Not Bad for a February Afternoon…


We decided to hit the beach after school yesterday, and I captured three of my favorite things in one photo:  Savanna, beach, beautiful sunny day.  Now you’ll never have to guess why I choose to live in sunny Florida.

She forgot to turn away from the camera like she usually does lately and flashed me a smile instead.  When I saw this picture I wondered, My God, where does the time go? Continue reading “Not Bad for a February Afternoon…” »

A Few Quotes From This Week I Want to Remember….

Here are a few one liners from Savanna this week that I never want to forget.  Lately, she shares the most random, hilarious thoughts that I want to remember forever.  Here are my top five:

5.  I was a cheetah on the playground today because I ran the very fastest.

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My Favorite Conversations

This morning at 7AM:

Savanna:  We learned about bats in school yesterday!

Me:  NEAT! What did you learn? Was it cool?

Savanna: Bats fly around and peep, “Good morning good morning good morning!” so they do not run into walls.   Continue reading “My Favorite Conversations” »

The Reason Your Child is A Sponge

Kids pick up on everything.  Just this morning, Mike was nonchalantly talking about getting his tennis racquet restrung. Savanna looked up and said, “That’s OK Daddy, it will out work out in time.”  We both sat there trying not to laugh.  I’ve made that statement several times, but it amazes me that she seems to remember that entire sentence.  Unfortunately, they pick up on the stuff we’d rather them just not learn.  When Savanna was 2, she uttered the King of All Curse Words.  As an adjective.  With perfect enunciation and correct intonation.  I think she heard me say this when I was on the phone Mike say this once or something. Continue reading “The Reason Your Child is A Sponge” »

Natural and Organic Facial Moisturizers

I sometimes have trouble finding great organic skincare.  There are thousands of brands out there, and I’m pretty sure that I must have tried most of them.  I must admit that they often leave my skin feeling tight, which leads me to believe that it’s time to toss it in the trash can.

Here is a very cool site that offers suggestions for natural and organic facial moisturizers, along with reviews for each.  Of course, you can buy these products here, but I’m glad to do that when they offer great information. Continue reading “Natural and Organic Facial Moisturizers” »

I’m Back….

Has it really been 18 days since my last blog post?  18, as in 8 more than 10???

We have some real catching up to do right now.  Here we are, all settled in Boca Raton, FL.  Savanna loves her new school, and I do, too.  I would go to school there myself if they accepted my people my age as students. We’ve already ushered one cold in and out, and Savanna began taking gymnastics at a stellar gymnastics center.  Apparently, they thought she was pretty stellar, too. Continue reading “I’m Back….” »

Somebody Else’s Dancy Dance

I just posted Savanna’s Dancy Dance on Labor Day, and then I ran into this dancy dance video.  I first saw this at by Heather Armstrong, who found it at, who probably found this video perusing YouTube whilst surfing the net.  Just to be clear about the line of internet viewing distribution here.

Awesome dancing.  Awesome music.  Awesome…outfits.

PS-Is it me, or is Jamie Curtis wearing a backwards thong in the pelvic thrust scene???

PSS-Wouldn’t it be sort of painful to wear a thong backwards?  Isn’t that the type of thing that typically causes camel’s toe?  Did I just reference camel’s toe over the internet?? Continue reading “Somebody Else’s Dancy Dance” »

Savanna’s Dancy Dance

Here is what I live with in my home.  I prepare a nice dinner of take out pizza, and all my family can do is dance and go all “Saturday Night Fever” on me at the dinner table.  Thanks, family. Continue reading “Savanna’s Dancy Dance” »

A Sweet Exchange

There are some little moments with Savanna that I wish I could stick in my pocket and remember forever.  Here is one of them that I overheard while I was in the kitchen.  Mike and Savanna were sitting around the corner in the den making a little necklace with alphabet letter beads.  Savanna is not yet 4, and here is what I heard:

Husband:  Did you find the C?  Where did it go? Continue reading “A Sweet Exchange” »

Toot a Bugle

So Savanna found this bugle that was my grandmother’s back in the 1400s when she attended summer camp.  This bugle ended up at our house through a random set of events, and it sits on display in my living room.  Two weeks ago, it caught Savanna’s attention and I let her “have at it.”  To her absolute delight and my horror, the bugle was louder than loud.  The LOUDEST loud.  So loud that my neighbor down the street stood on the edge of his yard staring at us just to let us know that he was aware of the loudness.

I’d tell you all about this bugle, but these pictures will do a better job…..

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