Pumpkin pickin'

Today was the perfect day for pumpkin picking. Especially after a few days of nothing but grey skies and rain. We decided to visit a farm we had never been to before. Duffields farm is about 20 minutes from us but so worth the little trip. A Sweet little hayride took us to the patch where the kids found the perfect pumpkins. They have a corn maze and play area along with a bunch more family friendly activities! It was a great way to spend time with the hubby and kids. 


Turtles, Ducklings, and Scooters...Oh My!!!

We have been having some awesome weather here in S.J. so last week the kiddos and I decided to head to our town park. You wouldn't know it but we have a pretty beautiful park complete with a lake and all the creatures that go with it!


My little foodies!

So it's been a while since I have entered the blogging world...4 months to be exact. It was a crazy end of the school year and a crazier summer! But we are not slowing down for a minute.
From our family trip to Williamsburg (pics to follow) to residing our house to all the daily activities that come with a 4 and 6 (almost 7 yikes) year olds. It's been a little stressful in the Holland household, but we are having fun too! And, I do have so much to share!!

One of the activities that my kids requested to do was to make our very own banana ice cream. It looked super easy when we saw it on Disney Jr so we thought we would take a chance at it.

Step 1. Cut up the bananas

Isn't she the cutest little helper???
Step 2. Put all the cut up bananas in baggies and throw them in the freezer for a while
The longer you keep them in the freezer the better.
Our first attempt was only for a few hours and they just weren't ready.
Step 3. Put the frozen banana slices in a food processor and let it do the job!

Step 4. Enjoy!!
This was a super yummy treat on a very hot July afternoon!!! The kids added some strawberries and loved it! It melts fast so eat immediately!
You can find the link to Disney Jr and their awesome kid friendly recipes from That's Fresh HERE


Small town

Today we took a stroll, and a scooter, to the library. Finally able to enjoy some outdoors during spring break!
I love our small town.
I love seeing the beginning of spring.
Lizzy stops at every flower!
Jake loves flying around on his scooter!
I love them!



I know it has been almost two months since our family vacation to Florida and I finally sharing some of our wonderful time.  We had an amazing time and even got in a few days with my aunt and uncle and cousins!
The adventure began way before we left NJ. I decided to create a count down to Disney for the kids...saw some great ones on Pinterest, of course.

Each day the kids got to take a clothes pin off the chart. I used my Cricut cutting machine, a sheet of red and black mickey mouse paper, and a good amount of stickers! I will post a tutorial soon but it wasn't difficult at all!

But here are a few pictures of our trip...

 We got to spend some time with friends!!

 Yea, I made that! Tutorial coming soon!

 just  a little proof that I was actually on the trip

 Her favorite non-human

Highlights...from Jake, The Pirates of the Caribbean ride and becoming a pirate for the day.
From Lizzy, The new Ariel ride in the new section of Fantasyland.
Mommy (that's me), while watching the Electric Parade on Main Street USA in Cinderella blew a kiss to Lizzy and without hesitation Lizzy blew one right back to her. Even the strangers sitting next to us said that was cool. And it was Valentine's week so we got to see the Princesses with their Princes!
Daddy (the hubby), taking Jake on Thunder Mountain Railroad. And watching Jake having the most intriguing conversation with Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty...we still don't know what they were talking about but it just went on and on.
We ended our trip with a few days with my aunt and uncle on Marriet Island...the uncle works at Disney and nothing could be cooler! We spent time splashing in their pool with my two cousins and even saw a dolphin swimming through their canal. Great way to end a vacation to Florida!
We are already planning our next trip!