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The Very Big Christmas Show

Editor’s note: This year, Ludi, Josie, and Joseph all participated in “Miss Kathey’s Academy,” and performed in “The Very Big Christmas Show” in December. All of them did awesome. Josie in particular had a memory she wanted to share: I … Continue reading

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Paddleboating around Post-Dispatch Lake

I’ve lived in St. Louis a long time, but one thing I have never tried is paddleboating in Forest Park. Well, this year Yoli and the kids won some coupons to various Forest Park things, including boat rides! We finally … Continue reading

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Tracking down a hot-air balloon in Ferguson

Editor’s note: The following post is synthesized from accounts by Yoli and Jadzia. One day after Josie finished her guitar class, we saw a lot of hot air ballon passing over our heads. One of them was getting increasingly larger … Continue reading

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Little Creek camp

Editor’s note: this summer, Ludi attended three different camps at Little Creek Nature Area. She learned survival skills, worked with animals, and all sorts of things. Here are some of her memories: One day we were canoeing, searching for a … Continue reading

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Building a dot-matrix EV3 Lego printer

In June and July, I borrowed the girls’ robotics team Lego pieces and EV3 brain in order to build my own dot-matrix printer. At various FIRST events, I have seen a kid or two who built a printer. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Return to the Club

Editor’s note: This summer we spent a few days at the “clubhouse” built by my great-grandparents near Clearwater Lake. It was our first time back there in a few years. Though the lake was very high because of spring floods, … Continue reading

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Jadzia: Spelling Bee finalist!

Editor’s note: After winning the Ferguson-Florissant district-wide spelling bee for the second straight year, Jadzia reached the finals of the 2017 Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee. Here’s what she had to say about it. Winning my school bee wasn’t too hard because … Continue reading

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An All-American Christmas

Ludi got her first taste of the theater this year. We enrolled her in a new program at church called “Miss Kathey’s Academy for the Performing Arts.” She spent the last several months learning dances and songs in preparation for … Continue reading

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K’nex armada

Last year, I built Joseph a U.S.S. Enterprise from K’nex pieces. He played with it a lot, and oftentimes the ship would crash or be destroyed.

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Dozens of monarchs

Today we released 20 monarch butterflies that emerged from their chrysalises. The season started off seemingly slow. We weren’t finding caterpillars like we had at the same time last year. I guess they just got a late start, because eventually … Continue reading

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