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Entries from February 2009

Preparing for School… Se7en Tips for a year with Sonlight.

February 13th, 2009 · 41 Comments

So our books are on the way and we are a week or two from starting a new school year. I am starting to get back into our school gear, and the one thing many people ask is how do we do more than one Sonlight Core at a time. The simple answer is: it […]

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Tags: HomeSchool Questions · Homeschooling · Organizing School

A Plethora of Paper Dolls in Se7en Steps…

February 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Hood #4 is one of our great artists. He spends hours of every day arting. He wanted to introduce all our readers and a few siblings to the art of making paper dolls… He is prolific to say the least and if you would like to view them in droves then feel free to go […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · People/Puppet Crafts

Se7en Things People Ask Me About Siblings.

February 11th, 2009 · 23 Comments

After the post: Se7en things I Never Thought About Before Having a Baby‚Ķ I got a heap of comments of folk asking me “What about siblings?” And since we have a few siblings I thought I would write about our experiences… I do want to mention that this is what works for our family. Take […]

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Tags: Kids · Thoughtful Thursdays

The Quickest Easiest Cake in the World in se7en Steps.

February 10th, 2009 · 62 Comments

Everyone needs to know how to make an instant cake – trust me, spur of the moment is often the name of the game. Now believe me I have made my fair share of birthday cakes, and you could use this as a birthday cake when you have left things to the last minute. And […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

‘Lord, teach us to pray’ (and read the Bible aloud!)

February 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I mentioned that our great friends and the kids God parents were visiting from the States this past week… and amidst all the chatting and catching up I thought “Oh my goodness it is time for the Sunday Snippet.” While I was wracking my brain for a topic The Godfather stepped in and typed this […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: The Ice Cafe in Kalk Bay…

February 8th, 2009 · 20 Comments

So what do you do on a blistering, sweltering, did I say hot, summer day? After a busy Saturday we needed something fun to do before the end of the day grumbles set in. We headed for The Ice Cafe in Kalk Bay. Now you may have driven down the busy main road in Kalk […]

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Tags: Restaurants · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

The Week That Was – 32

February 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This week was so removed from our normal week. The weather continued as usual. No rain over Cape Town. In fact it has been so warm that we have had a lot of late night visitors, battling to sleep. Here is one of them, we popped him on the couch with a cook book. He […]

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