I explained to MM recently how auctions work. We were playing LIFE Twist & Turns and he landed on an auction space and asked what an auction was so I very carefully and elaborately explained the concept to him using my phone as an example and then went off on a long tangent about how … Continue reading How auctions work.
One of my son's favorite games right now is LIFE Twists & Turns. This is good news for me, because it happens to be one of my favorite games (I love the original, but I have to say the new electronic one is easier to play with young kids) and he happens to be old … Continue reading LIFE lessons: Things learned playing the Game of LIFE.
June and all it's hectic chaos of vacation planning, summer camps, tornado warnings and bug spray fumes is nearly a passing trend as July starts whispering sweet nothing promises of casual summer fun, sandy beaches, exciting new adventures and patriotic holidays. The calendar and the school year officially agree now : It Is Summer! Whether … Continue reading weekend link love: june 27, 2014
A million years ago on the first day of 6th or 7th grade, a group of the soon to be Popular Girls asked me to join their Sticker Club. I still remember feeling the first tremblings of social anxiety and a fear of not fitting in. Up until then I'd always seemed able to just dive into a group of … Continue reading The Sticker Club.
Coffee. Pretty coffee mugs. Chalkboard paint. Bubbles. Chocolate. Sandal weather. Sidewalk chalk. Nice smelling countertop cleaning spray. Puppies who have just had a bath. Children who have just had a bath. Not having to bathe children or puppies. New books. Old books. Rooms full of books. Recommending a good book. A long drive with the … Continue reading Things that make me happy.
We're having a lazy summer day here. The kids are playing some epic game of make believe, the dog is peacefully snoozing (for once) and I'm trying to catch up on email, RSS feeds and household chores and scrambling to get the family ready for an upcoming trip. But first, it's time for my weekend … Continue reading weekend link love: june 20, 2014
One of the prompts for this week's writers workshop hosted by the infamous Mama Kat was to find and share an old photo and let it inspire a blog post. I love taking a nostalgic moment to look back on where we've been and where we are going, so I dug into my old photographs from June pasts … Continue reading tbt: they grow up fast.
This weekend we celebrated Fathers Day with our favorite handsome engineer. We started the weekend with an assortment of handmade cards and pictures from the kids like this portrait of Dan drawn by MM and a few goodies from ThinkGeek.com. Saturday we all went to Devils Lake State Park with some friends. We had a … Continue reading Father’s Day Weekend: Photo wrap up.