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Valentine’s Day Card Craft: Cupid’s Arrows

Valentine’s Day Card Craft: Cupid’s Arrows

Ava found a Valentine in Family Fun Magazine that she wanted to make for her friends this year. I did not have all the things needed to complete the project so I modified the activity to fit our needs. Supplies: 12×12 colored card stock (1 piece makes 4 red bases & 1 white piece makes(…)

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Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove Review

Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove Review

Last night I had the opportunity to attend Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove. I ended up taking both Ava (5) and Chloe (12) and making a girls night out of it. We splurged and ate dinner at Friendly’s! (We were able to do this because I did not have to pay for the tickets(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Big Girl Cocoa

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Big Girl Cocoa

The winter months can be long here in New York. One of my kids favorite cold winter day treats is hot chocolate. This moment in particular my little one was looking so grown up drinking here “Big Girl Cocoa”! Big Girl Cocoa Recipes Here you will find our two most Favorite Hot Chocolate (Cocoa) Recipes!!

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Sophie’s Choice ~ Post 2 ~ Holocaust

Sophie’s Choice ~ Post 2 ~ Holocaust

My New Year’s Resolution for 2011 was to read Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. My progress is much slower than I would like I am only 38% done). There are three main reasons for this. The first reason is simply that I am not finding the time to read. Between homeschooling the kids, keeping up(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 9: Museum, Playground & Baking Soda

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 9: Museum, Playground & Baking Soda

  When I was looking ahead to this week (Week 9), and the following week (Week 10) I was overwhelmed. With Joey having two days off this week, and so much time out of the house, I wasn’t sure how we would fit in all the scheduled work. Much to my amazement, we are sitting(…)

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Girl Scout “Cookie Time” Proclamation

Girl Scout “Cookie Time” Proclamation

On Thursday the 6th of October, Ava’s Daisy Girl Scout troop was offered the chance to be present when the mayor of Rochester’s Office offered a proclamation deeming October 1st through December 3rd “Cookie Time” in Rochester. Tassie Demps, Director of the Bureau of Human Resources Management Department was present to read the proclamation.  (…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 4: Cookie Time

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 4: Cookie Time

  Monday: As we are learning about explorers we are talking about how people used to think the world was flat. We are getting to the point where people are realizing the world is round. Since the kids like hands on activities we created “globes” of our own from flat pieces of paper. The possibilities(…)

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August Ten on Ten ~ The Busy Summer Day

August Ten on Ten ~ The Busy Summer Day

Ten on Ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. . . . . . . . . . . . . To check out more beautiful Ten on Ten posts, head over to(…)

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A Rhyme for Turning Five

A Rhyme for Turning Five

. Just yesterday she was only four, Today Ava is a baby no more. . . Baby #3 was a maybe or a might, Now she is riding her own bike. . . Five means it is time to go to school, Ava thinks her teacher is really cool! . . She loves dinosaurs and(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Ava’s Camoflague

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Ava’s Camoflague

We do not have any big trees in our own backyard.  Luckily for the kids we had the opportunity to hang out in someones yard who does!  From playing on the tree swing to “hiding” in the brush the kids were thoroughly entertained.  Ava was decked out in her Tinkerbell costume and decided that if(…)

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