Kidz Craft: Painting Rocks!

We will be planting our veggie garden very soon and the kiddos could not be more excited! They have enjoyed watching the seeds sprout and grow over the last few weeks. They have been taking turns watering them and they love watching them ‘move’. See we placed them in the corner of our living room so that they receive sunlight from dawn till dusk and you can literally see the leaves sway towards one window in the morning and the other in the evening. Nature really is fascinating!

The children, though excited to plant their garden are a little sad to see their plants move outdoors. So in an effort to make the transition a little smoother they painted rocks to place in the veggie garden.  So they went to town painting rocks to brighten up the garden with some color, to keep the plants company, and most importantly to put their little hearts at ease…..

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and then we took a five minute break for lemonade and apple slices, yum!

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rockart 010After painting for awhile they each completed 4 beautiful rocks to add to our vegetable garden.  I so enjoyed hearing each child’s explanation of their rocks. Our toddler based her inspiration on the fact that she can identify colors and knows which are her favorite. All of her rocks were pink, purple, and green.  Our son painted a Pentecost rock for the garden as well as a pirate rock, lol! What a crazy combination right!? So I asked him how he arrived at those and he explained that one is so that the Holy Spirit will be present and God will watch over the garden and the pirate will scare away all the bad bugs and animals, that explanation was so precious! And our eldest said her favorite of her rocks was the red, white, and blue rock because we live in America. I so adored listening to their explanations and can’t wait to see their rocks adorning our vegetable garden.

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Do you have a craft or activity that you enjoyed/enjoy doing with your kiddos? Please share I always welcome suggestions/recommendations for future crafts…and easy isn’t terrible, hint hint!

Why I Love an Overcast Day

We had planned on meeting up with our play-group friends at the park this morning for ice cream sundaes but the weather didn’t look like it was going to cooperate so our friends canceled. We had already rescheduled from the day before so the kiddos really didn’t want to hear that we had to reschedule again.  Not to mention, mommy really needed them to get out and run off some of their energy. So we headed to the park.

It was definitely overcast but thankfully it never rained and there was a nice breeze.  After days of hot sun baking down on us whenever we went outside and mommy sporting that classy back sweat streak down my shirt as well as that hair stuck to the neck look an overcast day was a breath of fresh air. What I found, though we missed our friends, I really enjoyed time with my kiddos.  I love an overcast day because…..

The children can play on the playground without the sun beating down on them and heating the equipment so that it is unpleasant to the touch.

Ice cream doesn’t melt as fast…nor does the toppings….

You can take your time and observe all that nature has to offer…

You can admire what others do on an overcast day too…like painting…

You can take a longer stroll in the park…

The cool breeze and fresh air is the perfect pairing for an afternoon nap….

What do you enjoy doing on an overcast day? What did you do today?

Versatile Blogger Award!!

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Susartandfood Blog.  It is such an honor to be nominated especially by such a creative and respected blogger. Susartandfood Blog contains examples of their gorgeous art work and many delicious recipes that are easy for me, a more culinary challenged individual (there are also great photos so that you know if you followed the recipe correctly and exactly what your food should resemble) to follow, and more.  Thank you Susartandfood Blog!!  And thank you to all of you for taking a moment out of your day to visit this Mom on the go, it means a lot to me.


Now, onto the rules for accepting this award, which are as follows:

 1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.

 2. Share 7 things about yourself.

 3. Pass this award along to 7 or 8 Bloggers.

 4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.


Here are 7 random things about me….

  1. I choose to count my blessings as opposed to my problems.
  2. I have recently formed an obsession with Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins. I like to crunch then up and place them over lettuce and then crumble a little blue cheese on top, YUM!
  3. I love to paint, in a past life, before children (B.C.) I used to enjoy a clean canvas, oil paints, and a cup of coffee. One day I will get back to painting but for the time being I have more important hobbies to dabble in like building with Legos and designing Barbie doll dresses.
  4. If I won the lottery I wouldn’t tell a soul but I would secretly pay off my friends and family’s debts.
  5. I would love to go to Alaska some day on a family vacation.
  6. Some days I can’t wait till bedtime!
  7. Other days I become so overjoyed and caught up in pure mommy bliss that it is difficult to hold back the tears.  For I know they will be all grown up in the blink of an eye and I so desperately want to cherish and remember it ALL! (tissue please)

So, without further ado, the list…..

Raising Caines


The Goon Room

There’s Just One Mommy

Reporter Turned Mommy


High Heels for Muddy Boots

Moms who Wine

I hope you enjoy reading what these moms have to say as much as I do.  If you know of a great blog I didn’t mention please share, I am always on the lookout for funny, versatile, mommy bloggers.