summer vacation activities

  • Kool-Aid Clouds

    The other day my pet unicorn, Sprinkles, and I were babysitting my little niece. Now, normally we are not supposed to bring guests with us if we go visit Sprinkles’s family in the Cotton Candy Kingdom– but Mr. & Mrs. Unicorn have taken a liking to my niece (who wouldn’t really?).

    It was a super fun trip. My niece got to meet the Tooth Fairy, a group of mermaids, and Jack Frost. You would think that meeting such icons would have wowed her. Nope. She was most obsessed with the fact the ground with made of rainbow clouds. She jumped on them. Rolled on them, Slid on them. She was so happy I was concerned that she may have a #heartexplosion. 😉

    When we got home to Colorado… she really wanted to play in the rainbow clouds again. Unfortunately they don’t transport well…. so we have to come up with an idea so she could play in rainbow clouds at home. After searching the internet for hours, I came across a recipe from an amazing blogger.

    {Growing A Jeweled Rose has a fun recipe on her blog for a Kool-Aid sensory bin and I loved it so much we filled a kiddie pool in the stuff! Ha. You should totally take a second and check out her stuff. She’s a genius!} read more

  • The Family Time Bucket-List

    Family Time. It is incredibly important. Sometimes in our hectic daily lives we have to schedule it in. Which is totally fine… as long as it is in there!  :)  Over the years I have had parents on several occasions, open up to me about how hard it is for them to come up with an idea for their family time. The truth is, your kids want to spend time time with you… even if sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. (Preteens. Enough said.) — so what you do doesn’t have to be complicated.

    Well, we are a week into the new year and I am sure that like me, many of you have made resolutions and are looking forward to a fresh start in 2015. Why not add “spending more time together as a family” to your resolutions? If you do, here is my gift to you: The Family Time Bucket-List. I have compiled a list of 100 things I do with the children I nanny, as well as some of the ways my family spent time together growing up. Enjoy!

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