Thursday, July 19, 2012

{Messy Mondays} Part 1

Our girls LOVE doing "Messy Mondays!" 
Every week, we come up with new and fun ways to have some Messy Fun!

Here are a few of our latest Messy Mondays!
Enjoy!!


~Top-Shaving Cream and Marbles Fun
~Middle left-sprinkler/water fun outside
~Middle right-Bath tub paint
~Bottom left-writing on the doors and windows with markers
~Bottom right-Homemade Play dough with spaghetti and wooden beads.

More fun to come!!!
What kinds of ways do your kids like to get messy?
Blessings,
Aria:)

{Summer Highlights} Part 1

Our summer has been fun, busy, and full of ups and downs!


It has been H-O-T here! We have tried to spend time outside when the weather has allowed. We always love being out in nature! 

Here are a few highlights of our summer thus far:

~By far, Ce Ce's favorite outdoor activity is water play! She could do that all day and all night, LOL.
~Our family traveled to Georgia to visit my mother and grandmother and other family. We had a great visit!
~We suffered through extreme summer thunderstorms and lost power our a four day stretch. We ended up going to a hotel and the girls LOVED it---me, not so much, LOL;) We did have a lot of fun and were able to re-set our priorities and God's grace abounded during this difficult time.
~One of our closest friends had a beautiful baby boy---we love snuggling with him!
~Our girls went to Vacation Bible School and had an amazing time learning about Jesus!

~We love dining al fresco----the girls enjoy eating breakfast on the back deck.
~It is not summer unless the girls run through the sprinkler!
~We took our girls to a local carnival fair and ate funnel cakes-it was so much fun!
~Playing at the park is also a favorite family activity!
~We enjoyed the fireworks from the back porch of a cousin, so the girls were in their jammies:)
~We take our girls downtown to a family friendly park that has a carousel---the girls LOVE it! {Too bad it is not free!}

~Elle has started working on Multiplication in Math---she LOVES it!!
~We are counting down to Em's 4th birthday!
~One of our Bible Memory Verses has been "The joy of the Lord is your strength!"
~Ce Ce loves working on transferring! 
~Elle and I have both started "Gratitude Journals." They have been so beneficial and we LOVE sharing our journals and what we are thankful for each day!!! {I recently read "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp and it was life-changing!!}
~Em has been reading using Starfall and really, really enjoys it!
~I finally decided it was time to teach the girls to sort their own laundry--they are having a lot of fun doing this chore!
We have been studying poetry and the girls have been writing their own poems. I will have to share some of them later-they are really very creative!

Well, that is some of what we have been up to thus far.
How is your summer coming???  Anything fun going on with you??
Blessings,
Aria:)
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