After Noah’s field trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday I rushed back to the school to help organize papers and count money for the grade school’s annual Read-A-Thon; the P.T.S.O.’s first big fundraiser of the year.
After a couple of bumpy roads with my time with our school’s Parent Teacher Student Organization, this year I’m finally beginning to feel a little more confident in it, and have a handful of other parents who are just as supportive as I. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
Sunday morning’s sessions began with a lively blogging panel which included Madeline from WineFolly.com, and Jana from MerlotMommy.com Their wittiness and sense of blunt humor made for a very entertaining hour, where they discussed questions from the audience. After one last panel, we all headed outside for the final lunch, and I learned a new food: spiedies. Here in Oregon I had never heard of them before, but they are chicken prepared on a skewer, then you take the chicken off of the skewer and place it on a bun, then from what I heard you scoop up more sauce on the bun.
Have your kids ever attended a horse camp? What was their favorite part?
Check out Things You’ll Soon Be Getting Excited for This Fall
by Melissa Kaylene at Mode
It’s not just the comfy attire I love though, it’s everything. The way the leaves look when they change from green to reds, oranges, and yellows. The pumpkin patches that we take the kids to every year. Hot coffee – particularly pumpkin spice lattes. Bonfires, hats, rain boots, pumpkin pies and excitement about the upcoming holidays.
I’m not trying to wish away summer, because I love oh-so many things about July and August, but I just had to take a moment and think about the next season of life. 🙂
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You guys, I let the kids have a picnic for breakfast. The kids and I haven’t had a picnic for quite a while – in fact, I don’t know if I’ve joined in on their picnic adventures since last year. They will occasionally have picnics and tea parties on their own, but I’m usually trying to work and get stuff done when they do.
Since I’ve been working more this month (and feeling slightly guilty for doing so) I decided to surprise the kids with a picnic… for breakfast! Why not? The weather is nice with the sun shining and birds singing; I’m all for trying new things and creating new memories.
I know that it wouldn’t really matter what we had for a picnic and that it would just be exciting doing something different and having a picnic for breakfast, but I did want to get something fun and new for the kids to eat, so I bought some Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps at Walmart for a fun treat. They were in the frozen breakfast aisle and they had two flavors to choose from: Original Sausage and Pancake and Sausage and Pancake, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese. There is a coupon on Ibotta right now where you can buy one package of either variety and get $1.00 off. If you haven’t signed up Ibotta yet its super easy – just download the App and load the coupon.
I took out our picnic basket and set everything out; I poured some milk and served some fresh fruit and placed some mini breakfast bars out to go along with the Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps and we just enjoyed ourselves outside.
The kids love the Foster Farms® Pancake wraps as well as the picnic surprise. Who knows? Maybe this will be a morning they remember fondly of, long after they are grown. All I know is that sometimes it’s fun to try something new and surprise kids with a memory they won’t forget.