Scratchings in the Dirt

My baby is 12!!!

My baby turned twelve today.  I find it very hard to believe.  It seems like just yesterday he barged his way into our lives three weeks early.  But it also seems like so very long ago that I snuggled him late at night when everyone else was in bed (because he had his days and

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Mmmm-mmm-mm! Pink soup!

Actually, it’s borscht, but the boys always called it pink soup.  I was ever amazed that they even ate it – I mean, it’s just vegetables.  But man, is it good.  I’ve been told that I make good borscht.  One of Derek’s friends will only eat mine – he told his mom hers tasted “like

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