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The Month in Pictures (11/13)

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Think photo-journal. Think speed of life. Flip back 30 days. And enjoy. We discovered Ken’s definitely a girl — like, “‘Whoa’-rodent-labia-in-your-face” discovered. So far no identity crisis has ensued… And we aren’t going to change her name. We not only … Continue reading

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The EP Soccer Family in “A New Season”

As some of you will no doubt remember, last Spring we signed our family up for YMCA Soccer. Echo played on a co-ed team of 5 year-olds, and though she’d never met any of them previous to being on the … Continue reading

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Things that make you go, “D’OH!” (#1 Suspect)

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This is a new theme I am going to revisit on occasion, focusing on some of the things we parents do (and maybe even get tricked into doing) that…

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The Proof’s in the Piña Colada

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Holy holiday bliss, Batman! How much fun can one family possibly have just hanging out together? Well, throw in some beach time, some Captain Jack Sparrow, a little poolside pageantry, and several stellar imaginations — and you begin to push … Continue reading

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The Continued Bloom…

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Things just keep on blossoming around here… This Rose has never done so well, but then it was almost completely killed several years ago by painters (painting right over the whole thing!), and then almost killed again by collateral construction … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for… These

The flowers have arrived! We got an early start this year with a few weeks of warm weather in April and lots of rain in May. So here’s a brief photo essay of some of the glorious perennial members of … Continue reading

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Sixth Birthday Celebration Part Two

So this girl had a birthday party. What with Spew-fest 2013, and school, and work, I wasn’t able to get to sharing all of the glory with you until now — my apologies, if you were left wondering… The forecast … Continue reading

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Sixth Birthday Celebration Part One

Yesterday was the official day. We woke up with Echo in the morning and Natalie squeezed her and said, “Happy Birthday.” They got up and got dressed before me, and Echo came to my side of the bed and whispered, … Continue reading

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On the Heels of Tomorrow

Here she is, folks, one year ago when she turned 5. Echo saw this photo this morning and said, “What’s wrong with my face?”. It’s funny how little sense of our selves (in our ever-changing flux) we actually have, isn’t … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Time [isn't] In A Bottle *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
“Parentisms” is a little series offering tiny mantras and quick thoughts on the nature of parenting. My hope is that these little perspective framers will be a boon for…

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Toilet Paper Strips)

It’s been a number of months since I’ve posted in this theme. Fortunately, that is not at all because the girls have stopped being creative in their play, but simply because other stuff has gotten in line to be posted … Continue reading

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Your Kid as Johnny 5 *

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“Need input. Need input. Neeeed iinnnpuut!” Your child is an information and experience Hoover. She was born to devour data. He was created in just such a way as to be…

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The Continuing Adventures of the EP Soccer Family

Well, it feels kind of official now — we’re driving the minivan (Syliva Brown McTague), and we actually have a soccer player in it. The consummate icon of modern parenting — the Soccer Mom — has been somehow grafted onto … Continue reading

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This Day… 4.21.13

Yesterday was one of those classic Montana Spring stories, one in which the temperature starts dropping after midmorning, the sun having shone early and the night before having been noticeably mild, a bit of moisture in the air, birds chirped, … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for… Sister Love

These girls love each other so much that I regularly find it both incredible and inspiring. Aside from the everyday normal-sized skirmishes and other random more intense affects of the absolutely unadulterated state of sisterhood — which we, like every … Continue reading

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