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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Toddler Sidewalk Chalk Activities

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I like to think I’m creative, but alas, there is only so many time my kids will jump a Hop-Scotch I have drawn with sidewalk chalk, so I took to my Mary Poppins Bag…  Pinterest for some inspiration…  These games are super cute!  I can’t wait to show Zach the Side Walk Chalk Race Track and the Smoke Bombs!

 

 

Sidewalk chalk

  Colors and Shapes

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 Racetrack on the Driveway 

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Sidewalk Smoke Bombs

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Sponge Bullseye

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 Chalk Spray Paint

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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Outdoor Toddler Water Activities

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Trying to keep cool…  This summer is starting to get a little sticky, Time to cool of with some creative water activities and games for the kiddies.  We are definitely going to be creating the water sponges, they are perfect for just about ALL outdoor games with the kids!  LOVE them!

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HomeMade Sponge Ball

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Angry Birds with Waterballoons 

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Toddler Car Wash 

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A Front Yard River  LOVE this one!  Who knew you could do more than bake with foil, lol!

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  Ice Block Treasure Hunt  My two are either going to spend ALL afternoon working on this one, or try for 5 minutes and then give up…  I can’t wait to try it!

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Lily & Frog Friday 5: Andrew’s 5 Summer BBQ Meals

BBQ Meals 8This week I asked my husband, Andrew, to write the Friday 5: 5 Summer BBQ Meals, for 5 very important reasons…

  1. Boiling water takes WAY too long
  2. There are far too many bugs outside for me to grill
  3. If there was a PhD in Burning Toast, I would have a million Burnt Toast PhDs’
  4. Grilling is a foreign language
  5. Is there an On Switch on a grill?

And when I asked him to find 5 of his favorite Summer BBQ Meals, I swear I saw a little glitter in his eye and sparkle in his smile…

I was a little surprised when I read his list, because of all the dinners Andrew takes on, these are 5 (plus 1) of my favorite!  They are delicious and with time, he has altered and adjusted the ingredients to perfect them for my taste…  I’m a picky eater…  My favorite are the Baby Back Ribs & Steak…  Enjoy!

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 Baby Back Ribs 

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Grilled Pizza

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Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese 

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Perfectly Grilled Steak 

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 Grilled Australian Shrimp 

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Bacon, Onion & Cheese Stuffed Onions


Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Easy Father’s Day Toddler Arts N’s Crafts

Dad's crafts 7I LOVE getting crafty with gifts (Mother’s Day; here and here) and a Father’s Day crafts from my kids to their Dad is NO different…  But as they are getting older, there are only so many hand print crafts and paintings (where I have to write what it is) they can give their Father.

This is why I have 2 lists…  One for Gifts (the kids can create) from the kids for their father and a second for Crafts from the kids for their father…

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Following in Dad’s Footprints – Super cute for the itty bitty peanuts who can’t color or paint yet.

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I Love You THIS Much – I’ll admitt it, we have done this one.  We did this one when Lily was only one because, well, at one, how crafty can they be.  A hand print cut out of the best for BOTH Kids.

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Hands Down – Why didn’t I think of this one?!?

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Dad Rocks – Do you know how many rocks are in our yard?!?  This is perfect to get the kids to clear the lawn for rocks, lol.

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Dad’s Back Rub Shirt – LOVE this idea, to make it a little more Kid Crafty; Mom creates the path for the road and the kids design the Town, buildings, signs, etc…  Joint effort 😉

What are your kids giving their Father this year?

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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Father’s Day Gifts from Toddlers

Dad gifts 7 I LOVE getting creative with gifts and a Father’s Day gift from my kids to their Dad is NO different…  But as they are getting older, there are only so many hand print crafts and paintings (where I have to write what it is) they can give their Father.

This is why I have 2 lists…  One for Gifts (the kids can create) from the kids for their father and a second for Crafts from the kids for their father…

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 Matching Mustache T-Shirts – OK, I know Zach & Lily can’t create this one, but who doesn’t love a cute mustache, right?!?

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Thumb Print Coffee Mug – Zach just started working on his penmanship, this would be great to show his talents

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DAD Picture – LOVE all these DAD pictures, I was getting stumped on how to do it w 2 kids…  but this is ideal for my hub and his dog

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We Love you Because… – This is one of the first ideas I found on Pinterest, LOVE it!

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Golf Cover Buddies – OK, Andy doesn’t golf…  But this is uber cute, right?  How about sock puppets for Dad?

What are your Father’s Day Gift Ideas?

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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Father’s Day Gifts… Dad Approved

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Who better to ask for a list of 5 Father’s Day Gifts…  Then a Dad?!?  And I just happen to have one sitting in the other room…

This week I asked my husband, Andrew, to write the Friday 5: 5 Father’s Day Gifts, for 5 very important reasons…

  1. The kids can’t buy him a tie, he doesn’t wear a tie unless it is a wedding or a funeral…  He is a Police Officer
  2. There is only so many times the kids can paint him a picture
  3. It took me 3 years to master the hand print (Here and here)…  And the kids are over it!
  4. I’m quickly running low on Gift Creativity over here 😉
  5. If I get to create my own Mother’s Day Gift List, then it is only right for Andrew to get to write one as well

This is Andrew’s 5 (+1) Dad Approved Father’s Day Gift List

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 Redbreast Whisky

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Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion ULTIMATE Combo Kit (6-Tool)

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Bradley Original Black Meat Smoker

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Bullet Proof Coffee Kit

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 Yankee Subway Sport Sign

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Beer of the Month Club

Side Note:  Now that I have his List…  Why didn’t I think of all these??

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Please know…  I have not received any sort of compensation from any blog or business I’m writing about for this post. I am interested in sharing all the GREAT finds I have stumbled upon and business I have worked with…  Just because they are that great, interesting, wonderful people, or I enjoyed their post.


Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Easy Memorial Day Toddler Arts N’ Crafts

Memorial Day Arts N Crafts (7)Have you heard…  I’m a huge fan of arts n’ crafts for the kids (Remember ThanksgivingChristmasSt. Patrick’s Day, and Easter)…  But when I have to purchase a million and ONE different supplies for an arts n’ crafts session, I get a little flustered.

For this weeks Lily & Frog Friday 5, I’m feeling a little ambitious and adventurous.  I still have ALL the supplies for these crafts, but one includes spray paint, while others could be a little messy and require a little more elbow grease.  Heck-Now, I’m up for the challenge, lol…  Plus, I think the kids are going to LOVE the tin cans with streamers…

Mini Side Note:  I have discovered No Time for Flash Cards…  She has some amazing ideas, crafts, and activities for toddlers and kids.  You should stop in for a visit!

Memorial Day Arts N Crafts (5) Paper Lantern

Memorial Day Arts N Crafts (4) Letter of the Week F

Memorial Day Arts N Crafts Tin Can Wind Socks

Memorial Day Arts N Crafts (3) Puzzle Flag

Memorial Day Arts N Crafts (2) Sponge Flag