Thursday, June 25, 2009


It's a miracle: today she turns 6. Is this beautifuul, polite, wise, funny, strange child really my daughter? I am the world's luckiest woman.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


We bid a loving farewell to Lew this week. Thanks for everything, you ol' jackrabbit. I'll bet you had a lot of fun!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Girls are Mighty Handy

She didn't buy a WORD of this. Good girl.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Shearing

The girlies of Marine Life have had their lovely locks lopped off. Ah, the excitement and liberation! A celebration ensued at our favorite brunchy spot were we savored delish food and yummy drinks. It was that simple.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Date Night!

Behold, a rare view of Papa M and Rock Mama on a date! While Rosebud visited the grands, the grown ups stayed up late to help Jungle J celebrate her birthday. Hooray for date night! Thanks to Bethala for grabbing this happy image.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Why do children try on their parent's shoes? Because they're here to replace us!
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Friday, March 27, 2009

New Band....Again!

The Pointy ladies with Dan way back there.

Julia and Alex rock pointy-style.

What's old is new again and much more rocking. Goodbye Tancho and hello Pointy Birds! Here's a wee look at our debut show.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

For Her Fans...

A lovely current view of the dear Rosebud.


Here's a little birthday gift from Rock Mama to herself (specifically, to her left forearm). Is it a flower? Is it a snowflake? Rock Mama is a Wisconsin girl, so it's both, all four seasons in one pretty design.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Grandma E

Goodbye, Grandma Elinor.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Summer Flashback

Here's one of my favorite photos of Rosebud from last summer.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Recovery Report

Rosebud is recovering nicely from her procedure and is getting a bit closer to normal every day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

44 Whole Years!

Happy birthday to my dear friend Judge Pete Friendly! We played music together for 15 years; can you believe it?? Now we listen to music together and pal around. He is family.

One Whole Year!

Happiest first birthday to Jackaboo, son of my dear Fancy! And Happy Birthing Day to the proud mama.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Nothing says Wisconsin like an antler chandelier.

Buh-Bye, 'Noids

The sweet Rosebud has had much trouble getting air through her head these past few months, and it was discovered that she had enlarged adenoids. The cool Dr. Coop recommended an adenoidectomy, so that's what was on our dance card on Friday. It just wouldn't be January if we didn't have surgery scheduled, now, would it??

The 'Bud was a superstar throughout the whole process, and remained brave and cheery. How often does a girl get to wear boots with her jammies, anyway?

The surgey staff let us goof around with medical accessories to keep ourselves amused before the procedure. We took full advantage and it made having to get up at a beastly hour a bit easier to handle.

Of course, the whole family took part in the fun-having. Note Rosebud's fuzzy reindeer, whose name is Comfort. The nurses nearly melted when she told them that.

This was the hard part, and I'm happy to say it was relatively brief. The surgery went just as planned, the evil tissue is long gone, and we bundled her on home before lunchtime. It's been a weekend of hibernation, rest and recovery ( though Papa M was orderd out of the house last night to hear some live music and drink a few White Russians). Today Rosebud made a sign to wear around her neck, upon which she wrote "I am OK." And she is looking forward to going back to school tomorrow. Sigh of relief.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another Stumper

Rosebud recently asked me this, "Who was the first one ever borned?"


Sunday, January 4, 2009