Tag Archives: kids

15 of 27: Fireside Play Doh

Snap crackle
Squish squash
Mommy mommy
That you
Smush smash
Globs become
Pretend snowmen
Tiny
Medium sized
Who knew
Snowmen were
Green
Roll pat
Now a family
Of worms
Mommy daddy
Brother
Doh
Can't forget
Big sis too
Brother
Cuddles with mom
Now that
Jumping batteries
Have run low
Crackle pop
Warmth spreads
All around
And deep
Into heart-space
Flame filled
And memories made
Family
Sighs of delight
For a cold
Winter's night
~ Treasa Cailleach

14 of 27: Cool Yule

Not one log
A whole pile
Burst into flames
To celebrate
The longest night
Presents piled
Taunt kids
Darts fly
From toy guns
Tic-tac-toe
But no snow
Decorations glisten
Sparkle and twinkle
Kitties snuggle
Watching flames flicker
Mom and dad
Enjoy watching
Children's antics
From safe distances
Santa doesn't fly
For several days yet
Kids know gifts
Showing
Are families'
Treats of affection
Must
Still
Be
Good
So Santa
Will bring the
Magical presents
Of hearts desires
Just a few more days
To chill
~ Treasa Cailleach

11 of 27: Keep Jumping

Tiny legs
Bounce bounce
Look ma 'm jumpin'
Sweetest smile
Grins
Ear to ear
Curly locks
Bounce bounce
Wheee
Gasp
Giggle
Gasp
Two tiny feet
Up
Down
All around
So fast
A blurr
To see
Happy
Wobbles
Round and round
Faster
Faster
Don't slow down
Stop
Breathe
Bedtime
See
Battery pulled
Power down
Calm wiggles
Settle
Down
Snuggles soothe
Binky squeaks
Time for
A good
Long
Snooze

~ Treasa Cailleach

Blippi should visit Wonderscope

So my kids love Blippi. It’s an online kids show you can find via YouTube or Roku. Blippi regularly goes to kid’s museums, playgrounds and play places to do educational videos.

What amuses me most is that his kids show was a demonstration of his SEO and internet marketing skills. He was intending to just use it as proof of his abilities, but it worked so well that he is now world famous and travels the world making videos and doing educational events for kids. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if he earns more income off of the kids stuff than his internet marketing work.

Anyway, we decided to purchase a family membership to a place here in KC called Wonderscope. The unlimited family pass was the cost of 2 individual visits for our family. It was a no-brainer. Now we can go as much as we like, and after today, I’m guessing it will be frequently- especially since it is about 10 minutes from our house.

It was like stepping into one of Blippi’s videos and my kids loved it. They had a great time and 2 hours flew by really fast. I’m still sitting watching them play as I write this, so it may be a long while until we actually head home. I’m glad they like it so much, and I’m really greatful that they have experienced that which Blippi has made exciting and fun.

May you have good wholesome fun with your kids at an affordable cost. May you have more than enough places to enjoy family time. May you see the fun all around you. May you have as much awe and wonder as a kid exploring a place like Wonderscope. May time fly because you are enjoying your days so much. Above all may you know that God loves and supports you in all that you do.

Om Shanti

4th fun

I mentioned in my one post that I had been grumpy all day (on the 4th). I did do my best to combat the grumps with quality family time.

We went to the beach at Longview Lake for a few hours, and then in the evening went to English Landing park in Parkville, MO for playground fun and their fireworks display. Their air show was a cluster of paragliders dropping into the ball fields about an hour before fireworks went off. It was pretty neat, and I still have no desire to skydive.

Ian and Katherine mostly had a good day and there was minimal sibling bickering. They even played together and layed on the ground next to each other to watch fireworks. It was a good day for them.

They were good moments that were helpful in combating the grumps I fought all day.

Pictures below.

May you have good family fun. May your fun times be excellent distractions. May you enjoy your days mostly, but especially the holidays. May you find more than adequate happy moments to float you through the less than positive ones. May you enjoy your life mostly.

Om Shanti