Nov 072014

I received some of the Brilliance Award Winners mentioned in order to facilitate my post. All words and opinions are my own.

I’ve been visiting Brilliant Sky Toys & Books for awhile now.  Our local store has such an amazing selection plus the opportunity to play hands-on with a number of different toys.  Bubbles would move in, I think, if they’d let her; she asks to visit any time we’re even remotely in the area.

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books of Louisville

Every year for the past five years, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books has gone through the thousands of toys and books sold through their 17 locations around the country and selected their favorites.  These favorites are known as the Brilliance Award winners and they are chosen based on quality, the value of open-ended play, and the simple beauty of a child’s fascination and delight.  This year they’ve selected 10 pretty amazing offerings, and they are the following: Continue reading »

Oct 192014

Sometimes, really funny things come out of my daughter’s mouth.  Not that, based on the serious look on her face, she intends them to be funny.  She just can’t help but make me giggle.

The other day she comes sauntering into the bedroom while I was folding laundry.  One little balled-up fist went to each hip and she struck a “power pose”.  “Hey Mama, look.  I’m a Super Hero Butterfly.”

Super Me Backpack Transforms Kids Into a Super Hero

And, indeed, she was.  She had on the butterfly mask that I wore last Halloween, plus her Super Me Bubblicious Cape backpack on.  She proceeded to show me some of her super powers which included running really fast; I was disappointed that speed-folding laundry isn’t something a Butterfly Super Hero can do. Continue reading »