Author: azuroo

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Surprise!!

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here! We’ve had an interesting half a year, that’s for sure. We became foster parents, and had three children placed in our home. Two brothers (18 months and 5 years), and one little girl who was 2.5. We’ve learned the hard way that the foster care system is extremely broken, unfair, and difficult to deal with. We had false accusations, lying case workers, and much unnecessary drama while we watched our foster children...

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Spring Break Pictures

We went to Kentucky to visit my parents for spring break! This is a tank at the park near their house. Rosie and my sister Hannah… They are so clones of each other! I tried to take nice pictures of the kids in a pretty field, but the only time we had to go to the field was when it was windy with huge clouds alternating blinding sun. I’ll have to dress them up and do pictures in Ohio later, when...

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Tons of Pictures from February…

The kids with their cousin Lucy! The girls went to their cousin Lauren’s birthday party in Prestonsburg the next day with the in-laws. I think the girls had a blast at the party. These are pictures my FIL took there. While they were gone we visited with Tyler’s granny. It felt good to be back in Kentucky where everything is familiar. People smile at you, hold doors open, make friendly small talk, and their accents are soft on your ears. Columbus...

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The Cat of Bubastes: An Audio Drama Review!

    This month’s review is another one from Heirloom Audio Productions! Their newest audio drama is called The Cat of Bubastes. My kids adore all things related to Ancient Egypt, so we were excited to receive this one to review. This is another installment in“The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty” series Heirloom has going on. As a member of the Review Crew we got the two disc set, which is over two hours long. We also were given… A downloadable 47-page Study...

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The Fire Inspection.

Today was our fire inspection. Yesterday the fire inspector called me and left a voicemail. My first, immediate thought upon playing the voicemail was that I had just missed a call from Captain Holt. Captain Holt is from the TV show Brooklyn 99. Random YouTube Video of Captain Holt: I was kind of nervous/excited to see what this guy was actually like in person today. I was also extremely nervous we weren’t going to do something right and then fail the...

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Apologia’s Exploring Creation With Astronomy: A Science Review!

This week’s review is from Apologia Educational Ministries. Apologia sent us the Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition to check out. They included quite a few things in the package! We received: Student Text Notebooking Journal Jr. Notebooking Journal Audio CD The Notebooking Journal and Jr. Notebooking Journal are the same thing, but one is for younger children and the other is for older children. Since Ada is in first grade this year and Rosie is in fifth the two journals worked out...

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Ada’s Big Birthday Surprise!

I realized that I never posted the pictures and video of Ada’s big birthday trip! Her birthday was in April. I’m a little late. My parents took us to Newport Aquarium because they have a program where you can pay extra to meet the penguins up close. Ever since Ada was tiny she has loved penguins! It actually started when she was less than a year old and we went to the same aquarium with my parents. Ada saw a stuffed...

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The Mantis. AAAAH!

The reaction people have to insects humors me and baffles me. My kids included! Henry and I are excited when a cool bug shows up. The girls? Horrified. And I don’t know why because we’ve lived in a cabin the woods surrounded by tons of bugs, they’ve grown up with me marveling over insects all the time. Why are they so terrified? It’s definitely not due to lack of exposure or the way they were raised! Rosie says that when she...

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FlipStir Puzzle Tyrannosaurus Rex from Enlivenze LLC: A Fun Review!

Have you ever heard of FlipStir puzzles from Enlivenze LLC? I hadn’t! This is a new twist on the age old puzzle. “Shake. Stir. Solve. It’s that easy!” These puzzles are fully enclosed in a plastic tube with a metal wand inserted in the top. Shake it up, use the metal wand to stir it around, then carefully piece the puzzle together inside the tube using the wand. We received the Tyrannosaurus Rex Level 1 puzzle from FlipStir to review.   Upon first...

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Birthday Party Fun!

Also from June: These are pictures from a friend’s birthday party for her two sons. They were turning five and three. The kids had SO MUCH FUN at this party. It was at a local farm that hosts parties. They had lots of animals to pet and play with, along with a pond for swimming. My friend’s daughter, sister of the birthday boys. Mama and baby peafowl! Or really peahen and babies, if we want to get technical. MY FAVORITES!! This...