Our Day! Messy Fun!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Heather

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'm starting to really get in the Christmas spirit (now that we only have 3 days left!) Laughing

Today we had fun making graham cracker houses (I didn't have any gingerbread lying around lol)

My little girl had a blast with it, it's the longest I have ever seen her sit in one spot!

My little boy just wanted to eat everything, and couldn't understand why I wouldn't just hand over the whole can of frosting to him. Laughing

I couldn't even get a picture of him, he was so messy I has to just toss him into the bath right away.

Definitely a messy activity, but tons of fun!

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Family Pictures!

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Heather

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Yay!! We got our family pictures back and I love them! Usually all of our photo sessions end (and pretty much begin) in tears and screaming! So the fact that they both had smiles on their faces most of the time I was thrilled!

These are some of the first pictures I have been able to do of the both of them, I'm so glad I have some great ones for Christmas!

I always find great opportunities to get pictures at home, but my camera never clicks fast enough!

So by the time it goes off the kids are blinking or they have a finger up a nose. lol

So I am so glad we had the opportunity to get these done. I came across a really great deal on Plum District!

So make sure you keep checking your local area you never know when a killer deal will come up!

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Would you like some toys?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Heather

My little boy just woke up from his nap, but I needed to get something out of the oven so my 3 year old offered to go play with him, which I thought was so cute and nice!

So when I went up a few minutes later this is what I found! she had emptied him room of all the toys and put them into his crib!

Luckily he was as happy as could be!

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Would you like some cheese bread?

Friday, November 11, 2011
Heather

So my 3 year old kept asking me all day for cheese bread, and since I would have had to make it from scratch and I didn't have any good cheeses, I told her I would make her some tomorrow.

Apparently that wasn't good enough, later on she asked for a piece of bread and then asked for a cracker.

And when I checked on her a minute later she had made this! She scraped all the cheese off of her crackers and spread in on her bread. Laughing

Not exactly what you would get at an Italian restaurant, but she said she loved it!

I love how simple and sweet kids can be...

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Our very long day! What do you do?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Heather

So I have to ask a question: Is it worth taking your kids to activities if you know there is a huge chance they won't even like it?

We got FREE tickets to see Yo Gabba Gabba (If you don't have a toddler; it's a very popular kids show)

I knew there was a chance she could end up having an issue unfortunately that's apparently that's just part of being 3 Laughing.

I thought it was worth a shot though, the tickets are normally $40 a person!!! (I almost passed out over that number too!)

So I couldn't pass by an opportunity like that. We drove over an hour to go to it, sat down for about 30min and this was her expression the whole time.

She didn't want to dance and she was very touchy, but I thought if she just wanted to sit there and not participate that was fine.

Unfortunately the quiet sitting ended after 30min and something upset her or she decided she had enough and started to cry and freak out.

So we left in the middle of the show. Needless to say I was disappointed, but not hugely surprised.

As we left I asked if she liked the part of the show that she did see and she said "no".

So on the drive home I thought about everything that went into the day... the gas money, 5 1/2 hours of the day, 5 1/2 hours I could have been blogging (sorry) and 5 1/2 hours of my husband working, the running around like crazy making sure we would get there in time. And I asked myself was it worth it? And I new the answer... No.

Before we even went into the theater, I saw a mom barely getting up the stairs with her screaming child. As I passed by I heard her say to her son "why do you do this every time we do something fun".

So I want to know what you think. Do you take your kids to activities knowing it probably won't go well?

Do you think it's worth it because it might be a good memory?

Do you have perfect kids that don't throw a fit when you are out? Laughing

I would love to hear what other families do with outings. I think we are gong to wait a couple of years before doing something like this again.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!