Family Fun, Kids

Exhilaration

I’m happy to report we all survived our Six Flags Great America trip unscathed. It was a super fun day!! It was the 4 of us, plus one of Ethan’s best friends as well as Ivan’s 19 year old brother. Highlights: The boys are finally several inches taller than the 54″ minimum for all the big rollercoasters. The last time…

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Kids, Parenting

Kids trying new things…when to push?

This summer one of Ethan’s activities has been a local track club. He’d never tried track before, but a close friend was signing up and asked if he wanted to try it. He had been a little unsure initially, even though I really think he’s pretty good at running/ has potential to be. (Unlike Asher, who has really never liked…

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Kids, Misc., Weekends

Back from State weekend, and it’s hot

Well, that’s a wrap on the State swimming weekend for Asher. This also means that his season has come to end. It’s been a pretty bizarre year and a half with swim team in general, due to covid. Everything came to a total halt last spring, followed by a summer with very, very small and more infrequent practices. Meets were…

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Family Fun, Kids

Solo outing with Ethan! :-)

I had a quick appointment yesterday morning on the other side of town, and Asher had summer school. So, a few days ago I asked Ethan if he wanted to come along, and said maybe after we could stop by the zoo, just the two of us. Our city has a fairly small but still GREAT (and FREE) zoo. We…

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Kids, Productivity

B-day Recap and Better Time Blocking

Birthday Recap: The birthday boy seemed to have a nice day. Admittedly, it was a bit low key on his actual day yesterday. But, that is just the reality of life (with working parents, at least). Might as well learn now that the entire world does not stop because it’s your birthday. 🙂 Granted, we could have taken the day…

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