We Are Still Here!

It has been SO long but we have a good reason!

Our little BOY should be joining us in about a month and though not really a part of our plan, we are so excited.

I guess he is very flexible because he likes to have a foot in front of his face. Also here is our family Christmas photo, the funny one, because it was really the best.

I’m guessing a lot of the next few posts will be about baby life. But I also have some school posts I want to share.

xoxo
Charissa

Summer bucket list

Summer break means summer bucket lists! Here is ours:

  1. Visit ALL the family.
  2. Swim lessons. We have an outdoor pool near us and there is just something special about learning to swim outside in the summer.
  3. Go berry picking, hopefully more then once, because we can’t get enough strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries!
  4. Have a water balloon fight. This is top on Jaxon’s list.
  5. Participate in the library summer reading program (and get a free book).
  6. Make homemade ice cream, and enjoy it in a cone!
  7. See a movie at a drive-in, or more likely, fall asleep at a drive-in movie.
  8. Build an epic sandcastle, because beach trips are a given.
  9. Visit a new park.
  10. Trip to the zoo.
  11. Family hike…or two…or more.
  12. Eat breakfast out, breakfast is our favorite meal.
  13. Make friendship bracelets and give to all our friends.
  14. Go to a baseball game.
  15. Have root beer floats. Our kids have never had root beer floats!
  16. Ride a Ferris wheel.
  17. Go disc golfing, with grandpa.
  18. Complete a bug unit for summer school
  19. Make a campfire and roast marshmallows and if we are feeling extra adventurous, cook our whole dinner over the open fire.
  20. Read a chapter book as a family.

We had a lot of fun making this list together in our family journal (more on our family journal someday because I LOVE it). I hope our list can inspire you to make your own!

xoxo

Charissa

 

Flower Press

Easter is tomorrow and this year I was careful about not getting carried away with adding cheap basket fillers of things we don’t really need or even want!

I think my favorite part is the flower press Anthony made for them. This project only took 20 minutes and just some scrap wood. And is perfect for spring!

You can use nicer wood, this wood is a bit splintery, but it’ll work!

We made two presses, one for each of the kids, so that’s why we have 8 bolts and wing nuts.

I need to add a couple of layers of cardboard but I just took out our recycling so I guess the kids might have to wait a couple of days to press everything they find.

xoxo

Charissa