Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kid Update

I realize I rarely use this blog for what it was once intended for.  Having a blog helped me in those early days of motherhood when I felt like I was going to lose it if I didn't at least laugh about it.  It was a fun way for me to channel my thoughts, share my pictures, and share new products and info from time to time.

However, I still really enjoy writing, and I have always been better at expressing myself via written language than verbally.  Any one who has ever gotten into a fight with me can attest to that.  I'm going to make an effort to carve out a little more time to get on here and blog once in a while.  My posts may not be funny, interesting, or shared on Facebook 63,000 times but I'm here for me.
Joey is really into The Wii right now.  Lego Star Wars pretty much consumes his thoughts, and we have a rule that the Wii stays off until 4pm on weekdays.  Sometimes I'm thankful that he can't tell time so he doesn't know that I'm breaking my own rule when I let him start playing at 3:15 noon.

Olivia is Joey's shadow.  She goes where he wants her to, plays how he wants her to, and laughs at everything he does.  She is everything a 5 year old boy would want in a little sister.  She spends a good deal of each day pretending that she's an animal.  Usually a doggie named Minnie.  A black one.

Katelyn is Miss Independent.  She plays how she wants, and is usually right by my side while the other two are off playing the Wii doing something educational.  She loves make-believe, and taking care of her babies.  She is very musical, and will sit for hours listening to songs and singing along.

So there you have it.  A little update about my kids, and a intent to blog more from me.  Now I'm off to my sewing studio to work on a dress for my little spunky monkey.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Croods Giveaway -Dreamworks Animation and General Mills

As a mom, I can't help loving some of the movies that my kids love.  And in my opinion, Dreamworks Animation has yet to disappoint me or my kids.  While some of these movies came out a few years ago, my children are just getting to the age to appreciate them.  Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and Shrek have hilarious, lovable characters, and these movies are included in our regular rotation of movie watching.

Dreamworks just released a new film, which starts in theaters this Friday, March 22, 2013.  My kids are excited about it since  we were lucky enough to receive a gift pack featuring some Dreamworks Animation DVDs, favorite movie treats, and products from the new movie, The Croods.  Each of the 4 sampler DVDs can be found in specially marked boxes of favorite General Mills Cereals in stores now.

My kids love the episodes featuring characters from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.  The DVDs and treats actually made it perfect for us to have a "family movie night."

Want your own "family movie night" delivered to your door?  Great.  Comment on this post for a chance to win a prize pack from General Mills including the following:

* Set of 4 DreamWorks Animation DVD samplers
* The Croods: Grub's Survival Book
* The Croods: Movie Novelization Book
* Film Reel tin filled with some of your favorite movie theater treats
Combined Retail Value: $53

So go ahead and leave a comment telling me what YOUR favorite kids movie is.  This giveaway starts now and will end Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be selected via and will have 24 hours to respond with shipping info. Good luck!

Disclosure: The information, products and General Mills gift packs were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Obviously.


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