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F is for Feast Day

I love the internet. It makes learning about and sharing stuff with my kids incredibly easy.  And almost incomprehensibly fast.  With my smart phone,  I never even have to say, “we can look that up when we get home,” because … Continue reading

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Will is FOUR!

Little Big Man turned four years old!  And he planned his big day all by himself.  There were pancakes for breakfast, hotdogs for lunch, bowling the next day, and a yellow firetruck cake.  With sprinkles.  I worried about the sprinkles, … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree 2009

This was our second annual Christmas tree farm trip.  I wrote about our first trip last year here.  Toogoodoo Christmas Tree Farm was just as fun this year, although definitely a bit colder and wetter.   We ended up with another … Continue reading

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December Beach

A few weeks back we took a trip to Jacksonville, FL to meet with our RDI consultant for a re-evaluation and program update for Ben.   We usually stay for a few days at the Navy Lodge at US Naval Station … Continue reading

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Birth of a Reader

It’s official.  Ben is a reader. The code has been cracked.  The letter shapes have meaning beyond their names.  Beyond their “sounds”.  The clumps of letters have significance.  They make words!  And the order of the letters in the words … Continue reading

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“Christmas is over.”

Will spoke aloud what we all were silently thinking to ourselves this morning after a dramatic collapse of the Christmas tree. EllaRose was beneath, pulling on a favored ornament, when the un-watered, empty-based Old Blue found itself top-heavy and came … Continue reading

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The next best thing to Santa

My mom and dad (and youngest sister) came to visit this past week from Chicago(land).  What fun we had with Aunt Anna, Grandma and Papa! In addition to the lap-time, book reading, giggling and snuggling, we took a trip to … Continue reading

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Disney for a Day

This is a backtrack post.  We took a day trip to Disney World  back in September while in Jacksonville for Ben’s RDI re-evaluation.   I talked Mark into the trip using my powers of persuasion.  Mostly, I just explained how CHEAP … Continue reading

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