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You Put One Foot in Front of the Other

Stephanie and I bonded over our love of the old Rankin-Bass stop-motion holiday specials.  In Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Kris sings a little ditty to the Winter Warlock that helps to melt his icy heart. Gentle readers, I dare you not to have your own icy hearts melted with the joy of Otter […]

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Elliott Makes This Weird Pterodactyl Scream

The good news about this sound, gentle readers, is that it means he’s happy.

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An Improvised Song for Elliott

Elliot and I were hanging out yesterday afternoon.  He’s getting big enough these days that he’s able to sit in his Bumbo chair. I’m not that great at coming up with songs on the fly, but Elliott didn’t seem to mind at all.  Jason Mraz, you have my apologies.

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Attack of Elliott’s First Halloween!

Attack of Elliott’s First Halloween!

Click the image above to view the full photo. Halloween has come and gone for another year. I’ve got to say that this one was particularly enjoyable for a variety of reasons.  It was the first since we’ve been living at 806 that Stephanie was not away at a forensics tournament on Halloween.  Mom was […]

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All Dressed Up for WKU’s Homecoming

All Dressed Up for WKU’s Homecoming

Click the image above for the full photo. There’s nothing like Homecoming.  As Dr. Ransdell noted during the Hall of Distinguished Alumni luncheon on Friday, the concept of Homecoming is unique and quintessential to American higher education.  As mentioned earlier, Stephanie and I were fortunate enough to score a pair of tickets for the Topper […]

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Elliott and I Are Having a Bit of a Laugh

Given all the funny thing little things he does, you might say Elliott is a bit of a laugh riot.  Over the last couple of weeks, Elliott has certainly become more expressive.  At the same time, he is beginning to recognize facial expressions and practicing mimicry. I think Stephanie explains this little exchange the best: ovary […]

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First Visit to Pilot Oak

First Visit to Pilot Oak

Click the image above to view the full photo. I’m finally getting around to posting the album from Elliott’s first visit to Pilot Oak.  I have to say that my heart ‘sploded a bit seeing Madie and Kyler so excited to meet their cousin for the first time.  Kyler, who’s only eighteen months old, seemed […]

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Elliott Learns the Parts of the Body

As you can imagine, Elliott’s education has already begun.  The video above features one of Stephanie’s favorite things to do with Elliott: go over the parts of the body…at least the ones shoulders up. This little exercise has been particularly fun as of late thanks to Elliott’s increased responsiveness.

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Little Pum’kin

Little Pum’kin

We officially had our first Alderdice Adventurous Family Outing™ today.  After a quick stop by the WKU/Ohio University Fall Fiesta speech and debate tournament, we decided to check out the Pumpkin Festival over at Jackson’s Orchard, which is located just north of Bowling Green. Jackson’s Orchard is one of those local places that, despite having lived in Bowling […]

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Company’s Coming

Company’s Coming

Click on the image above to view the full photo. It’s a busy day around the Patterdice household. Nana and Papa (better known as Stephanie’s parents Lynn and Dan) are in town to take Stephanie back to Texas for a couple of week’s of doting upon and family visits. Catherine and David Altmaier, dear friends […]