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I was at Disney World with my brother, Scott, and his family.  This is the way I will remember it: Alex and his daddy on the runaway train.  This was his second trip – I took him the first time and he was so…

At the Children’s Museum

Glenview is very proud of Kohl’s, its childrens’ museum in the Glen Town Center.  Very hands on with the pretend grocery store and pretend sandwich shop and pretend vet’s office, etc.  My brother’s family bought a membership this year and we took the kids…

Conversation with My Brother at the Project Linus Fundraiser

Him:  ….so I tweeted that to (my congressman).Me:  (…)Me:  What did you just say?Him:  I tweeted it to (my congressman).Me:  You’re on Twitter?!Him:  Yeah.Me:   You aren’t even on Facebook!Him:  I know.  It’s weird that you aren’t on Twitter.Me:   I have a blog….

George Washington and the General’s Dog

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0375810153&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI had lunch with my nephew, Alex, on Saturday.  I brought him three books from the Library Used Book Store. One was a Scooby Doo children’s treasury.  One was about Mr. Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address.  The third was George Washington and the General’s…

March Madness Costume

My brother, Scott, just sent me this from his iPhone. I don’t know who is buying Ainslie fairy princess costumes, but at least she knows what to do with them!

A Day at the Museum

Scott and Becky brought the kids out to Glenview to go to Kohl’s Children’s Museum, and I met them.  I took Alex there when he was Ainslie’s age – two years old.  He did not run around like this: This is about what the…

Using the Library

So I was just saying that as much as I support my local library, I don’t use it effectively.  (Read as: I really have to buy my books.)  However, I checked out some stuff today that reminded me there are several reasons why I…

The Boxing Day Haul

Because of various plans and in-laws and other conflicts, my family gathers for The Gift Exchange each year at my house on Boxing Day.  We order pizza.  Some highlights: My niece, Ainslie, aged two, received a small etch-a-sketch thingy in her stocking.  She started…

Pre Literacy Skillzzz

This summer, at the book sale formerly known as Brandeis, I picked up a box set of Junie B. Jones books for my nephew, Alex.  He is five years old, so they are a couple of years ahead of him, but Ramona the Pest…

Legoland Adventure

I arrived at about 10am to pick up my nephew, Alex, for an Adventure Day.  He was in the family room, eating cereal from the box, and watching T.V.  He didn’t want to go anywhere.  I promised him lunch at “the macaroni place”.  No…