{mommy//daughter evening}

Last week, Harper and I had a fun mommy/daughter evening while Will and his daddy went to a monster truck show with Aunt Kathy (one of our babysitters) and our neighbor’s son. I rarely go out and do something specifically with just one kiddo.  I should, though, because we had a blast! The only main activity I do with each kid separately is music class, which starts back up next month after a break for summer, so it’s been a while.

Our first stop was Target (mommy’s favorite store!!), where we looked at the new fall clothing that’s starting to come out and all the back to school deals. I’m addicted to the dollar tins and use them for a variety of things around the house. I picked up a few more to use as storage for our craft supplies. 20140727-114946-42586279.jpg

20140727-114946-42586492.jpgI decided to check out a {new to us} frozen yogurt place in the area. Harper loves getting her mini frozen yogurt! I will definitely be back-they are very kid friendly (they have a kids’ area with toys and coloring sheets) and have lots of seating. The employees were really friendly as well. 20140727-115207-42727999.jpgAfter froyo, we stopped by a local park (one of my favorite parks in the area). It was so nice to just focus on one kiddo and give her all my attention. Usually, I’m back and forth between the little play area and the bigger play area where Will climbs around. Harper enjoyed the extra attention as well. 20140727-114946-42586914.jpgWe even went down by the river and threw rocks!20140727-114947-42587385.jpg


20140727-114947-42587153.jpgHarper and I had a super time! I plan on doing more of these individual kiddo excursions in the future! Will had a good time at the monster truck show and didn’t get home until almost midnight! He was exhausted and ready to see mommy (he’s such a mommy’s boy, ha!).

I’m linking up with Jess and Ashley for “It’s the Little Things.”20140727-115045-42645620.jpg


{summer happenings // thoughts for thursday}


Hello! Happy Thursday! I’m linking up with Annie and Natalie for thoughts for thursday.

Here are some scenes from our busy but super fun summer! 

{one} Enjoying frozen yogurt after one of our park adventures!
{two} Eating snack on the porch.  Will and Harper think it’s so cool to have snack outside:) It’s the simple things…
{three} Helping daddy water the plants. 
{four} Running around outside.
{five} Opening a fun summer package from their great aunt.  I love to get surprises in the mail, and the kiddos were super excited to see that their great aunt sent them some chalk, crayons and coloring books, and other goodies for summer!
{six} Playing dress up outdoors with our neighbors. 
{seven} Playing at the local library after story time. 
{eight} A yummy peach and black raspberry cobbler! Love this fruit combo!
We are packing in as much fun as we can this summer! I can’t believe it’s already July. It’s flying by too fast!!