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My sweet boys

My sweet boys


Please visit new and improved blog

Please follow my new and improved blog with similar content, but a more user-friendly look and feel at http://www.lipstickandlollypops.com. Learn embarrassing lessons for the graduate they don’t teach in school and how a new Mom transitions to back to work with baby in addition lots of other tricks while you have a good laugh.

Come along for the ride!

Come along for the ride!


Explore Science and Industry

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FAMILY FUN

Travel through time on every mode of transport as you learn all about the world around us at one of Chicago’s best jewels, the Museum of Science and Industry. In fact, Life magazine voted it one of the top 15 museums in the world. My Mom and childhood friend Liz and I took our boys and her nephew, Elian (now our oldest’s good friend), there last week. We first wondered at the museum’s extraordinary architecture against the rugged beauty of the lake and open panorama of the city’s skyline. It is nestled in the South Side’s Hyde Park neighborhood, home of President Obama. It was a special treat for me as a child and now as an adult to visit. My two-year old son now gets lost in their planes, trains and automobiles and awesome kids’ room – Idea Factory. Below are highlights geared toward everyone from our boys under three to adults from every walk of life.

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From Shel Silverstein to Emily Dickinson

Everyone was at my Mom’s Annual Poetry Slam in honor of National Poetry Month (April) including W.B. Yeats, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes. We travelled through time to the seventeenth century and also learned why tall fences make good neighbors.

Listen to the verse...

Listen to the verse…

Our Master of Ceremonies

Our Master of Ceremonies

Fun for all!

Fun for all!

Poem about children

Poem about children

Haiku

Haiku

Singing

Singing

Poets of every age

Poets of every age

Job well done!

Job well done!

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Take me out to the ballgame!

My sis caught her 1st ball!

My sis caught her 1st ball!

FAMILY FUN

Baseball is a classic American pastime that spans the generations and all walks of life. You can study every play, people watch or just have fun (like me) as you chat with friends and family in your seats. I’m not a sports girl so even though we went to the White Sox Game yesterday, I have no idea who won. It was a blast and I loved catching-up with loved ones at our good friend Stuart’s birthday party. Happy Birthday, Stuart!

Our friend, Marisa (Stuart’s wife), took care of every detail. She ordered us a big block of seats (right behind the dug out) that were Patio Party package. That meant unlimited food and drinks. And, nothing is as good as a stadium hot dog and cold beer (even if it’s a frosty spring)! Marisa’s boys, Carlos and Elian, posed for an adorable photo with a “Happy 40th Birthday, Dad” sign. Marisa framed and mounted it courtesy of Michael’s and everyone signed it. She also arranged for “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUART” to appear on the jumbo tram at the top of the eighth inning. Thank you, Marisa!

Just girls!

Just girls!

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Sadness

Our hearts break as we grieve for those who were killed yesterday during the Boston Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »


Sip and see baby

FAMILY FUN

If you or a loved one have a new baby, consider hosting a “sip and see” party.

Our guest of honor

Our guest of honor

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