Blissful Boys

The boys, newly dubbed Guy Smiley and Captain Underpants, have been so much fun lately.  I can’t believe it’s been two and a half months and they still totally love each other.  Guy Smiley gets — you guessed it — smiley whenever his big brother gets into view and Captain Underpants gets downright giddy as he approaches […]

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and when she awoke, she clapped

(my apologizes in advance to those of you who will not understand this post)  Surgery went to the zoo for hospital. no, that’s not right.  Hospital went to surgery for zoo. ahem.  let me try that again. Zoo went to the hospital for surgery.  Don’t fret, it was baby surgery.  No, not surgery on a baby, but […]

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I Love L.A.

We’re close to the beach, the desert, the mountains, and some ski resorts.  We have theatres, museums, parks, and amusement parks.  Boutiques abound.  It has never been more in vogue to have babies, so in addition to the baby boutiques, many of the museums and parks are very family-friendly and there are several museums devoted entirely to […]

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Forty-Five Minutes of Zen

After a phone call at 6:30 this morning, and on the heels a minor break-down last night, I didn’t crawl back into bed for another 30 minutes of furtive rest.  Instead I stayed downstairs and completed my postnatal yoga workout for the first time.  I may not have been sleeping, but it’s the first time since motherhood that my […]

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Its a good thing I’m smarter than a 5th grader, as I was a fifth grade teacher!  Now, if only they’d give me the million dollars, instead of a print-off certificate of award.  Well I’ve been feeling lately like I didn’t have two brain cells to rub together, so this was, sadly, a bit of […]

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Long Night

9:00 pm — out of the shower.  Clean up.  Realize I’m FAMISHED and dig into the new bread I picked up at Trader Joe’s.  (Shepherd’s Bread — delish!)  Early Bird wakes up because he has kicked himself into the top corner of the bassinet.  I reset him and rock him while balancing my toast on […]

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It is different with two.  Don’t let anyone fool you.  I just browsed through the archives.  There were actually periods of my blogging during which I had something meaningful to say.  It’s not that I don’t want to be a Mommy Blogger, it’s just that I used to think I had more than just “the kids […]

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You Play Cars With Me?

This morning when Little Red came into our room he hopped onto my bed and looked at Early Bird.  “Early Bird is bigger!”  he exclaimed, then continued, “Early Bird play cars with me.  Here, here’s tractor.”  He’s been waiting so patiently for his brother to get big enough to play cars with him and I […]

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With the exception of Little Red sobbing at bedtime, afraid that once Daddy walked out the door and Little Red went to sleep that Daddy would leave again, things have been just as though he had never been gone.  I’m so pleased that with his return I didn’t disolve into a teary mess as the last five […]

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