Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today's outing was to one of my favorite places in town. It is the locally owned A Children's Place Bookstore. I could seriously start in one corner and read every single book in there. Today they held their Summer Thursday event: A Fancy Nancy Party!!
My Mae adores Miss Nancy, and I love reading it to her. How nice to have a fun dress up girl who is exciting, and adventurous, and funny! For the party we did rag curls again, and layered on lots of ribbons and bows and skirts. Just like Nancy.There were stories read aloud, a game of FANCY bingo where when a winner called out "FANCY!!" we all broke into a rousing round of Fancy Nancy to the tune of "There was a farmer who had a dog...": "F. A. N. C. Y. N. A. N. C. Y.!!" Afterwards, the girls all got Fancy Nancy binoculars in celebration of her new book about exploring insects Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! (and anyone who thinks insects are gross are just IMMATURE. I guess I am...), sparkly stickers, some Fancy Punch, and yummy cookies. Mae even asked me if we could wash out her paper cup and save it because she loved it so much.
Great fun having a little girl who can be a friend. I love spending time with her!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
He fell asleep on the way home - soooo sweet.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Next we tried it with a passenger. Our neighbor Brady brought the dinosaur.The camo paper and camo dino landed inconspicuously in a bush!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I’ve been wanting to do this for years, and have never gotten around to it. Sunday's Oregonian had an article about the difference in prices for a bag of fruits and veggies from the farmer's market, a discount grocery chain, a local Wholefoods, a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture subscription.
You can find one near you here: Community Supported Agriculture – LocalHarvest
They concluded that of course the retail chain store was the cheapest, but you won’t get organic, and who KNOWS where your food is coming from. The farmers’ market and Wholefoods were basically the same price, but the lowest was the CSA! The food is coming straight from the farm – often picked that morning – and the money is going straight to the farmer. LOVE IT.
I’ve had friends who have done this over the years, and they’ve always loved getting the fresh surprise basket each week.
I’m making the call. Have you done this? Were you happy with your surprise grocery basket? What did you do with all of the LETTUCE in the spring??