Friday Frivolity - Favorite Monuments 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 party, we shared our favorite cheeses.


This week brings us National Monuments and Sites Day, so we're sharing our favorites of these around the world.




God Made the World by Sarah Jean Collins

Take a fresh approach to the story of Creation with these bright, beautiful geometric illustrations that your preschooler will want to look at over and over again!



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Gv's a bit past the typical board-book age, but that doesn't stop her from enjoying her favorites, or a new one that's as enticing as this:





Latticed Learning - Time

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!

Amazing Asparagus Shepherd's Pie

Go a different direction with this dish and find a new way to use up stalks of a veggie that's so prolific this time of year!  


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We get on food kicks around here, so after making this sweet potato dish a few weeks ago, I was craving more of that comforting goodness and since G returned from the hunt (otherwise known as grocery shopping) with a bag of regular potatoes and twelve bunches of asparagus, I decided to whip up another version of shepherd's pie!

Project Snapshot - Week 224

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)



Gv got a kite in her Easter basket and she had the opportunity to "fly it out" this past weekend.

There wasn't much wind, but we all (even the dog) enjoyed an hour or so outdoors after a full day of being cooped up in the ice rink.


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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Friday Frivolity - Favorite Cheese 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 party, we shared our favorite beers.

This week brings us National Grilled Cheese Day, which got me thinking about cheese (mmmmm, cheeeeeese!) and all my favorite types, which I could easily use to make a grilled cheese sandwich, although all my favorites might not go equally as well with tomato soup...

Magnificent Music Resources for Preschoolers: 10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Music into Your Child's Day

Music's importance to child development shouldn't be overlooked. It doesn't have to be difficult to bring a bit of that world into each day and this list of 10 simple ideas will get you started!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing a bit about The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development and why turning up the tunes is about more than just whiling away the time.

Latticed Learning - Music

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!

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and purchase something, I'll receive a small affiliate commission at no cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my efforts with this blog!

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!

Super Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Turn a classic into something a bit healthier with this sweet potato twist!  


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A few weeks ago, we somehow got all jumbled up with our dinner schedule and I found myself with a bunch of random veggies and things that were about to go bad.

One of our favorite things to eat is shepherd's pie, so I knew that would be a great way to use a bunch of those veggies up, since you can throw just about anything in a dish and cover it with potatoes and cheese and it will be yummy.

But we don't often eat regular potatoes, and I had two bags of Aldi sweet potatoes that would start walking around on their own if I didn't use them soon, so I decided to try a bit of a spin on the classic dish, just to see what happened.

It. Was. Delicious.

And we may never eat shepherd's pie with regular potatoes again!

Project Snapshot - Week 223

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)



This photo isn't really about April's photo-bomb, but all about Gv's great dancing as she watches this movie for the first time. (Can you guess the movie from what's on the screen? Click the link to see if you're right!)

When it ended, she declared that she liked the music and dancing, but not so much the movie part.

Good thing we have the soundtrack...


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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