Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Its been a whole week!

So sorry, but I've:
Set up New England Catholic Homeschooler-- a yahoo group for those interested.
Started inviting people to the group-- can only do 50 at a time or you become SPAM
Picked berries and filled the freezer.
Held a party for Mom and dad's 45th wedding anniversary.
Posted pics of the Conference.
Hosted my niece Mary and shipped off Sarah.
Been to a Spaghetti Supper and posted pics.
Finally turned in David's High School paperwork- well most of it.
Helped my son after his car was hit- totaled but we are fine.
Almost balanced the checkbook!
Gone to see a show with my Mum- Carousel in the Berkshires!
Gotten up to book 3 in Narnia with the girls-- using the original publication dates. (Please never let anyone convince you to read them in chronological order for your first time through! )
Even the 5 year old can recite:
"There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it."


Best of all last night I had an hour long soak in the tub! I am however ready for summer weather/shower season to begin. I miss the sun!

As Adria would say-- I've been a real slacker!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Easthampton Bear Fest Opening!



Peace Bear.


Madam Bearterfly




Circus Bear




Bearly There



Master's Essentials











Astronaut Bear

and finally...........

The Gingerbear Man with artist Dianne E Murphy of Art for the Journey






with Dad on their 45th Wedding Anniversary






















































Portrait-- yes all the 3 D candies she made-- out of Sculpy/Fimo clay, and the pocket watch works.

















Recipee in back pocket


























Mum gave away delicious ginger bear cookies-- 144 of them!



























































This was another favorite-- the Mountain Park Bear with an original turnstyle from the park next to it.

There are a couple we didn't see and a couple beauties we didn't get pictures of yet. we did try Opa opa's special bear brew-- yum! And Mt Tom Ice Cream's hand made Bear tracks flavor-- double YUM!



Easthampton Bear Fest









Happy 45th Anniversary Mum and Dad and Mom and Dad!

We celebrate my parents this weekend at the opening of the Easthampton Bear Fest and Mass tomorrow(Jimmy's up to say Mass!) . Hoping for a picnic next weekend when Amy's up and praying Rosie feels up to it.

We celebrate my in-laws as soon as we can get to the Cape! Hope its very soon!

Love, Mary

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

2 days to go!

First -- way too many last minute registrations but that has to be. We knew the communication level between NE Catholic homeschoolers was weak at best.

Second -- if anyone asks you the Conference is for the PARENTS. So sorry but we do not have accommodations to ensure kids safety and interest level. Yes our teens will be there -- working supervised. Yes nursing babies are welcome.
Remember--in front of your children we often edit what we say. Hard to talk about the right curriculum in front of a child. And this counts as a school day--- in service day just like paid teachers have.

Third-- Thank you Dear Hubby for taking some vacation time to help!