Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wiggles: Apples & Bananas DVD Review & Giveaway

"Apples and Bananas is a tasty musical treat! Join the Wiggles as they add their special Wiggles magic to favorite nursery rhymes and songs.

 Sing along with special guest Lee Hawkins to This Little Piggy Went to Market and with the delightful Dennisha Pratt on Miss Polly Had a Dolly. There's the "spider-iffic" Itsy Bitsy Spider, Dorothy the Dinosaur swings on Shortnin' Bread, then we jump on board for The Wheels on the Bus and This Old Man Came Rolling Home! The Wiggles travel across the globe to Ireland for I'll Tell Me Ma and Michael Finnegan, and then over the continent for the delightful French song Sur le Pont d'Avignon. With centuries of best-loved songs served up fresh for your child, Apples and Bananas is certainly "a-peeling"!"


Braxton has been introduced to tv he is loving the Wiggles so when we were sent Apples & Bananas for review I knew he would love it. He always sings Apples & Bananas as soon as the DVD comes on, its one of the first songs.

He also loves Shortnin Bread, he loves when I sing along with him. I have always been a big fan of the Wiggles, in this DVD is all the new characters. My daughter is so thrilled to see a girl in the group!

I love that the Wiggles teaches him songs, at 18 months he catches on quite well. He always walks up to his tv and says momma tv so he can watch the Wiggles. 

This DVD will be available for purchase on August 26th or you can preorder your copy today.

You can find this DVD along with lots of other wonderful DVD's offered by NCircle on their website www.NCircleEntertainment.com and at their local retailers.


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Wildwater Kingdom

We were invited to attend Wildwater Kingdom yesterday. It was a awesome day despite the rain & storm we had. 

The kids had never been to a water park before so it was a great experience for them.


Hailee rode Liquid Lightning which is a super fun thrill ride. I never thought she would do it but after he first time she was obsessed. She rode it probably 8 times.


Her friend also rode it for his first time and loved it.






Climb into a raft with three fellow thrill seekers and take the 60 foot plunge on Liquid Lightning. You'll fly down an enclosed slide into an enormous funnel where you'll spiral into a soak-tacular finale. 
Height Requirement: 48" in bare feet


The kids loved Riptide Run as did the adults, unfortunately we got to much rain and it ended up closing but it was fun while we got to experience it.


Grab an inner tube, kick back and relax on Riptide Run - a 1,100-foot long lazy river. It's the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. 
Height Requirement: Guests under 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person. 
Rider Safety: Weak swimmers, or guests under 48" must wear a life jacket.


Coral Cove is connected to Riptide Run so we didnt get to play in there either but it looks lots of fun!


Blast your friends with water, climb on the giant floating turtle and then, challenge them to a game of water basketball. You'll find hours of fun for big and little squirts! 
Height Requirement: 48" or accompanied by a responsible person. Guests under 48" must wear a life jacket.


Splash Landing was lots of fun for all the kids even the bigger ones. Its great for all ages, lots of water slides, a huge bucket that dumps all over, a small pool, sprinklers, water to shoot at others and lots more, the kids had a blast! Even the baby loved it!!



Never before have you found yourself in a place so dedicated to getting you wet. Splash Landing has four stories of water slides, soaking gadgets, geysers, water cannons and a giant bucket dropping 1,000 gallons of water every few minutes. 
Rider Safety: Slide height requirements vary


Once the kids got some time in at Splash Landing the adults it up Thunder Falls, this is where the teenagers hung out all day.

I was to chicken to check out the enclosed slides but the rest of our crew rode them all. I rode the blue one with a tube and it was fun but thrilling! The rest of our crew rode the ones all the way at the top, one down each slide and come out the same time, their faces were priceless. They said they were fun but scary since its all enclosed. My friend Val is on the orange one in the picture below, she had so much fun!



Are you brave enough to climb the 100-foot tower to plunge down one of three enclosed body slides or four inner tube slides? You'll twist and turn down Ohio's tallest water slide and splash into a refreshing pool at the bottom. 
Height Requirement: 48" in bare feet

The adults took turns watching the kids while we did Thunder Falls, the kids played in Little Tikes Town right behind it. Lots of toys, playhouses, ride ons & more. They didn't want to leave!


After the rain we spent most of our day in Tidal Wave Bay, we had lots of fun catching some waves, me & the baby sat in the shallow water for a bit and he loves being pushed around by the waves, all of our kids had their life jackets and swam around and had fun. I didn't get any pictures because our stuff was at the other end of the park but it was a great time.

The fun comes in waves! Bounce and splash in this 390,000 gallon wave pool guaranteed to bring you hours of fun. If waves aren't your style - relax in a VIP cabana or catch some rays on a nearby beach chair. 
Height Requirement: Guests under 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person. 
Rider Safety: Weak swimmers, or guests under 48" must wear a life jacket.

Before we left and the park closed I was able to take the camera to get a picture of Braxton & is new friends. 

During the rain storm we had lunch at Happy Harbor with our meal deal, it included a drink, fries & a burger, chicken tenders, pretzel club, or hotdog.

The adults had burgers the kids had hot dogs, all the food was great and the staff was nice & friendly.

Even though we got rained out for about an hour and had to wit 30 minutes for everything to open after it lighning, the kids still had fun playing in the drain water, lol.


Wildwater Kingdom is a wonderful place for the whole family, lots of brightly colored beach chairs and tables set up along all the attractions.

Hailee cant wait to go back next year!!

Thank you Wildwater Kingdom for a wonderful day we will remember forever!










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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ninja Turtles Party Kit Review

Kasen birthday is quickly approaching, he is having his first real birthday party this year. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made a comeback with a new movie in theaters on 8/8/14. He really wanted Ninja Turtles since its all the rave right now. Even my 18 month old is into them.

We are planning a really fun kids party and with the help of Wholesale Party Supplies we have the perfect Ninja Turtle supplies to throw an awesome party.

We were sent a deluxe party kit.

Kit Includes:
8 Ninja Turtle Cake Plates
8 Ninja Turtle 9oz Cups
16 Ninja Turtles Luncheon Napkins
1 Ninja Turtle Table Cover
8 Forks/Spoons/Knives
2 Streamers one green one purple
1 Set Candles



They are so excited about these party supplies that my boys & nephew are planning on wearing Group costumes of Ninja Turtles for trick or treating, I know its early but they are excited to dress up.

Wholesale Party Supplies has lots of other great Ninja Turtle items to add to your party supplies. The prices are unbeatable. Our whole party kit is only $13.99, where else can you get that kind of deal? I will be purchasing another party kit since each kit only includes supplies for 8. We are hoping to have a big turnout this year.

The coolest thing on the site is the Ninja Turtles Pinata, its awesome. I love that we can buy all our costumes & party supplies all in one place. Each kid can be a different color turtle.

If you have a Ninja Turtle fan be sure to check out these fun TMNT Games.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Daddy Diaper Pack Camo Edition Review & Giveaway


Dads never get the good end of the deal carrying baby items. I know when I had Hailee 8 yrs ago everything had to be pink, what dad wants to carry a pink bag?

Now that I have Braxton I was into the whole animal theme, daddy not so much.

I was sent  The Daddy Diaper Pack Camo Edition and I love it, so does daddy!

We went camping and this bag held up to all of Braxtons stuff, it fit two fleece blankets ( the kid is addicted), diapers for 3 days, wipes, 2 sippy cups, first aid kit, phone chargers, sun glasses, and money in a cute little zipper pocket on the top!

After everything the bag was still easy to carry and had room. This is our new favorite bag to carry everywhere.I love all the pockets.The snack pocket is great since its insulated so his snacks stay fresh!

Features • Two roomy compartments for diapers, wipes, clothes, and toys • Insulated cooler pocket for snacks • Organizer pocket for keys, money, pacifiers, and small toys • Fleece lined pocket for sunglasses and more • Mesh side pockets for extra baby bottles and water bottles • One Size: 19 x 12 x 9" 
The Daddy Diaper Pack™ by Daddy & Co is definitely the best diaper bag for all the dads out there, no feeling girly at all! They also have the bag in all black if camo isn't your thing.

We are going to Wildwater Kingdom this weekend so I love that I have a great stylish bag to pack all of Braxtons stuff in.

Daddy & Co has a great selection of items for the new dad, lots of gifts to take to the hospital or give at a baby shower. My cousin is having his first baby in October I will be buying his gift from Daddy & Co.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Custom Vinyl Shop review & Giveaway


Since we have moved in we have been working on making Hailee's room to show off what she likes. We are currently working on making it to her liking.

I came across The Custom Vinyl Shop and found the perfect decals for her room. We are doing her theme purple black & green like her cheerleading colors so I picked her out 96 Polka Dots 4-color Stickers. I chose three colors purple, black & lime green, there are 35 different colors to choose. The vinyl arrived in a tube along with easy instructions to follow.

Her room isn't ready to paint yet so I can not add them to the wall but we did try one out on her door to see how easy it was to put on. I used a credit card to slide it smooth so there were no bumps. Its so easy even she can help when we finish it up.

You can search wall decals by room or theme to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for. You can also choose a decal for your macbook or laptop.

There are many different decals to choose from such as quotes & sports. The boys would love the dirtbikes. You can even choose a personalized decal!

Hailee wishes they had an actual cheer decal!


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Monday, July 7, 2014

Sili Squeeze Review & Giveaway

The big kids love eating the squeezable yogurts & applesauces so we had let Braxton try, it turned into a giant mess, he squeezed it everywhere and none got into his actual mouth to eat.

I was sent one of the coolest products I have come across and it has been our most used product! The Sili Company sent me the Ultimate Combo Pack that includes one 4oz spill-proof Sili Squeeze + one 6oz free-flowing Sili Squeeze with Eeeze.

Braxton can now eat all the yogurt and applesauce he wants all by himself with no spills at all, he has squeezed the spill proof Sili squeeze and nothing comes out, unlike other products it truely is spill proof.

We are going camping next week and I will be packing the Sili squeeze for sure!

The 4oz spill proof sili squeeze is made for babies 6 months and up and is great for anything pureed or just applesauce & yogurts.

The 6oz free flowing sili squeeze is not spill proof and intended for kids 2 and up.



It did take him a few minutes to figure it out before anything went into his mouth, the website says with younger ones it make take a few tries to get it just like with anything else.

Your child will discover that by gumming (pinching) the nipple valve with their mouth, while simultaneously squeezing the silicone body of the Sili Squeeze, will give them the results they want-food!
For first-time Sili Squeezers, we recommend putting your little one’s favorite puree (applesauce, yogurt, berry blend etc.) inside the Sili Squeeze™ to make your child’s first experience an exciting learning process.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About That: Let’s Go on an Adventure Review & Giveaway

The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About That: Let’s Go on an Adventure

In this new release from Cat in the Hat, your child will learn about how to use a map, where salmon go to lay their eggs, the many different ways that snails use their shells, and so much more!

“It’s time to go, go, go, go on an adventure.
We’re flying with the Cat in the Hat today!
Join the Cat, Nick, and Sally as they…
• Pretend to be pirates by following a treasure map—and find some treasure of their own!
• Meet Salmon Sam—and journey with her upstream to lay eggs in the same pool where she was born!
• See how trees send seeds flying through the air, floating on water, and hitching rides on animals to avoid overcrowding!
• Play sniff and seek with Whiffy the skunk (a guy with a very special smell of his own)!
• Explore the forest of Slippity-Goo with Lewis and Clark—and learn how snails use their shells!”

You can order yours today at Amazon

Hailee has always been a big fan of Cat in the Hat, she has watched him for as long as I can remember she knows all the words to the song and loves seeing where Nick & Sally go next. She is a nature lover and loves learning new things so she loves Cat!!

Braxton was excited as soon as the DVD came he loved the picture on the box, he wasn't sure what it was but he was drawn to it.



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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

We surprised the kids with a trip to the zoo today, it was a beautiful day for it. If you are planning to go make sure you check for construction we were a little arriving then what we had planned.

When we finally got there it was not crowded at all. We got right in and took the elevator up to the zoo.

Braxton was very excited to see the flamingos first he loved them.

Braxton loved everything he saw and tried to get them. he called everything a Kitty.

All the kids had a wonderful time.

If you visit the zoo be sure to watch the Sea Lion show, they are so cute and very smart!!




I loved the polar bear, he was so cute, I'm not sure what he was doing but he "danced" for about 20 minutes, he backed up dancing into the cave then would come out and dance back in, over & over. Everyone loved it!!




The aquarium is nice to go inside & get outta the sun for a bit, lots of fun animals inside and we all loved the penguins!







How about this sweet little gorilla!!




Throughout the zoo around the exhibits they have these signs that have info & facts about the animals, very neat and I learned Elephants are pretty fast for being so big!


I'm pretty sure this guy only had one arm?







The kids loved being "turtles"



Overall we had a wonderful day and spent hours looking at all the beautiful animals.

A huge thank you to the Pittsburgh Zoo for providing my family tickets for the day, we had a wonderful time!!

If you are looking for a great way to spend time with the family head to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

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