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Introducing Super JJ and Bubble Girl

Super JJ

It has been so great having JJ here. It is budget time so I have to cover meetings about budgets complete with late hours. After a long day, it is nice to come home to the two Js. Some nights, there is a meal waiting for me. Today, JJ was my assistant in helping with the housework. He told he learned how to pretend vacuum during pre-K. He demonstrated his skills by using my real vacuum cleaner.

JJ taking on Bubble Girl

My favorite thing was when we did laundry. While waiting for the clothes to wash, we blew bubbles in the parking lot. I was evil Bubble Girl and he was Super JJ. It was nice to just to spend time with him. We tried to make a movie but it is hard to be evil and shoot it. It has been years since I have blew bubbles. It was AWESOME!!

Today starts their last week here in RR. I have done more cooking in the last few days than I have since I moved here. Tonight, we had chicken  fajitas a long with homemade french fries. I think I know more about Nickloden, Disney and Cartoon Network than I was meant to know.
JJ with a classmate during his graduation

I look at him and can't believe how much he has grown. I remember the little boy learning to walk. And now, he's wearing flip, a pre-k graduate and helping me to cook. We baked a cake for my friend D's birthday. In other news, I will be participating in a fitness boot camp for my newspaper's magazine. I will be writing a first person account. I am really looking forward to this so I will keep you updated. Rapids Jam featuring a ton of country music artists is this week. It will be an interesting week.


1. Making memories with JJ.

2. Cooking

3. My son's imagination

Fun times at the park!



  1. I'm glad you had so much fun with JJ and that you are so proud of him, that's awesome. I saw my little brother grow up as I was 14 years older and I can't believe that he is now 22 years old and I can remember him in nappies and trying to walk, wow, it blows my mind. Anyway, glad you had fun!

  2. Ooohh! I've been planning to make homemade french fries for a while. Glad you are enjoying your JJ time.

  3. I'm so happy you are have such a great time with JJ! He seems like quite a kid.

  4. So lovely to read that everything is going well for you Sg.


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