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New hairstyle

After Nora’s bath tonight, Amanda braided her hair so it would be wavy in the morning.  The last picture shows the result in the morning.  Funny how the addition of a magic wand makes a picture look that much more … Continue reading

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Pumpkin carving

We probably won’t win an award for innovative pumpkin carving, but we rocked the basic design this year.

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Quick stop for breakfast tacos before school

Last night, Nora asked if we could stop off at the gas station for some Santiago’s breakfast burritos on the way.  We had a breakfast picnic near the playground at her school.  I sure wish I had either brought more … Continue reading

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Math class

Occasionally there are more students in Nora’s class.  Tonight, Abby, Millie, and I were instructed in some first grade math.  Luckily, we haven’t covered tricky word problems yet.

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Pho & Bubble tea for dinner

We didn’t feel like cooking tonight so instead we tried a new pho restaurant.  Luckily we ordered the bubble tea as a dessert, because I find the tapioca fruit balls kind of disgusting.  Nora on the other hand loves them!

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Supposed to be getting ready for bed

Sometimes bedtime stretches out for an hour between bathing, reading, and singing.  The pace isn’t helped by the instances where Nora emerges from her room with some sort of new “outfit” other than the pajamas she should be wearing.  She … Continue reading

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Pass the sea beans, please!

After the Bernie Sanders rally this afternoon, we went for an early dinner at Basta.  One of our appetizers consisted of house pickled vegetables and resulted in Nora uttering the above phrase that I never thought I would hear coming … Continue reading

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Egyptian day at the Library

As part of their Egyptian week, the Library held a workshop where kids learned about pyramids and built their own out of sugar cubes.  There were several other options including making your own mummy, but this was Nora’s choice and … Continue reading

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Reading at the Library

The library across the street holds a weekly “Pages for Paws” program where children can sign up to read stories to a service animal.  Nora chose “Go, Dog, Go” and a couple others to read to June.  I thought it … Continue reading

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Amtrak Day at Union Station

In preparation for taking the train from Denver to San Francisco next summer, we attended Amtrak Day in Union Station.  They had a couple exhibit cars, plus mockups of the actual train rooms and sleeping quarters.  It looks like it … Continue reading

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