The Ambush

The traffic was heavy going home today. More than the usual. Awful idiots not letting each other go, and the people behind you getting all pissed off if you let some in line. That drives me crazy. People are just so selfish. I can’t stand it. Anyway, aside from that my commute was uneventful. I decided to surprise the family and stop and get pizza for dinner. I can’t say it was all out of the kindness of my own heart. Truthfully, I just didn’t feel like cooking.

As I pulled down the street toward home, with the aroma of freshly  baked pizza wafting throughout my car, I saw them. All four of them. They were waiting for me. At first I was overjoyed by the warm welcoming I saw on the front lawn. The big smiles and the jumping up and down. That joy didn’t last too long. It was then that I noticed it all. The sly expressions on their faces. The yellow, orange, and black. Not pumpkins….but NERF guns. It was an ambush! Foam darts began bouncing of the sides of my car as I tried pulling into the driveway. I was under attack.

Nerf AmbushAnd to think I brought those little minions pizza! At least it wasn’t water balloons this time.


Friday Night’s Battle Was Epic

It’s Monday morning and I’m still finding Nerf darts all over the house. Everywhere! But I’m not complaining. We had an epic family battle. Kids against the grown-ups. We sometimes forget in the midst of our lives and endless to-do lists that it’s so important to just drop it all and play! They’re only little for so long. So although there was popcorn on the floor, darts everywhere, and swords strewn all over the entire house…the mess is welcome and well worth it.

Nerf battle



Don’t forget to play. They’ll remember when mom got them square in the back with a foam dart and my victorious war whoops that followed.

Indoor Activities With the Kids: Sharpie Tie-Die

Crafty Collaborative had me try out this cute t-shirt craft. Logan was the most excited to try it be cause he LOVES color and thinks tie-shirts are super cool. Me, the mom, think tie-die shirts are a pain in the you know what.

Sharpie Tie-Die Shirts!

Wow, very simple. I’ll take this method over the tradition tie-die shirt any day. A perfect project for a rainy spring day. You need t-shirts, Sharpies, and rubbing alcohol. That’s pretty much it. Head over to Crafty Collaborative to see how we all made out. Although rubbing alcohol is not the most pleasant of scents, the results were vibrant and fanstasic. The kids were thrilled.

Sharie Tie-Die Review Sparie Tie-Die