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4th of July Hats

2 Jul

This year we are going to the famous (at least that’s what we hear) Vail, Colorado 4th of July Parade…  We thought these hats would be fun to wear to the parade or even if we happen to be “in” the parade (Young Life has a float this year).  For all of my Minnesota friends, we used to make a tradition of going to Edina’s annual 4th of July parade, which is spectacular and highly recommended!  I’m sure a town near you has a parade too and it really is a fun tradition to start with your kiddos!  OH and how fashionable could you be with a hat like this????  Make one today!

Here’s the scoop:

You’ll Need:

Construction paper

Stickers, clip art etc… how ever you want to decorate your hats


***  I basically cut one inch strips in a large piece of construction paper…  I let the kids go crazy and decorate to their hearts content.  Very easy and very fun!  Here are a couple pics from the Edina Parade….

Move it outside…

23 Apr

The weather here has been beyond amazing the past couple of days…. The boys love to be outside, of course, but our days don’t always allow for me to be right there with them every second of the day…  this girl has to get the laundry done too!  Any ways, I decided to move some of our inside activities to the deck so that the boys could have an outside playroom!  It keeps them close and contained and outside-perfect.  Legos and blocks on the picnic table, water table full of water, easel and paints ready to go…

We gave the baby paint brushes and water and he “painted” our deck for us…  This kept him very busy!  It’s funny how just switching things up the tiniest bit make for hours of new found fun!

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