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Old 03-10-2015, 09:13 AM   #1671
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Gorgeous pix Cheryl.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:18 AM   #1672
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Thanks, everyone.

CG, that's good to know that they re-grow themselves so easily. I think my neighbor has a Christmas cactus, I can probably get a little starter from her. If not, yeah, run one of them over to me, please?
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:35 AM   #1673
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My 4 year old grandson Tyler is just now learning to write his name, and he can now also write 'mom'. He saw me putting Post-It notes in a recipe book of recipes I want to try. I left the room to make his lunch and came back to see his additions to my notes.
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Cool, Cheryl! Love hearing about kid's achievements.
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:38 PM   #1675
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Thanks, Princess, I do too. It's fun to see it 'click' in their little minds that letters make up words, and that the ABC's isn't just a song.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:55 AM   #1676
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Thanks, Princess, I do too. It's fun to see it 'click' in their little minds that letters make up words, and that the ABC's isn't just a song.
Cheryl, when my youngest was about three or four, I used to stand half hidden in a doorway and watch him play. He was learning to spell. He would make his toys spell the word "stop", the first word he learned to spell. Each week we would work on a new word as we were out walking to the store. When I taught him how to spell his name, he was naming all his toys with his name. I had bought him a chalkboard that stood up. You remember the kind. I would put the word of the week on it and it would stay up there until he was ready for the next word. It was so much fun watching him learn. I bought him a thick pad of paper so he could practice. I kept that pad for a number of years. Then he got married and had a son. I gave that pad to him. He just sat and went through it, page by page. I looked at him and saw tears running down his cheek. He put the pad away and never said a word. But I know that pad held happy memories for both of us. To this day he loves learning. He has two Masters in Science and in now a Physician Assistant He is considering going into medical school to become a Doctor for Emergency Medicine.

I did the same with learning math. We counted steps, fence pickets, and anything else I could see that I could go to the number 20 with. We had some great learning walks on the way to the store or to get an ice cream.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:32 PM   #1677
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Ladybugs - they're all over the place now! I managed to get a close up of this little guy with my cell phone.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:10 PM   #1678
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I love Lady Bugs. When I was small I had a tea set that had Lady Bugs on it. There is a very old wives tale that if you kill one, it will bring rain. I didn't believe it, but I didn't push my luck either.
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Nice photo of the ladybug, especially since it was the phone camera.
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Thank you, taxy. I happened to have my phone in my pocket when I was out watering, and it was just one of those lucky shots. It does take pretty good pics though, just as good as my 5 year old cheapie little Nikon Coolpix. And my phone is handier. lol
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