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Under Construction

January 14th, 2012 by Matt · 1 Comment

Just to be clear, our house is not deprived of certified kid-friendly building tools. Within various bins and boxes (and occasionally spread across the floor), Carmen and David have ready access to: Magna Tiles Kapla Blocks from a clearance sale at a grocery store, of all places, with enough blocks to make a railroad bridge […]

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Wood Duck Farm Open House

May 28th, 2011 by Matt

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The Pony Bike

May 18th, 2011 by Matt · 9 Comments

  The pony bike project is done, at least for now. Additions to the stock Xtracycle components include: Big Apples: Schwalbe tires for a cushy ride with great handling and durability. Copper foot rests: a simple spot to place those patas. BFL-2010 LED bicycle front light: easily as bright as a car headlight. A liberal […]

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One Horsepower

March 31st, 2011 by Matt · 2 Comments

Tonight was the maiden voyage of the world’s first horse-themed three-seat bicycle. Like all great projects, it isn’t done; a mane and tail (made of wool yarn), saddlebags, and maybe a few flowers for decorative accent and better visibility are planned. But the seat, rack, and mechanical systems all cleared the rigorous engineering test of […]

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Naturalists

March 7th, 2011 by Matt

Armed with paper, crayons, and pencils at the Cockrell Butterfly Center of the HMNS, C&D and a friend drew pictures of what they saw. After lots of hard work, it was time to play.

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Amateur Photographer

March 3rd, 2011 by Matt · 2 Comments

The first part of the 2011 Houston Rodeo Parade, as photographed by Carmen. And later that day at the George Ranch, as photographed by David, featuring 2-week-old piglets

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Ode to the Jogging Stroller

February 19th, 2011 by Matt

Our jogging stroller never knew what it was getting into when we bought it. Red, bought on craigslist, originally sold by a bike shop in a college town well north of the Mason-Dixon line. Probably enjoyed several years of light use with small, light kids. The seller included two sheets of paper with it. One […]

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