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Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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Last week I got this book in the mail - it is one I've 'needed' for my collection of books illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. Hansel and Gretel! So I had to get my other books out to document. The collections:... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at kirstencan
In one of my rare spontaneous moments, I decided we HAD to go hiking this morning. The teenager assumed this didn't apply to her and made herself all cute. But it did. It looked SO different from the last time... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kirstencan
The girl got the Beatrix Potter ballet dvd for her birthday. It's super cute and got everyone interested in all things Beatrix Potter again. Love when that happens. Having a bad cold was a good excuse to chill out and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kirstencan
Exactly. kirsten
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2014 on A letter to the universe at kirstencan
Stop saying the R-word (retard/retarded). Please teach your kids it's NOT okay to use that word, especially directed at someone. ESPECIALLY directed at a kid with special needs. There's no good way to use that word. I thought people were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at kirstencan
What a weird week! It's busy, yet quiet... The girl gets home from her camp today, and the redhead and his dad are gone at theirs. Monkey had his camp last weekend. Lots on the calendar, but less people home!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at kirstencan
Have you guys heard of this game? I can't remember where I first heard of it, but I found it on sale one day on Amazon, and tucked it away for a rainy day. Or Monkey's birthday, that worked. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at kirstencan
Hope yours was fun, too! Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at kirstencan
This girl turned fourteen last month. I didn't forget, just didn't document it here. She is pretty awesome. She's grown up so much the past year, I can't wait to see what she does next year! Happy belated birthday to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at kirstencan
We definitely didnt mess with the fortunes, I would have remembered that. It didnt seem to mess them up at all.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Surprise room makeover at kirstencan
Spoiler: Okay, keep reading! My daughter just got back from a three day 'pioneer trek' where they basically have to hike, pull handcarts, and camp. It's a big deal. I realized a few weeks ago that it'd be an awesome... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at kirstencan
Seriously, this project just makes me happy. :) I won't go through the whole process like last time. This time we tried a different kit this time. Last time we used the Jacquard one, this time we used two different... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at kirstencan
Inspired by this post. A drop of yellow to represent plasma: Tossing the red blood cells in food coloring. Red blood cells make blood red! White blood cells: Platelets! I don't think my kids will forget the components of blood... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at kirstencan
Remember when my blog used to be filled with sewing projects? My, how times have changed. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at kirstencan
Love this, thanks, friend! kirsten
Toggle Commented May 23, 2014 on She's going to school at kirstencan
yes. thanks for that, friend! On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM, wrote: Love this, thanks, friend! kirsten
Toggle Commented May 22, 2014 on She's going to school at kirstencan
Reading outside is the best. I've tried to keep a running list this year of our read-alouds and audiobooks. Approaching the end of the year (not ready!), here it is: Fablehaven Fablehaven #2 Ramona the Pest Ramona the Brave Ramona... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at kirstencan
So. After 9 years of teaching my daughter, she has decided to go to high school next year. I am so excited for her... and kinda hating it all at the same time. We stumbled upon a school. I am... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at kirstencan
Recently picked up a fun new kitchen toy, in part to get The Girl to eat more fruits and yogurt and stuff. They are silicone popsicle molds, have you seen them before? I bought these. The kids usually make smoothies... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at kirstencan
Last year I potted this cute succulent in a glass bowl. Last night I finally repotted it. It grew like crazy! Ahh, much better. I felt bad about having this huge plant in such a tiny bowl, and then Aaron... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at kirstencan
I dont know, I think if youre a reader, you make/find time to read. In high school (with early morning seminary, 3 hour sports pracitces, and LOTS of time talking on the phone!) I found that I could read while drying my hair, so my daughter has picked up that little trick (it takes so long to dry anyway!), and she always has a book or her nook with her for anytime she has to wait, in the car, etc. the middle schoolers I teach in sunday school have a reading class. they basically just sit and read. but it takes up an elective slot, so you can test out of it if youd rather do something else. one of my students tested out of it, but i KNOW she isnt a reader. so that stinks, if she met that criteria easily!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2014 on "I weep for humanity." at kirstencan
I have a friend who proudly states that shes not a reader. at least not of fiction. she just doesnt care for it, so she doesnt really care that her kids dont read. I find that so sad! they miss so much!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2014 on "I weep for humanity." at kirstencan
The girl has been taking a class this year. It is seminary, which is a church class for high school aged students, and around here it's right next to school campuses. So every day she heads over to the neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at kirstencan
I almost didn't make Monkey a birthday shirt. But he really wanted one. So, the night before his big day, I got it done. Thanks to my better half, who is much more detail-oriented, who carved the stencil for me!... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at kirstencan