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24.3.12

Lamb's Easter Surprise - Great for Easter Basket

I want to share a couple ideas that the Easter Bunny says he is bringing Broxton...
I have told you about a great DVD he is bringing... 
Now, it is time to share a great book!  


Lamb's Easter Surprise is a colorful book about a soft lamb that makes the best surprise party ever!!!
Little one's will love turning the pages watching all the barnyard animals as they prepare for an Easter Surprise sure to put a smile on the face of every reader!  You can actually feel the softness on the lamb as you turn each page! (It is able to be felt on the cover, so I was surprised that it was on each page as well!)  Broxton really enjoys the books that have different textures, so I know he is going to enjoy this one!  As you turn each page, you see the barn animals planning a special surprise.  From gathering and painting the eggs to decorating the place and table! Wake up and enjoy the start of morning reading such a cute book!
What a cute book and the little girl that the party is for is in for a special treat!!!!



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Operation: Get Ducky - Just In Time for Easter


Time to start thinking Easter Baskets!
Does the Easter Bunny bring a basket full of candy to your house?

Last year, he brought Broxton a little bit of candy and several toys...

This year, he is bringing him something different... At least that is what he told me!
First of all... 
I heard he was going to be bringing Broxton a new DVD to watch! 

Have you seen Penguins of Madagascar?



Synopsis:
Those wacky Penguins are back for eight exciting egg-ventures featuring their newest pal, Ducky and a few bunny friends.  After Marlene discovers a lost egg, the Penguins volunteer to egg-sit until they can find its mother.  When the egg hatches the Penguins put Ducky into Penguin training, but King Julien is jealous and wants to raise the duckling to be his second in command. 



We have never seen it, that I know of... So, it will be cute seeing their newest DVD: Operation: Get Ducky!
I think that this would be a great Easter Basket Idea, so I am glad that Mr. Easter Bunny thought of making this a gift... I mean, "egg ventures" with Ducky and Bunny?  Sounds like a party to me... 



Have you seen Penguins of Madagascar before?
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23.3.12

All Creatures Great and Small - Easter Basket Idea's

If you are looking for a simple, yet really sweet, book for your library...
You should look at All Creatures Great and Small.
We sing Jesus Loves Me and other songs, but for Broxton, he does better reading and seeing.
I am so happy that we got this book for review and the Easter Bunny says that he want this to go in Broxton's Easter basket this year.  

 
All Creatures Great and Small is a board book that is really colorful that tells us about... All creatures!
It starts with " All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all."  It shows a little girl in a forest with animals of all kinds, shape and size.  The wonder of exploration in a child's eye is not missed in this book, as each page has her in a different scene, with all of God's Creatures.  I enjoyed flipping through the book and I know that Broxton is going to love it.  This book doesn't just tell us that the animals are from God's Creation... It also shows us nature scenes as described by the mountains and the streams!  
I highly recommend this, if not from the Easter Bunny, from you... as it is a great book, not just for the children, but for us all to look and enjoy the beauty of ALL God's Creation.


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22.3.12

Aloha Friday - Summer Plans

Time for Friday!  Whoooo Hoooo... 
I am linking up with Kailani again this week for Aloha Friday.

Take it easy, ask a question... and relax!!!
So, my question to you:


Do you have any Summer Plans this year?

We don't have any yet, but hope to get to go somewhere... 
My aunt owns a condo at Panama City Beach, so it would be nice to take the boys there...


Sibu Beauty Seed Oil Review

I bit ago, I had the chance to review products from Sibu Beauty.  I was really impressed with them, so when I had the chance to review their Seed Oil, I knew I wanted to ...   
If you remember, Broxton has eczema.  Some days are better than others... and I just can not seem to win for losing.  The doctor has prescribed lotions for him and we use those too..
I have to admit, maybe we don't do it as well as we should... You see, when we notice him starting to turn a bit red, or if he starts to itch, we put something on him.  Normally we try to put something on him at night before he goes to bed, no matter if there is a flare up or not... 

The problem is that he isn't always so cooperative.  I know, you are saying "You are the parent, you can make him be still" but you see, I have never had eczema., so I do not know what he is feeling.  I can only go by the results of seeing.  
So... that being said, I wanted to try the Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil .  I figured that if I was that impressed with their products, for sure the oil would be great.  
Well, for the longest, he was fine with no flare ups, so I could not really give a review on it, since I had no clue... Then... It happened.  All of a sudden, he was trying to claw his arms off (that is where he gets it the worst, the opposite side of his elbow, whatever that is called) I grabbed the seed oil, as I had it in my purse. I admit, it wasn't coming out as fast as I wanted ( I understand the way they have it, but he was in pain and I wanted to lather it all over him!)  I ended up pulling the inside out (it is a little plastic hole that controls how much is poured out) so that I could get more out.  I noticed it was orange and was worried it was going to stain the clothing and furniture.  I rubbed it in and at first it reminded me of iodine or something... but then a little bit later, it was absorbed in the skin.  Now, with some lotions and potions, Broxton will scream bloody murder, but he didn't this time.  I am taking it that it is a good thing.  I ended up putting more on him before bed and then again in the morning.  The redness stayed for a few days and I put the oil on him off and on.  I did not notice him clawing as bad as the past, so I am thinking it worked to relive the itch/pain.  
As I said, I don't have eczema, so I do not really know what it feels like, except that he will wake up crying and itching during the night when he does have a flare up.  I have been using the oil when that has happened recently and it seems to calm him.  
No, I am not a doctor, so I do not know for certain if this works on everyone, but it does seem to help in our house.  Ha ha, Broxton has even started asking if I am a doctor!  

From their site:
Sea buckthorn seed oil has long been used as a topical treatment to aid in the relief of skin conditions such as eczema, acne, rosacea, burns, and wounds AND as a traditional beauty treatment to preserve youthful skin tone and texture. It is a secret remedy to fight wrinkles and age spots so you may (or may not) want to share it with your friends.
Our therapeutic grade organic seed oil will help restore damaged skin to its natural beautiful state.
  • Quick acting/readily absorbed
  • For all skin-types
  • Helps relieve Rosacea, Acne, Eczema
  • Helps diminish wrinkles/age-spots
  • Use to treat burns/wounds
  • Promotes skin recovery and healing
  • 100% CERES Organic
  • 10 ml bottle w/ dropper tip
100% therapeutic-grade, organic sea buckthorn seed oil for topical treatment of skin ailments.

Do you or anyone you know suffer from Eczema? Have you tried anything from Sibu Beauty?
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21.3.12

Doc McStuffins - THIS FRIDAY, March 23 on Disney Junior

Remember me telling you about the newest show on Disney Junior?  Doc McStuffins...  (It starts March 23rd)   Well, we were sent a cute box full of goodies for the promotion of this show and of course, that meant a sneak peek DVD of an episode..   
To be honest, Marc and I thought that this was going to be very much geared to little girls.  I know, I guess we jumped the gun, since it was a little girl as a main character.. Well, we were so wrong!  Broxton wasn't feeling well, so we snuggled up on the couch and put the Doc McStuffins DVD on.  It was just adorable.  Basically, the little girl is Doc McStuffins... She can talk to her stuffed animals and they can talk to her as well. 
PHOTO CREDIT: ©Disney Junior 

 The episode we watched was called Knight Time (I think) in it, we met a few of Doc's toys/patients... They were playing pretend and needed a Knight, so she went and borrowed one, but he was all off kilter... So, Doc to the rescue! She checked him out and realized that he needed a bath, as he had a bad case of the sticky-ickeys (once again, trying to remember... that might not have been the "scientific term" she used, but you know what I mean!)   I thought that was a great way to get kids that don't like to take a bath a cute and creative way to enjoy it... as Doc was singing about it with her stuffed animals before her bath time! 
Doc McStuffins is full of singing and just overall a cute show! Broxton said his favorite part was seeing all the toys playing!  
PHOTO CREDIT: ©Disney Junior 

We will be tuning in this Friday for the debut of Doc McStuffins, will you?

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20.3.12

W/W - Just Like Daddy

Broxton wants to be so much like his daddy that it is not funny.
The other day I walked out to this:
Daddy and Broxton washing their bikes

Have to make sure it is really clean, just like daddy's! 

Wipe it really good!

Don't forget the back

Need to wash it once more

Just a little more spray

All done!


I love my boys!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Wednesday!


My Pal Plush Toys - #giveaway and review

When I saw the My Pal site, I loved all I read about it.
Not only are the dolls and plush toys adorable, I love the woman behind it!
Loretta is not only a really good person, she has a really awesome company!

Loretta is the owner of  " a family-owned company whose mission is to produce high quality dolls and plush toys with theme booklets for children to learn from and enjoy.  Our focus is on raising children's social consciousness about caring for their peers and environment.  We educate the public about the need for more services for teens and adults with developmental differences, and we provide work experiences and training to these individuals. Please read more below about the  My Sibling/My Pal Work Experience Program™. Many of our products are made in the USA."

The My Pal/ My Sibling store has dolls that are adorable, but I am here to tell you about the Plush Toys.  We were looking to get something for Broxton for his birthday and we found just the thing!  
The Birthday Teddy Bear is just adorable!   We went with the large brown one.
As soon as Broxton saw it, he was like "my favorite!  I love him!"  He had to squeeze the cake over and over.  (If you squeeze the cake, you get a musical Happy Birthday song played!)  We sang Happy Birthday over and over and Broxton had a smile that could just melt your heart!  This teddy bear is super soft and just cuddly!  It has a little tshirt on that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY and it holds a cake with three candles on it!  The shirt is like an aqua color.. and as you can see, it is trimmed with pink.  I think it is great this way, as it makes it for both boys and girls!  Also, the candles are multi-colored and adds a bit more festivity than if they were plain!  
We then took a look at the smaller birthday bears.  They have your choice of one of three colors:  green, blue or pink.  We ended up going with the green one.  We have a friend whose little girl is turning one and this is going to be perfect for her!  These little bears are a bit more simple than their large friend.  They are solid color, with white as the only other color on them.  Instead of a birthday t-shirt, they have a ribbon around their neck that matches their party hat!  They have HAPPY BIRTHDAY written on their cakes and have one little candle.  

I personally think that the small ones are adorable for a first birthday and that the large brown bear is just right for all ages!  Broxton loved both of them, so I know that both bears will put a smile on the face of the lucky birthday person!  (No matter what age!)  I do like that they both have a bit of a bean bag type weight in their bottom so that they sit up cute for display!  
Now, besides this being a cute plush toy...  It also comes with a BOOK!  It is like a little journal for them to remember their special day! If your little one is too small to write, you can fill it in for them!  What a great way to keep memories! 

If you are looking for a cute plush toy for a gift idea... 
I highly recommend this site...   For all of you that have family/friends in the military.. (or those of you that are just really patriotic...) I suggest you take a look at the Patriot Bears!  Too stinking cute! 


Loretta wants one of you to have the same great experience that we did...

So, one lucky reader is going to win a Plush Toy of your choice!  


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