Dinosaurs Don’t Play Fetch

A hungry dinosaur crashes a barbecue.

Curious flyers dive after a sandwich.

A giant swimmer rams into the boat.

A pet dinosaur is not like your average dog. When your dog needs some exercise, then you can just take him out on a walk. But what do you do when your pet is a giant, sharp-toothed meat-eater three times the size of the biggest tiger at the zoo?

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Goals for 2022

It’s time for the annual round-up of last year’s goals!

I’ve had a month to figure out what worked last year, what was messy, and what doesn’t quite fit. Right out the gate and looking back at what I did, I must say I’m rather surprised and pleased with how much I finished. Through most of the year I didn’t think I was accomplishing very much, and when I set out to evaluate the past year I thought I would be in for a rather dissapointing reality check.

Small wins quickly add up! And this time you have the option of either reading this post, or listening in on the recorded version. 😀 I thought it would be fun to have a little chat with my kids about this post. Next time I’ll try writing the post first and reading from that, so that they sync up a little better. It’s a learning experience. 🙂 Right now the audio version will be a bit different from the written post.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at what my goals where February 2021…

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When the wagon gets stuck…

I’m so sorry. Life has really been throwing some curve balls my way, and I’m afraid my post is not ready even with my best effort. It’s one of those situations where everything that can go wrong, goes disastrously wrong. I will try my best to have it by the end of the week.

On the bright side, here’s a little peak over my shoulder. 🙂 Hopefully we’ll get to have a proper look at her by the end of the week!

Happy Holidays!

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!

Here at the homestead the kids are fully immersed in the magic of Christmas. Filled with stories of the Baby Jesus surrounded by the animals in a humble stable, and excited anticipation for surprises Santa and his elves might leave in their stockings.

Santa’s elves always leave a little something homemade in the stocking, and this year they made little books (Of course, the kids have no idea that I am actually Santa’s primary “elf”). The book made for my youngest was a cute coloring book on how dinosaurs get ready for the winter holidays. I hope you enjoy a little prehistoric holiday cheer with these coloring pages! 🙂

I hope you have a safe and happy New Year! I’ll see you on February 1st :D

Critter of the Month: Yi Qi

The dragon of the Jurassic! A mysterious creature that many portray as a monstrous frankenstein of bat and bird features…may actually not look so strange afterall.

This handsome little fellow was only about the size of a pigeon or perhaps a crow. The one and only fossil preserves beautiful details about its feathers, the skin membrane between a few fingers, and even the structures that hint at color. But fossils like these can often lead to even more questions than one started with! Let’s take a moment to unpack what I mean…

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