Play Dough Lion January 26, 2017


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Play dough is a regular evening activity. The other night, M wanted a lion. And a frog. We ended up with a small play dough menagerie.

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El classico January 20, 2017

El classico

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I inherited an iPod classic this week. I remember getting my first iPod...the way it felt in my hand, the smoothness of the click wheel. It was really amazing to see this little thing hold so much information.

This one is probably a 5th or 6th generation. I need to go back and check the serial number to be sure. But, just like the day it was shipped, it charges and plays whatever I put on it. I'm looking forward to getting to know this little guy.

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Lines January 6, 2017


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This hairbrush goes through a lot. It's become one of C's favorite toys and one of M's most feared self-grooming devices. It's a battle, every time we finish the bath, to get M's hair brushed. My wife is super gracious and uses it to spend time talking with M and treating her like one of the adults. Our other option is to see how many times it takes us to sing the ABC's while M has her hair done. It depends on the night. Either way, this hairbrush is out in the living room with the toys more often than it's with my wife's things in the bathroom.

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Tea for two January 5, 2017


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This tea set has been in the family since M was born. Gram got it for her for Christmas 2014, just after she turned one. It's a small set...two cups and saucers, a kettle, and a sugar bowl. But, the set is always within reach when the fix for tea hits.

It's also hilarious to hear what kind of tea M is mixing up. She handed me a cup today and said it was tea for me. So, playing along, I took a nice loud sip and asked what kind it was. Well, it turned out it was Jo (our dog) tea. I'm not sure how it worked, but it was definitely not the answer I expected.

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