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Moss and Ferns, Redux

Well, this blog might just turn into a journal of our weekly nature walks. That’s ok with me.  We noticed the first tree leaf buds this week and entered in our Book of Firsts. They were extremely difficult to photograph, … Continue reading

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In Which I Take Many Photos of Moss and Ferns

Our Friday nature walks are always the highlight of my week. And I admit, it is hard to get four kids six and under out the door with proper warm clothing, hats/mittens/boots/etc, snacks, water, diapers…the list goes on. Everyone properly … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Time

We went to the lovely Lakeview Farms today to search for pumpkins. It’s a great pumpkin farm – not too much like an amusement park, with just enough to make kids think it’s awesome. You take either a train or … Continue reading

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Oregon Renaissance Faire

The second annual Oregon Renaissance Faire and our second annual trip! (See last year’s photos, with a cute, very tiny Sophia, here). Again, we managed to choose the hottest of hottest days (mid-90s) to hang out all day in the … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

I’ve been feeling a little like I missed summer. We took our big trip to Ireland at the end of May, so we kind of used up our vacation time early. I could have/should have done more summery things. But … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo

When I asked James what he wanted to do in the week before kindergarten started, he said without hesitation, “Go to the zoo!” Despite the fact that we can obviously go to the zoo on any “school” day too, I … Continue reading

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Nature Walk Fridays

Fishing I love Maidenhair ferns. I took 180 pictures and Miriam is running in about two thirds of them. I decided I needed evidence of the last days of baby feet before they turn into big kid feet. Stinging nettle. … Continue reading

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