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School is starting in Phoenix on August 7th! Wow! It starts earlier every year! But, I don't have anyone starting school. My youngest graduated from High School and he isn't starting college yet because he is first going to serve a 2 year mission for our church. So, I have hit this weird stage of having no children in school. You must understand that my oldest child started kindergarten in 1987. I have been sending children to school for decades! I taught school as a substitute teacher for many of those years. School has been a huge part of my life. Now, that has all changed.
Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying the stage of life I am in now, but I have been feeling a sense of nostalgia as I think about all of those years of finishing up our last week or two of summer before school started again. Unlike many parents, I always loved the summer with my children and we tried to take in as much fun as possible before school started again.
One of the things we liked to do with our kids was to head up to cooler climates in the mountains and pack a picnic with us. (Picnics in August in Phoenix are not very enjoyable.) This picture is of a picnic we took in Utah when we were dropping Lindsey off at college. Everyone looks a lot different now.
So, all of that being said, a few days ago I was looking at an article on ShareASale, one of our affiliate networks, about what people like to take on picnics. I decided to ask my girls what they liked to put in their picnic baskets! So, for Friday Faves #25...
What are your favorite picnic items?
Aside from the food, there a some other must-haves when you go picnicking!
As you can tell, I can go on and on about the fun to be had on a picnic day trip! Our family loves to get together and have fun! If it is cool enough, Don't forget the roasting sticks for marshmallows! You can order telescoping roasting sticks from Dollar Tree and have them delivered for free to your nearest store. They come in units of 4 for $4! Or, try the Stuff'em Sticks that I talked about in this post.
Whew! That is a lot of favorites! Tell us, What do you put in your picnic basket? We would love to know! And please, enjoy your last few days of summer vacation with your kids! Before you know it, those days will only be memories. Make them good ones!
7/27/2017 06:34:16 am
Pasta salad and fruit! Yum. My boys would say chips and cookies/ brownies/ cupcakes.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!