December 12, 2007

Need some Christmas Spirit?


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November 01, 2007


Megan dressed as a "Backyardigan" this year. Meet Uniqua:


Don't ask me why her tongue is blue...maybe it's part of the costume?

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September 29, 2007

Today's Lesson

So my youngest niece Megan is now 3, and her parents took her to Florida on vacation. On the flight down, they asked her several times if she needed to use the restroom, and she declined each time. Later, my sister got up to use the facilities.

Megan: "Where'd Mommy go?"

Her Dad: "She went to the bathroom."

Megan, after a pause: "Did she get off?"

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April 16, 2007

Spring in Indiana


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December 05, 2006

One reason I am Thankful

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Just the thought of her makes me smile. And she was adorable--as usual--at our family's Thanksgiving. She's a little whirlwind, mom calls her "tornado fingers"...

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November 02, 2006

Here's a treat


My darling niece Megan, following her first successful night trick-or-treating.

Some notable quotes:

"I like trick or treat!"

"I baby jaguar."

"Meow meow meow..."

(Yes, that's actually a pink dinosauer costume she's wearing...she was still Baby Jaguar!)

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September 30, 2005

This picture needs a thought bubble...

This is an older photo of my newest niece and one of her older cousins. The baby is now walking and "speaking" (Da Da, milk, wow!, car and uh-oh), but my sister hasn't given me any more recent pics!


So, what is the baby thinking?

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August 28, 2005

A Caption Challenge


This is one of my nephews, Zach, a few years back. I think I'd caption this with... "Set the milk here, barkeep, and keep 'em coming!"

Think you can do better? That's what the comments are for...

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August 14, 2005

I always knew I was Royalty

Here I am--looking confused by all the attention, I guess. Or maybe I'm just unhappy with the Royal Entourage.
I suspect that's my mother's arm projecting from my right (your left) side, since apparently I was too drunk (or maybe too young) to sit up on my own.

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The crown is awesome. I wonder what ever happened to it (in case I am ever restored to the throne I might need it!)

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August 08, 2005

Karnival of Kidz!


oddybobo gives us Trailer Trash Fashion Show

Jenna shows us what the Cool Kids are wearing to their first day of school

Sally has a rant about colic

Peter shows off the gran-progeny; seems that he's always been a cowboy!

Looks like the Sheriff rounded up the infamous ArmyWifeToddlerMom and her gang!

VW Bug posts proof that she's a natural blonde

Prochein Amy says Happiness is having a brother who is a cool uncle

I offer evidence that it's not how much frosting you can eat, it's how much milk you need to wash it down....

Here is how to post those pictures and stories of you or your children for the Karnival of Kidz.
You have 2 ways to submit these entries!
Go to THIS LINK and make life easy for yourself.
Or if you don’t have a blog or don’t feel like posting it, send an email to karnival(dot)kidz(at)gmail(dot)com.

(UPDATE: Haloscan seems to be blocking my trackbacks...if anyone has any suggestions on how to get them to go through, I'd be grateful)

(UPDATE 2: I think I have it figured out--haloscan allows one ping per blog per day--that's from a blog to all of haloscan's trackback-enabled blogs....)

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August 05, 2005



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July 31, 2005

A Once and Future Human

So I don't forget this week, I'm posting my KoK entry early (ish):
This little cutie is another of my nieces. I need this to remind me how sweet she really is, since she just recently turned into a teenager*...

*a mutant creation, formerly a member of the human species, and destined to become human once again in 5 or 6 years. Until then, all wise humans give "teenagers" a wide berth...

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July 25, 2005

Your weekly cuteness allotment

Jody over at Iowa Geek did a fabulous job with this week's Karnival of Kidz, linking all the entries in an amusing Fairy Tale. Go read the story, even if you don't click all the links to adorable children.

Next week's Host is Harvey of Bad Example, and yours truly will be hostessing again on August 8th. If you want to get in on the fun, just email

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July 24, 2005

The Color Orange


These are two of my nieces, about 22 years apart in age....Do you think the little one is going to be a carrot top, too?

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July 18, 2005

I didn't get the memo....

That the Karnival of Kids was in pre-production. Here's this week's, sans Susie....

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July 08, 2005

I just think she's so adorable I really can't get enough of looking her, or It Could Be Worse, It Could Be Cat-blogging...

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My soon-to-be-one-year-old niece, Megan

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July 03, 2005

Then and Now

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What I find most interesting about comparing these two pictures is how my mom and brother seem to have exchanged hair color over the course of 30 years....

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June 26, 2005

Caption this Cutie!


I'm not only the founder of "Hair Implants for Babies"--I'm also a customer!

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June 18, 2005

He never did get his pilot's license

In honor of Father's Day, I present my Dad's first airplane ride:


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June 11, 2005

My mom is a Betty

I guess I was almost three when this was taken, because my sister (on the right) looks about one and a half. My mom is the tall one in the center...


While I don't remember the occasion of that photo, I vividly recall my little rocking chair--especially because a year or so later that same sister whacked her head on one of the rockers and had to get stitches. was the dog's fault...yeah, that's the ticket!

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June 06, 2005

KoK #7

Karnival of Kids is up at Iowa Geek!

They always need hosts and hostesses, so volunteer by sending an email to karnival.kidz at

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June 05, 2005

I don't know the cat's name...


This is a photo of my grandmother's younger brother. I don't know why he was wearing a dress, but there are lots of baby pictures of him in drag. He grew up straight despite that--so far as we know....

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May 27, 2005

You want to caption it, I know you do!


Abracadabra! Now all the candy will reappear!

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May 23, 2005

Kidz Karnival #5



rattle.jpgArmyWifeToddlerMom offers a great smile to brighten your day.

They always look innocent when they're asleep--Jeff shows us he's not fooled....

Don't try to fool Susie, either...


Weebles.JPG Oddybobo shows us her "plutkim".

Harvey provides evidence that he's always been a Bad Example.

Sissy tries to make a break for it but the getaway bike never made it...

ArmyWifeToddlerMom captured the back-up driver.

Prochein Amy shares this artist's rendering of the gang...( I think the one with the spiked hair is Harvey).


bigwheel.jpg Jen H. sends pictorial evidence that those boots were made for walking...Maybe they're trying to get away from the monsters?

Sally bravely posts pictures of herself practicing for a visit to the dentist.

Grade School

gameboy1.jpgFrom Deputy Headmistress at The Common Room we learn that good parenting takes an effort--not to laugh.

Coturnix tells us the story of the little scientist that could.

Jody took a field trip.

Michele offers us a peek at her little cuddlebunny. Dude!

VW says:

Here is how to post those pictures and stories of you or your children for the Karnival of Kidz.

You have 2 ways to submit these entries!

Go to THIS LINK and make life easy for yourself.

Or if you don’t have a blog or don’t feel like posting it, send an email to karnival(dot)kidz(at)gmail(dot)com.

Get those fingers a typ’n.

Sissy managed to escape bogsplot while this Karnival was being konstructed...go check out her new digs at her shiny new munu address....

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May 17, 2005

Cuteness Overload!

Next week's Karnival of Kidz will be showcased here at Practical Penumbra. Send the link to your entry to karnival.kidz(at)gmail(dot)com by Sunday. You can find this week's Karnival here, at Boudicca's Voice.

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May 11, 2005

Another Caption Opportunity

This is my niece Andrea, who recently got her drivers license. She's still a cutie-pie, and actually less whiny...


Andy, showing she knew the classic "hands at 10 and 2" steering wheel grip long before she ever took driver's ed.

Now you try...

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April 29, 2005

Captions, anyone?


I love this photo of my newest niece, and what the heck, entering it in the Karnival Of Kidz doesn't preclude captions, does it?

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