Brrrrrrr we have had some very COLD weather this winter – trying to get us into a Winter Olympic mood maybe? With the -40oC wind chill it has been too cold to really play outside so we brought some of the Olympic fun indoors. Monkey might not be ready to compete at the Olympic level in speed skating or ski jump, but he has been trying out his skills at Olympic Ring Toss!
Archives for January 2014
Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand. Here is an easy Smores Recipe that the kids can help make that combines the yummy taste of Smores without the campfire. Kids will love making this recipe almost as much as they will enjoy eating it! Customize this recipe with the chocolate chips, Peanut Butter Chips or a combination of both! Valentine’s Day Smores Bark
Want to make custom Valentines this year that are easy to make and kids will love? Well then get EGG-cited about these Kinder Egg Valentines! Monkey will be taking these in to give out to his preschool class this year. Aren’t they adorable? Packaged in Valentine's Treat Boxes from the dollar store and decorated with a little bit of ribbon these are great Valentine idea for
The Christmas tree is down, decorations put away, and toys found a new home. I can actually see my floor again! Not that I am very excited about that because they are a mess – small bits of wrapping paper, pine needles, and the ever persistent cat hair are now exposed to show me just how dirty my house got over the holidays. I want to start the year off right with a nice
The countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Para-Olympics on, while the world only has to wait 2 more weeks to see the world’s best athletes compete in almost 100 events, it has been a much longer journey for the for those taking part in the competition. Years of practice, training, and sacrifice have finally paid off, allowing them to develop their skills to compete
Did you know that January is slow cooker month? Nothing beats a hot ready to eat meal on a cold winter day. In my house growing up slow cookers were reserved for warm meat balls at wedding and baby showers, my mom didn’t cook in them very often. It was not until I met Hubs that I realized the full potential of the wonderful meals you can make in a slow cooker– stews, chili,
Step inside a giant heart, become the engineer of humongous steam train or ride the waves like a professional surfer – just a few of the hands on activities you and your kids can take part in at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. As part of our family adventure last summer we spent an afternoon exploring all of the interactive exhibits . Want to get your heart racing?
Is it just me or has this winter felt like a loooonng one already? Between early snow accumulation, ice storms, and record freezing temperatures it seems like no part of Canada has been untouched by winters wrath. You are not the only one ready for the summer sun. A group of Canadian bloggers has come together to help keep you warm this winter. How do you ask? With a Winter
This weekend there is going to be a new Monster in town! The Maple Leaf Monster Jam tour is coming to Toronto bring with it all of your favourite Monster Trucks including Northern Nightmare. It is fascinating to me how early on Monkey knew what Monster Trucks were. Without ever having seen one in person all of his toy trucks are not just little trucks, they are MONSTER
I may have a problem, just a tiny obsession of sorts - shopping for baby carriers. Now compared to some people I don’t own that many, but Hubs thinks my little collection of 6 carriers is too many. He is wrong. There are still several carriers that I would love to try out and now I can say we can shop for them at one of HIS favorite stores… VIVA Baby From Best Buy! That
If there was one highlight of our whole trip to Philadelphia it was our visit to the Adventure Aquarium. Although not technically in Philadelphia located directly across the river in Camden, New Jersey this is a must visit attraction when in the area. I could have spent hours and hours at the aquarium and wished we lived closer for if we did I would have an annual membership
Having more than one kid is a tricky balancing act. One needs to be fed while the other wants to play cars. One wants to snuggle up on the couch while the other wants you to run around playing super heros. Forget finding time to try make dinner or do any cleaning. “Mommy come do this” “Mommy wanna play?” And the one I hear most often: “Mommy come read me this book!”. It