Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Little Pim Giveaway

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am happy to be apart of the Curriculum clean out over at Homeschool Creations.

My giveaway is a Little Pim Spanish learning DVD.  It is about eating and drinking.  My kids enjoyed it and now we are passing it along for someone else to enjoy.

To enter just leave a comment telling me you want to win.  I will pick a winner via random.org.

Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you. US shipping only please 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Veggie Tales: Penniless Princess Giveaway

Our family once again has had the opportunity to watch and review the newest DVD from Veggie Tales. The Penniless Princess is based on the story The Little Princess.

Here is what the wonderful people at Veggie Tales are saying about the Penniless Princess:
It doesn’t matter what you have…it matters what’s in your heart!
Sweet Sara Crewe has everything a little girl could want – a loving family, lots of friends and a closet full of frilly dresses!  But when life takes a turn and Sara goes from riches to rags, will she realize that her true worth lies not in what she has, but what’s in her heart?  Find out in this inspiring new story from VeggieTales, based on the beloved classic novel “A Little Princess,” that reminds kids who they are in God’s eyes.  
To watch the trailer click here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJO5fiP-jps

We really enjoyed watching The Penniless Princess.

Sugar Plum age 6:
I liked it. I learned that God is with you no matter what.  My favorite part was when the men next door made food for Sara.  The funny part was when a girl went upside down in her chair.  I was glad she found someone to live with at the end. God loves you no matter what.
Tiger Boy age 4:
I liked the last part. I learned God loves you all the time. It was funny when the girl went upside down.
My Thoughts:
As you can see both big kids loved it.  I also really enjoyed it.  I have always loved the story of The Little Princess and Veggie Tales did an awesome job with a great story.  Sara was a sweet girl who showed God's love and kindness to others even when they perhaps didn't deserve it.  I loved the message in this DVD that God is with you and it is important to show him to others around you no matter what you face in life.
GIVEAWAY!!!  Veggie Tales is going to give one of you readers a copy of this great new DVD.  To enter simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite Veggie Tales show is.
The contest is open until Wednesday, August 1st at 9 am.  I will pick a winner using random.org.  Please make sure you leave way for me to contact you.

Friday, July 13, 2012


I am really enjoying our summer break right now. We are relaxing and taking life easy.  The big kids are taking swimming lessons at the Y and are loving it.  After the first day of class Sugar Plum was moved up a level due to her great swimming skills.  She was so proud.  Tiger Boy is taking lessons for the first time and has learned quite a lot.  He is not the fish is sister is but I am glad he is becoming more comfortable in the water.

I have been working on lesson plans for the fall.  I have taken a big leap and purchased a core curriculum for Sugar Plum. We will be using My Father's World for second grade.  I am still using Abeka for phonics and language arts. I have also purchased Abeka K4 for Tiger Boy.  I think he is ready to take his learning to a new level and I am excited to see him grow this year.

Super Baby (he still needs a better name) is almost 11 months old and is learning new things each day. He can sign milk, wave bye-bye, and cruise with ease.  It is hard to believe he is almost 1.  He continues to be a joy in our lives. Now if I could just get him to sleep through the night life would be really nice.

That's really all for now.  I am hoping as I begin this new year things will move nicely and I will be able to be more faithful the this little blog.  I am not making any promises but I will try.