End of year: Soccer and gymnastics

Jan 01

End of year: Soccer and gymnastics

I signed Alex up for the city’s recreational soccer league this fall. He’s getting to the age where I want him to find something that he loves and enjoys that is uniquely his so we’ve been trying different activities. It was fun for him, but made Saturdays super crazy for me, what with getting Allison to gymnastics and then running back to a soccer...

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Sewing pink and sunflowers

Nov 07

Thanks to Pinterest , I found the most wonderful blog for art projects. I was looking at it a bit this morning and could resist doing something with the kids. I had all the supplies for the sunflower project and it seemed somewhat seasonally appropriate so I decided that we would tackle that one first. I meant to take pictures while we were making it, but I forgot....

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Eating in Maine

Nov 05

Eating in Maine

We didn’t really eat in Maine, but we pretended quite well. We started dong a tour of the United States after seeing the idea on Confessions of a Homeschooler a couple of weeks ago. My favorite thing about the way that she organized her tour is the hands-on crafts and food that go along with each state. We’ve done a lot of our own ideas (making oragami...

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Happy Halloween from the American Revolution!!

Nov 02

Happy Halloween from the American Revolution!!

Do you know Schoolhouse Rock? When we were doing K12 (for about the first 3 weeks of school), Alex read a little book called Sam the Minuteman . After reading it, I got out our neglected copy and played “The Shot Heard Round the World.” I had no idea what I was getting into. The kids were so fascinated that we’ve been studying the American...

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What I did today

Aug 09

Do you ever feel like you spend the whole day running around a getting nothing done? I’ve felt that way a lot lately because I have so many large projects looming over my head. And then I have to remind myself of what I did accomplish. I installed drip irrigation in the last 8 feet of my garden bed I mixed compost into the top bit of the bed I planted...

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An Angry Birds Party

Jul 26

Last Christmas, I stumbled across these awesome fleece Angry birds at the last minute. I didn’t have any fleece nor time to run to a fabric store, so I whipped up a couple out of felt and gave them to Peter for Christmas. They got such a good reaction that I wanted to make the rest and do it right and make them out of fleece. Of course, we definitely needed...

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Christmas Eve 2010

Jul 26

I have to put the year on this since I’m not posting until… check the date… the end of July! Yikes! We’re on ‘vacation’ right now and I’m trying to get caught up on the blog. Sooo…. what do you do Christmas Eve? We like to opening Christmas Eve pajamas. My family always did that and my mom said that it was so that we...

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