Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Magic of Evening Time

I was recently reading back through some of my old journals and I was reminded of how much I love evening time. It seems that the whole world slows down and is calmer. As the sun sets, we turn off tv and just enjoy being together. Sometimes we sit outside as a family and watch the sunset . Sometimes we read together in the living room. It just seems to be magic. I also find that it is an excellent time for "teaching moments" with our children. Sometimes they want to talk about their day, etc and they just really seem to open up more. Maybe it's because we are all tired from our day. I just really find that the kids want to talk and it's a quiet, calm time. What is your favorite time of day? Happy Parenting! Love, JL~

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July Family Network Challenge-- WATERMELON!!!!


When this warm weather rolls around each summer I can't help but think of watermelon. And luckily it is everywhere right now. So, this month we have a great Family Challenge for you! It's time to have some summer fun!

The Challenge: Watermelon!

Eat it, play a game with it, create something with it, or do a craft about it. Whatever you do, have some fun with your family, take a picture, if possible, and share what you did with us!

Here are some fun ideas I found on the web:

Watermelon Toss, Spitting , Eating Competitions

Watermelon Carving:

Go simple with a Watermelon Jello Bowl (below) or fancier. (This site has tons of fun watermelon carving ideas).

Watermelon Carving

Watermelon Craft

Paint Watermelon Nails


Make a Watermelon Recipe:

One of many out there is this yummy Watermelon Frosty


I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Share your Watermelon Fun below by:
1: Commenting right here on our blog! 2: Jump on over to our Facebook Page and leaving a comment or a link for everyone to see! 3: Or simply share your Summer Bucket List on your blog and leave the link to your post via our inlinkz tool below: Brought to you by:

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