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Lily and I went on a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ

Lily’s 5th grade class went on a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ. Now, I’ve never been there before, but I know Nums and Josh have gone on a field trip prior. I’ve seen the statures … Continue reading

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The Girl Scouts learn some self-defense forms with Master Brooks of CMB Karate

Lily and her Girl Scout troop visited CMB Karate recently for one of their regularly scheduled troop meetings. Master Christopher Brooks spent time to teach 6 out of 7 of them self-defense moves. I say 6 out of 7, because … Continue reading

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Josh and the middle school 7th and 8th grade bands playing at Arm & Hammer Park

Recently, the 7th and 8th grade bands at Josh’s middle school were invited to play the Star Spangled Banner before a Trenton Thunder game. The only hitch was that this was for a Tuesday night game? A school night? I … Continue reading

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I think Spring is finally here

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The kids and their CMB Karate Demo Team performed at the Wells Fargo Center in April 2018

The Sunday after we got back from Florida, the kids and their CMB Karate Demo Team were performing at the Wells Fargo Center before a 76ers basketball game. We skipped church in the morning, then drove them down to Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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We went to see Wicked the Musical on Broadway

Last year, we participated for the first time in this “Kids on Broadway” promotional event, where a child can attend a Broadway show for free (for a participating musical) when an accompanying adult purchases an adult ticket. Last February we … Continue reading

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2018 CMB Karate Demo Team performance at Rutgers

CMB Karate’s Demo Team performed during halftime for a recent Rutgers basketball game in New Brunswick. The demo team has been practicing their new 2018 routine for a few months now, and it looks great. I took photos while another … Continue reading

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A day out in Manhattan as the girls went to see Hamilton on Broadway

Through luck and about two years of determination, Namita won two tickets in a lottery to see Hamilton the Musical at the Richard Rogers Theater. For $10 a piece. Crazy! Gotta give my wife credit for her determination. We had … Continue reading

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Joshua and Lily both took 2nd place in a recent karate tournament

I hadn’t mentioned this previous, but the Ipe kids have been practicing for a karate tournament this month. Not that they had a lot of timeĀ  with all of their other activities, but the tournament was quickly approaching on Sunday … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts World Thinking Day – Saturday February 17 2018

Lily’s Girl Scout Troop organized this year’s Girl Scouts World Thinking Day event at a local elementary school on Feb 17th. Each of the participating troops put together a table to educate on another country. They all had food, crafts, … Continue reading

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