Saturday, August 30, 2014

Keywords like Arts

It has been years since I started blogging and I love  every  bit of it.  I learned a lot of things  and  I am glad that  even though I am a stay-at-home-mom, I am earning a little bit through blogging which is nice.  One thing  that I learned along the way is the right  way of choosing keywords in your article to be able  to gain some exposure online.  Say for instance, if your  post is about Arts, then you can  use it in your post or in your title.  I am not an expert  to blogging but I love that I can learn from it each day.
 Anyway, these photos were taken during my husband and I's 11th wedding anniversary, we did some unusual things that we have never done before like  visit shopping areas that we've never been to.  We let the kids explore  as well.  Ms. Burrito was glued to the Art  section at  one of the establishment we  visited.
She wanted to buy every book on this  display lol.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tragic Death of a Gun Instructor by a 9 Year Old

What happen to the gun  instructor was an accident.  He was killed when a 9 year old   fired an automatic gun and she   couldn't handle the recoil.  It's a sad tragedy but I still believe that   kids   need to be taught the proper handling of guns and  teach them the importance of it.   My husband taught  our daughter how to fire a small gun  when she was 7 and she  likes the fact that she can defend herself  if there is  a worse case scenario that she needs it.  I pray that nothing happens like that though. On another note, I finally   found heat guns online .  Hubby  designated me to find this kind of gun that we can use on our project downstairs.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kid's George Washington Costume

Isn't it amazing that even  kids nowadays like my son idolizes    Our First President of the United States?  George Washington is an international icon for liberation and nationalism which earned him  a lot of respect for generations and generations  even today's generation.  For that many reasons, my son was so pleased when I told him that  I got him a George Washington Halloween costume.

The costume includes a splendid blue three quarter length jacket with gold trim, a tan vest with gold button details and an attached jabot. Also included are matching pants.  I like the jabot, it makes it for a perfect  little gentleman.  I can't wait to see him wear this during the Halloween in school.    I still have to buy him the head piece to complete the look.  Here are some photos of him when I let him try it on.
I told him to crack a little smile and he told me that President needs to be serious (lol).  I said, okay, young man but you are not the president then he  told me again "You never know Mom".  
The conversation made me laugh so then he started giggling to lol.
He tried to hold his laugh but..
....he couldn't, lol.  
So we truly had fun during this  photo shoot and most especially, he was inspired by George Washington.  
Overall, I would recommend this  costume to parent's out there.  It is made in the USA (which is a plus) so it is of high quality.  It cost $54.97 and it is available in sizes medium and large.  My son is wearing a medium size.  You can find  some of the Founding Fathers costume  by visiting any of the links.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Nova Natural – Toys That Will Stimulate Your Child’s Imagination

Childhood is a magical and fleeting time; help your child or children make the most of it by giving them easy access to a toys and activities that will stimulate their imagination. Imaginative play encourages creative-thinking skills that will benefit children in school and throughout their lives. Whether you have a gift-giving occasion coming up, such as Christmas or a child’s birthday, or simply want to surprise your little one, these options are sure to delight them and lead to hours of enjoyment.

Knitting Kit

Few things are as rewarding to a child as proudly displaying something that they’ve made themselves. Craft kits are a wonderful way to give your kids the tools and the instruction they need to create. Giving your child a knitting kit will teach them a skill that they can enjoy for their entire lives. From socks to blankets to sweaters, your child’s creations will evolve as their skills improve.

Origami Kit

Children will be amazed to discover what they can create with just a sheet of paper! There are all kinds of origami kits available, but for a fun twist consider an Origami Ships Book. This kit teaches kids to make origami boats. The paper is waterproof, so kids can actually play with their boats in water. Check out Nova Natural for more information on this and other craft sets such as its butterfly origami kit.

Paper Dolls Kit

Like origami, paper is the creative medium for paper-doll making. Just add scissors, instruction, and creativity and your child will be able to create her own dolls.

Henna Kit

Introduce your children to the ancient art of henna drawing. A precursor to tattoos, henna is all-natural and washes off easily. A henna kit is a fun way to let your children’s creativity soar.

Cloppity Horseshoes

Imagine the fun your child will have galloping around your yard wearing authentic horseshoes on his feet! Children hold the horseshoes in place with jute handles.

Play Kitchens

What will your child cook up in his very own kitchen? Play kitchens are available in all sizes and shapes and range from inexpensive plastic models to solid keepsake wooden kitchens suitable to hand down from generation to generation. Stock the kitchen with realistic-looking dishes and faux foods, hand your child and apron and a chef hat, and watch the magic of creative play unfold before your eyes.

Musical Instruments

There’s an instrument suitable for every age and every stage in your child’s life. From jingle bells, drums, clave sticks, and glockenspiels that even a toddler can manage to children’s guitars, harps, and pentatonic lyres, the gift of music is one that will last a lifetime. When you encourage a love of music early on, your children are more likely to excel at piano, guitar, or violin lessons when they’re older.
Art Supplies

Inside every child there’s a budding artist waiting to come out. Presented a child with an assortment of crayons, markers, colored pencils, paints and brushes, sidewalk chalk, and paper and watch his eyes light up.

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world, it’s refreshing to see children playing and creating. When you encourage these wholesome pursuits, you’re helping to create happy, well-rounded children.

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of School for SY 2014-2015

Today is the first day of school. I am glad that my husband is off because the kids always look forward for both of us to send them off. Since it is the first day, they are allowed free dress today. Uniforms will be worn starting tomorrow.  The funny thing was, hubby and I set our alarm clock to 6:30 but the kids woke up at 6 am lol. They are so excited to go back to school! I am sure that this excitement will start to wear  out  as son as the  homework pours in.
Our second grader is ready to rock.   I can't believe my little boy is growing up to fast!
I see some changes with our daughter in the past couple of months.  She is becoming more conscious of how she  looks now.  She fixes her own hair now which I am thankful because  she doesn't like it when I do it.  According to her, it hurts but I don't let her go anywhere with a messy hair so it is a relief for both of us now that she  knows how to do her hair.
Our fourth grader is still the littlest among the class but she think she's big already. It makes me sad to see my babies grow up so fast. I feel like they are  slipping off my hands.   Few days ago, I was very calm and said "Glad I don't have anxiety anymore in sending them to school" but last night, I felt this  funny feeling again of  making me want to cry and that's because they are going back to school. I thought I passed that stage already but obviously not lol.

I hope that they both do good this year in their classes and I pray that every  student will be safe from any harm. May God bless them and the teachers too!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Personalized Lunchboxes

I did not tell my  kids that I got them a new  lunch boxes so when the package arrived, I asked them to open it up.  They were very happy and excited to see that they have new lunch boxes this year.  Adding to the  excitement is the fact that  the lunchboxes has their  names on it, yay!  Thanks to "I See Me!" for these beautiful personalized lunchboxes!

I received two lunchboxes to review but I will write about  my son's lunchbox at my food blog.  I really love the way this looks, I love the butterfly design and I love the fact that there's not only one name but in three different  sides.  
My daughter was grinning from ear to ear when she saw hers because she love butterflies!  I can't wait to start making their lunches again on the days that they don't like what the school is serving on particular days.  I would rather  prepare their food everyday than pay $2.50 per meal but sometimes, they want to eat the same food with other kids  in school so I let them choose what  menu they like.
Reading is part of   the activities that I set for my  kids when they got off from school and so I entered to the "Summer Reading Sweepstakes" sweepstakes that I See Me is sponsoring! My kids would be so thrilled if  I get to  win the Grand prize which is a a $250 Visa Gift Card and 5 Personalized Books!  I am keeping my fingers crossed! Aside the from the grand prize, they are also giving a personalized coloring book to  25 Runners Up.  So make sure to enter the sweepstakes before it ends on 8/31. You can enter here.

What other  cool stuff does I See Me  has to offer for Back To School?  Well, not only they offer  personalized lunchboxes but they also has puzzles, coloring books, placemats,  stickers and growth charts! They have something for everyone for  every occasion!  Their products would really make great gifts that I am sure every child would surely love to have.  If you are like me who has  kids  that love personalized stuff like these,  like and follow I See Me on their  social network  such as FacebookTwitter,  Pinterest, and  Instagram.  
Below are some  fun photos  of my daughter  pretending to go to school on the first day.  That's actually the dress she plan on wearing on Monday lol.
Thank you very much I See Me!!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Fun Surprise and a Great Book for Kids

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