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If you are a mom of a preschooler then you know that some days can be especially challenging when you are trying to find something to do that’s a little bit different than playing the same game of hide and go seek and hiding in the same places day after day.

If you are living in the Maritimes then you know that this Spring/Summer (we’re still waiting for it) has been especially challenging because there has been so much RAIN!

Rain + preschoolers inside all day without something fun to do = a very insane and crazy day!

I try to do something structured with the kids that I babysit and of course with Little E as well.

On Tuesdays we have “no tv tuesdays” which are awesome but I also like to have on hand some fun and different activities.

Since I’m not a very “creative” person I decided to turn to the internet.

If you’ve been on my blog and have just been reading my posts then you need to STOP what you are doing right now and look to the right of your screen.

See those words in a list over there?  Those are links to some very seriously cool websites that will help you pass your day with your preschooler(s).  They offer fun games, cool crafts and even some good books!

My two favourites are: www.followinginmyshoes.com (a funny mom named Rachel who has some great ideas but some really good posts that I can just sit back and laugh my head off at.  It’s a good blog for some “me” time…somebody that I can relate to.

The second one is www.notimeforflashcards.com (an awesome site that has crafts that teach your child, books to read with your child, a book club for parents, and sometimes some even cool snacks and songs!)  My favourite part of this website is the Sunday “link up” where other people can share their cool ideas and their blogs with this website and she puts them all on a chart on Sundays with the links to each one.  I have found some really cool blogs this way as well as some really cool crafts!

Check them out…you will not be disappointed!

While you are there..check out the other links to some cool blogs!


Blessing: That I am able to stay home and do crafts with Little E and his friends.

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I’m slacking very much on my blog posts and I’m so sorry but it seems like life just gets busier in the summer…although I’m not really sure why as it surely hasn’t felt like summer around here.

However, yesterday we had a great day.  The sun was shining, the temperature was JUST right and I was excited for the day ahead.  The hubs, Little E and I were heading out for a family day.

It’s not very often we get time for just us.  When we go away we go see family or friends and never really get that one on one time as a family. Something I CRAVE!!!  So yesterday I said “no housework, no construction work, no church work (we had a special speaker come down to speak at the church so my husband got a week off from preaching…which was oh so nice for our family day) and no being lazy!!!

So we got up around 9 which basically said right then and there that we were going to have an AMAZING DAY!  Little E NEVER sleeps till 9.  He woke up at 6:30 and I promptly took him back to his bed…told him it was too early to get up and to go back to sleep.  And guess what…HE DID!!!  (I love when my child listens to me)

So we got up, got dressed and headed out the door about 11.  Our first stop to do a deposit at the bank and then head over to see the military ships that were in at the harbour.  We actually got to board the boats and explore.  Little E had a chance to sit in the Captains seat and also a chance to play with the guns.  🙂  He was all smiles.

After we left there we headed up to the air show.  I had been to an air show when I was little with my family and I still remember it.  Hubs and Little E had never gone so I jumped at the chance to go.  When we were driving into the airport the F18 was flying overhead…going straight up and straight down and all around.  I wish we would have arrived a littler earlier because I think the Hubs would really have enjoyed that.  We still saw a little bit of that show and what we saw was pretty cool!

Once we got in the gate we promptly got in line for hubs and Little E to ride in a an army tank.  Hubs said that he had to hold on to little E for all that was in him as they definitely didn’t hold back when driving the tank around.  He said that if he hadn’t then Little E probably would have flown right out of the tank.

I think we probably waited in line for close to forty five minutes but seeing the huge smile on Little E’s face was totally worth the wait!!  And while we were in line we watched the rest of the air show.

We left the airport and arrived back home by about 4:30.  Everybody was exhausted but we all had an incredible day.  It’s so nice to just take that time and spend it as a family.  It allows you to grow closer together and just lets you enjoy each other’s company without the rest of “life” getting in the way.

It was a truly blessed day.

How about you?  Did you have any chance to get away or do something fun as a family this past weekend?


Blessing:  That I have a family that loves me and wants to spend time with me!

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