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!
We played at Skillzone until the
kids (read: Mommy) got tired!
Where are you guys playing this summer?
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!
Who doesn’t love the joy of some good mail. Liv and I literally squeal and anticipate our little gifts in the mail. Recently liv received her first Citrus Lane package!
Citrus Lane is an exciting way for parents to try out amazing new products. Based on your profile data entered you will be sent items appropriate for your child’s sex and age group! I am always interested in fun, yummy or natural goods so between conversation and research those are my typical ways of discovering new things. With this unique service they bring the best things right to your mailbox. Each month is a new surprise and we can’t wait for our next package.
I usually like to decorate my pumpkins, not eat them…. However! This past weekend baby and I sampled the most wonderful pumpkin dip paired with some crunchy apples! So deliciously light and tasty. Since Liv’s taste buds are in agreement I will be sure to put this recipe in rotation this fall. The recipe details can be found here
Literally you can’t tell me and my daughter that we aren’t certified Chef’s.
Starting with the matching aprons to the finished product of yummy goodness… In our mind we are world renowned. I’m on a quest to replace some of our old habit dishes with much healthier alternatives.
Since my third trimester of pregnancy I have fallen so far off the vegan wagon that I rarely recognize myself at the dinner table. Healthy living is important to me and setting the proper dietary example for Liv is crucial in ensuring she has the right nutritional routine.
So for today’s tasty victory….. *drum roll please* One ingredient “ice cream” made ONLY with bananas!
The simple instructions are as follows:
*Grab some ripe bananas (ours were spotted…. Which is a great way to get full use of your fruit since at my home if they aren’t yellow the usually get neglected)
*Slice the bananas
*Place them on a lined baking sheet
*Pop them in the freezer uncovered
*Once frozen use whatever blending device you have ( I used my Nutribullet)
*At this point you have your finished product ( you may have to stir it up to give a good blend)
The ” ice cream” is a soft serve texture at this point. If you desire a harder more scoopable version just pop the blended soft serve “ice cream” in the freezer again.
This recipe is simple, kidfriendly, healthy and oh so yummy!
For my scoop I added chocolate chips and walnuts! I can’t explain how excited we are to have this delicious and inexpensive dairy alternative treat.
* Below pictured is my One Ingredient “Ice Cream” with added chocolate chips and walnuts