Project Snapshot - Week 199

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:



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My Snapshot(s)

Believe it or not, Gv's balloon got bigger than anyone else's! I just love the reactions of the other kids who were watching and waiting for it to pop!


This weekend, it was time for one of our busiest days of the year -- there are always fifteen bazillion fun things going on and we try to squeeze in as many as we can.

After I finished at the rink, we ran over to our neighborhood park for its Fall Family Day. There were tons of games for Gv to try her hand at, including this (very noisy) balloon race. We then zipped home to grab our picnic before heading south to our beloved annual Pops in the Park concert.

It was a great day, but you can bet the three of us passed out pretty quickly when we fell into bed!

What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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5 After 5, Ways to track/plan everything

How do you track or plan everything to keep up with your busy schedule?

I'm listing 5 ways I do it and can't wait to read yours!



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 things in your morning routine and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 ways to track/plan everything


We kind of covered some of these things back on this week of 5 After 5, but it never hurts to revisit a topic again and see the changes. Plus, I just love lists, as you'll see:


Friday Frivolity - I Love Lucy Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's partywe examined the food truck phenomenon.

This week brings us I Love Lucy Day, so we're sharing some of the funniest memories of that crazy redhead!

There are SO many clips I could share that crack me up, but here are just a few:


How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote

Brave the deep (& your shark instructor) as you learn all the ins & outs of what it's like to be this special fish!


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Just like this fun title I shared the other day, your children will have loads of fun learning about sharks in a unique way with this colorful book:





Latticed Learning - Careers/Community Helpers

Learn while playing with Latticed Learning!  This week's theme has plenty of activities to go along with it - keep reading to find out more!


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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from the past while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly themes - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will be fun for you to explore with your little one!

How to Survive as a Firefly by Kristen Foote

Light up your child's learning with this fun, informative book all about fireflies!


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Looking for a unique approach to learning for your kids? This book will do just that:





Project Snapshot - Week 198

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:



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My Snapshot(s)



I'd found this bike (for free!) on Craigslist back when Gv was still an itty bitty thing. She was tall enough to try it out sometime last spring, but after seeing her struggle to pedal, we discovered the rear tire was flat.

We finally got a new tube for it and it made such a difference!

She just took off and would have gone for miles and miles, if a thunderstorm hadn't sent us back home!

What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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5 After 5, Morning Routine

Are you usually functioning on auto-pilot each morning, completing the same tasks, no matter what?

Come see what I do each day and share your list, too!



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was favorite fall family outings and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 things in your morning routine


I shared my typical everyday routines a couple of years ago and they're pretty much all the things I do right after I wake up.

I do a lot in the mornings, though, so I can easily come up with 5 additional tasks that I do once my feet hit the floor:

Friday Frivolity - Food Truck Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's partywe were all about libraries.

This week brings us Food Truck Day, so I'm sharing some of the most unusual food trucks out there!

Good Night Tales by C.S. Fritz

Enhance your bedtime-story routine with this imaginative collection of adventures through Scriptural truths!


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I had assumed that this title would be filled with the typical assortment of familiar bedtime stories, like these family favorites, but boy, was I wrong.

When this gorgeous book arrived, I realized immediately that it would become a unique addition to our home library!