Wednesday, June 20, 2012

#36 Home Depot Kid Project

One of the things we've loved doing over the past couple years is going to Home Depot's Kids Workshops. They happen every first Saturday of the month and the kids get to build some neat little things each month. They also get an apron and pins for each project they complete.

The cool thing is it's totally free! Gotta love that!
Here's a link to the information at Home Depot.

Anyone ever done this at their local Home Depot?

Monday, May 21, 2012

#35 Letter Boxing

If you haven't done letter boxing yet with your kids you're missing out on some great treasure hunting fun!

Here's what Letter Boxing is...
LETTERBOXING is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels. (Taken from

Our family has done many letter boxing adventures. Whenever we go on a trip or vacation we look up some letter boxes to find along the way. The kids have a blast trying to find them and are relentless in their pursuit of them. They love being able to stamp our notebook and leave our own personal family stamp as well.

Anyone recommend some great letter boxing locations?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Looking Up

I will get back to sharing some fun ideas for us dad's soon.

In the meantime, I have a question for thought...
Who do your kids look up to?

Right now my boys are REALLY into sports. I mean REALLY into sports. This is something I have been looking forward to since my first son was born. They both can tell you every player and their position on the AZ Diamondbacks, and they are figuring out the AZ Cardinals players right now. Awesome!

But recently I have been hit hard with the thought that from this point they will continue to have favorite players and professional athletes they want to be like. I don't know about you, but as big a sports fan I am I know life is bigger than sports. With that I want my boys to know that it's okay to like a player because he's good, but what he does outside his sport matters too.

So here's a few guys I want my boys to
know and love right now:
Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dogers)
Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers)
Ian Kennedy (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos)
Matt Barkley (USC)

Who do you want your kids looking up too?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

#34 Movie Snacks

#34 Movie Snacks

This past year I have allowed my boys to go through another right of passage that is one of the most important in any boys life. For the first time they have watched the Star Wars movies, episodes 4, 5 and 6. These were the original Star Wars movies that I saw growing up with Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

There wasn't much I needed to do to make it any more exciting for the boys since they were about to jump out of their skin at the thought of watching the "real" Star Wars, but I thought it would be cool to have a fun treat that would make the night that much more memorable. I had seen a recipe for "Yoda Soda" in The Star Wars Cook Book (See the image below). The recipe seemed great for a mom who loves to take the time to put some really neat snacks together. But being a dad, I like to keep things simple. So all I did was put some lime sherbert in some clear cups, poured 7up on top and Walah! My simple version of "Yoda Soda".

The boys love it and it definitely made the movie experience a little more fun.

Anyone else have any other simple but fun movie themed snack ideas for us dads?