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Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #7

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #7

Where's My Sweetie Pie? by Ed Emberley

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 23, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Defunkifying

We're in a funky stage right now, by which I mean "a stage which puts me in a funk."  The kids are oblivious and happy, but I am less than enamored with their current conditions.  Jax has decided that the art of listening is not high on his priority list and has deemed myself, his gymnastics instructor, his music teacher, and any other adult who tries to corral him into a polite or sedentary state as irrelevant.  No need to listen to them; they're irrelevant. …

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Sugaring

This weekend I was initiated into Vermonterhood.  I did something that every true blue Vermonter considers just another day, yet I had never done it before.  Our family, plus Nana and Papa and some friends of theirs, went to a sugar house and tried some fresh maple syrup, literally fresh out of the tap.

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

A Simple Spring Celebration

Yesterday was the first day of spring!  Hooray!  Are you ready to celebrate spring with your children?  I know I am, even though it is snowing as we speak (another 4" or so...oh, bother).  But snowstorm or no, it is officially spring and that deserves a celebration!  And what better why to celebrate than with a craft?  Well, a party would be fun, too, but we're fresh out of cupcakes.  This craft took about 15 minutes and it only required materials I'm sure you…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Cocktails and Crafts #2

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On St. Patrick's Day my friends and I got our kids together for our second go-round of Cocktails and Crafts!  And I couldn't have planned out a better time.

 

It was my great…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 20, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Defrosting

We're defrosting up here in the extreme northeast.  Up here in the boondocks.  We are quickly approaching the fifth season of the year.  Oh?  You thought there were only four seasons?  Oh, right.  You must live somewhere other than Vermont.  I use to think there was only four, too.

 

Welcome to Mud Season.

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 18, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #6

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #6

Mama Do You Love Me? and Papa Do You Love Me?

by Barbara M. Joosse

illustrated by Barbara Lavallee

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 16, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Put Some Spring In Your Step!

Have you had a long winter?  Need a little bit of summer lovin'?

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 15, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments

I Spy With My Little Eye...

...Something That Was Fun and Easy To Make!

 

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 13, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Walk The Line

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Lately I've…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 13, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Snow Day

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Monday was an unexpected snow day.  After a weekend of rain and temperatures reminiscent of spring, winter came back to rear its very ugly head.  So ugly it destroyed our grill with one gigantic piece of ice leaping off the roof onto our deck.  (Must have done something to do deserve that kind of karma, Grillmaster…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 9, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Which Came First?

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 8, 2011 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation!

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Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #5

In My Tree and In My Pond by Sara Gillingham

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 8, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

DIY Dump Truck

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Today I was planning on taking the kids to the library for story time since gymnastics was cancelled due to weather.  I don't know why I thought I could get to the library if…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 7, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Inner Monologue

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Yesterday was an exciting and humbling day for me.  Saturday I wrote an usual post called "A Delicate Subject" which had no pictures and no funny, embarrassing story.  It was just my tumultuous, anxious thoughts that had been tossing about in my head…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 7, 2011 at 9:01pm — No Comments

A Delicate Subject

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It's a delicate subject to talk about how smart your kid is.  There's a fine line between bragging and telling it like it is.  Between sounding proud and sounding obnoxious.  People wonder if you're exaggerating because it's your own kid or if your kid really is pretty smart.  No one ever completely believes you because all parents…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 5, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Survey Says?

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I am very excited to share that I am going to be featured as a guest blogger on a fabulous, funny, stylish blog called "A Taste of T" while the author is out on maternity leave.  I am going to contribute to her "Awkward Moments Monday" spotlight, because God knows I can be…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 4, 2011 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #4

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Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #4

The Gossie and Friends series by Olivier Dunrea…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 2, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments

iheartfaces: head, shoulders, knees, and toes

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Today, the iheartfaces photo challenge is to to take a…
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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 1, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Men At Work

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While having spring fever seems to be all I talk about lately, there is also another recurring theme to our winter days:  Jax wanting to be just like Daddy.  Whether it is shoveling snow or fixing an outlet, Jax is right there to shine his flashligh or offer a…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on February 28, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

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