South Jersey's very own construction theme park Diggerland is hosting Diggerfest every weekend in October! Guest are invited to come and enjoy the regular theme park as well as some new fall attractions.
What is New for Diggerfest:
- Children get a special ticket to pick their own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch
- Access to the Pumpkin Decoration Station (decorate your pumpkins)
- The DiggerFest Hay Maze
- Diggerland’s Hay Ride
- Pumpkin Launching! (purchase of pumpkins to launch is additional)
- A special Stunt Show for DiggerFest
- Themed Costume Contests (for children in costume)
All of this is included with your Full-Day Admission ticket!
If that isn't enough they will be having costume contests each weekend with the following themes:
- October 4 and 5: Farmers and Animals
- October 11 and 12: Superheroes and Princesses
- October 18 and 19: Everyday Heroes!
- October 25 and 26: Construction Workers and a GRAND PRIZE for Best Construction Equipment Contest!
Recently our family had the opportunity to reviewing the awesome new DVD release, The Perfect Wave , starring Scott Eastwood, Rachel Hendrix, Cheryl Ladd and Patrick Lyster. This inspiring story that is based on true events follows avid surfer, and future ordained minister, Ian McCormack, on his travels to find the perfect wave. This visually-stunning film, shot in exotic locations – New Zealand, Bali, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the island of Mauritius was released on September 16.
Scott Eastwood – son of screen legend Clint Eastwood – delivers a breakthrough performance as Ian McCormack, a rebellious young surfer who impulsively decides to leave home and travel the world’s most exotic surf spots. But living in the moment can have its thrills – including a romance with beautiful kindred soul Annabel as well as its sacrifices. And following a horrific accident and near-death experience on the Island of Mauritius, Ian receives a glimpse into eternity that will change his life forever. Patrick Lyster and Cheryl Ladd co-star in this inspirational true story about the power of faith, the love of family, and one man’s search for THE PERFECT WAVE.
Finding creative and fun ideas to do physical activity is always a challenge. However after reading Keeping Fit from A to Z / Mantente en forma de la A a la Z - I have so many ideas to choose from! We've been reviewing this book for the last few months and enjoying it every step of the way.
Each page is devoted to a letter (or letters) and has pictures of activities to do. They are written in Spanish and English. The way we used to book was to flip through a few pages a day and talk about the letters and do the activity. For example the "K" page had 'karate kick' on it. So we got up and did karate kicks.
I really enjoyed the options with this book. You can just talk about the pictures and letters or you can get up and move while reading it. The back of the book lists extra activities, games and a parent's section.
Keeping Fit from A to Z / Mantente en forma de la A a la Z is an innovative bilingual picture book for ages 3 and up that will delight children, parents, students, and teachers alike. The book includes more than 150 charming photographs, short captions and text that feature sports, exercise, movement and games.
Indoors or outside, the activities in this book are designed to inspire both young and older children (and their families) to move, be physically fit and be healthy--and at the same time introduce them to the ABCs and new vocabulary in two languages. The photographs are arranged in alphabetical order with their respective translations on the left (English) and the right (Spanish) side of each page, separated by a larger picture in the middle, where the activity begins with the same letter in both languages. Whether it's A for Acrobat/ Acróbata, B for Baseball/ Béisbol, E for Exercise/ Ejercicio, or V for Volleyball/ Voleibol, children and their families will understand that regular physical exercise has enormous health benefits for everyone!
To help celebrate Halloween I'm excited to bring my readers an awesome giveaway for the below books:
I always try to keep snacks on hand that are versatile and can easily be enjoyed at home or on the go. The new Jif To Go Dippers have recently been added to our versatile snack list. Who doesn't love peanut butter, right? Well the new Jif To Go Dippers are available in a few different varieties:
- Creamy Jif Peanut Butter with pretzels
- Chocolate Peanut Butter with Pretzels
- Natural Creamy spread
- Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
About the Book:
The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book!
- Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts
- Learn about the dynamics of planets, starts, galaxies, models for the cosmology of the universe
- What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons and comets without our own solar system.
Roku 2 ? I had heard about it in the past and my husband had mentioned it at one time but that's all I knew.
Recently our family has had the chance to check out this handy, dandy little device and I am loving it. I admit that I find it pretty awesome. I use my iPhone for practically everything. Photos, home movies, scheduling, etc. The sad part is, I rarely seem to get these home movies transferred to another device so that our entire family can watch and enjoy them.
Also, this is a huge life saver because it helps me to free up space on my phone. As we know, with iPhones you can't pop in an addition SD card for more memory and I always worry about just putting them on computer thinking of the "what ifs". With RealPlayer Cloud I can upload it, share and download it on any device I need to at any time which is pretty awesome!
When you sign up for RealPlayer Cloud you get 2GB of storage for free which is pretty awesome. You do have the option to purchase more storage space if needed. The prices are:
- $4.99 a month for 25 GB
- $9.99 a month for 100GB
- $29.99 a month for 300 GB
To real more on my RealPlayer Cloud Review, click HERE
- $200 Gift Card
- Roku 2
- One redemption code for a free year of an upgraded RealPlayer Cloud "Gold" Plan which offers 100GB of storage (Valued at $99)
Mira Simon has a definite idea of what her fantasy life entails: the perfect job, the perfect house and the perfect man. After a few innocent April Fool’s jokes, Mira’s dream life starts becoming a reality, and she soon realizes living her fantasy may not be all that it’s cracked
up to be.
Lucky in love is about in her late 20's. She works at a networking company and has always dreamed of making it big in the company. Mira also love playing April Fool's jokes on people but suddenly all her jokes were coming a reality.
This is a cute movie and one that our family enjoyed. Lucky in Love can be purchased on Amazon for $12.98.
Have you heard the news? Little Caesars has introduced a large, soft pretzel crust, pepperoni pizza that is absolutely fantastic!! Bringing two classic flavors, soft pretzel and pizza, together for a limited time and it's ONLY $6! HOT-N-READY.
While the Farmers’ Almanac is best known for its winter weather forecast, the publication provides weather predictions for four seasons. The official start of fall occurred on Monday, September 22nd at 10:29 p.m. (EDT), so it was only fitting that the editors at the Almanac chose that day to share their choices for best places to go leaf peeping.
“Autumn is many people’s favorite season,” said managing editor, Sandi Duncan, Philom. “So we make sure to include information on autumn in the Almanac and online. Our web site is a great resource, providing tips, advice and information on ways to live a more natural and organic lifestyle. And since fall is all about color, it’s a perfect place to showcase picturesque foliage destinations.”
Some of the destinations include the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and the Colorado Rockies, to name a few. They are organized by the Farmers’ Almanac’s 7 weather regions, and were selected based on a mix of most popular and “off the beaten path;” but each provides spectacular experiences in their own right. “With so many wonderful places to see the brilliant colors of fall, it was hard to narrow it down. So we welcome our readers’ choices for their favorite places, as well,” Duncan said.
The web site also lists peak foliage dates by state, as well as numerous articles on all things fall, including what causes leaves to change color, apple recipes, and fall safety tips.
Experts say this season’s fall foliage show will quite possibly be one of the most colorful on record.
To view the photos and read about each of the destinations, go to www.FarmersAlmanac.com and the article titled, Top Fall Foliage Destinations, appears on the home page (and can be found by clicking this link).
The 2015 Farmers’ Almanac is available both on the retail market and as a promotional version. Many businesses use the promotional edition as an effective and creative advertising vehicle. For more information on either version, go to www.farmersalmanac.com.
Krispy Kreme wants you to celebrate this National Coffee Day your way Monday, September 29th, get a FREE 12oz cup of Krispy Kreme® House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee, or treat yourself to a 12oz Mocha, Latte or iced coffee for $1 at participating Krispy Kreme US locations. Excludes Puerto Rico.
A Long Way Off is a spirited, modern day retelling of the classical biblical Story of the Prodigal Son-a story about father-son relationships and about the mercy and forgiveness of both his heavenly father and his earthy father. This story one of my favorite Bible stories and the viewing of this DVD worked out perfectly with our bible study. I had just did this story with my seven year old the week prior to viewing this film.
In A Long Way Off, Jake Abraham works for his father, a successful produce farmer in North Carolina. Jake doesn't like agri-business very much and he's desperate to leave for the excitement and faster life of the big city. To his shock and delight, his father suddenly agrees to give Jake his inheritance so he can strike out on his own. Bidding farewell to his dad, his brother and their loyal secretary and ranch hands, Jake heads to the big city where he meets a new friend, Summer at the local coffee shop. But Jake is all too eager to sow his oats and make his fortune in a series of sharp stock market moves. He soon runs afoul of an opportunistic temptress and her mysterious boyfriend, and in the process he loses everything and finds life and future on the line.
Retelling the timeless parable of a father's unconditional love, tempestuous young Jake tries to escape the duties of the family business by leaving his home and taking his dream to the big city. Far from the wise words of his father, Abraham, Jake is finally free to live the high life that he's always wanted, trading the traditional values of his upbringing to revel in every temptation that money can buy. Just when Jake thinks the world is his playground and every day offers another enticing opportunity, he must come face to face with the consequences of the life he's chosen. Jake must learn that sometimes it takes losing everything to realize/appreciate what he left behind, and if his mistakes can outweigh the grace of a father's forgiveness.
- Sermon and lesson Materials for Church Engagement
- Discussion Guide
- Sermon Video Clip
- Downloadable Movie Trailer
In the world today kids are getting less active which is really sad. With all the electronic devices at their fingertips, exercising and going outdoors is pushed aside. Kids learn from parents and when we don't motivate them to get out and move, chances are they won't.
Our family is pretty active but there are times when we have to motivate the boys by giving them new games and activities. Just like adults, kids can get lazy when it comes to physical activity..especially if it's boring.
LeapFrog LeapBand . They love taking care of their pets, feeding them and earning jewels. The jewels are like points, so when they get enough jewels they can unlock another pet! My seven year old loves doing the physical challenges as well! They have they popping like popcorn, hopping like a kangaroo, walking like a turtle, etc.
Similar to other LeapFrog products you can choose to set it up via the computer when you first receive it so that you are able to track their progress. The opted to wait for awhile to do this since the boys were excited to give it a try, but all in all it's a simple process and doesn't take long at all.
The band has a high-resolution color screen, is water-resistant and is rechargeable which makes for a very happy mom! My boys can go through batteries like crazy so when products are rechargeable, that's a plus in my book! Not only does it keep kids active, but they also wear it as a regular watch as well! My seven year old loves the stop watch as well. He loves for us to time us to see how fast he can run around the house, bike down the driveway, etc.
Basically the more active kids are with their LeapBand, the more fun they'll have with games and rewards. As they earn points, they can unlock up to 8 pets, play up to level 10 with each pet before unlocking a new one. With each level of play, they get rewards like a variety of toys for their pet. It also helps keep them engaged and learning with mini-games like Pet Boogie and Pet Chef.
In Pet Boogie, they can create and practice a pet dance and with Pet Chef, they help the pet collect food and make healthy snacks! They can play in their pets world and visit Pet Parlor to pamper pets with glitter soap bath or collect new pet toy rewards in Pet Play!!
Both my soon to be four year old and seven year old have enjoyed using the LeapBand, but I will say that my seven year old has it on more than my four year old. He is always doing the jumps, hops and challenges. My four year old uses it mainly to play with the pets at this point.
LeapFrog LeapBand comes in three colors (pink, blue and green) and is available at most retailers like Toys 'r' us and Target for $39.99.