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Yearly Archives: 2011

bedtime switcheroo

for the last several weeks, phoebe had been climbing into her big brother’s bed, laying her head on his pillow, pulling up the covers and giving us a huge smile. we took that as a message that she was ready for a big kid bed herself. so, the whole family piled in the car and […]

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crafting for a cause

when our favorite local toy shop dancing bear toys and gifts blogs about something, we listen. this has lead to lots of great toy and game finds, of course. but this week, our friends at the bear blogged about a special crafty art project that could help teach kids about helping others. so, naturally, we […]

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this year’s theme for jackson’s valentines is “let your love grow!” and the whole family got in on the act, creating 33 valentines for jackson to distribute today to classmates (30) and teachers (3) at school! molly found mini white seed envelopes on ebay, and jackson helped her buy sunflower seeds at home depot. dave […]

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cinnamon buns from scratch!

jackson had a big idea today — let’s bake something! so he got out his “favorite cooker’s book,” also known as paula deen’s cookbook for kids (don’t ask!), and found a cinnamon bun recipe. of course, paula wanted us to use a can of crescent roll dough, and not only did I not have any, […]

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