Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

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The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Puzzles

It started at Mormor’s house. Their 5-year-old cousin took some puzzles out of the toy cabinet and asked Happy Boy if he wanted to do them together. Happy Boy nodded. Once his cousin showed him how they worked, he was Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Best Friends

Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are best friends. They have been since the day they met. When Mommy and Daddy brought Sassy Girl home from the hospital, Happy Boy couldn’t stop talking about her—in his unintelligible, 1 1/2-year-old way. Of Read more…


The Unending War

I take a deep breath and wonder, Am I ready to take on this fight? All day I have done my best to entertain two small children, cuddling a baby who will only on my shoulder, while also trying to Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: December

December is a happy, sassy, magical time for Happy Boy and Sassy Girl. It starts with Advent. The first Sunday in December, Mom takes out the Advent wreath, decorated with pine boughs, purple berries, and golden apples and pears. Both Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: After Bedtime

Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are always happy when Daddy comes home. Since they haven’t seen him all day, they do everything they can to stay awake so that he can put them to bed. Happily, Happy Boy blows kisses Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Preschool

“Hey, Google, what’s on the schedule for today?” “There is only one thing on your calendar today. It is at 1pm and its title is ‘Preschool.’” A smile spreads across Happy Boy’s face. He slides off the couch and jumps Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Music

Happy Boy isn’t always happy. Life is tough when you’re 3 years old. Sassy Girl isn’t always sassy. Life is tough when you’re 1 ½ years old. But it’s hard to be unhappy or unsassy when you hear music. Although Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: The New Baby

Happy Boy is not just happy, he’s very excited. Mormor and Aunt Kissa came and Daddy left to get Mommy from the hospital. They say that Baby Brother will be coming home with them. Mormor helps Happy Boy make a Read more…