Showing posts from October 22, 2011


Is it true what they say?   That little girls are sugar and spice and everything nice?

And little boys are frogs and snails and puppy dogs tails?
...Could be.
When I look at our granddaughter and our grandson,  I certainly see a difference.
When Jake, our 3 year old grandson, arrived last night for a sleepover... I couldn't help it.  My first thoughts: Jake's stuffed puppy is rough and rugged and his blankie the same.  Just like him.
 and just the opposite of Rissi's soft and  sweet pink blankie and bear.

Jake doesn't stay with us that often.   And when he does, I'm reminded of why...

He's quick and busy and unpredictable.

Once in my office when he was visiting at Miracle Ear, he quickly grabbed a large piece of hard candy and when his mommy tried to retrieve it, he swallowed...  and the candy became lodged in his throat.  After paging every Sears employee who knew CPR and then calling 911, we pleaded with a then bluish Jake...  "Please, Jake...  breath!"  The res…