Monthly Archives: May 2011

An Actual Conversation: Pea Soup

While we were at the pool on Opening Day this weekend, Pumpkin Pie ran into a friend from his T-Ball team.    Because I managed to sunburn my shoulders the day before on a field trip with Pickles, I was … Continue reading

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Submarine Preschool Spirit Week

This is the last week of school for the kids at the Submarine Preschool.  I know, it is breaking my heart because they really should be in for at least three more weeks my sweet baby Pumpkin Pie is done … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Cheese

Pumpkin Pie loves cheese.  Who doesn’t, really?  Oh, wait!  I know who doesn’t love cheese, either of my other kids, that’s who.  Pumpkin Pie loves parmesan on pasta, beans, and straight out of the container.  He samples every kind of … Continue reading

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You Searched *What* to Find Me?

On the statistics area of Cloud 8’s admin page, it lists search engine terms that brought people to the blog.  Some of them are really, really whacked.  Please enjoy: Squeaky hammer  You would be surprised how many times this comes up! … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie and Rookie Baseball

In Our Town, Rookie Ball is T-ball.  It the entrance for kids into the world of baseball.  Neither of our older boys played T-ball.  Sweet Pea was too whack-a-doodle to play when he was 5, and when Pickles was 5, … Continue reading

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25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9

That headline just cries out for a sarcasm font, doesn’t it?  Popping up here and there on Facebook was a stupid and longwinded delightful post about children and manners that originally ran in the March 2011 issue of Parenting magazine. … Continue reading

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Rule #1

The awesome Kate and Lydia at Rants from Mommyland (which I insist you read obsessively, like me) did a funny post about Rule #1 in their houses.  I couldn’t resist asking that loaded question here at Cloud 8.  This is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Doodle Dog: A List

Doodle , you are two today!  There is no better time to appreciate you publicly.  How do I love you, Doodle Dog?  Let me count down the ways: 11:  You never ask me to change the tv station.  You are … Continue reading

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The Legos Have Been Kidnapped and No One Cares But Me

Pumpkin Pie left the legos out.  Again.  Sweet Pea and Pickles played with them while they were out, but Pumpkin Pie was in charge of them and left them out when he went to bed.  For the third day in … Continue reading

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Hello Friends, It’s Been a While

I have been away from the blog for a while.  It has been a combination of writer’s block, apathy and lack of material.  I really need to have a talk with Pumpkin Pie about this whole growing up thing.  I … Continue reading

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