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That beautiful woman is called “The Button Lady.” It is one of Lou’s favorite stories and comes from a magazine Grammy got her called Ladybug. Grammy got us 3 magazines: Ladybug, Babybug, and Click. All from Cricket Magazines. The babybug magazine is made with some kind of laminated card stock for babies. It’s wonderful. We [...]
We made two little bookshelves, which was easier than I thought it would be. Our neighbor was making 7 bookshelves for a school his wife works at. She’s an Uber Montessori Teacher. He gave us the measurements of the bookshelves which we adjusted. We decided to go with 28″ tall by 48″ wide and about [...]
I bought some Japanese tape for me, and some for Lou. I was surprised with how much fun we had with it. It’s soft, like waxed paper. And colorful. It inspired some creative wrapping and jewelry work… On Grammy… We got our tape from Pretty Tape on Etsy.
Our garden last year had mildew everywhere, tomato blight, and about 20 feet of giant pumpkin vines with no giant pumpkin. This year our garden is looking good. We are getting almost a dozen cucumbers a day now. They are called “Diva” cucumbers and they are amazing. We collect about 10 orange cherry tomatoes a [...]
Peter’s family owns a farm a few hours from us. Since Oma and Opa were in town we thought we would visit. That’s the farm up there, in the right corner surrounded by trees. I spent the first 30 years of my life in Southern California. My idea of a farm usually involves a little [...]
Reader Kevin asked what a watercolor block was after my last post. So above is Lou’s watercolor block. And here is my watercolor block: It’s called a watercolor block because the pages are glued around the border to form a bit of a block. They have a place to stick a butter knife into them [...]
A while ago I found a great tutorial at the Purl Bee on button making. We decided to give it a shot. I drew some circles on linen and asked Lou to draw whatever she wanted with the disappearing pen. She drew faces. Then she picked out some colors. Then I stitched the faces… We cut them [...]
I got this lovely wrap that is no longer in use as a wrap. However, sometimes we break it out and swing the kids in it. One parent on each side, swinging, singing… It’s got to feel awesome.
My daughter Lou is crazy for this old encyclopedia she borrowed from her friend. Montessori is a fan of non-fiction for kids, and after seeing how Lou reacted to the encyclopedia I got her a few more non-fiction books. It also happens that non-fiction is crazy inexpensive for some reason. I also wager these, or [...]
We have a lovely set of simple blocks. I longed to get the kids more blocks so they would have more fun with the blocks. A few months ago we got a huge bag of cube blocks. We added them to the simple blocks in a bigger basket. I noticed they weren’t playing with the [...]