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Sunday, 3 July 2011
Welcome to the Playdate! (#15)
Everyone is welcome to link up to this post all week long with your
kid related posts...
recipes, games, crafts, parenting, stories...
just think of it as our virtual play group!
The flag is raised by a WWII Veteran as the crowd sings O Canada
July 1st was Canada Day.  
Our small town does it up big!  
Parade through town, cake and band and games and food at the waterfront all afternoon and fireworks at night.  There is something so exciting about watching the boats raft in to see the fireworks, while gathering with friends and family on the beach~ full of potato salad, covered in bug spray, propping up exhausted children....
it means summer is really here!

For our little party, I tried out a fun idea I spotted while blog hopping last week...I just don't remember where I spotted it~ so if you recognize it, claim it so I can give you credit!

Watermelon 'Cookies'
most fun way to eat watermelon yet!
Easy peasy.  Just slice your watermelon into pieces approx. 1" thick.
Cut out the flesh with cookie cutters!

(You may want to guide young hands as to the placement of the cut outs to maximize your melon~ we put the cut offbits in a bowl to snack on throughout the day)

It is amazing how well this works~ the pieces held up well in the fridge for 6 hours before serving and many hours outdoors after that. And the kids, of course, loved them!

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week~ so many wonderful summery ideas!
Fabulous activities, recipes, games and more!

Here are some of last week's highlights...
(chosen from participants who added the Playdate button or link to their post or blog)
If you are featured, please grab a button for your blog or post!
Beneath the Rowan Tree

Fabric Scrap Wall Art :: Tree

Friendship Bracelet (Just like You Made at Camp!)

Crayons in the Car :: It is *that* Hot!

Watercolour Painting

And now for this week's Playdate!

Beneath the Rowan Tree

The Playdate Guidelines:
♥ Add your link and thumbnail below and please visit some of the other links and comment.
♥ Your posts can be old or new, we welcome your best! (no more than 3 per week, please)
♥ Consider adding the playdate button (above) to your post or sidebar, or even a text link back to this blog ( ~ you don't have to, but it sure would be sweet ♥!
♥ ANY kid/ baby/ family related posts and ideas welcome... but please no shop links, promos or giveaways.
♥ I will feature my favourites from the playdate in next week's Playdate post (choosing from those who have added our button or link to their shared post).
♥ Hit the Facebook or Twitter buttons below and share with your friends!


Rachael said...

Wow what a wonderful idea!!! Thank you so very much. And a good way to get children to eat healthy in a fun neice and nephews will love these x.

MamaWestWind said...

Mmmmm, those watermelon cookies look so good & refreshing!


Su said...

Oh. . thanks for featuring my watercolor activity. This party is such a wonder full!! idea. . .a playdate on the web. . love it!! I am going to link up again...gonna try hard to be a regular.

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for hostessing!

Abby said...

Thanks for cluing me into your great link party! I linked up my recipe and will remember your blog for future weeks!

Andrea said...

Thanks for having invited me for this fun party!!

Andrea said...

PS: LOVE the watermelon idea!!! gotta try this one!

Unknown said...

My pleasure! Thanks for coming!

Kelly @ Run With Glitter said...

Thank you fro Hosting. I added you to my Link Party Directory

Katie said...

Thanks so much for the invite!! Thanks for hosting!

Self Sagacity said...

I love your idea of cutting watermelon, I am going to try this tomorrow with T. Thanks for the invitation, love your meme.

Becky @ Rub Some Dirt On It said...

I tried your watermelon cookie idea. It was amazingly fun! Thank you! And of course I linked up to you :)

Christa @ Little Us said...

What a great idea! I love it! I have SO many cookie cutters and I don't like sugar cookies so this is a great alternative!

Sisters said...

Hey Lori!
Your blog is still as awesome as ever! I found your link on pinterest & think you may have found the watermelon cut-out idea here:

There's a comment from you on the freckles & fun post. I'm so happy that you shared the idea:) Looks like people really like it!
Also, I'm no longer blogging at F&F but have joined up with my sister & have a new blog. I would LOVE for you to visit it!

Hugs to you - Julie

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