Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Frozen Yogurt Bites

The word NO seems to be a large part of my vocabulary lately. Mason: "Mom can I have a fruit roll up for breakfast" Me: "No" Eli: "Mom, can I be ungrounded and play the Wii" Me: "NO" With out intending to I feel as though the word NO is almost an immediate response to some of the things my kids ask of me. The truth is my life can be somewhat of a chaotic mess. I  tell myself I'll take more time to do things with the kids when I get organized and the house is ALWAYS clean. The thing is the mess will always be there to take care of, but the moments I spend with my kids watching them play will be gone in what seems like a snap of my fingers. Anyway, before I get any more sappy my point is I need to learn to lighten up, let go of my expectations for myself a little and learn to say YES! So the other day when Emma asked if we could make frozen yogurt bites again I figured what the heck, I even gave up the right to do it myself and let them have full control. It's these little things that I hope they remember some day.

If you've never made these before they are SO easy and seem to be a big hit with kids (at least mine anyway). Use any of your flavored yogurt and spoon it into a ziploc bag and snip off a tip, make it small otherwise it comes out in huge globs. To make it even easier you can use gogurts and not have to mess with the ziploc. Squeeze onto a cookie sheet, place in the freezer (maybe 20-30 minutes), pop them out and ENJOY. Eat fast they melt quickly especially on a hot day.  Yes, I got this lovely idea from Pinterest!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recycled play

So I ♥ Pinterest and it's plethora of wonderful ideas. (Yes I said plethora, hey it's my blog and I can!)  Free and easy and I'm so on top of that! Just a simple empty laundry soap container and we had a good 20 minutes of fun. We even cut it short because Daddy came home and wanted to play baseball. Can't wait to get it out again and let them play.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Snap Happy. Having a bit of fun with my new toy and some photo editing. I'm no professional, but still a lot of fun.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


"Huh? Why?" This is how my kids responded when I ask them if they wanted to get dirty and play with mud. If you can't tell by their reaction this is something I've never invited them to do. Even my husband was a little leary of my idea but I figured what the hey, I want summer to be fun and full of excitement and if a little dirt gets them excited for 20 minutes or so, who could it hurt.  Here's to a happy and free summer!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

All in a days work.....

My To do list may be a mile long and my house appears to look like a tornado ripped through it but we we're busy having fun.

It's Almost Here!

It's hard to believe summer is almost here. In two days my kids will walk out of their classrooms and I'll inevitably have tears in my eyes watching them say goodbye to their teachers and friends. They will be so excited for summer, the later nights and sleeping in, walks in the woods to the lake, endless water play, trying to reach the leaves as they swing up in the air, feeling their toes in the sand, letting the sun kiss their cheeks and turn their hair a lighter shade of blonde. I will be sad to watch them leave their room knowing they are growing up so quickly right in front of me, getting smarter and a tad bit sassier by the minute.  I want this summer to be different.
I want to ENJOY every minute I have with them. Even though I know now it will be crazy and busy, I want to spend every minute living life and enjoying every minute. Take in every giggle, every smile and love every minute of my precious time with them. I'm not going to sweat the small stuff, I'm not going to let frustration take over when things don't go quite as I planned.

I'm going to let the sand touch my toes, let the sun kiss my checks all the while I'm going to watch my 3 beautiful babes grow before my eyes,  I will lay with them in the grass as we watch the clouds go by, read a book under the trees as we listen to the birds sing us a sweet song, let the water touch our toes as we throw pepples in the water, let them spray me with the garden hose, stay up late and look at the stars,

sleep in the tent and tell each other stories and not worry about the sandy feet and sticky marshmallow hands touching me as we drift off to sleep, go to the library, the park, and the swimming pool, bake cookies for the neighbors, get messy with paint, blow bubbles,
go fishing, plant a garden, pick strawberries, make jam, go on a nature hunt, look at bugs, dig for worms, smell the flowers, paint rocks,

have a water gun fight, go for a bike ride, jump in the lake, visit the marsh, feed the ducks,

 climb in trees, build forts and ENJOY every minute!