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fairy village redux

Fairy Village Redux

Last year I posted on our lovely Fairy Village.  Due to our harsh winter I put the village away until spring.  When it was time to rebuild … we made some major improvements. We started our Fairy Village Redux 2014 with
Enjoying a Cup of Bubble Tea!

BUBBLES: Books, Crafts, & Fun

I’ve always been a sucker for BUBBLES.  Never grew out of loving them.  And now that I have kids, I share my love of bubbles with them! We’ve been having a lot of fun with bubbles in a few different ways
PlayDrMom shares a simple wreath to make for the 4th of July

a simple wreath for the 4th of July

Just like keeping Food for the Fourth simple, I like to keep the decorations for Independence Day low-key too!  I love creating ribbon and yarn wrapped wreaths because they are quick and easy to to and very easily adaptable for any
Fun Food for the Fourth of July

Food for the 4th!

I am all about keeping food fun and simple … and celebrating the birth of our nation is no exception.  We My husband usually grills up some hamburgers and hot dogs … maybe some fresh corn on the cob.  My mom brings
PlayDrMom's ABCs of Summer

The ABCs of SUMMER … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s SUMMER.  I’m really looking forward to all the fun my kids and I will have this season.  I rounded up the ABCs of Summer … for a ton of fun from A to Z! A – Visit an Aquatic Center
The Bicycle Book

The Bicycle Book, by Gail Gibbons – Virtual Book Club for Kids

We missed out on last month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids … just got too busy (… and the kids weren’t too into the activities I could come up with!)  So, we definitely didn’t want to miss THIS month.  BUT, we’ve
Painting ROCKS!

Painting ROCKS!

One early evening my kids and the neighborhood kids (we’re very lucky to have 2 families with kids around the same age right next door and behind us) were all playing in our combined backyards.  The seemed ready for a new
a simple music area

Create a Simple Outdoor Music Play Area

I’ve seen lots of great ideas on Pinterest on ways to create music areas for outside …  and I wanted to give it a shot. Here’s our SUPER SIMPLE Outdoor Music Play Area … Like I said, SUPER SIMPLE.  I hung
Lemonade Stand ... Henry style

A Mario Power Lemonade Stand

One afternoon last week me and the kids found ourselves with a couple of free hours, so I asked them if they wanted to have a lemonade stand.  They both got excited and Henry (my 6 year old) stated, “We should
Loving the Olympics

Loving the Olympics … playing and learning through the Summer 2012 Games

Here’s some playful ways we’ve had fun taking part of the Olympics this summer … 1.  We had a sleepover party with Nana/my mom to watch the opening ceremony and played Olympic Opening Ceremony Bingo created by Thirty Handmade Days.  It
Tinker. Hack. Invent. Make.

Maker Faire Detroit 2012

I’ve heard about Maker Faire Detroit for the last couple of years and thought it might be a fun event to take the kids to.  But after spending a day there yesterday there is no might be … this event is a
let your imagination swing!

Let Your Imagination SWING! – MeMe Tales Readathon Week 4

Although we were a bit late to start, the kids and I have been participating in MeMe Tales  Readathon.  If you haven’t signed up already, make sure to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to get the whole family reading together