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 →

Tips for Traveling with Kids

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. We'll be adding to this list, but here are some super quick thoughts I had from this trip. Some items are more specific to a trip to the city like Washington, D.C. and less specific to...say our time in the Australian rainforest. HAVE A... Continue Reading →

Washington DC Trip 2017 Recap

Last year's trips had us in South Lake Tahoe (during winter and again in fall) which is not too far from home, so it has been awhile since our last plane trip. This flight was much shorter than the 5 hours + overnight stay in Hawaii + 10 hours --> Australia for our last vacation. A few... Continue Reading →

Simple Green Smoothies

*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. What is Simple Green Smoothies? 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 much... Continue Reading →

Kids Against Hunger

Captions by: Melody (10) Introduction by: Joyce (Mom) Photos by: Joyce + Kids Against Hunger + Dan Johanson More info here --> kahbayarea.org We heard our friend Dan was organizing a service project, but we didn't think too much of it at first because we just got out of two months when Norm had been out-of-town (January)... Continue Reading →

January Recap

So January came and went just like *that*! It was much fuller than we thought it would be and definitely a whole lot fuller than we had planned. We used to do a weekly recap on our old blog, but in this season of life, we shall have to go with a monthly recap, so... Continue Reading →

Hayward 9/11 Memorial

Captions by: Melody Introduction and Photos by: Joyce More info here --> hayward911memorial.com It has been awhile since we've been on a mini-adventure, so off we went after our weekly trip to the library! I read about the new memorial being built last year, and we haven't had a chance to go visit, but I had... Continue Reading →

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