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Happy Halloween: Disguises through the years (2017 Edition)

Their seventh Halloween is upon us. And true to their nature, mild-mannered Search and Destroy revealed their superhero identities in a quest for candy! Continue reading

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And What Would You Like For Christmas

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Santa: Have you been good boys this year?
Search: Well, um, I’d like to be on the Nice list, please.

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Happy Halloween: Disguises through the years (2015 Edition)

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Another year, another adorable terrible twosome.

“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” And so, Autobots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee took to the streets of San Jose sending a message to all other transformers: They are here. They are waiting. And they want candy. Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The First Thanksgiving

Packed for Thanksgiving

Four years ago, filled to the gills with thanks for the healthy twins now home with us, Jon and I packed up our new family additions and all the associated accouterments to accompany them. Our trip was less than 12 hours and involved the write-up below.

This year, the muppets and I journeyed to Grandma and Papa’s house for five full days. The above photo is what we brought. Continue reading

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We’re Going to a Dead Man’s Party (or trick-or-treating the neighborhood)

I spent the morning convincing Destroy that Darth Vader was not a superhero to be sported on superhero day at school. (The boys’ preschool class isn’t allowed to do Halloween costumes.)

So when evening rolled around, Search and Destroy were eager to take over the world’s candy supply as the costumed duo, Prince Charming and Darth Vader.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Preschool Kids

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I had the week off work. So in a moment of guilt over being “that parent” (we’re the ones who never attend any of the preschool festivities), I decided it would be a wonderful idea to chaperone the pre-K excursion to the pumpkin patch – their first field trip ever.

“We’re going on a magic school bus!” their teacher enthusiastically declared. “It’s just a regular bus,” she whispered to the parents. I wasn’t sold. All the evils of a school bus combined with 60 4-year-olds? Sure sounded like a job for Mrs. Frizzle to me. Continue reading

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Listening Ears

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Destroy has always had a bit of an impulsive side to him.

From out of nowhere you’ll hear a primal yell. You’ll feel the walls shudder around you; what was once order will suddenly become a cacophony of chaos – disarray resulting from a category 5 hurricane muppet. Toys strewn in his wake surrender to the playroom battlefield as a 38-pound Godzilla conquers the northeast end of his home. Continue reading

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