Archive for August, 2010

digs



SIGHT WORDS | GAGE So…with kindergarten we have begun the process of working on sight words.  Today, among others, I was reviewing ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ with Gage.  When we came to the word girl, I attempted to give him a hint. I said, “Campbell is a ….. ” Gage immediately replied, “Desperate!” I think he […]

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the future



We have gotten away from purchasing Happy Meals. They are expensive, provide little food for the growing needs of our children, and make us only accumulate more junk I have to secretly dispose of. Somehow though I got suckered into purchasing them this week on the run inbetween school and sports practices. I felt swindled. […]

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a girl and an imaginary girl



My favorite exchange between the Briggs and Gage came after the Middle School Open House.  Briggs has had a crush on one girl, in particular, for a few years. **For the sake of anonymity, her name has been changed below.** As we passed Arielle in the hall, I gave her a happy hello.  Briggs was unable to utter […]

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costco book signings



PLEASE join us this weekend at the Costco Indianapolis locations for book signings.  We would love your support.

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a bucket



I figured it out.  I must be a genius.  The recipe for a successful visit to St. Louis two years after a very rough road trip (written in great detail in FamilyPrint) was…A BUCKET.  Of course, the advancing age of the children certainly aided as well. The only way to get 250 miles by myself smoothly and effectively with […]

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