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LEGO Building Contest @ Grand Rapids Public Museum

Get your LEGO® bricks ready! Now through June 7, The Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting a Meijer Dream it, Build it Building Contest with LEGO® bricks. The contest will encourage creativity, architecture and art — all using LEGO®. This is Jorryn’s dream come true. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of our favorite places on earth — and […]

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Books We’re Reading This Week 4/17

With the warmer weather, we’ve enjoyed some outdoor reading sessions this week which has been SO nice. Not only have we been relaxing in the sunshine, we’ve had the pleasure of reading some really great books this week. Here are the titles we’ve read. The Winged Watchman is historical fiction set during World War 2. […]

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Books We’re Reading This Week 4/3

Here are the books we’re reading — and loving — this week! Gone-Away Lake is our read aloud for school this week. We’ve really enjoyed it right from the first page. Jorryn was excited to find out there are more books by this author and we’ve already ordered them! After finishing Little Britches a couple […]

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Grand Re-Opening: Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

Jorryn and I had the honor of being one of the first to experience the newly renovated Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The planetarium is located inside the museum and is named after the Grand Rapids born astronaut who lost his life in a tragic fire abroad the Apollo 1 […]

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Family Day @ Grand Rapids Public Museum

The past year has been SO busy for our family. Usually by the weekend I feel overwhelmed at both the hours I’ve put into work and the items still left to accomplish. Despite my best efforts, I feel like we’ve been living a very unbalanced life. Our days are full of “have tos” — work, […]

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Books We’re Loving This Week 2/15

The past few weeks of school have felt like some of our most successful so far! I’ve been encouraged to feel like we’re hitting a good groove and making terrific headway. One of the highlights of our day is reading time. Before lunch {and sometimes during} I read some of our books aloud. Even if […]

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Silhouette Black Friday Sale through 12/8

  I love shopping on Black Friday, so of course this sale was exciting to me!  If you’re crafty, it is likely to be even more exciting! From November 28 – December 8, you will be able to get one of these amazing Silhouette Holiday Bundles at a 40% discount PLUS free shipping because it […]

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Learn @ Home: Books We’re Reading This Week 11/5

Jorryn is reading The Story of Inventions for part of science class. I love the drawings and how the facts are broken into easy to read snippets. It’s fun to discuss what he learns each day after reading. American Tall Tales is filled with just that! This is one of our read alouds. There are […]

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What We’re Reading This Week 10/23

    What We’re Reading This Week   One of the best parts of homeschooling for me is reading with the boys. While we still read picture books and silly stories together, having a curriculum to follow that is filled with classic books is wonderful. It challenges us daily and opens up some wonderful dialogue. […]

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Best Kid’s Books So Far for 2013

    It’s no secret that we love to read in our home. I’m excited for this great list of the best books so far this year. We’ve read many of them, and we’re about to start some others. Here are the top picks so far this year… Navigating Early Steam Train, Dream Train The […]

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