summer

6, 5……1

Today we are officially the parents of a 6th Grader, 5th Grader and a 1st Grader.  I know everyone says it, but my how the time flies!  Even though we had the most summer days ever, it still seemed to go by in a flash.  We didn’t get everything done that we wanted to, but we…
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Summer Reading

As I mentioned at the beginning of the summer break, I expect the kids to read during the summer to keep their brains active.  We got the Barnes and Noble summer reading forms and started keeping track.  Since Barnes and Noble required 8 books to be read, that is what I required too.  I told…
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Things I Love -Summer Ball Season

Things I Love… This is my feature where I get to share something that I just love. Since you are my friends, I like sharing things I love with others. It could be anything from a new product, food, recipe, song, image, to a person and everything in between. This will be something I am…
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How to Survive Summer With Your Kids

If you have been reading my blog, you know that every summer I try to plan fun activities for our kids.  It doesn’t always work, but it is nice to have some ideas layed out.  This summer we have 87 Days of Fun to fill.  So I better get busy! The first thing I do…
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My New Favorite Brownies

After having a bonfire over the weekend with some friends, I had some left-over smore ingredients.  When I saw this recipe on Picky Palate, I just HAD to try them.  Picky Palate is one of my favorite food blogs so rather than reposting the recipe or retaking the photos, I am just going to send…
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82 Days of Summer Fun

For the past few years, I have tried to make our summers fun with a little bit of routine so that our days don’t get away from us.  With 3 children, I didn’t want to hear the constant “I’m bored” or “What is there to do” from the kids.  So, I came up with the…
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One More Week Until Summer

One more week until summer break for our family.  Just 5 more days of school for our kids!  Today I will be going along on a field trip with our 4th grader to several businesses in the area as part of our JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT lesson.  Then next week is full of Talent Shows, Spelling Bees,…
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Summer is over

Tomorrow is our last day of summer as the kids go back to school on Thursday. As I look back at our summer I marvel at how fast it went and all we were able to squeeze in to do. I am breathing that “back to school” sigh of relief. The boys are bored with…
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Quote for the Day

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” Bertrand Russell Summer is the perfect time to lay in the sun with a good book or sit around a bonfire with your family. Sometimes the best memories come from wasted times!
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