Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Alexandra sent this email to Donald tonight and he was kind enough to forward it back to me:

Dear daddy, I miss you. About a half an hour ago I was waching the Patty duke show with a napcin so I can fold it up so it is softfor my fingers so they will not huret to wiggel my tooth. Are you working to night? Because I want you to see how wiggely my tooth is.this time I am not joking. if you have work tomorrow call me. call, 1866litter1 HA! HA! I am joking call 7831324 I love you so much. Love alexandra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

This post brought to you by, the letter 'R'.

Ever since Lorelai learned to talk we have adored her 'Boston Accent'. The inability to make a hard 'rrrr' sound made her manner of speech very endearing to us. We often asked her to say things like 'chowder' or 'water' just to hear her special pronunciation; for example: 'chowdah'.

Yesterday as we drove in the car Lorelai was talking about something (I don't remember the conversation) but as she was speaking Donald said, "Lorelai, say that again". And she did.....and sure enough, she was pronouncing a hard 'rrrr' sound. We decided to test it and asked her numerous words that had an 'rrrr' sound, and she could say every one!

We were excited that she can now speak properly, but a piece of will always miss that little Boston accent.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

End of the Soccer Season

Alexandra just finished her fer year of soccer. Her team, the Gators, had an end of the season BBQ to celebrate. They were all so excited to receive their medals:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

American Idol

Tonight was the finale of American Idol 2009. I let Alexandra stay up 2 hours past her bedtime to watch it with me.

She totally had me cracking up a few times:

When Kara DioGuardi stripped down to her bikini she said:

"I did not need to see that"


When Rod Stewart came out to sing she asked:

"He's really old. Is he last years winner?"

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wish upon a star....

Lorelai: "Mom, what happens if a child wishes on a star and another child wishes on the same star?"

Mom: "Both their wishes come true."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Message On The Toilet

{courtesy of Alexandra}

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Like Grandfather, Like Granddaughter

Alexandra brought me a piece of art the other day. It looked very a painting that hangs on my family room wall. That painting was done by my grandfather in 1965, and it served as Alexandra's inspiration as she drew. She even signed his name to her art.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hey, lady!

"Lorelai, can you please go clean the family room?" asked Mom.

"Can't you see I'm doing something lady?" replied Lorelai.

"Lorelai, you shouldn't call your mother 'lady'" scolded Mom.

"But lady is a proper word," said Lorelai in a sweet {but sassy} way.

Then we both burst out laughing.
{and then she cleaned the family room}

Monday, January 26, 2009

When I Grow Up...

"I want to be a teenager." ~Lorelai

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Alexandra has discovered that she can send emails to Donald while he is at work. Here is one that he forwarded back to me so that I could read it:

hi daddy. i. miss. you. gese. wat. i. em. on the. 104th. page. of. ramona the brave. give. me. a call. lats. of. love. Alexandra. good. by. daddy 1ts. a. gene. call. me. gust. too. let. you. no. call. 7831324. Love. Alexandra good. by


Hi Daddy! I miss you. Guess what? I am on the 104th page of Ramona the Brave. Give me a call. Lots of love, Alexandra. Goodbye Daddy. Once again, call me. Just to let you know, call 783-1324.




I couldn't help but notice that on Alexandra's homework she has started writing a 'J' in place of the 'X' in her name. I guess she is taking this Spanish thing very seriously :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Great-Grandma....the puppet???

"Is she a puppet?" the girls asked me as they flipped through an old family photo album. The picture they were referring to is of my very short grandmother standing next to my very tall brother. I quickly told them that it was in fact their great-grandmother (who passed away 4 1/2 years ago) and that she was completely real.