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Silly Faces

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YoYo

Having fun teaching Mazie and Tyler how to use a YoYo on vacation. Got myself a nice heavy one with low resistance and tons of spin.

Mazie’s iPad

We’ve crossed a big milestone this year. As of this birthday Mazie now has her very own iPad. No more sharing. It is also setup with her own accounts for email and calendaring. She’s a digital equal in the house now.

Mazie was ecstatic about it and has been having fun using it for a variety of things. I’m really hoping that she uses email and messages. She’s been playing a couple of games. She even was reviewing her calendar to see what was coming up this week. Nice!

Of course the immediate reaction from Tyler was to wonder where his is. Wait a couple years there.

Cool Like My Dad

I’m guessing this shirt isn’t going to make the cut in a couple more years. :-)

Family Bike Ride

We have been trying to get a good family bike ride in each day on the weekends. It was a great day today and Tyler got to get his first ride on his new Weehoo.  Tammy discovered the Weehoo really liked it. I’ve pulled the kids in the Chariot (now owned by Thule) as well as the Novara trailer bike. The Weehoo is heads and shoulders over both of them. The trailer bikes always feel like they are pulling my bike to one side. The Chariot was fine but the kids didn’t have a lot of fun.

The Weehoo is a wonderful mix:

  1. It is a recumbent design so the kid is safe, has a nice seat and a three-point harness.
  2. Because the kid rides low, the center of gravity is pretty low and it doesn’t tug on the bike.
  3. The way it attaches to the seat post is well done. It rotates easily and cannot come off.

Tyler loved it. About the only thing that I’m not very impressed with on the Weehoo are the pedal straps. They seem poorly designed and are a pain to get strapped together.

If your looking to go riding with your kid, even when they are still pretty little, give the Weehoo a serious look.

Screen time

Tyler and I having our respective Sunday morning screen time.

Last Day of School 2014

Mazie was super excited to be done with school for the summer. We have a 4th grader in the house now! The whole neighborhood celebrated as kids ran all over to start the summer off right!

Email from Mazie

I’m starting to introduce Mazie to email. I also showed her how to use emoji characters. One of her first emails to me celebrating her favorite emoji!

Hat and Glasses

Kids Running for Kid’s World Marathon Challenge

Our neighbor Nicole organized the Kids Running for Kid’s team to raise money for the Save the Children World Marathon Challenge. Mazie and Tyler joined 50 other kids running segments of a marathon around the block and raised $1,526 for a great cause.

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