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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kushner

A quick family photo after the Mass. (Note the water all over one of the kiddo’s shirt. He totally wasn’t playing in the fountain.)

When your son asks you to wear a tie “just because,” you put on that tie. Like a boss.

She loves her biggest brother.

(Taken at Mass—a rare exception to my no phone policy at church.)

Kids soccer, yet again.

It was a warmer start to our weekend soccer games than last week when the reported 55 degrees was warmer than it felt. This week is quintessential Arizona winter. Highs in the 60s, sunny. Little brother had the first game. He loves it more and more each week. I didn’t get any shots of the big kiddo’s game but he also did well. The difficulty now is the two babies are more mobile.

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I’m not ready for her to be a beautiful toddler. But she runs ahead to her future anyway.

📷: the inestimable Mrs. Perez

Back at it for another season ⚽️

First practice for the kiddos today.

First Steps

While talking with my wife about yesterday’s awful day for the kindergartner, the baby decided to join the world of bipedalism. Two steps between mom and I. Then stumbled—a lot. A lunge and fall toward dad. Then more crawling back and forth. Two steps to mom. Three steps to dad. At first she was surprised with herself. Then, she couldn’t do it anymore because she was psyching herself out at the accomplishment.

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My kindergartner was denied an opportunity to sing at his school’s winter recital today. He’s been struggling with anxiety since school began to the point that we’ve even had some assessments done by the school. We have a behavior plan in place for him. He does well some days, not so much on others. This morning was one of those “not so much” days. But what bothers me is that the school framed their decision about avoiding embarrassment “for him” or us, as parents, but pointed to his outbursts in a negative light as justification for their decision.

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A fasle start on post-pandemic date night.

So last Saturday we got a date night, courtesy of my wife’s sister who was in town. It was our first since the before times. But less than hour into it, my sister in law called and gave us some bad news! My oldest was doing a “trick” on the monkey bars for his uncle and fell. To be honest, it was hard for me to see the kiddo in so much pain and to be uncomfortable these past few days, but we are rounding the bend.

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