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    “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash”

    I mentioned earlier in the week that I signed up to be a mystery reader in Little Bear’s class for Read Across America week .  The book to be read was left up to the reader.  So the first half of this week was spent researching the perfect book to read a-loud.  I wanted something silly & fun but an interesting story line and illustrations. As a mystery reader – and a mom – I thought it would be nice to get a new book to read to the class.  I knew that there would be a slim chance that I picked out a book none of the the kids had…

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    Read Across America

    If you don’t have kids you may not know that this week is special.  But this whole week is Read Across America week.  It coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday – probably the single most influential author of all time.  Think about it.  Adults and kids alike know and love Dr. Seuss books.  “Green Eggs and Ham” ring a bell?  How about “Cat in the Hat”?  “Oh the Places You Will Go!”  (I know that after at least one of those you started sighting from memory your most loved quotes.) Like many other schools in the U.S. this week, Little Bear’s school is celebrating.  Each grade level is doing something different…

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    Home for the Holiday

    The past week and a half has been crazy busy for our family.  Mr. O has been finishing up two college classes, one campus course and one online course, on top of working.  He’s a great man.  I really admire him for working fulltime and going to college fulltime all while taking care of his little family.  (Shhh!  Don’t let him know.  I can’t let him get a big head. Haha!  I’m just kidding.  I do remind him from time to time of the good job he does.)  Sorry, tangent.  Anyway.  Little Bear has been preparing for extra special holiday dance performances: The Nutcracker Suite and the Holiday Magic performance. …

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    Saturday Night Blues

    It’s 8:30 on a Saturday night and I am lost.  Figuratively speaking.  Mr. O is on a camping trip with the guys and Little Bear is snug in her bed.  I don’t know what to do with myself.  Any other time I would just see this as prime opportunity to soak in a nice relaxing bath.  But shoot…I’ve already done that too!  *sigh* I guess I could always get a good night’s sleep.  But that’s so boring. HAHA!  Not that I couldn’t use the rest after the week I’ve had.  (BTW, sorry about being MIA this week.  I promise some nice goodies this coming week.)  With Halloween falling on a…

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    Playing in the Rain

    It’s raining!  And at 5:30 in the evening.  It is a rare occasion when it rains here in the desert.  So when it does, you almost rejoice.  And that’s exactly what the kiddos did this evening. Even though it’s late October, I’m not worried about Little Bear getting sick from being outside…with no shoes (we are from Kentucky!  Bahaha, j/k!  Seriously.  I’m kidding.)  But yeah, it’s still in the upper 80’s with a pretty good rain out.  So no worries about a cold coming on from being outside.  What is your weather like right now?  Are you playing in the rain?