Tuesday, September 4, 2012

End of Summer FUN

Noah starts school tomorrow (I tried not to sound too super happy when writing that - Lol). The end of Summer crazies are in full effect and we are ready for more structure and routine. At least I am :) The last week or so we have been  cramming in some Summer fun and checking some more items off of our Summer list.

We did a few pinspired activities....
First on the list was pool-noodle marble races from this pin.
This was a super fun and easy activity (although we ended up with marbles all over the place).

Next on the list was making soap clouds from this pin.
Here they are watching the magic happen...
All you do is put a bar of Ivory (only Ivory works apparently) in the microwave for like a minute and a half. After it cools a bit, you have this bad boy!
At this point, Hayden ran screaming into her room because she was scared that the cloud was going to get her. She was hysterical. No idea. She's a funny one for sure ;)

After the trauma of the soap cloud, we made slime from this pin :)

(below pic was made using Photo Gird on my smart phone)
"look mom, I made a hot dog out of my slime.".... (um, sure, hot dog. right. ewe.)
Hayden didn't run away from the slime, which was a nice change :)

The next day we had a water balloon toss :) My fingers hurt, but it was worth it!

Last up from the Summer list was a backyard camp out :)
Josh and I sat by the fire while the kids played in the tent before bedtime.

The actual "sleeping in the backyard" part is a daddy/kids activity. I tucked them in and enjoyed some quiet alone time inside our cozy house :)

Other than Hayden wetting the bed (arg) it was a successful camp out :)

Noah starts first grade tomorrow - FIRST grade! Yikes! Such a big kid. Hayden doesn't start preschool until the 11th so her and I may have some more beach/pool days in our future.

Happy end of Summer everyone :)


  1. you are such a fun mom! i want to come do experiments with you guys!

  2. Oh what fun! I'm intrigued by those soap clouds. Enjoy the last days of summer!

  3. Seriously cute kids there Cassie's BFF.


  4. Great fun...I remember those days...sigh! Hayden cracks me up with the cloud incident!

  5. What a great way to end the week before school! That soap cloud looks like my kinda experiment.

  6. Fun stuff, fun photos. Poor Hayden. Glad they stayed out there all night, and the weather's perfect for backyard campouts, not to mention the great moon!

  7. What fun mommy you are! Lucky noah and Hayden. :) can't wait to see you soon!

  8. that is one of my favorite posts, it looks like you guys did SO MANY fun things this summer!
    I'm going to steal a few of those inside ideas this winter when we're trapped inside.
    Happy Summer!

  9. Great ideas for the kids! And so many memories made:)

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  11. We have to try that ivory soap thing! You are a fun mom!


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