2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 : Weekend Update – Hey Mom, We’re YAMPING

I believe my youngest was 18 months old the last time we camped; just a short time before his dad and I split. We loved camping. Everything about it. The outdoors, the smell of breakfast cooking over an open flame, the hiking, sleeping in a tent, sitting around the fire, seeing so many stars, EVERYTHING!

We were regulars. We often camped two, three, or more times a summer.


Mama Knows, Even When You Think She Doesn’t

I don’t know if you know or not, but I’m a NaBloMo participant. Granted, I’ve fallen off the wagon more than I’ve actually been in it, but hey, that’s why life is all about second third  fourth oh never mind, thankfully every day is another opportunity, another chance. Today’s prompt made me laugh out loud. Not because…… Continue reading Mama Knows, Even When You Think She Doesn’t


☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 32

Summer officially comes to an end this week…well not officially on the calendar, but officially for me as I return to work midweek. I started thinking, ‘how can we end our summer activities on a high note?’ It was decided there was no better way than to GO GET ICE CREAM! Activity 32 – Visit…… Continue reading ☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 32


☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 29

We live in a fairly large suburb of a somewhat large city. It is not conducive to walk to many places. For instance, we cannot walk to a local grocery, shop, or library. Hence, we drive EVERYWHERE! When we do want to walk, typically, we drive to a local park or a neighborhood other than…… Continue reading ☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 29


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 27

We have a disease around here. It’s a nasty lil critter that will occasionally rear its ugly lil head. This is a disease I think most families probably have; they just don’t know it. Typically, you start seeing antsy pants and discontentment mulling around the house. That’s how you know it’s coming What?  What do…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 27


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 25

Doesn’t seem possible, but I guess title’s don’t lie. So, activity 25 was full of stuff, fun stuff, learning stuff, and well just stuff. It’s sort of a nonsense sort of activity but wow, does it produce the laughter (I really seem to be on this whole laughter kick as of late. What’s that about?)…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 25


☼ Summer of Fun☼ Activity 23

Howdy! Welcome back! Are you enjoying your summer? I know we’ve had an action packed summer and I’m looking forward to more fun as we blow full steam ahead into July. Ah July! Time for celebrating the 4th with fireworks and food, going to the pool, lounging around the house…YEP, we’ve definitely hit the lazy…… Continue reading ☼ Summer of Fun☼ Activity 23


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 22

It’s so nice to have the boys back and the activities going forward. I miss them when they aren’t here. Sometimes when we pick an activity I wonder how in the world we’re going to do it. Today’s activity made me feel that way. As a matter of fact it was actually chosen before the…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 22