Fievel

This past Sunday I got to sneak out to breakfast with two of my girlfriends from grad school.  One of them shares the former distinguished title of “that pregnant girl walking around a Jesuit college campus”… fun times. So my friend recounted her recent and traumatizing run-in with elementary school…

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Ruh. Roh.

A few months back I wrote about one of my favorite new books, The Chicken Problem.  Low and behold, we found it debuted in October of 2013 as a PBS cartoon called Peg + Cat that is completely true to the original.  My Christmas project has actually put me on…

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Lutz

I’m really quite disappointed in myself.  I still remember watching my very first Olympic figure skating in 1984.  Thirty years later and I still cannot tell the difference between a double toe loop, a double axle or a Salchow.  Until just now, I thought it was a Sow-Cow. I blame…

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Super Bowl II

Coincidentally, it seems we have an affinity for Super Bowl weekend when it comes to the BIG GAME. The BIG GAME for an almost 3-year-old exclusively revolves around one and only one subject: The Super Bowl.  The Fiesta Bowl.  The Sugar Bowl if you will.  Yes, I know I’m crossing…

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Bucket List

Back before we had kids, we’d go to Valley Fair mall and I’d see giddy packs of munchkins in this place called Build-a-Bear Workshop.  And then I’d see them chowing down on pizza at California Pizza Kitchen.  I can’t explain exactly why, but it looked awesome.  Something about picking out…

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Letter of the Week

Last week we honored the letter “g” in Jacob’s class.  Of course it was our favorite week because Jakey’s favorite color is green, and they asked Grandma and Granddad to come read a book, and JJ has new “glow-up” shoes that flash green every time he moves.  Plus he was…

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