June Wrap Up

June has been a difficult month. I had an unplanned 2-week hiatus from this blog. I'm really not happy about that, but I was still able to produce some posts. Here's my most popular posts during the month of June (not all were written during the month). I am thrilled and humbled that one of…

Lemons

Life has been kind of sour for us this year, but this post isn't about a metaphor. Aldi's had a 2 pound bag of lemons for only .99! I don't like lemons or lemonade or really anything that tastes like lemons. It's a side effect of having to use lemon scented cleaning products my whole…

Library Day and a Book Hunt

Everyone has a happy place. Mine is home improvement stores. <gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it> Auggie's is the library. When we ask him if he wants to go bye-bye, he yells "Yes! Audric go to library!" Asked him what he wants to be when he grows up... "A library." His sister…

Waterfalling

This weekend hubby had an unexpected day off. The generators at his work had to be replaced. In order to do that, the electricity had to be turned off. He works in a call center... work wasn't going to happen. So we decided to go waterfalling with the kids. I do not view waterfalling to…

Starting Summer (School)

I believe that learning takes place year round. I'm sorry, but that's how I've always been. When I was in school, I would beg my mom to buy me workbooks or I would read the encyclopedia (I hate phrases that show my age...) to try to learn something new. I. AM. A. NERD. And I…

Take Them Hiking

Despite being overweight, one of our favorite activities has always been hiking and that is an enjoyment that we have been able to share with our oldest children. It is not easy to go hiking with a baby, so it had been a few years since we had indulged ourselves in this free family activity.┬áThree-year-olds,…

Summer Bucket List

I'M SO EXCITED THAT IT'S SUMMER!!! I like being warm. I was born in August. Summer is my season. Even when I complain about being too hot. I love it. So, there should be no shock that I put together my own summer bucket list. Like the spring one, I'll post my progress as I…

Mom’s Summer Reading List

Every summer I'm the good mom. I drag my kids down to the library, sign them up for the summer reading program, and hold them accountable for it. But I'm not the good mom because during all the shuffle of everyday life, they never actually see me read. Like a physical, page-turning book. They see…