Category Archives: family fun

Beach Mountain Snow Tubing

Beach Mountain Snow Tubing

Back in November we tried out Beach Mountain the weekend it opened. We went on a Friday night and it wasn’t crowded at all. I don’t think enough people knew about it yet. It worked out to our advantage. The kids had a lot of fun. There was a small play area especially for those

Book Bums Adds Afternoon Story Time!

Book Bums Adds Afternoon Story Time!

I just recently discovered the wonderfulness of Book Bums. If you are local and have not yet checked it out…what are you waiting for? They have so much to offer, but that post is for another day. Today I am super excited to report that they are adding an afternoon story time on Thursdays. Henry

Seasonal Books – Fall

Seasonal Books – Fall

Last week Henry and I spent an afternoon decorating the house for fall and Halloween while the girls were in school. And, yes, I still swap out our books based upon the season. So out came a bin of fall, harvest, and Halloween books. Henry looked through them for a long time. It kept him

Old West Festival

Old West Festival

Since we were headed to the Old West Festival my girls carefully picked out the perfect shirts – ones with horses on them. And of course they wanted to wear boots. My girls are just too cute in their cowgirl boots. And when they received new hats (the opening weekend special) at the entrance of

How to Create a Fairy Garden

How to Create a Fairy Garden

A couple of weeks ago I posted about painting fairy houses and clay pots. The kids really did enjoy that craft and then planting their own flowers for the Fairy Garden. But I also needed a few other supplies for our garden to come together completely. Let me say my motto was “go big or

Adventures Around Cincinnati Book Review

Adventures Around Cincinnati Book Review

Many of you know that I am often out on an adventure with my kids somewhere. We rarely sit home. It’s the only way I can keep my house from being destroyed daily and keep them from fighting constantly. Sometimes we try new places (like Ft. Liberty Playland last summer) or new adventures (attending the

Reds Opening Day Parade Overview

Reds Opening Day Parade Overview

The 2014 Reds Opening Day Parade is Monday, March 31st at Noon Last year we decided to attend the Reds Opening Day Parade for the first time. It was during Stella’s spring break and the weather cooperated. The parade started at noon so we made sure we were downtown around 11:00 AM. An easy place

March Madness and Explaining Brackets to the Kids

March Madness and Explaining Brackets to the Kids

I must admit I do not follow much college basketball other than Xavier. We’ve kept our season tickets despite many times asking, “Is it really worth it?” when the kids were infants and we didn’t make it to many games due to exhaustion, illness, work travels, etc. But now it’s a fun thing to do

How To Make a Leprechaun Trap

How To Make a Leprechaun Trap

My kids have been talking about Leprechaun Traps for the past week. I’m not sure where they even got the idea, but they have been thinking intently about how to build them, where to put them, what they’ll do with the Leprechaun, etc. So when the weather looked a bit YUCK today (again), I thought

Cincinnati Riverfront Segway Tour

Cincinnati Riverfront Segway Tour

Thoughts and/or Observations and/or Lessons Learned From Taking a Segway Tour: Use your online deal way before it expires.  LOTS of people book tours the last two weeks of a pre-purchased coupon expiring (duh).  Otherwise, your awesome “hubby and me” weekend afternoon date plan…will turn into you and your neighbor scrambling to find after-school coverage so

Harvest Party Pumpkin Patch Fingerprint Craft

Harvest Party Pumpkin Patch Fingerprint Craft

Stella’s Harvest Party is this afternoon at school.  And I, no surprise here, am the coordinator.  I actually did NOT sign up for this, but when no one else did either…I stepped in and took over.  Luckily, there were other volunteers for the elements of the party (treats, paper plates, party helpers, etc.) just no