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Immersed in the Civil War

My oldest has had lots of opportunities over the last couple of weeks to really dive into the American Civil War.  I regularly reflect on what a blessing this is that we are homeschooling this year – allowing him to … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Ryhthm

So, yesterday, my youngest had her first dry land training for alpine ski team – she was so nervous, but ended up having a total blast – phew!  She loved the other kids, adored her coaches, and got to play … Continue reading

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Halloween and Learning Pronouns

I must admit that I am not a huge fan of Halloween.  But my kids are super excited! So we hosted a pumpkin carving evening tonight with a few friends.  Two out of three of my kiddos are now able … Continue reading

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New Skills – Soccer, Cooking, Needle Felting, & Math

So many new skills being developed around here this fall… It has been encouraging watching my younger girls follow in their older brother’s and dad’s footsteps and develop a love for the game of soccer.  The season is over as … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cake

Last Sunday, my 6 year old spoke up and offered to make a strawberry cake for a potluck dinner at our church tomorrow – absolutely adorable at the time.  We won’t be in town to attend, but she finished decorating … Continue reading

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Morning Math & Pizza

So this is our new vacation morning routine… Relatively short burst of math work, then on to other things…it seems to be working well.  Even my math resistant 10 year old claims (with enthusiasm!) that he likes doing it. And … Continue reading

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Making Simple Edible Spring Nests

Thanks to my super mother-in-law, who sent the supplies home with us after a visit a couple of weekends ago for this easy and fun spring project, my littlest munchkin had a great afternoon in the kitchen while her sister … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Gifts

The highlight of my (now nine year old!) daughter’s birthday was this beautiful photo book that my mother created for her.  It is easy to lose track of time browsing through the pictures.  They start at her birth in Bar … Continue reading

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Preparations

I am very grateful to my now nine year old for all her preparations for her birthday party prior to now.  She generally does not do things last minute (unlike her mother!).  All of our work ahead of time has … Continue reading

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Cake

Big brother’s cake was a success… And since he had to head off to lacrosse practice, little sister presented the yin yang cake… I think she liked it 🙂  

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