Category Archives: Sleep

Ninja in a Tutu

  Recently, Timothy has been trying things on – baseball caps, safety helmets, winter stocking caps — even ballet tutu’s.  And since he’s been trying some new things, I’ll try writing a blog entry with a combination of lessons and bedtime … Continue reading

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Al Pacino’s got nothing on TRBL

  Early one evening last week, we were lying down with Timothy in his bed.  Laura was reading to him, and I saw my window of opportunity and snuck out of his room.  I got into the hall and sat down … Continue reading

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Sleep and Rock- Paper- Scissors

    For the fifth year in a row, Catherine gathered friends and jumped in the waters of Lake Calhoun recently in the Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge.  This year’s team consisted of 25 juniors and seniors from Edina high school in … Continue reading

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Locked in a Fashion Emergency

Timothy made the leap from crib to big boy bed this weekend.  It’s a little later than usual to have him start sleeping in a bed, but our math went something like this – wait until he was climbing out … Continue reading

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Timothy and the Ten Pins

At the birthday party of a classmate, Timothy was enjoying knocking over the bowling pins that were set up on the floor of the gym.  I would set them up and Timothy would immediately knock the pins over. Fast forward … Continue reading

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Dancing Zeus meets the monster

  According to Greek mythology, Zeus used to throw thunderbolts down to earth. I thought about that when we had a loud thunderstorm a few nights ago. In the summer, our daughters usually sleep in the basement room right below our … Continue reading

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Our Yes Man

  Last summer, Timothy was on a kick where, if you asked him a question, he would respond by shaking his head from side to side.  No words, but his emphatic shake of the head said it all.  I called it … Continue reading

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