Recent tidbits from the life of my little man: He calls berries "Mmm mmm's" -- because we were once reading a book, and I pointed to the strawberries and said, "You like strawberries, don't you?  Strawberries are tasty, mmm mmm!"  From thence forth, he used that new name, but recently, he's been asking for blueberries … Continue reading Jones


Lap baby

I think he's getting his incisors, so that definitely adds to the whining, but lately, Jones has been right behind my every move, whining and waiting to be picked up.  I can't even sit at the table and journal, read, study, or type without the incessant "pick me up!" cry.  I love him!  It warms … Continue reading Lap baby


I've temporarily occupied Jones with tupperware, a cup, and a spoon right now so I can write this post. I'm drinking a Toddy latte, from the first Toddy we've brewed since our arrival in Japan.  Iced Toddy will make a nice treat in the hot, hot, HOT Shizuoka summer.  Brook over at "So I was … Continue reading Tidbits


It's been raining all day, and it finally stopped, so I'm letting Jones play in our extremely muddy, messy yard while I watch from the window. I usually do not have the patience to let him roam free outside, due to the fact that he could get into who-knows-what, eat who-knows-what, and bring who-knows-what back … Continue reading Survival