Thursday, March 29, 2012

Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecke​d

We just watched Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecke​d and I loved it.  The kids went with my Mom to see it in the theater and Brandon was pretty excited to watch it again.  The chipmunks have been around since I was a kid and they are awesome, they have sure changed, from just the three of them to 6.  Those girls are so cute, I love them and the different attitudes on them all is crazy awesome.

They incorporated a little but of that other movie where Tom Hanks is trapped on an island and he turns a ball into a person with a face, they do that in this show to and it was really cute.  The hidden grown up jokes are always a hit with me when watching a kids movie.  This one really had a good story line but sometimes you can get bored and the inside jokes were awesome. 

I was also a big fan of all of the singing.  I would love to find the CD of all of these songs.  They were catchy for me but would be great for listening in the van with Brandon.  I can't get enough of those little chipmunk voices. 

With any good kids movie there was also a lesson to be learned.  I won't ruin it for you but its a good one!  Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecke​d is out now in stores so be sure to check it out!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kinder Canada - A Joy to Share Campaign

We love our Kinder eggs, Brandon had one tonight after dinner.  You can share the joy with one child by buying them a Kinder egg or you can share with job with many kids who need it more than ever by buying a Kinder Maxi egg.  I just saw the commercial.  I also picked up 7 of these Kinder Maxi eggs that are stashed in my 5th wheel ready to go for Easter weekend.  I am pretty excited to see the look on the faces of my kids and my nieces and nephews!

What would be even better though is the looks on the faces of the kids that the Miracle Network is helping.  There is always someone out there who needs something more than you, or someone who is in a worse position than you!  I always try, even though its hard, to try not to get down on myself when things are hard.  Someone else is always worse off and you just need to take the positives as they come and pass on the love. 

We are so thankful to have healthy kids throughout our family.  There are no big issues, health issues or anything that keeps us up at night.  For that I am truly thankful.  I have heard a lot of heart wrenching stories and am a big believer that if there is only one person you can help, make it a child!!

Kinder Canada has made a donation to The Miracle Network and you can read all about the Miracle Kids they are helping here.  The ‘A Joy to Share’ campaign is the KINDER® way of bringing joy to families – especially those in need by partnering with the Children’s Miracle network.  As families coming together this holiday it’s a chance to reflect and teach your loved ones about what it means to help others. This isn’t just a donation – but a call to action for Canadian moms and children to help us support those less fortunate this joyful season.

If everyone can do something, anything, amazing things will happen!!!!

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Coupon Coupon Coupon

I love coupons lol, I am sure I have told you guys that but what I love even more is sharing coupons with all of you!  Some coupons are for things that you think, I will never use that, and some you think, wow, I could use 5 of those!  Hopefully this will be one of the latter ones.  Ever since the fabulous crew over at Life Made Delicious sent me some of their tortillas I haven't eaten a single hard taco.  I still will break up a hard taco shell over the taco salad I will take with me to work but now I always go for the soft taco.  They are so good for Brandon too. 

Brandon can not easily eat a hard taco, he loves them so he really really really tries but after a bite, maybe two, it crumbles and is everywhere.  He gets frustrated and just wants to eat it.  Now that I am so into the tortillas that's what Brandon gets too.  He loves that he can eat his entire taco without it ending up everywhere and of course having the same as Mommy goes a long ways too.  Kristina only wants what Daddy is having though on the other hand :)

I guess the whole point of my post is to let you know about the great new coupons from Life Made Delicious!  If you click on this link, you can get a coupon for $1 off Old El Paso medium or large tortillas.  Make sure you grab some to try on your next Mexican night!

Don't forget to check out Life Made Delicious for all your Easter Recipes!

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Who loves Strawberry Shortcake?

Ok so last week I told you all about how Jake and the Neverland Pirates is going to be all new this week!  It started this morning and new episodes will run all week!  Friday though will be the show you have all been waiting for!  Peter Pan Returns is on Friday night at 6pm ET.  Its going to be a good one!
If you kids are not as obsessed with Jake and the Neverland Pirates as Brandon is there is some other great news for you!  Strawberry Shortcake is not just a girly show, Brandon does enjoy watching it and after this week of Jake Jake Jake I am sure he will be happy to watch some Strawberry Shortcake!
Make sure you are watching Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Big Week beginning the week of March 26th at 6pm ET including the NEW episode, Where the Berry Breezes Blow on March 30th

Let me know what you think!

Disclosure:  I’m part of the Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy birthday to my Hubby

So it was my hubbys birthday on Sunday, he needed cake, but hes allergic to wheat.  Because I am a horrible wife I was out of his new favorite cake, Betty Crocker gluten free chocolate cake.  So I just made him a boring old wheat free cake and then made everyone else some new Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cupcakes!  They were very easy to make which was a good thing!

I work outside the house Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights and then all day Saturday and Sunday.  Lets just say I love Mondays :)  Its hard on both Kris and I now, but we don't have to pay for daycare, this way one of us is always home with the kids and we figure that once the kids are both in school then him and I can spend some time together again :)

Anyways, back to my point, we had everyone over for cake on Sunday night so the plan was to make cake and the cupcakes on Saturday night and then ice them on Sunday night right before everyone came over.  We ended up going on an impromptu date on Saturday night and my girlfriend babysat so of course we stayed up visiting with her when we got home from dinner so that put us a bit further behind again.  We also brought home ice cream so good luck getting the kids to bed after that.

Brandon was still up, at about 10:00 when I started the cupcakes, please don't judge me, and so we got started.  It was pretty easy, added a few things and mixed it up.  That's Brandon's favorite part.  I don't know what we did before the Kitchen Aid mixer because he works it better than I do. Baking with kids is the best, and I know he will remember it because he loves it so much!   He mixed it all up good and I poured it into my silicone baking cups, seriously love those as well, and then threw them in the oven.  We put the kids to bed and then hubby disappeared to bed and cleaned up the house, did the dishes, made his cake and then pulled them both out to cool.  It was an extra long night.

The cupcakes and cake were a huge hit.  Everyone loved the Red Velvet cupcakes.  How could you not, cream cheese icing, thank goodness it came in the box.  All I had to do was ice the cake right after I chowed down dinner on Sunday right before people were pulling into the driveway.  Then just cut off the tip of the icing bag and iced the Red Velvet cupcakes up in about 2 minutes!  You know it was rushed when I didn't even have time to snap a pic of the finished cupcakes and hubby usually takes pics of singing so clearly that didnt' happen :)

They were all gone before the party was over, no leftovers for me :(  If you want to try them you should do it soon as they are only here for a limited time. 

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March/April Winners

The winner of the Cheerios prize pack is comment number 26 - Kara, I have no way of getting ahold of you, please contact me!

26. kara said...

I follow you, entry #1.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:45:00 AM
The winner of the Bio-K plus product and waterbottle is comment number 39
39. Soozle said...!/sbabij/status/169771276456566784

feb 15

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:14:00 AM

Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior

Have I mentioned before how much I love, well Brandon, loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates?  He plays Jake, he watches Jake on Disney Junior, he watches the Jake movie, he watches Peter Pan and talks and talks and talks about Jake!  I think I may have passed down my OCD to him :)

Jake and the Neverland Pirates is heading into its 2nd season, yaaaaa for Jake and his friends.  We love watching it, and even I find myself watching and listening to Jake.  I actually enjoy it and don't end up annoyed watching it or walking away because I cant' handle being in the same room.  I don't really find that with any Disney Junior shows, mostly with other channels, but my all time favorite Jake and the Neverland Pirate memory is when we were all out for dinner and Brandon dropped a piece of food and muttered "oh coconuts!"  So funny!

There is going to be a Jake and the Neverland Pirates marathon this month!  From March 19th - 23rd 6pm - 7pm EST there will be a new episode on, every night, the 6:30 showing!  You know we will be PVRing them so we can watch them again and again.  The Friday night will be the big show of Peter Pan Returns airing at 6pm EST!  Sounds like a great week, make sure you tune in!

Disclosure:  I’m part of the Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own