Category Archives: camping

Packages for the Homeless – “Help for Victor”

Friday, November 1st 2019 Note:  I’ve decided to chronicle my efforts at giving packages to the homeless because; 1) It’s so simple and rewarding, and 2) Maybe others will try it. See also:  https://circuskitchen.com/2019/10/22/helping-people-is-just-not-that-hard/ I brought three packages for homeless … Continue reading

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CJ Sleepover Time

Sat-Sun October 5th-6th 2019   Cops and criminals and patty cake and movies and sleeping bags and pancakes with both chocolate chips AND Nutella, oh my!                Aaaand…. we’re back. Until next time. Hooray … Continue reading

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Floating CJ Heads

Monday, September 2nd 2019 Waiting to rinse my daughter’s hair during her post-camping, back-to-school bath, and what do I see? Never a dull moment. #Kids

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Animal Husbandry with Olivia

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 AT RISE: Upon arrival to camp at Lovell’s Island, Niece Olivia immediately finds and adopts a snail. Olivia: I need to build him a jail. Snail Jail. I wonder what I should name him? [Later that … Continue reading

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Potty Times – Island Camping Edition

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 Camping on their favorite Boston Harbor Island (Lovell’s), Mamma is escorting Girl on her Potty Emergency Quest. Mom: [Starts speed walking, helpfully.] Girl: Mom DON’T!!! Wait for ME! Mom: [Slows down.]. I’m sorry Honey. I know … Continue reading

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Closet Makeover

Monday, June 17th 2019 My favorite part of my newly organized closet is the little foot sticking out there on the bottom right.     This on account of someone moving in over several days and claiming her portion of … Continue reading

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USA Trip by Gavin & Naveen

June 2019 OMG here is Gavin & Naveen’s final project for 5th grade; a virtual cross country trip around the USA.  Enjoy!   2019-06 USA Trip by Gavin & Naveen [4:40 +2 random mins of music]:   Here’s more about … Continue reading

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