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Angelina Ballerina: Dance Around the World #Giveaway

I will admit that we don't watch that much Angelina Ballerina here, but when we do, Broxton does enjoy watching as they dance around and play music! I do know that the girls in his class LOVE Angelina, or at least they acted like they did as we talked about some of the Angelina DVD's!  I am actually excited to see this one, as it is more than just dancing (as with all of them) but this one is about TRAVEL!  With Dance Around the World, we get to learn about the different countries and their dances, so I can "travel" through their show! 

Angelina and her friends explore dances from near and far as they boogie, bop, skip and hop around the world in these exciting adventures. In step with a lively Irish Jig, the festive Chinese Dragon Dance, the smooth Cheddar cheese Slide with a French flair and more, the mouselings teach each other – and themselves – about the power of dance….and friendship. Step to some new beats with great friends and global grooves that every young mouseling will love!
·        “Angelina and the Irish Jig”
·        “Angelina and the Cheddar Cheese Slide”
·        “Angelina and the Windy Children’s Day”
·        “Angelina and the Smelly Cheese”
·        “Angelina and the Dragon Dance”

If you are interested in winning this DVD, just leave a comment letting me know so! 
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Barney : Let's Go To The Moon #Giveaway

Broxton still seems to like Barney and I am totally fine with that loveable purple dinosaur! 
In the latest DVD, Barney: Let's Go To The Moon, we get to enjoy a space adventure!!!
(That is something Broxton enjoys, as every thing around here seems to fly around from time to time on an imaginary rocket!!!!)



Star Light, Star Bright, let’s go on a space adventure tonight! Barney encourages Riff to always reach for the stars, even when his homemade spaceship doesn’t reach Mars; Baby Bop learns about Mr. Moon’s important job lighting the night for the world and BJ sees he’s special just the way he is – astronaut or not. Barney and his friends discover that the sky is not the limit when you use your imagination!
Episodes include:
·        “Dream Big”
·        “The Misbegotten Moon”
·        “The Amazing Captain Pickles”

Now, a lucky reader is going to get to win a copy of this DVD to add to your library (or to give as a gift to someone you love!)

Just leave me a comment below saying if you would like to win this! 
I would love for you to follow me on facebook and/or twitter, it isn't required, but I would appreciate it! 

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.



Crazy Winter Weather

How is the weather your way?
This was taken December 9th...
We have had such weird weather here...
It is finally cold, but the weatherman says to leave the jackets behind that this weekend, we will be in the 70's.
Happy Wednesday!!!!


Nickelodeon Encourages Learning With Latest DVD's : Let's Learn

We were sent a couple of the latest DVD's from Nickelodeon.
They are both "Let's Learn" with one being 123 and the other being ABC.
I was excited, as Broxton has not really watched these characters too much and I love that they are educational.  As soon as the package arrived, he was excited to see the Umizoomi's on the cover.  (We have seen them a few times and he is always so intrigued whenever he watches.)
The fact that they use the different characters from Nickelodeon's popular shows to teach and include it all on one DVD is great to me.  He has loved watching the DVD's and I have loved hearing him interact with them.  Hearing and watching with him makes me see just how smart he is!  

Kids can count on Nick Jr. friends to make learning math as easy as 1, 2, 3 in these five play dates! Count comets with Team Umizoomi, journey through school with Dora, figure out Blue’s favorite number, plus more!

Team Umizoomi: Counting Comet
When a friendly comet crashes to Earth, the only thing that can bring him home is the Umi City Rocket Ship. Team Umizoomi must help their new friend reach the launch pad before the rocket blasts off.

Team Umizoomi: Super Soap!
While working on an art project, the Team's friend Silly Bear ends up covered in glue and everything he touches sticks to him! Team Umizoomi must deliver the one thing that can help Silly Bear out of this sticky situation - Super Soap.

Dora the Explorer: Pepe’s School Day Adventure
Dora and Pepe the Pig explore music class, story time and math class while at school.

Blue’s Clues: Numbers Everywhere!
We help out to find missing numbers by using counting to figure out where they're hiding. We also skiddoo into a book filled with numbers. There, we help out a couple of different numbers to tell a story and learn addition and subtraction in the process.

Go, Diego, Go!: Three Little Condors
Diego and Alicia have been nursing three baby condors, but now it is time for them to get their own home! The condors are thrilled that they are being adopted, and they get a new mommy and daddy. But there is a problem, condors cannot fly at night. So the condors and Diego must hurry and get them home before nightfall.

Wonder Pets: Save the Old White Mouse (A/B)
The wonder pets must save the old white mouse that is stuck in a cuckoo clock in Linny's grandmother nursing home.

A is for “awesome” in these five ABC play dates from Nick Jr.! Kids learn about letters and reading as they visit libraries with Team Umizoomi and Diego, help Dora save ABC animals, and jump into classic stories with Blue’s Clues and the Wonder Pets!

Team Umizoomi: To The Library
A girl calls for Team Umizoomi to get a book from the library called "Good night Polka-Dot Pirate" as it is up to the team to check the book out and take it to the girl.

Dora The Explorer: ABC Animals
Dora and Boots are with the Giant ABC Book. When the book opened, the Armadillo came out asking for help. According to Armadillo, all of his animal friends inside the Giant ABC Book are missing and now he is all alone. Dora and Boots helps Armadillo find all of his animal friends by going through The Elevator at E, through The Slippery Slide at S and to Z.

Blue’s Clues: Blue’s ABC’s 
By reading off a grocery list, we help Mr. Salt and Mr. Pepper do their grocery shopping in order to feed a hungry Paprika. Later, we skidoo into a storybook and determine the correct order of words to make complete sentences through visual and contextual clues.

Go, Diego, Go!: Linda the Librarian
Alicia is opening a new library and it's up to Linda the Llama and Diego to bring her the new books.

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan’s Big Play
Kai-Lan and her friends are putting on a play based on the Chinese folktale about the Monkey King. When Rintoo gets the part that Hoho wanted, Hoho quits the play and it's up to the viewer to help Kai-Lan figure out what to do.

Wonder Pets: Save Humpty Dumpty
The Wonder Pets save Humpty Dumpty in a pop-up book.

Wonder Pets: Save the Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Wonder Pets go under the ground to visit Ollie. Then the Wonder Pets help the distraught spider that keeps being flushed down the waterspout in a painting.

Both of these DVD's will be available for purchase on January 15th.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


Mommy and Me - Week One

Krystyn over at Really, Are You Serious has a weekly Mommy and Me link up.
Since Broxton and I actually got a picture of the two of us on Christmas Eve, I thought I would link up and share it with you all.
Let me know if you will be linking up as well, I would love to come over and visit!!!!


Hope you have a great week!!!!!


Be Back Soon....

Hope that you all have had a great holiday break. We have had so much fun and I admit, I am looking forward to school starting back... I know that there are some parents out there that are wanting a longer break, but there has to be some out there like me who are ready for a bit of a schedule and structure. Which parent are you?
We were able to get the boys up here for their Christmas break. Well, two of them. Broxton loved having them here and our house was full of excitement and energy. The highlight for me? Marc was actually off of work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! We spent the day with him on Christmas Eve and were able to go to the Christmas Eve "family" service at our church. Then, Christmas Day we spent the day hanging out and enjoying being together.


This weekend was full of driving. We took the boys back down South where we exchanged gifts with my side of the family. We returned back up here and have been just "resting" before Broxton starts back to school this week. His sleep schedule is all messed up right now, so I am really DREADING the morning he has to wake up for school!
Other than that... Trying to get a little bit of a schedule together for the new year... Not just for our personal life, but also for blogging. As I said, I hope you had a great holiday and here is to a great year ahead!!!!! I will be back to regular blogging soon, just enjoying the last bit of time with Broxton before he starts school and all.
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