Sunday, July 29, 2018

Birthday Interview

Every year on our kids' birthday, we like to video tape a little birthday 'interview' with the birthday kid.  It will be fun for them to look back on and see what their favorite things and people were back when they were that age.  This has been a fun tradition and I encourage you to make it a tradition as well.

Here are a list of some ideas for the interview questions:

How old are you?
What grade are you in, or going in to?
Who are your best friends?
What do you like most about school?
What is your favorite subject in school?
What are some fun things you have done lately?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite movie/show/YouTube channel?
What is your favorite game to play?
What are your favorite books?
Are you taking any classes or lessons?
What are some of your most favorite things to do?

This will get you started.....  Have fun coming up with some of your own questions too!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!

I hope you all had a happy 4th!  We celebrated with neighbors a couple of days beforehand with an annual BBQ potluck and swimming.  Then on the 4th, we had another BBQ potluck with extended family, which was so fun!

On the evening of the 4th, we stuck to our own family tradition of lighting some smoke bombs and waterfall fireworks in the driveway, and letting the kids do sparklers.  I love this picture that I captured of my husband and my son putting their heads together to plan out the next firework to light, while my daughter ran around with her sparklers.

Later that evening, some nearby fireworks were going off (really big ones) that we were able to enjoy from our backyard (thank you neighbors!) and several groups of military jets flew right over our house (on their way to the stadium of fire), which was SO cool!

I love family traditions!  What are your 4th of July traditions?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Amazingly Moist Salmon . . .

Here is a recipe I found, years ago, from Taste and Tell blog.  It is SO easy and SO good!!!

A couple of changes that I do with this recipe are; I leave the parsley out (because my kids won't eat anything with green specks), and I squeeze a tablespoon or two of fresh lemon juice into the mixture before spreading it onto the salmon.  I serve this with steamed broccoli and rice (or quinoa) and my kids always eat it up.


Here is the recipe :)


Monday, July 2, 2018

The easiest and quickest way to blow up your kids' pool floaties and balloons!

Seriously, every parent NEEDS this!  It will save you so much time and energy.  With every pump, it fills your floaties and balloons in no-time!

With this tool, you will never have to blow up another floatie or balloon with your mouth again! This has been one of the very best purchases I've ever made.  It's easy enough that your kids can use it to blow up their inflatables from now on. What are you waiting for?  #justdoit

Get yours here.