Prepping for Summer

What with the Summer vacations looming ahead, we found this splendid book at the Arlington Heights Memorial library's Summer picks section. And voila, ideas already flowing for a happy, imagination filled summer ahead.    How are you preparing for the school holidays ahead? Share your tips in the comments below.

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Yummy Italian at Olive Garden

We recently went to Olive Garden and had such a fabulous meal that this work'a post is all the pictures of our delicious dinner.  While we are vegetarians, the food was scrumptious and the menu varied.  An appetizing Strawberry Passion fruit non-alcoholic  drink.    My minestrone soup and Hubby's fresh salad  - that I helped myself to... Continue Reading →

Arlington Heights Library Visit

 We recently  visited the Arlington Heights library and enjoyed the reflection table. T giggled her heart out and enjoyed it immensely, I am looking for ideas to replicate the reflection/sensory table.   We also crafted the heart-wrap box that we had done for Valentines Day as well   Plus, we created the Kindness cards   to hang... Continue Reading →

Magnetic blocks

This week's post is about another set of blocks.    A birthday gift that we are enjoying a lot, this has been great for T and even her little friends.  A few pictures: Simple structures to begin with:  Fun creations to progress with:     The box itself is briefcase style and acts as a handy... Continue Reading →

Duplo and Imagination

I love Duplo because they foster so much creativity and imagination.  T made this adorable stage and a full blown story where the little figurines have a school program, complete with parents taking pictures. While not evident, some blocks are steps to the stage which is why there is no fourth pillar! I also loved... Continue Reading →

Lego Duplo Fun & Imagineering 

  This week's post is all about Lego Duplo creations.  T had her fifth birthday last week, so she got to pick out a present. Of course, she chose Lego Duplo: the Family Fun Fair.  Her choice stemmed from simple reasons: She LOVES Legos The box was huge It had four figurines to play and make... Continue Reading →

Winter Play Activity Book 

Winter vacation has begun for T today and as soon as the clock struck 9, I wondered  how best to keep her engaged. Enter the Choice Activity book. T loves coloring. So , we both colored on these little pages from a Dollar tree notepad. While she made her favorite items, I drew thirty activities... Continue Reading →

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