Summer Fun- The Museum of Science and Industry

Last week we headed downtown to the Museum of Science and Industry.  It was a long, fun day! We started the day at the Idea Factory. [singlepic=8756,350,250] [singlepic=8763,350,250] [singlepic=8766,350,250] [singlepic=8769,350,250] [singlepic=8771,350,250] We then visited the farm. [singlepic=8785,350,250] We saw the chicks that had just hatched. [singlepic=8805,350,250] [singlepic=8804,350,250] Zak and Zoe checked out the coal mine, […]

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Summer Fun- Naperville

We took the train to Naperville the other day. It was Ellie’s first train ride and Zoe didn’t remember ever being on a train before. We left from the LaGrange stop. [singlepic=8592,350,250] [singlepic=8594,350,250] The ride itself was very smooth and fun. [singlepic=8602,350,250] After getting off the train [singlepic=8604,350,250] we had to climb a very long […]

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Hiking Trip

Zoe and I took our first backpacking trip together this week I had to persuade her a little bit by calling it a park, and she easily fell for that. One of my goals for the summer was to see the Site A/Plot M disposal site, the place where the 1st ever nuclear reactor was […]

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Arcade Construction

I’ve been hard at work on the arcade cabinet, so I wanted to give an update! First the base was built, and the sides attached. [singlepic=8530,320,240,,center] Next came the top and the control panel. [singlepic=8535,320,240,,center] The nearly finished cabinet. [singlepic=8559,320,240,,center] I’ve still got some work to do on the set-up. More pictures are below.

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Off The Wagon

After being awake for about twenty minutes, Zoe pulled me away from Zak and Ellie.  She looked me straight in the eyes and quite somberly said, “I have thumb owie.  I sucked my thumb at bedtime.”  Sure enough the skin on her knuckle had broken.  Her guilt and shame was so overwhelming.  I assured her […]

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