Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekend Makes

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! This weekend generally marks our very first "summer" trip to the New Jersey shore. Unfortunately, we can't make it this year (although I'm secretly a little pumped that we'll give those cold waters a little more time to warm up before our first trip of the season). But we've still got beach on our minds. Accordingly, beach weekend makes. Happy holiday!!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Project 52 -- Week 20

We finally made it back to our fave Rock Creek spot this week (spring's photos will be up next week!) and these kids were loving it. I don't know what they were looking at in this picture, but I can tell for sure that Cam was dancing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Day in the Life (May 2015)

May 12th was chock-full of us trying to get back in the groove after a week-long + visit from family, Cam's big 5th birthday party, grown-up siblings night out, and Mother's Day. Needless to say, we've all been a little tired and cranky. But we pulled it together and had a great Tuesday nonetheless. After you get your fill of our everyday, head over to No Monsters in My Bed and Where the Watermelons Grow to see what they've got going on this spring!

6.45 am -- the kids have been getting up at ungodly early hours. So I've been taking them running with me frequently. But it was already quite hot and humid on this Tuesday am, so they stayed in and "played quietly." Which really meant that they cooperated on building a LEGO portapotty whilst making up a portapotty jam set to Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" ("oh potty you, you got what I need .... " It was really something).

Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Summer Bucket List -- 75+ Ideas of Summer Fun!

You heard right. We're ready for summer, friends! And we are feeling particularly adventurous this year. The kids had a heavy hand in coming up with our bucket list (can you tell?) and I had to water down several of their ideas to make them a bit more attainable. On Cam's list, for example, was to visit "Egypt, Israel, and Hawaii." Hence, "visit somewhere exotic" on the bucket list. I'm predicting many liberal interpretations.

As with our lists from past years (2013 and 2014), we'll give updates to our progress throughout the summer. But, I will warn you. Given the number of items on our list this year, and our general readiness for summer, we're probably going to count some of May's activities as bucket list qualifiers. What's everyone else got planned!?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Weekend Makes

Ever since the weather took a turn for the warmer, our kids have been begging to have a lemonade stand. I love the idea of it, but having actually made lemonade from scratch before, I know what a pain it is to crank batches of it out. So while I'm busy trying to persuade them to make other delicious drinks, like an agua fresca stand, I'm also coming up with lemon-focused makes to satisfy their citrus curiosity. Happy weekend!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Moving with Kids!

Now that we are safely on the other side of our big house move, I'm sharing my tips on how to survive the feat and (mostly) smoothly transition the kids while keeping their spirits in tact. Head over to Honest to Nod to check it out!

Project 52 -- Week 19

Life's been a little rough + tumble lately. I always forget that the warm-weather-transition to shorter clothes generally means more scraped knees and visible bumps and bruises from playing. life. hard. These two bandaged bubs planted a whole assortment of wonderful edibles with their Grandpa D-Rock this week -- and we stayed out of their way!