Make Your Own Rainstorm

We have the most amazing local interactive museum that opened earlier this summer called the Museum of Natural Curiosity. We took a tour for their grand opening and the boys talked about it for weeks afterward! We kept hearing that it was packed with excited kids the rest of the summer, so we avoided going even though we were being begged often. Now that school is back in session, we were itching to go again during regular elementary school hours to get another peek with less chaos. Every square inch of the museum is something educational and interactive, and almost all of the exhibitions … Read more

turtle time!

This past week we threw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party with Target (post to come soon!) and while we watched the kids play we noticed one thing that changed a life-long assumption. When we were young, we watched brothers and friends play Turtles. Each kid had their favorite character – Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, or Raphael – and we always assumed that boys just had a favorite color and picked accordingly. As we watched our party guests play, we realized it was much more thoughtful than that. Each child seems to base their choice on the Turtle of choice’s skills, personality, and what unique qualities they … Read more

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FRYday : Emily

I’ve had romantic feelings toward the “Summer Live List” every time I see it pop up on whatever feed I’m scrolling through. I just love it! What a sweet idea to corral all the small and simple but quintessential things that make Summer so great into one big jar, ripe for the picking and family memory making. I have yet to make this official at my house so keep reading for the insider scoop from two of my friends who DO, and why it’s not too late! First, Kelly @kelleyjensen has been sharing her #jensensummerlivelist via Instagram for a couple … Read more

Road Rally 2014 Recap

Photos by Chelsey Searle. We had our 2nd Annual Road Rally this past week and have a whole slew of pictures if you’d like to see! This year we co-hosted the event with Freshly Picked, Little Hip Squeaks and ChatBooks! You can check out last year’s event here, but we wanted to share some new things we added that were a huge hit!   First up, was the Bike Washing Station! We all kept wondering why we don’t set our kids up with a bucket and a sponge more often! They all scrubbed their bikes and scooters until they shined. … Read more

bikes and things

This post is brought to you by Monkey Bar Storage. Storage options for every hobby and every garage. Locals visit here. Our favorite outdoor family-time activity would have to be on our bikes. We all joke that the happiest (and most quiet) our grumpy two-year-olds can be is riding in their bike seat or in the trailer. There’s nothing like taking in your city or town with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face! Here are some favorite bike and accessories we’ve been loving: 1. Kids bikes are like lots of gear for kids… You get … Read more