Tag Archives: Family

A Birthday Date at the Coolest Playground in the World

November 15, 2013

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For our kids’ birthdays, Morgan and I always give them a special date with us (just us – no brothers or sisters).  Bracken turned 6 this month and for his special date, we took him to what I now consider the coolest playground in the world.  I’m not exaggerating.  It’s called The Berkeley Adventure Playground and […]

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Cardboard Creativity

October 30, 2013

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After being inspired by watching Caine’s Arcade, some of the people at my son’s coop preschool decided to have a cardboard carnival.  So they’ve planned, and cut, and taped, and built for over a month.  On Saturday, the day finally arrived.  It was inspirational.  Preschoolers and their older siblings took ownership of the carnival games. […]

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Circus ropes, bikes, chairs, and poles

September 18, 2013

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We went to the circus on Sunday.  I’d been to things like it (if that’s even possible) before but this was my first time at THE Circus.  It’s been called (by the people who market it) “The Greatest Show On Earth” and there were certainly parts of it that leaned in that “Greatest Show” direction.  There were […]

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It’s good to be loved by your neighbor

August 27, 2013

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It’s good to be loved by your neighbor

My neighbor (who also happens to be my father-in-law) made my day twice yesterday.  When I stopped by my house between school and back to school night, I saw that our lawn (which I have been neglecting for the last 2+ weeks) had been mowed.  This is no small feat, as we’ve got a big […]

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It’s hard to do things you don’t want to do

May 1, 2013

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It’s hard to do things you don’t want to do

The request was simple enough.  I’ve made the same request of my kids almost every day for the last few years.  “Please pick up the toys in the living room.”  They always eventually comply.  There are sometimes complaints, bargaining, and tears (theirs, not mine) but eventually, they pick up the toys.  When I made the request […]

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