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It's summertime! The alarm clocks have all been turned off, the kids are staying up late in the evenings and sleeping in late into the morning. I'm now serving them brunch instead of breakfast and I'm waking up (without an alarm) a couple of hours before they do. It's blissful. I get to enjoy my cup of coffee or tea, a little breakfast, catch up on some reading, and laze around for a little while before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.
This includes planning our day. My plans don't always pan out though, like the morning I found out there was a kids moving playing at the local theater at 10am, and a certain little girl didn't wake up until 11am.
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My kids' love collecting Box Tops for school, especially Marisol, who more often than not will search every item I bring home from the grocery store, and before the package has even been opened she's clipped Box Tops off and put them aside. In fact while preparing for this post, I'd purchased a number of Bonus Box Tops product at Walmart. Normally I put items aside on the kitchen counter if they still need to be photographed, but I forgot this time and put them away in the pantry and refrigerator. The next day I came back to photograph them and what do you know, all the Box Tops were missing already. So it was off to the store again for me.
She loves that she can support the school by helping them earn extra money, plus the classes often compete and whichever class collects the most Box Tops is rewarded with a party.
I had been keeping the Box Tops we collected on my office desk so I'd always remember to turn them in. When I came home from a recent trip Marisol had made a little paper bag that she'd hung inside the pantry so that as she cut them off she could put them straight in, but it was paper and was getting banged around a little so we decided to make something a little sturdier that we could put on the kitchen counter near the pantry instead.
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