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
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
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
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.
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.
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.