Tuesday, July 22, 2014

He walks, he runs, he claps!

Yes, the Bambino started walking, and then started running!  Can you believe it? There are even cheers of celebration in honor of this new milestone!




Say Something

I have woken up with this song in my head for the past 3 days, so now it is time to share the love and drive you nuts with it, too.
Yes, I'm one of THOSE kind of people.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Look ma, no hands!

Bambino's first steps ALONE!
"Look ma, no hands (just tongue)!"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bring it on!

"OK, I'm now ready for the hard stuff!  I have teeth!" declares the kiddo.
"Bring it on!"


"NO, NO, NO! Not that mushy stuff again! I'm ready for the good stuff!"


Friday, July 18, 2014

family bonding through music

My mother could only play one song on the piano;

LA DONNA E MOBILE

When she played this song, we stopped everything and gathered around the piano to watch her perform. She invariably hammed it up and would over exaggerate the staccatos with an upward lift of her left hand and then increase the complexity by crossing her hands over the keyboard as if she were playing with magic. We loved it! 

Dad would get into the action by twirling us around with the music, and eventually, by the end of the song, we would end up on the floor filled with giggles. 

Nowadays, whenever I hear La Donna e Mobile, I smile and think of those little acts of temporary family insanity filled with laughter from such a serious piece of music. This musical video from the 60's seemed to bring it back in a flash; that family bonding moment created through music.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Warrior Yoga Pose


"I am determined to do the Warrior yoga pose!" declares the Bambino. 
"I have my determined tongue look, so you know I'm serious," he continues.


"If I fall, at least it will be a soft landing."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Swingset at Grandma's House is sooooo Cool!

"Gramz, this is soooo fun! I love the swing set at your house!  I get to swing upside down!" declares the Bambino.


"And look at this perfect landing!"


"Do it again, Pops! Swing me from my feet!"


Beckie0

Now THIS is how to share your life story!
This young woman's creative gift of expression is absolutely remarkable!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Welcome baaaack!

Entering California, all cars stop and are questioned about whether you are carrying any contraband into the state, you know, like fruit or plants.


It made me smile when the officer said, "welcome back!" I actually felt like he meant it, and it made me realize, "yep, I'm home."

I love California!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

All of Me

John Legend's "All of Me"

Learning CPR

"Gramz, is this how you do CPR?" asks Bambino.
"Only on your dad" I tell him.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Copy Cat

"Pops" says the Bambino. "Mom is making fun of me."

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"She is copying everything I do, and I don't like it," he declares.


"I'm going to put this on the list of issues to discuss with Gramps," he continues.  "I think he will have the power to make her stop copying me."


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer Reading

"Gramz, look at all the books I'm going to read this summer!" says Mr. Bambino.  "I'm starting with 'Curious George' so I can see if he is as curious as I am."


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Look how high i can jump!

"Gramz, look how high I jump when I go swimming," declares the grandkid.


I think I'm in love!!

"Whoa! Someone other than my parents is touching my belly!  I think I'm in love!" declares the grandkid.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014