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Scherenschnitte ….wha?


Dot and Mae have a really big word for you today . . . Scherenschnitte . . . whew! What could that mean? Dot and Mae’s friend, a little cat named Nixie came by to tell them all about it. Scherenschnitte is a German word for a type of papercutting. Here is how it is described on one website: Continue reading

April Showers


Dot and Mae went on a nature hike this weekend. They had a really fun time finding all sorts of little treasures sprouting up from the ground! Here they are with some wild violets that were popping up through old and new leaves. They like to scamper about and play hide and seek behind little blossoms. Continue reading

Happy Monday!


Dot and Mae had a lovely weekend. It was so nice and warm and flowers are starting to bloom! It’s so exciting. These yellow flowers came from a forsythia bush. Forsythias are one of the first blooms to open in the spring so Dot and Mae couldn’t resist picking a couple and having fun using the blooms as hats! Silly little girls! Continue reading



Dot and Mae have a birthday to celebrate today! Well, everyday is somebody’s birthday right? So, Dot and Mae believe that if you wake up feeling like celebrating a birthday, you should go ahead and do it, because somebody is having a birthday and they would be happy to know someone is celebrating with them! Today is Big Girl Gabriella’s uncle’s birthday. We don’t know how old he is. He’s really old though. Too many to count on your fingers and toes. Like twenty-something. A grown up. But grown ups need to have some fun too, like the song says, “Be kind to your parents, though they don’t deserve it, remember they’re grown-ups, a difficult stage of life . . .”* Continue reading