26 July 2013

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
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22 July 2013

Lemonade with frozen strawberries



We've been spending lots of time in the garden enjoying the beautiful hot weather and a couple of weeks ago we decided to add some frozen fruit to lemonade to make a cool, refreshing, summer drink.



We added frozen strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and grapes. Sunnyboy noticed that most of the fruit floated but the grapes sank, so we talked about the density of solids in liquid. The frozen fruit was a colourful and delicious alternative to ice cubes,



and Sunnyboy loved it.



Since then we've had a big crop of fresh strawberries so we put half aside to freeze and use as strawberry ice cubes. These are some of them in a glass of cloudy lemonade.







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21 July 2013

12 summer picture books for children






Summer by Gerda Muller


Summer Story by Jill Barklem


Sea Story by Jill Barklem


The Ant and the Grasshopper retold by Katie Daynes with illustrations by Merel Eyckerman


Penelope Strawberry and Roger Radish (Two Garden Gang stories) by Jayne Fisher


Mimi and the Blackberry Pies by Martin Waddell with illustrations by Leo Hartas


Lottie's New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers


Harry By the Sea by Gene Zion with illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham


Lucy & Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes


Little Bear's Little Boat by Eve Bunting with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter


A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy with illustrations by Selina Young


On A Summer Day by Lois Lenski





If you have a post about summer books, or any post with a summer theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer which is open for new links until September.

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Lemonade with frozen strawberries


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14 July 2013

Saying goodbye to Tiddler and Tom



We were so happy to bring you home. We wanted you to stay. Now that you are gone my heart is broken again. Your big brother says you took your suitcases and teddies with you. We will always love you and remember you.



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1 July 2013

Two more embryos are home

Yesterday morning we brought home two day 5 embryos. Their big brother has given them each lots of kisses and told them he loves them. We both love them and want them to stay.

At the clinic half an hour after the embryo transfer.



Home.





2nd July - Sunnyboy has named our embryos Tiddler and Tom.



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