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“May I have some more?”

Last month Eli was recognized as a “Wonderful Wildcat”. It is a designation bestowed upon students at Big Creek Elementary School for many different reasons. Eli earned the title for  “exemplary behavior”. As part of the recognition Eli was invited to have … Continue reading

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Surprising Swim

A couple years ago I took Eli to a local swim club for swimming lessons.  In those lessons he learned how to jump into a pool, float on his back, and perform a basic “head in the water” stroke. Up … Continue reading

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It’s the Simple Things

I try very hard to make sure my family has a home cooked meal for dinner. When I was growing up, if it didn’t come from a can, box or some other processed, pre-packaged method, then we rarely got it. … Continue reading

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An exchange between me and Eli last night… Eli: Where did you get me? Mom: What do you mean? Eli: Where did I come from? Mom: Wal Mart Eli: You got me at Wal Mart? Mom: Yep, on sale even. … Continue reading

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Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah

The title of this post is the response I got from my almost (but not guaranteed to make it to) five year old for the question “What did I just ask you to do?”. Eli and I were tasked with getting the … Continue reading

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Extra Hugs

There is nothing in this world like the genuine hug of a child. Nothing. Absolutetly nothing compares to it. Jay typically takes Eli to school. He works less than a quarter mile from Eli’s school, and has always shouldered that … Continue reading

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The Spy Who Defenestrated Me – Last years TBGT

Wow… Look what happens when you blink.  Last year Kay, Eli, and I went to That Board Game Thing.  I was working on a post describing the weekend and never got back to my notes for the clean-up.  So here … Continue reading

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My Job is Done

Eli had his first ever T Ball practice tonight. <Proud Parent> Yes, my kid is ready for the Major leagues folks! He can play the best of any four year old out there, that’s never swung a bat or tossed … Continue reading

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Of Games and Play

Jay and Eli have been playing Plants vs. Zombies for sometime now, and Eli’s gotten pretty good at it. Now, I say all of this second-hand from Jay, as I know nothing about this game, except you have to use … Continue reading

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Taekwondo and Aikido Update

Eli is tiptoeing towards his Orange belt in Taekwondo.  Recently he has had some “focus” issues.   As soon as he saw some of his classmates advancing ahead of him he has started shaping up.  One one hand I ask … Continue reading

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