Friday, April 30, 2010
Ashley- Next week is Cinco de Mayo, the You’ve Got Supper ladies have put together a scrumptious meal plan that will you can enjoy all week. The inner-girl scout in me found the Samoa sundae recipe particularly delicious!
Tracy- My daughter loves anything that is made with cinnamon, particulary cinnamon rolls. I am always on the hunt for the best cinnamon roll recipe. This may be it! Take a look at the Make and Takes blog for the recipe.
Image from Picky-palate.com
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Do you know little girl who loves mermaids? If you are buying her our mermaid capri set, why not add a mermaid beach towel, or include the baseball tooth mate with one of our sports theme tee-shirts for the baseball fan in your family! It's a great way to complete the gift if you are looking for a little something extra.
Check out our entire gift selection here!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Checkout our CWDkids baseball and sports themed merchandise here!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tracy: If you have a little girl, you must take a peek at the absolute cutest birthday party!! Blonde Design has put together a Pinkalicious tea party that will make the girliest girls smile!
Ashley: I am always on the hunt for great books for my kids to read. I found this list of favorite children's books on the Media Macaroni blog. These terrific picks are guaranteed to hook our kids on reading!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Here are a few of Kaboose’s Earth-friendly ideas for kids:
- Shut off the water when they brush their teeth
- Walk, ride a bike or take the bus instead of traveling by car
- Take faster showers or baths in just a small amount of water
- Help hang clothes on the line instead of putting them in the dryer
- Choose products that are not over packaged
Happy Earth Day to you and your family!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Look at what my two youngest children created now that their video game days are over! All day Saturday, they had such much fun building this fort and "spying" on their neighbors. They used their walkie talkies to report back and forth all of the unsafe activities that were going on around our neighborhood.The next day, the creativity continued with my youngest son making a miniature golf course in our backyard. Yes, he did almost hit me in the head with his golf ball when he was teeing off..., but I really could not be that mad as he was having such a good time. Now, I know why every child's first lesson really must be when and why you must scream "FORE!" when you have just hit a golf ball straight at your unsuspecting mother's head.
The Simple Organic blog has declared this week a "Turn Off Your T.V. and Make Life Happen Week". I am joining in and throwing in my dying gaming device too!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Kara: Marshmallow fun! Spring usually brings a bit of rain so I am always on the lookout for creative indoor ideas. My children loved making marshmallow sculptures in preschool and I think they will still enjoy this fun activity using one of their favorite confections!
Ashley: My three kids have just started playing their spring sports ans we are busy! Click here for three super easy and quick dinners that you can whip up in a pinch from the Simple Bites blog! The chicken fajitas look delicious.
Tracy: Occasionally, one of my children wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. This morning, my oldest son must have faller off the bed...and was in a terrible humor. Too bad, I had not found this list of foods that boost moods to put things back on track. Next time, I will be prepared!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Richmond, Virginia is absolutely beautiful in the Spring. I am happy to report that winter has finally gone. As you can see in these photographs (taken by our company's President), spring has definitely sprung in Richmond! One of our company's favorite spots to visit in this gorgeous, warm weather is the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Within the botanical garden is a special area for children of all ages. One of the main attractions for the kids is the children's tree house. We are proud to say that CWDkids built this special tree house for kids to enjoy when they visit this very special garden.
If you are ever in Richmond, please plan on visiting two of our city's highlights: the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and our company store! You will not be disappointed.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I hate to say that the boy has taken after his fearless leader, his brother, and really is an amazing PROCRASTINATOR! Yikes, that little fellow waited until the night before to finish his speech. He had me on pins and needles wondering if he would finish.
I thought it would be helpful for the little procrastinator to watch his brother and sister give their speeches. Last night, the whole family gathered in our den for the first annual “Speech Night”! Thomas Edison kicked off the event. He shocked us all with a well-written speech. His only hiccup was that he kept introducing himself as Thomas Jefferson, uh, don’t you mean Thomas Edison?? Nerves! He was so cute who really cared who he was talking about.
The older two children had been assigned the topic, “What your parents need to know about young people.” Oh come on, what teacher is going to give a loaded question like that to middle school kids. They have been waiting their whole lives to answer this question. My husband and I braced ourselves for their speeches. My fifth grader gave a lovely speech about parents needing to control their kids because often siblings attack siblings, meaning her, and she was fed up with the barrage of Nerf attacks at our house.
So far so good, until the fourteen-year-old got up and gave his speech. He wanted parents to know that video games were good for kids’ health, he seems to think you get a lot of exercise working young fingers on the remote controls. He talked about how punishments do not really work and the ultimate blow: parents should not listen to modern music. He seemed to think that I sang like an opera singer to Keisha’s Tick Tock and my singing could damage young ears. I thought I was being the fun mother by letting them listen to their music in my cars. It is 100% NPR in my car from now on!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
JEWELS, on their sandals, of course! It is finally spring down South and what do I see on all of the young girls?
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Kara: Well, it's that time of year again...do your children's play spaces look like a disaster area? This is the perfect time to do a bit of spring cleaning. I love the ideas on the Simple Kids blog, particularly rotating your toys. Click here to find some terrific ways to organize and clean out your children's' toys this spring.
Tracy: I love a good Easter parade. Unfortunately, I have never been to the New York City parade....it must be quite a show to watch! Click here to see some amazing Easter bonnets captured on Six in the City. I think that next year I need to schedule an Easter trip to the Big Apple!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This morning, I was all set to dive in to a bit of chocolate with my morning coffee. Who does not like chocolate with their coffee? Until I had to find this unfortunate article in Newsweek magazine, it has ruined my morning. Unfortunately, a writer for Newsweek magazine has listed the eight most fattening foods in your child’s Easter basket. Of course, the Easter Bunny brought all of them to my house. Who knew that a Reese’s egg could be so dangerous? If you want to know which candies are the most unhealthy, click here to read the sad truth.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Tracy: These cupcakes are so cute! I think the Easter bunny stopped by with them. If you are looking for a special dessert for Sunday, you will find the recipe for these adorable Easter basket cupcakes on the Family Fun web site.
Kara: If you have a crowd coming over for Easter and you need some ideas for outdoor activities, think about setting up an Egg Olympics in the backyard! You will find a plan on the education.com website. Click here to see all sorts of eggstra-special events for you to get your whole family moving this Easter.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Have fun watching the video reading of this book on You Tube . Enjoy!