From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Taking Flat Stanley on a Tour

by This is Carrie on May 22, 2009

Princesses first grade class exchanged “Flat Stanley’s” with their NYC penpals. Each class then took their “flats” on a walking tour around their school neighborhood.We couldn’t think of anything quite as different from subways, taxis, and Lincoln Center, then a trip to the Agriculture Science Dept at the high school down the street.

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Making Stuff: Water Jug Baseball

by This is Carrie on May 21, 2009

Ever since my sister brought a water jug bat to our family camp out years and years ago, I have been wanting to make my own. It’s a seriously fun game for all ages.The Water Jug Bat in action at a multi-family BBQ at the park.

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Pumpkin and the Third Wheel

by This is Carrie on May 21, 2009

When it was Pumpkin’s turn to try out the third wheel during our family ride, the ride was no longer quiet. She yelled continually for about 1/2 hour–not out of fear, but out of true joy and excitement. Each person we passed got a “Good Morning! Look at Me! I’m going fast and …

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Family Mountain Bike Ride

by This is Carrie on May 21, 2009

We finally took our first mountain bike ride as a family since Baby Brother was born. I pulled the trailer and Todd pulled the third wheel.Nature was out in force– ladybugs, butterflies, lizards, and much to Todd’s delight, we spotted two snakes.snake #1snake #2

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An American Girl Birthday Party

by This is Carrie on May 20, 2009

In case you hadn’t heard, Tuesday, May 19th was Kit Kittredge’s Birthday (at least that is what Princess saw on some American Girl calendar way back when). Princess planned and hosted a very cute party for her. She also decided party planning is hard work when Mom makes you do most of it yourself.The Invitations […]

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Making Stuff: I Heart Books

by This is Carrie on May 20, 2009

When princess came to me on the morning of the Young Author’s Faire with the idea for an”I Heart Books” shirt, I got out the freezer paper and happily obliged.

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Baby Brother’s Lunch

by This is Carrie on May 19, 2009

And this is when I decided he’s not quite ready to self-feed.

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Making Stuff: Refashioned Vintage Dress

by This is Carrie on May 19, 2009

BEFORE: Cute vintage dress, but the length made it a too “prairie”. AFTER: Much better with a little length removed and the addition of a thrifted belt and boots (love my boots-so glad they didn’t fit you chloe!).

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Making Stuff: Desk Refashion

by This is Carrie on May 18, 2009

At the same time I was searching for a “new” desk, our neighbors were trying to get rid of an old desk. After a few cans of spray paint, a couple sheets of sandpaper, and a call to my expert friend, I have a perfect desk for the corner of our bedroom.

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Artist Study: Culmination at the Met

by This is Carrie on May 17, 2009

You couldn’t ask for a better ending to a child’s introduction to art history, than a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the real deal. Lucky for us, a trip to NYC to visit friends was already planned for the end of Spring Break.Van GoghPicassoPollockMonet

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