We were super excited to have the opportunity to review the Paddington Bear Picture Book Explorers unit from Branch Out World. With a toddler and 11-year-old in the house, this was the perfect summertime reading project that could involve both boys. Paddington is a well-known figure in our home so I knew that digging deeper into his book would… Continue reading A Bear Called Paddington with Picture Book Explorers from Branch Out World ~ Our Review
When I saw today's Five Minute Friday prompt I immediately envisioned myself enjoying the warmth of sunshine as I listened to sea birds while enjoying time spent with my family. The ocean is one of my favorite places. I love the majesty of the mountains too but there is something about the water that is… Continue reading No Better Way to Spend the Day (Five Minute Friday)
Life has been busy lately so this week's Five-Minute Friday prompt, Pause, seems very appropriate. Start This week our family is visiting Disneyland. It's the first visit for our 13-month-old grandson and his dad, our son-in-law. The rest of us, including our 11-year-old grandson, have visited many times and, of course, have our favorite things… Continue reading Take Time to Pause and Smell the Roses
This week marked another milestone in our family's life, our youngest grandson turned a year old! Moving from infanthood to becoming a busy little toddler, MJ loves to play with his big brother and "read" books with him. In celebration of our little guy's birthday, the Little Red Canoe Book Company generously sent us one… Continue reading The Little Red Canoe Book Co. and a Special First Birthday
As the forcast calls for ever more snow (even though it's the second day of spring) I decided to share some memories from a sunny day at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. For more Wordless Wednesday posts click the photo below.
Having a grandson after being a mom of three daughters has definitely changed the focus of family vacations. A visit to Disneyland for instance, features a lot more time looking for Captain Hook and Goofy than Cinderella and Snow White. Our most recent favorite thing is camping. Not that our girls didn’t like to camp… Continue reading Camping? Why Yes I do That Once in a Blue Moon