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The little boy’s latest cinematographic endeavor…

please pardon the shaky camera work – he is only eight, after all!

I love that he pauses in the middle to play a few notes on the piano.  🙂


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Spring break starts right now!

Happy Friday!

P.S.  Julia continues to bloom her little rosy heart out.

Julia’s neighbor, Charisma, is fiery orange.  The detail of the blossom is blurry in the picture, but you get the idea.

They’re perfect pals.


Happy Birthday, Muffin Man and Books

Happy Birthday

No, it’s not his birthday, but I asked him to sing and that’s what he chose.

It cracks me up.

Please ignore our messy house in the background.  😳

You probably have to know him personally to enjoy the next one…

Muffin Man

His class sings “Muffin Man” at school in the mornings.

Judging by this performance, I can’t be certain it’s the same song I learned at his age.

I do know that it’s his favorite.  Or rather, it’s the one he always requests…

maybe because he is desperate to know the words??  😕


I have thoroughly enjoyed and am nearing the end of the The Birchbark House.  Whatever will I read next??  If you had to choose from the list below, which would you pick?  Don’t forget to tell me why!

Happy Monday!





Gettin’ Jiggy

Mimi and Abi give the little boy musical cards for every occasion.

Truly, they are some of his favorite toys.  🙂

We have a little basket full of them on the shelf in our front room.

He loves them and he plays each one repeatedly until it is worn and ruined.

I am actually amazed at how durable they are.

Here he is with the card they sent for St. Patrick’s Day:

Thanks, Mimi & Abi!

Happy Saturday!


Piano Man

My son has a keyboard that plays ten or twelve familiar children’s songs.

It has a mode that allows for full automation, playing the songs and lighting the corresponding keys with each note.

It also has a mode that allows for some participation, lighting the keys, but waiting for my son to hit them for the sound.

And lastly, it allows my son to simply play whatever he wants, without automated suggestion.

He has learned all of the songs.

Truth be told, he knew a few of them before he got this keyboard.

Twinkle, Twinkle is one that he worked out on his own, long ago.

He has a great ear and can usually plunk out a few notes of any simple tune he hears.

Today, in his weekly play therapy session, my son constructed a pretend keyboard out of blocks.

The psychologist said he was very committed, building out several octaves, with both black and white keys represented.

Next, he played those children’s songs, tapping the appropriate block keys and sounding the corresponding notes with his own little voice.

His psychologist was impressed.

I’m impressed too.  And relieved again.

My kid might be a musician!

Or a craftsman!

Or an engineer!

Or even a serenading flirt.  😎

But he’s going to be good at it, whatever it is.


Happy Friday!

P.S.  I didn’t forget…

Day Five 2010 Pumpkin Demise

Click to see the pictures up close.  :mrgreen:  I dare you.

P.P.S.  Did you get a good enough sense of

the child’s not-so-spectacular haircut in that photo?  😐

I tried to fix it.  It didn’t work.