Free Bowling!!!!

For those of you that haven’t heard, there is a summer program for kids called Kids Bowl Free. Sign your kiddos up and the get two free games of bowling per day all summer long! You pick up the bill for shoes. We did this last year and loved it! After signing Babs up we were then given the option to purchase a family pass for $26 and some change (not available in all areas). It was worth it!!! For $26 my husband and I got the same deal as Babs. Two games a day all summer long. There is also an option to add Grandparents! It was a great way to spend a rainy day as a family. 

It’s as easy as this. Go to Kids Bowl Free and pick your state. You will then be given a list of bowling alleys that participate in the program. Pick the one in your area (they are listed by city). Registration isn’t open yet so all I did was enter my email and they will notify me when the bowling alley I chose opens registration for the program. 

Once you sign up they send you a weekly email with your bowling coupons! You don’t even have to print them. I took my phone right to the bowling alley desk. 

Great way to get some inexpensive family time this summer! We will be enjoying our bowling this summer! Hope you wil too!


Valentine Heart Doors

So we started decorating our doors for Valentine’s Day!! This awesome idea came from Skip to my Lou. We decided to not only decorate our kiddos doors. Babes and Baby H are putting hearts on our doors too.

 This is a great way to help your kids learn about giving meaningful compliments. Each night after family dinner we cut out hearts. Babs is able to work on her cutting skills too! Each person writes something they love about each family member on a heart for their door. Babs tells me hers and write it, and of course Baby H needs a lot of help too. Babs loves writing things about her Baby brother a seeing what “he writes”  about her. Lol. 

This week we are going to have her sign her hearts to we can work on writing her name some more. This idea from Skip to my Lol is an inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family. Not only is it inexpensive, but it works on skills such as using scissors and writing as well as the social skill of giving meaningful compliments. 🙂

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Sticks and Noodles

Working on our fine motor skills and patterns! 

Put a little play-doh ball the counter and stick a wooden stick or spaghetti noodle into it. Then give your child a bowl of dry noodles. I used two different kinds so we could work on patterns also.

Babs loved making patterns and I loved the easy clean up!
Materials Needed:


Wooden stick or spaghetti noodles

Two types of noodles to thread

One eager to learn toddler 🙂