TBT: Bugs Pt 2 – Bees

The fear of bugs was still hanging around so my wife had a brilliant idea.  A little exposure therapy.  So she found some stuffed animal bees with a hive online and ordered it.  My daughter absolutely loves the bees. Another thing I found was an old book of mine.  She loves the story.  And I […]

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TBT: Bugs on Mayday 3

Today it was again hot, so no running, but we lathered up the sunscreen and sunhat to go outside to water a newly planted tree.  My daughter stood at the threshold of the door and refused to emerge from the house.  Anyone who knows her knows that she would rather be outside.  So this was […]

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TBT: Moving Day

After about four months of sleeping in the same room as my wife and I we moved our daughter into a downstairs room that we could get to quickly if need be.  The plan was always to move her out of that room into her real room which is upstairs.  We had talked to her […]

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Dad Project…finally done

When my wife was pregnant we drove several hours to meet my father-in-law halfway between our homes in order to get an old antique secretary desk.  The plan was to sand and repaint it to go in our foyer. We brought it home and then, well, life happened.  To the tune of a pregnant wife, […]

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TBT: High Stress Negotiations

Tonight I experienced some high level negotiations with my toddler daughter.  It started after bath time with the evening meal.  Basically, my daughter has gotten ‘tired’ of her usual dinner offerings.  We’ve been giving her grown up food and seeing how she does expanding her palette.  I believe I have become an expert negotiator with […]

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To DVD or not to DVD

My wife has a friend, who has two older girls, tell her that parenthood is one long line of compromises.  This week we took a trip with a looooong car ride.  We have tried to get our daughter used to traveling. We have to travel a good distance to visit family.  So the more we […]

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TBT: Frisbee Lessons

The other day I got out the old ultimate frisbee to see if my daughter liked it.  She of course did.  Her favorite part was watching me throw it and then running after it.  She loves to run.  Then I started teaching her how to throw it.  At first she wanted to throw it like […]

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TBT: Toddler Time

It seems to go fast.  She’s almost 30 months old and growing in stature as well as vocabulary and personality.  She is a sweetheart and a blessing. Very proud Mama and Daddy.   “For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you.” Psalms 147:13

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