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Easter Bunny

29 Mar

This weekend was so much fun. On Saturday it was insane in that it was SNOWING here at the end of March but we decided to carry on with a fun spring event and visit the Easter Bunny. A local nursery has the bunny every year and it’s the best thing going.  The line is quick.  It’s free.  You shoot your own photo.  It looks fab…and memories are made!  Cutest thing ever was when my son argued with us that this was not “the real Easter Bunny”.  He knew this was just “someone in a costume” because he could “see the sneakers sticking out”!!!

I love it!  Are you planning on seeing the Easter Bunny?

Shopping Buddies

22 Aug


I love summer and right about now is when I start to plummet into depression as the days getting shorter and I’m cognizant of the fact that it is 7:35 and starting to get dark.

Don’t get me wrong…the kids have been driving me crazy….biting each other, punching each other, whining….I know you know what I’m talking about.  And they were not happy to be dragged along today when I had to go to the store (because summertime also means I perpetually have no groceries because I rarely get to the store!).

However, I had a moment when I was checking out and they were all happily comparing their sour spray flavors……….not only will I miss summer in September, but, as crazy as they make me, I am going to miss these guys…….terribly!!!

I’m wondering if I’m the only mom right now who is feeling this way.  Fall is going to be so busy.  I could use one more month of summer :)

Family Fun at Lion Country Safari in Florida

19 Apr


I’m not being paid to write this post.  I felt compelled to share our experience at this amazing place.  We’ve been traveling to Florida for the past several years and basically hitting the same fun spots each time.  But it was while I was chatting with a friend a few weeks back that she told me about this Lion Country Safari….a safari in Florida you ask!? YES!  I don’t know about you, but I won’t be traveling to Africa anytime soon so this is about as close as I’ll get to a real live safari and wow it did not fail to completely wow me.

We headed there on a day when the weather was a bit iffy. You pay a fee per person in your car (you can also rent one there) and we found a coupon on the website.  You are provided with a CD to play as you travel through the safari.  The instructions are to keep windows up at all times.

And wow.  I’ll let my pictures do some of the talking.

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Other than the lions behind the fence all the animals roam freely; those zebras were right in front of the car blocking our path!

A total highlight for me were the giraffes….my favorite animal….they were everywhere and so gorgeous…

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The safari took us about 45 minutes and by the point the kids were done and ready to hit the amusement and water parks!


There are rides and fun stuff for the kids but also different things like paddle boats that you could take out for a ride.


And for an additional fee of 5 dollars per ride the kids each rode a camel :)

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is it me or is the camel smiling in this shot?!

is it me or is the camel smiling in this shot?!

My daughter’s highlight of the trip was her chance to feed a giraffe.  I think this is one of the coolest shots I have ever taken.


I you tell I’d much rather the kids spend time in a place like this than that other place in Florida with all the mice & princesses!

Have you ever been here?



Spring Soccer Kicks Off…Roller Hockey Starts Up

11 Apr

The kids started another season of soccer on Saturday and though it is SPRING, we froze our butts off on the field.  It was great to see them all in action after a long, snow filled winter indoors.

We started with my little on at 9 a.m sporting beautiful blue shirts this season.  They drew from a hat for a team name and came up with “Blue Dolphins” to which my angel shrugged her shoulders, announced, “That name really sucks” and walked away.  Ah lovely!  Thankfully it the game was over but it seems like we still need to work her on her attitude!


Next up was her big sister at 11:00 and somehow it seemed to get colder out.  Bless her this child has inherited my lack of athletic skills but she got out there and played her heart out.  I saw definite improvement since the fall and I pray that she can achieve her GOAL in life right now of scoring just ONE GOAL this season. :)


At 2:00 we had my son’s game.  I feel bad saying this but the boys games are way more exciting to watch.  Maybe they move faster or there’s more action but the time flies.


On Sunday the weather was much better for outside sports!  My son was very excited to start-up his roller hockey again after recently completing winter ice hockey.  Moving forward soccer will start to recede as he gets more involved with hockey, his stated passion. :)

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The weekends are busy, but we are together, outdoors and the kids are active.   Truth be told I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)

Are you running around like crazy on the weekends too now that spring has arrived?

Someone is Losing Some Teeth Over Here

6 Apr

First we had two loose teeth:


Then we had one finally fall out at school:


Now the other one has shifted over and is hanging by a thread:


And she yanks and she yanks!

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And sometimes dad does too!


It’s all very exciting for this 6-year-old…………… :)

In the meantime, I pulled out my son’s tooth and thought I was so masterful at this parental task…I suck.  I can’t for the life of me pull this one out.  How many of you have succeeded at pulling out your kids teeth?



Snow Is Not My Season

4 Feb

Well I do know that snow is not a season but you get the point.  My husband pointed out to me that I haven’t posted in a while and that’s my excuse.  Oh this weather…one freezing snowy day after another…I just don’t love it.

You’ll never hear me complain about heatwaves.  Sun is my season…the hotter the better.

So I’ve just been hibernating a bit and dragging myself to the gym when I can.

The kids, however, are unstoppable :).



with their buddy

with their buddy

How have you been faring this winter?

New Kicks

31 Aug

IMG_2373My 3rd grader’s choice of sneakers was another recent reminder to me that she is growing up too fast! (My husband said she looks like “a lady of the evening”!!!)

No more princess sneaks for this kid… :)


Summer Nights

10 Jul


I snapped this as the kids were playing Red Light Green Light 1-2-3!

I could have sat around all night watching them :)

Anyone else feel like summer only just arrived and it’s already flying by too fast…?

KRLY Kids from Ouidad for MY Curlykids

3 Jul

1003264_10151567052944495_676189358_nWhen I used to daydream about having children I pretty much always thought they would be fair, blonde, and probably blue-eyed. What I didn’t imagine was how that curly hair gene would charge through to give me 3 curlykids!!!!!!! I mean I didn’t know why I wouldn’t think the kids would have curly hair as I have curly hair, the hubs has wavy hair and it’s scattered throughout both sides!

Lucky for the kids I had 30 plus years wrangling my curls (until I got keratin!).  I know a thing or two about how to manage them.  Managing curls requires product…good product so I was happy to be able to try out products that seem to be made for my guys from the Oudidad KRLY Kids line:


No Time for Tears Shampoo

  • A gentle formula designed to cleanse curly hair without the tears
  • Proteins and amino acids create luxurious curls
  • Infused with a watermelon bubble gum fragrance
  • $14.00


Pump n’ Go Styling Spray Gel

  • Special wheat proteins define curls and protect against humidity
  • Easy spray on application is perfect for kids on the go
  • $16.00

We all like the way both products smell.  The shampoo went on nicely and didn’t seem too heavy.  The gel seemed to help bring out the curls and reduce the frizz.  The kids were excited to have special shampoo and gel just for them :).

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Give your child’s delicate curls a special treatment with Ouidad’s exclusive line of products created to gently cleanse, condition and style curly hair.  The KRLY Kids collection is for curly-haired kids of all ages, as the products are extremely gentle, moisturizing and easy to use.  Curly, kinky or frizzy, Ouidad knows that kids curls are as unique as they are.   KRLY Kids is available at Ouidad.com

How do you manage your kids’ hair?

Samples provided for review.

More What The Kids Wear and Driving Me Crazy

26 Mar


Today the kids once again dressed so peculiarly stylishly that I wanted to snap a photo as a follow-up to yesterday’s post.

However, I could not get them to stand still long enough without fighting about where to stand, to snap a picture.  Yes you heard me. The fight was about who stands in the middle.

Have I mentioned that it is just DAY TWO of spring break and they are already driving me to insanity?

Are school break weeks longer weeks for any other moms or is it just me?!


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