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Mustard Tastings and Turtle Talk

July 6-11, 2011  My new strategy for entertaining out-of-towners: try something in the city that you’ve never tried before! This week marked the first of several visits from family and friends. First up were California grandpa and step-grandma.  We had a busy few days playing t-ball, starting swimming lessons, learning to play video games, and trying out new […]

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Strawberry Day

July 5, 2011 I always like to start our “food themed” days off with a bang. So, for this first Tuesday of our summer holidays, I planned a few more activities than I would normally undertake on a single day. For “Strawberry Day,” I had four activities planned: making dough for strawberry handpies, painting with […]

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Yesterday Books

Thursday, June 30thToday was “Play Day” –  our official day to knock around doing crazy things to mark the beginning of the summer! While I’m not keen on supporting the kids’ desire to shop, the first thing they wanted to do this morning was to go to the dollar store to pick up new markers to […]

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Ten Weeks…

Ten Weeks… the typical length of my children’s summer holidays, give or take a few days. Over the past two summers, I have organized my children’s ten weeks at home via a series of daily themes and activities which keep them occupied without making anyone crazy and without breaking the bank. When I shared these […]

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