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And the Spheres Are ….

Curriculum of the Day: The Arts

. . . Marbles!

Yes, they are a blue and yellow marble.

The big blue marble even has its own Facebook page.

The artist wishes to remain anonymous since the project is still underway. As you can see, the marbles have already made another move.


Two balls in a yard.

Are they being bashful marbles? Hiding behind the hillside?

The artist definitely has a strong intent every time they are moved.

And why haven’t we ever seen them move despite all these months of marbles knocking about the yard? Because they are specifically moved when no one is around—late at night or early in the morning. The artist admitted to sometimes hiding behind one when a car drives by.

Still, I wonder . . . . Where did the yellow marble disappear to for all those weeks? It wasn’t knocking about in someone else’s yard. I was never told the secret location for the yellow marble’s sabbatical.

So, there you have it. A mystery solved, in a way. What exactly the marbles are up to each time they are in a new position is for us to interpret.  

Big Sister II: Chanel!


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THE SESAME FAMILY ROBINSON Olymoic Games

Curriculum of the Day:  Sportsmanship

The Vancouver Olympics are not the only game in town when it comes to sports this week. Sesame Family Robinson has been in trials for its own Baby Olympics for months now. Pre-Trials began back in August with the classic “Tummy Time” with Telly Monster as the commentator. Let’s go to the videotape:

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Lyra Lorraine Evans Robinson took the gold in this trial. A second pretrial came later in September with the “Sitting Up Game.” Let’s see who snagged the gold this round:

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Lyra Lorraine again came away our winner. So, tension is high as we move now into the first opening day of the Baby Olympics event: “The Crawling Race” Who will take the gold this time? Ripley Robinson has always been a strong contender, holding steady until the last possible second. Lyra is our returning champion. Let’s go now to Telly Monster to lead us into this exciting Olympic Baby sporting event.

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SESAME FAMILY ROBINSON Olympic Games continue

Curriculum of the Day: Healthy Competition

For those who did not see our opening Olympic event—The Crawling Race—Ripley Patricia Evans Robinson got the gold with a last minute push to the finish line. Lyra was a good sport as she proudly tackled her sister and then they shared bottles side by side. As we move into the second week of the games in Vancouver, Sesame Family Robinson Games is also moving up the developmental sport ladder. This week’s game is—“Push-Cart Races.” Although Lyra was the clear pre-trial winner of “Head Lifting” and “Sitting Up,” Ripley has won the first gold at these Olympic Baby games. Will Lyra pull up from behind and even up the score? Let’s go to our commentator Telly Monster.

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Twins’ first Birthday

Curriculum of the Day: Celebration!

We celebrated our girls’ first birthday last week on February 12, along with Einstein, Darwin and Lincoln. They’ve certainly got a birth date of merit.

It is very hard to fathom that they’ve been in our lives for a whole year. Twelve months ago, they were small enough to take baths in the bathroom sink. Lyra didn’t even open her eyes the first month. Now, they are these irreverent people who we’re desperately trying to stay one step ahead of so they don’t fall down stairs, eat lint, or stick their fingers into sockets.

They knew something was up because it’s not everyday we put on pointy hats and their sister bakes them carrot cupcakes. It was the first time they’d seen candles lit and, of course, they immediately reached out to touch the flames. A fast hand pushed theirs out of reach, and Mom and Dad blew out the candles for them.  

Baby Ripley in a sink.

Sink-size Ripley

Mom and Dad blow out candles.

“What are Mom and Dad doing now?”

Ripley smiling with a birthday hat on.

“Bring on the birthday cake!”

Lyra at her birthday party.

“Howdy!”

Lyra and Ripley at their birthday.

“So, as I was saying . . . .”
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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?

Sommer

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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?

Edward

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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.

Glenda

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