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This past Sunday we took the girls to Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. We have taken our girls to many Disney On Ice events and they never disappoint, but this year was especially magical because all four girls were at an age that they truly enjoyed every minute of the performance. These three were absolutely zoned out absorbing every minute while Willow was singing and dancing in the aisle. Check out this brief description of what we experienced at the show… Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! … …..
Christmas is less than a week away. I was fairly certain I had all of my shopping done until I heard my four year old say “I really hope Santa brings me new running shoes like I asked for.” And so I will be heading back out into the madness to pick her up a cute pair of sneakers because mama forgot that was indeed one of the few things she had specifically requested. If you are in need of some last minute gift ideas for little ones I simply can not say enough good things about Green Toys. Over … …..
Growing up my mom made it a point that we would eat dinner together every night as a family. It was the perfect opportunity to share how our day had went and to simply enjoy each others company. When Dustin and I purchased our first home we settled on a small bungalow and when I say small I truly mean it. After Alleigh was born we basically outgrew it, but because of the real estate market are still living here after four children. A few months ago we decided that our youngest was old enough to move upstairs with her … …..
We absolutely love family game night and have quite the selection of board and card games, but I am still always on the look out for new games to spice things up. This is always the time of year I’m looking for a new game geared towards adults because on New Years Eve we have a large family gathering where we play games until the ball drops. This year I have found the game that is bound to have everyone in fits of laughter – Mouthguard Challenge. I’m sure everyone has seen the viral YouTube videos of people putting cheek … …..
I love exploring nature. Hiking and experiencing our earth’s beauty is one of my most favorite activities. As a mom of four I don’t have the opportunity to do that as much as I would like, but even so my everyday life with four girls is definitely an adventure. Whether I’m hiking along a cliff’s edge or chasing my toddler across the playground one thing is certain – I want to dress for comfort, but still look stylish while doing so. And since I love and respect our earth and want my great great great grandchildren to enjoy it as … …..
Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I am slowly beginning to check names off of my list. When it comes to gift giving I like to put a lot of thought into what I choose for each of my children. There is one company that I can always depend on for high quality toys that provide hours of open ended play for my little ones. That encourages my children to use the most powerful thing they will ever play with – their imagination. Toys that don’t require batteries. That are made with wood from sustainable forests and decorated with water … …..
Christmas will be here before we know it and I admit that I have been starting to panic a bit. I have literally only purchased 3 gifts so far and don’t have a clue what my two oldest daughters are hoping Santa brings. Even though I really want to decorate the house I am secretly cringing a bit inside because this year there is a two year old roaming the house – not to mention the cat. But there is one thing that I have officially checked off my holiday to-do list thanks to Portrait Innovations. Just last week I … …..
Every year it seems like we need to do a big toy sweep in the weeks leading up to Christmas to make room for the new toys that will brought home after holidays with the family. While there is a place and time for the exciting new electronic toys and building sets with billions of tiny pieces, there’s a special spot in my heart for the simple, imaginative toys that have very few parts and can last for years. This holiday season, Manhattan Toy (whom we LOVE!) has created a special line of open-ended play toys for parents just like … …..
Since our sweet 4-month-old boy is our last baby, we’re trying to soak in and savor every new milestone, skill, and smile he throws our way. I think I could never tire of watching him learn his current skill of grabbing items of interest and inspecting them. I love seeing his chubby little fingers grasping new objects and turning them over and around, with smiles and looks of awe. Throughout this stage of discovery, toys that pique his interest and encourage exploration are important to keep around. The Manhattan Toy Company is one company that I know I can rely … …..
I never imagined when we first discussed having a big family that it would be a family of four boys. Of course I now couldn’t imagine life any other way, but oh my, the adventures these boys can dream up and get into! They seem to love any toy that they can pretend play with, but the more bells, whistles, and gadgets to explore, the better the toy fits them. We love VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels line, and we recently had the opportunity to try out the new Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Treasure Mountain Train Adventure™, and it certainly … …..