Monday, August 30, 2010

Let it begin...

Birthday Party craziness that is! I love planning kid's birthday parties and love making a big deal for kid's parties yet doing it homemade on a budget. Well Trexen is turning 2 end of September and I am in full planning mode! We are having an "On the Farm" party- Oink, Moo, Cock-a-doodle doo, Trexen is turning 2!!! He loves farms, tractors, silos and barns so that is what I am doing. September 25th our backyard will be transformed into a farm with a barn, silo and animals. We are having a farm tour where kids will hop on the hayride and visit a milking barn, pig pen, chicken coop, duck pond and pasture. I have station volunteers lined up (my wonderful family) and little activities at each stop. There will be no real animals but this should be even better! Stay tuned for more details and pictures. Let this inspire you, get creative and plan your little one an awesome party!

PB & J Day is Wednesday this week @my house. See you around 10ish, I will have lunch for everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Perfect Picnic in the Park

What a perfect picnic in the park today! Beautiful weather, an awesome group of mamas and some energetic kiddos. PB & J Day has been up and running for 2 months now and it is so fun to see the friendships being built. The kids know each other's names, laugh and go off on their own while the moms are connecting in amazing ways. I am truly blessed to know so many inspirational mamas and have my little ones surrounded by outstanding friends.
Thanks everyone!
Adorable Lily

Beth & the boys

Trexen & Nathan having their own conversation

Caleb relaxing

Gavin & Cohen

Brady the monkey

Kelsey getting the boys ready to race

Thursday, August 26, 2010

And the Winner is...

#5!!! All followers were assigned a number and then I used to generate a winner. Jamie you are #5, congratulations, you won 3 fabric flowers from Poplin! Please send me an email or comment on this post and let me know what colors you would like.

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See everyone tomorrow around 10:30am at Wyndham Hills Park in Sun Prairie.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Picnic in the Park

We are headed to the park this Friday!!! It has been one of those weeks, crazy busy at work, preparing for my sister's bridal shower (it is at my house Friday night), grocery shopping with both little ones and a never ending list of home projects so a casual, relaxed day at the park seems right.

Meet us in Sun Prairie at Wyndham Hills Park (just off Hwy 19) around 10:30. Pack a picnic lunch and let's end the week well!!!

Also the first of many giveaways happens tomorrow night. One random follower will win 3 custom fabric flowers from Poplin!!! Every stylish mommy needs a fabric flower for her purse, clutch, diaper bag, sweater or jacket. If you aren't a follower of the blog become one now, lots of great giveaways lined up this fall from a variety of shops!!!

Fall Fun

The smell of fall is in the air and I am excited!!! Summer was a blast, playing at the pool, cottaging, splash pads, parades and soaking up the sun but I think my kiddos and I are ready for the change of seasons. With fall comes cool brisk mornings, gorgeous changing leaves, caramel apples, pumpkin patches and so much more. I have some pretty fun PB & J Day locations for the fall, including:
  • Lapacek's Apple Orchard (Poynette- feed the goats, duck races, tire playground, lots of apples)
  • New Children's Museum (we are waiting for school to start so it is less busy)
  • Zoo (I love the zoo)
  • My House (hopefully the bugs go away soon)

Also I know lots of crafty mamas who make some pretty awesome items so there will be plenty of giveaways this fall... become a follower!!!

Info on this weeks PB & J Day coming this afternoon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ZOO Wonderful

We had such a great day at the zoo!!! No lions or tigers but we saw monkeys, giraffes, fed the goats and rode the train. It is so fun hanging out with awesome mamas and kiddos. Can't wait for next week!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lions, Tigers & Bears Oh My!

We are headed to the Henry Vilas Zoo this Thursday! Meet us at 10am in front of the bison/prairie dogs. Pack a picnic lunch. See you then!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Snuggle Time

Last week we didn't get together as a group, instead everyone was challenged to do something fun with your kids on your own. The boys and I had a really rough Thursday night/Friday. I eventually took them to the doctor discovering they had Hand-Foot- Mouth. During morning nap they both screamed, eventually I snuggled them in bed and we all fell asleep together! Hope you had some quality time with your little ones, can't wait to see everyone this week!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On Your Own

As all of you mamas know life is always busy! If you are waiting for it to calm down, waiting for your schedule to clear, waiting for that moment when you can think...STOP WAITING. I have really been trying to embrace the busyness, enjoy life now even though it is hectic. I believe having kids automatically equals busy and at times exhausting but don't miss out. I never want to look back at a season of life and think gosh I was so busy waiting for the calm I missed it all.

With that said we are taking the week off from PB & J Day. Work is crazy busy and I am getting ready for my big craft show this Sunday (hope you all come check it out!). However this only means we aren't meeting as a group; I want to challenge all of you to do something fun with your kids this week. Email me pics of your fun time so I can post them! Here are some ideas:
  • Stay in your pj's all day, spend time cuddling, reading and laughing

  • Make a fort- build it nice and big, using all the blankets and pillows possible

  • Have a picnic at home (either inside on the living room floor or outside if the bugs don't carry you away)

  • Make homemade Popsicles- freeze kool-aid or juice in ice cube trays

  • Make homemade playdough

  • Enjoy the silly moments!

Have fun!!! See you all next week.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Splish Splash

Middleton Splash Pad was lots of fun today! Lakeview Park is so nice; a variety of play equipment, splash area, walking trails and picnic tables. The weather was beautiful, warm enough to feel good and no bugs! Another fantastic PB & J Day. (I was a bit discombobulated today so there aren't many pictures!)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Middleton Splash Pad

This Thursday we are going to soak up the sun and enjoy the Middleton Splash Pad! Meet there between 10-10:30, pack a picnic lunch. Splash Pad is free. Hope to see you there!