Snap It Outdoors: Changing Seasons

I’m currently sitting at my computer in a cardigan, leggings, and insulated slippers. On Sunday, it looked like this. My husband and I made it out for a quick bike ride while our sitter watched the kids, and even though I sweated through most of it, I’m glad I did. It’s that change of season…

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Snap It Outdoors: Adventurers

We’re at our Cabin In the Woods for the week. Four kids, four adults, and so much to explore. Playing in the woods has never been so much fun for these kids. I hope they’re always such good friends and find many adventures like this to go on together in the years to come.

Snap It Outdoors: Lemonade Stand

Well, for a start he isn’t selling lemonade.  He has fruit in those little cups. Grubby fruit he’s washed with dirty hands, spilled a couple of times on the way to the table at the front of our house, and possibly moved from cup to cup while he’s been waiting for customers. He’s also selling…

Snap It Outdoors: Map reading

My boys are obsessed with treasure maps, or more specifically, finding treasure. I’m trying to plan an elaborate scavenger hunt for them for summer vacation, which is perilously close, and agonizing over how complicated to make the map, the clues, where to go and how to draw it. This is us at the weekend, out…

Snap It Outdoors: Working Out

I’ve already posted the details about working out at the Fit4Mom’s Mother’s Day Open House Stroller Strides class. And how much fun it was. The amazing Paige McLeod of Glean & Co was there taking photos, and when I got home I was excited to look through her photos to see what I could use…

Snap It Outdoors: Balancing Act

We went to the zoo this week, ate a picnic, and visited our favorite animals, which are currently the zebras and the giraffes. Red was amazed to watch a giraffe reach up high and stick it’s tongue out to reach the high leaves on the tree above. “There’s no way any other animals here could…

Snap It Outdoors: Pinata time

Smalls turned 3 this weekend. We had a fantastic and relaxed playpark birthday party that we shared with another family who had a kid turning 4. I was lazy mom and bought cupcakes at the store. The adults drank fizz and the only organized activity for the kids was the pinata. Kids spontaneously lined up,…

Snap It Outdoors: climb with me

Both boys love to climb, but Smalls hasn’t attempted any trees yet.  We don’t have great climbing trees in our yard, so he hasn’t really had the opportunity. Last week we went for a picnic in a local park with kindergarten friends, and they found a perfect tree. Smalls watched, for a moment, as Red…

Snap It Outdoors: Weaving

Last weekend we went to Kidfort Fest, which is part of the Treefort Festival held in Boise every spring. There were so many great activities for the boys to get involved in, including dancing, singing, building cardboard forts and creating bottle rockets. As we arrived, we found this amazing creation, with a huge box of…

Snap It Outdoors: Black Diamond

Red has done a few black diamonds over this season and last, but they have usually been pretty hairy, and involved tears by at least one of us. Last weekend we headed up to our home mountain, Bogus Basin, and the snow was great. It’s been a bad season, and we were delighted to finally…