Lately we’ve been searching for coloring pages online. Not only for Little Munchkin, but for teen and adult coloring pages as well. You know, just in case we get bored waiting in a restaurant for our food to come. Then, I got an email from a website and blog I had subscribed to a few… Read More Hattifant, not just ordinary coloring pages.
Chicago is our nearest “big” city. There is a lot to do for families. We try to visit Chicago at least twice a year. Every year we find something new. Here are the events we visited and the things we did. I’ll update this post always, so keep checking back regularly. 1. Navy Pier Chicago… Read More What to do with kids in Chicago?
I’m writing this post, because I’m realizing that we visited and are going to visit Chicago quite often. We are coming from Iowa, going into Chicago. But there are also people coming by plane from Europe for example. Here are some great tips, how to get to and get around in Chicago. Chicago by… Read More Chicago transportation System
Maybe it is unconsciously, but I’ve noticed that I got more books from the library about animals and especially owls when I was making Little Munchkins Owl Costume for Halloween. One book Little Munchkin was eager to read every night is “Good Night Owl”. It is a funny story, because the owl in the book… Read More Story and a Craft: Good Night Owl.
Last week my husband and I went out to one of our favorite restaurants. It has been a while we dined out, because our babysitter and friend was out of town for a month, and it was okay not to spent money on eating out for a month and instead we had some nice in-house… Read More 7 dining out differences in the Netherlands and the USA
It is almost “Sinterklaas” and this is the first year that I have Swiftkitty and LittleKittyLord helping me setting up an Indoor Treasure Hunt. In the Netherlands the kids would experience different activities to do around the “Sinterklaas” celebration. But here in the US, I have to be creative to introduce them to the tradition… Read More 5 Fun Indoor Treasure Hunt Ideas
It is the beginning of December and to make the American Holiday season just a little more busy, we added another Dutch tradition to it. This one I felt we had to do, because it was a big thing when we were little and now I’d like to give that special tradition to my own… Read More Sinterklaas tradition….in the USA
On the 4th Thursday in November the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. In Canada and the Caribbean they celebrate this Holiday as well, but on different dates. The first time I celebrated Thanksgiving with my husbands family, I remember thinking:” Wow, a feast all about delicious food! That’s MY kind of holiday!” A question from a lot… Read More Thanksgiving, a Feast to Say Thanks!
Part of fall and part of the preparation of Halloween is going to a Pumpkin Patch. I’ve never went to any of these when I grew up. I don’t think I’ve ever saw a pumpkin (“pompoen” in Dutch) in real life! In the Netherlands we are just starting to have some decorative pumpkins and a… Read More What is a Pumpkin Patch?
Since the Craft Cafe closed in June of this year, I haven’t been crafting much with the kids. They are probably “crafted out” a little bit. But I couldn’t help starting to collect colorful leaves at their school after seeing this cute Leaf Lion from EasyPeasyandFun. Little Munchkin was eager to color within the lines… Read More Fall Craft: Leaf Lion