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Monday, April 30, 2012

Lovely smatterings

of days spent well.

Celebrating a boy! IMG 2144

Catching spring frogs! IMG 2148 IMG 2149

 Blowing glow in the dark bubbles! IMG 2153

Dinner with Friends! IMG 2155

Creating the thing in the bowl! IMG 2169

 Kaya and I in the Bathroom Mirror! IMG 2176

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Letter from Mexico

The other week we received our first handwritten letter from Andrea.
(with translation)
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 Marlin, especially, was so excited to read and re-read every sentence that she wrote. IMG 1825
Andrea is just a sweet kid who loves her family, tamarind ice cream, being with her friends, singing, and playing with dolls. She asked us all sorts of questions about our family, our weather, what our favorite food was.
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Marlin wrote her back, and is looking forward to the next letter. IMG 2171
I am not sure who is more excited, she or I.....

Friday, April 20, 2012

Random goodness

Happy- ish things from the week that make me smile.
 Like:
Lettuce in!
That sound like a bad joke. Knock knock, who's there?
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 Raising little mantids, We adopted 4 from this batch, but now there are three..  IMG 1923
 pollywogging IMG 1958
 Floor napping
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 Egg smashing IMG 2053
 Frog catching IMG 2055
 Dead bug burying
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 Doesn't it all just make you smile?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A special Birthday weekend!

Last weekend we headed out on a road trip to the Heart Rockin' family's house to help celebrate Maeve on her 8th Birthday.
She knows how to party....
 There was:
A cotton candy machine, IMG 2112
PiƱata:
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Swinging:
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Present opening:
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Nerf gunning: IMG 2111 IMG 2113
Toasty fires:
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Special drinks: IMG 2101
A beach trip!
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Perfect shirt for a beach trip in Massachusetts, right?IMG 2122 IMG 2124 IMG 2125
Two days of Heart Rockin' goodness!
 Love you, Maeve. Hope this year is your greatest yet.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Presenting…….

Marlin, starring as a star belly sneetch, in Dr. Seuss', "The Sneetches"! IMG 2057 IMG 2064 IMG 2066 IMG 2068 IMG 2071 IMG 2074
The play went very well, and was really lovely.
The cast ranged from kids aged 6- 12 years old. Which was great! There were a few lost line moments, but all recovered well and the show went on. All the kids were super patient with each other and they all looked so proud of themselves, and that is what it all about.
I finally visited Marlin in her "Little House " class. They were building log cabins out of frosting and pretzels.
 She did not get very far, as she did what I would do.. She just ate, chatted, and giggled…
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and so went another pretty good day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Collage 2012

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The dyeing of eggs:
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The bunny's snack, and awaiting Baskets: IMG 2008 IMG 2029 IMG 2015
 The morning of: IMG 2031 IMG 2032 IMG 2022
Looking for eggs with his special eyes: IMG 2028
Egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's: IMG 2044 IMG 2045 IMG 2046 IMG 2047 IMG 2048
 Good stuff!