Author Archives: Lacy

Flap Happy Swimming!

Swimming season is in full swim. My littlest man is in need of a new suit and I fell in love with the new items that were recently posted from Flap Happy. I was so excited about how adorable they are that I knew I had to share them with all of you. So be sure to check out the Flap Happy styles for summer if you are in need of some new items for your little man!

Little Boy’s Sailor Stripe Shorts by Flap Happy: These blue and white stripe swim shorts are perfect for the summer weather. Now your little one can look just like a sailor ready to sail the seven seas, or just his kiddie pool. Available in sizes 2Y-7.
Baby Boys Striped Flap Hat by Flap Happy: This sweet blue and white striped flap hat protects baby boy from the harsh glare and rays of the sun. Now you can rest easy knowing your son is protected from damaging sun while he enjoys his summer fun!
Little Boys Surf Tangerine Tide Trunks by Flap Happy: These tangerine colored trunks are sure to impress with their blue sea-life images. They are sure to swim away with your hearts all summer long. Available in sizes 6 mos-4.
Little Boys Nylon Spandex Flap Hat by Flap Happy: This blue nylon spandex flap hat will protect your little one from harsh summer rays while he plays and plays and plays. Available in sizes 6 mos-3y.
now go enjoy that fabulous summer sun!

Outdoor Boredom Buster!

It happened already!! I heard the dreaded words that all parents fear during school breaks — I’m bored!! I almost broke, I’m not kidding you. I had to take a few minutes to control myself, then I got out my idea list that I so thoughtfully made before summer. Then I sent them outside to test this one out.

I sent them outside with a bucket full of water, some large sponges, and sidewalk chalk. I helped them to draw some targets, and a few shapes to stand in while they throw. I told them that whoever scored the most points would get to choose dessert tonight. They have been playing for nearly 30 minutes — and the only scream I have heard have been screams of joy and laughter. I am very excited that this one worked out, and that it got them outside having some crazy fun for a little while.

They did tire of it after about 40 minutes, but then they were still so amped up about being outside that they went and played on their swingset for another hour. Which gave me some nice quiet time without the screaming and squabbling. So this one is definitely a keeper! What activities have you tried this summer?

Thank you to Pinterest for this fun idea!

Summer Survival: Parent Car Hacks

We normally discuss things that make life easier with our kids, but sometimes what makes life with our kids easy is our sanity. Now I don’t know about you But I LOVE my car. I am in my car a LOT. Especially when the kids are home for the summer. We go places to get out of the house and avoid boredom, we go on family trips, and we go back and forth to summer activities like swim lessons and playdates. My children destroy my car on a daily basis. I have learned to pick it up a little everyday. Get toys, food wrappers, books, etc out when I drop them off somewhere. But with them home all summer I find it more difficult to keep it clean because they are always with me.

I recently stumbled upon a few ideas that are helping me to keep my sanity this summer by ensuring my car is a lot more organized and I am a lot less stressed. I found this great blog post on I Heart Arts and Crafts and I am so excited to share it with you. Be sure to head over and check out her secrets to keeping your car clean this summer.

One of my favorite ways to keep my car clean is to keep a little vacuum with my all the time, after all kids + food = mess. I love this little guy from Amazon. I use it ALL the time!

I always feel better when my car isn’t such a mess. It is the same with my house, if it is organized I feel less stressed, and if I am less stressed I can spend more time enjoying my kids. I hope that some of these tips are helpful for you too! No one wants to be stressed on summer break!