Showing posts with label fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fun. Show all posts

Sunday, September 25, 2016

FUN FALL ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS THIS FALL

So Yesterday was the first day of fall. Now that we're cooling off, I thought I would write a list of some fun activities that I love to do this time of year. 

Fall is the time for all things pumpkin, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins. Ok, I will stop now because I sound like a Starbuck's commercial. I do love when I drive up to a Starbuck's & all things pumpkin are back! 

If you need some ideas for fall activities check out the list below. 




Fun fall activities that you can do with your kids


  • PUMPKIN PICKING




  • VISIT A CORN MAZE


  • GO FOR A HAY RIDE


  • JUMP IN A PILE OF LEAVES


  • VISIT LOCAL FALL FESTIVALS


  • BAKE PUMPKIN GOODIES


  • WATCH A SCARY MOVIE (without kids of course)



  • DECORATE OR CARVE A PUMPKIN


How do you like to celebrate the fall? Let me know below

Saturday, September 17, 2016

IT'S SEPTEMBER, TIME TO PICK YOUR OWN APPLES


I could not wait for the orchards to open up their fields so that I could take my son's apple picking. It was my youngest son’s first time. Well, we went despite the fact that it was 90 degrees out, despite the fact that we had to drive 1.5 hours. 1.5 hours to pick some apples??? I forgot that I live in NC now; it can take an hour to get anywhere! Despite the fact that it was almost nap time and I wasn't too excited about the drive...off we went! I WANT TO PICK APPLES TODAY!


Picking your own apples


Through the fields we went. I pulled this heavy wagon up & down the orchard. What was I thinking? It rolled when we got near hills, it ran over my feet, and it was SO HOT. I needed somewhere to place the camera, water bottles, snacks, purse, & my 2 year old. 

They gave us some tool to pull down the apples that were too high. The only problem was that my husband had to work & my 8 year old wanted to be in charge of the tool. This was an issue because it became a weapon. As we walked down the paved orchard road he almost knocked out at least 5 people. I had a 2 year old bouncing around a wooden wagon and an 8 year old swinging some tool around….ugh. 

“Pull me mommy”
“Faster”
“Go”

Breathe mama just breathe! It doesn’t matter if your kids are already complaining. It doesn’t matter that your oldest son is knocking people out with an apple picking tool. It doesn’t matter that your 2 year old is yelling at you. We’re here to have fun, so just breathe. 


Well, you have a recipe below so you know that we ALL survived. We made it home with two large bags of apples and two sleepy kids. I did not cook that night, we stopped at a restaurant close to home. Reason being I was setting up bedtime. Drive. Apple Picking. Drive. Dinner. Bath. Bed. 


10 minute Slow Cooker Appesauce



Slow Cooker Applesauce

Adria Roach

Ingredients

  • 8 Medium Apples
  • 3 TBS of Coconut Sugar or 2 TBS of Honey
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 TBS Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Toss all of the listed ingredients into the slow cooker for about 8 hours. Then Stir & Serve.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 08 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 8 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: Applesauce, Snack


*This is a chunky applesauce so if you like it thinner you can add 1C of Apple Cider & use an immersion blender to thin out. 
*Adjust sweetness to your families taste. 

After our long adventure, the kids had a great time. It is something that we don’t do often so it was a perfect activity for them. After the exhaustion subsided I had a great time as well. If you plan accordingly, apple picking is a great activity for the entire family. I also love showing the kids where our food comes from. Throughout the years this has encouraged them to try foods they may not have. 



Apple Picking with Family

You know what? For the next week, they can eat applesauce, apple cider donuts, apple pie, apple cake, APPLES!

What does your family like to pick? How did it go?

Monday, August 8, 2016

TRUE MOM CONFESSIONS




I live off of 6 hours of sleep

There are days I don’t get a chance to shower

I forget to brush my kid's teeth some nights

They eat yogurt and fruit for dinner

Sometimes all I want is wine for dinner

I yell, I get cranky

I look for my cell phone and car keys often…when their already in my hand

I have left the house without putting real shoes on 

I backed out the garage into my husband's car

Some days my kids watch TV all day

I hate pool season

I hide the Halloween candy, but then end up eating it myself

When I'm really tired I act like I can't hear anyone calling 
my name

I don't wash my 2-year-old every day



How about you mom? Let's keep this going in the comment 

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