Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

07 June 2011

Summer To-Do Jar

2 days left of school and I am so excited, but also a little worried the kids will get bored sooner
 than they did last year. So, I made a Summer to do jar.

 There are all kinds of cute summer lists around like these

this one also has a printable!

And some more simple ones

And a bucket list in a lunchbox! Cute, and free printables!

I did a jar for a couple reasons, the first is I don't have any place big enough for a big list that the kids can't reach, especially the little one! And I think my kids will also like the surprise part of it, not knowing what the day will be until the paper is picked! 

I have 4 different colors of paper, the purple there are not as many of because they are things we will have to keep for the weekend when Daddy is home, stuff like baseball games, the aquarium and fishing. Stuff I am not doing alone with them or that I know he would want to do too! The pink ones are smaller things that I won't take out once they pick them, they can go right back in, those are for busier days where we have less time, stuff like the library, park or going for an ice cream.

The rest are all ones we could probably manage any day this summer!

I asked the kids to tell me some things they wanted to do this summer and I added some other stuff that they either didn't think of, know about or don't really want to do but needs to be done. I am pretty sure you can figure those ones out!

go get an ice cream
go to the beach
sidewalk chalk
make s'mores
ride bikes
do a craft
splash pad
plant some seeds
go fishing
go to the pool
camp out nap in the backyard
go to the movies
go bowling
play at the park
write letters to cousins
baseball game
water balloons
drive in
blow bubbles
make paper airplanes
go for a nature walk
stay up late for sparklers
have an Otter Pop
swim in little pool
have cousins over
pick berries
make jelly
run at the track
go to the park
make hot dog's on the firepit for lunch
bike ride
shop for pencils (I have one excited almost preschooler)
sort Lego's
sort Barbie's
go through Finnley's toys
go through Ramsey's toys
go through Carsyn's toys
25 jumping jacks and pick again
clean out mommy's car and pick again
pull weeds for 20 minutes
craft project
Chapter of Harry Potter and a treat (they love Harry Potter themed treats!)
make graham crackers
make granola
make trail mix
That is not all of them but a good portion and I am sure there are some more I will add to it too!
We also have plans to visit Grandma and Poppop's cabin for a week, see a concert at the State fair (and a  bunch of animals!)  Watch the parade at our local Corn Festival
I think we will start the jar next week, taking Friday off to recover from the last week of school sugar high and so I can make sure we have everything!
And I am LOVING this song, it is so sweet!

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30 January 2011

Seriously Cute Sandal Find!

I have had an addiction to Gymboree for a few years now, slowly breaking the habit, very slowly. But one thing I LOVED about their stuff was that they had matching stuff for every outfit, from hair clips to underwear, shoes and purses. Shoes are so hard for me to splurge on because they just don't last and are usually $30! I have been buying plain white sandals for our daughter every summer, this year my usual places have NONE! They all have flowers, or color on them, it is just too hard to match everything she wears unless they are plain white.

These sandals have changed everything!
The cute little bow, see it? It is changeable, which means all those outfits that would really be perfect with matching shoes can finally have matching shoes and we won't be blowing our budget! I already buy matching hair bows (usually on etsy or ebay) so I am not spending much more than I would anyway! These are also squeaky (but don't have to be) and the last summer I think they will fit here. Found these on ebay, searched add a bow white sandal! They also make these in Mary Jane's!

The ones I got are on sale for another 12 hours or so, under 16 shipped! Target can barely beat that!

Been working on making sure the kids summer wardrobes are all ready so I can grab what I need on sale!

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19 August 2009

A Nap time Craft and a few little updates!

Inspired by the wreath that I have yet to order from Ballard Design.. I made a mini initial for our mini wreath on our porch.. kind of a year round wreath, nothing too seasonal. Just grapevine wreath but it needed something.. This is what I thought would work and SUPER cheap!I got the wooden letter at Michael's but have seen smaller ones at other stores.. under 2 bucks for this one! Headed to $ Tree for a bag of moss. Already had some tacky glue.. I am sure you can use whatever glue you have, spray glue would probably work.. and if I had more time I would have painted the "G" a green color instead of the white.. would have been easier! But I only had a nap time to do it all!

I broke up the moss a little bit so there was varying sizes of chunks to use.
Only glue a little section at a time.. learned THAT the hard way.
Attach enough moss and press down to cover the glue and the letter.. the further I got around the letter the better I got.. I went back and added more to where the white was still visible.. easy enough!

It took me less than a GOOD nap time to finish it. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and if I don't get the big wreath ordered I might consider a bigger one.. using a few layers of cardboard, but for now this is good. Once it's dry I will cut off some of the extra so you can tell it's a "G".. looks a little like a chubby C right now!

I have added a few more Back to School decorations too! ( Pictures SOON ) I was having a hard time with just plain school supplies and apples.. SO I added a owl or 2.. Owls are suppose to be smart right? I was hoping they would be more noticeable but Ramsey didn't notice it at all.. and he notices everything! I am burning some Yankee Brand Candles in Candied Apple which seems JUST right.. a little appleish and super sweet, but not cinnamon or spiced at all which reminds me too much of Fall. Still using and loving the Bath and Body Works "country Apple" in their wallflowers and anti bacterial soap! Got both for under $4 each when they were on sale.. went a little crazy stocking up!

We never got around to the moon sand project.. When I gave the kids the choice they wanted to dust instead! Love my kids! Who knew they would think dusting with "special" aka swiffer dusters was such a treat?!

OK these Apples are just from the craft store.. they are really light so I thought I could get Ryan to drill through them.. oops, cement in the middle.. but he did it anyway and I love it! You can see my little owl there too!

I am already kind of done with this back to school stuff.. I am REALLY ready for Halloween! Got some cutesy stuff at Real Deals and am antsy to get it out. I am really going to try VERY hard to wait until after the baby is born to put Halloween stuff out.. A entire week will fly by faster than it is now (I hope) once he gets here and I am hoping to be recovered enough to change it out between all things "baby"!
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08 July 2009

Summer is going by too fast!

Feeling like summer is FLYING by and haven't done anything with the kids, around the house or tried any new recipe's, yikes! I am hoping to try some new "projects" with the kids, aiming for 1 a week and some house projects that I can do alone.. being pregnant kind of limits me! And I am hoping to try 1 new recipe a week too!This week has been crazy.. My husband was on vacation so we had a long weekend away and it feels like I missed Monday completely! So I have this week to plan and hopefully get some supplies!

Found a recipe online for some homemade "Moon Sand" I want to try, and since strawberries are still fresh I want to attempt a strawberry pie.. I am a pro at messing pie's up! I have been working on one small hard to reach wall area at our house since we moved in, it's had candle holder and pictures there.. I just need to do something different. I am hoping to find some goodies at Dollar Tree I can turn into a collage that will fill the space nicely. I will share the recipe's with pictures.. and let y'all know if they are any good!

Off to look for some frames at Dollar Tree that I can make work. Check back soon for a update!

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17 June 2009

We never found the old camera.. sad.. But I am loving the new one so far!
I took a few pictures of the 4th of July stuff I have out.. nothing major.. and you can tell that some little hands were helping me.. the O is just a little crooked!

Even with the new camera, Ramsey is hard to catch.. such a busy boy!

We went to the park today to try and take some pictures for Father's day pictures for Ryan and His Dad.. the kids call Grandpa "Pop Pop" It didn't go as well as I hoped but got enough done to make it work! Here are a couple of the pictures!

I am 25 weeks pregnant this week and really feeling this little guy move.. Other than that I don't feel much different.. not complaining at all! I have been trying not to go "baby stuff" crazy.. doing a really good job of buying mostly necessities so far! But this little monkey outfit was too cute!
I got it in a Preemie size, he will only be a month on Halloween and I am hoping it will fit just right! It's from Crazy8.com and is on clearance for a really great price right now!

Haven't been doing much else this week.. relaxing as much as I can! Enjoying that the weather has not been too hot!

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