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Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Toddler Halloween Party

So yesterday...yes actually yesterday...my son had his first ever Halloween party!  It was so much fun to plan and I think the kids had a great time! So here's a realistic, low-budget, toddler Halloween party.

Plates & forks from Target, cups & napkins from Michaels.


At the entry way there were gift bags, foam dollar store grave stones & vinyl on the floor.



The living got a little extra decor like plenty of spider webs, some hanging garland & paper fans, mini pumpkins & we had a game of pin the spider on the web.



So at the party, we decorated cookies, played pin the spider on the web, decorated mini pumpkins with foam stickers, and colored in little canvas Halloween bags.  There were 6 kids (including mine), and I think it was just the right size and by the end of the party I think everyone was best friends!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

build your library with kellogg's

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias
With school starting next week here in Arizona, we're stocking up on school supplies and that includes new books for daily reading! Kellogg's launched an awesome new campaign where you can purchase specially marked Kellogg's products in-store or online through Walmart.com and redeem codes for a free Scholastic book. 1 Kellogg's product = 1 free, full-length Scholastic book, and you can redeem up to 30 books. 
It's easier than you think, to start go to Walmart.com and look for the "Buy Now" button here to see a list of participating products and purchase online. 
I choose some delicious breakfast fuel for my son & I, Kellogg's Rice Krispies®, and Special K® Protein shakes. Added them to my cart and shipped them to my house!
After you get your Kelloggs products there are 3 ways you can upload your receipt- via text, via scanning into your computer or Kellogg's Family Reward app when you purchase Kellogg's products ONLINE between 7/21 - 9/11, just be sure to enter your codes by 3/31/16! Redeem your code for a free Scholastic book within 14 days of purchasing your product.


In order to redeem codes, you must create a Kellogg's Family Rewards account, and in a few minutes you're ready to start adding Scholastic books to your library!  Because I got 2 Kellogg's products this time, we decided we'd keep one book for ourselves and order one to donate to our local library.  You don't have to pay any extra shipping cost after choosing your book.
It only takes a few steps to get your free book, after entering your code, you'll have an option to order a book for yourself or donate a book.  Then we choose the book we wanted, entered our shipping info...

and we were done! You don't enter any payment information and you just wait excitedly for your free Scholastic book to come in the mail! So easy, right?! We're definitely buying more products to to get more books!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Favorites: Kids Books

We (okay, mostly me) picked out our top 4 favorite books right now. My son will be 4 in July and has always loved books & I've loved buying "big kid books".


But they are so expensive! Can I get an amen?! So I often do 2 different things: 1. Ask for them for him for Christmas/Birthday. 2. Find them at a thrift store. I'm always amazed at some of the books I've found there that are new or practically new!
So let's start with 2 Dr Seuss classics...
 "Oh, the Places You'll Go" has always been popular & well-quoted especially for graduations.  I love it's encouragement, but also it's message that sometime, things WON'T go our way and when they don't, we have to push through them and keep working hard.


The second is a Seuss book that's maybe a little lesser-known but equally as good. 
"Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" focuses on other character's poor circumstances to remind us that our life is pretty grand and we should never take our situations for granted, because there are others who have it harder.



Not a "classic", (yet) but we're loving "Press Here" by Herve Tullet.

My sister-in-law introduced us to this book & while it doesn't have a "message" it's so interactive and entertaining! Plenty of giggles and excitement always ensue when we read this book together.

Last but not least, is a book I consider a classic because I read it growing up as a child and I was SO excited when my son got it a few years ago and I'm even more excited that he is obsessed with it.
"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault is all about the alphabet & goes through the whole thing twice, presenting plenty of opportunity for kids to see the letters.
And our favorite part? On either side of the book is the whole alphabet and my son has loved matching his set of letters to the book! 


 Those are our TOP 4 current favorite books! There are plenty more we have in rotation, but at least on of these is always picked in our bedtime reading session.