What a wonderful time of year to be a kid. School is out and the days are long. What an exhausting time of year to be a mom... To beat the inevitable complaints of boredom and to keep myself from going a little crazy, we put together a Summer Bucket List to keep both the toddler and big kid busy. We like to include adventures as well as activities. And each year, Pie reminds me to get moving on her new list. She and Joonbug help decide what goes, what stays, and new ideas for the new year. So if you don't like the changes, you can blame them. :) She also has a lot of opinions on designs for all of the free printables, which is great since she is the target audience. Click the image to download yours!
The time has come for another freebie printable! The last day of school is fast approaching and we love a good photo op. Why not document that momentous occasion with an adorable sign. Every year we take a first and last day photo and it's lovely to go back and see how much Pie has grown. From the beginning to the end of the year or from year to year, Yes, sometimes it brings on the ugly cries, but that's what motherhood will do to a girl. Documenting her has become one of my favorite pastimes. We love it so much, we'd like to share our printable with you! Click the image to download your set.
Another Summer in the books! We made it through almost ALL of our Summer Bucket list this year! (you can find your own Bucket List here), Pie did all the crafts, went all the places, and tried all the things with her little sister, Joonbug. It has been relaxing and stressful and fun and not so fun. We had trips to the park, the museums, the pool, and even one late night in the ER. That last one was unplanned...
This year Pie starts the fourth grade and we still can't believe how old she became so quickly. Soccer, Girl Scouts, maybe Karate too, all starting in the next few weeks promises for another crazy year ahead. She has so many interest it's tough to narrow down her activities to just a few favorites. Poor Joonbug is along for the ride! Soon enough she will be on her own adventures. We'll be working on her letters this year, since she's got her numbers down.
Without further ado, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, Preschool through 12th grade, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school.
Each year we make a list of the things we'd like to do. It's a great way to keep Pie from constantly saying she's bored. And at the end of the Summer, we can look back at a season of memory making. We try to update and change it based on what we've already planned and things we've talked about doing.
This year we have a very energetic toddler to include in our plans, so we tried to add in some things she could participate in as well. Most importantly, we tried to include experiences because those are the things they will remember.
We've been working all year on new items for our shop, keeping up with orders, and life that blogging has been reserved for free printables! Which we're not going to complain about, because who doesn't love a free printable? I sure do.
In a mad dash to check off a few last items on our Summer Bucket List this year before school started this week, we decided to try making some Homemade Ice Cream. We looked up a recipe but decided to try it our own way and it turned out way better than any of us expected!
We haven't shared a recipe in a while, heck, we haven't blogged regularly in longer than we'd like to admit. Between being pregnant, the complications that followed, having a baby, and then her growing into this now soon-to-be toddler, it's difficult to write. Or think. Or sleep. Or pee alone. As a matter of fact, while I am typing this very moment, little hands are grabbing at me and screaming about being held. Then put down. Then held. Now back down. It's hard to keep up with showering regularly, keeping them from living in filth, and feeding these little ladies, let alone writing about interesting things.
However, I remembered to take photos! And kept track of my recipe! And when I snap chatted about it, a few friends and family asked for the recipe. What better way to share it than adding it right here, where anyone can enjoy this fantastic recipe. Here we go!
We've checked off so much of our Summer Bucket List (you can find it here), we've swam and crafted and vacationed and relaxed. We tried new things, saw new places, and played new games. Unfortunately, our Summer has been cut short by two weeks to adjust to our county's new schedule. We were really bummed at first but did all we could to make it count. And hopefully it will feel good to be done two weeks earlier this year.
This year Pie is starting THIRD GRADE!!! I can't even believe it. She's signed up for so many extra curricular and sports, I have a feeling this year is going to fly by faster than usual. We can't wait to see her play her first game of the year, earn her next badge, and perform her first show. So before I get sentimental, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school.
In just a little less than two weeks Pie will be finishing up second grade! We made it through another year of virtual school and we're about to start Summer 2.0. Why 2.0? Last year, our Summer plans were all but cancelled due to my bed rest status starting in June. We were able to check off very few things on our Summer list before our world got turned upside down.
Joonbug was hell bent on making sure we didn't go very far or do too much before her arrival. Grandma spent most of the Summer escorting Pie around to the local YMCA, the park, and on lots of walks around the neighborhood. When they weren't doing those things, they were babysitting me, sitting on the couch, not moving much at all. Super fun. So this year, we're making up for lost time! We're making plans. Look out Summer, here we come!
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My baby is going to be a third grader in just a few short days! :::sobs::: Not only has she kicked second grade's tush, she's excelled beyond our wildest dreams. Neither of us can believe the incredible student and kid she has become over the past year. And now she's about to embark on a Summer of fun!
Before we get ahead of ourselves, we have to take our traditional end of year photo! This year's printable is extra special. Pie designed it herself! She picked almost all of the aspects of this awesome FREE printable. It's awesome, colorful, and fun too! I might have to start paying her. Just click the photo below and you can download all 14 years available!
This month marks the third year anniversary of this page! YAY! In honor of milestones, we're giving away more stickers! YAYY!! Even more, we'll have TWO winners! YAYYY!!!
Enter below or on our Facebook page! There are a bunch of ways to enter. Winner will be announced 5/9/16.
Based out of sunny Florida, digital artist, homeschool mom, hiker, organization junkie, YA book reader, and crafter.