Showing posts with label fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fun. Show all posts

July 13, 2013

The Adventures of My Pirate and Princess

My daughter and son enjoy pretend-play, so they were super excited when we made this Spy Scope and Wand. 
There is a story to go along these two pirate and princess accessories... Once a upon a time Princess Sister lost all her jewellery except for her magical wand that gives directions. The good Pirate Brother helped his sister look for the lost jewellery using his Spy Scope. 

July 12, 2013

Lots of Fun We Had a Around the Theme of Despicable Me

Since Despicable Me 2 started playing in the theatres July 3rd, it has been about minions and Gru in our home. We enjoy playing Operation and Monopoly Hasbro board games with the Despicable Me theme. We went to Home Depot and my children enjoyed making the cute Lucy's car, while wearing the minion hard hat, a badge/pin and apron. 

Summer Digital Reads for Children

Dr. Seuss's classic The Butter Battle Book tells the tale of the Yooks and the Zooks who are in a long-running feud. The Yooks eat their bread with the butter side up, while the Zooks eat their bread with the butter side down. The two groups do not see eye to eye, so they develop more and more elaborate weaponry to outdo each other.

July 11, 2013

Making Our Own Pencil and Pen Holders

I love doing crafts with my kids, but sometimes technology can get in the way of having fun and doing our crafts. So I have signed the Michaels unplugged summer pact and made a promise to create time for what's important by taking a couple of hours a day to do crafts with my children. 
We are looking forward to participate in the Michaels Passport to Imagination 7-week summer craft program, whenever we get a chance to go to the store. To start off, we made these pencil and pen holders using recyclable material.  

July 10, 2013

Our Summer Getaway With Santa and Your Chance to Win 4 tickets to Visit Santa

Santa's Village built in 1955 is the oldest and largest family entertainment park located in Bracebridge, Muskoka. They offer lots of fun adventures for the whole family, so we can easily spend a day or two :) enjoying the activities they offer at the park. The cheery, scenic atmosphere will for sure put a smile on our face and allow us to make wonderful memories. 
We got to enjoy the park in rain and shine :) If it rains when you are there and you don't want to stick around then they will give you a free pass to use the next day.

July 6, 2013

Rolling Down A Hill Inside Aqua OGO At Horseshoe Resort

OGO is a thrilling, adventurous, soaking-wet water ride that will be enjoyed by everyone. It is a ball filled with water into which we can go inside and roll down a hill. Horseshoe Resort is the only place in Canada that we can experience the fun of OGO, which is made and designed in New Zealand. 
We can ride the Aqua OGO with a maximum of 3 riders at one time and up to three times per pass. The hill we go tubing in the winter at Horseshoe Resort is transformed into an area that we can roll down the OGO in the summer. 

July 5, 2013

Our Trip To Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

butterfly at cambridge butterfly conservatory
Butterfly at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
We took a road trip to Cambridge, Ontario and St. Jacobs Country in the 5 passenger Buick Encore. We like the unique features of the Luxury Crossover SUV such as the rear vision camera, rain sense wipers, and memory leather seats.

July 4, 2013

Summer Adventure At Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort isn't only fun in the winter, but also in the summer. We spent a fun filled day at Horseshoe Resort Adventure Park by rolling down the hill inside their water filled OGO, climbing rocks, golfing, running through the maze and more. It is a fabulous place to do family friendly activities that promote learning and discovery.

July 3, 2013

We Had A Sea Of Fun Watching A Turtle’s Tale 2 As Sammy Escapes From Paradise

We had a wonderful party to watch A Turtle’s Tale 2 – Sammy Escapes From Paradise with a few friends and family in celebration of its release on July 9th. While enjoying this funny, adventurous family entertainer I served sautéed potatoes, mini chicken pizza, fresh strawberries, popcorn, almond covered chocolates and cupcakes. 

July 1, 2013

Helpful Tips When Planning A Vacation

This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.
Planning our dream vacation is lots of fun, especially if money is not an issue :) There is a list of wonderful places in the world I want to see. Narrowing down our options is not an easy task. However, narrowing it down makes it easy to plan our dream vacation.

June 25, 2013

Win 1 of 5 Tickets for a Family of 4 to Spend a Fun Filled Day at Safari Niagara

Safari Niagara in Stevensville, Ontario is a wonderful attraction to spend a day with family and friends. We had a fun filled, adventurous day enjoying the attractions at Safari Niagara. Since our visit last summer, the attraction has changed quite a lot and I was very impressed that people’s opinions were considered and they have made it more fun and enjoyable for everyone. Now the admission tickets cover all the fun at the park, and parking is free. 

June 10, 2013

Movie Reviews: Lilo & Stitch and The Emperor's New Groove

The whole family will enjoy watching the Walt Disney Lilo & Stitch and The Emperor's New Groove 2 movie collections on blu-ray, which is available from June 11th.
The 3-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes both feature films on a single Blu-ray disc plus DVDs for each of the films. “The Emperor’s New Groove” and “Kronk’s New Groove”.  My children enjoyed getting into the groove with both of these funny animated comedies.

June 7, 2013

Exploring the Harbourfront on the Mariposa Cruise

Mariposa Cruises gives us a wonderful opportunity to explore the Toronto Harbourfront. People of all ages will enjoy sightseeing, while cruising on the calm waters of Toronto's inner harbour. Mariposa Cruises is a wonderful way to relax, enjoy the cool breeze, and see the famous Toronto skyline.

May 29, 2013

Watching The Skies As It Is Almost Time For Us To Fly

My husband is a space enthusiast and love talking about stars, space shuttles, airplanes, and even about aliens (star wars) :) His enthusiasm towards these have obviously rubbed off to our children, so they were excited to watch flights landing and taking off for a long time.

Check out this video we took of the Airbus A380 Super Jumbo landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport. We will be travelling in this big bird soon :)

May 24, 2013

Win a copy of My Neighbor Totoro in celebration of its 25th Anniversary Edition

My family and I enjoy beautiful, magical animations from Japan such as Arrietty and other Japanese movies. We really enjoyed watching this Studio Ghibli title My Neighbor Totoro, which was recently released on Blu-ray by Disney.
Here is the trailer to this fun family movie.

May 12, 2013

Edible tea party invitation from my children using their easy-bake oven

My daughter and son like pretend playing, and occasionally invite my husband and I to their pretend tea parties since they were little. When we join them, they get very excited.
For the first time during one of their tea parties, my husband and I were treated with milk and edible cookies my children made using their easy-bake oven. We enjoyed this party very much and loved how both our children were excited to make something special for us in their own little oven.

May 7, 2013

My Children's Fondness for Geronimo Stilton

My children are very fond of Geronimo Stilton. I introduced the fun stories of Geronimo Stilton to my children through the comic collection by papercutz. Both my children enjoy listening to and looking through the colourful images of these graphic novels, which allow them to imagine the story more easily. 

April 2, 2013

3D animated TIFF Kids Opening Night Film: The Legend of Sarila (La légende de Sarila)

The Legend of Sarila (La légende de Sarila) by Nancy Florence Savard is an 82 minutes Canadian film inspired by various Inuit legends that explore the themes of friendship, hope, perseverance and self acceptance. This animated 3D movie is wonderful to watch for anyone over 8 years. The movie shows that life can be harsh and challenging for people who live on the Arctic tundra and how important the animals in the tundra are for their survival.

April 1, 2013

Cookies to celebrate spring

cookies for spring
We made these cookies to celebrate the arrival of spring. These soft, delicious cookies would be wonderful to take on our upcoming trips to the park.
These cookies are also easy enough for little ones to help make and give as gifts to grandma, mom and loved ones. Adding Callebaut Crispearls* to the cookies give it a slight crunch and adds colour. Callebaut Crispearls* are tiny toasted biscuit kernel coated with chocolate.

March 29, 2013

Our Memorable Fisher-Price Favourites and an Exclusive offer for you

I have always been a fan of Fisher-Price products, as I like how they design their toys with a learning aspect.  Their products playfully engage our children's curious minds, bodies, and personalities.  Ever since my children were born, I have always bought meaningful toys that help them as they grow up.  We know that children learn best as they play and have fun.

It is easy for us to choose Fisher-Price products as gifts for children since the products in their site are separated by baby-gear, walking, learning or discovering.  The toys are also separated by age categories such as 0 months+, 6 months+, 9 months+ and 12 months +. I feel good giving and buying reliable quality products, as I know from experience that the products stay in good shape even after everything my children have put them through. The Fisher-Price toys and gears that my children used were in such good condition that I have gladly passed it onto a family member that could use it.