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A Wonderful Week - Una Semana Maravillosa

We discovered a cherry tree..............even in suburbia

We visited our ducklings and noticed their feathers are filling in.

We took a really special trip to a really special zoo - with some friends, and saw some elephants and camels, and tigers too.

We visited our ducklings again...and practiced riding our bicycles.

We read some stories, drew some pictures, made animals out of clay, painted and well....just played.

We visited an old farmhouse and made some butter, perfume, and cider, and cooked over an open fire.  Oh yes, and we picked lots of berries there too.

and now we are off to sleep and our week is through.

Descubrimos un arbol de cerezas....aun en la suburbia.

Fuimos a visitar los patitos, y nos dimos cuenta que ya tienen mas alas.

Fuimos de un viaje muy especial, a un zoologico especial, con unos amigos.  Vimos a elefantes, tigres y camellos.

Visitemos a los patitos de nuevo, y practiquemos andar en bicicleta.

Leimos varios cuentos, dibujemos, pintemos, hicimos figuras de animales con plastelina....y juguemos.

Visitemos un viejo granjero, donde hicimos mantequilla, perfumes con las hojas de plantas, y jugo fresco.  Cocinemos sobre un fuego en las afueras.  O, y tambien recogimos moras y fresas deliciosas.

Y ya fuimos a dormir, y la semana ya termino


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