Thursday, June 28, 2012

369... Tea Time!!

Tea anyone?? Today my sister took the girls and I to tea at the Remember When Tea Room. It is such a beautiful little place located in Chesterland, Ohio. 

 The girls had fun trying to figure out the things that did not belong in the "OLD ROOM".. A visa machine, a speaker, an electric fan. It was fun to guess what did NOT belong.

  The food was very good.  We ate quiche, salad, and tea sandwiches. Can I tell you a secret???  SHHH!!! We ordered hot chocolate instead of tea as none of us our tea drinkers. Is that bad?? Probably, but I am just keeping it real.. The ladies at the tea room did not seem shocked so it must be acceptable.

 We loved getting dressed up. All of us had fun pretending to be fancy. We loved sitting at the decorative table, ordering fancy food, and holding our  pinkies in the air. I will definitely do this again with the girls. It would be a fun yearly tradition!!  Maybe next year we will take Grandma. I don't believe she has ever been to tea!!  

Monday, June 25, 2012


Niagara Falls was a bucket list item.. You know one of those places that you think about and just think " I want to take the kids some day.". The funny thing is that it had been a bucket list item for just 3 days and we checked it off of our list. How cool is that?? 

I was driving with my mom to WVA on Friday and told my mom that I thought it would be great to take the kids there some time when I visited Ohio. On Sunday my sisters called and said guess what?? We are going to do a day trip to Niagara on Monday!! They swear that they did not talk to my mom. Go ahead play the weird music in your head.. Some times my sisters and I are on the same page. Strange!! 
Here the kids and I are at Niagara State Park. We are about to board the Maid of the Mist. It is the oldest tourist attraction in North America. We LOVED it!! So worth the money! Thanks Aunt Lisa and Aunt Dee Dee for splurging and taking us on this amazingly fun road trip!! We had a blast!
FUN, FUN, FUN!! Such a beautiful place!!
We give Niagara two thumbs way up!! Would love to go again someday!! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

367... Croquet

When I was a kid we played croquet, horse shoes, and jarts whenever we went to my Grandma's in WVA. It was a summer and family tradition.  Today while we were visiting my Grandma we got the set out. It was a little tricky for the kids at first, but then they started to get the hang of it. 
My Aunts, Uncles and Grandma enjoyed watching the Greeneteam play their first round of croquet.
My kids especially loved when Aunt Nancy became a stinger and started coming after them all. This is  still a fun family sport/game after all these years. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

366... Summer Reading Kickoff Party!!

My girls are readers. My boys aren't. I thought tonight we would kick off our summer reading with a pizza party in the parlor. Everyone brought their library books and blankets. We ate dinner and then started a new read aloud Max Quick. After only two chapters we are already hooked.  Then everyone read for an hour or so on their own. Fun, quiet, and unplugged!!  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


DAY 365!!
Our original plans today fell through. We were going to go to the top of Stone Mountain and try to watch Venus do it's transit. The weather was not cooperating so I needed to come up with a new plan for fun. I thought why not go to a place that has FUN in the title??
We started off rock wall climbing. The kids loved this and all desperately wanted to reach the top!!
Carson was the only one to reach the top and ring the bell. Way to go buddy!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 364... Shaving Cream Fight

We had an "S" Day theme going at our house today. The boys headed this morning to Sports Camp. When they came home we all headed to the library to register for the Summer Reading Program. Then for fun we had a Shaving Cream Fight and played Squirt the Squirt!! 
A few months ago I saw a friends photos. Her kids had a shaving cream fight at church. I thought to myself,  now there is a fun idea!!
My kids seem to love a fight of any kind so this made for a fun night!!
Clean up was fun too.. We played Squirt the Squirt. My friend Leslie's little boy Cooper came up with this game last week. I thought it was such a cute name for spraying the kids with a hose! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 363... Visit to a Historic Town..Madison

We visited the Historic town of Madison, GA  today. 
The kids loved all the old  buildings and shops. The welcome center made up a small scavenger hunt of places for them to try to find as we were walking through the town. They loved using the maps and being the tour guides.
Alea one of the workers at Scoops Ice cream told us to come and check out this old cemetery. The kids were a little freaked out about it so we didn't stay long. It was neat to see markers dating back to the Revolutionary War. I could have stayed here a lot longer. Maybe next time!! 
The girls have made me promise to put this great little town on a girls only bucket list for the future!!
We will definitely be back. It was a great day exploring this beautiful Historic City. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 362... IN A PICKLE

Today we played IN A PICKLE.. 
Makenna got this one a few years ago for her birthday. 
Trying to decide if anything in his hand would work. 
Poor Kenna did not win a single round!!
Maddie with her circus card!
Jack was our winner!! He loves games and he loves to win!!

This was a fun game and the last one for the 365!! We have played close to 30 games this year and have definitely found some new favorites!! 

Friday, June 1, 2012


Picking a fun thing to do today was a no brainer!!
John Headed to our local Krispy Kreme with 6 kids in tow!!
The kids watching the doughnuts being made!! They also ran into some home school friends that we hadn't seen in over a year and had fun talking and catching up!!