Category Archives: Summer Themes

Seals Summer Theme Weekย 

Hey y’all! Welcome back!

I’ve decided to take a long weekend break from blogging to refresh my blogging brain and just enjoy Independence Day with my family. I plan to be back blogging on Wednesday. So no worries if you don’t hear from me in a while.


So today I’m going to share our Seals Summer Theme Week with you—- Super Heroes. Our VBS was this week so I actually let the teachers at church do all the work for me this week. The kids learned about Abraham & Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, and Joshua & Caleb. They sang, crafted, and played with all their friends. They had a blast. In fact, they are already asking me this morning when are they going back.

Mia

Tessa

Gracie

Rayleigh

Can you guess which little boy refused to take a nap all week?????




It’s official, any time I want a super cute picture of Brady, I’m going to have to get Ryleigh to come help me. Isn’t this the sweetest picture ever?!?!!! Brady & Ryleigh have gone to church together since they were little babies and last year they went to PreK together. We love us some Ryleigh.
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Be blessed,
Michelle

Seals Summer Theme Week & Weekend Recap

Last week was the first week of summer so our theme was Summer Fun. The kids enjoyed playing on the slip n’ slide, went to a jumping at iJump, and enjoyed picnics. We also took the quints to their first movie (and Brady too).

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Saturday the kids enjoyed some time with loved ones and I cleaned house.








Sunday was church and the kids are super excited that VBS started last night!






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Be blessed,

Michelle

Seals Summer Theme Week & Weekend Recap & Father’s Day

So the main story of last week was the stomach virus. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Steven was out of town for the week (and he was sick with the virus too) and I was home with the kids. Unfortunately all six kids ended up getting it before the week was over. In addition, almost every adult that we came into contact with also got the virus. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Thankfully, I never got sick which is such a blessing. I had several people tell me that drinking grape juice will keep you from getting the stomach virus, I tried to get the kids to drink it but they wouldn’t, but I did and I never got sick, so now I’m a believer!!


Bug week was a bust, I just didn’t have the energy to do anything but we did manage to have a big picnic.

Friday night we let the kids swim in the pool for the first time. They had a blast.






We did have a bug theme picnic Friday night. ๐Ÿ˜Š



Saturday morning Brady had his t-ball party at the splash pad. He wasn’t in the mood to get wet. ๐Ÿ™„ So he just hung out by Steven the whole time. But the party was great and we are so proud of the Rascals; we had a great first year of t-ball. โšพ๏ธ




Then we went to my family reunion.

And G fell asleep on Chayce like this.

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Sunday we celebrated the awesome dads in our lives. ย The day consisted of church, lunch, Steven writing a paper for grad school, church, and pizza.




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Be blessed,
Michelle

Life Latelyย 

So I spent every day last week posting on our vacation. So this week will be a catch-up week. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.


Our Seals Summer Theme Week last week was Bugs. Unfortunately, I only did one real activity with the kids, so I’ve decided to extend Bug Week to this week too! I love not having any rules!


We got home from vacation around 12:30 Monday and had to have Brady at swim lessons by 1pm! He did so good and is very comfortable in the water now. Thank you Harley and Makenna for teaching him to swim.

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Tuesday we went bowling. ย ๐ŸŽณ
And celebrated Brant’s 3rd NICU Homecoming Day!






Wednesday, Tessa got sick. ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ˜ท
(Stomach virus)


Thursday, Brady had his last t-ball game. He played so well; I’m glad he ended the season on a positive note. We are so proud of the our little team. The Rascals had a great year!

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Saturday, we celebrated Ms. Mary’s birthday.




By the end of Saturday, The Virus had claimed 3 more victims: Mia, Gracie, and Brady.
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And Sunday Rayleigh became the 5th victim. ๐Ÿ˜ซ
This stomach virus hasn’t been as terrible as previous stomach viruses. Tessa had it the worst and felt bad for 3 days but everyone else would vomit or have diarrhea and then be fine. It was weird. I pray they are all going to be over it very soon. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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Be blessed,

Michelle

Kids in the Kitchen Weekย 

First off….

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธHappy Memorial Day!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Today we remember all the men and women who have fought and made sacrifices for our country so we can enjoy our freedoms. Thank you! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ


Last week was the kickoff week to The Seals Summer Fun Theme Weeks. Our first theme was Kids in the Kitchen where we had fun making fun and tasty new recipes. In addition to our fun theme, we also incorporated learning activities. Last week we focused on colors, shapes, and the letters A & B.

Monday:

We made Munchy Madness Sandwiches. The kids enjoyed making the sandwiches more than they enjoyed eating the sandwiches.

All you need to make Munch Madness Sandwiches is: bread, peanut butter, bananas, raisins, and honey. Layer, combine, and enjoy. (We refrigerated ours for about an hour before we ate them.)

My main goal is for the kids to haveย fun whileย working on following directions, working on hand/eye coordination, and trying new foods.

Tessa loved the sandwich, Brady wouldn’t even try it ๐Ÿ™„, Brant ate the bananas ๐ŸŒ, Gracie took everything off and ate the bread with peanut butter, Mia took two bites, and Rayleigh nibbled a few bites.









We read books…


We work on colors, shapes, and letters.




Tuesday

We made Protein Cookies.

Here’s the recipe.

The kids love to help me cook. And I enjoy involving them in these cooking activities.


On Wednesday we skipped cooking and went to the dentist, the mall to play, and bowling. All of us were worn out by the time we got home. Oh and we went to church that night.


Thursday

Thursday mornings are pancake day at the Seals house. So I let the kids help me make Ultimate Chocolate Chip Pancakes. The recipe is on the back of the Bisquick box.

I try to make learning fun for Brady. When he gets tired, we stop.

Friday

We skipped our cooking activity and the kids played outside all morning. Then they went to Nana’s house while their big girl beds were delivered and assembled. I’ll do a separate post on the beds. ๐Ÿ˜‰


It was a fun week and a great way to start the summer. We didn’t do everything we’d planned for the week but that’sย okay. We still have plenty of time to get to everything I have planned. My motto this summer is no rules. We are just going with the flow and aren’t going to worry about having to do everything right on time.

Happy Summertime!!!!๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿโ›ฑ

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Be blessed,

Michelle