Posts in Category: Lifestyle

DIY Disney themed Escape Room Party

For the end of the school year, I put together an Escape Room Party for my kids. Since school is cancelled due to the Coronavirus, we made our own end of school party.  We decided to have gourmet sandwiches for dinner. The highlight for the kids was getting their pick of chips (Doritos Cooler Ranch, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and Kettle Brand Pepperoncini) and Izze’s.

After dinner my daughter had a game for us. This included a series of stations that took us from room to room where we had tasks to complete. She designed it all by herself and we had a lot of fun. Then my husband took the kids into a room while I set up our escape room. I think my escape room was a hybrid of an escape room and scavenger hunt. My kids have never done an escape room before.

We love Disney and I knew I could quickly come up with a story if I used the broad Disney theme rather than one specific Disney movie. I’ve always loved the story from Fantasmic and how Mickey is in a nightmare and you see all of the Disney characters. I thought it was clever how they were able to involve the whole cast. Mickey’s nightmare was the basis for my story. My husband didn’t know any of the clues. I told him he would have to help the kids. Disney Themed Escape Room

The Bike Lesson {Jacksonville Lifestyle Photographer}

We were out for a family bike lesson. My son had gotten a bike just a few months ago. It’s been quite the challenge for him. As he was getting frustrated and falling behind his sister, he was about to give up. She hoped off and ran back to help him. It’s moments like this that my heart melts and I know that they were meant to be there for each other. She very patiently helped him get his footing right and helped guide him until he was off again. I watched her pop off her bike later to stop and smell the flowers and take in the beautiful pending sunset. By watching my kids I remember to pause and be grateful for the little things like the beautiful flowers and be excited to accomplish learning a new skill.  Bike Photography

bike photography

I posted this image on my instagram account. bike photography

I think I want to try a panning image of my kids riding their bikes just like I did with this running session.

Bike Photography

My sons bike and both helmets were purchased through amazon. My daughters bike was purchased through Toys R Us. Tell me about a time when your kids have been especially kind to one another? Doens’t it just make you feel like you’ve got this parenting thing down?

Pregnancy Announcement

Pregnancy Announcement I haven’t meant to be so quiet on this blog. I’m working on some sort of rhythm to posting. I’ve been quiet because our family is expanding and I’m due at the end of summer. I always have fun thinking of ways to announce to our family and friend’s when I’m pregnant. This was no exception. The kids and I spend a lot of time together in the kitchen. The varying sized mixing bowls and baking just fit our family. We made muffins this morning and I used a tripod to take this photo. What are some of your favorite ways you have seen people announce their pregnancies or gender?