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Magic Marker Monday — The Map…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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A certain youngest child had camp this past week.

A certain youngest child lost: One beach towel, one water bottle, three socks (from three different pairs), a T-shirt, two pairs of underwear and one windbreaker.

When questioned as to how one child could loose so many items in 5 short days the following explanation was given:

“I think maybe I got malaria from camp.

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Magic Marker Monday — Sunshine Day…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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The 7-Year-Old was inspired all on his own to doodle a happy sunny day in crayon this past week.

As for myself, I caught myself doodling snowflakes today…

Wishful thinking during this first major heat wave of the summer!

 

S2

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Magic Marker Monday — Homemade Electric Car…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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Summertime cure for boredom: Electric Gadgets and Gizmos book by Kids Can Press.

The youngest has been having a blast…

tinkering his way through this fun book of projects.

His current project is a homemade electric race car that he has been cobbling together with miscellaneous household items and some simple electric motors from Radio Shack.

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Magic Marker Monday — Summer Playhouse…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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‘Tis the season for playhouses constructed from cardboard, magic markers and imaginations in full gear.

Hope your summer includes some imaginative fun as well!

 

S2

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Magic Marker Monday — Splat Painting…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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The 7-year-old tells me it’s called a “splat painting”.

He also tells me it was a whole lot of fun to paint!

 

S2

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Magic Marker Monday — Hooray For Summer…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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We just wrapped up our school year and the 10-year-old drew a “Hooray for Summer!” picture to celebrate.

Not ten minutes later, I heard her yell from downstairs, “Mom, I’m bored!”

Hooray for summer.

(Sorry I was MIA last week – internet connection problems were plaguing our abode.)

 

S2

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Magic Marker Monday — When it Rains…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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A little hand writing assignment from the 10-year-old that inspired extra rainy day hugs to chase the blues away.

Anything new with you?

 

S2

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Magic Marker Monday — Goombas…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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Caught the 7-year-old doodling goombas from Super Mario instead of working on his handwriting assignment.

Would you be surprised to learn that the goomba doodles made it onto the refrigerator door this week… along with his finally completed handwriting homework?

Couldn’t be helped.

 

S2

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Fostering in Bradford can Answer a Call for Help

A startling 7,500 children on any given day can be in foster care across Yorkshire and Humberside. Each year more and more children enter foster care or residential care facilities. At least 890 children are currently being looked after in Bradford, UK, with 627 of these children being fostered. The numbers are startling as are the costs it can take for children to be in residential care as opposed to foster care. Residential homes require a building and staff costs. Foster care allows a child to go to a home of the foster care families. It is still 2,000 pounds a week or 21,840 pounds a year to look after a child in foster care; however, this is significantly less than the 104,000 pounds spent on residential care facilities.

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Magic Marker Monday — Go Fly A Kite…

MMM

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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The sun finally came out this past week so we decided that an out-doorsy craft was in order. After a somewhat lengthy debate, we finally settled on kites.

There are a ton of great kite tutorials out there but one entitled “Easiest Kite Ever” caught our attention. True to it’s title, the template and tutorial at Mother and Baby were beautifully simple.

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