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crafty afternoon

Teeny Tiny Fairy Tale Felt creatures

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SnowGirl with a knitted scarf and  a present that actually opens up to reveal a tiny gift

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A hat for a sweet new baby

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And a sweet daughter who loves crafting with Mommy

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A new necklace (and a proud 2 year old!)

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An Autumn Playdate

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Little girls are so much fun – especially the kind of little girls that play “princess star wars”  chasing the bad guys with lightsabers made of sticks while wearing their best frilly tutus…

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Taking a break to play with chalk

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With a captive audience

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and lots of belly laughs…


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The man in the Yellow hat

A few weeks back we went to see Curious George at the Bookstore.  Claudia was terrified of him, but Edison thought it was pretty cool and high-fived him.

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Neither one was too impressed with the man in the yellow, er, backwards tan, hat.

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Claudia spent most of her time as far away from the monkey as possible in the train section. 

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Strong Museum Of Play

easter-0261While we were in Rochester over Easter weekend we went to the Strong Museum of Play not just Once, but Two Times!  And we didn’t even get close to playing with/seeing the whole place.  Such an amazing place to explore!


Claudia, of course, loved the Sesame Street section (I have to admit, I did too…I got pretty excited to Be INSIDE Elmo’s World…and to see the green 123 Sesame Street door!)



Me and The Count  (Ah ah Ah!!!)




Berenstain Bear Country!!!  🙂easter-021 


Mr. Potato Head

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Heading Home with Her New Elmo Doll…easter-040

Easter at Nonni & Grandpa Jack’s House

We are enjoying the spring weather SoooOOOooooOOOooo much around here.  Spending most of our daylight time outside playing – and raking :/ – and then more playing.  But since Today is a Rainy Day, I thought I’d quickly update the happenings from the last few weeks.


Easter Weekend!

We spent Easter weekend in Rochester with G’s family.  Oh my goodness – it was so much fun!  It included Grandpa Jack bringing home a Bounce House from his rental store, 2 visits to the Strong Museum of Play and, of course, EASTER Baskets! 


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Cloudy with a chance of falling ceiling tiles….


bounce house with a slide!!!

it felt like it was about 20 degrees out, but the kids braved the elements  😉

I think I’ll save the Strong Museum pictures for another post…..

Today’s post brought to you by the Letter X

oh, gee whiz, where did March go????  We seem to have spent a lot of time just waiting for this to melt away…


Under all that snow we found a slide, a hula hoop and a little chair that all weathered the winter outdoors. 


This past week was filled with rehearsals and performances of a local high school’s production of GREASE that Garrison & I were both in the pit for.  It’s always fun to get involved with high school musicals – all the energy of high school students can be catchy.  Which is good, when you have to stay up late into the night and then are still awakened early in the morning by your 6 year old son showing you how Great his Pajamas are!  Super Mario Brothers, Mom!!!  AND it’s Pajama Day!  So I Can Wear them At School!!!!  (Fine, but it is 5:30 in the morning and so I’ll look at them in a few hours….pillow over the head…hoping that sends a clear enough message that I need More Sleep thank you very much!)


Tonight while driving in the car with the kids, Edison & I were singing silly songs and Claudia would LOUDLY start singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star over anything we tried to sing.  E & I eventually gave in and started singing along with her.  Changing the lyrics to the alphabet song when we got tired of “how I wonder what you are….”   It reminded me of when Edison was 2 and obsessed with the alphabet song.  He would sing it over and over and fall into a fit of giggles every time he came to the letter X.  Something about the letter X was extremely funny to his 2 year old brain.  I recounted the story to him and after a pause he said, “Now that you mention it, I still think the letter X is funny.”  And now that He mentions it, I guess I kind of find the letter X funny as well….


…and yes, this is a picture of Claudia gnawing through half a loaf of homemade bread.  She laid claim to it in the classic way of little siblings everywhere – grabbing it, licking it and grossing everyone else out to the point of us just saying “you can HAVE it!”

Happy Love Day!

Heart Pancakes with Pink Edible Glitter!  Just what Cupid Ordered…


Happy Children! 





And a Valiant effort to give a good Vulcan “live long and prosper” hand signal.