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Silas’s Sixth

Happy birthday, my Silas Clark! This year Silas and I decorated his cake together. It was a team effort. Silas picked out the cake flavor and the frosting colors. Since he wanted a Transformer cake, I bought Optimus Prime and … Continue reading

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Progress Report

We’ve reached a whole new level of parenting. We attended our first parent/teacher conference last week. Silas’s teacher reviewed his progress with us and showed us samples of his writing, his drawing, and his math. I’m happy to report that … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen,

I wish you were here every day. Thank you for working so diligently to provide for us. Thank you for your perseverance under pressure. But still, these babies are so precious to watch every day. I wish you could experience: … Continue reading

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Kindergarten: A New Legacy

Kindergarten seems like a normal part of childhood, doesn’t it? Turns out, Silas will be ahead of both his Daddy and his Grampy when he graduates from kindergarten. Stephen managed to attend about six weeks of kindergarten before he dropped … Continue reading

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Silas’ Expedition

This is the big year—the year Silas goes to kindergarten! After lots of thought and prayer we enrolled Silas at Bethany Elementary, our excellent neighborhood public elementary school. We’re prayerfully sending him to school while seeking to build our relationship with … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Silas As Dad Moody noted when he and Mom visited a few weeks ago, Silas seems to have forgotten about superheroes the moment we set foot in this house. While superheroes are fun for little boys to be into, and … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

It was the perfect surprise for the boys, and it was fabulous! The Legoland Discovery Center opened at the AZ Mills Mall in Tempe on a Friday, and we were through the doors Saturday morning. I was just as wide-eyed … Continue reading

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Planes, Planes, and More Planes

Falcon Field airport in Mesa had an open house the last weekend in March. We drove across the Valley for a family day. An Army Cobra helicopter was offering rides to paying customers, historical aircraft was on display, and food … Continue reading

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Money 101

Silas has been drooling over the Lego “Gray Avenger Ship” for months now, but recently decided he’d like to get the “Blue Avenger Ship” instead. We’re letting him earn money for simple jobs and {hopefully} teaching him some diligence, discipline and … Continue reading

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Ahoy, Matey!

It’s been a pirate kind of afternoon at our house today.

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