Never Wordless Wednesday: family, friends & sunshine {the best things in life}

Summer Family Fun 13

I’ve said a few times in my posts that this summer has been absolutely CRAZY for us but here are just a few photos to show just how busy we actually are! :p Ha. We spend the days outdoors, at the park or the beach, most days, by ourselves or with friends. It has been our busiest summer yet, but also the best! Natalie got her cast off a week ago, so it has been nice to play in the {Read More}

Hello Kitty Party Ideas – Happy 2nd Birthday, Natalie! #NatTurns2

Hello Kitty Birthday 17

My beautiful little girl is now 2 YEARS OLD! I can hardly believe it. She is just getting so big and oh, so independent. Seriously, this girl is just so different from the boys at this age. She never, ever stops moving. And wants to do everything for herself, not wanting my help at.all. And while that sounds nice, I’m pretty sure it actually makes things more difficult for me! I think that once she starts talking more than things {Read More}

Making a Boredom Buster Kit for ‘Indoor Days’

Boredom Buster Ideas

Whether the weather outside is too cold, too rainy, or even too hot, it’s a good idea to have a Boredom Buster Kit (or cupboard filled with special goodies) handy for days like these. I have 5 incredibly easy and inexpensive activities that I keep put away so that they are special and keep the kids’ attention when we’re all stuck indoors. All of these can be found at the Dollar Tree, which is great for the pocketbook, for sure! 1. {Read More}

Our 1st broken bone..

First Broken Bone 7

Well, I knew it would happen sooner or later, however I would have bet money that it would have been Eli (Mr. Clumsy), who had broken the first bone.. Nope. It was my wild girl who fell off the arm of the couch and broke both bones in her forearm, right above the wrist. And to make it even better, it was on Memorial Day morning! Oh man, that was a fun holiday.. Not. My poor baby had to have lots {Read More}

North Idaho Local Life: The All-New McEuen Adventure Park

McEuen Adventure Park 6

There’s a whole boat-load of parks up here in the Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls area but the new McEuen Adventure Park that just opened a couple weeks ago, is by far, the best park in the area! If you live within driving distance, this is one that is a must-visit! McEuen Park features an absolutely amazing playground (the biggest and most fun structure we have), splash pad (while will be turned on Memorial Day weekend), sand pit area, tennis courts, basketball courts, {Read More}

Enjoying the small things with my family #CherishChildhood

Gymboree Spring 8

*This post is sponsored by Gymboree* As I grow older, I appreciate each season more and more, but springtime will continue to be a favorite of mine. The most-welcome rain, warmth from the sunshine, everything changing from the dead-brown of winter into the greenness of spring, budding flowers, the beautiful smells in the air, and even the warmer-weather clothes! Yes, spring is such a gorgeous time of year! I enjoy keeping an eye on the small things, such as watching the {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday: Easter 2014

Easter 2014_6

How was your Easter?  

I’m sorry we’ve been MIA!

Springtime Fun 5

I’m sorry we’ve been MIA the past few weeks! My husband just found a new job so we’ve been spending as much time with him as possible, before he went back to work.. We have been doing a lot (I mean a LOT!) of playing outside, visiting different parks in the area and exploring our own yard! After a very loooooooong winter, it’s been glorious to spend some time together outdoors. Just check out a few of our photos from {Read More}

Octonauts Birthday Party Ideas

Octonauts Birthday 11

Happy 4th birthday to my big man Eli! We celebrated a bit late, due to the holiday craziness, but his real birthday was December 30th. I know it’s completely cliche but I really don’t know where the time has gone…the days fly by and I know it’s only going to get worse! It’s hard not to get a little sad but I am just loving the little man he’s growing up to be. He is such an amazing big brother {Read More}

Cozy Stroller Ride with JJ Cole Collections Urban BundleMe

JJ Cole BundleMe

During the cold, winter months, it’s important to still get some fresh air for you and the kids, while staying warm and cozy. With the new JJ Cole Collections Urban BundleMe, children from newborn to 3 years can stay cozy warm in their strollers or car seats! I chose the toddler sized BundleMe and love that it’s so easy to attach, use and oh, so comfy for Natalie on a nice, long ride. The quilted outer nylon of the Urban {Read More}