31 August 2012

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
SouleMama

30 August 2012

Homemade wooden Angry Birds game





Recently Sunnyboy saw an Angry Birds 'Knock On Wood Game' commercial on TV and designed his own version. He dictated instructions for me to write so we could make it.

Angry Birds Game
Make round wooden Angry Birds, Pigs and King Pig.
Make a castle but not put nails in it.
Make a little hide-out but not put nails in it.
Make precious eggs.

We had three wooden balls and used marker pens to draw an Angry Bird, King Pig and another pig to be the guard.





We used the wooden pieces from an old Jenga set and each time Sunnyboy plays the game he creates different castles, forts and hide-outs for the pigs.





For the precious eggs we used marbles.



To play the game Sunnyboy rolls the Angry Bird down the sloping paving slabs outside our back door to knock over the castle and rescue the precious eggs. He took this photograph to show the view as the Angry Bird rolls towards the castle.



If you have a post about a summer craft, game or activity, or any post with a summer theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer, which is open for new links until 7th September.

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PLAY on Sunny Days Pinterest.

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29 August 2012

All Year Round week twenty eight: 7 Blogs in Summer



The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer is nearly over and there has been such an amazing variety of creative and inspiring summer links  by the blogs that have taken part. Here are some of the many wonderful summer posts. You can see more summer posts at the Summer Carnival (there's still time to link up) and join us at the Autumn Carnival beginning on 15th September. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

Summer Nature Walk and Bird and Mushroom Hunt: A Summer Wrap Up at Tea For Monkeys


Summer: Part 1 and Summer: Part 2 at The Tiger Chronicle


Snails in the garden and Summer Firsts at Rainy Day Mum


The first strawberries of summer and Loving The Great Outdoors at Like Mama~Like Daughter


Flower Maze and Beach Birthday Cake at Little Homeschool Blessings


Go Fly a Kite! and Enjoying Summer Close to Home at All Things Beautiful


45 Ways to Awaken a Child's Senses Outdoors and Get Hands On with Nature at famiglia&seoul


If your post is featured today you're very welcome to get a "Featured On" button for your blog.

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week fourteen: 7 Ways to Get Ready For Summer
week fifteen: 7 Summer Ideas for Children
week sixteen: 7 Summer Nature Projects
week seventeen: 7 Summer Water Play Activities
week eighteen: 7 Summer Things To Do Outdoors
week nineteen: 7 Summer and Summer Solstice Crafts for All Ages
week twenty: 7 Summer Book Lists and Literacy Projects
week twenty one: 7 Summer Nature Crafts
week twenty two: 7 Summer Nature Walks
week twenty three: 7 Summer Outdoor Games for Children
week twenty four: 7 Summer Garden Projects
week twenty five: 7 Summer Crafts for Children
week twenty six: 7 Summer Picnics and Days Out
week twenty seven: 7 Summer Ideas for All Ages
week twenty eight: 7 Blogs in Summer

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

If you'd be interested in hosting the carnival at your blog too please let me know in the comments or contact us here.

28 August 2012

All Year Round week twenty seven: 7 Summer Ideas for All Ages



Here are some of the great posts shared at the All Year Round Blog Carnival with summer ideas for all ages. You can see more summer posts, and join us, at the Summer Carnival which is open for new links until 31st August. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

Wood Rounds at Simple and Joyful


Bug Bath at Z is for Zel


Stone Art at Baby Budgeting


Summer Nature Table at Here We Are Together


Photography with kids at Tea For Monkeys


Nature Totes at Little Homeschool Blessings


Pooh Sticks at All Things Beautiful


If your post is featured today you're very welcome to get a "Featured On" button for your blog.

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week fourteen: 7 Ways to Get Ready For Summer
week fifteen: 7 Summer Ideas for Children
week sixteen: 7 Summer Nature Projects
week seventeen: 7 Summer Water Play Activities
week eighteen: 7 Summer Things To Do Outdoors
week nineteen: 7 Summer and Summer Solstice Crafts for All Ages
week twenty: 7 Summer Book Lists and Literacy Projects
week twenty one: 7 Summer Nature Crafts
week twenty two: 7 Summer Nature Walks
week twenty three: 7 Summer Outdoor Games for Children
week twenty four: 7 Summer Garden Projects
week twenty five: 7 Summer Crafts for Children
week twenty six: 7 Summer Picnics and Days Out
week twenty seven: 7 Summer Ideas for All Ages
week twenty eight: 7 Blogs in Summer

Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

26 August 2012

Sunnyboy's 6th birthday

This week we've been celebrating Sunnyboy's 6th birthday, starting with a picnic party last weekend.

Picnic Party: invitations and nature walk gift bags
Picnic Party: food (and summer recipe links)
Picnic Party: nature walk

We also read picnic stories.





On Sunnyboy's birthday it was such a hot day Sunnyboy opened his presents in the garden,

 













and we decided to postpone a trip to the funfair and fill up his new paddling pool instead.



Sunnyboy's presents included a copy of Now We Are Six, and after opening presents and playing with some of his new toys we had an outdoor lunch with a cake then played in the garden for the rest of the day.



The day after was cooler so we spent the afternoon at the funfair.









Then at work the next day there was a surprise tea party for Sunnyboy with another cake.