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A few weeks ago, my son and I attended a baby shower for his teacher. The kids planned the whole thing! They set up the games, decorated and made the food. It was adorable! There were over 30 kids there and almost half were boys. The boys were so interested... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at kelly lynn creations
For a 2nd year in a row, we joined the majority of our son's classmates for an evening of trick or treating. I'm not sure who enjoys it more - the parents or the kids. We typically start off at the neighbors for dinner and then we all make our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Now that our son is a little older, we can take him on longer hikes. Last weekend we went on a 5 mile hike and he did great - mainly because there were other kids there and they all wanted to keep up with each other. This weekend it was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
I think I blinked and summer was over! We managed to have a very relaxing summer and today we transition to 3rd grade. As you might guess from the photo, he picked out his outfit! Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
This summer our son has been taking a few camps at his local TaeKwonDo studio. During the camp the instructors had each of the kids take the time to write a note to their parents. Here's what we received in the mail: Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Last night was the final night with our summer babysitter. This is truly the first sitter that our son has looked forward to hanging out with. For their final evening, we sent them off to the local amusement park for an evening of rides and games. They had a great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Last weekend we were in New York for our son's routine doctor appointment. Hubby wanted to stop by the Swatch store to check out a new watch. At one point I looked up at my son and found him in deep conversation with a sales person as he tried on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
The past few times that we have gone to the local pool the kid as ended up with nachos. There must be something about burning energy in the pool that has him craving this snack - he loves it. That kid never tires of going to the pool. After a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
For the past several years we have tried a variety of summer camps and never found one that was the right fit for our kid. Over a year ago, we enrolled our son in TaeKwonDo - his interest has definately come in waves. Recently we have noticed that as he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
This is the year we finally signed the kid up for private swim lessons. Every year we would put him in swim classes and he just didn't progress very much. Last year when we had access to a pool over the summer he got more comfortable in the pool, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Last week we went to our favorite pool - the kid had put up with errands most of the day and I promised him we could stay until the pool closed. This was the first time he cleared 48" which meant he could go in without a parent. A very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
A few weeks ago, the kid took a pair of scissors to his bangs and the top of his head - just to see what would happen! Well he had a "hole" on his forehead - It looked ridiculous and as a result he got a buzz cut - which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
We survived yesterday's Nerf gun party - and I'm happy to report there were no injuries, major meltdowns or fights among the team members. I owe a huge thanks to the inspiration for this party. While we were searching for ideas on Google, my son came across Michelle's blog. As... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Over the years we have managed to get away with very low key birthdays for our son. Last year was one of my favorites - he invited a friend up to the cabin for the weekend and they had a great time. This year, our son made it very clear... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Last weekend the kid and I spent some time at my parent's. My parent's neighbors have 2 boys that are close in age to my son. They were all very excited to spend some time together. I'm still shocked my Dad cleared this activity! The kids decided that they would... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Last week at school the kids worked on a project that took them around the world. They came home with a suitcase full of all of their souveniors. It was a fun project and the kid was super excited to share it with us. They worked together in groups traveling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
This past weekend we went to a few local bike shops to test drive a bike with gears. This is a big step for all of us! I can't believe the kid is moving up to a 20" bike with gears and hand brakes. He actually did great, once he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Today the kid and I participated in a cupcake challenge. Every year there are a variety of community functions to attend to help raise money for all of the "extras" at his school. I have to say, it was one impressive party! To start with, each team received the following... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
If you haven't seen this video on a 9 year old's arcade built out of cardboard - I encourage you to take a look at it! Caine's Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo. My son wants to go to Caine's arcade! He was totally mezmorized by it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
This year I joined my son's class on the field trip to one of my favorite local parks. They were going as part of their Native American study tour. As it turns out - it absolutely poured for the entire outdoor outing. I mean - soaking wet, take a look:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
This year my son's 2nd grade class studied Native Americans. A few weeks ago we were invited to the class for a "Potlatch" to see the results of all their hard work. The kids worked in groups to create their tribes. Take a look: Here he is explaining what they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Over the years the kid and I have gone on several road trips - Montana, the beach, Seattle, etc. This time it was Dad's turn to road trip with the kid (while I stayed home and worked!). The plan was actually to have me get caught up and enjoy a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
Last month the kid tested for his orange belt. He is moving up to black belt! Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at kelly lynn creations
I figured I would document what I was up to yesterday as a reminder of how my schedule gets turned upside down when I'm juggling too many things: 6:30 - 7:30 Respond to work emails 7:30 - 8:30 Shower, Dress, Feed kid - out the door by 8:35 (so thankful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at kelly lynn creations