Warmer weather usually means more potlucks and BBQ dinners. I love having potluck dinners because it allows us to try a new dish we may have not had before. It also means less time having to cook a big meal for everyone. Sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut making the same meals for every dinner. Here is a great list of 10 BBQ/Potluck recipes for you to enjoy.
My son is a huge Dino Dan fan. Spencer loves watching the movies and enjoys them time and time again. Spencer has a television in his own room so he can watch one movie before bed and he usually chooses one from the Dino Dan Trek’s Adventures series.
The Dino Dan movies have several stories included in them to keep your child entertained. It is a great reason to pop in a movie and have a family movie night at home with popcorn!
Dino Dan Dino Busters || NCircle Entertainment || 90 minutes approx. running time.
Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world dinobusters edition! When his friends come over, Trek tells them the story of a haunted house, which turns out to not have ghosts but instead has dinosaurs! Who ya gonna call? Dinobusters! Enjoy six more dino-rrific adventures with Trek and friends!
You can get a free app and scan the picture to see a Pterodaustro come to life!
Mack & Moxy The Great Helpee Heroes || NCircle Entertainment
Join Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need who ends up teaching us a new important cause. Let’s embark on the first adventure! Mack & Moxy set out on a colorful adventure to HelpeeLand in search of a Great Helpee. Along the way, they met Nolie, a loveable little puffball who has never had any friends to play with. As the Heroes become her first friends, they share and sing about the joys of reading books. Guest celebrity, Josh Duhamel (Transformers, All My Children), helps the Heroes mission in support of Save the Children, providing quality preschool programs to underserved children around the world since 1932. In this DVD, Mack & Moxy introduce us to Save the Children, American Red Cross, Feeding America, and World Wildlife Fund. Other guest celebrities featured include Kal Penn (House M.D., How I Met Your Mother) and Eva LaRue (CSI Miami, All My Children). Mack & Moxy teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion while celebrating the joy of helping others.
Great lessons for kids to learn! My niece loves Mack & Moxy and I love that it teaches her great lessons while she watches. I also enjoy that Mack & Moxy share about great charity programs that are available.
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Mike, the kids and I love to geocache. It allows us a time to get out and do some “hunting” to find a small box to locate treasure.
Geocaching is easy to do and is a great low cost way of spending some time with the family.
I signed up on Geocaching.com and set up an account for us to keep track of our geocaches.
Next, I purchased some few small trinkets from the dollar store. I usually grab some small army men. You need small items because when you find a geocache location, sometimes you take an item out and put one in. So I try to have small army men on hand. When you locate the geocache you also put your name of your group in there. Then on the geocache app mark it as found. Not all geocache locations require a prize drop off.
We also use a GPS from the car or our phone. On the geocache comments, sometimes there is little hints to tell you where it may be too. We found one from reading it and figuring out the clues. The GPS doesn’t give you the exact location just the area that you may find it. We have some that were hard and took us a bit to find them. But that’s what makes it fun, it is like searching for treasure. Once we find it we are excited to go onto the next one.
I recommend starting with the easy ones first so you can get to know how the app works and how you can locate the geocache. We made the mistake of after a few easy we went hard and we couldn’t find it. So we went back to the easy to get use to the “clues” and using the GPS.
Make sure you also bring bug spray, sun screen, a hat, pencil and a camera. If you are going to be out for awhile, pack a picnic lunch or make sure you have some treats. If you want to bring your dog with you while you are going, be sure to have a bowl and a water bottle for them.
There are geocaches all over the world. More than 2.5 million geocaches are waiting to be found in over 180 countries. It is a great way to discover the area around you. When we head out east this summer for our family vacation, we plan on doing some geocaching out there. What a great way to discover Canada through different means than the traditional way of hitting tourist spots.
Comment below and tell me if you have ever gone geocaching or are you planning to in the future?