Category Archives: Grady

Grady and Abby

You might have to turn the volume way up to hear Grady’s improvised lyrics…

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Three-Year-Old Grammar Shark

My three-year-old son just corrected my grammar. He was right. I, the English major and former high-school English teacher, was wrong. Grady: Daddy, somebody at school kicked my foot today. Me: It’s ok, Grady. I’m sure they didn’t mean it. … Continue reading

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The Children of Hurin

Tonight I am proud, happy, and a little sad. Grady and I turned the last page on a novel we’ve been reading together by J.R.R. Tolkien: The Children of Hurin. As novels go, it’s short — 257 pages — but … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Super-Hero-Warrior-Son

1041104210401064 So we did the Chuck-E-Cheese thing. Not my favorite (noise, chaos, junk food), but at least we didn’t have to clean up, and Grady (of course) loved all of it. More pictures are here. Among his favorite two presents … Continue reading

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Grady-Daddy Camping Trip

1039100110211016 This past weekend, Grady and I left suburbia behind for our first-ever-Daddy-and-Grady-camping-trip. We both thought it was pretty cool. The original plan had been to camp at one of several campgrounds near one of the many lakes in the … Continue reading

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Jesus, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the Stormtrooper’s Daddy

For my birthday last week, Amy got me the special edition DVD of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” Basically, the original Star Wars movie that started everything off, and my personal favorite (It’s the archetypal Hero’s quest, after … Continue reading

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Big Boy Bed

943929937936 Yesterday was one of those milestones in parenting that seems kind of silly when you talk about it, and yet means everything in the world when it happens. We’ve been talking to Grady about getting a “big boy bed” … Continue reading

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