Ok so this week has been pretty great with my management team! S and K that is!! The weather has been all over the board which has stunk but we are managing! K is still in love with shouting out “I don’t care, I love it, I love it!” and S has a standard response of “Oh my Gosh Mom!” to almost everything so status quo there. Our yard is planned to start taking on a new look this upcoming week so the kids will be terribly upset to see the mound of dirt gone but I’m sure a water feature going in will make for them to think we have put this in for their enjoyment! I look forward to sharing pictures for now we have just put in the final plantings in the retaining wall and last of stone path.
We met up with a girlfriend this week at a great little place I definitely recommend checking out if you have kids ages 0-4. It is called Yu Kids Island, LLC! Yu Kids Island, LLC. They totally have this toddler entertainment thing down! All bright-colored, soft activities including merry-go-round, bouncy slide, a space that’s filled with balloons flying all over the place and a slide that is made of a plexi glass type product with water under it! S and K could stay all day and the set up I will say allows for mom/dad/grandparents/caregivers to take a break and sit at a half counter and watch the kids. The girls working are great helping the little ones get on a little taller stuff and constantly cleaning the area.
On to a fun product we tried this week! The Got Milk Straws! Yes they have been around for years but we are just getting to try out! S and K spotted these while grocery shopping and of course my initial thought was “I’m not spending money on something we buy squeeze bottles of for much less” but then I thought “ok they are being good and I would rather spend money on something to go in their milk as to them asking and likely me arguing over not buying a dollar toy”. So in the cart they went…some may say I just bribed them and you are 100% correct but is it really bribery if it’s food?! We recently introduced chocolate milk to them so when S saw strawberry she couldn’t wait to try! We’ll after all the excitement I will say K loves these as he thinks it’s candy so it’s a no brainer for him. S on the other hand prefers fruits and veggies so she hasn’t asked for it again. I tried and will say yes it does the trick but to get the full chocolate effect I had to break up the little chocolate pieces. So for now I think we will stick with the squeeze bottles or at least until we are in another grocery store that does genius product placement of the product!
A few other things for the week! We got a jump start on dad’s Father’s Day gifts. The first one we did was I interviewed S with a serious of questions about Joe. I will type it up on cute paper and frame it for his day. I will start this with K next year! We also did a cute “We Love You” gift which I wish I could share the step by step process with you but my computer crashed and away went those pictures so once complete I will share!
Last I created each of the kids their own email address! I read about doing this somewhere and each month sending them an email and when they turn eighteen give them the password! I love this idea I think I will share the address with grandmas and papas too!
OK have a great Sunday everyone! I’m headed to take part in the Cancer Assault Challenge that includes fifteen obstacles of mud, water, etc. wish me luck and I will share the experience tomorrow!
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