Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mom...Im Bored

I get so tired of hearing that they are bored, when there is so much to do!!!!!  So I made several activity list; an indoor activity list, an out door activity list, a parent permission activity list, a family activity list, an art activity list and a night time fun activity list.  The indoor and art list work the same way they do at school.  They have a clothes pin with their name and they move it to the activity or "center" then they play there for at least 30 min before moving to the next "center".  They must clean the center before moving.  I have word documents  I will try to upload later :)
Family Things to do Click Here For Word Doc
Go to a Ball Game
Geo Catching                                                 
Boat Ride 
Visit A Farm                                                        
Go to A museum
Go Camping                                                             
Go to the Beach 
Summer Reading Program
Board Games
Play Ground
Movie and Pop Corn Night 
Feed the Ducks        


Foose ball
Air hockey
 Kitchen pretend play  
Light bright
Super Heros
Army Men
 Light Box     
 Hot Wheels      
Free Choice

Out door activities - Doc 1 Doc 2 Doc 3
Make a Water Pinata    
Play in the Kid Car Wash
Paint a Mural
Spray Tag        
Water Balloons
Stepping Stones
Play Hole In one (Frisbee pool sponges)
Play with Colored Ice In swimming pool
Play will it sink or Float                         
Sponge Toss (two buckets, car sponge)  
make Tye Die Wall                           
Frog Hunt             
Make Garden Tralis
Toy Car wash                                                                                                  
Wash Moms Car
 Wash Dogs                                                                                                         
Penny Race
 Treasure Hunt                                                                  
 Free Play
Make Leaf Rubbing                                                                      
Collect Pine Cones
Make a Collage                                                                                              
Build a Fort
Have a Picnic                                                                   
Draw your house from the out side                 
Play soccer                                                                      
Find 10 Different kinds of Flowers
 Go Swimming                                                                    
Fly paper Air Planes
Hide and Seek                                                               
Obstacle Course Day
 Play in the Rain                                                                 
Play In the Mud
Paint Rocks     
Play in Sprinklers
 Hop Scotch        

Parent Permission Things To do Click Here for Word Document
Make Dinner For your Family                                                                  
Bake Cookies                                                                                 
Start A Band                                                                                  
Lemonade Stand                                        
Make A Movie                                                                                            
Tie- Die t-shirts                                         
Pillow Fight                                                                                                 
Make a Volcano                                                                
Dance Party       


Art Station things to do: Click here for word document
Googlie eye craft                                                                     
Pipe cleaner fun
 Silly puddy                                                               
Foam crafts
 Play dou                                                                                   
 Cut and glue                                                                              
Moon Sand
Construction Paper
 Gemstone craft                                                                   
Stick craft
Night Time Fun
 Flash Light Tag
Star Gazing                                                                                        
Make Shadow Puppets

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

For the love of Pintrest

I have had so much fun finding and doing crafts on pintrest.  If you are not familiar with pintrest, its an online virtual pin board.  Its similar to finding things you like in a magazine, but you are able to organize them in to categories and come back later to find them.  Here are a few things we did over Christmas:

Made Santa Hats & Beards

Decorated our doors (idea found on pintrest

 Played with Insta Snow (

We have had such a fun Christmas!  And now there are only 5 days left!!!!!  The excitement is killing me :)

Friday, December 16, 2011


My kids love Christmas, and they LOVE their school Christmas parties.  A few years back Noah and I were waiting for his teacher to arrive to school & he was telling me all about how the day was going to go down

Noah - Mom today there are three rules (holds up finger)
Rule #1 - No nap today
Rule #2 - We party all day
Rule # 3 - We play all day

Me - Really? Why dont you run that by your teacher

Noah - (sheepishly) Do we have to nap today?

Teacher - Yes noah, but you will be exauseted by nap time


Wishing you a great party day

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Merry Christmas

Last December we were walking in the Mall and this man started talking to my boys
man - What do you think Santa is going to bring you for Christmas?
Eli - Nothing, we haven't been very good this year
Man - Laughter

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I have been using this cool site called swagbucks.  You earn points for searches and other things you do and can redeem your points for gift cards.  Pretty cool with Christmas coming up.  Click this referral link  to get started :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Walmart - Ladies Man

We were at walmart and two young women walked by Noah turned his head and said "well, hello ladies" I promptly slapped him on the top of the head and said "Noah!" to which he started laughing hysterically.He thinks hes real funny

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Named After

Both of my children were named after great men in the Bible.  Eil's full name is Elijah and he is named after Elijah the profet who was taken to Heaven with out dying.

So on the way home one day Eli said "Mom what if one day I am looking for my shoes and God just takes me to heaven and you cant find me?  and I said "well Eli I dont think that is going to happen"  and he said "Well its happened before"

Friday, August 26, 2011


I was tucking Eli in to bed and he said "mom don't you know I am nocturnal". I just shook my head

Thursday, June 9, 2011

San Antonio Day Six

This was our last day in San Antonio. 

We woke up and drove up to Rio Vista Park in San Marcos Tx.  There is an awesome swimming hole there and the kids loved it.  They went down the rapids.  My Crazy boys!!!!  I love them so much and they had a blast.  Then we were headed home!

Today's Savings -
Hotel - $100 (points)

Today's savings - $100

Day One Savings - $150
Day Two Savings - $143
Day Three Savings - $210
Day Four Savings - $100
Day Five Savings - $100
Day Six Savings - $100
Total Trip Savings - $803

San Antonio Day Five

We had so much fun at Sea World that we scraped our original plans & headed back to the park.  We fed the dolphins (a total blast) rode our favorite ride (Journey to Alantis) and re saw our favorite show (Azul) then it was off to the water park for more swimming and fun!!!

Oh and we had so much fun at the Magic Time Machine that we went BACK for dinner!  This time Malibu Barbie was our waitress.  It was a blast!

We also saw Daphnie

 Captain jack!

 And Velma!

Today's Savings
Hotel Savings - $100 (points)

Today's total savings - $100

Day One Savings - $150
Day Two Savings - $143
Day Three Savings - $210
Day Four Savings - $100
Day Five Savings - $100
Total savings thus far - $703

San Antonio Day Four

On day four of our San Antonio adventure we headed to the Water Park at Sea World.  The meal passes they have are well worth the money. (unlimited food and drink) We floated the lazy river, did all the slides we were tall enough to do, played in the kiddy area and the wave pool!  Eli and I got beat up by the waves.  Daddy (Wes) is much more comfortable with the kids being dare devils that I am.  At one point I heard this man say "wow, look at that kid, he is crazy"  I looked to see he was pointing at my son (Eli) and I said "yep this one keeps me on my toes!"
All & All it was a wonderful day!

Savings -
Hotel - $100
Todays savings - $100

Savings thus far -
Day One Savings - $150
Day Two Savings - $143
Day Three Savings - $210
Day Four Savings - $100
Total Savings thus far - $603

San Antonio - Day Three

Sea World Here we come!!!
We finally found a Dunkin Donuts.  Man that was not easy.  But once we found it we enjoyed it.  Then off to Sea World for a day of fun.  We had a quick que pass (puts you at the front of the line)  I hightly recomed it.  Totally worth the money.  We got to ride all the rides that the kids were tall enough for & see all the shows.  If we had not had the quick que pass, I am not sure this would have happened.

Azul is by far the best show.  I would compare it to a Disney show.  We were not all that impressed with the Shamu show, now that they can not swim with the Orka Whales, its not that interesting.

 Lunch with the Whales

 Traning pratice

 Watching Azul


One last picture set, I thought this was so funny!!!!

Day three was our all day Sea World day
Hotel Savings - $100 (points)
Dunkin Donut Savings - $15 (points)
Sea World Savings $100 (special ran early  in the year)
Todays savings - $210

Day One Savings - $150
Day Two Savings - $143
Day Three Savings - $210
Total Savings thus far - $503

San Antonio Day Two

Man we slept so great!  The kids actually slept in.  I love hotels!!!!  After everyone was dressed it was off to Jack in the box for breakfast.  After a yummy and totally unhealthy breakfast (trust me I tried, Wes laughed at me and said there is nothing healthy at Jack in the Box)

It was off to the Alamo. We had a blast walking around the grounds and telling the kids some Texas history.

Then we were off to Rilpeys believe it or not, which was interesting but I think Wes enjoyed it more than I did. 

 After Ripleys we headed to the Wax museum, which I loved.  It was so fun taking pitures with the different celebritys.  Wes even met the president.

Now it was time to tour the river walk.  We had a fun and informative boat ride, then lunch on the river walk. Whooo - what a day.
By the water wall

Pretty Candy Apples
Pretty baby ducks
 Lunch on the river


But were not done yet...oh no.  Back to the hotel for a short breather, changed clothes and off to the river we go!!!!  After a fun swim we headed to Red Robin for a bite to eat and NOW its time to rest.  Tomorrow is a big day :)

Savings -
Hotel Savings - $100 (points)
Jack in the Box - $15 (credit card points)
Red Robin - $20 (groupon)
Ripleys & wax Museum - $8 (coupon)
Total Savings today - $143

Day One Savings - $150
Day Two Savings - $143
Week Savings so far - $293