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Making Flowers with Scrubbing Sponges

Spring is upon us, and we are scheduled for a few days of rain in my Northern California town. My girls like the rain, because they know that it helps flowers to grow, and they LOVE flowers. Today we will be making flowers using paint and scrubbing sponges. Supplies you will need: Paint Scrubbing sponges…
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Friday Five: The Changes of Springtime

Waaaah. Our awesomely sunny week of 80+ degree temperatures has come to a dreary end.  It is gray and rainy and cooler…but still humid??  Basically it’s all of my least favorite weather combined into one icky day! 1) This Wednesday we drove out to visit my mom again.  My dad was substitute teaching so we…
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Here Comes the Sun

It really was a long cold winter. It finally feels more like spring around here. The children and I have been thoroughly enjoying the weather. No more snow pants. No more mittens. It’s bliss. One day, we were lucky enough to catch the garbage truck emptying the bins at the apartment building. B. probably gets the…
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Keeping busy

Well as many of you know we have been OVERLOADED and busy……I’m so happy it’s spring finally. Other than all the ticks – which I can’t understand why it’s so bad this year – we’re enjoying the outdoors. My only issue is the ticks – we live in critter country! We found a new park…
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Getcha Stunna Shades On

Last night, the smell of barbecue chicken filled up our backyard for the first time this year.  “More barbecue chicken, please!!!” was the chorus at our dinner table.  The barbecue was just another addition to the sundresses, flip flops, and sunglasses that have become the norm around here lately.  While the snow is falling back…
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Blurry

In this photo I believe that I am at a baseball game and  I think that the dark figure may be my child.  I do recognize that this is chain-link fence, so actually…I might be in prison.  Or a mental hospital. I’m kind of hoping for one of the latter because then I know there…
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Spring has sprung!

Over here in these parts, spring has officially arrived. The trees are blooming and growing new leaves. The pollen is in the air giving everything a nice, yellow coating (ok, it really isn’t nice). The weather is beautiful and perfect for spending time outside. And that is exactly what we have been doing. I take…
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We Love Spring!

Yes, it’s true: we love spring. Fall is pretty good too, any of those days where the weather is truly nice and not miserable cold or miserable hot. Summer is not a favorite because the heat makes it SO hard to do anything outside for very long! But in the spring – oh, the spring!…
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