I felt like I went back in time today. Described by many as the “Coney Island of the West,” Eldorado Springs Resort was first opened for business on July 4, 1905. The early visitors to the resort came by train or horseback, with the Colorado and Southern Railroad operating eight trips per day during the summer season. The most famous cottage guests were Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, who honeymooned in the cabin just east of the hotel. Today, the swimming pool is open to anyone for a small fee and I was most impressed with the community feel. Each person who took a leap off the simple diving board received a cheer from the crowd. The best attraction is the old school red metal water slide.
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It’s Leo’s 4th birthday today. We decided to make cupcakes. I naively thought, can you really screw up cupcakes? These cupcakes reflect what life has been like lately for Snug Organics. The road blocks have been many. Sourcing our pristine fabrics and finding a manufacturer who can match our precise measurements and keep up with demand is feeling impossible right now. We have customers waiting for product and potential customers asking us daily why we don’t have any sleepers in stock. It’s painful and discouraging. I feel deflated, kind of like these cupcakes.
I’ve decided my motto is to START AGAIN, go back to what we know and realize that this process of building a business is a marathon. As a former distance runner, I’m actually pretty good at this idea of delayed gratification. I’m hopeful and optimistic. I’m choosing to look at this experience and see the cup as half full. I’m going to choose to look at these cupcakes as an opportunity to add that much more rich chocolate frosting.
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A variation on the Japanese art of paper folding, this kit contains materials for 20 planes with 20 paper pilots and instructions. They have a retro look with stickers to add pilots and decorations. Lines on papers show where to fold. It’s very easy to get great results. Djeco Design By Art and Craft kits are designed by fine artists and illustrators. Each kit has an instruction booklet that has an image of one of the finished pieces from the kit and a self-portrait of the artist who designed the kit. (Amazon)
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I saw this project on Alphamom today and my inner 4th grade teacher came out. If I was still teaching this would definitely be in my lesson plans for the coming week. The fact that it includes the reuse of a recyclable plastic bottle makes it even better. Go to Alphamom for the step-by-step.
Before or after the project, read the following books to your children to teach them about cherry blossoms and why they are significant. Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Japanese observe the life cycle of the cherry blossom tree and compare it to the natural way of human life where rise and fall are the main elements in limited time.
We love this one by Anno Mitsumasa
“An excellent introduction to number systems that is a beautiful wordless picture book as well. . . Over the course of a year (each picture represents a different month and time of day) a little town grows up with viewers witnessing the building of bridges, streets, and railroads. . . . Extraordinary lovely art work.” -Amazon
“Sally has a list of ten items she needs to buy. Open the flaps to see inside the shops, where unusual things are going on. Should those wild animals be upstairs in the pet shop? Will the plates fall off the wall in Mr. Cooper’s China Shop? Can Sally find everything on her list? Children will pore over this charmingly illustrated interactive book to find out.
Each shop is depicted in Alice Melvin’s trademark highly detailed illustrations that both evoke a previous age and yet remain strongly contemporary. Rhyming text and repetition of Sally’s shopping list make this book perfect for reading aloud.”