6/27/16

Things to Do - 15 Cures for Summer Boredom

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1. Giant unicorn pool float. Because unicorns. (Though I must warn you THIS THING IS HUGE, we can't even fit it in our car, it has to sit on the roof).

2. Flamingo pool float. To keep the unicorn company.

3. Ogosport Disc Game. Somehow this game is both tricky and addictive at the same time.

4. Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids - I read about this on Flash Bug Studio's blog and it sounded perfect for summer vacation.

5. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1. Just like Squirrel Girl, these books feature a female superhero (yay progress!) who is apparently awesome.

6. Car in a can. A remote control car for under $10? How cool is that?

7. Rad American Women A-Z. Because feminism.

8. Kan Jam - My kids play this at school and insist that it's crazy fun, so we bought our own set for the summer.

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9. Sphero. Kids need to code. So let's make it fun.

10. Banish Boredom - My friend Rebecca, from Not-So-SAHM, wrote a book that sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it!!

11. Walkie Talkies. The only way to make children think it's cool that you know where they are.

12. Bunch of balloons. So many balloons so fast. Call their friends, it's time for battle.

13. The Ruth Badar Ginsburg coloring book. Because feminism.

14. Stratos Spheres Board Game - Three Dimensional tic-tac-toe. Awesomeness.

15. The Forest Feast for Kids - P keeps saying how she wants to learn to cook this summer, so this seemed like the perfect book (ha! I rhyme).





6/24/16

Things to Do - The Perfect Summer Playlist

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Happy summer everyone!!

For our beach trip, one of our awesome dad friends asked everyone to contribute five good beach songs for a master playlist. And, I must admit, the result is pretty awesome. Check it out below and then login to spotify to follow!



Have a great weekend!

6/22/16

Places to Go (Vacation) - Our 4th Annual Memorial Day Outer Banks' Beach Trip (Nags Head, NC)

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For the last four years we've taken the kids out of school for a few days and rented a house in the Outer Banks with friends.

If you ask me, there's no better introduction to summer than spending the end of May at the beach (especially since school doesn't get out until the end of June). Houses rent for cheaper in May, thus allowing us to lounge ocean front at a relatively low cost.

But the best part is the village. Parenting is so much easier when there are 16 adults who all help in different ways. Plus, how wonderful is it to make one meal and then sit back and let your friends cook the rest for you?

And for kids? Who doesn't love night after night of sleepovers with several of your besties?

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DAY 2 - the forecast showed hour after hour of rain. But, luck was on our side. Though the area surrounding Nags Head was covered with storms, somehow we managed to stay precipitation-free all day.

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This may be my favorite photo ever. Just saying.

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Shrimp boil and karaoke on the deck. Total win!!

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And every beach trip needs a dance party!

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DAY 3 - the rain arrived.

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Luckily, we had karaoke, stuffed animals, and Musicly.

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DAY 4 - Fog. Lots of fog.

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This is when the hole digging became serious business.

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Best quote of the weekend, "well, I guess the world needs ditch diggers too."

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The end (for now). We've already reserved for next year and I CAN'T WAIT!!

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