Like practically everyone else in the civilized world, I have a number of cherished photos from “pre-digital” days. I’ve long wanted to scan them in to share and preserve, but my cheap nature has kept me from dropping >$100 on a new scanner that I would use infrequently. However, this week I solved that problem […]
As you may remember, I have to children – Tadpole1 and Tadpole2. Tadpole1 is still struggling with his reading and hasn’t developed a love of books. The more I push the more he resists, so I’ve stopped pushing for the time being. Tadpole2, on the other hand, loves books. Maybe that’s partially because she just […]
Well, Halloween 2009 was a big weekend at Flametoad Manor. Starting with our family tradition of Saturday morning BBQ breakfast tacos, we quickly moved on to errands, home for a play date with one of Tadpole 1′s friends, and a low-key afternoon punctuated with pumpking carving and of course trick-or-treating. We had more than 100 […]
Back in late May, Mrs. Flametoad and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary by taking our first vacation sans-kids. After a lot of deliberation, we settled on Cancun. Our main criteria was that we wanted a vacation in which we didn’t have to “do” anything. It wasn’t a sightseeing trip or an adventure trip. It […]
Here’s a conversation between Tadpole 1 (5.5 years old) and Tadpole 2 (2 years, 9 months). Tadpole 2 was mimicking her older brother, as little sisters do. “Stop copying me! You don’t have to do everything I do!” “Yes I do!” “… Then do you want to do my homework?”
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