Monthly Archives: January 2020

Kids in Cars with My Sister and Me

Friday, January 31st 2020 Although I spend most of this day with our Mom, it is my sister and our kids whose pictures I capture (even if by video chat).   Here is my sister going somewhere with her little kids: … Continue reading

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At Rise: How Do I Look?

Wednesday, January 29th 2020 AT RISE:  The Oberhauser Four are getting ready to head out the door.  Mom has been struggling with getting dressed. Mom:  I don’t have any normal clothes!   [Struggles some more, changes clothes.  Finally stops.] Mom:  Do … Continue reading

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At Rise: Triple Cat Stack

Monday, January 27th 2019 . AT RISE: The kids are home after school and mom is showing them this photo. Mom: You guys, check this out.  Look what I had next to me today! ClaraJane: [Covers her mouth and squeals … Continue reading

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At Rise: Thanks for the Grub Bub

Sunday, January 26th 2020   AT RISE:  The Oberhauser Four are gathered around another beautiful supper by DaddyLove. ClaraJane:  [Munching away.]  Thank you Daddy for this wonderful food. DLove:  You’re welcome. Mom:  Thanks for saying so, Honey. ClaraJane:  PFFFFTTT.  [Big, … Continue reading

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While I’ve Been Away

Friday, January 17th – Friday, January 24th So here I am at a medical clown conference in Dallas, Texas, away from my precious flamly for eight days this week, and it is my daughter –with Daddy’s help– who is heart-beating … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Can’t Sleep, Clowns Will Slap Me

Sunday, January 19t 2020 In case my family thinks I was just horsing around at the Medical Clown Convention,  it’s important that they know it’s not all just fun and games.  Take this breakout workshop from the wee hours of … Continue reading

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Look Daddy I Can Write Cursive

Friday, January 17th 2019 8!year-old, third grade ClataJane. . Bestdaddyever Look daddy I can write your name in cursive: Paul. I can write mama to: Jenny. Gavin. Ta da! love, ClaraJane . Oh my heart, child. Love you infinity amount, … Continue reading

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My Knuckleheads 😻

Friday, January 17th 2020 I’m flying today, and remembering that the most important part of a trip is –often– What You Leave Behind. In my case, these koo-koo heads. Knuckleheads. Goobers. What’s in a name. The infinity I love you … Continue reading

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Surprise Video Chat with Hubsand

Wednesday, January 15th 2020 . . I don’t remember why he called me, other than Dear Hubsand discovered some video chat functions with his phone. . . Um… Baby? I don’t know what to say… . . Oh my. OK! … Continue reading

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At Rise: I Know That

Thursday, January 9th 2019 ~8:30pm   AT RISE:  It is bedtime.   Mom and ClaraJane are snuggling in (ClaraJane’s) bed. M:  [Lifts head off pillow and kisses CJ’s juicy cheek a *bunch* of times.   CJ is nearly asleep and does not … Continue reading

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