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22.2.14

Curious Critters Volume Two

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.





If you remember, we were sent Curious Critters Volume 1 for review a bit ago... and we really enjoyed it.  (Marc actually flipped through it with Broxton and he normally isn't a fan of books!)  
Well, I was so excited when I was contacted about reviewing their latest edition.  

Curious Critters Volume 2 is full of the amazing photos and fact filled text that I really enjoy!  You see, as you read the accompanying text that goes with each photo, you are learning... but it isn't in a boring way... It is really cute and fun... and I was very impressed with the knowledge I was learning...
The one thing that stuck out to me?
Armadillos are from a family (don't remember what it was called)  that used to be a whole lot bigger...
Like big like a car big... back about 10 thousand years ago!
What?????

Anyways, I really enjoyed reading it (while Broxton was preoccupied with something else)  and now he is ready to have me read it to him... As he is LOVING the pictures!!!
At the end of the book, they have a silhouette of all the animals that were pictured through the book... Broxton really enjoyed trying to identify which animal the silhouette's were!!!

Click on over here to check out the pictures of Curious Critters Volume 2 !!!
You will be glad you did!!!   They have several activities on there such as puzzles, coloring pages and more!

20.2.14

Toopy and Binoo - Headed to the USA #sponsored

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Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We were recently introduced to Toopy and Binoo and I do love the concept.  
Toopy and Binoo are two cute and colorful characters... that are also best friends.  

They are just now hitting the United States - by way of the Toopy and Binoo You Tube Channel...
(Head on over and check them out... I will wait on you to come back.)

Okay - now that you are back... Which ones did you watch?  Broxton cracked up watching Baby Toopy and I can only remember the banana one.  I will admit, I watched when I was exhausted... Broxton watched while I fell asleep.    He ended up watching the whole DVD - and kept talking about how funny it was!  
It says that this show is geared for 2-6 year olds and Broxton did enjoy (he JUST turned 5) but I would think it might not keep him interested that long, I would maybe say 2-5.  
I am excited that it is available for those stateside to see on You Tube and I can not wait to see other episodes!  




·         Toopy and Binoo™ is an animated series that follows the adventures of Toopy, a tall, funny and friendly mouse, and his best friend Binoo, a tiny, clever and lovable white cat.

·         Little ones and their families laugh out loud as the charming and endearing friends explore their colorful, whimsical world. Binoo, always logical and perceptive, is the perfect sidekick for Toopy and his vivid imagination and spontaneous zest for life.

·         Talkative Toopy loves to chat about the duo’s fun adventures. Thoughtful Binoo keeps his lips zipped but gets his point across with playful gestures and actions.

·         The series inspires preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to expand their creativity while reinforcing positive values such as friendship, good manners, creative thinking, and humor.

·         Funny in an age-appropriate way, Toopy and Binoo teaches children daily skills and encourages them to use their imaginations.

·         A phenomenal hit TV series in Canada, Toopy and Binoo is now available for the first time ever to US audiences exclusively on the Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/toopyandbinootv.

·         The Toopy and Binoo TV YouTube channel features more than 100 full, five-minute episodes, each with laughs and stories the whole family will enjoy. 

·         Join Toopy and Binoo for a fun Twitter Party on Thursday, February 20th at 1:00PM hosted by@ResourcefulMom to learn more about the show and win wonderful prizes! Follow #ToopyandBinoo to participate.



You too can follow Toopy and Binoo. 
Check them out on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

18.2.14

It's A Big World Out There...

Who knew that 5 years ago today my life would completely change?
I know you always hear the different things about motherhood, but one thing is for certain... and I mean it.
I thought I knew what "love" was... but not until that sweet baby boy was in my arms did I really and truly know the extent of it.  From the very first time I laid my eyes on him, touched him...  I knew that this was something special.
I believe in my heart that God gave me this sweet little boy when he did to help me out...
Marc was headed off to Afghanistan and this was my little piece of him to keep with me until his return.
Each morning brought new adventures and it sure has been so much fun.
I am one of the luckiest in the world.  God had given me the chance to stay at home and be here for all the firsts that come along... 
In the now 5 years that you have been here, we have had plenty of memories being made and I love that there is so much more ahead!!!!
Just the other day, I was saying I was so sad that my baby is growing up to be such a big boy...   Yes, I am sad... but I am so happy and proud of the sweet, kind, silly,smart and loving boy you are growing up to be!!!  Then, it happened, your little voice spoke up and said it... "I will always be your baby!"
Yes, talk about melting mama's heart!!!!

So - today, we celebrate you...
My silly little boy that knows how to have so much fun and always brings laughter!!!! 














Although you may be small standing beside this big Monster Truck...
That is how you are in life - the world is big out there baby... and Mama and Daddy are going to do all we can to help you see and do it all!!!


That face - looking at me like that...  I love it so much and hope to see that sweet expression for always and forever.  I love you to the moon and back!!!  Happy 5th birthday!!!!!
 
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