Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Fun




I love my church family!   Today was our potluck but instead of being at church we went to one of the members house who lives out in the country.  

Apple bobbing...have you done it?   It is all about committing and knowing you are going to get wet!  


We also went on a fun nature treasure hunt in the fields.  Some of the kids even saw a snake, a baby mouse, and a dead bird.  


Just visiting with people and admiring my son playing with some of the kids made me quite content where I was.  HAPPY!   Grass stained pants just make me thank my Daddy God for health in my family... plus thoughts about finding a wrestling team for him to join.  


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ozeri 3x Tower Fan with Passive Noise Reduction Technology- Review



My Review:
Thank-you Ozeri for sending this product in exchange for a review.   All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.  
How many of you saw the picture and thought this was a speaker and not a fan?  I DID!!   I love that fact that this fan looks more like a speaker but I tell you what this fan is NOT noisy like a speaker!   The tall but skinny look allows this fan to fit in many spots in a house, I prefer to have it in the corner!   The technology in this fan is amazing...it is so quiet! Quiet on all three speed levels! 
Beyond the look and the quiet performance of this fan I also like that the remote is small and fits on the fan as well as the timer feature! Summer might be done as autumn is here and winter is soon approaching but this fan is much needed in any home.   Currently I have it blowing out of my kitchen on low to help bring the yummy smells to my living room!  You can order this fan right on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005I5KSMM      

Key Product Features

blade noise
Reduced Blade Noise
Upgraded with canted fan blades that utilize the physics of blade curvature to generate opposing sound waves to reduce blade noise and isolate the soothing sounds of the airflow itself.

fanspeed
3-Control Fan Speed
Boasting unrivalled technology, the 3x Tower fan is engineered with 3 independently controllable fans and 3 fan speeds, offering up to 9 levels of cooling and customized airflow. 

innovation
Stylistic Innovation
Defining the latest in stylistic innovation and digital decor, the 3x Tower fan is among the world's thinnest fans at less than 3 inches thick and boasts a visually arresting design with an elegant reinforced glass base stand. 

timer
Pre Programmed Timer
Features 3 preprogrammed airflow patterns designed to foster sleep, relaxation and comfort with 90 degree whisper-quiet oscillation for optimal air circulation.

remote
Remote Control
Extended range remote control and the touch sensitive LED control panel provide easy access to all features, including a 7.5 hour timer that can be programmed in 30 minute increments. 

Facing Fears!!



Anyone remember me telling you my kids have a fear of anything in a costume?   I mean a real fear with shaking, crying, and screaming involved? We go out of our way all the time to avoid anything in a costume.   I have two kids immediately hiding behind me if there is any costumed person aproaching in a parade.  We even almost missed a friends birthday party because my daughter was so afraid of Chuck E at Chuck E Cheese but I convinced her to go but she left the area when Chuck E came out.  

Last week we went to our local fire station for fire safety awareness night and at the beginning of the night she was her normal self and avoided the Sparky the fire dog.   Then as we were waiting in line and she was kind of hiding behind me when Sparky approached but as she watched her friend interact with him she all of a sudden burst forth with a new trust and no fear attitude and hugged Sparky!   Quite literally I paused with my mouth hanging open unable to move as I processed what I was watching!  I did make my daughter hug again so I could snap a picture to remind me of this awesome day where BOLDNESS and TRUST were displayed!   Now to get my son on that same level...it took my daughter till she was 7 and my son is 3 so we shall wait and see.  

What are your kids afraid of?  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Space Scouts Review




Space Scouts is an affordable monthly subscription club designed to engage your child in the worlds of space exploration, space science, and astronomy.

Space Scouts is not your typical grab-bag subscription box!  This is a fun, educational experience where each month builds upon the previous.  It's a great way to learn!  

Space Scouts is for kids ages 6+.  Price is affordable at $11.95 per month + $3 shipping.  Discounts for multi-month purchases.

Product Details:

ROXY and JETT will guide your child on a scouting expedition through the solar system, with focus on a specific place in space each month. Begin the adventure with the Space Scouts lunchbox to use as a backdrop and storage for the monthly magnet collection, the Space Scouts solar system poster to map and mark with the monthly exploration sticker, and the Space Scouts constellation card startup kit to hold the monthly constellation card collection.
Each monthly packet will include a Space Scouts exploration plan describing the place to be scouted, a Space Scouts magnet to add to the Space Scouts lunchbox, a Space Scouts sticker to add to the Space Scouts solar system poster, a Space Scouts activity sheet loaded with puzzles, games, and activities, a Space Scouts sticker scramble (unscramble the numbered stickers to reveal a surprise!), a Space Scouts souvenir toy to use in learning activities, a Space Scouts constellation card, and a Space Scouts constellation activity sheet that includes the mythological stories and other learning activities to help your child identify the constellation in the night sky.

Includes:

Your child's adventure begins with:
  • Introduction to the Space Scouts Program
  • Space Scouts Lunchbox
  • Space Scouts Solar System Poster
  • Space Scouts Activity Sheet
  • Space Scouts Sticker Scramble
  • Space Scouts Souvenir Toy
  • Space Scouts Constellation Card Startup Kit (cover & ring)
  • Introduction to Space Scouts Constellation Cards
Each month your child will receive:
  • Space Scouts Exploration Plan
  • Space Scouts Magnet
  • Space Scouts Sticker
  • Space Scouts Activity Sheet
  • Space Scouts Sticker Scramble
  • Space Scouts Souvenir Toy
  • Space Scouts Constellation Card
  • Space Scouts Constellation Activity Sheet


My Review:
My 7 year old daughter is now asking more and more questions about space and exploration!  My three year old son is a bit too young for this subscription but he is fascinated with the 2 astronaut guys and the claw grabber!  My daughter was also drawn to the astronaut guys asking about the full gear that they have to wear.   

We also took the poster out an immediately were trying hard to remember all the planets.   One big discussion I had with her is the battle over Pluto and discussing how when I grew up it was considered a planet and now they are trying to take it out and not view it as a planet.  

The Space Scouts lunch box is fantastic and my daughter loved the sticker puzzles.   I had fun finding more space resources to teach her more about outer space and missions that we have gone on such as Apollo 11- the trip to the moon!  She was quite fascinated with it.   

After having 2 months I am curious as to what they would send for the following!  It would be nice to have a resource guide for parents on where to find more information about space or space videos that went with the monthly theme.   It did not take me long to find things but it is always nice to know things were already watched to make sure it was kid friendly.  

If you are looking for a great educational gift that keeps on giving month after month then sign up your child or granddaughter to receive a Space Scouts subscription!   



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Review- "I Can Read- Moses Leads the People"



Book Description:
Moses asked God,
“Are you sure I am the right man?”
The Israelites are in slavery in Egypt, and God wants Moses to help set them free. But Moses is afraid no one will listen to him. And the Pharaoh is stubborn! He doesn’t want to let God’s people go. Even when God sends many plagues to Egypt, the Pharaoh still says no.
Then God sends the tenth plague. Will Pharaoh finally let God’s people go?
This level 2 I Can Read! book is designed for newly independent readers and is based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!

My Review:
Most of us know this story but once your child is able to read it on there own with a I CAN READ! book it truly makes them process the story a little bit more.   This version really made us think more about how hard it must have been for Moses.  The story was easy to relate to because how often do we question our abilities or gifts when really we should not worry about our abilities and fully trust in God's abilities!  This is a great story and with a parents help you can dig in deeper and discuss the story!  


 
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