Thursday, May 19, 2011

Summer Hits

Okay, so we've had two sunny days in a row and I am so happy! It feels so good to wear shorts, flip flops, sunscreen and all that jazz.
Three hits with the boys so far:
1. Orange juice and carrot puree Popsicles! (1.5 cups of orange juice, 0.5 cups of carrot puree). Only thing is that they were too big...wish we had smaller Popsicle molds.
{I love my kids so much but even I can admit they look pretty dorky above:) For memories sake, I just need to say that Koen wears these white shoes every day. He calls them his `fancy shoes'. When it's time to go outside, he always says, `I'll pick! I'll pick!' as he likes to pick which shoes to wear. Sometimes he thinks about it for a while but always picks the white ones:) Another thing for memories sake, to say yes, he always says `Wes!'.}

2. Bubble machine from Coscto. I have never seen a better one for it's price (less than $20). Billions of bubbles. The boys just chase them with sticks yelling `Attack!!'.
3. Sand and water table. We've had it for over a year now and it is a hit with kids of all ages. It's pretty much a mud table now but they love it. It is the most played with outdoor toy. Unlike the wagon we bought, biggest waste of money. Never used except to store toys. Talking about useful toys...the most used indoor `toy' for both of my boys (besides hot wheel cars) are the letter magnets on the fridge. Kai used it for years and now Koen is so keen on it. It is so useful during dinner prep time if they want to be near you. Koen is now learning all the sounds that letters make and it's super cute:) A funny thing that Koen does is describe things as lovely. We will see a tractor and he will say, `Mommy, a tractor! It's so lovely!.'
Have a fabulous long weekend! I have a photo session Friday, we have a wedding to shoot on Saturday, a family bbq on Sunday, and Gary and I are going on a biking date on Monday! Good times.
Love, Louise


  1. I concur on the inside/outside toy recommendations. Except we have just a water table. I didn't want a mud table so I rejected the sand and water combo! =) We have a water table and, separately, a sand box.

  2. Sounds like you are having some great weather. Please send some of your sunshine to the east! Happy Victoria Day weekend - sounds like you have a nice one planned.

  3. I totally see kai like a mini dad in that pic. Black socks with runners, polo funny! I love it! Sunshine is awesome. Good idea about the carrot puree.

  4. I am definitely going to try the carrot/orange popsicles. They sound super. i am also looking for smaller popsicle molds.