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Today’s lesson is brought to you by Sarah. Who knows, you might learn something! Click the audio player to have a listen. Interested in participating in the Monday Show and Tell? help your child find something they want to share – toys are okay, but I would love to see something different. Something interesting, something they […]

… and it’s probably the realest kind of dog we’re ever going to see around here. I asked Emma if she wanted to show something for Show and Tell. This is what she chose. This is Summer Girl with her puppy Red. Emma made her at Build-a-Bear last September. [see Flickr set here.] Emma says: […]

Monday is laundry day at our house. The washer and dryer are located in the basement. I’ve discovered that if I take the stairs two at a time with a laundry basket I get a better workout than if I had my own stairmaster. While I was puttering Sarah was once again, busy with a […]

  We have something a little different for Show and Tell this week because I didn’t have time to set something up with the kiddies. But here, Mark made a video! And it’s um, kinda about the kids, so I say it’s okay. :) On Saturday we went sledding at the Experimental Farm and checked out some […]

I was going to get this online earlier but was thrown off by some major tomato soup spillage on our almost-brand new dining room rug. My tears are dry now (yes, I was bawling as I scrubbed out the stains… Sarah was too), the carpet survived, and we are finally past it all. Here is Sarah with […]


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