Gelly Ball Wars

Gelly Ball Wars

Our kids had been playing with Orbeez (knockoffs) the whole week and our oldest had mentioned that she wanted to try paintball so when I found out they had Gelly ball wars at Be Wild in Cottonwood, we had to try it out. They had a great time. The 8 year old got hit...
Playing Chess at the Library

Playing Chess at the Library

They offer a drop-in Chess club at our local library so the kids have fun attending that and learning from the very skilled leader. It was so good for him to learn to slow down, take his time to look through his options, and make an informed decision. For someone with...
Origami Bat

Origami Bat

My 8-year old loves Batman and bats in general so he asked if I could look up how to create an origami bat. He did most of the first steps but it got pretty complicated when he had to push certain edges in or tuck a point into a pocket, so he had some help. This is...
Rock Climbing at Flagstaff Climbing Gym

Rock Climbing at Flagstaff Climbing Gym

We had a great time at Flagstaff Climbing Gym. They had a great variety of difficulties and styles to fit everyone’s needs. Colton was a beast and did much better than I expected. Josh did awesome and felt much better about himself than after our bouldering...
Digging for gemstones

Digging for gemstones

Josh was sooo excited to jump into the Discovery Science Kit that he got for Christmas and his first activity of choice was the geology block with gemstones hidden inside, similar to a fossil kit.
Bouldering

Bouldering

I took my 11 year old to a bouldering gym in Flagstaff to see what he thought, if he would like to join a team. It was quite a bit harder than he expected so we decided to try rock climbing first and come back to bouldering when he’s a bit stronger. It was a fun...
Snowball Fight!

Snowball Fight!

When we drove over Mingus Mountain to get to Prescott, we found a little patch of snow near the road that leads to camping, so we had to stop for a bit of fun 🙂
Building Gingerbread Houses with the Family

Building Gingerbread Houses with the Family

My mom loves to set up gingerbread houses for the kids for Christmas. She had a whole cooler full of candy, cereal, marshmallows and pretzels, new and old, to use for decorations. She even offered to break out the cake decorating stuff too but it was already...
Josh alcohol ink necklace pendants

Josh alcohol ink necklace pendants

You can purchase pendant trays on Amazon to create necklace pendants from your artwork! My son creates beautiful alcohol ink artwork so I grabbed a set for him and he is so excited to start selling them, and to give them away for Christmas presents.
Backyard Camping at Grandma’s

Backyard Camping at Grandma’s

When we had a free night and day to go visit my parents, we asked if we could campout in the backyard, just for fun. The teenager slept on the couch inside, the middle two shared a tent, and I shared with the youngest. It was a fun, silly little adventure. The rooster...
Backyard Archery

Backyard Archery

Colton wanted to do some archery so, since we live on a hill, we set up the football on a duct tape roll target against the hill.  He could only pull the bow back about twice before he had to take a quick break to build up his muscles again, but he was...
Colt and I playing Wizards’ Chess

Colt and I playing Wizards’ Chess

Colton wanted to play Wizard’s Chess so I made him ask his brother, to be respectful, since it was his game. He let us play. Colton is so imaginative, half of the game involved pretending to be the characters, lol. The other half was teaching him the way the...

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