Monday, August 26, 2013


Last Saturday night, we went out to my sister & brother-in-law's house for a bonfire. The kids love to do this! There was a lot of roasting, eating, and playing! So much fun!!
(These pictures are in a weird order, but I was too lazy to fix them.) :o)

The last thing they did was light a big bonfire out of the limbs that they had come down in the last storm we had. It was BIG! My silly boys thought this was fun even though it was super hot!

Thanks again Amy & Sam! It was a fun evening spent with family!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Handprint Color Words

I saw this project on Pinterest (shocking, I know!), and I thought it would be cute for Miss Emma's playroom that her Momma just got all fixed up for her. It is color words with her handprint in each of the colors! 
We started out with half sheets of card stock & I printed the color words on each sheet:

Then I painted Emma's little hands & pressed them onto the paper:

She has actually gotten really good at keeping her fingers out and straight! 
These are the finished papers:

Next, I went to Micheal's and got scrapbook paper in each color with a cute design on it. Here are some:

I also made one that says, Emma's Color Words with her picture. :0)

Here they are up in Emma's playroom!!

Emma did a great job & I'm glad she & her mommy like them!

Friday, August 16, 2013

First Day of School! (2013)

It's finally here!! The first day of school!! ;0)

All of the kids were ready & somewhat willing to go this morning. Lily was the only one that was super excited. The boys were not as enthusiastic as she was. :0)

Here are the kids' first day pictures with some of their favorite things:

Outside school. They all have their, "Please stop taking pictures of us smiles".

Zach & his teacher, Sister Eloise. I almost didn't get this picture, he almost got away from me. I don't think I am even going to try next year. :0)

Lily was the next one to be dropped off. Her teacher is on maternity leave, so no picture with the teacher, but she was super excited to be there anyway!

Riley was the last one to be dropped off. This is him and his teacher Mrs. Matechik. Poor Riley was so nervous!! I know he will have a great day though!

Jeff & I got them all dropped off and then I went to pick up Miss Emma from my mom's. It's going to be fairly quiet around here today. And I am OK with that!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

End of Summer

It's that time of year again. When we say goodbye to late nights, lazy days, and endless fun, and say hello to early bedtimes, scouts, dance, meetings, and school year fun. Tomorrow, all three of my kiddos head back to school for the year. I asked them what some of their favorite things we did this summer were. Here are their answers.




Worlds of Fun


Vacation (Worlds of Fun & Coco Key)


Making popsicles


Coco Key

Paint balloons

4rh of July

We had so much fun this summer with our very own family carnival, drive-in movies, family movie nights, shaving cream play, swimming, riding bikes & scooters, reading new books, water balloon fights, and just plain old being lazy around the house sometimes. We all agree it was a good summer!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back To School Gifts

Every year, I have the kids bring their new teachers something for the first day of school. I think it was cookies last year. This year, I got lotion for each teacher & put a cute tag on it wishing them a "smooth" year. :0)

Last year, I started giving the kids a first day of school treat with a cute saying. You can see what I did last year here:

This year, I got Hostess cakes & put :First (or 3rd or 5th) Grade is a piece of cake!

They will also get a bag of starburst, wishing them a day bursting with fun!

The kids all loved getting a special treat for the first day of school, so I hope they like these just as much!