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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Third Week of Summer Break

Another fantastic week of summer fun.  We started off Monday with going to Happy Cow Creamery and had the best experience ever!  The kids were able to see the cows being milked and even got to taste the milk STRAIGHT FROM THE COW!! Yes, very gross for the adults, but oh so cool for the kids to experience!

On Tuesday morning we went to the $1 Movies and saw Despicable Me 2.  Then we went to Barnes & Noble to turn in our completed summer reading program and pick out two free books.  I can't tell you how excited I get that these boys love books just as much as I do!  On Tuesday afternoon they played some games on the tablet and then colored and worked in their activity books.

We went to The Children's Museum on Wednesday.  There were LOTS of kids there but we still managed to have a great time!  The boys loved the new "The Great Outdoors" exhibit they have up for the summer.  We took a break around noon and ate a picnic lunch in the car before heading back in for another two hours of fun.

We had a stay at home day on Thursday even though we didn't actually SAH all day.  We ran to a couple stores, I had a chiropractor appointment, and then we made a stop at the Library to pick up some books I had on hold.  Kaden and Bradley played on the computer for 30 minutes while I checked out some more books for them to read. 
Today (Friday), we started the morning off with making bubble snakes.  We didn't use food coloring this time but may try it the next time.  I thought the bubble snakes turned out very well.  We realized this wasn't a great activity for a 3 year old because Bradley ended up inhaling some dish detergent, gagged, and threw up.  It was not so cool.  So unless your child understands the concept of ONLY blowing out and not in, don't let them try this. 
Then we made a trip to Monkey Joes and the boys jumped on the inflatables for almost 2 hours.  They had a blast and I'm so proud of Bradley for finally being brave enough to go on the gigantic slide.  We stopped at a couple used bookstores on the way home and I let the boys use up some of my credit I had on file.  We found some really great books! 





  1. I wish I could come join your weekly fun times! WOW, wish I was a kid :))

  2. We had so much fun with you guys at Happy Cow! The girls are still talking about the warm milk straight from the cow, ha! :-) Love the snake bubbles, need to try that one!