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Are you ready for Dinosaur Adventures?

Obviously, our mischievous Elf, Bella, is ready for adventures with dinosaurs. Luckily, Dinosaur Adventure is going to be in our area.

Dinosaur Adventure will be at the following locations:

Toledo, OH – Seagate Convention Center, Dec. 7 and 8
Raleigh, NC – NC State Fairgrounds – Jim Graham Building – Dec. 14 – 15
Allentown, PA – Allentown Fairgrounds – Dec. 21 – 22
Pittsburgh, PA – Monroeville Convention Center – Dec. 27- 29

Dinosaur Adventure is an all-new, one of a kind exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore recent finds with exciting discoveries!

As part of Dinosaur Adventure, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities: fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps, themed obstacle courses, riding their favorite dinosaur, and more! The whole family will also be amused by our live entertainment featuring a walking dinosaur show, and a baby dinosaur meet & greet.

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Wonder Woman Wednesday: Banana Pancakes

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It’s a new year. It’s not necessarily a new me. However, I have been in the kitchen more . . . on purpose.

Since it is the last day of the kid’s Christmas vacation and we all survived, I made banana pancakes. The first batch didn’t look very good. It took a lot of convincing to get the kid to eat.

She said something that I’ve never heard from any of my children. She said, “These are really good mommy. You should make some more.”

It was a New Year’s miracle.

I feel like I could be Wonder Woman in the kitchen. It could happen, right?! I could wear my tiara next time.

 

 

Christmas Eve with Eva: Baking Cookies

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This year, Eva and I made cookies for Santa. Usually, I buy them already made.
She wanted to help. Since I cannot find the mixer, Eva was in charge of mashing everything together. Then she put the cookie dough on the sheet. Most of it made it to the cookie sheet. A small percentage was eaten. It could not be helped.

She wanted to help pour the milk for Santa but it was only 4 p.m. Santa- or anyone else really- should not be served sour milk.

P.S. Santa, could you bring us a new mixer for Christmas?

Thanks!

Love + Gravity

Love + Gravity

After the rush to find matching clothes and  shoes, the morning conversation with the kid usually goes like this:

The kid: Do you think love is stronger than gravity?

Me: I don’t know exactly.

The kid: I wonder . . .

Me: (trying to crash into anyone from staring at the kid in amazement. Yes, I should turn around now.) Yeah, I wonder . . .

For the rest of the day, I really contemplated whether love is stronger than gravity. I suppose love and gravity have a few things in common. Can they really be compared?

You can’t see love or gravity. You can probably see examples of love but you can’t really see any rays of love shooting out of your significant others eyes. The love rays could be problematic if the ex that you still sort of pine for walks into the room. Then everyone knows that you still love them.

Some would say that love and gravity can keep you grounded.However, being grounded by love doesn’t happen for everyone. We all know people that cannot commit to anyone, not even their own children. Love for other people is not inherent in all people.

Gravity on the other hand is with us all of the time,

We can try to block out love but it’s a bit impossible to defy gravity, unless you are in fact Idina Menzel or an astronaut.