Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mother’s Day: several pictures, no words

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Silver Beach — No Silver Lining

We’ve been spending time in St. Joseph, Michigan at the Children’s Museum which happens to house a large carousel, artifacts and a miniature replica of the original Coney-Island Like Silver Beach Amusement Park.  Gorilla Girl loves the carousel, and its … Continue reading

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But my mommy said, “No cats.”

Gorilla Girl and Monkey Man don’t have school tomorrow, so when I visited their classroom today for lunch, I was treated to a surprise — my first, probably of many, homemade Mother’s Day gifts. I greet Mother’s day with a … Continue reading

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Playing dress up

Monkey Man has found a new love — playing dress up. Gorilla Girl has a box of “princess” dress up clothes that we bought for Christmas, and she has been recently wearing the various princess outfits over her own clothing. … Continue reading

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