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Pooh’s Party

January 25th, 2011 by Joyce

Today after lunch C&D listened to the second half of Winnie-the-Pooh while I got ready for the day’s round of lessons.  At the end of the story, Christopher Robin and all of the animals hold a party for Pooh.  To help C&D transition to the work they would be doing after the story, I encouraged […]

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Stomp Rocket

June 24th, 2010 by Joyce · 2 Comments

    The UPS man brought us something new today:  a stomp rocket.  There are some fun physics in the stomp rocket, plus they’re cheaper than the model rocket (no need to buy “fee-ul”).  I can also tell you that it does a pretty good job of wearing C&D out before bedtime. We’re not done with […]

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Space cadets

June 22nd, 2010 by Joyce · 2 Comments

From our dining table we can watch the sun rise and set, the moon wash the city in its blue light, track the planes on the way to Hobby Airport and watch the clouds drift and build like mounds of soap bubbles in the kitchen sink.  We look for satellites, count stars, and wonder if […]

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Watch this; there’s nothing good on TV, anyway

May 20th, 2010 by Joyce · 3 Comments

I was trying to settle Carmen down a little bit this afternoon.  She didn’t sleep well last night and by lunch she was picking at her sandwich and wailing at the slightest misfortunes.  We rocked and snuggled downstairs while she tossed and turned, searching for sleep.  I checked the clock and wondered how to best […]

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Sunny Days

May 2nd, 2010 by Joyce

Sometimes the big people need to rest or catch up on life, while the short people need to run around and get the rowdies out.  One way to keep everybody happy is to take a trip to the beach.  This time, we brought our new sun canopy.  Our previous $30 big-box special couldn’t stand up […]

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More George Ranch

April 23rd, 2010 by Joyce

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Wanted: Your old wrapping paper

January 4th, 2010 by Joyce · 2 Comments

We have something nasty at our house.  The flu?  A really bad cold? C&D are spending a lot of their time horizontal on the furniture or even on the floor.  (But not the bed . . . too many connotations of sleep there!)  I totally understand—I’m sick, too. Now and then, though, we all have […]

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