Oh, age four. What a fun age! The Captain is four and a half now and his imagination is running wild every single day. It actually started long before age four, but he is more imaginative now than ever before. Every morning he wakes up and goes directly to his room (because he sleeps on our floor half the night, remember…yes, still….) and picks out a "costume." He finally realized that we can't go out and buy a costume for everything he wants, nor can I sew a costume every time he wants one. He's learned to make [...]
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Apparently, letting the bluebonnets grow a bit and finding a better spot when the sun is going down is a good idea for a better bluebonnet picture!! This one is much better than our bluebonnet fail pic, even if they do both look very mischievous!
Shopping with kids is always tricky. It is always interesting to me to see other moms (or dads) shopping with their kids. There are those with the "perfect" kids who sit nicely in the cart and are amused just by watching the food items pass by. Then there is the frazzled mom with the child(ren) running up and down the aisles, talking loudly, or even sometimes, having a tantrum. I have actually been in both of those situtations and while it's nice to get complimented for your child's good behavior, it doesn't always happen that way. My [...]
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I introduced Baby D to the YouTube hit – "Chocolate Rain." It's a hit with him, too. He's asked to see it about five times already.
And here's the original in case you want to scratch your head and then get this *awesome* song STUCK in your head. You're welcome.
The Boys & Girls Club of America is a great organization that is determined to help the youth of America. If you're not familiar with what the Boys & Girls Club does, you really need to check out the website. They offer many types of programs like education & career, character & leadership, health & life skills, arts programs, and sports, fitness, & recreation programs, as well as specialized programs. They are helping the youth of [...]
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We have been so blessed to be able to take our kids to various shows like The Wiggles, Yo Gabba Gabba, and The Fresh Beat Band. The boys love dancing and singing and we have a lot of fun, too! When I first attended a kids' show, I think it was Yo Gabba Gabba in 2011, I had no idea what to expect. I had been to a lot of concerts [...]
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A few weeks ago, I ordered the boys some live caterpillars to grow in our Butterfly Garden. It was fascinating to watch them turn in chrysalises and then beautiful butterflies!
It is easy to keep your toddlers and younger kids involved on Easter with all those interesting activities and fun filled games. But, what about the older children? How do you keep them involved in the spirit of Easter and spend some quality time together? You will likely need to put in more efforts to plan out something special for your older children this Easter. After all, you cannot keep these bigger children happy with painting or hunting for Easter eggs. [...]
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Dirt covered hands and ladybug larva must mean that Spring is here!!!