1. Indoor "Texas" Snowballs

    Well, we've made it to the point of the Christmas season where we are so close to the big day that the boys are completely wound up, and yet we…

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  2. Construction Paper Poinsettias

    Yesterday we made construction paper poinsettias with Grandma as well as pipe cleaner snowflakes.  Jordan's mom brought over a few crafts to do with us, and this one was an…

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  3. 20 Ideas for Family Fun

    Do you have kids who are out of school this week?  Do you have family in from out of town?  Here are some ideas for keeping everyone busy during the…

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  4. Crazy Sock Ideas

    Does your child's school or Awana club do crazy sock day (or night)?  We have crazy sock night at Awana once each year, and I never have any good ideas.…

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  5. Ping Pong Ball Shooters

    We got this fantastic idea for ping pong ball shooters from Come Together Kids.  I made a couple of revisions - they used them to shoot pom poms and mini…

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  6. Inexpensive Backyard Play with Rain Gutters and Drain Pipe

    This weekend, we had some fun with a trip to Home Depot and some back yard projects! We bought a 10 ft. length of black plastic drain pipe for $5.95…

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  7. Family Backyard Summer Olympics

    In honor of the upcoming Olympic Games in London, we had our own backyard Olympics this morning! We did four events:  sprint, long jump, baseball throw, and nerf gun shooting.…

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  8. Do Something Unexpected! (Your kids will love it!)

    I am a fairly color-in-the-lines type of person, and my kids are often, uh, not so much.  Why walk down the stairs when you can jump?  Why go around the…

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  9. Thunderbirds Air Show

    Last weekend, my husband and oldest two boys were able to go with some friends to an air show to see Thunderbirds perform tricks.  They were also able to sit…

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  10. Pet Show Themed Birthday Party

    Gresham is 5 years old!  At our house, we do the first "real" party with invitations and friends at age 5.  Gresham loves dogs, and we came up with the…

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