Summer Activity Planning

Summer Activity PlanningWith summer fast approaching I’ve been working on getting a plan together to keep B from spending his days in front of the tv.  As a working mom that works from home it’s important to me to have something for him to do so I can get my work done.  Thinking this was only a working mom problem I asked some of my stay-at-home mom friends and found that they too are busy scheduling summer activities.  Now when I say scheduling I don’t mean the over-scheduled, helicopter parenting type of thing.  I just mean making sure you’ve signed up for camps your child is interested in attending, seeing which ones make sense to attend since you can’t be two places at once, etc.  As a work at home mom I do feel like I need to plan ahead a bit more and I’m sharing what goes into my summer activity planning.

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Sporty Boy’s Room

Sporty Boy's Room

You’ve seen bits and pieces of B’s room but today I’m giving you a full tour and I’ve saved the best part for last.

When I first set out to design (I’m using that word loosely because I don’t consider myself a designer by any means) B’s nursery I wanted it to be something he could grow with.   Continue reading “Sporty Boy’s Room”

Soldier Nerf Gun Birthday Party

Soldier Nerf Gun Birthday Party

We recently celebrated B’s 7th birthday with a soldier themed Nerf Gun party.  He is Nerf Gun & Soldier obsessed so combining the two for a party just made sense. It was a lot of fun.  Here are the details for putting together your own Soldier Nerf Gun birthday party.

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Playroom Clean Out and Organization

Playroom Clean Out and Organization Title

With Christmas right around the corner it’s a great time to clean out old, unwanted toys to make room for new toys.  I try to do this a couple of times a year when the once nicely organized playroom gets cluttered beyond control.  At one point it was easy to get B to choose which toys he no longer played with or wanted.  It was the transition between “baby” toys and “big kid” toys.  Unfortunately, now he wants to keep everything.  But, I’ve developed a method for keeping the clutter at bay. Continue reading “Playroom Clean Out and Organization”

Santa’s Wonderland- College Station, TX

Santa's Wonderland

We visited Santa’s Wonderland in College Station for the first time last year and are looking forward to going again this year.  We went with a group of friends the Friday before Christmas.  The kids had early release from school so it gave us plenty of time to make the two hour trip to College Station, get there and get in line before it opened.  We chose the VIP parking which allowed us to park close to the entrance.  Surprisingly it wasn’t overly crowded. Continue reading “Santa’s Wonderland- College Station, TX”