Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Amanda at Something to Ponder About. If you would like to participate please visit her site for the rules. These photo challenges are lots of fun! Here in the USA, we celebrated the 4th of July this past weekend. Holiday celebrations are always nostalgic for me. All … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

4th of July Soft Drinks

One of my kids’ favorite 4th of July traditions is making red, white and blue ice cubes to decorate a clear cup of 7-up. We don’t drink much soda in our house so 7-up on the 4th of July is a special treat. This beverage is very easy to make. Ingredients: Red GatoradeBlue Gatorade7-up or … Continue reading 4th of July Soft Drinks

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)... Wednesday 7/03/19: After a yummy hot breakfast at the cafeteria, morning worship under the ponderosa pines, another go-cart ride and more archery practice, we headed to the climbing wall. The kiddos had a great time climbing and E completed the "junk yard" obstacle … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

4th of July Children’s Literature

After searching our library card catalog and checking out a bunch of books on the subject we highly recommend the following reading material for the 4th of July. The Star-Spangled Banner Illustrated by Peter Spier Be prepared to sing this one! The text is the lyrics to our national anthem.  Did you know it has … Continue reading 4th of July Children’s Literature

4th of July Flag Heart Necklaces and Flag pins

This 4th of July our kiddos are still too young (in our opinion) to stay up for the fire works show at 10 pm.  Kudos to all of you who take your young ones with you to this event.  You should get a merit badge.  Regrettably, we're just not up for it!  Maybe next year...  … Continue reading 4th of July Flag Heart Necklaces and Flag pins