month : 05/2014 13 results

Ghost Falls Trail

The weather is warming up here and we have been anxious to start hiking. This is something we enjoy doing. My girls like discovering new things and as parents we like getting our kids active. At the beginning of the summer we take a few smaller hikes and then extend the distance as the summer progresses. Ghost Falls Trail has two trail heads. We took the longer trail which is about 3 miles round trip. It took us 2 hours round trip to complete this hike. My 3 year old walked all but 10 minutes! ...

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

When I was pregnant with our daughter, I had a friend give me the book The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart.  Right away I was caught up in the illustrations by Christine Davenier.  When I got home that night I had to read this book.  It is a longer story which would be great for the older ages.  My daughter, who is now 1, will not sit through the entire reading of this book.  Along with the length, the language is a little harder to understand for the younger ages.  Gerry, "The ...

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Need some Father's Day inspiration? We have five fun father's day crafts to share with you. Woven Tie Father's Day Gift - used with your favorite 2 liter and some double sided patterned paper. Best Dressed Printable - Free printable to add to your favorite 2 Liter or popcorn! Father's Day Text Art - Use your own words then create the text art using a free online program. Father's Day Printable - Frame it or add it to your father's day gift. Father's Day Gum Printable for ...

Copperton Park

Do you live out on the West Bench like we do?  Well, this is a GREAT park for you to go to.  It is located in Copperton Utah which is a small town close to the Copperton Mine.  The Copperton Park has 9.93 acres for your kids to run around on and enjoy. Where is it located? 8791 West Park Street, Copperton Township How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public park.  There is a Pavilion available to be reserved.  Whenever we go, which is during the day, ...

Father’s Day Gum Wrapper

I have already told you my girls LOVE planning for holiday's. The day after Mother's Day they started planning an easy craft for Father's Day! One thing they all decided is that Dad likes gum. He always has a pack in his car, on his dresser and in his church bag. My three year old now shares the love of gum (much to my dismay) and knows where to search to get a piece when she wants one. Dad doesn't like this so he tries to remember to hide his gum. In honor of our Dad who loves gum I have ...

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

We have all heard a lot about bullying and the effects it has on children and adults.  I wanted to find a book that would reinforce what bullying is, and what role we play in bullying.  That's when I found the book Llama Llama and the Bully Goat.  I loved the illustrations in this book along with the great lesson it gives.  It is about a llama and his day at school with a bully who is a goat.  It talks about what to do when someone is bullying you or a friend, and how the teacher ...

5 Summer Vacation Ideas

The kids are almost out of school, for traditional schools that is. What are you going to do to keep them busy all summer? We like to get creative, go on hikes, find new parks, go on new adventures, read books and so much more. Here are a few fun summer vacation ideas your kids might enjoy. Nature Scavenger Hunt to help with investigating the outdoors. Cardboard Box Cars - it's amazing what can be created with boxes! Summer Fun Calendar to keep you busy. Summer Fun Sailboat ...

Neptune Park

Twice now we have been to Neptune Park. The first time we went it was windy but we enjoyed it so much we had to go back. This time we took our own lunch and had a picnic first then played on the toys. Where is it located? 452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045 If you come from I-15 get off at Pioneer Crossing and go west as far as you can, UT-68. It is close after that. How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public park.  There is a Pavilion available to ...

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores

I grew up reading many of the Berenstain Bears books.  I fell in love with them as a kid and wanted to share these with my children as well.  Over the next few months I will be reviewing 1-2, each month, of the Berenstain Bears books.  I hope that your kids enjoy these books as much as mine did.  I know my son really enjoyed the book this week which is titled The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores. How do you get chores completed at your house?  How do you incorporate this ...

Save Up to 50% on Select Craftsy Classes!

(This post contains affiliate links which means, I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.) Have you seen all the fun classes they have at Craftsy? Knitting, cake decorating, sewing, jewelry and many many more! You will not want to miss out on Craftsy's Birthday Flash Sale! Get select online classes at up to 50% off for a limited time only. Many of these classes will not be at these low prices again soon. Hurry, offer expires May 11th at 11:59pm MT. Shop ...

Legacy Regional Park

    Recently we needed to make a trip up to Bountiful to pick up some shirts for the Wasatch Back Relay.  I decided it would be fun to make a day trip out of it and find a fun park to visit.  We found Legacy Regional Park located in North Salt Lake.  My son was so excited to get out and play because of the climbing sets of the park, as well as the splash pad. Where is it located? 1140 West 1100 North, North Salt Lake How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed...

The Night Before Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and I have a great book for you to read with your kids. The Night Before Mother's Day is such a fun book.  This is not the first The Night Before books that we have purchased for our house.  Stay tuned next month for another. During the book, The Night Before Mother's Day, a dad and kids get Mom out of the house so they can prepare surprises for her for Mother's Day.  What's great is that all of these surprises can be done by your kids.  I know ...

Old Farm Park

We are excited to share a park that has both a traditional playground and a splash pad. Old Farm Park Where is it located? About 13600 South 3250 West in Riverton, UTAH How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public park. Are strollers allowed? Yes! In fact there is a paved pathway that pretty much goes around the park. I did see people out there doing laps for exercise. But this isn't advised when you have other kids on the playground and/or splash pad. How ...