I'm sure I'm not alone in this predicament. I let Ashlyn choose her own backpack in the summer and in a not-at-all-surprising turn of events, the $14 character backpack that was chosen has fallen to pieces already. I remembered that one of my friends had given her daughter a beautiful sparkly backpack and it was still in excellent condition, so I contacted Bixbee via Twitter to see if they would be interested in working together. Lucky for me, they said yes and a Bixbee Sparkalicious Backpack Read more [...]
I admit it: I'm in a funk. A "for the love of Pete, is this winter never going to end?" funk. We've got a great routine of classes for the girls, play dates, my college classes, cleaning, and errands and I'm just getting tired of the same old, same old. I have high hopes that the time off at March Break will allow us to break free from our routine and shake things up with some out of the ordinary activities that will help all of us to have more fun and make the best of the tundra we're still living Read more [...]
To say I'm a Type A personality would be putting things mildly. It's barely March, there is still 4 feet of snow on the ground, and I'm obsessing with our summer plans. I have a planner from a previous review that I still really enjoy, but I had chosen a 'student planner' which goes from September to June with little or no space for summer plans. I've used my home calendar to fill the gap in the past but this year off the top of my head we have day trips, travel plans, day camps, blogging, and birthdays Read more [...]
NCircle Entertainment has introduced me and my daughters to another great series! The Octonauts are a team of undersea adventurers who's motto is "Explore! Rescue! Protect!" the animals and habitats below the surface of the water.
“Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, Read more [...]
Like many Canadians, we were watching the gold medal game on Sunday morning. Ashlyn decided to get artistic and draw us a picture of it!
In case you're not sure, team Canada is red with green skates, team Sweden is yellow with red skates, and the red blob on the left is the goal with a blue-helmeted Canadian goalie with yellow skates sort of lying in front of it. I thought she did a great job! Read more [...]
We have been counting down the days until to Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! since I told the girls about it in December. To say that my daughters were excited to see their favourite Disney characters - Mickey, Minnie, and hopefully lots of princesses! - singing and skating would have been an incredible understatement.
Finally, on Saturday, February 22, the day had arrived and we were on our way to the Canadian Tire Centre. The first order of business for my girls? Decided on Read more [...]
Am I the only crazy person trying to plan out my summer when it's still the middle of winter?
While the girls are still having fun playing in the snow, I am so done with the cold and snow and amount of effort it takes to do anything! The summer programs fill up so quickly (FYI fellow Ottawa residents, the Spring/Summer recreation guide goes live on February 20 and you can start registering on March 3 at 9 pm for swimming and March 5 at 9 pm for the rest of the programs) and I don't want Read more [...]
Crafts are a daily occurrence in our house. Now that my girls are getting old enough to complete them with minimal help (or better yet, Ashlyn can help her little sister), I like to keep an eye out for fun kits that offer crafts that they can create and display with pride. The Orb Factory is a brand that I have used in the past and had great experiences with, so I was very happy to receive the Sticky Mosaics Twinkle Tiaras craft kit to review!
When I'm looking at a craft kit, the first thing Read more [...]
With the endless winter that Ottawa has been experiencing, escaping through a movie is our favourite way to spend an afternoon, especially if that movie features a tropical location. Enter Disney's The Jungle Book Diamond Edition, which came out of the vault on February 11!
Both of my daughters have seen the commercials for The Jungle Book so they were quite excited to hear that we would be receiving it. I wish I had a video of Rowan opening the package and exclaiming "Mommy, it's The Jungle Read more [...]