Entries from May 26th, 2010

Activity bags

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments · crafty, fun with kids

We have an upcoming beach vacation, and I’ve been making some Montessori-inspired activity bags for the plane ride.  I first learned about activity bags here (and with nicer packaging). From the top left side, there’s a felt story board. I cut the shapes freehand from my felt stash. A color matching activity using the sensory [...]

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Reading…I’m a big sister

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments · kids reading

V preparing to be a big sister.

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More boat

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments · parenting

[Thank you Lauren for updated pictures!] Our neighbors Tim and Lauren sold their house and recently bought a sailboat to cruise and liveaboard (our dream)! We made an impromptu visit to the boatyard, where they were working to get it ready for the water. Tig helped out for a little bit. It was one of [...]

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A bike for our tyke and a heartbreakingly cute watermelon helmet

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments · fun with kids

Tig recently got a new (used) bike from Bikes Not Bombs. With the warm spring weather coming, he wanted to be able to take V around on short trips without using the car. In our neighborhood, it’s pretty common to see parents biking with their kids. V got a bike seat and a heartbreakingly cute [...]

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First greens

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments · food, gardening

Our first harvest from the garden: fresh leafy greens and cilantro.

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Welcome to our nano-farm

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments · gardening

A little background: We (by we, I mean mostly Tig) have been gardening for three years, so we are still very much beginners. Our front yard originally looked like this (minus a magnolia tree we moved to the back)… Tig and I have always wanted a garden. And after buying and renovating our house, we read [...]

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Mama’s day gift

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations, parenting

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Here is my secret

May 9th, 2010 · No Comments · parenting

Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes… It’s the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important… [...]

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