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Hi, friends! Well, I achieved my goal of posting (at least) one sentence + one photo 6x week for three months. Hooray! Mission accomplished. * * * * * The last several weeks have been very full. Busy times. Happy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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When: Last week Who: Abbie, Pumpkin, and Manzo What: Visited my brother Joe at his home away from home (college) Duration: We were there for a little less than 24 hours (1 night) Summary: We had a wonderful time! Loved... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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The mothers-day-out teachers sent Manzo home with another photo today. Cute little toothy grin! Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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A few weeks ago, we got an email from one of the administrators of our school, asking if Pumpkin would be willing to speak at the upcoming Open House. Our school has an Open House twice each school-year for prospective... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Day 1: Read-Aloud Handbook, J. Trelease Day 2: Your Money or Your Life, J. Dominguez & V. Robin Day 3: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Defecit Disorder, R. Louv Day 4: Parenting with Love & Logic,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Day 1: Read-Aloud Handbook, J. Trelease Day 2: Your Money or Your Life, J. Dominguez & V. Robin Day 3: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Defecit Disorder, R. Louv Day 4: Parenting with Love & Logic,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Day 1: Read-Aloud Handbook, J. Trelease Day 2: Your Money or Your Life, J. Dominguez & V. Robin Day 3: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Defecit Disorder, R. Louv Day 4: Parenting with Love & Logic,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Day 1: Read-Aloud Handbook, J. Trelease Day 2: Your Money or Your Life, J. Dominguez & V. Robin Day 3: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Defecit Disorder, R. Louv When I get to spend time hiking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Day 1: The Read-Aloud Handbook, by J. Trelease Day 2: Your Money or Your Life, by J. Dominguez and V. Robin I read this book back in 2002. I know exactly when I read it because I remember that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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This week my posts will be short & sweet. Each day I'm going to share the title of one of my favorite non-fiction books. Here's today's book: The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease I first read this book in college,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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We all have our little quirks. I'll share one of mine with you. To all the moms out there: if you're like me, your house is never completely clean all at the same time. (If, on the other hand, you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Every once in a while Manzo's teachers send home goodies from Mother's Day Out in his bag. The other day they sent home a cute little picture attached to a decorative paper pumpkin. On the paper pumpkin were these words:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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We had a wonderful time trick-or-treating last night. This was the 5th or 6th year that we've trick-or-treated with the same friends. The tradition is: we get together at Michael & Shannon's house at about 5:30. Katie, Lane, & Kellen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Regarding the great independent muffin baking project I mentioned last week... Here are the results: my little baker did a wonderful job from start to finish! She worked in the kitchen all by herself and followed the receipe perfectly. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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We've been checking out lots of books about the US presidents. I recommend these books: the Getting to Know the US Presidents series by Mike Venezia. Also, we found a FUN iPad app called American Presidents by Disney Learning. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Hunter & Superboy had a great time visiting Joe & Khani on Saturday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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We're halfway through a busy Saturday. It's just me, Pumpkin & Manzo today. Hunter took Superboy on a little road trip to visit Uncle Joe for the day. I have a similar trip planned in a couple of weeks. (Pumpkin... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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One afternoon in the fall of 2010, we told the kids to get in the car for a surprise trip. When we were *almost* to the breeder's house, we finally told the kids where we were going. "We're about to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Worlds are colliding in a good way. Two major interests are converging into one line of products. * * * * * Superboy got this month's issue of Boys' Life in the mail yesterday. He started getting this magazine four... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Pumpkin brought her completed project to school today to turn in to her teacher. For a little girl who has LOVED to play with play dough and clay all of her life, this project was right up her alley! She... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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I've been a mom for a little over 10 years. Throughout that time, I've had the priviledge of hanging out with my parents at least twice each year. Sometimes even three or four times per year. It just depends on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
Quick question for readers of this blog. I have a mental note of family members who read our posts. I also have a mental note of friends who read (people who I know in real life), but I need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Here are 5 things that Manzo LOVES these days: (1) Big trucks & schoolbuses: When a noisy truck passes our house, he looks at me and smiles. Then he makes his best car noise with his cute little lips. (2)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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This is my "read aloud" book with the kids right now. (the big kids) Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, by R. O'Brien. We're getting close to the end. It's been a big hit. Mommy mouse wanting to protect... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes
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Friday flashback: When: Halloween 2006 Costumes: superman & cowgirl Ages: 4 and 2 I was sorting through our costume collection the other day because I'm gathering stuff up for a garage sale. This superman costume was made by Gingi in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at bright eyes + blue eyes