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Outdoor Fun

We have been spending most of our days outside. Thankfully, until this week, the humidity has been very low which allows fun in the sun! We have two games we really like to play. The first is an adding game and the second an old classic.


{Excuse my phone photos, I cannot hold a baby and take photos with my larger camera! Thank goodness for phone cameras so I can still capture the moments!}

Using sidewalk chalk, I write numbers 1-10. I then say an addition problem and Logan jumps on the correct number. Hannah just jumps on the number after him. Mental and physical exercise!

The other is one of my favorite childhood games.


I just love this game!

What fun, outdoor games do you enjoy!?!?


4th of July Shirts- Printable!

 I love the 4th of July and am working on great dinner plans and a day of celebration. In preparation, we are doing a few crafts ahead of time.

This year's crafts include shirts! (I think my husband is thankful that I only make the kids shirts!!!)

If you would like to download the full size image, please click on the thumbnail below.

To make a shirt:

1. Print your image out on t-shirt transfer paper. You can find this at any craft store or general merchandise store (Walmart, Target, etc.)

2. Cut out the image. For the star, I cut as close to the wording as possible. Keep in mind any border will be white on your material.

3. Iron on the image using your transfer paper's directions.

4. Let cool and wear!

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help! You can leave a comment or email me at

Linking up at:

DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy

Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple

Patriotic Categorically Crafting at Someday Crafts


Welcome Summer Party


 I apologize for being missing in action. As we all know, life gets busy! However, we did do some fun activities.

I love to celebrate and decided I want to start throwing parties for just for fun. This year we started our first annual "Welcome Summer" celebration.

I whipped up an invite for our little party.

I went with the theme for watermelon because I LOVE watermelon and  ages ago I bought watermelon plates and could use them with our theme.

Fortunately or unfortunately, our celebration spanned a whole weekend. We had to split up our party and dinner. We celebrated Summer on Sunday evening complete with cupcakes and a melon drink. I mixed ginger ale, watermelon, honey dew, canteloupe, and mint together. I think it was a little too melony. Next time, I will just add watermelon and mint to the ginger ale.

To welcome in Summer, I went to the dollar store and purchased a few goodies for the kids.

Our fun little party consisted of a little pool, sprinklers, and bubbles. The kids had a blast dumping water on each other and running around in the sun. I even got to sit and enjoy some wonderful adult company.

If you would like the printables, please let me know! I haven't had a chance to put them in a format to post on the web yet. It's one of those "To Do" items on my list.


Paper Boats

Please imagine this picture in a pool or bath full of water. We did test them out, but my kids were in their birthday suits and I don't think in 15 years they will appreciate their cute little bums on the world wide web.


We are in the midst of our second heat wave here in PA. I believe it is almost 100 degrees and then add in the very high humidity and you have a perfect day to play in the pool. These boats are a lot of fun to fold and play with during water time. Logan colored his and I folded. I really suggest using this You Tube video for instructions. The written directions can be very confusing.

We stuck on packing tape underneath the boat to keep it from soaking up the water. It seemed to work out well (unless you don't fold well like me and your boat tips over!) Enjoy!


Dirt with Worms... Yum!


We made dirt and it was yummy! Ours had ooey, gooey worms crawling throughout. The perfect summer treat!

To make you will need:

  • softened 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Thawed Cool Whip
  • Oreos
  • Vanilla pudding
  • gummy worms

1. Make the vanilla pudding according to the directions.

2. Crush your Oreos into very small pieces. I used a food processor, but you can also place some Oreos into a baggie and crush with your hands. Make sure you do not overfill or your bag will break.

3. Mix together cream cheese, butter, and sugar.

4. Mix the vanilla pudding into your cream cheese mixture.

5. Layer the Oreos and pudding/cream cheese mixture. Place the gummy worms in between layers and on top.

6. Enjoy!