Friday Five {Vol. 37}

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Here are five things that made me smile this week.

1. Touch A Truck – Last weekend I took Henry to the touch a truck event downtown.  They had a variety of public service vehicles, construction equipment and a few sponsor’s company vehicles there for kids to climb all over.  I didn’t even know that our town had a S.W.A.T. team truck.  Henry was excited to see the backhoe and firetruck but his favorite vehicle to explore was the moving van.  He walked up and down the ramp at least 20 times!Friday Five {Vol. 37} - finddailyjoy.com

2. Frogs – I like sitting out on the porch at night and listening to the chorus of frogs.  It reminds me of summer evenings as a kid when we would run around and catch fireflies.

3. My Mom’s Motorcycle – I think it is neat to dig into the past and learn about your family ties.

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4. Summer Reading Program – I recently signed Henry up for the summer reading program and, as usual, we are reading lots of books.  Mmmmmm…..I would love to get lost in a good book right about now!

5. Riding lawn mower – Stephen had been talking about wanting a riding lawn mower for a little while and then one day our neighbors gave us theirs!  It had been sitting in their shed for a few years and needed some work, but Stephen was able to get it up and running again.  What a blessing to have such generous neighbors!  Oh, and of course Henry likes the mower too.Friday Five {Vol. 37} - finddailyjoy.com

So what made you smile this week?

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10 Father’s Day Gifts

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Still in need of a Father’s Day gift?  You and your kids have time to gather up supplies and make something special for Dad.  Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Make a book about Dad – The Measured Mom

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Candy Card – The Meta Picture

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Copy and paste shirts – Find Daily Joy

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Popsicle stick tray – Craft Elf

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Coupons for Dad – Algoa FM

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Shrinky Dink tie tack and key chain – Oh Happy Day

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Father’s Day Bookmarks – Simple As That

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I love my Dad photo collage – Find Daily Joy

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

Following in Daddy’s footsteps – FrankenStan

10 Father's Day Gifts - finddailyjoy.com

 Ties for Daddy – Make It – Love It

Want to see a few more ideas?  Check out my Father’s Day Pinterest board.

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Henry’s First Hair Cut

Henry’s first hair cut went really really well!  We were in and out in 10 minutes flat without any drama (insert big sigh of relief here).

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In looking at these before and after pictures you may wonder why in the world I took him in for a hair cut.

Henry's First Hair Cut - finddailyjoy.comWell…..it is because he had a mullet!  And whenever he had a collared shirt on the long hair in the back would sick out even more.  It was driving me crazy!

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I actually wanted to get his hair cut 4 or 5 months ago but kept holding off.  I saw all of these babies with silky soft curls and hoped that his hair would curl too…..but that never happened.

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We went to a kids hair salon that offers a special deal for baby’s first hair cut.  They only charge a penny and give you a certificate with a lock of hair.

I knew we were off to a good start when Henry threw his owl on the ground and ran off to explore all of the fun chairs.  He eventually chose the sporty yellow car and was excited to sit inside.  The stylist was amazing and sniped quickly as wiggly Henry turned the steering wheel and moved the shifter back and forth.  It didn’t bother him at all that she was messing with his hair because he was having such a great time playing!  The electric clipper I use to cut Stephen’s hair is loud and always scares Henry, but the clipper the stylist used was smaller and much quieter.  He didn’t seem to notice it buzzing around his ears at all.

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Before I knew it they were handing him a ballon and I was walking out the door with a handsome little boy!
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Friday Five {Vol. 36}

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Here are five things that made me smile this week.

1. Strawberries – Hooray for strawberry season!!

2. New grass – The grass seeds Stephen put out have sprouted and some of the bare spots are looking green.  Now if only we could get the chickens to stop eating the new growth…..Friday Five {Vol. 36} - finddailyjoy.com

3. First hair cut – Henry had his first hair cut this week and it went really well!  When I can get him to hold still for 5 seconds I’ll take a few pictures to share with you guys.

4. Pretty things – I found this old Pyrex dish at a garage sale. I absolutely love the color and for 25 cents I couldn’t pass it up.Friday Five {Vol. 36} - finddailyjoy.com

5. Giant sandbox – Ok, so technically this is a volleyball court….but that is not how Henry and I see it!Friday Five {Vol. 36} - finddailyjoy.com

So what made you smile this week?

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Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler}

Warm summer days are here and I think that one of the best ways to cool off is to splash around in water!  We don’t have a pool and Henry is a little afraid of sprinklers so I decided to take the water sensory bin outside.

Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler} - finddailyjoy.com

I wanted to add some new objects to the bin for Henry to explore but didn’t feel like running to the store and spending money.  Instead I turned to our recycling bin!  You know what they say…..one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  I gathered up a mustard bottle, dish soap bottle, mayonnaise jar, fruit cups, parmesan cheese container, Gatorade powder scoop and lots of Coke bottle caps.  In case you were wondering; no we didn’t not drink that much pop in one week!  Stephen got the caps from work.

Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler} - finddailyjoy.com

Henry had a marvelous time exploring the objects and discovering different ways to manipulate the water!

Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler} - finddailyjoy.com

While he played I talked to him about what he was doing; using vocabulary words like pour, scoop, dunk, shake, squeeze, in, out, empty and full.

Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler} - finddailyjoy.com

His favorite thing to do was to have me pour water out of the parmesan cheese container into his cup.  Then he would pour the water out of his cup into the bin and say “again?”.Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler} - finddailyjoy.com

Looking for some more baby and toddler activities?  Click HERE.

Have you ever made a water sensory bin?  What items did you add?

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Pinterest Project – Notebook Pen Holder

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I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest and use it everyday to collect ideas and inspiration.  From time to time I would like to share some projects with you that I made using tutorials found on Pinterest. Today’s Pinterest project … Continue reading