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March 30, 2016

Strict Parenting

Right away you have a million different ideas where this post is going. Some of you are having flashbacks to childhood when certain shows were outlawed in your home or when you were forced to eat vegetables you despised. For others it might bring back memories of strict faith-base values or daily chores. In our parenting, what we've laid down…
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February 9, 2016

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

It's crazy how fast the video of Eli Manning's facial expression near the end of the Super Bowl spread throughout social media. What's more amazing is the assumption that he was somehow disappointed that his brother was about to win a second ring like him. I'm sure most just spun it that way for laughs, but I think many really believed he was jealous. His brother, Peyton, was later asked a question making a comparison to Eli and the number of Super Bowl rings. I love his response: We don't do that. That's not what we do. Maybe you guys, your brothers do that. That's not what we do. As a father of two boys, I respect the Manning brothers. Or better yet…
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January 30, 2016

2016.01 // Elliot’s 5th Birthday

For the record, Elliot has never seen a single Star Wars movie... yet. That hasn't stopped him from loving it though. He really wanted a Star Wars-themed birthday party, and being fans ourselves, we couldn't resist!
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June 11, 2015

Twenty-First Century Parenting

We're in a new era of parenting facing challenges no other generation has faced before. No, we're not doomsayers lamenting on the good ol' days or Debbie Downing the times in which we live. We are hopeful because of the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead for our children. They really can do almost anything they can imagine. What we are…
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June 9, 2015

Android Kids Games for Galaxy Note 4

Once we got Kid's Mode on the Galaxy Note 4 figured out, the biggest question was what games do we download? We have two boys, age 2 and 4, and here are a few Android Kids Games that they love. Monkey Preschool. Our boys absolutely love this game, especially our two-year old. Our four-year old still plays it every once…
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November 1, 2014

2014.10 // Halloween

Howdy! The Reed posse had a blast at Halloween Twenty Fourteen! We first walked down the street to the fire station which was serving hot dogs and juice before looping around the neighborhood for candy. When we got back to the house, the gang helped hand out candy. Numbers were down for the third year in a row, but it…
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March 19, 2014

Kingdoms

We had the idea of putting together a video montage of our boys from the last couple of years, but weren't sure how to creatively do it. While brainstorming we were inspired first by our trip to Chicago and ascending Willis Tower and later by a random phrase that popped into my head... (more…)
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June 2, 2012

Elliot’s First Haircut

The mullet is officially gone.  We took Elliot to Wild Child in Woodbury for his first haircut.  He was incredibly calm the entire time.  He was a little more rambunctious when we tried to get the before and after pictures outside.
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January 31, 2012

Elliot’s First Sled

We can't complain about the weather in Minnesota this winter.  We've seen temperatures in the 40s the past week and we thought it would be a great time to bundle up Elliot and get him outside.  He got to ride his new sled (a 1st birthday gift from Pastor Trent & Melinda) in our backyard.  I think he enjoyed it!…
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July 6, 2011

Elliot’s First Taste of Real Food

A couple days back Elliot had his first taste of real food other than milk and cereal.  He seemed to really like his carrots... both in his mouth and out. Since then he's tried beans, squash, and sweet potato and he likes his veggies.  He's making progress on many fronts and I think he's getting pretty close to crawling.  He…
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May 23, 2011

I Swear It’s the Tooth!

This little boy of ours is speeding right into teethdom.  He's just shy of four months and yesterday we discovered his first tooth coming it!  It seems weird that he's getting a tooth when he doesn't actually chew anything yet.  Those days are fast approaching, so I'm just enjoying each small change, while still savoring the charming sameness of Elliot.
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September 5, 2010

Pesos America

After a summer break from our blog, we've come back with the biggest news ever. This is Pesos America, our baby!! We're really excited to be welcoming our first child (we want to be surprised at whether it's a girl or boy) to the world in the middle of January 2011. Jill has been doing great and just passed the…
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