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19.9.15

Down to the last drop of syrup! #LadyPancakeandSirFrenchToast

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We have recently started reading a cute and funny rhyming book by Josh Funk called Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast.  This book has had us laughing and has had Broxton asking for me to read it each night before bed.  In Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, we get to watch the two of them as they go on a journey through the fridge to see who can get to the syrup first.  It was full of fun adventures and we were cracking up as we read each page.  The book is full of wonderful illustrations and it is sure to delight kids of all ages!

Tell me, if you read this... wouldn't you want to see what the book was all about :
LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST (Sterling Children’s Books) have a beautiful friendship—until they’re informed by Miss Brie that there’s only ONE drop of maple syrup left. What are two desperate breakfast foods to do?!
An epic race to the last drop ensues as they run past Orange Juice Fountain, ski through Sauerkraut Peak, rappel down linguini and climb Potato Mash Mountain. Who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? Could working together have been a better idea than tearing each other apart?  

Make sure to check out the video below, it lets you take a look at the awesome illustration and story presented to us in the book, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast!  


18.9.15

Stay stocked up with a name you can trust with @crayola

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Pretty much all children are back into the routine of school days.  I am pretty sure you all bought all the items on the supply list, but if you are like me, you wonder why they need all they do.  I saw where one teacher requested 40 glue sticks.  I am really hoping she meant to put 4 and it was an error, but that was not our school, so I will never know.  On our list we had pretty basic things... Items like 4 notebooks, 6 glue sticks, 3 boxes of crayons.  I know at our school they do the "community " piles with all of the supplies.  I will admit, I am not really a fan of that, but I have no say in it.  If I am buying Crayola Brand, I don't want my son to end up with a knock off brand.  It isn't fair for him to suffer on quality because someone else bought a cheap brand.  I was happy to see that most teachers put actual CRAYOLA CRAYONS on their list, as it makes me see that they notice the difference too! 
I have heard that many parents now send in part of the supply list now, as they were tired of teachers sending home a note halfway through the year saying they need more school supplies.  IS THIS SOMETHING YOU DO?  They said if they are requested to send in 3 boxes of crayons, they will send in one now, one 3 months later and then another 3 months after that.  I know we just send it all in now, but we do keep a small stash of supplies at home.  That way, we are prepared if something is needed for a homework assignment, or if they want to do an arts and crafts project.  The other day, Broxton mentioned that he had lost his brown crayon and wanted to take one in, since he knew we had plenty, he could grab what he needed.  I love that!!!  
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We were sent a great array of products from Crayola and we have been using many of them already!

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Up first, the Ultra Clean Washable Markers.  As soon as Broxton saw these, he was excited to take them in for his teacher. She made a "wish list" for items the class would like to have, but they were items that were not not on the supply list.  
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The item I really like was new to me.  It was the Twistables Colored Pencils. I enjoyed using these for myself.  (Hey, don't judge that I love to color still!)  These were great for us to take on a road trip the other day.  Broxton was able to color on the way at it was mess free!  
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The other?  Visi-Max Dry Erase Markers!  We use dry erase from time to time at home, but I know they use them pretty much daily at school. I really like that they have such a wide variety of colors, so this would be a great addition to a teacher gift bag / basket.  

Being that this was from Crayola, you know we were sent crayons.  I know many parents will be happy to know that they were crayola washable crayons!  I don't know about your house, but when Broxton was younger, he decided he wanted to do something special for his daddy and I.  He colored on the wall to leave us a bit of artwork!  Had we of had the washable ones, it would not have taken me scrubbing forever to clean it up.

A few reasons why you should buy Crayola Brand: 

Value: Crayola products are a true value—a reasonable price for school supplies that are long lasting, durable and provide consistently vibrant colors. Crayola Crayons even last 35% longer – meaning that parents get more value per crayon. Each one can cover an additional six pages than non-Crayola brands!

Quality: With best-in class quality, it’s no wonder that Crayola is the preferred brand of teachers!  In addition to Crayons which last longer, Crayola Washable Markers don’t stain clothes (or desks!) so children can get creative without worrying about the mess and Crayola Colored Pencils are great for drawing precise lines and are easily erasable, just to name a few.

Safety: Crayola follows the most stringent safety requirements.  All products are non-toxic, and the brand takes extreme measures to produce the safest products with hourly product checks, and testing with world-class, cutting edge equipment.


17.9.15

Lego + Star Wars = Happy Boy

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If you know my six year old, you know that he is LEGO Obsessed.  Then, about 2 and a half years ago, he decided that he was going to become a huge fan of Star Wars too.  (Thanks to his daddy being  big fan.)  In fact, he is such a big fan that for one birthday, basically every gift was a LEGO set.  If he sees a Star Wars shirt, he thinks he just has to have it to add to his ever growing collection.
Having tried to explain to you the love of his for ANYTHING Star Wars and Lego, I was so excited to see the release of LEGO Star Wars : The New Yoda Chronicles. 
Whenever we go to visit my parents, we have a hard time finding shows for him to watch on their TV.  Either the shows are ones that are too mature, or to babyish, then you have the " that show is for GIRLS!"  There are certain shows we don't allow him to watch, but my parents do not know the entire list, so by taking a couple DVD's along he can watch and we all know it is approved.  
If you have a fan of Lego / Star Wars, you might want to go ahead and grab a copy of this! This would make a great gift this holiday season, or for any road trips you have planned! Check out the details below: 

Synopsis:            
              Your favorite Star Wars heroes are back with four complete episodes (plus a bonus alternate ending!) that unleash the lighter side of the Force.   After headstrong Luke nearly delivers the good guys into Palpatine’s clutches, Master Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi unearth the Holocrons – last remnants of the secrets of the Jedi – to further Luke’s training. But Darth Vader also seeks the Holocrons, and he’ll stop at nothing to get to them first! Meanwhile, courageous superclone Jek-14, a Force-sensitive clone, comes out of retirement to help bolster the Rebels.  Share all the action-packed thrills of these interlocking, intergalactic adventures in LEGO® STAR WARS: The New Yoda Chronicles!

Voice Cast:            
  Eric Bauza (Spongebob Movie, Ben 10: Omniverse, Batman: Assault on Arkham) as Luke Skywalker/Porkins Pilot; Michael Daingerfield (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Catwoman) as Han Solo/Admiral Ozzel/Biggs Pilot; Anthony Daniels (Star Wars Franchise) as C-3PO; Trevor Devall (Kid vs. Kat, Johnny Test) as Emperor Palpatine/Admiral Piett/Admiral Ackbar.    
 
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