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The 5 Year Old Trip Tradition
Today, I thought I’d tell you about a fun tradition we have in our family. When one of our children turns 5, they get to go on a trip, just them and Mommy or Daddy.
This weekend was my son’s 5 Year Old Trip and he and my husband went to Florida. My son decided after seeing the movie Dolphin Tale that he wanted to meet Winter, the dolphin. So that’s what they did. I have to say, I’m a wee bit jealous of that picture of my husband, son and Winter. I’ve NEVER pet a dolphin…so cool.
I love this tradition because, with 3 kids, one on one time isn’t always easy to come by. So being able to spend an entire weekend just absorbed in conversation with one child is incredibly precious.
Random travel tip for music fans: Whenever I go on a big trip, I often will pick one album to listen to while we travel. Sometimes it’s just something I do, sometimes I subject my whole family to the incessant repeat button. The fun thing is that it creates a whole new level of memories for that vacation.
A Fun Video To Watch With Your Kids
Speaking of music that you won’t mind putting on repeat (see what I did there?), I feel that it is my public service to let you know that you do not need to suffer through annoying children’s music.
I did that for one too many years of my children’s preschool years. If only someone had shown me the light, my ears wouldn’t be scarred and Barney songs wouldn’t torture my sensitive musical sensibilities.
Go gather your kids and watch this video with them (the music starts at 2:09) Yancy, is super cool (multi-colored hair, for the win!), loves Jesus and makes great music for kids.
Yancy and friends have created a new collection of songs that are sure to warm the hearts of preschool kids and their parents too. You’ll find lots of singalong fun including songs to celebrate some of the most special days of the year including Valentine’s, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthdays. Plus, a song about missions to encourage us to “Go into all the world”. Whether at home, church or in the family minivan these songs will help you and your kids to have a praise party!
(Email and RSS readers, click here to watch the video!)
Also? She made this video JUST FOR YOU, the Inspired To Action community of moms!
Listen and Enjoy
(Music starts at 2:09)
I watched this with my kids yesterday and we all walked around singing Brand New Day. Kids music that is fun, has a great message AND is enjoyable to listen to…?
It’s like the trifecta of motherhood.
Apparently, I posted the wrong video link earlier…then, of course, my internet went out. I just put the the right video (should be Brand New Day…enjoy!
Check out Yancy’s music at her fun website.
Yancy is also giving away a CD/DVD combo here today! To enter, just leave a comment telling us where you would take your child on a special trip if you could go anywhere in the country. Click here to comment!
Here are the other stops in Yancy’s Blog Tour.
Monday April 30
Impress Your Kids
Tuesday May 1
Wednesday May 2
God Centered Mom
Thursday May 3
Friday May 4
Saturday May 5
When You Rise
Sunday May 6
Monday May 7
Inspired To Action
Tuesday May 8
Home With the Boys
Wednesday May 9
Thursday May 10
Friday May 11
Saturday May 12
I Can Teach My Child