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Courage at Disneyland

by This is Carrie on February 2, 2010

I don’t know if it was because Grandma was there or if it was because I bribed her with treats (probably a little of each), but Pumpkin gathered her courage and rode Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain all for the very first time. And lucky for me, she found them to be […]

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Training Wheels are so 2000

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2010

Three neighborhood kids (including Pumpkin) have learned how to ride their “two-wheel” bikes in the last month no thanks to training wheels which, I now realize, actually hinder the “learning how to ride a bike” process. All the kids practiced their balance on the same homemade, pedal-less, “run bike” for about a week.  Then they […]

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Shoes for Haiti

by This is Carrie on January 26, 2010

A few of the local schools held shoe drives over the weekend to help Soles for Souls reach their goal of providing over 1 MILLION pairs of shoes to aid in the recovery and rebuilding process in Haiti. We were able to gather together a bin full of gently used shoes from our neighbors, our […]

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Art Smart: A Lesson in Color & Kandinsky

by This is Carrie on January 25, 2010

Kandinsky Art

Last week was art lesson number two for all the second graders at the elementary school.  I reintroduced the art element of “color” by reading My Many Color Days by Dr. Seuss. I introduced primary colors and secondary colors with a few glasses of water and red, yellow & blue food coloring.  They practiced blending […]

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Snails are Pretty Cool

by This is Carrie on January 22, 2010

Waiting at the school with Baby Brother while Pumpkin is in Speech Therapy class has become a test of my wrangling skills and patience.  That boy is go, go, go all the time. But this last week, with the snails out in full force, nature gave me a break. We watched. We touched. We laughed. […]

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Making Stuff: Diner Waitress Gift

by This is Carrie on January 11, 2010

As a gift for one of the Utah cousins, I made a diner waitress imaginative play kit complete with handmade apron, notebook and pen (for taking order), some dishes, felt breakfast food from etsy, and personalized, laminated diner menus. Pumpkin kept saying “She’s gonna love it mom, because I love it.”

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Christmas Recap: Making Cookies

by This is Carrie on January 10, 2010

Grandma Joy had all the grandkids over to make & decorate sugar cookies. It was pure chaos and pure joy.

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Christmas Recap: Stilts

by This is Carrie on January 8, 2010

Inspired by the kids at the Waldorf Harvest Faire, Princess asked Santa for stilts this year.  She quickly learned it’s not an easy skill to master, but her determination slowly started paying off as she practiced all Christmas Day.

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Christmas Recap: Christmas Eve

by This is Carrie on January 7, 2010

The quiet and calm day ended with a walk/run down the most lit up block in the neighborhood to make sure the kids were nice and worn out for the night.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Jammies

by This is Carrie on January 6, 2010

In my true fashion of not choosing an overtly Christmas fabric for the Christmas jammies, I chose sock monkey flannel this year. A thrifted Little Vogue pajama pattern and lace trim picked up at an estate sale ages ago gave them a “traditional” touch.

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