Summer may feel like its coming to a close, but looking at the forecast, I think we're in for a little extra. We have been lucky here in Ontario, Canada this year with hot sunny days. My girls and I have spent a lot of time outside playing in the backyard this year and we've had a lot of fun doing it, all you really need is a bucket of water and a sponge! Water activities
The day had finally come! We were on our way to Santa's Village in Bracebridge, Ontario. I don't know who was more excited, me or our girls. Although, the smile on Bee's face when we arrived was absolutely priceless. If you haven't heard of Santa's Village and you have young children, you are missing out. This is an amazingly fun place to bring the entire family. I find
Make your own Olympic Medals to celebrate the upcoming Summer Olympic games. Your kids will love these medals and they are great for imaginative play. You can have a lot of fun holding events in and around the house. Set up a long jump or relay race in the back yard or have your kids make up an event with their own rules! Materials: - Polymer clay (gold, silver
All aboard Thomas the Train!! Yes, that's right, Thomas the train will be stopping in Uxbridge this August 12-14 and 19-21, 2016. I was very excited to hear that the Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 was being brought to us by the York-Durham Railway as my girls love trains and they love Thomas. My youngest who is just over one is the biggest Thomas fan in
It is almost that time of year again. You know when we spend 2 weeks glued to the TV cheering on the athletes, marveling at the skill and talent that is showcased and cheering for the winners. Now that the kids are older we get them involved in the excitement too. Last Olympics we had some tasty fun making our very own Edible Gold Medals. Create your own Olympic games and
Here we are, already mid-summer! I cannot believe how fast this summer is going. Although as the years go by, they seem to go faster and faster. I don’t know about you, but I try to soak up all of the sun during summer days and my kids do too. I try to schedule a few activities once or twice a week to help keep the girls entertained too…otherwise we all end up going crazy!!
As I was thinking of the next craft to do with Bee, I got to thinking about what WeeBee could enjoy too. As I sifted through the craft box, I came up with a 'busy ball'. Bee, who is almost 3 loved creating them with me, and WeeBee who is over 1 really liked playing with them. Of course supervision is MANDATORY with these as some have small parts. They are very easy to
It's finally that time of year where we can get our bathing suits on and go to the beach! Sometimes, this can sound more delightful then it is...especially when you’re taking tiny humans with you. To make sure your day remains a great one, here are 8 tips on surviving the beach with toddlers. Pack in advance. You don't want to be rushing around minutes (or hours)
The excitement children have about travel is like nothing else. They love to explore new places and learn about different cultures. There is a never ending string of "Why.....?" when you are traveling with kids as they take it all in. Here are a few ways to inspire your budding traveller while you are at home in between adventures. Create a pin wall Find a
Please tell me I am not the only one who is panicking that that summer is almost here. This is Monkeys first summer “off”. Now that he is a school kid, this is the first time I have had to worry about summer plans for him as he was always in daycare previously. And wow is there a lot of planning, organization and saving that needs to go into 1 summer! We are going to be
Growing up I was very close with my family, many of my grandparents and Aunts & Uncles all lived in the same city. I would see my grandparents, and cousins on a weekly, if not daily basis, which meant I had a childhood filled with tea parties, making crafts and fun sleep overs. Since having my own children I realize just how special the bonds with my family really are.
July is here, the kids are out of school and now parents are tasked with the challenge of keeping kids busy all summer long! 8 weeks of “I'm bored...” and “There’s nothing to do…” Eek, that is enough o make any parent run for the hills! But not to worry here is a list of simple and inexpensive ideas to help keep the kids busy this summer, so that you can all have fun and not