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The Kids’ Gymboree Outfits for Memorial Day!

Thursday is officially the first day of Summer in our house!
I think all the kids were ready for summer this morning when they all slept in for school. (never happens.)
But of course when Summer is here, and they can sleep in, it’ll be a 630 am wake up call.
(DO ALL THE THINGS BEFORE 9 AM! haha.)
But I’m ok with the early mornings because we don’t have to rush anywhere.
I’m looking forward to summer traditions and relaxing slow days!
We are also looking forward to Memorial Day weekend coming up!
It’s a big deal in our house where we try to remind the kids just how lucky we are
to live in this country and how so many men and women have died serving our country.
They are our heroes and we celebrate them and our country!
We have so much to be thankful for!
We like to have some special family fun and enjoy time together.
We play outside in the sun and eat yummy food.
We teamed up with Gymboree for the One Big Happy Red White & Cute campaign!
This Memorial Day the kids have the cutest outfits from Gymboree!
It was awesome looking at their website and seeing that they had ALL
the sizes for my kids and everything could coordinate together!
I’ve reached the stage where we have size 2t all the way to a size 8!
So sometimes it makes it a bit tricky to get outfits that all look good together.
If you are looking for festive and cute outfits check out your Gymboree.
I love how high quality their clothes are and the styles are adorably age appropriate!
My kids LOVED their america gear and couldn’t wait to take photos to share with you all!
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We took photos in the backyard of their cute outfits and some Asher magic happened guys!!
The foot pop was cracking me up! haha.
Also, my Micah man turned GQ on us! ;) I think it had something to do with the shoes.
Love my crew so much and this was one of my favorite outfit posts with them.
I could tell they were having fun and when it comes to kid clothes, it’s
always nice when they like what they are wearing too! One less battle. ;)
The girls were all about their wedge shoes and Sophia LOVED her jean jacket.
She would wear those star glasses every day if I let her.
Sienna had a sequin star on her dress. enough said. one happy girl.
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I’m excited to team up with Gymboree for this post to share some
fun coordinated outfits but also to do a giveaway!
One of you can win $50 to shop! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I wanted to make it really easy for you guys to check out
any of the items the kids are wearing that you loved!
SOPHIA
Striped Maxi in size 8
Denim Jacket in Medium
Star sunglasses
Dot Wedges size 2

SIENNA
Sequin Star Dress in size 6
Pony Streamer
Dot Wedges size 11

MICAH
Flag shirt in size 4t
White Pull on shorts in size 5
Flag Shoes in size 11

Asher
Cargo Shorts in size 2t
Flag Shoes in size 7
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We love dressing up for occasions, like Memorial Day, but there are so many summertime moments for coordinating outfits!
Heading to the beach anytime soon? I love dressing the kids up for a sweet sibling photo in the sand.
Check out Gymboree and comment with your favorite One Big Happy summertime moment and the
outfits you would choose to help your family celebrate Memorial Day and summer’s arrival!!
I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

A Party with Elephant & Piggie!

We love Elephant & Piggie at my house, and were so excited
to partner with Disney-Hyperion on a sponsored post to celebrate 10 years of the series!
It was a rainy day over here so I threw a little Elephant & Piggie party for my crew!
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They had sent us a box of supplies and goodies and I couldn’t wait to set it up for the kids.
I wrapped up a book for each of them, set out a snack and strung up some decorations.
Made some Elephant & Piggie lanterns to make it really fun.
We colored and did activities and then read all the books on the couch!
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The kids love all of the Elephant & Piggie books.
Have you seen the newest series??
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!
A new beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems!

Best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books –
brought to life in original stories created by contemporary children’s book authors and illustrators.

Books in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series:
The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat (2016)
We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller (2016)
The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper (2017)
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The Good for Nothing Button book was the first one they all dove into today!
A button was also included in our box of goodies.
It makes a nice loud silly noise that the kids thought was hilarious.

The Good for Nothing Button
By Charise Mericle Harper
Recommended for ages 4- 8

Yellow Bird has a button. It does . . . nothing! It is a good for nothing button.

Red Bird and Blue Bird are excited to try the button. But when they press it, they discover that the button makes them happy. Happy is something! A flabbergasted Yellow Bird insists the button does nothing.
But it sure does seem to be making him mad. Mad is something!

The hilarious debate that follows takes readers on an emotional roller coaster
that pokes at the power of imaginative play.
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Summer days are starting this next week so I was excited to see how much
the kids loved the activity pages they sent.
Even Asher got into the coloring!
You can download some yourself HERE.
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It was fun getting a little box of goodies in the mail to
help celebrate 10 Years of Fun with Elephant & Piggie!
You can get in on the fun too…with this Giveaway!

One (1) winner receives:
The Good for Nothing Button
4 books from the Elephant & Piggie series
Plus Elephant & Piggie stress balls and temporary tattoos!

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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We have gathered a lot of the books in the series and these are our TOP 10 Favorites!
We Are in a Book
Today I Will Fly!
We Are Growing!
There Is a Bird On Your Head!
The Thank You Book
The Good For Nothing Button
I Will Surprise My Friend
I Am invited To a Party!
I Am Going!
I Really Like Slop
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you win!
I know our kids love the books and I’m sure yours will too!

Sausage Egg Strata

I first made this recipe as newlyweds for our first Christmas.
Everyone loved it so much that I’ve been making it ever since!
People are always asking for the recipe so here you go!
Your soon to be favorite casserole…Sausage Egg Strata
This is a great recipe for Holidays because I always prep it the night before, it sets up
all night in the fridge and then you can just pop it in the oven in the morning!
The house starts smelling amazing and by the time everyone is ready to eat it’s toasty and yummy!
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INGREDIENTS:
1 lb pork sausage
6 (1 ounce) slices of bread, cubed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp ground dry mustard
(I don’t add any salt because the sausage has enough in it.
I prefer to let people salt and pepper to taste on their plate!)
*I originally found this recipe via pinterest-no link available*

 
DIRECTIONS:
-Place sausage in large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside
-Layer bread cubes, sausage and cheddar cheese in a lgihtly greased 7×11″ baking dish.
-In a bowl beat egg, milk, salt, mustard. Pour egg mixture over bread cube mixture.
-Cover it refrigerated 8 hours/overnight
-Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking.
-Preheat 350 Degrees. Bake 50-60 Minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Serves 8
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I hope you give it a try I promise it’ll become a family favorite.
This would be great for a special brunch or if you have company and need to serve a crowd!
Thanks for stopping by the blog. :)
Be sure to pin this recipe for the perfect day to make it. It’s amazing!