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Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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Well, with an anxiety-ridden spectrum kiddo, we may not have many Halloween decorations out, but we do have a nice stack of books! Similar to my Christmas book post, I thought I'd share our Halloween books. First up: book order... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kirstencan
On our trip we (of course) played the license plate game. We just jotted all the different ones we saw down on a scrap of paper. Which we then lost, but it was fairly easy to recreate, surprisingly. When we... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kirstencan
The girl had to make a model of an atom. She chose copper. What she came up with was stitching it up and making a pillow! I love it. The circles are felt. The fabric is from a men's linen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at kirstencan
On our trip to Bryce, we stayed in the nearby town of Panguitch. It is tiny. A small farming community, it is innundated with tourists for much of the year. All the motels are older and dated, but we still... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at kirstencan
We've been itching to visit this place 'for real' for two years. Loved it. Beautiful and inspiring. So glad we went! The only hitch we ran up against was discovering a major fear of heights in the Redhead. He did... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at kirstencan
Monkey decided to be a mad scientist for Halloween. Love it. Very easy, but you can add details (I do like details) and make it interesting. (And now I'm looking at this photo thinking: I forgot gloves!) First we ordered... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at kirstencan
Well, I thought for sure that the Redhead would want to be Emmett for Halloween. He actually had a hard time deciding, but when we found out that our neighborhood carnival was going to be early (Oct. 1st!) he quickly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at kirstencan
Last time we went we saw card weaving which was fascinating! this loom was awesome, too. she had pedals under her feet that she pressed in patterns. Like she pressed the 1st and 2nd ones, then 2 +3, then 3+4, then 1+4 to make that weave. i hadnt seen that before. i would have loved to stay/observe/chat longer there, but you know... boys.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Fun at the Renaissance Faire at kirstencan
last time we went it was really fun, but it was medieval + fantasy faire, which was... cheesier. i was way impressed with this one. very educational if you want it - but also just tons of fun.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Fun at the Renaissance Faire at kirstencan
Nope! kirsten
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Sun Prints at kirstencan
In science this week we've been studying the sun. And I remembered back in the day I bought the Girl some sun print paper. I managed to find it (yes!) but it said it should be used within 6 months.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at kirstencan
These really are great for travel lunches. While not leak proof, if carried flat (not on its side), I wouldnt worry about anything coming out ... except like soup? :) Silicone muffin cups wouldnt be on my list of travel stuff - i would never have thought of it! thats pretty genius.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2014 on Lunch Gear at kirstencan
Nice, thanks for the info! I really like the splash boxes (sight unseen - the idea/look of them). Lunchbot did come out with a leakproof box - but the lid is plastic. i like the idea of silicone better.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2014 on Lunch Gear at kirstencan
So once again, packing lunches is a new thing for us. There's more about what we've packed so far here. Today I'm talking gear. When I was looking around deciding which lunch gear to get, not all of my questions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at kirstencan
Sounds like you are on the right track already, spoiler alert: we use the same lunch bag. :) kirsten
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2014 on First packed lunches at kirstencan
Ha! For a split-second I was like... onion and jam?
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2014 on First packed lunches at kirstencan
So I did have to pack lunches one other year (6 years ago?), when the Redhead went to an all-day autism preschool, but he likes boring lunches so it wasn't fun. I know it's weird, and all you public school... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at kirstencan
*First: I'm afraid my last post made my kids sound like entiteled, selfish brats. They really are seriously over-sentimental (and just HATE CHANGE), not selfish. I promise. So the whole lunch-packing thing has been going pretty well. Into week three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at kirstencan
I don't know what it was, but everyone I talked to on Labor Day was going through stuff, dejunking, purging, organizing. I decided to tackle the play room. It's way different than you've last seen. The toys are in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at kirstencan
Last week was probably the best first week of school we've ever had! It came with some hard parts (waking up at 5:30am with the Girl - UGH, so tired!) but overall everyone had a great week which I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at kirstencan
We have a pear tree. Technically we have two, but one doesn't produce anymore (fire). Only two of us like pears (sadly, I'm not one of those two), and most years we end up wasting some of the fruit. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at kirstencan
OH! Also, I figured out that Beverly Cleary way chills me out. Oh, that Ramona. Also The Serial Garden. Wow, that is great bedtime reading.
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When I am anxious (quite often the last few years!) I find myself NOT reading. Boo. That's kinda when I know I need to figure out a way to chill. Also I think I need a visit to the eye doctor... I tend to re-read old classics, I picked up Anne of Green Gables again recently (purely because it was the pretty copy of it sitting on my nightstand), and I love re-reading Little Women and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
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