Last week while her big sisters were at Vacation Bible School in the evening I spent some quality time hanging out with my little Lilah Rose. One of those evenings we used that time to wander around Target checking out the dollar spot as well as peeking at all of the clearance end caps. We also swung by the baby food aisle to stock up on some Gerber snacks for Lilah. All four of my girls have been big fans of Gerber Lil’ Crunchies, but while selecting a few flavors a new product caught my eye on the shelf above. … …..
Two words that definitely describe me are crafty and creative. I love thinking up new ideas and seeing my thoughts become a reality. My hubby on the other hand tends to roll his eyes when the wheels in my brain start turning because he knows I will be asking him to assist when it comes to using saws, drills, and other tools. But recently I had the opportunity to try out the new BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium 2-Speed Drill and decided this project was going to be completed entirely on my own. I envisioned an American Flag comprised of wood … …..
We’ve been a family of 6 for just about 4 weeks now, and summer break is in full swing. While my husband has been off work with me to adjust to our new family and sweet baby Julian, we’ve had so much fun spending quality time with our boys. Since the weather has been pretty much beautiful, we’ve spent a ton of time enjoying the outdoors. Our boys play outside every day they possibly can, and we’ve been burning through the sunscreen like no tomorrow. Since children receive three times as much sun exposure than adults do every year, we … …..
Summer time has finally arrived which means our family is spending most of our days beside the pool. We decided to invest in a pool pass and so far have been at the pool at least twice a week. If we decide to stay home for the day at the very least the kiddie pool gets filled in the backyard. Basically to us summer fun equals water. During our time at the pool I have seen quite a few waterlogged stuffed animals tossed to the side which is why I never let my girls take their favorite plush pals anywhere … …..
This is our first summer in our new house, and the boys are so excited to spend tons of time outdoors. Before, we lived in the city with a sizeable yard for the neighborhood, but it was shaded and pretty rocky. Now we sit on almost half an acre with a tulip tree and some pine trees, and flat, beautifully green country lawn. The boys have already started soaking up the summer sun with their swing set and trampoline, but we had a heat wave last week that demanded something a bit more cool. We broke out our brand new … …..
Laundry. I admit that it is my least favorite chore because it never seems to be done. It’s a never ending cycle that I just never can quite catch up on. Especially with four little ones in the house and a husband that comes home from work covered in dirt. There is some laundry that didn’t seem to bother me nearly as much. Those teeny tiny newborn outfits fresh out of the wash filling my nose with the delicious baby scent. There’s just something about tiny outfits and that distinct scent that makes the task of laundry a tad more … …..
My girls are counting down the days til school is out and summer is officially here. They are so ready to trade in desks, math facts, and spelling words for pools, flip flops, and diving rings. And I must say I am right there with them. But as a mom I know that with water also comes danger which is why I firmly believe that teaching children to swim and promoting water safety is very important. SwimWays feels the exact same way and so they founded National Learn to Swim Day in 2012. May 21st will mark SwimWays 5th annual … …..
School is quickly coming to a close for our boys, and we are all so excited for the arrival of warmer weather. This year, we even have a new baby joining us, and we’re ready for a summer packed full of fun and learning! But unfortunately, along with all of the outdoor activities and beautiful weather, a nasty cold bug or two seems to catch on in the transition. Even though we try our best to keep those germs away, sick still seems to get very real in our house. Plus,when you have a home full of boys like we … …..
This post was sponsored by The Motherhood and MiMedia. All opinions are my own. I have crazy amounts of digital media stored all over the place. External hard drives. Camera SD cards. Smart phones. Tablets. Discs. Jump Drives. Laptops. Everywhere. And so when I am looking for a specific photo it can take me hours to track it down. Not only that, but more times than I care to admit I have completely lost precious memories. For example a smart phone will not survive a swim in the porcelain throne. Or when my laptop flashed the screen of death and … …..
To say things have been crazy around here would be a bit of an understatement. Tomorrow my two oldest daughter’s will celebrate their 8th and 6th birthdays. All these years later and it still blows my mind that they were born on the same day exactly two years apart. Yesterday I baked eight dozen cupcakes for them to take to school today to celebrate with their teachers and friends. Tomorrow morning we have soccer team pictures and then games all morning. And after that we will be heading up to Maumee Bay State Park to simultaneously celebrate the lodges 25th … …..