San Leandro Public Library [Library Tour]

The next stop on our Library Tour Summer Series is the San Leandro Public Library. (This post is by Melody with italicized comments from Mom.) I've had a lot of great memories at this library. When I was little, even though my parents worked a lot, my mom rarely missed bringing the four of us kiddos... Continue Reading →

The Three Bears [Afternoon Art]

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the story for the third art project for the Afternoon of Art Summer Series . (This post is by Emily.) An Afternoon of Art We were excited about our third art project from Home Art Studio (2nd Grade) because it... Continue Reading →

Pleasanton Public Library [Library Tour]

Pleasanton Public Library was the second library in our Library Tour Summer Series. The front of the library had statues. The first one we thought was cool - a girl reading. The second statue/s we saw was of a girl reading, too. I'm assuming it's her brother she's reading to. That reminds me of me... Continue Reading →

Hayward Mural Program

Note: Check out other activities in our Summer Series! Captions by: Melody (10) Introduction by: Melody Photos by: Mom Joyce More info here –> hayward-ca.gov/residents/arts-leisure/mural-program I've always known that Hayward has murals. Actually, the only one I think of is the one at the theater. You probably drive past them too. But do you ever wonder,... Continue Reading →

Dog Art Project [Afternoon Art]

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Our second project for the Afternoon of Art Summer Series is a dog painting. (This post is by Emily.) An Afternoon of Art We had a full Memorial Day weekend, so we opted out of going to the park in the morning. We had... Continue Reading →

Fremont Main Library [Library Tour]

First in our Library Tour Summer Series is Fremont Main Library. This is the front of the library. You can't see it, but there's also benches where you can sit and a return book drop at the front of the library. Instead of electronic book returns, they have a hole in the wall that you... Continue Reading →

Mini Lasagna Cups [Kid Food]

First in our Kid Food Summer Series is Mini Lasagna Cups. We originally found another recipe but decided to go with this one, so the ingredients aren't exactly the same as the link in the bottom of the post. (This post is by Emily in case anyone was wondering who lovepeaceandstyle was.) The Ingredients I... Continue Reading →

Watermelon Art [Afternoon Art]

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. First in our Afternoon of Art Summer Series is Watermelon. (This post is by Melody.) An Afternoon of Art After we went to the park, we did an art project from Home Art Studio (2nd Grade). Home Art Studio is like a built-in teacher, like... Continue Reading →

Greenridge Park [Parks + Playgrounds]

First in our Parks + Playgrounds Summer Series is Greenridge Park. This post is by Melody with notes from Mom. This summer, instead of just sitting around the house, being bored, (not cool), we came up with an organized schedule of things to do. It began on Tuesday. We have been to Greenridge Park many times... Continue Reading →

Library Tour [Summer 2017]

Note: Check out other activities in our Summer Series! Summer Break! [Summer Series Repost] Whether these two little words bring you feelings of panic or happiness, we probably all have to agree that we have to find a rhythm for our summer days so we don't feel overwhelmed by feelings of having too much OR... Continue Reading →

Simple Green Smoothies Round #2

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. What is Simple Green Smoothies? [Repost] I heard of Simple Green Smoothies a few years ago, but because I'm not one to complicate food prep (why do more than I need to if everyone eats fruits plain as it is), I never gave it... Continue Reading →

Kid Food [Summer 2017]

Note: Check out other activities in our Summer Series! Summer Break! [Summer Series Repost] Whether these two little words bring you feelings of panic or happiness, we probably all have to agree that we have to find a rhythm for our summer days so we don't feel overwhelmed by feelings of having too much OR... Continue Reading →

Afternoon Art [Summer 2017]

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Note: Check out other activities in our Summer Series! Summer Break! [Summer Series Repost] Whether these two little words bring you feelings of panic or happiness, we probably all have to agree that we have to find a rhythm for our summer days... Continue Reading →

Parks + Playgrounds [Summer 2017]

Note: Check out other activities in our Summer Series! Summer Break! Whether these two little words bring you feelings of panic or happiness, we probably all have to agree that we have to find a rhythm for our summer days so we aren't overwhelmed by feelings of having too much OR too little to do.... Continue Reading →

Summer Activities [Summer 2017]

Summer Break! Whether these two little words bring you feelings of panic or happiness, we probably all have to agree that we have to find a rhythm for our summer days so we don’t feel overwhelmed by feelings of having too much OR too little to do. Our family has had summers of both those... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading Programs 2017

It is always a fun bonus when there's a prize for reading books. I'll add to this list as the programs start and updates as we finish them! 🙂 TIP: Make sure to have a timer on hand to track those minutes! Pizza Hut BOOK IT! App is great for this!! Read LAST YEAR'S POST to... Continue Reading →

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