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I don’t care what the calendar says. It’s summer here already! 100-degree days while spring is still sitting comfortably, the first day of summer still long off.
Thank goodness for water!


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One thing I’ve REALLY been enjoying in this house is having the kids work on projects on the other side of the counter, while I cook (if Anneliese isn’t already in the kitchen cooking with me). So having lots of little projects to grab is really really helpful.


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I missed so much blogging during the last leg of our move. A lot happened and I might catch up later. But for now, let me tell you about HOME. We arrived several days before the movers could bring us our things. And then they arrived. And we started unpacking right away. It snowed a


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What’s up with zoos? Are they fun educational places to learn about different animals and our world? Or are they depressing animal rights nightmares? Here’s the run-down on the rundown San Antonio, TX Zoo, and how our family trip went.


Pumpkin Painting

We’re so lucky to have found such an awesome play group while we have been at Randolph AFB. The group is organized by Janet S., who plans themes for every Friday’s gathering. One week, we had bubbles and chalk to play with. Another week everyone brought their ride-on toys (tricycles, wagons, scooters, and more) for


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I wasn’t sure how many shows we would get to see, or if they would be too long to hold the kids’ attention, but they were just the right length (even with us getting there early to find good seats just beyond the splash zone) and the kids loved them!


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We discovered that there is a super-fun and relatively new playground in Schertz, just a few minutes from Randolph Air Force Base. We’ve been there a few times and definitely plan to visit more before we leave Texas. Every time we’ve gone, there have been lots of “friends” (what Anneliese calls other kids, whether she


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The library on base is our library. This kitchen is my kitchen, where I can nourish my family. We all sleep in the same bedroom here – our bedroom. There is now children’s art taped to our walls, and painted pumpkins decorate the end table. We’re finding local places we love to visit during the week, and having adventures on the weekends.


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I’ve heard amazing things about the San Antonio Botanical Gardens so I knew it had to be on our San Antonio, TX itinerary. We went on Columbus Day, which happened to be a Little Sprout Monday.


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I grew up going to the Detroit Institute of Arts with my awesome Great Aunt Gilda pretty much every year, and other museums here and there, and always enjoyed them. So when I found the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) during my googling, I added it to our San Antonio bucket list.


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We went into San Antonio to visit the Riverwalk, and happened upon Artpace’s Chalk it Up event designed to bring visual art to the masses (and get families to participate in making it). We contributed regular sidewalk chalk doodles, but several larger groups had areas sectioned off that they were doing some hardcore art with. It was really cool to see so many people just having fun together, and to be a part of it.


Oct 23 2013
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We’ve done crafts and cooking projects, met up with a group of moms for a play date (and will do that again for sure), we’ve put kids’ art on the walls (technically not allowed, but we didn’t nail holes or anything), and spend time cuddling, playing, reading, and singing together.



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