• Half Marathon Report

    @mrsshoo and I went away to St. Louis for a weekend. Kid free — we had forgotten what is was like to have an uninterrupted conversation at dinner. First – we took in a ball game. A really good one. The Cardinals took out the Reds 10-4. We were lucky because the next day the Cardinals…

  • Points to himself

    Coblie told us she wants to get married but not have kids. Grayson asks, ‘who do you want to marry’ as he points to himself.

  • When the robots take over

    I was listening to a tech podcast in the car with Grayson this morning on our morning commute. On the podcast they were discussing automation taking over jobs. He asked me, “Dad, are robots taking over?” “Well”, I said, “they sort of are with jobs like truck drivers and cashiers.” “What about your job, Dad?”…

  • When did he get so big?

    It feels like Grayson has leaped into being a big kid. He loves a good ‘bathroom’ joke, loves to play Legos, go to the park, ride on the ‘tag-a-long’ bike with dad play with his neighbor friends. I snapped a few photos after dinner tonight. Told him he owed me for the sucker I left…

  • Starved Rock

    Back in November Mrs Shoo and I went up to Starved Rock State Park for a hike-away weekend. We had never been and spent most of the day exploring on the trails.

  • Pere Marquette State Park

    I am not an artist. I wish I could draw. I wish I could paint. But I can’t. Luckily I can take photos.

  • Lincoln Balloon Festival 2015

    On a whim we headed north to the Lincoln Balloon Festival. We met up with Mike, Sarah, and Colbie. It was good times. And there was a special shaped balloon. Darth Vader. Grayson was a big fan of Darth Vader. He started singing his song when he saw it.      

  • Take Photos 2

    I had enough for another post. Here’s more of G from downtown.

  • Let’s take photos

    Grayson and I have been having some bonding time since I was gone last weekend. After nap, he asked if he could take pictures with a (un-audible) camera. Having no idea what he was asking to take pictures with. We have lots of cameras. He takes me downstairs where I have some old film cameras.…

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