Oct 302014
 

I have received this product from MGA as part of their toy tester program. All thoughts and words are my own.

Let me state the obvious for just a moment: kids grow really fast.  I was swapping out the summer shoes for our fall and winter ones today and I noticed how much bigger Bubbles’ shoes are this year versus the size they were last year at this time.  She’s growing so fast!

Little Tikes Trike: 4-in-1 Sports Edition

It always makes me a little sad when I change out the seasons or upgrade the size of our kid gear.  Not just because it marks the passage of time – though that does make me sniffle some – but because most of what we clean out still has a lot of life left to it. Continue reading »

Sep 152014
 

If you were to look at the apps on my phone, in addition to all the social media apps (and the requisite farming games), you’d also find quite a few preschooler apps.  She thinks they’re fun, and I love that she’s learning while playing them.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what a habitat or all the planets when I was 3; score one for technology.

11 Fun and Educational Apps for Kids from ABCMouse.com

ABCMouse.com has quite a few educational apps for kids available.  Here are five that you might like. Continue reading »

Jun 262014
 

Back before Christmas I shared a really fun playset from Pinypon. The Ski Lodge and Snow Car were perfect for the winter months, letting Bubbles have some pretend snow play to match the season, especially on the days it was too cold to actually go out in the snow. Long after the weather has turned warm, she’s still played with it consistently.

Pinypon Aquapark Adventures Playset

We have been so pleased with all our products from Famosa that when they asked if we’d like to try the Pinypon Aquapark Adventures set, I definitely said yes. The quality and attention to detail that they pay with their products always makes them a home run. Continue reading »

Apr 212014
 

Recently we received a copy of the new My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: A Dash of Awesome DVD.  Bubbles discovered the show on TV not too long ago and really seemed to enjoy it, so it was good timing for us to share our thoughts with you on it.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash of Awesome is a compilation of episodes all about Rainbow Dash.  Rainbow Dash is actually one of the ponies I remember from when I was growing up, and I always enjoyed her spunk and enthusiasm, so this was a fun DVD for us to watch.  We were pleasantly surprised at how much content there was, too, as the DVD was a full 120 minutes.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: A Dash of Awesome

My favorite episode on the DVD was “May The Best Pet Win!”  Rainbow Dash is trying to choose the best pet for her and there are a lot that would like the job.  She tends to think that her pet needs to be special, fast, and better than anyone else.  So she sets up a competition to pick the winner, but learns a little something about what makes a good companion along the way. Continue reading »

Mar 312014
 

I love to watch Bubbles’ creativeness grow as she does.  Her playtime has gotten more complex, as have her building skills.  It’s fun to see the structures she puts together, and then to see the stories she creates around them.

Mega Bloks American Builders Jeep Off-Road Adventures Set #AmericanBuilders

Blocks are some of her favorite, and we spend a lot of time building with them.  So when we recently had the opportunity to review the new Mega Bloks American Builders Jeep Off-Road Adventure set, I was excited to see what she would think about it.  Blocks plus trucks would equal lots of fun for her, I was sure. Continue reading »