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post #21 of 237
NM....be back later...
post #22 of 237
ellp, what do you think? too complicated? i'm happy to call folks if you like, just tell me amounts and such.

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post #23 of 237
sorry, cross posted!

okay - autumn, if you have saturday free, why don't you decide whether you can go study up with ellp, and i will see what i can organise around ordering from ladybug a little later on. it sounds like things are getting quite overwhelming, especially with a big drive out to mine!

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post #24 of 237
if there are any folks considering homeschooling, or who just haven't heard,

Annual Jericho Not Back to School Picnic
>
> This is the local Vancouver not-back-to-school picnic.
>
> Everyone welcome, this is a great time to meet vancouverites and see
> if
> homelearning is for you!
>
> What: Vancouver's local Not-back-to-school Picnic
>
> When: Thursday September 10th 2009
> 10:30 am to Whenever
>
> Where: Jericho Beach Park
> 3941 Point Grey Road (@ Wallace Street)
> http://maps.google.ca/maps?oe=utf-8&...mozilla:en-GB:
> official&client=firefox-
> a&q=3941+Point+Grey+Rd,+Vancouver,+BC&um=1&ie=UT F
> -8
> &split=0&gl=ca&ei=19ieSq6JE4iosgOywpEi&sa=X&oi=geo code_result&ct=title
> &resnum=1
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> Under one of the willow trees in the big grassy area right off 4th
> Ave.
> buses stop just by the park.
>
>

we'll be there, but a bit late...don't worry if you don't see anyone at 10.30! folks have left before, thinking they were in the wrong place, but homelearners are notoriously late starters

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post #25 of 237
artparent, I received your PM! That sounds like a good idea!

Ellp, I won't be canning today...I'm hoping it might fall into place on a different day...
post #26 of 237
subbing! too busy dealing with a chaotic house and a sick puppy to write more - happy Fall Everyone!
post #27 of 237


hi robug!

okay, my time is getting VERY short. erica? E R I C A A A...when will you arrive? let us know, maybe we could have a september mothering picnic while you're here? i haven't got my tickets yet but will shortly, i think... maybe we could pick a day and start mid-afternoon and have an early potluck dinner? that way folks who don't have kids in school could get started and others can show up after school? or we could just do a saturday afternoon, like the 12th? i have been dying to have a beach barbeque though we'd need a rainy alternative. anyone interested?

other ideas?

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post #28 of 237
subbing


We'll be going to the New West picnic.
post #29 of 237
Elisa,
I'd love to get together for a picnic!:::
post #30 of 237
you and me, robug

a recycled, recyclable toothbrush.

btw, i did get the naturborsten toothbrushes, but they were too big for my mouth, nevermind my children's, and very uncomfortable to use. i think it was just the shape - if they could modify that i would try them again. i wish i knew who to tell - they seem to be german but i can't find information.

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post #31 of 237
Anyone know of a good place to go for a romantic getaway weekend in May? I'm planning early because I want to surprise dh for our 5th anniversary... we never went on a honeymoon and it would be so nice to do something very romantic. I have to be stealthy and not pay for it until I can do so without him knowing, which is frustrating, but makes it fun too I'm looking at this eco-retreat in Hope, or this one on Mayne Island but I'd like to look around some more. Something all inclusive, or at least partially inclusive would be nice, or somewhere we can make our own food. And my budget is 1000 at the very most, so close by.
If you know of anything, I'd love to hear about it

We have those toothbrushes artparent posted and they are satisfactory
post #32 of 237
good for you sheila. hmm, i should start planning a honeymoon for our tenth, next year. we never went anywhere either!

when we're traveling in europe we always rent a flat instead of hotel rooms, then we can cook and they are generally bigger and more beautiful, and better situated (in terms of being somewhere interesting, not touristy)..i've never looked in bc, though.

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post #33 of 237
I'm partial to the one on Mayne Island! Mostly because the island is so lovely, I spent much of my childhood there. We had property on the water that is sadly no longer ours. There are many great little walks and beaches to explore there, quaint little museums etc. Very rustic! :

So, my little boy turned FOUR today!!! Where does the time go? :

We went canoeing for the day as per the birthday boy's request, at Hicks Lake and pic-nicked at Bridal Veil Falls for lunch and then had dinner out in Chilliwack at Shandahar Hut!!! : We have been back into canoeing this year and really loving it; we might buy a second-hand canoe next year. It is something I can envision us doing during three seasons and it is very portable. A geat way to work up to ocean kayaking. I have a dream of one day taking Dh and both boys on a multi-day Gulf Island or Desolation Sound kayak adventure!!!
post #34 of 237
Hello everyone!

Yes, we've made it into Vancouver and are still a bit wonky on Ontario time but otherwise doing well. LOVING that it's raining for our arrival - you have a heat wave while we're in Ontario, dealing with so much rain, and now we arrive to rain. CAN'T get enough of it!

So yes, I too would love to see you all, and have been trying to get all my ducks in a row to coordinate dates. Too much going on with all the family coming into town for the wedding, and a couple ot trips to Princeton!!!! But a lunch/early afternoon picnic at Second Beach on Sunday the 13th could work really well for us - how would that work for others?

Erin - the birthday celebrations sound lovely. As does the paddling! Happy Birthday!

Okay, off to feed my STARVING children - so good to be back here, hope to see many of you while we're here!!! xo
post #35 of 237
that sounds great! we'll be there

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post #36 of 237
Erica, it's a good possibility we'll come; depends on whether the weather allows us to camp early in the week. Due to that, we're not sure which pic-nic we'll end up at either...

Today we decorated the house for Brendan's birthday dinner with balloons and streamers and cleared off the kitchen table (a *major* undertaking around our house ), and while I was clearing it off, the tree frog that had escaped captivity this morning leaped into my face!!! He'd been safely hidden beneath art supplies, artwork, books, scraps and random bits. I relocated him to the rainy garden where he appeared much happier. You just never know what you'll find in a home learning family's house, lol!

Birthday dessert will be chocolate cheesecake with grated ginger on top! :
post #37 of 237
Thread Starter 
: Brendan!

beaner&tiegs
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a lunch/early afternoon picnic at Second Beach on Sunday the 13th could work really well for us - how would that work for others?
Works for us!
post #38 of 237
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Originally Posted by beaner&tiegs View Post
Hello everyone!

So yes, I too would love to see you all, and have been trying to get all my ducks in a row to coordinate dates. Too much going on with all the family coming into town for the wedding, and a couple ot trips to Princeton!!!! But a lunch/early afternoon picnic at Second Beach on Sunday the 13th could work really well for us - how would that work for others?
I think we can make it. I keep forgetting the #19 runs right by my place and goes straight to Stanley Park


Erin, happy birthday to your boy


Shelia, Harrison Hotsprings?
post #39 of 237
GREAT! That would be awesome to see everyone!!!!!! Now let's hope that the weather cooperates with us!
post #40 of 237
autumn mama, happy birthday to your little guy!! we've done a lot of ocean kayaking with our kids, each parent in the back of a double, kids in front, where they can paddle a bit, stare at the water a bit, sleep a bit under a big blanket if you get caught in a rainstorm on galiano and your parents have to paddle in driving rain for over an hour kids under 14 aren't allowed to rent kayaks here in NZ (or even be in a double with parents) so unless we buy some (which we aren't going to do) we can't kayak at all here, sadly...

wish we could come to a picnic with everyone!!
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