My kids love to find and feed the animals in our yard! We frequently had bunnies, ducks, chipmunks and squirrels in our yard. THE KIDS LOVE IT! It is so fun to watch how excited they get over seeing the animals. This is one crazy squirrel that we had a lot of fun watching!
Friday, August 19, 2011
So I am obviously just getting to July! Wow how the time flies... We went to a firework show on the 2nd with some friends. Like always it was a blast! I couldn't believe how well the kids did because it was soooo late! But Brecken had fire which made him really happy! He is such a pyro!
We almost had it!!! We almost got the sparklers to say USA.... the s got a bit cut off..
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I have a friend that makes cards out of shaving cream..weird but cool. I though hey how about for the fourth we make some cards to send out to family to say we love you..great idea right? WRONG! Really what mom in her right mind gives kids shaving cream and food dye and says ok lets have some fun! I didn't get the memo telling me that this was probably going to turn into a disaster until it was to late. Oh they had a blast but there was shaving cream everywhere and food dye everywhere! Oh and the cards ripped and lets just say not a kid friendly craft! But all in all they had a great time so I guess that's what was important.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Hot is one thing..add HUMIDITY and it is plain torcher! We have a pool pass which is really fun, but some days I don't feel like taking the THREE to the pool by myself. I almost always have my friends teenager go with me just to watch JJ so I can solely watch the other two! Anywhoo..this day we decided to change it up a bit and have a water balloon fight! It was pretty short lived! But they enjoyed it and then we just turned on the sprinkler and let them have at it!
We attempted to play a game with them..yeah not such a great idea. All they want to do is pound them at each other!
Since it was summer and having bonfires is on our "summer list" of things to do we decided to have a Smores Party. I had no idea you could make so many variety of smores. My top two favorite that we made were strawberry marshmallows, on chocolate graham crackers, with maraschino cherries and Hersey chocolate! Can you say YUMMMM! The next fav was a chocolate covered graham cracker, regular marshmallow and Andes mints! Oh my delish!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We have this awesome weekend called Sturgis Falls. They have seriously like the downtown split into different parts for different types of people. We were at the outside park with the Talent Show. Across the river were bands playing live music, kids crafts, a parade, a car show at a different park ,down the street one way were food vendors and then the opposite way was a carnival for kids(which we decided to stay far away from, it gets a little hectic trying to keep three kids happy on rides usually..plus the fair is at the end of the summer and they will get to ride rides there.)
This was the night of the talent show! One of my friends kids was in it, so we wanted to go show our support, plus we love anything outdoors that is fun for the family.
Monday, August 1, 2011
To sum up our Wisconsin trip in one word...hmm...AWESOME. My mom planned and cooked all of the meals prior to coming, we all had our own rooms (we had our own condo!!) there were tons of great kid activities, and indoor pool bc it rained so much, my mom babysat while Mark and I went out, Sara babysat, we did some shopping and it was all just great! Growing up we didn't do a ton of family vacations. Any time I had off from school I usually spent with my dad, and it was just a hectic time in our lives so it is really fun to make up some new family trip memories. I am so thankful for the amount of time my mom put into preparing for the trips so that we could all enjoy ourselves so much. A great trip comes from good planning...and not letting me get to hungry and turning into a beast!
These uploaded a bit out of order. Well we can start by JJ caught a fish! Brecken thought that was just the coolest thing ever, the fish swallowed the hook..then we put it back in the water until I could find some tools to get the hook out, while he was in the water a HUGE BASS tried to swallow him whole..Sara yanked him up out of the water..got the tools..they didn't help and the poor thing died. All so that my kids could actually catch a fish. Poor fish, but we had fun. That is so selfish of me..