Emmy is SEVEN

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Happy 7th birthday my sweet girl! It’s amazing how seven years have gone by since we were staring at this little baby in the hospital, eagerly waiting to take her home. This year your birthday was on a Thursday. I worked cafeteria and I found you eating lunch, decked out in a special sticker and Continue Reading »

Unprecedented Graphic Design Skills Lead to Surprising Prediction

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From Dad… Ok, I ran some numbers and maybe the prediction wasn’t all that surprising… Thanks Willies! Happy Willy Day! Past Results: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 Related posts: Willies’ argument leads to squirrgle Continue Reading »

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Pandemic Sims

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In March of 2020, as the world was shutting down due to the global Covid 19 pandemic, I sat at my computer. I was potty training a toddler, teaching Kindergarten to a 5 year old, trying to work and slowly losing my mind. I don’t remember how I came across it, it had been soooo Continue Reading »

Long Cat 2.0

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Over a year ago, Ellen welcomed her 2nd daughter. And with Sybil’s birth came another giant crocheted cat. Behold: Long Cat 2.0 LC2.0 was crocheted with love from the same pattern used in Imogen’s cat back in 2019. I generally don’t like to crochet the same thing twice but this was an exception and the Continue Reading »

Iris is 9!

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Dear Iris, 9! You are 9! We celebrated with a party and filled our house with people who love you. You and Emmy have spent the past few months at the drawing table whipping up drawing after drawing. They are so full of detail and each have wonderful narratives to go with them. Most of Continue Reading »

Emmy is SIX!

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My Emmy, 6! WOW. What joy you’ve added to our lives these past years!   We got to have a party for you this year! Due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to do that since you turned three. This year you wrapped up preschool and started Kindergarten! This is the first school Continue Reading »

2022

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#bestnine2022 2022 started out ok enough — we were wrapping up our 2nd full year of the pandemic and starting the third. Vaccines were plentiful and things did not seem as grim. But we still didn’t feel comfortable having a bunch of people in our home, so Emmy’s birthday in February was a winter caravan Continue Reading »

Iris is 8!

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Iris, Happy 8th birthday! We celebrated you first with just us and then after 2+ years of no house guests due to the covid-19 pandemic, we were able to have a party for you! It was so nice to welcome people back into our home. I imagine college parties are going to look similar… It’s Continue Reading »