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Entries from July 2008

Se7en of the Best Word Games…

July 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We play word games – lots of word games – we love playing word games… and it is even funnier when our children use their new found vocabulary in public… Game 1: The Dictionary Game: How do you keep se7en sitting at the table waiting for everyone to finish their meal? Well our school dictionary […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Language Arts

Party Tips: Se7en Themes and Invitations.

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

I said I would write more party tips for each of the steps in Se7en Steps to a Good Party‚Ķ… and Step 1: was all about invitations… that being said … before you send out invitations you need a theme so I thought I would jot down se7en party theme ideas: those that work and […]

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Tags: Practical Parties

Bug Art… instead of a party

July 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last week I thought I would write all about parties this week – well now that this week is here there is an ever so slight change of plan… the thought of going on about parties is killing me and before you have to die of boredom wading through party ideas I figured I would […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Practical Parties

Jelly Bean Biscotti to Die For in Se7en Steps!

July 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Biscotti is Italian for twice baked… This is a firm favorite… I am sure people are friends with me on account of this recipe. I found it here years ago when was searching for an Easter Treat… Now you might think biscotti sounds complicated, but no, it is really easy – its one of those […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: Geckos…

July 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

What do Kids and Geckos have in Common? Geckos are small. Geckos are shy. Geckos can save millions of lives by eating malaria causing bugs. Kids are small. Kids are shy. Kids can save millions of lives by praying for unreached people. Here is a great Gecko coloring page or a worksheet to help present […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: The Rock…

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

This is the reason we bought our house… At the time we had one small hood and a baby hoodlet… The rock looked like a great place to clamber a potential jungle gym of note, not to mention a pirate ship ready to lob “bombs” at stray victims (black water filled balloons)… Turns out it […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Outside · Saturday Spot

Another Week That Was…

July 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A quiet week of glorious sunshine in the middle of winter… Hang on, what is this? – Aha – torrential rain, serious inclemency… This was taken after hours and hours of rain in the middle of the day – can you even see the car wheels? So we got some books from the library… And […]

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