Snap It Outdoors: Nature Lover

Red has been working hard the last few weeks, preparing for the school craft fair. We’ve made bookmarks with pressed flowers and leaves, wall hangings from sticks we found in the Foothills (which were given away before the event!) and he produced his own books. He made his own banner with a logo to hang…

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Snap It Outdoors: Shadows

We’re in one of the most beautiful times of the year; at least I think so. The weather is crisp and cold, and so, so dry, that I’m using up hand cream and lip salve by the day. We huddle in jackets and hats and gloves leaving the house in the morning in the low…

Snap It Outdoors: Lonely Leaf

We worked hard on our yard clean-up this weekend. If you want to know how we persuaded the boys outside for big parts of the day, check out Fall Yard Clean Up which allows you to download a free e-book with hints and tricks to try to encourage the kids outdoors. As we were raking…

Snap It Outdoors: Chores

It’s hard to get my kids to help with chores around the house. Isn’t that the same for everyone? There’s lots of grumbling, requests for cash in return for the work, and asking how many minutes they’ve been tidying for now. Show them some chores outdoors, however, and they’re all over it. We baked some…

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…

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…