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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. ☺
Very interesting that course of rock history, is a topic that fascinates me!ReplyDelete
Same here. I'm really looking forward to it!Delete
Sounds a bit like what my wife does (slim in six) thing is it worked and she lost over a stone. Have funReplyDelete
Congrats to your wife!Delete
Thanks. I don't enjoy exercise very much, but this program isn't too horrible. Twenty more days to go!
All the best for your future undertakings.:)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Murthy. ☺Delete
Jillian Michaels scares me...but in a good way. :) Good luck with the videos and your classes!ReplyDelete
I'm gearing up for Camp NaNo and looking forward to a few days trips - a cooking/tasting demo and a baseball game.
Thanks, Madeline. Have fun with your day trips. The cooking/tasting demo sounds great!Delete
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:)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the vote of confidence! After Level 2, it's on to Level 3. I hope I make it. :)Delete
My goodness, that sounds like a whole bunch of awesome! My kids are going to freak over the instant ice thing. Thanks!ReplyDelete
It's been a good week. ☺Delete
Let me know what your kids think. I can't wait to try this with my kids. :)
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!ReplyDelete
I should do a theme each week—sounds like a fun idea!Delete
Let me know what she thinks.
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!ReplyDelete
He's very excited about what the tooth fairy brought him. Now he wants to go to Toys R Us and spend some money. LOLDelete
Thanks, Alison. I hope you have a great week, too!
You're having a busy time. This all sounds good!ReplyDelete
Blessings and Bear hugs!
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It really is. I'm happy. ☺Delete
Thanks for dropping by!
Wow that is a lot of excitement! Wishing you and your kids a fantastic summer!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cindy! I wish the same for you and your family. ☺Delete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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.
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.Delete
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!
Did the Tooth Fairy come to visit? :)ReplyDelete
She did. :)Delete
I love your blog header. It's so cute! Sounds like you are having a great summer so far.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Tara Tyler made it (taratylertalks.blogspot.com).Delete
My summer has been great so far. ☺
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?ReplyDelete
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Your grandchildren are very lucky. :)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
LOL I should have called it a wading pool. It was one of those tiny round ones.Delete
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. ☺
I bet Jillian has caused you some pain.ReplyDelete
You would win that bet. :)Delete
That IS exciting! Did you get to play tooth fairy? That seems like ti could be the source of a whole lotta fun.ReplyDelete
And "Yay!" for productivity!
Yes, it was my first tooth fairy gig—and so much fun!Delete
I hope you had a great day. ☺
wow! 1st tooth! may the tooth fairy always remember to collect & leave $!ReplyDelete
pool days! yay!
and i know that memoir has got to be fun. i want to do one for my mom
She remembered this time. I'm crossing my fingers for the rest. ;)Delete
Let me know when you start your mom's memoir. It'd be fun to compare notes. ☺
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!ReplyDelete
Forty days! Wow! That's definitely a reason to be giddy!Delete
Your week sounds fun. We did a couple of bike trails (one walking, one riding). It was fun. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats to your big boy on his first tooth gone. :)
Sounds like you've had a great week, too. :)Delete
Aw, thanks. I'll pass that along to my son. ☺
Sounds like you've had an amazing week. Wishing you an even better week, next week. =)ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks. ☺ I hope you're having a great summer, too.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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! :)Delete
Congrats on the exercise achievement....that's no small task and best wishes as you progress! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mark. I'm really seeing progress now. It's exciting! :)Delete
YaY! For summer!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, that ice thing is so cool. I can't wait to try it. Did you?ReplyDelete
Not yet, but I plan to. Let me know if you do.Delete
I love your enthusiasm! God bless all of your endeavors and have a blast!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Cheryl!Delete
Awww I hope the Tooth Fairy was generous with the little one :)...kisses lovely Dana.ReplyDelete
She was indeed. First teeth are special. ☺Delete
Have a lovely weekend.
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!
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. :)Delete
It's very nice to meet you, too. ☺