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Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's a picnic!

The weather's getting warmer, the girls are almost out of school, I finally have all the winter clothes put away (well......almost), we're wearing flip flops and shorts and eating lots of popsicles.....

It's time for summer!!!!


and we're all invited to a summer long picnic at ABC and 123


I've been following this awesome blog since it started and have gotten lots of great ideas! The two Katies have given, shared and compiled lots of great ideas on colors, fractions, reading, letters and lots more for all different ages. It works great for me because I'm a SAHM with 5 kids and not alot of time (or braincells) to think of projects myself. My girls are 12, 8, 5 and 3 so having projects and ideas for all age levels has been a huge help!


ABC and 123 is hosting a whole season of new ideas and awesome goodies and prizes!! We're invited to join in the picnic and bring some goodies of our own if we'd like-any ideas we'd like to share-can't wait to see what everyone's doing! There's going to be sharing each week!


For those of you who have visited 7 alltogether before, thank you for stopping by and thanks for all your comments. For those of you who may be new, nice to meet you, welcome!!


My name is Dawn and I've been married since 1991. I taught second grade until my first daughter was born and then was a substitute teacher until my second daughter was born. I had two more girls and then a boy a year ago February. I'm president of our school PTO and try to volunteer in school whenever I can although it's tough with the baby. My girls and I like to do any kinds of crafts and the girls are always coloring, cutting, gluing, taping-they love it all. I love activities that have different degrees of difficulty so the girls can do them all together.


Our family loves picnics-inside or out. We camp alot in the summer-whenever we can-and that's just a week of picnics. We eat outside sun, rain, cold-the kids love it. We love about any food at our picnics-my 12 year old's favorite is deviled eggs! We just made them this weekend.

Our picnic table often has other jobs besides holding food. Sometimes it's project central-often it ends up being a stage for performances.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting! I'd love to know you were here so leave a comment if you get a chance-I love reading my comments!
Here's to a great summer!!

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22 comments:

BranFlakes said...

It's great to "meet" you! This picnic is going to be so much fun!

Katie said...

Thanks for linking up Dawn! I hope to be a lot like you as ER gets older and be really involved in the PTO☺ I love deviled, there is just something about that sprinkle of paprika that makes them so good! I make mine without any extra things added, how 'bout you?

MaryAnne said...

Great to "meet" you! I want to be involved in the PTO once my kids start school too, and I love that you're a basketball coach who never played basketball - that's parental dedication!

Sara said...

I didn't know you were a teacher! Me too! I'm on leave...and probably never going back!

The Harris Family said...

It sounds like you are a very busy mom. I think it is so great how involved you are in your kids school. I love all the fun things you are doing with your kids.

Annette said...

Nice meeting you!! Your family sounds like lots of crazy fun!

I'm also a former teacher and don't know if I will return. Most recently I taught 1st grade...loved it, which surprised me! I thought third grade was the perfect grade! haha

Take care!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Dawn,
I don't know how I missed it in my reading before, but now I see that we are both "retired" second grade teachers. Very fun! I think it is the perfect grade to teach, but that's just my opinion. I am sure Katie would argue that Kindergarten is. Thanks for joining the picnic! We look forward to hearing more from you in the months to come. Now, I better head off and buy some popsicles for this family. After reading that I realized that we have yet to indulge in that special summer time treat:)

Jenny said...

LOL at not having any braincells! I have one kid and she's completely drained mine, I think :)

Nice to meet you and have a great Summer!

Michelle said...

It is nice to meet you! I love getting to find all these new blogs. What a great way to start the summer :0)

Missy said...

Stopping by via ABC & 123 - it is so nice to meet you! Your girls are precious!

Diana said...

Thanks for the intro. I am loving this little picnic. I love your ribbon headband idea. I have boys, but if I have a girl, this would be a fun project!

Annie said...

Nice to meet you. God bless your beautiful family.

teachingyoungchildren said...

It's nice to "meet" you via ABC Picnic. I find it amazing that you find time and energy for all your projects and volunteering work with 5 kiddos. I am struggling with one :) I hope to learn more from you as the time goes on.

Miller Moments said...

Hey, thanks for sharing a picnic with me. You have a beautiful family!

Kim said...

We love camping too, it is such a great way to enjoy the summer weather. We are going for a short trip already this weekend! Have fun camping this summer! So nice to meet you.

Preschool Playbook said...

Hi Dawn, It is so very nice to meet you. These families sure can keep us busy huh? I thank you for visiting and will stop by again for sure.

The Momma said...

Bring on the deviled eggs! They are my absolute favorite!!! We have a picnic table just like yours and it seems to be the center of our family activities outside as well. Have a great summer picnicking (is that spelled right???)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Fun to get to know you a little bit more. I didn't know you were a teacher! I think we might have a lot more in common than we really know! ;)

Have a great summer with all of your summer activities!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oh, other than having 5 kids, we might have lots in common! ;)

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Glad to have a chance to visit you blog. Looking forward to getting to know each other and sharing ideas.

Sharon said...

Stopping in for the picnic!

That is so great that you are so involved with the PTO/PTA! I want to do the same! Can't wait to get to know you more!

Mama Krit said...

Your kids are super cute!
Picnics are the best. Time for home made Popsicles, lemonade, and burnt hamburgers. :)