Zoo Laughs

We went to the zoo again this past week.  Since I probably take a hundred photos each time we go, I can usually capture some funny moments.  Here are five of them. 5. I took a break and sat down at a picnic table while Hobbs got us refills, and Tootsie Roll just started happily banging on the table. 4. It's always so funny and adorable to watch the kids play with the goats in the new "Wild Encounters" area.  Cupcakes went up to each and every goat this time, even if they were surrounded by … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite Things to Do in the Summer #5Faves

I love Summer; it is such a wonderful time of the year. And I very much dislike winter.  So I'm happy to share five of my favorite activities during the summer: 1. Draw on the sidewalk / driveway with chalk 2. Go exploring with the kids. 3. CARNIVALS! 4. Picnics.  Yum! 5. The 4th of July   If you're looking for fun and free (or cheap) activities to do with your kids during the last month-ish of summer, I wrote a post of 101 ideas!  Click the picture! What are YOUR … [Read more...]

7QT: Summer Fun, Bookmark, Websites and More

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's still teething. - They might be closing our beloved Splash Pad. - I think I need a new logo. - We're going to a carnival tonight. - My brother's birthday is this weekend! - We bought Cupcakes a backpack (25% on Cartwheel!) because - We might be sending her to preschool! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream! I should have taken a picture - we haven't purchased ice cream in forever!  (I had a coupon, haha) - 3 - Beautiful Handmade Bookmark As you know … [Read more...]

5 Fave Road Trip Necessities When You’re Traveling with Kids

Road Trip Necessities When You're Traveling with Kids I'm about to get in the car between two young kids and travel two states over 5 hours to reach our Michigan destination.  A momma has to be prepared.  Here are the biggies I'm going to need... 1. The Leap Pad This is such a great tool for my preschooler to use in the car!  If you're looking for games,  I once did a post called 5 Fave Leap Pad Learning Games.  I feel good about letting her play on the Leap Pad because it really is a great … [Read more...]

Saturday Laughs: Cupcakes “Read” Me Her Story

  "Its not very unreasonable." "Why?" "I don't know. It's not very unreasonable." "Just relax." "I'm not very missing my unicorn right now." "Cause when we line up its not very fun." "And then after you squeeze through, just really saueezin' cause when you do this it's not very unreasonable to want milk so don't worry." LOVE IT I'm not linking up with The Mommyhood Chronicles because she went to the New Kids on the Block concert.  But I will next week! … [Read more...]

Business of Being a Princess & other Saturday Laughs

5. Cupcakes on Wednesday morning... ME: "All my kids wake up too early so Mommy is tired." CUPCAKES: "Well I don't have to go back to bed; I have a lot of business to do!" ME: "You don't have to go back to bed.  What kind of business do you have to do?" CUPCAKES: "I have to draw, and be a princess, and play Legos... all that.  So I can't go back to bed!" 4. Baby Picnic! 3. Cupcakes has been drawing a lot of birds...   CUPCAKES: Mommy, how do you draw a bird? ME: Umm you … [Read more...]

Smiles, Hat, Trees & other Saturday Laughs

5. All I have to do is smile at Tootsie Roll and he smiles back at me so big! 4. She bit a "Saint Patrick's Day tree" into her apple. [Shamrock] 3. This is a game we call 'hat'.  He brings me the bowl, I put it on his head and he tries to see it until it falls off and then he picks it up to hand it to me again.  I'm in love with this picture. 2. "Mom why is your face... so close to my face??" 1. He's getting away! Linking up with the Mommyhood Chronicles … [Read more...]

7QT: Zoo Day, Bachelorette Party & More

- 1 - #Updates Jenn's bachelorette party is tomorrow. TOMORROW! And the wedding is next weekend. NEXT WEEKEND! I am so very excited, but there is still so very much to do.  I'm not even the bride and I'm starting to get a little stressed about it! - 2 - Tropical Date Night with Palm Breeze We had a very nice break from all the craziness! Guess which flavor of Palm Breeze I liked more! - 3 - #ZooDay We had a lovely day yesterday: perfect weather and not too crowded.  I love … [Read more...]

Splashing, Kix, Bugs other Saturday Laughs

5. Have you heard the news??  Sophia the First is on Netflix!  When I found out I let her watch some.  Believe me, she's excited, but she's got her TV junkie expression on.  Haha! 4. TR playing with Cupcakes at "Barnes and Dobbos".  He liked to take a train, roll it on the floor a little bit and then stand up and run off toward the books.  Hobbs followed him and watched him as he abandoned the train somewhere and circled back to go get another one for his next loop.  Adorable.  I love … [Read more...]

7QT: Science Fiction & Artsy Stuff

- 1 - #Updates Tootsie Roll had his 1 year doctor appointment last week.  He's still doing well, but his weight is starting to taper off.  Our doctor says that's typical as they start to get more and more mobile.  He's happy and developing on track.  She asked me if he says any words yet, but he does not.  I guess I won't start to get concerned until he's 18 months if he doesn't have any words yet. One morning last week, I was nursing him early in the morning, and when he was done he saw … [Read more...]