Thursday, August 19, 2010


If you got the birth announcement and headed to this blog - sorry, thanks to the printer - who corrected half of the card, and left the other half undone - you landed at the wrong site. Most of the info you are looking for is at the OTHER DAYDREAMERS BLOG.

Not sure when I will update here. Things have been busy, and keeping one blog going is tough enough.


Friday, July 9, 2010


Sorry - we haven't been here much.

Only 14 days left until baby Yoda gets here, and we have been busy.

Actually - that's not entirely true - we've been sick, and "busy" sounds much better than "lying around for two weeks, and now have a to-do list so long, that we may never see the light of day."

But that's what it's been like.

I'll try to get back here soon.

In the meantime - feel free to check out the other blog.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

punk turns 11

It is too much to take in at once. In the course of a week, both kids have aged dramatically.

Punk celebrated his 11th birthday with his friends on the 11th, and family on the 13th. I wonder if that is why he looks so incredibly subdued in his exit interview:

Friday, June 11, 2010

gloating - just a bit

Did you hear that?

It is the sound of me jumping up and down.
It is the sound of me shouting for joy.
It is the sound of one certain principal's theory about my child zooming down the toilet.

Ohhhhh - in case the news has not yet made it across town, Punk was one of a handful of 4th & 5th graders to receive the Presidential Academic Excellence Award today. Yes I say - "EXCELLENCE" not "troubling" or "unmotivated" or even "pretty decent" - EXXXXCCCCEELLLLLEENNNNCE.

It means he had to have over a 90% GPA in everything he did. In addition, he had to exhibit exemplary citizenship/leadership skills. Not "disturbing" or "concerning" citizenship skills not even "good" - EXEMPLARY.

He has a golden pin and certificate to prove it - which he has been proudly displaying all day.

And even though this is what I expect of him, we are still pretty proud of the guy, and I must admit it feels reallllllllllllly good to gloat.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

exit inteview

Before each kid goes to bed on their birthday, I interview them about the previous year. This is part of Kooka's - she took it verrrry seriously (as you can tell).

This is Kooka. I loved my birthday. We had a spa party and it was really fun. We had partners, we did massages, we did makeovers and manicures. The next day I celebrated with my family and I got a Pixos set, caligraphy pens and a certificate to go to the mall with my mom. I really love those gifts.

Monday, May 31, 2010


In case you missed it (and you did - because even Punk didn't make this one - he was busy recovering from a tooth pulling) - here is Kooka's musical instrument debut. Her Egrets class played little xylaphones and recorders during the concert. She was amazing - as usual.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Lately I have been posting more things at the new blog. Not sure why - maybe they are more pertinent to school and stuff. Maybe I am just too busy to post much of anything lately. Maybe I am just waiting until this school year is over so I can suffer out the rest of this pregnancy in relative peace.

Regardless, I didn't want anybody to miss this picture of Punk and Kooka in their new pool. It is only 33 inches high (well at least on one side - it's at a bit of an incline) but they have spent hours in it. Which is a good thing, because it is so lopsided, that it will likely be tipped over by tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

when punk grows up

Punk has informed me that when he grows up, he is going to be the kind of adult that has lego key chains, eats pizza for dinner every night, wears keenes every day, and has a gps that talks like this:

Monday, April 26, 2010


Did I mention......?

I should have.

Should have been the first thing I did was run to this blog when I found out over a week ago.

Sorry if I left you hanging.

The child who "is not a bully", the child who Punk was "looking for conflict with", the child whom the school director emphatically claimed was NOT the source of Punk's bullying issues - was finally asked to leave the school. They won't confirm it - but three sets of parents have.

She was biting people - and breaking skin.

You heard me folks - 11 years old biting people until they bleed.

Good thing the principal chose our family to allienate. Good thing they kept the rabid family happy.


I am torn between two blogs. (Actually if I am being honest, it's probably more than that).

I am not sure if I should post more often here, or at the new DAYDREAMERS. Punk likes the new one because he's done all of the artwork, but Kooka likes the tradition of this one.


Any ideas?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

punk's you tube

This is Punk. I think these videos are HYSTERICAL!

And this one

Sunday, April 18, 2010

help zachary

I do not know this little boy or his family, but I heard his story, and know that if this were Punk, Kooka or Yoda - I'd want this story on every blog I could find.

Please help spread the word to help find a new kidney for 6 year-old Zachary.