Saturday, June 30, 2012

Boat race down the creek

We went to Scott Run Creek in Mclean, Va and had a blast. This was the first time we took the kiddos to the creek, so I wasn't too sure if J would like it or not. C is pretty passive so wasn't too worried about her.

Well it was a hit, J had so much excitement that he was like a little boy on speed. We spent 2 hours there and he still didn't want to leave when it was time.

J thought this was the coolest walking in the water with his shoes

Got all his creek toys ready for some fun

J has a thing for tires and wanted to get this tire out of the creek....too funny.

Race the boats

Look the boats are going down it

Trying to get the red boat

Look I got it!!!


C loved the water

Friday, June 29, 2012

Patriotic fruit picnic

It was a nice day out so I got together the picnic stuff and made the kids a Red, White, and Blue fruit tray for alittle picnic fun.

Then J wanted to make some jucie so I gave him the packet to make blue kool-aid.

The kids really enjoyed, pouring the juice and eating the fruit.
Fun way to get festive for July 4th coming.

I used a plastic table cloth and had J set up the plates and cups for alittle picnic time.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ladybug mobile out of recycled egg carton

We painted and made a recycled craft with our left over egg cartons since we have alot from Easter.

We read The Grouchy Ladybug and 10 little ladybugs since we are working with numbers.

Thought it would be fun to make something ladybug, so we did.

Colored paint
Egg carton
2 wood sticks
Black puff paint (used for line and dots for ladybugs)

First I took the sticks and crossed them to make a X and tied the yarn around the center, second had J paint the ladybugs. Let them dry then we painted the stripe and dots with puff paint. Then I poked the holes on the top of the egg carton and pulled yarn thru.

Painting the egg carton

Adding the dots for the ladybug

J's hanging ladybug mobile

All finished

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Summer treat day 1

This summer we are doing a Tuesday treat day each week, so this is the 1st Tuesday of summer and we went to a cute cupcake place to enjoy whatever flavor the kiddo's wanted.

They both got vanilla cupcake with strawberry icing and sprinkles.

It was a fun time, hope you are able to do a treat day this summer with the kiddo's. It was a great bonding time. Great memories!

C is ready to dig it.

Love "J's" face you can tell he is enjoying it.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Making sun fruit tea

With summer here and the weather HOT, thought it would be neat to show J what happens when you place tea bags in the water and leave it in the sun.

So I had J fill up the jug with water and add the tea bags in, then we placed it in the sun and waited.
I think that was the hardest part for J so I had to keep him busy and his mind off the tea.

He was so excitied to see what was going to happen, he kept asking to check on the tea. It was cute.

We came back several hours later and the water turned brown, J's face was priceless when he saw that.

So it was ready we added some strawberries and sugar to it.

Love how the simple things in life can have so much excitement from kids.

Great summer fun for the kids.

Adding water

Adding tea bags (2)

Can you tell he was REALLY excited

Love this picture J was just so happy about this tea.

Cutting up the strawberries

Adding sugar

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Firework bubble fun

Great way to cool off during the HOT summer days and still have some fun. Get 1 tub from Home Depot for $5.00 and fill with dish soap, water and food coloring or kool-aid to have colored bubble fun.

Also the tub can be used for other fun sensory play as well.

With July 4th coming we did RED, WHITE, and BLUE firework bubbles.

After you put the food coloring in the bubbles if you take a spoon/stick and twirl around it looks like fireworks with the red, white, and blue. You can do it with any colors.

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