Terrifying Swimsuit Face

I am trying to write a good post for today.  I swear that I am.  But I can’t.  I’m too creeped out by the terrifying swimsuit face.  It keeps staring at me from across the room and I can’t concentrate.  I was going to write something about how the whole family went to Kids Day […]

No Voice For the Oppressed: The Oakledge Park Easter Egg Hunt

It is a little known fact that in The United States of America, 1% of the kids are in possession of 99% of the eggs.  I think we can all agree that this is not a fair distribution of wealth.  Just because you hunt a little harder for your eggs, doesn’t explain why some kids […]

Bear Learns How to Order Things Online

One of things we enjoy doing at our house is making photobooks on Shutterfly.com  It all started a year or two ago when either my wife or I, I forget who at this point, received an offer for a free one, so we decided to go for it.  All we were paying was shipping!  And […]

Letting Them Puzzle it Out

This week I was faced with one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a parent.  I sat there and watched my daughter do a jigsaw puzzle, and did not help her at all!  That’s right.  You heard me.  There was a jigsaw puzzle being done directly under my nose, and I […]

A Party or a Trip?

When we were beginning to plan my daughter’s seventh birthday, we asked her if she would rather have a birthday party with all of her friends, or take a trip with her parents. ¬†Thankfully, because she was turning seven and not thirteen, Ruby said that she wanted to go to New York City and see […]

How Martha Stewart Tried to Ruin My Oscars Party

For the eleventh year in a row, or, as my daughter put it, starting waaaaaaaayyyyy before she was born, we hosted an Oscars party at which to watch the Academy Awards telecast.  Food, prizes, and fun were had by everyone, especially my six-year-old who was promised that she could stay up to watch the performance […]

It Runs in the Family

Though I admit the sound was not very good (turn your speakers way up!), you have already heard my daughter sing a little when I posted her version of “Frozen Heart.”  I love hearing her sing, and taking after her old Dad (not to discount the good musicianship and musical influences of Tenor Mom!).  But […]

Spelling Correction

Ruby was concerned that Bear’s post from last Friday had many spelling errors.  Yesterday, she helped him make new signs and took these photographs herself, and wanted to make sure that he put up a corrected version.  Here it is. Please follow and like us:

Hogwarts Party Crashing

When I found out that one of the kids from my church was turning ten today, I was very excited.  Ten is a very exciting birthday.  You get an extra digit!  Ten is awesome!  But I suppose I probably would have left well enough alone under normal circumstances.  And then I found out that she […]

The Bubba Fairy

When Ruby was two and addicted to pacifiers, or “Binkies” as she called them, we informed her that the Binky Fairy was going to be coming to take all of them away one night, but that the Binky Fairy would be leaving her an exciting present.  “Now Tenor Dad,” I can hear you saying, “are […]