portion of […]

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