Tag Archives: Cold and flu season

The SEAL and the monkey

  During this time, and for much of the winter, Timothy has had a steadily runny nose.  Wiping off his runny nose has the look of a Navy SEAL operation.  You don’t walk into the thing unprepared or you’ll get … Continue reading

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Cheeky monkey

 Eating out with Timothy is like a game of speed chess.  He makes his move, we respond, our response opens up a new opportunity for him, he counter strikes and we quickly try to put an end to his offensive.  … Continue reading

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The Godfather

Our family’s love of eating can get in the way of learning.  Following a recent snowfall, I handed Timothy some snow – hoping that he would study it, smell it, feel the texture, the cold, the moisture.  But instead, he … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Devil

Timothy is nothing if not generous.  He has a cold and his nose has been running like a faucet.  The other day, I grabbed a Kleenex and did my best to wipe away what was under his nose.  Timothy then … Continue reading

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Divers ed

          We had a lot of fun yesterday at the Polar Plunge.  This was the second year for Team TRBL (pictured above and below) jumping into Lake Calhoun, and we raised over $5,000 for Special Olympics.  I was the token … Continue reading

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Redheads have more fun

Before…              Written Dec 8, 2012 Timothy’s ear tube procedure went well this morning. It was a little unnerving having him go to sleep on my lap as he took his anesthesia through a mask. But the procedure went … Continue reading

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Toilet paper kingpin

Written December 6, 2012 Timothy weathered our drive out East like a champ.  Though he found ways to register his dissatisfaction, such as sleeping less soundly and dumping my Kentucky Fried Chicken lunch onto the rest area floor (5 second rule … Continue reading

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Footy pajamas

Written Oct 20, 2012 We awoke this morning to a terrifying sight.  For us, the next scariest thing to finding bugs in your bed is finding an infant lying next to you in bed.  We know many people who regularly … Continue reading

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