Springtime Photoshoot

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“Every intoxicating delight of early spring was in the air. The breeze that fanned her cheek was laden with subtle perfume and the crisp, fresh odor of unfolding leaves.” 

Gene Stratton-Porter (The song of the Cardinal)

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“The world is exploding in emerald, sage, and lusty chartreuse – neon green with so much yellow in it. It is an explosive green that, if one could watch it moment by moment throughout the day, would grow in every dimension.”

Amy Seidl (Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World)

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xoxoxooxox!!!

Spring

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Spring means cloudy with a chance of sunshine.  (Waffle idea via Pinterest)

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copyright-katherine-marie-043013eSpring means hours at the park.

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copyright-katherine-marie-043013iSpring means day trips.  (with a quick stop at Jiffy Lube first!)

copyright-katherine-marie-043013jSpring means outside art-time.  (drip.  drip.  drop!)

copyright-katherine-marie-043013kSpring means muddy pink rain boots.

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copyright-katherine-marie-043013mSpring means weeds.

copyright-katherine-marie-043013nSpring means worms!

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Spring means rainy day play.

copyright-katherine-marie-043013pSpring means fairies wings.

copyright-katherine-marie-043013qSpring means family.

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 Spring means petals and pretties.

copyright-katherine-marie-043013sSpring means extra time to enjoy God’s gifts.

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 Spring means sweet SURPRISES.  (Thank you HOLLY!)

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 Spring means

Joy.

Messy rooms.

Warm sun.

Silliness.

xoxoxoxoxo!

 

 

Dog-gone Fun

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Go, Dog. Go!

Sight word fun… drive and match word car to doghouse! Car word idea via Pinterest!

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Eat like a DOG!

The cardboard boxes behind Frankie are the doghouses they used to sit in for movie night.  101 Dalmatians was our dog flick pick.

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Clifford’s Birthday Party Book Kit!

Activities:  1.  Open Clifford’s birthday gift  2. Find bones-words in the story   3.  Count and/or sort Clifford’s candles   4.  Make a paper Clifford  5.  Eat dog bones  6.  Find joke inside party blower  7.  Open Doggie Bag (I can’t remember what I put inside that one?!)  8.  Use birthday party tickets for a special turn to hold the book or read a page

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Harry the Dirty Dog Sensory Play!  We used spices (apple pie spice, cinnamon, cumin…) to make Harry SMELLY  and dirty.

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The aftermath.

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They were completely entertained my this one.

copyright-katherinemarie-051613gDog-gone fun for everyone!

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Art time!

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A Little Adventure

Last week we took our teddy bears on a little adventure.

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“Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder… “

Eugene Lonesco

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Monopoly

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We pretty much just make up our own rules to keep the pace movin’ quickly!

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She only looks innocent.

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This is a more accurate representation of how she thinks the game needs to be played!


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All done!

Who wants to clean up?!

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Ole!

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copyright-katherine-marie-0505213eHappy Cinco de Mayo!!!!

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The Dandelion Patch

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On our hike today

we found the most perfect patch of

of sunny yellow dandelions.

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“You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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“A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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