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Food Glorious Food!

Lyra with a fish.

Word of the Day: Delicious

Our girls have never had a problem eating. From the moment we started them on that baby rice cereal, they’ve been chowhounds. Only a few items on the menu have been rejected. Most recently, mashed potatoes—they don't seem to like the texture. Although they pounded down sweet potatoes and broccoli rabe on Thanksgiving, today Ripley politely took the broccoli rabe out of her mouth—clearly too bitter—and handed it to me saying, "hot, hot, hot." It was anything close to being hot. Basically, they prefer all their food cold. They love how Marty prepares fish by just frying it in a pan with butter and mild spices. Delicious!

Recently, they enjoyed Marty’s angel hair alfredo:

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Like your family we have twins, boy/girl, that turned three last month. I saw your blog entry for January and it looks like we have something in common, potty training twins. Like one of your girls, my son WILL NOT pee in the potty but his sister was doing well until she caught on to "Bubbie" not trying. I was just letting things run their course but our local pre-schools/mommy day out programs require the children to be potty trained and this mommy needs a day out. Bribery isn't working. Have you had any success?


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How often is the telly puppet renewed or replaced?

Katherine Sydney, Australia

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I read in 40 Years of Life on the Street about an incident involving Snuffy's puppet where a sombrero caused the wood frame to collapse on you and Bryant Young. Did they rebuild the puppet after that or did they just make a new one?


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I just wanted to say thanks for the blog. My daughter Kylie (who just turned two yesterday) loves to ask if we are going to see "the babies." Thank you so much to you and Marty for bringing the joy of Sesame Street into our lives every day.

Kendal and Kylie Montreal, Canada

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I've noticed that there are fewer Muppets and people in an episode now than there were twenty years ago. Does everyone show up on the set for filming days or only certain ones? Who decides who gets to play the Anything Muppets? There are some voices I hear more than others.


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