Poison Ivy Tab Book

I felt the need to teach our children about the different types of poisonous plants around our property
 after Nolan peoudly placed some sprigs of poison sumac in my favorite vase, on our diningroom table.

I. Wish. I. Was.  Kidding.

So... I quickly drafted up a simple tab book.  Our kids used water colors to paint the borders, drew the plant and described it.
It was an easy project, but clearly very much needed for our family this spring.

{You can download your FREE tab book template and identification charts here}

Happy Exploring!



 We purchased Celestron Bug Specimen Kits on Amazon.
(Yes.  I'm a Prime junkie.  If it's wrong... I don't want to be right!)

For $35 you can purchase all three sets.

Links: Kit #1Kit #2Kit #3 

I created simple cards to correspond with the resin bugs.

If you want, you have the option to research the bugs and write the correct names on the back before laminating.
Also, you will find some fun close-up shots of different insects as well as a small outline to paint.

Also, this coloring sheet is a lot of fun, so click here to print your own copies!


Hooray! No More Training Wheels!

Go Kensley, go!

That unicorn helmet can only means one thing; Kensley can officially ride a bike without training wheels!


The smile on her face says it all!  And my face mirrors hers; I couldn't be more proud!


Clearly Nolan gets his need for speed from his Daddy!

Sweet.  Victory.  In.  Jesus!!!


Painting With Pop Pop

Pop Pop stopped by after work one day and decided to join in the kid's art project.
Although they were painting with water colors, he decided to paint their faces.

What a fun impulse activity!!!