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Happy 7th Birthday, Monkey!

100_3134 My Dear Monkey, Here we are again. April 19th. You’ve been reminding us for a good week that this was coming. Your Birthday. I can’t believe that 7 years have passed since you decided to show up on your own terms.  Late at night and with a flair for the dramatic. It figures. But I Continue reading →

Why I hate Hobby Lobby (Not really)

Isaac’s birthday is coming up in a few days. Since we’re on spring break here (yay!) when his birthday falls, we decided to send in his treats and things Friday. I figured a pan of brownies, a bunch of cupcakes… Nope. My child requested CAKE BALLS. Dipped in “superhero colors and with superhero sprinkles!” Do Continue reading →

Declaring his intentions already

The other day, Isaac and I went to Bombers Burrito Bar because he’d been asking for tacos. He wanted Toxic Bell, but I wanted real food-not 75-80% meat and the rest fillers. Plus, Bombers makes a killer pulled pork burrito/taco/what have you. AND it is a LOCAL joint. But, back to the point. So, this Continue reading →

Chara, Pacioretty and my worst nightmare

As we come into my favorite time of the hockey year, playoffs, things ramp up. Chances get taken and things happen. There are times that grudges get settled or something stupid happens and the league…well…is just the league. Currently, take the latest case that has taken over the headlines and voices of the entire NHL. Continue reading →

Movin’ on up?

100_3191 We’ve come to the end of another hockey season. I can’t believe we’re here! It only seems like yesterday we went gear shopping for our own gear. Hey-can you blame me for the loaner gear last year? I didn’t know that we’d be in this deep with hockey. I had secretly hoped we would-that Isaac Continue reading →

Saving the Bobbies

  So, when I was in college, I had the bestest Educational Psychology prof. I had heard good things, but come on. You never know. So, the class fit into my schedule and whammo, bammo, I was in. I met Bob Malloch on the first day of class, where he asked us to call him Continue reading →

Maternity Leave + First Grade = ?

This year, we were blessed to have a much better experience than Kindergarten. The rub in all of this? Isaac’s teacher left for maternity leave. Her last day was Thursday. The kids get the long term sub starting tomorrow. Now, let’s get one thing straight here. I have NOTHING against this long term sub. I Continue reading →