Category Archives: For the Children

Valentines for School

This year with all the boys in school, we had three Valentine’s Day parties that required Valentine cards (totaling 56 cards).  We decided to go for it and make our own.   We started with party horns that I purchased … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Four Ways

As with many families, Halloween is a much anticipated time for our boys.  This year we really celebrated the pumpkin.  My mother (a.k.a. Memere) always grows pumpkins to share, and she outdid herself this year by producing gigantic ones.  Paul … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas 2011

When we packed for England we had to take only the essentials, and sadly all of our Christmas decorations didn’t make the cut.  To decorate our tree, the boys and I made salt dough ornaments.  I’d been thinking about making … Continue reading

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Halloween 2011

Halloween.  Candy and Costumes.  Every year my children look forward to the candy, and I look forward to the fun of making costumes.  We’ve had some good ones over the years, I think. This year, Sam decided he wanted to … Continue reading

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Recycled T-shirts

The Donald Duck shirt was very much loved.  When Joey was 4, he wore it as much as he possibly could.  Who could blame him?  Even Donald Duck himself approved!  It was a sad day when the shirt was removed … Continue reading

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