Are We There Yet?
Summer may be drawing to a close, but this weekend features plenty of fine arts, entertainment and other activities for the whole family.
SculptureFest, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Park Street between Neil and Randolph streets, Champaign. Free.
Since I was technically on vacation until Thursday, I devoted this column (in absentia) to updates on a few previous entries, with thanks to several readers.
All I want for Christmas ...
My daughter can now officially drink through a straw with her mouth closed.
It’s a hot day at Dodds Soccer Complex, and 6-year-old Quinn wanders over to her mom for another drink — and a squirt.
There’s this new water bottle, you see, with a nifty sprayer, and she can’t resist spritzing everyone around her.
“You look hot,” she says as I walk up, and proceeds to spray my arms and legs.
More than 2.3 million people have visited the Abraham Lincoln President Library and Museum in Springfield since it opened in 2005, including hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren.
Two agencies are offering grants to help fund the cost of field trips to the museum for schools with a significant number of low-income students.
If you didn't make it out to the Champaign County fair last weekend, there are plenty more around the area this week. Champaign's continues through Saturday night, and several others are opening as well — plus a Kiddie Tractor Pull at Arcola's Rockome Gardens!
School starts in a matter of weeks, and state health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date.
More than 2 million schoolchildren head back to the classroom in August, which has been declared National Immunization Awareness Month.
Parenthood is full of enchanting “firsts” with your little one.
I still remember opening my son’s first birthday invitation with delight, shopping with him for just the right present for his friend, and taking a zillion pictures at the party.
He was not yet 1. I’m not even sure he realized what was happening.