Saturday, September 28, 2013

Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate!

Only one week to go guys!  Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! is coming to Time Warner Cable Area October 2nd-October 6th. You can buy your tickets by clicking here.

My kids are SOOO excited!  There have been bunches of TV spots and radio ads running lately.  Every time one is on V asks to go to Disney World.  lol.  Are you going to see, or have you seen Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! 

I have heard some amazing things about the show!  My friend went a few weeks ago and said it was amazing and a night she won't forget!  

I thought I would throw out some Disney trivia for you, just to get all those going excited!


Celebrations



  1. What is the Mad Hatter celebrating at his tea party?

Answer: Un-birthday



  1. How many un-birthdays does a person have?

Answer: 364



  1. What does the slip of paper in the Mad Hatter’s hat read?  

Answer: It reads “10/6.”

    1. Bonus: What does it mean?

Answer: 10/6 stands for 10 shillings and 6 pence. Probably referring to the cost of the hat.

Destinations



  1. In Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, where does Lilo live?

Answer: Hawaii, island of Kaua’i



5.      In Hawaii, what word is used for both hello and goodbye?

Answer: Aloha



  1. What is the Hawaiian word for a fun party with lots of food and usually a BBQ?

Answer: A luau



Disney Villains



  1. What movie is Jafar a villain in?

Answer: Aladdin



  1. This Disney Villain has a magical mirror and wants to be the fairest one of all.

Answer: The Evil Queen in Snow White



  1. What Disney Villain holds a grudge after having his hand fed to a crocodile?

Answer: Captain Hook



  1. What is Jack’s last name in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Answer: Skellington



  1. In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what flower did Sally continually slip the

doctor so she could escape and explore Halloween Town?

Answer: Deadly Night Shade



  1. What are the names of the three horrible trick-or-treaters in The Nightmare Before

Christmas?

Answer: Lock, Shock and Barrel



  1. In the Nightmare Before Christmas, which holiday icon did the trick-or-treaters

bring back to Halloween Town first?

Answer: The Easter Bunny





Disney Princess Trivia



  1. Which Disney Princess celebrates her birthday during her movie/story?

Answer: Aurora, Sleeping Beauty



  1. What is the name of the candelabra in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

Answer: Lumiere



  1. From what movie is Prince Phillip?

Answer: Sleeping Beauty



  1. Which Disney Princess lives in a small provincial town with her inventor father?

Answer: Belle



  1. After Princess and the Frog opens: What is Tiana’s dream?

Answer: To open her own restaurant





Sorcerer’s Apprentice



  1. In what movie does Mickey appear as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice?

Answer: Fantasia



  1. Who does Mickey get to do his work for him in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”?

Answer: A broomstick



  1. How does Mickey bring the broomstick to life?

Answer: With the sorcerer’s magic hat and a book of spells


I am INCREDIBLY excited to introduce my kids to Fantasia.  I use to LOVE that movie growing up.  SO EXCITED!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this bit of trivia and I hope to see you next week!

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events.  

Even though I am given these complimentary tickets, I will still ONLY give my 100% honest opinion of the shows!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Little Passports: Travel to Japan!

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Wow. I totally dropped the ball on this review this month.  I didn't realize it until I got the next month in the mail. I guess between surgery and broken bones it kind of slipped through the crack.

Which is weird.

Because I loved this one the most.

Seriously.  I love Japan and I love sushi and I love sushi erasers.  Yes.  I said that.  SUSHI ERASERS.

Quick recap of   Little Passports  for those not in the know. It is a monthly subscription service for children that helps educate them about the world around them.  There are two subscriptions you can choose.  The Little Passports World Edition for 5-10 year olds  ,which is the one I receive, and the Little Passports USA Edition for 7-12 year olds.

You can see my review of the first month of Little Passports here: Month One
The second month review can be seen by clicking here:  Month Two: Brazil

Month three is JAPAN!! Every month box has some constants. 

You get :
  • a luggage tag with a code to play games on line
  • a few stickers (for your map, passport, and suitcase)
  • a letter
  • a photo of Sam and Sophia in the location
  • a letter from Sam and Sophia
  • an activity sheet.


Then you ALSO get a souvenir from the location.  This month you get two!  I, ummm...I mean Aidan and Nate, got a sushi eraser AND paper to do origami and an instruction booklet!

I always make sure to get the education side done first.  So....first things first...we found Japan.  Aidan did a great job locating it!  Nate was convinced it was near South America.   Maybe because he was on that side of the table.  

You will also notice a shortage of Nate in these pictures this week. He was feeling unphotogenic.

Then it was worksheet time.  I love how studious he looks.  He wasn't feeling the worksheet that much.  He REALLY wanted to do the origami. 


So, we ripped open the packet.  I really loved that there were lots of sheets included and it was a really nice quality.  Also, they were rather gender neutral shades.  Nate picked out the blue.  It had flowers.  NORMALLY that would have been a breaking point, but the color made it acceptable to him.


Let's talk origami, shall we?  Aidan wanted to make a boat.  The directions for the boat were PRETTY easy. It took me a minute to figure out the pushing in of the sides, but I got it.  Aidan was happy.

Then....Nate wanted a book.  A BOOK. You would think a book would be pretty darn easy.  Let's just say it was the opposite.  This is Eric's "I am smiling because you are forcing me to smile but I really hate this piece of paper right now" smile.


So...we made a dog.

Nate ended up getting a paper airplane. I tried and tried.  That stinking book was pretty much impossible.  I think I need to get some cheap paper and try it again.  I didn't want to waste all the pretty paper on it.


Remember the eraser I talked about?  Here ya go.  ADORABLE RIGHT!?!?!


It MAY still be in the package in the suitcase because I MAY be hoping that they forget about it and I can take my, I mean their, eraser.

I really can't wait to open the next month! It was from France. Oh la la.

If you have kids around the age of 5-12 I HIGHLY recommend this box.  Go check out Little Passports for yourself!  They have numerous subscription levels available.  You can do as easy as one month, or go ahead and buy the year!  This would make an AMAZING gift.  I would love to receive this for the kids.  Fun and education in one!

Disclaimer: Little Passports provided me with this box free of charge to review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review.  All pictures and opinions are my own.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Day out with Thomas!

For years now I have wanted to take the kids to the Day Out With Thomas.  Every time it came around SOMETHING always happened and we never got to go.  Also....with three kids it is a rather costly thing to do. I was scared to spend the money without knowing exactly WHAT to expect.

When the opportunity came around for me to review it, I JUMPED at it. I might have squealed a bit as well. Unfortunately the only day to go would be on a Friday when the boys were in school.  I figured what they didn't know wouldn't hurt them.

How the day was SUPPOSE to work was Eric would take the boys to school, come home, and then me, V and Eric would go ride the choo-choo.

It did not work that way.  Aidan decided to break his leg the night before, so Eric had to go take him to the dr to get a cast.  I honestly thought that Aidan just twisted his ankle.  Oops.

So...V and I went with my good friend Ginger, her little girl Adalyn, and we met up with The Pajama Mama and Mango!  I *MIGHT* have been a bit more excited than V. Heck...I am pretty sure I was.

We were told to arrive about an hour before it began.  I thought that was a bit excessive, but once we saw there were things to do and took potty breaks it was a perfect amount of time.  

There was mini golf set up that V and Mango "played"  

And also a hay maze that V LOVED.  She saw it and said MAZE MAZE and took off!  She mastered it in about 2.5 seconds.  She ran in and ran out. lol.  Then she "played"with Mango.  By playing I mean he touched her and she ran for her life.  She is not use to other kids her size. 

The train station has random messages on buildings that I thought was neat.  This building said "Be Careful" 

Then the round-about,which we RODE ON!  warned us to think and be careful.  Good things to know.  More about that later.


First....THE TRAIN!!  The train ride is ABOUT 25 minutes.  Thomas is hooked onto one side, but unfortunately you don't get to see it as you get on.  We kept telling the kids were were ON Thomas, not sure if it sunk in.  V kept asking where he was. I think if I was to do it over, I would take her to see the front of the train BEFORE getting on.

All the kiddos lined up ready to go.  I am guessing that the trains are different at every location and only Thomas is the constant.  The train was really cool and old and a bit rickety.   I was a bit terrified that V would fall out of the window.  There were no screens.

 
 V enjoyed the ride. Just relaxing in the sun.  It was such a nice morning.  It got a bit hot later on.


Cheesing it out for the camera.


Adalyn looks pretty fly here.


FYI. In toddler world it is a necessity that you wave at absolutely EVERYONE not on the train. 
 

When you first walk in you get a map.  On the map you collect stamps to get a free prize.  One place you had to go was to see Sir Topham Hat.  We waited in line, saw him almost fall down the stairs, got our stamps and left.  He was just a bit creepy and it was getting close to lunch and we wanted to hit everything else.  Coloring was more important.
 

The station we were at had activities all around so after waving at Sir Topham Hat, we made the hike to the roundabout.   I was STOKED.  For $1 each you got to ride it.  I paid the money, got our tickets, then V decided it was evil.  I made her ride it and at the end of going in the circle she liked it.  I did as well.  You really didn't feel it moving.  Rather interesting.


Inside another building there was a band playing, train tables set up (not enough trains to go around though), trains and buses you could look at/go inside, and temporary tattoos.  I was really surprised that V let someone put one on her.  She is pretty much anti-stranger touching.


V decided that this was a must to get her picture taken infront of. 



Tattoo drying.


After we ran around it was about lunch time and we found a trolley to ride to get back to the front of the station.  We got there at the PERFECT time and got to be first in line to see Thomas!

Not going to lie here.  The eyes moved.  They freak me out a bit.




They have people there that take your picture and sell you prints for about $22 for two items.

They took our picture, but we decided not to purchase them.  Ginger snapped a few shots from the side for us.



 I had to take a few pictures of this train! My family is from East/West/New Haven. Kind of neat that it was there.




 There were a few food vendors.  I actually planned on leaving before lunch, but there were so many things to do we grabbed a few things there.  My lunch was literally a snowcone and a funnel cake.  V had a snowcone and stole Mango's fries.  I also brought along a Lunchable JR. V ate the crackers and Mango had the blueberry flavored apple pieces.  SHARING TODDLERS!!!  Yay!!!

Last but not least you can't miss the gift shop.  You literally can't.  That is one of the stamp locations.  It had all the typical Thomas stuff you find everywhere.  Lots of trains.  I tried to get V a hat...she wasn't having it.  We ended up getting a purple train named Charlie.

Overall it was an AMAZINGLY fun day.  I would have liked the train ride to have been longer.  If I was paying for this I would have DEFINITELY spent the extra $8 per ticket to get the all day train pass.  

There were many different activities to keep all the kids entertained.

If you have a train lover in your family maybe around the age of 4 or 5, I would highly recommend this.  Lots of fun!  If it comes around again I would definitely take all the kiddos.

I received complimentary tickets in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own as well as the pictures.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Kids Were Here.

If you have kids or have ever been a kid, you know all about this.  Legos...or as I like to call them "Little Tiny Death Traps For My Feet"

You never know where they will end up!

Hmmm....I just sat on the couch.  What is that? Over there?

Yes, my blanket is that old.


 Oh!   Of course.  The Lego guys were left in time out today.  Silly me.



Foot Death Trap


Photobomb courtsey of V.
 
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tupperware Review/ Giveaway aka My Stroll Down Memory Lane

When I was growing up my mom had a Kool-Aid Pitcher.  It wasn't an ACTUAL Kool-Aid pitcher, but that is what I remember being in it.  It was horribly orange and fantastic at the same time.  I loved that darn thing.  It had a cool push button top and a wavy lid on the inside.  It was GLORIOUS.  It was this:


And this is the awesome lid of my memories.



If you would have came up to me a few years ago and said "Sarah...one day you will be ridiculously excited over Tupperware."  I probably would have laughed at you.  I did host a candle party at the age of 21, so who knows. 

Eric, my husband, has an Aunt Eileen.  Do you know what she does?  She sells Tupperware!  Being the WONDERFUL lady she is, she sent me some items to try out, tell you about, and is offering an AMAZING giveaway that I really want to keep for myself.  But I won't.  You will see why I want it shortly.

First things first. Let me show you some AMAZING items and you can see why I did backflips when my box arrived.

The boys take lunches to school every day (except pizza and nacho day). When they do it is always the same thing.  Sandwiches.  Eileen sent us some sandwich keepers that are pretty much the bees knees.  You don't have to worry about the sandwiches getting squished by the icepack or the milk.    I was a bit worried about Nate being able to open it, but as you see here...that wasn't an issue.


He is such a goofy kid.  The Sandwich Keepers come in a set of two and have a little flip clasp on the front.  Super easy for the kids to open it themselves.  These are covered under Tupperwares  Limited Lifetime warranty, so if the little clip should break off...it is covered!

Of course V couldn't be left out in the cold.  She doesn't go to school yet, but still snacks.  She is absolutely in LOVE with her Umizoomi lunch set!  The top on the tumbler is very secure, so you don't have to worry about it falling off.   It also comes with a sippy top, incase you don't trust your little one with an open container.




She is such a ham.    The Team Umizoomi lunch set retails for $18. It comes with a sandwich keeper, a small snack cup with lid and the drink holder with two lids.   This product is also covered under their Limited Lifetime Warranty and you can read more about it here.  FYI, the artwork is NOT covered. Just the actual product.

Do you bake a lot with kids?  How about being a supplement junkie.  Do you have lots of vitamin bottles when you travel?  These little Midgets are pretty cute.
 

The Classic Sheer Midgets  are stackable, have VERY tights lids, and are marked with ounces and ml on the sides.  This makes them perfect for baking.  Or lip balm making. They are great for measuring out my oils!

If you bake a lot with kids you can put sprinkles in them or even just small measurements of baking soda, spices, etc. They are great for little hands.


The lids are also VERY tight.  Perfect for traveling.  The Midgets are covered by the Limited Lifetime Warranty and retail for $15 for six containers with lids.

Are you trying to watch your portion size, snack often, or are you pregnant and munch a lot?  The next item is perfect for you. 

The Snack Cups are just that.  Snack cups. They are sold in sets of four and have the super de duper liquid tight lids, like the rest of the items so far.  They are also covered under the same Limited Lifetime Warranty.


These have been a lifesaver.  V does not eat breakfast when I want her to. With these I can pour cereal in them and she can take it with her.  With the tight lids I don't have to worry about cereal pouring out in my purse!  They are liquid tight lids so I COULD put milk in them and it would be safe as well!

 Last, but definitely not least, is the Eco Water Bottle.  There are different sizes to the bottles.  All the sets come with at least 2 bottles.  I linked the medium which holds 25 oz and comes in a set of three for $27.

 My Tupperware representative Eileen suggested that I fill it a 1/4 of the way full and freeze it at an angle. I have been doing just that.  When you are about to go out you just grab the bottle, fill it the rest of the way, and the ice block in the water bottle keeps the water colder for longer!

The cozy on the bottle is NOT a "Tupperware" item but can be ordered through Eileen's Facebook page here.  Her friend makes and sells them for $3.  I am not quite sure of the shipping charges.

So.  At this point you are probably thinking.  WOW!  I need to get some Tupperware!  I wish I could win some!  You are in LUCK.  Want to know what you can win?  

  
COME ON.  How stinking cute is this?!?! What you are looking at is the Hello Kitty Fashion Lunch Set.  This set retails for $54 and can be yours!   

You get an insulated carrying bag, a sandwich keeper, a small container for snacks and a tumbler.

Oh...did I mention the bag can be worn TWO WAYS?

Either as a backpack.....                            


or over your shoulder messenger bag style.

Oh.  And everything fits nice and snug inside! 



This contest is open for TWO weeks.  It will close at midnight on October 1st.  The winner has 24 hours to get back in touch with me.  If they don't, I will choose another winner.  This contest also is only open to the residents of the US over 18 years old and the prize will be shipped to you by the Tupperware Representative.  

Good Luck!

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