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My post is up today on the3six5!

By Mom

I was asked to participate in the3six5.com, a blog-a-day, person-by-person account of the whole year. My post is up today! Mine’s on writing and observation. (Yes, Archer makes an appearance!)

There’s an excerpt below. If you have the chance, please check out the whole post, and comment/tweet/forward if you like it! (This project is getting a lot of mentions in the social media/creative realms… very exciting!)

With dialogue, the words are only as important as how they’re said. The best conversation I had was this morning, a goodbye to the boys as one took the other to daycare. “Zai jian,” I waved. “Bye chen,” my son answered – but it’s a start. Yes, that’s Mandarin Chinese, and yes, we’re that kind of parents.

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New year, new haircut

15 months old
By Mom

Either I stockpiled enough confidence, or Archer’s hair just got too out of control… maybe both. Point is, we decided to cut it tonight during dinner. Here are a few of the things we learned:

1. The reason you use sharp shears instead of more snub-nosed all-purpose cutters is because a sharper blade wouldn’t choke through the thicker cuts.
2. Toddlers move constantly.
3. Wow, Archie needed a haircut!

Before:

After:

Here’s a video of the funnier moments:

And a couple pre-haircut shots, because they’re fun…

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Archer’s Holiday Program: videos

15 months
By Mom

Check out that cartoon-character expression

In case you missed it (who can blame you – I only gave about five seconds of notice!)… here are the two video clips I took at Archer’s holiday program. The ladies at his daycare were fantastic. I can’t believe that many kids stayed that still, to shake their shakers to the music! Archer still plays his shaker at home – in fact, since this weekend (when Arch became fond of stepping on it), that shaker needs a repair.
Archer is on the far left in this one – The resolution isn’t great 😦

And here’s some of the party!
Archer had never seen a cookie that big before (but he didn’t want to share with Mom).

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Archer’s holiday program, LIVE!

15 months old
By Mom

This afternoon at 5pm CST, you can view a live feed of Archer’s holiday program at his daycare! My expectations go as far as a smile or two, and maybe some of Archer’s signature dance moves: a little side-to-side, maybe a pseudo-jump. I don’t get to see Arch with his daycare buddies very often, so I’m excited. There may be “singing,” there may be dancing – most importantly, there will be fun!

At 5pm CST,
Click HERE to see Archer’s holiday program.

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Archer’s first birthday party (uncut)

12 months old
By Mom

Archer’s birthday party was a ton of fun! Thanks to everyone who joined in. It was so much fun to see the comments – like you were there with us!

I never knew that a ride-on cow, a climb-through tunnel, and some cake and ice cream could make a kid so smiley. I guess I’m learning new things right along with Archie!

A shorter clip of highlights is forthcoming, but here’s the whole thing if you’d like to see it. It’s around 2 hours long, so it’s not for the faint of heart.
(Stay tuned in the next few days for a much shorter highlight reel.)

Click here to see the whole show!

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Tune in Saturday for Archer’s BLOG PARTY!

12 months
By Mom and Dad

Hi guys!
Please help us celebrate Archer’s very first birthday! He won’t know what the heck is going on, but he’ll smile anyway. (You know him.)

Saturday, September 12
12:00 – 1:15pm

No need to be there in person – you can participate in the festivities via live video feed right here! (I’ll even send out a reminder on Friday.)

On Saturday, when you come to the blog address – https://grembaby.wordpress.com – you’ll see a video window. We’ll be taking short videos for about an hour or so, which you’ll see LIVE through that window. (It’ll be like a very short-lived TV channel.) Don’t be alarmed if it goes dark for a little bit. We’ll take little breaks, but we’ll record as much as possible!
(And no worries if you miss it – we’ll update the blog with video highlights.)

One more thing – we’ll check for comments during the party, so please send us messages while you follow along!

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Pampers: A Parent is Born

By Mom

Pampers has done a few pretty cool things, but this latest one is my favorite.

“A Parent Is Born” is a series of 12 bite-sized webisodes following one couple – soon-to-be parents Suzie and Steve Barston – from their giggly first ultrasound to the stark realizations (and sheer amazement) of post-delivery. All can be viewed in the window below.

If you have a chance, be sure to check out this page, too – I wrote the top banner (with the series logo) and the copy about the series and couple (toward the bottom).

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