Thursday, June 27, 2013

So much excitement!

Photo: John Nyberg, rgbstock.com
Happy Thursday, friends. ☺

There's been a lot of excitement at our house this week:

♥ My six-year-old son lost his first tooth on Tuesday morning. (You've never seen such a proud boy!)

♥ The kids were able to play in their new inflatable pool for the first time on Monday. (They had outgrown their old one.)

♥ I made it through Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred, Level 1. Whew! (I'm starting Level 2 today! Wish me luck...)

♥ I signed up for another Coursera course, History of Rock, Part 2. It begins in a less than two weeks. I'm also signed up for a fall poetry class that I've heard some great things about: Modern & Contemporary American Poetry.

♥ I've been doing more work on my dad's memoir—so much fun!

♥ The kids and I survived the first week of summer vacation. ☺

Speaking of that last item, I've been trying to find interesting things to do to keep the kids occupied and entertained. Yesterday I discovered this fun video about creating instant ice. A future project? Perhaps!


(Go here to find more tips for making this project work.)

So that's my world this week. What's exciting in your world?

Wishing you all a fantastic Thursday. ☺

56 comments:

  1. Very interesting that course of rock history, is a topic that fascinates me!

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    1. Same here. I'm really looking forward to it!

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  2. Sounds a bit like what my wife does (slim in six) thing is it worked and she lost over a stone. Have fun

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    1. Congrats to your wife!

      Thanks. I don't enjoy exercise very much, but this program isn't too horrible. Twenty more days to go!

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  3. All the best for your future undertakings.:)

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  4. Jillian Michaels scares me...but in a good way. :) Good luck with the videos and your classes!

    I'm gearing up for Camp NaNo and looking forward to a few days trips - a cooking/tasting demo and a baseball game.

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    1. Thanks, Madeline. Have fun with your day trips. The cooking/tasting demo sounds great!

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  5. Good luck with the Jillian Michaels part 2, I know you can do it.. Lot of things to be excited about this summer with your kids:)

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence! After Level 2, it's on to Level 3. I hope I make it. :)

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  6. My goodness, that sounds like a whole bunch of awesome! My kids are going to freak over the instant ice thing. Thanks!

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    1. It's been a good week. ☺

      Let me know what your kids think. I can't wait to try this with my kids. :)

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  7. I know someone who is going to enjoy this video. She's doing a theme every week this summer with 2 little girls -- themes like plants, horses, clocks, etc. I'm sure she'll work instant ice in somewhere!

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    1. I should do a theme each week—sounds like a fun idea!

      Let me know what she thinks.

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  8. That first tooth loss is SO exciting and fun and I hope the tooth fairy was very good to your son! Sounds like you are keeping super busy! Have a great week!

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    1. He's very excited about what the tooth fairy brought him. Now he wants to go to Toys R Us and spend some money. LOL

      Thanks, Alison. I hope you have a great week, too!

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  9. You're having a busy time. This all sounds good!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. It really is. I'm happy. ☺

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  10. Wow that is a lot of excitement! Wishing you and your kids a fantastic summer!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I wish the same for you and your family. ☺

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  11. That ModPo class got me! I wouldn't mind taking such a class - sometime but not now. Right now is all about recovery from a difficult winter/spring :)
    And that's what I am doing this week - a lot of inner travel. Reading, painting, writing, conversations with self. Good times.
    Enjoy those kids! They will be adults before you know it.

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    1. I have friends who have taken ModPo, and they loved it so much that they're taking it again! I'm looking forward to it.

      It sounds like you've had a nice week. :)

      Thanks. I see my kids growing each day. I'm keeping my eyes open; I don't want to miss it!

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  12. I love your blog header. It's so cute! Sounds like you are having a great summer so far.

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    1. Thanks! Tara Tyler made it (taratylertalks.blogspot.com).

      My summer has been great so far. ☺

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  13. It was fun being The Tooth Fairy back in the day...I bet it's more expensive these days. Instant Ice...who knew!! I see a magic show in the future. Thanks for sharing...my grands are going to be so impressed....I can now be The Ice Fairy...now where did I put my wings and wand?

    Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
    Wedding Wednesday...Colonial Ancestors Marriage Stories

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    1. Your grandchildren are very lucky. :)

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  14. I am trying to imagine "outgrowing" a swimming pool! Kudos on the tooth- did the little Tooth Fairy make a home visit? What is the going price on those baby teeth anyhow? Love the water bending project- gotta find a kid to do this with! Have a great day!

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    1. LOL I should have called it a wading pool. It was one of those tiny round ones.

      The tooth fairy arrived last night, and I had a very happy boy this morning. I have no idea what the going rate is, but the tooth fairy's husband thought $5 would be good for first tooth. I remember getting a quarter!

      I hope your day was a good one. ☺

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  15. I bet Jillian has caused you some pain.

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  16. That IS exciting! Did you get to play tooth fairy? That seems like ti could be the source of a whole lotta fun.

    And "Yay!" for productivity!

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    1. Yes, it was my first tooth fairy gig—and so much fun!

      I hope you had a great day. ☺

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  17. wow! 1st tooth! may the tooth fairy always remember to collect & leave $!

    pool days! yay!

    and i know that memoir has got to be fun. i want to do one for my mom

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    1. She remembered this time. I'm crossing my fingers for the rest. ;)

      Let me know when you start your mom's memoir. It'd be fun to compare notes. ☺

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  18. That is all very exciting stuff! For us, my husband comes home Friday night after an almost 40 day separation due to work....I'd say we're moving past excitement into giddiness!

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    1. Forty days! Wow! That's definitely a reason to be giddy!

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  19. Your week sounds fun. We did a couple of bike trails (one walking, one riding). It was fun. :)

    Congrats to your big boy on his first tooth gone. :)

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    1. Sounds like you've had a great week, too. :)

      Aw, thanks. I'll pass that along to my son. ☺

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  20. Sounds like you've had an amazing week. Wishing you an even better week, next week. =)

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    1. Aw, thanks. ☺ I hope you're having a great summer, too.

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  21. I remember losing my baby teeth. I still can't believe my mom managed to sneak that money under my pillow without waking me up.

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    1. I was really lucky in that my son put his tooth under the edge of his pillow. He wanted to make sure the tooth fairy could reach it. Whew! She could! :)

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  22. Congrats on the exercise achievement....that's no small task and best wishes as you progress! :)

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    1. Thanks, Mark. I'm really seeing progress now. It's exciting! :)

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  23. Oh wow, that ice thing is so cool. I can't wait to try it. Did you?

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    1. Not yet, but I plan to. Let me know if you do.

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  24. I love your enthusiasm! God bless all of your endeavors and have a blast!! :)

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  25. Awww I hope the Tooth Fairy was generous with the little one :)...kisses lovely Dana.

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    1. She was indeed. First teeth are special. ☺

      Have a lovely weekend.

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  26. Hi Dana!

    How much joy in this post!
    My daughter is 12 years old.
    Someone created in the past to such a Tooth Fairy.
    So, she always waited the visit the Fairy ...

    Nice to know you!

    Kisses

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    1. Thanks so much! My son was thrilled that the Tooth Fairy visited, and now my three-year-old daughter can't wait for her own teeth to fall out so that she gets a visit, too. :)

      It's very nice to meet you, too. ☺

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