This week, I was so excited to relaunch an ebook that I worked on a couple of years ago, Finding Educational Activities in the Most Unexpected Places: 200+ Activities for Young Children Using Common Household Objects. It has a new, nicer look and a new, nicer price. Plus, the most exciting part is that I formatted it for the Kindle and it’s now on Amazon too!
If you have a young child at home, this is a great book to pick up if you’re sometimes at a loss for fun and educational activities. No, I’m not talking flash cards. Pop over and read about the eBook (and sign up to be an affiliate of my eBooks, if you’re interested) or go visit it on Amazon.
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Is it wrong that I am sometimes looking up the eBook on Amazon just because I’m tickled to see it on there? Does that make me a dork?
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I tackled pruning back my tomato plants the other day. I’m hoping that I didn’t prune them back too much. But, at the very least, the garden looks a lot better right now, and we already have the beginnings of tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and cucumbers.
I cut back what we were growing this year, just trying to grow the things we use the most.
Of course, I also did peas, lettuce, and spinach, but did them all so late that with all this heat, they barely made it any time at all. I’m such a loser of a gardener.
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Do you know what my favorite part of working on the garden the other day was though? Having cute help…
Want to know the kicker of it? She wasn’t even posing for a picture! Eric just took it without her realizing.
My other new favorite gardening item is the Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler!
Seriously – this thing is awesome. Yes, it’s expensive for a sprinkler. But, if you have things eating your garden or neighborhood cats using it as a litter box, the Scarecrow is totally worth it. (We, by the way, have had all of those issues in the past.)
Our kids and the neighbor kids also love the Scarecrow. We have set it up a couple of times when they can play in the back yard while it is on. They pretend to be animals eating our garden and then they end up getting sprayed. It’s pretty darn funny.
Speaking of funny, even if you don’t need a Scarecrow, go visit it on Amazon and look through the customer images for the product. Prepare to be amused.
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Our homeschool group had our very first Moms Night Out event this week! While we’ve had some social gatherings before, of course, we’ve never tried to be official about making sure to do it once a month.
We decided that we would do it once per month and each month, one Mom would be the hostess. She could opt to do it at her house, at a restaurant, at the ice skating rink, whatever! It would be her choice.
I offered to get it started, and so I was thrilled to have several friends over at my house for our first event. Since I’m a total Martha (that’s why I picked that as my Confirmation name), I had to make lots of food and told everyone to skip dinner and just eat at my house instead.
I’m already looking forward to next month, after the fun we had this week. Although, I’ll admit that I’m happy that it will be more low key for me next time.
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Fathers Day is coming up! Have you shopped yet? What gifts are you giving?
I can fess up what we gave to Eric because, like always, if we have gifts, we just give them. We’re all so bad about waiting.
If you’re keeping score (based on last year’s Christmas gifts), Eric now has: 1 Green Lantern, 3 Batman, 1 Captain America, 1 Superman, and 1 Yoda. (We’ll just have to throw Yoda into the Super Hero category for right now.)
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