A Maplelea Girls doll first entered our home at Christmas, when Saila was received as a very special gift. I was hopeful that Ashlyn would like her, and I'm so happy to report that it was love at first sight! Of course, half the fun of having a doll are the accessories that you can use with her, and all of the Maplelea Girls have special clothing and accessories that delve into their specific lives and interests. Ashlyn has been asking for Saila's dogs, Nukilik and Nanuq, ever since she saw Read more [...]
PBS Kids has recently released "Super WHY: Cinderella and other fairytale adventures" on DVD, and my daughters were more than happy to review the copy that we were sent. Super WHY is a series that we have enjoyed in our home for years because the girls think it's fun to watch (it is) and I love how they use Word Power, Spelling Power and Alphabet Power to engage children while teaching them. There are 5 episodes included on the DVD:
“Cinderella: The Prince’s Side of the Story” Red and Read more [...]
I think that all parents can relate to this confession: I steer my daughters towards television shows and movies that I like to watch too, or at least can tolerate in the background. If a character is whiny, rude or sings a really catchy but annoying song, I will do my best to squash that interest. The girls had seen a few episodes of Doozers on television and we all enjoyed it, but it was a tricky show to catch and often our PVR would miss the beginning or ending of the short episodes. I was quite Read more [...]
It's been about a year since I taught myself to crochet and quite a while since I've posted pictures of my projects. I've been keeping a pretty steady pace and wanted to share!
I had to remake Rowan's hat that I linked to above because she grew and it didn't fit anymore. This picture was taken in January - I really hope it still fits her this fall! I'm pretty sure that I used this shells baby hat with earflaps pattern but I made a different flower.
I made Ashlyn a doll blanket using the Moogly Read more [...]
"Mommy, can you take a picture or a video of me?" I hear that question almost every time we go to the park or play in the backyard. I'm glad that my daughters are excited about their new skills, but I don't always have my camera (or phone) on me to do it, and even if I do, they can't access the files on my laptop anyways! The Kidizoom® Action Cam by VTech® lets kids not only take pictures and videos, but it comes with a waterproof case AND accessories to mount it on a bike or skateboard.
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