Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Calliou Helps Out DVD Review & more from PBS Kids

Braxton is my little learner, he loves watching shows that teach him lots of things. We were walking through Walmart the other day and he saw a dino he say "hi TRex", sure enough was right it was a TRex, he is only 2 so thats pretty smart. I can thank Dinosaur Train for that.

PBS kids sent him a few movies to review.

We received Calliou Helps Out, Daniel Tigers Big Brother Daniel, & Dinosaur Train Explore Outdoors & I Love Trains.

He has been watching I Love Trains alot. It is definitely his favorite.

“CAILLOU HELPS OUT” came on DVD June 16, 2015. The run time is approximately 60 minutes and the DVD SRP is $12.99.

Caillou loves to help out! From helping his dad make pizza to learning the importance of tidying up the classroom, Caillou realizes that lending a hand and working together makes everything easier and more fun! Caillou Helps Out DVD features 7 inspiring stories including Emma s Extra Snack where Caillou learns that while his friend Emma has diabetes, it doesn t stop her from participating in all her favorite activities!
Right now Braxton is more into animal cartoons so he wasnt as interested in Caillou right now but Caillou has always been a favorite of my 9 yr old when she was younger, she loved him.

Dinosaur Train I love Trains contains 8 episodes.The run time is 100 minutes, lots of time to learn about everything dinosaurs while Mommy gets some housework done!
Ride the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and his family through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic time periods to meet new friends, sing songs, and see the amazing new Rocket Train!
Episodes include... 
Junior Conductor Jamboree
Rocket Train
Erma Eoraptor
Troodon Train
Rocket Train 2
Rocket Train 3
Train Trouble 
Ned the Quadruped

This is Braxtons favorite, he loves learning new songs to sing along with the dinosaur gang! 

Dinosaur Train: Explore Outdoors!” DVD, became available April 21, 2015, features eight dino-mite adventures.
Buddy and his siblings Tiny, Shiny, and Don, love heading into the great prehistoric outdoors for fun and adventure! They plant sycamore trees with their grandparents and learn how clouds are formed from Mr. Conductor. They find unique birds to study and sketch on the Dinosaur Train and discover the beauty of stalactites and stalagmites that have formed deep inside a cave.
“Tiny’s Fishing Friend”
“Best-Ever Babysitter”

 “Plant a Tree”
“ Cloudy with a Chance of Fun”
“One Big Frog”
“ Caving with Vlad”

Braxton enjoys the birds in this DVD he is into birds at the moment! he loves the outdoors so learning about it is great! he is my outdoorsy baby. I love that he can learn about stalactites and stalagmites. I always loved learning about them when I was younger.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Big Brother Daniel Runtime of 100 minutes.
Four-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers directly into his world, giving them a kid's eye view of his life and making them feel like one of his neighbors. Episodes include: The Tiger Family Grows; Daniel Learns About Being a Big Brother; The Baby is Here; Time for Daniel; There's Time for Daniel, and Margaret Too; Playtime is Different; and The Playground is Different with Baby.
This DVD is my first experience with Daniel Tiger. I grew up watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and is such a cute idea that Daniel Tiger is from the same neighborhood and the characters are family of the Mr Rogers show.

Braxton loved watching it, and seeing a baby, he just loves babies. I wish this DVD would have been around when he became the baby brother. Daniel learns that just because his parents had Margaret doesn't mean he will be treated any different.

This is a wonderful show for young kids. We will be packing our new DVDs for our trip this weekend for him to watch on the way there.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

GoGo Squeeze Review

Braxton is a very picky eater, I mean very. He goes lots of days during a week eating hardly anything. One thing I have gotten him to eat is GoGo Squeeze. He really loves apples but can't eat them due to them messing up his stomach so the next best thing is applesauce.

We were sent a few different kinds of GoGo Squeeze for him to try out. His favorite just so happens to be a healthier one. He gets his fruits & veggies in one little pouch! He just love the Greatfull Grape.

Goodness inside:
Sweet potato
Grape puree concentrate
Apple juice concentrate
Lemon juice concentrate

He loves them all but Greatfull Grape is his favorite, we have bought multiple packs of them since our review pack.

Each GoGo Squeeze is resealable with a cap that a small child can not choke on! The pouches contain 3/4 of a serving of fruit.

I love that the applesauce can be thrown in a bag for on the go. We have a trip coming up this weekend and I have my GoGo Squeeze already packed for Braxton! At least I know I have one thing on hand if he wont eat anything while we are out!.

There are over 10 flavors to choose from as well as organic!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

There's One More Way to Stay Cool at The Beach Waterpark!

Just in time for a review in two weeks. We can't wait to visit The Beach Waterpark! Check back at the end of June for our review!

— There's One More Way to Stay Cool at The Beach Waterpark! —
The Riptide Racer Opens For Thrills Soon
Mason, OH – June 11, 2015 – Mason, Ohio’s premier summer entertainment venue, The Beach Waterpark, has an exciting new addition to its lineup of attractions.  Our new mat slide, The Riptide Racer, will open on Friday, June 12th.  The Riptide Racer is 285 feet long and can accommodate 900 riders per hour! Riders will race down head first at speeds of 30 MPH as 560 gallons of water per minute are pumped to help maximize speed!

About The Beach Waterpark
The Beach Waterpark is one of two Adventure Landing waterparks.  It is located at 2590 Waterpark Drive in Mason, Ohio.  The entertainment park offers a combination of family fun attractions including waterpark, video games, go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf courses, batting cages, birthday parties, corporate team building, and group events.  For more details, please call 513-398-7946 or visit one of our websites,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Threadrock I Love Dad Tee Review & Giveaway

Father's Day is coming up quickly. With it coming up we were offered a review for a I Love Dad tee from Threadrock.

I love this shirt, it fits him perfect. I choose a 3t and it fits true to size. Her really loves his daddy, he will be wearing this shirt on Father's Day as well as an everyday shirt. It pairs great with his red shorts but he decided to wear it all day with no pants lol.

This shirt comes in so many colors and styles, so its perfect for all ages & boys or girls.

Threadrock carries hoodies for toddlers & youth as well as fitted tees, long sleeved, infants, & more. The prices are very reasonable as well!

They have so many fun shirts to choose from, I'd love to get Hailee the handstand shirt.

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The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Dragon and the Rabbit clothing review

Braxton is always dressed in his country boy clothes, I came across the Dragon and the Rabbit and found an adorable outfit I wanted to see him in. I was sent the Pirate Short Sleeve Shirt to pair with red Cargo Shorts.

He looks so different in them that what he usually wear but looks absolutely adorable. We go to the medieval faire every year and they have a pirate weekend, this is going to be the perfect outfit for him to wear.

They are to be purchased separately so can be worn together or apart.

He loves the pockets on the shorts he can put his "monies" in.

The shorts are not your average cargo shorts they are all cotton and very comfy. He can run & jump and be the crazy rambunctious boy he is.The shirt is also cotton and just as comfy. I ordered him a 3t shirt and 2t shorts and they fit him perfect. They run very true to size.

They are a little pricier than I would usually spend but they are very adorable & worth the price. They do donate a portion to International Children’s Heart Foundation.

The Dragon and the Rabbit doesnt just carry boys clothes they carry little girls as well. They have lots of styles of clothing to choose from, dresses, shorts, coats, polos, pants & more. My only complaint is I wish they had bigger sizes.

This dress is adorable but to small for Hailee. Would go great with her cowgirl boots for school.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Dance Recital

Hailee had her recital on Saturday and is officially done with dance. Now to focus fully on cheer.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cheerleading is a great sport

I found a great article on 5 Minutes for Mom about 5 Reasons Why Cheerleading is a Great Sport for Kids.

Cheerleading builds self esteem

It sure does, my daughter had no self esteem at all before she cheered, she believed she could never do anything.

Cheerleading is incredible exercise and increases flexibility, balance, endurance, and more.

Hailee has been working her but off to increase her flexibilty, she has been much more active and can do things she never thought she could do.

Cheerleading is FUN

She absolutely loves Cheer, she has so much fun and really enjoys herself at practice as well as competitions.

This is her 5th year cheering and 3rd year on a competitive team.

She is trying to master a front walkover at the moment and is so close in just the short time she has been taught. She is very excited to see what else she can do when she puts her mind to it!