summer

Orange You Glad It’s Summer Gift Idea

Orange You Glad It’s Summer For the last day of school, we gave Reagan’s 3rd grader teacher this fun gift.   You could change this to fit most anything like: Orange You Glad It’s Your Birthday? Orange You Glad It’s Spring/Fall? Orange You Glad I Love You? Orange You Glad We’re Friends? I had so…
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Summer Reading and Writing Opportunity for Kids from Wigu Books

“The more you read, the more things you will know,  the more you learn, the more places you will go.” Dr. Seuss Wigu Publishing is the publisher of those great children’s books, WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE….. that I keep raving about here on the blog.  They have introduced a Summer Reading…
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How to Have a Fun Summer with Your Kids

Summer will officially begin for our family in just 22 days.  Unfortunately, it won’t be a very relaxing summer for our family as the kids have baseball, camps, and even our oldest has a job. But, we will certainly make the most of every day we have.  This summer is a short one for us…
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Scenes From Our Summer – Final Edition

School Began today.  I officially have an 8th grader, a 7th grader and a 3rd grader. Two in Middle School. YIKES! I know we will have a busy year ahead, but I am so looking forward to each and every moment. – Reagan, Bennett and Patrick – This was the one summer all three kids…
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Scenes from Our Summer

Our summer is half over already.  It seems like we have barely started.  But the kids have been kept pretty busy with baseball, basketball camps, jump rope camp, show choir camp, discovery camp and swimming lessons.  They have also had some down time at the pool, jumping on the trampoline and of course, hanging out…
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Summer Planning Made Simple With The Confident Mom

This is the beginning of the last week of school for us.  Just 4 days left and frankly, I am freaking out.  I don’t have all the projects done that I wanted to accomplish during the school year.  I don’t have everything figured out for our summer yet. In years past, I had given the…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 45

This was a busy week with catching up from vacation and getting ready for school.  We purchased school supplies  sorted through the kids’ drawers and closets and bought new clothing.  We also did a lot of Olympics watching since we had missed out on it the first week. The boys had another Sheltered Reality performance…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 44

After a week of being gone, it seems like it takes another week to catch up at home.  So, yes, this post is a week behind.  We had a great vacation starting off with a Cubs vs Pirates game in Chicago and then moving on to total relaxation at our cousin’s cabin on Lake Vermillion…
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Porch/Patio Before and After

Last summer we decided it was time to replace the deck that was built by the previous owner.   After much thought and discussion we decided on a screened-in porch.   Because the deck was still in good shape, we were able to use the deck supports and build from there.   After hiring our…
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Day #35 of Summer Vacation

Instagram had an update today and now I can’t post the pictures they way I was before.  Grrrrrr!   Anyway, here is our Day 35…..Bennett on the left and Patrick on the right performing at the end of KICKS Camp with Sheltered Reality’s Drum Group.  
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