WELove Playing in the Rain

No matter the weather my little humans like to stay busy! Baby boy is walking now so a climate controlled adventure space where the kids can climb and laugh as loud as their hearts desire is perfect when it's messy outside!

Mommy win!
We played at Skillzone until the kids (read: Mommy) got tired!

Where are you guys playing this summer?

WeLove The Beach

The National Building Museum tucked between the National Mall and Gallery Place is a fun place for kids to get their energy out! Liv loves all the open space to run, the Building Zone full of dress up and toys to “construct” as well as a favorite being the humongous blue blocks that she could spend all day imagining and reimagining what to build.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

If there already wasn’t plenty of fun at The National Building Museum…. Get your flops and towels ready because July 4 – September 7 they are bringing the Beach inside!!! How exciting! 

WeLove To Stay Warm: Indoor Activities

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We are troopers ….but the current temperatures are just brutal! I thought we would making a few events around the city this weekend ,but I just can’t risk our lives like that …hee hee SERIOUSLY!
To keep my little one busy during our Ultimate Camp In we will obviously be building a fort ( so neccessary), maybe mommy can control the remote a bit and introduce her to some of my fave movies as a kid.
Pinterest is definitely a major inspiration with countless activities to keep your child busy.

2015/02/img_4487.png *Using just painters tape & recycled paper you can create a indoor web allowing your child to “trap” things (recycled paper balls). This is a wonderful opportunity to read a book or introduce other learning tools about Spiders.
*Snow painting indoors: Get a large shallow container, fill it with snow , allow your little artist to express themselves with their favorite colors and tools
*Make your own bean bag toss with a cardboard box

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*Mani/Pedi ….. You and your mini can even enjoy a simple at home face mask. Most recipes include just a few ingredients from your kitchen.

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Get Crafty: Christmas Edition

*Ornamnents You Can Taste
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You will Need…
Peppermint candies
Metal cookie cutters
Non-stick cooking spray
Parchment paper
Toothpick or skewer
Twine or ribbon

How To…
1.Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the inside of each cookie cutter with cooking spray. Lay cookie cutters on baking sheet and fill with a layer of peppermints.
2.Bake for 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye on candy as it melts, remove from oven when candies have melted
3.Lightly coat a toothpick with cooking spray and use it to make a hole in each group of candies. Let candy sit inside cookie cutter until it re-hardens. Once hard, carefully stretch out the cookie cutter, pulling it away from the candy, to pop out your ornament.

*Do you have leftover Halloween candy still lingering?

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Head to your craft store ( or perhaps the dollar store) purchase clear ornaments and ribbon.
Fill your clear ornaments with sprinkles, marshmallows or small colorful Halloween candies 🙂

*Christmas Alphabet Tree
Create a Christmas Tree with all the letters of the alphabet
Get some circular colored stickers
Write each letter on a sticker
Allow her kids to decorate the tree by matching the stickers to the tree
Festive and enriching

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*Marshmallow Names
You will need …
Marshmallows
Glue
Paper

How To…
Write your child’s name in glue and allow then to stick the marshmallows on

*Name Snowmen
You Will Need….
White paper
Marker
A sheet of colored paper
Buttons, tiny colored Pom poms, Googly eyes
Glue

How To…
Cut out enough white circles for your child’s name plus a face for your snowman
Allow them to write each letter of their name on a circle
Glue the circles together in snowman fashion
Cut a top hat out of the colored sheet
Allow your child to decorate the hat and color on the face