Monthly Archives: May 2018

Toddler Games: Lego Duplo Ring Toss

My littlest is home with me all day long. When his siblings are away we try to find a little time each day for just the two of us. I do not spend the whole day entertaining him, but I try to find little chunks of my day to dedicate to him.

Sometimes it is just reading a book, or coloring, sometimes we do craft. But sometimes we like to have a little fun. When I was perusing Pinterest the other day I found a bunch of little ideas for playing with his Lego Duplo blocks.

We love Legos. My oldest is even in a Lego Robotics League at school. So we try to stay creative with our Legos and not just build the same things over and over. When I saw this fun little game that uses the Lego Duplo blocks I knew we had to try it.

It was great fun, my little man even got to build the towers as tall as he wanted before we began playing. All I needed was a few pipe cleaners to use as the rings. Luckily I usually have more than a few lying around. I really enjoyed watching him get so excited every time he tossed the rings. He was even more excited when he hooked the rings! This fun activity can also help build your little one’s motor skills and improve their eye-hand coordination. Give it a try, it is a simple and fun way to play. Checkout Stir the Wonder for the full tutorial and be sure to check out their other fun ideas!

Tank Tops: Tiny Whales

Summer is almost here. Here in the desert it is already HOT. SO we have already broken out our summer clothes. Swimsuits, sandals, shorts, and TANK TOPS! I love a good tank top. It can be so comfortable, so cool, and so easy to wear. Tiny Whales creates some really sweet tank tops for boys. This summer The Boy’s Store has all the tank tops from Tiny Whales. We have even uploaded a new Tiny Whales size chart because we know, boys grow.

Boys’ Sun Your Buns Tank Top by Tiny Whales: This medium grey tank top is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon. It features contrasting white binding and has a perfect for summer graphic: Sun your Buns. Complete with burger buns. This cheeky tank is perfect for lounging at home, playing at the park, or checking out the surf at the beach.

Boys’ Not a Tourist Tank Top by Tiny Whales: This medium grey tank features contrasting red binding, and is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon. It’s graphic: I’m Not a Tourist I Live Here, is the perfect summer vibe. If only we really could live at our favorite vacation destinations all year long, or that summer was a perpetual season.

Boys Local Tank Top by Tiny Whales: This light grey tank features contrasting navy binding and is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon. The graphic: Local, will let you blend in at your favorite vacation destination. Being a local is great, they know all the great surf spots, the best food places, and how to avoid being stuck in long lines.

Simple Dinners: Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers

I love it when the warmer weather takes over and I can cook outside while the kids play. It makes for such fun and carefree nights with my family. I love to use my barbecue and I try to find any excuse for it, especially since it means a lot less cleanup, and I get to enjoy the weather while I cook instead of being stuck in my kitchen.

When summer hits I try to stock up on easy and delicious BBQ recipes. Because you can get in a rut when it comes to outdoor cooking. But this year I won’t let you. I will try to post a summer outdoor recipe every month. This month you have got to check out these sweet and delicious BBQ chicken skewers.

BBQ chicken skewers

Thank you to Cooking Classy for such a fun and delicious BBQ chicken skewers recipe. It can be made quickly and with very little prep. Which is great for the summer since I am usually very busy despite it being a time to lay back and relax. Head on over to  Cooking Classy to gt the full recipe and some great ideas for the rest of your week, I promise you won’t be disappointed. I will just be over here enjoying my BBQ chicken and corn.