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Swimming lessons at the Wabash

This summer we enrolled Jadzia and Ludi in swimming lessons as January-Wabash Park in Ferguson.

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Video: Jadzia the biker

At home after her first ride on a bike trail, Jadzia was recovering from the scare of falling halfway through the ride. She asked me if we could ride again the next day, for the purpose of making a video.

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Video: Joseph the boxer

The other day the kids were playing outside. Three times Joseph came inside and began punching the baby wipes bag. When the bag deflated, he would open it and ask for help to re-close it. It was so funny I … Continue reading

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England: Nan’s birth home

My Nan grew up in Wellingborough, England. Last week I got to see her childhood home, and today we went to her birth home in order to shoot a short little video. (Nan’s brother, Uncle Raymond, jokingly claims she was … Continue reading

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England: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and boats

Sunday began bright and early: we had to catch a train from Wellingborough into London for the day.

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England: Visiting villages in Northamptonshire

Wow, what a day! Andrew and Toni took Nan and me around to a number of villages in Northamptonshire with family connections. The first stop was Brafield on the Green. At the church we found a lady who had just … Continue reading

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England: Trip to the coast

Today Uncle Raymond drove us northwest from Finedon up to the seaside town of Hunstanton. I was excited to see the coast when he had offered to take us. The sea is a powerful image in Tolkien’s mythology, along with … Continue reading

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England: The Embankment

I am visiting England for one week with my mother and grandmother. My grandmother, whom I call “Nan,” was born and raised in England before leaving as a young woman to marry an American (my “Papa”).

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Poetic license

Ludi is learning to read, and she can read more than she lets on. But she also greatly enjoys pretending to read, that is, taking a book and reading aloud a completely different made-up story. This is what I found … Continue reading

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Cuisinart Chopper fail

So here’s a little video we’re posting in order to show Cuisinart the problem we have begun having with our “elite” chopper after about four months of use. It’s been causing Yoli no end of frustration.

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