Making the most of our time

You have 940 Saturdays until you're kids graduate from high school and go on to college. That's 18 summers to make the most of your time with them.

Every year, we make resolutions to be intentional. Eat less, exercise more, get up earlier etc. Family Fun Lab is an attempt to be intentional about parenting, about being together and making family our favorite thing.

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Family Fun Lab Blog

We love family time, and though sometimes that means we have more mess than we'd like, we want to share our journey with you. Follow along as we share our favorite experiments and experiences as we try to make every moment count.

Though the days are long, the years are short.

Instagram Post

By Family Fun Lab

Hannah’s that little tiny dot ahead of Joseph and the bike trailer . Liam, of course loved his ride since he didn’t have to do any work and could eat snacks the whole time , and Norah enjoyed the 4.5 mile ride back because we talked all about @cappsabbey ‘s upcoming wedding while we rode.…

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Instagram Post

By Family Fun Lab

Another fun year of strawberry picking with my most favorite people @yodersfarm ! This year was by far the easiest one yet. Liam, chatted it up while we all picked bc he’s the baby. Joseph became a Master Picker by picking 3 baskets-full before Hannah and I finished picking 1 . Norah tasted all of…

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DIY Ninja Turtle Themed Birthday Party – Costumes, Games, and Snacks!

By Family Fun Lab

Liam specifically asked to have a Ninja Turtle birthday party. There are tons of great ideas and blog posts out there, so we just had to decide what we were doing, then whittle it down from there. Here’s what we eventually decided on for the party: Ninja Turtle Shells and Ninja Weapons for Dress-up Boys…

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How to Geocache – Weekend Treasure Hunting

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Want a great way to spend time with your family outside, see places you’ve never paid attention to before, and enjoy the thrill of a scavenger hunt? Geocaching might be just the thing for you! In this video, we spent the day finding caches in our downtown area and park system.

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Mountain Biking Peaks View Park

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In this video, we wanted to highlight how fun the trails Peaks View Park in Lynchburg are. I love the parks system (as you can see in other videos) and I want people to know what’s available to them FOR FREE! If you’re in the Lynchburg area and decide to ride these trails, check out…

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Soap Powered Boats, and Hydro Dipping Paint

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We decided to try out a couple of experiments for this video, the first, was to use “soap powered boats”, in which we simply cut out triangle shaped plastic pieces that we used as boats, then put soap on the end of them. When we put them in the pan of water, the soap would…

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Explore Your World

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Friday was a beautiful day! 70 degrees and sunny! Meg had a get-together with some friends, so I took the kids to a nearby farm and we explored. We recently bought a GoPro, so I decided to wear the head-mount and film the entire thing. This video is my best attempted to edit down the…

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Super Fun and Easy Kids Experiment – Walking Water

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Today we tried the walking water experiment. We first saw this experiment on the WhizKidScience channel, which you should check out. To do this experiment, you’ll need: clear plastic cups paper towels food coloring water Here’s how to do it: On the odd cups (1, 3, 5 etc) put alternating food coloring and water. Fill…

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Balloon Rockets

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This weekend we decided to do a quick and easy project that would hopefully yield hours of fun. We made Balloon Rockets! They were pretty cool! Instead of using string (which you would ordinarily use) we used ribbon, because that’s all the dollar store had — but as you’ll see in the video, it worked…

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Ana-White Bunk Beds

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A couple of weeks ago, we decided to put our two littlest kids (Norah¬†and Liam) in the same bedroom. Hannah has gotten older and values her alone time, and Liam and Norah want to be with their siblings all the time. Liam has actually cried multiple times about wanting to sleep with his sisters. Norah…

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