Archive for June 2016

Our Summer Bucket List: June Update

June 30, 2016

Holy Smokes! How is it the end of June already? Every year it seems the summer flies by faster and faster. This is the very reason I put into action a bucket list plan at the beginning of the summer.

You may remember that our summer bucket list looked like this at the beginning of June

Free to be: Sweet as a Berry

June 28, 2016
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Firecracker Friends {A year of creative playdates}

June 27, 2016

Get your sparklers ready, we've got exactly one week until the 4th of July! I've got plenty of red, white, and blue fun for you, so round up your little ones and their favorite friends for a patriotic good time!

Bloggers Getting Fit: Makings Workouts Fun

June 24, 2016

Last week I told you my story and I introduced you to the three other ladies who are going on this health journey with me. If you missed it, check out all our introductions HERE.

This week we're talking about workouts. What works for us, what doesn't, and most important - how we keep our workouts fresh and fun!

Here are four things I do to keep my workouts interesting!

Ipad Apps for Young Toddlers

June 22, 2016

We recently made the trip from Florida to Michigan for the summer. We just can't take the heat ya'll. When getting ready for our trip, I was feeling a little panicky about the three hour plane ride now that Jacob is older and likely wouldn't sleep the whole time. 

I started asking around for ways to occupy him and I received some really good iPad app suggestions. Starting with those recommendations I did some research on my own and before we left I had our mini iPad loaded up with toddler games I hoped would keep him busy. 

Packing the Perfect Pool Bag: Toddler Edition

June 20, 2016

Summer is here and that means pool season is in full swing. Now that I have a toddler getting ready to go is a little more challenging than when I could just put on my suit under my clothes and head on out, but little man loves the water so we go a lot. Today I thought I'd share what we pack in our bag!

A Day in the Life with Daddy

June 19, 2016

It's 5:30 am and you're crying from your crib. They say kids who get enough sleep wake up happy but I don't buy it because I don't think you've ever woken up happy, at least not until we go in to get you. Daddy gets you from your crib even though he is still half asleep and takes you downstairs.

Bloggers Getting Fit

June 17, 2016 

In case you didn't already know, I've started a fitness adventure.  I fell victim to the post-partum slump. At some point in my pregnancy my doctor told me I would probably weigh less 8 weeks after delivery than I did before getting pregnant. And I believed him. I believed I wouldn’t have to do any work to lose the baby weight. Flash forward 2 years and it’s still here. My brother is getting married in a little less than a month and my short term goal is to get my dress to zip! I joined isagenix a few weeks ago and I’ve started jogging with my son as well as doing some YouTube fitness videos. Here’s to getting fit! If you want to follow along with my journey you can find me on Instagram as well as right here. 

Jacob is Two Wild {Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Party}

June 15, 2016

* looking for something you saw in this post? All party supplies are linked at the bottom of this post!

Where the Wild Things Are has been one of Jacob's favorite books for over a year now. For a few months it was his very favorite and he never wanted to read anything else at bedtime. Roaring like a Wild Thing was one of the first animal sounds he learned to make, along with barking like a dog and baa-ing like a sheep. So when it was time to plan his 2nd birthday party, it was easy to pick Where the Wild Things Are as the theme. 

Our Welcome Summer BBQ

June 13, 2016
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This past Sunday we packed our cooler and headed to the park to celebrate the fact that Momma doesn't have to go to work in the morning! We named it our "Welcome summer" BBQ and it's going to be a tradition from now on! 

Welcome to Toddlerhood Giveaway

June 12, 2016

So your sweet little baby is now a budding toddler eh? With a mind of their own about what they do and do NOT want?

Mine too.


June 10, 2016

Today you talk in three and four word sentences, use possesive nouns, ask what to call things you don't know, and favor the word "no!"

Today you've slowly turned from an enthusiastic eater into a picky grazer who prefers waffles, fruit, pizza and chocolate milk. 

Double Chocolate Marshmallow Treats

June 7, 2016

It's birthday week! We're in full swing with party preparations and praying we don't get rained out!! Jacob's been loving on the Chocolate Chex we picked up at Publix lately so I thought it would make the perfect gooey treat for his party. 

Our Summer Bucket List

June 3, 2016

The students are gone, the classroom is packed. The keys are turned in and the luncheon is over. 
It's officially summer!