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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Little Mike Small


Cubby is the cutest little farmer man and would make his.Great Grandfather,  Mike Small, proud.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just when I thought I'd try sleep training


Pickle decides to turn up the "cute".  How am I supposed to make this guy all alone?


Saturday, March 26, 2016

It's not just me, is it?


He totally looks like Popeye!


We're ready for Easter morning!


The boys all enjoyed an alarming amount of candy at Grandma Cookie's party today.  They were insane with sugar and silliness, and had a great day playing with their cousin.
Now, we're ready to do it again.  The bunny has already delivered her baskets.  We wait. . .


Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter!


The staggering cuteness is turning into handsom-ness


This little child is so beautiful,  inside and out.

When I was pregnant with him and I worried that I wouldn't know how to care formhim, I was told,

"He'll be your Buddha.  He'll teach you everything that you need to know."

He's still teaching me, every day,  something new.


Who's that fancy baby?


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Things Cubby Says


This kid is so lucky he's cuter than a baby duck!

In trying to leave the house for story time this morning, I stuffed Cubby and our Nanny out the kitchen door (and locked it behind them) to wait while I scooped up the baby and headed out the garage door.  Before I could get too far I heard the rattling doorknob.

When the garage door went up, there was Cubby, glaring at me.

"Why'd you lock that door!?"

Oh, child. You are a piece of work! I barely concealed my smile as I scolded him for being rude.

Driving away, Cubby said our house looked sad. Why? Because we were going to the library.

Here's my big boy who is very hard to photograph these days, and Pickle who is *this* delighted by the ceiling fan.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring snowman

If you're going to have a snow day on the first day of Spring,  it had better be good snowman snow!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My old baby, my almost big boy

Secrets and lies! That's what it's all about over here.  Secrets and lies.
Secret! We went to the mall.
Lie? We did NOT get a new toy and eat ice cream for lunch.
Full disclosure: we met the Easter Bunny's helper.
Lie: We're totally going to go back and do it with everyone!


Small and Medium


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Some like it "Art"!











Dylan, you've had your first taste of museums -- science, natural history and art.
Paleo! Renaissance! Romantic! Figurative! Decorative! Impressionist! Modern! Contemporary!
You slept through some, burbled at others and some you clearly adored.
My deepest wish is that you grown up to appreciate beauty and honor the tradition to preserve and recognize these relics of our shared  humanity.
I hope that you will love museums as much as your Mama.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pickle Goes To The Natural History Museum


Native American Hall: Pacific Northwest


Cheeky Monkey!


Aquatic Life Exhibit


In the Hall of Gems


Daddy gets crafty


Baby Pickle's Big Adventure


Baby and I are in Harvard Square for the weekend,  just the two of us!
We're celebrating surviving the 4th Trimester.  Little Man is 3 months old!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

My adorably grouchy 2 year old

Chris and I were talking in the playroom while we changed the baby.
Jacob Apples marches in with a scowl and says,  in a very growly voice,  "Knock it off," turns on his heel and goes back to his movie.

Thank goodness for that kid! I laugh 10 times a day because of his little personality.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I'm not a cookie, I'm a Cubby!

In response to some profound bit of wit that tripped from Cubby's mouth, I said, "You're a smart cookie!"

I'm not a cookie, I'm a Cubby!


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