Archive for August, 2009

Annnnnnd we’re back!

One day, one day soon, I’ll start blogging again for real. Can I just blame “Summer”? Of the past 5 weekends we’ve been away for four of them, including a week long shore trip from which we’ve just returned. Not that I’m complaining. It’s just been busy.
But I love that we go to the same [...]

Count Down to Culinary Bliss

I get out rarely enough that when I do have plans I start counting down the hours pretty early on. I’m going to a movie tonight with a friend (it starts in just 4 hours, 20 minutes, btw), and am so excited. We’re seeing Julie and Julia. Cooking? Blogging? Meryl? How can it be wrong? [...]

Who Are Kiki, Totoro, and Ponyo?

Of Sam’s small repertoire of films he’s allowed to watch, there are two that stand out for me. Both of them are created by Hayao Miyazaki, one of my husband’s all-time favorite writer/director/artists. Of Miyazaki’s vast collection, two are particularly appropriate and wonderful for younger children, and it is these two movies that were the [...]


This is “Yudd.” You may know him as Curious George, but to Robby’s unpracticed vocalizations he is called “Yudd,” or “Yode,” and sometimes “Yudge.”
Yudd is a toy that my husband got sometime in college, a play on a nickname he had on his ultimate frisbee team, I believe, since you’ll see that this George [...]