Category Archives: Local to Michigan

Wild Kratts Birthday Party

February is a big month for our family, as both LittleMan and SunnyGirl’s birthdays are in February. Every year I give them the option of a big joint party, or separate smaller parties. This year they opted to have a joint Wild Kratts birthday party.

Wild Kratts Birthday Party at Preuss Pets

With a Wild Kratts theme, there was only one place that seemed fitting to have our birthday party: Preuss Pets. (more…)

Christmas Camp Out

LittleMan had been begging me for almost a year to have his first sleep over but I was stead-fast in my stance that he was too young. Earlier this month I wanted to invite one of his little buddies to come see the Christmas lights with our family and it seemed like, if we were going to have him that close to bed time, we might as well keep him over night and give his parents a chance to sleep in the next day. And so with that reasoning, I finally caved and let LittleMan have his first sleep over.

Since we were going to see the lights, it only made sense to make it a themed sleep over: A Christmas Camp-Out.

Christmas Campout (1) (more…)

DIY Home Recycling Station – Free Printable Recycling Bin Labels

About two months ago LittleMan took a tour of a local recycling center with one of his homeschool groups. Ever since that field trip LittleMan has been reminding us constantly to watch what we put in the trash and make sure we recycle everything we can. Given his increased interest in recycling, we thought it would be a good time to put together a recycling station in our own home.
Home Recycling Center (42)

Keep reading for details of our field trip, the directions to make your own recycling station, and free printable recycling bin labels. (more…)