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A rundown of what we're doing,
watching, reading, coveting.
Here's what's got our attention this week.
  • Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! And thinking of those of you who are missing yours. I wish I’d seen this card in time to purchase for John who has patiently taught our kids how to fish, enduring hooks in the head and all. (He’s fine :) )

  • Getting Out, an essay written by poet + lawyer Reginald Dwayne Betts + narrated by JD Jackson for The Daily on how he (seemingly impossibly and triumphantly) navigated life after a 9 year prison sentence for a crime he committed when he was 16. This piece was originally published in 2018 in the NY Times Magazine and won the National Magazine Award. Listen and you’ll know why. 

  • The past few months, James has watched more tv than usual, and 90% of the time, it’s Dino Dana. He’s obsessed and has learned so much about dinosaurs. Because his fourth birthday will be a little different than usual this year, we’re going all-out with a dinosaur theme celebration to help make it feel like a party. I’ve slowly been collecting dinosaur-themed party decor, like these plates + napkins and this pinata + treat boxes that we’ll use for collecting the pinata treats now and serving popcorn + other snacks throughout the year when we need a little pick me up. He has a few dinosaur figures that he adores, so we got him a couple more–the constantly-requested “T Rex that moves” and Micoraptor, which I had to google. He recently borrowed these from a friend, and they have been a huge hit. And to top off the dino theme, I got him this dinosaur shirt. If he didn’t already have a windbreaker, I would have gotten him this one. One of the better dino prints I’ve come across in my dino-everything search, except I can’t help but feel a little annoyed by the added eyelashes on the dinosaurs. I’m assuming it’s to make them more feminine because it’s a pink jacket? It’s still a cute print, but ugh, not needed! In my opinion! :)

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