You may remember seeing my post about Tekno Newborns last Christmas, when I reviewed them before hiding them away until Christmas. Well, it's been 8 months and while they are not the most popular toy in the toy room, they are still enjoyed and played with enough to make keeping them worthwhile (parents, I know you understand what I mean).
Check out this old Time Magazine cover! There have been quite a few changes since the first Tekno robotic puppy was launched way back in 1999, and they continue Read more [...]
Are you familiar with Squinkies? They are the latest little collectible toy and their new Squinkies 'do Drops collector packs come with head gear to dress up your Squinkie in all kinds of different looks! My daughters, like their friends, love having tiny toys to collect, play with and trade and having accessories for these toys just adds to the fun.
The Squinkies are all kinds of different animals, food, objects and characters (like mermaids and fairies) and each set come with hidden Squinkies Read more [...]
Playmobil 1.2.3 Fun in the Sun has everything you need to create the perfect summer adventure!
Enjoy the summer with PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Fun in the Sun. Take a plane ride up into the clouds, before heading back to earth for a leisurely boat excursion. Relax on the beach and lounge under the bright yellow umbrella. Set includes two adult figures, one child figure, plane with spinning propeller, floating boat, beach umbrella, and bright orange floating fish.
This is our first experience with Read more [...]
A few years ago, I bought a waterproof, shockproof camera to keep in my purse for when I was out and about with my daughters. At the time, I didn't have a cell phone that took very good pictures and I didn't want to haul my DSL to the park with me. I bought this Canon PowerShot D20 from Costco and I've used and abused it ever since. It brings me great peace of mind to know that my camera won't be ruined by a water bottle leak or a little helper who loses her grip when taking a picture.
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We all know how important it is to keep the learning going during the school-free summer months. Sneak a little bonus lesson in reading, spelling or math into your day with one of PBS Kids latest releases!
"Odd Squad: The O Games" - Join the agents of Odd Squad for a competition featuring crazy math challenges where the winner gets to be Ms. O for a day and run Odd Squad! Agent Otto is chosen to compete, but so is the villain Odd Todd, Agent Olive’s former partner. Will Odd Todd eliminate Read more [...]
I have loved the look of watches with a wooden face for quite a while, but the $200+ price tag always held me back. Timber Watches cuts out the middle man by selling their watches directly from their website, which keeps the prices well under $100! I contacted them after finding them through their @Timberwatches Instagram page and was happy to find out that they use eco-friendly wood and leather from around the world in their designs. With Father's Day in mind, I was sent the Churchill model for Read more [...]
There so many special events happening in Ottawa right now! Here are a few ideas on where to go and what to do the weekend of June 26-28, 2016.
Don't feel like cooking dinner at the end of the week? Me either! We're hitting up Ribfest on Sparks Street for dinner tonight. Check out the hashtag #ottawaribfest on various social media sites and be prepared to drool. Ribfest started on Wednesday and is open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.
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Way back when we first moved to Ottawa in 2010, we noticed a pirate ship when we were visiting Mooney's Bay one day. Every time we drive past that area, the girls look to see who can spot the pirate ship first! On Father's Day, Pirate Adventures welcomed my family and many others on board and we got to experience it all first hand. To say we had a blast would be an understatement!
We were supposed to go on June 11 but the rain caused a cancellation. We were emailed of the cancellation with Read more [...]
Can you believe that it's been 13 years since "Finding Nemo" was released? I always hoped that there would be a sequel and it's finally happened. We saw an advanced screening of Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory" on June 15th and it was by far our family's favourite movie that we've seen together at the theatre in quite some time. We laughed, some of us cried, and both of my daughters have asked to see it again! Here's a little plot summary for "Finding Dory"
Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” Read more [...]
NCircle Entertainment is happy to introduce you to some new friends in Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes! Join Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need, who teaches everyone about a new and important cause.
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