Sometimes for our outings, we like to just go exploring. Sine we don't have a car...still...we went for a long walk! We found a little shopping 'center'--sort of like a strip mall! We got some treats from a little grocery store (chocolate milk, rolls, string cheese and rice cakes), then we went and looked for a nice place to eat our snacks. We sat on some long steps and looked around as we munched. The kids, of course, noted the toy store and children's book store directly across the way from us. I noticed that across a busy street, there was a Nursery--and it had a big sign saying that all of its outdoor plants were on sale! I thought it would be much more fun to go to a nursery and find flowers to plant in our yard than to go into another regular old toy store! Well, we ended up going to visit the toy store for 5 minutes (it really wasn't anything exciting...even the kids said that) and then we went over to the nursery. The guys didn't speak much English, but with a lot of sign language and pointing, we had a great time picking out some flowers to plant! Each one of us got to pick our own--and the best part? I spent 5JD for all 5 pots of flowers (there was one that was an indoor plant--it cost me 2JD, and the rest of the plants cost 50-75fils)--that's about $7!! The kids all carried their plants home and then we spent all afternoon in the dirt planting them! Andrew used his hoe--just like Mr. MacGreggor! We had a lovely time and the flowers look so pretty. I love finding new places and things!
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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by Dan Brown
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I loved this book. I'm a sucker for fairy tales/fantasy. This was so well written! I can't wait to read all the rest of her books!
I'm reading this one again. I liked it the first time I read it. I'm still liking it for the second time around. I like all of Shannon Hales' books. **Still lots of fun the second time around! I do like this book for a comfortable...