Sometimes You Just Need To Let It Out! #Memories #Happenings

Its hard to believe that my mom has been gone for the past 12 years. I miss her so much and it never seems to get better. I am happy to have Denise around since I am able to ask her motherly questions. She definitely doesn’t replace my mom but its hard when I hear my daughter say where and who is your mother.  September 20th is always a rough day for me. Sometimes I feel like I am re living that day all over again. Many times I just wish I could hold her hand again and hear her voice.

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This year has been hard since we have lost part of our family, Bella our dog passed away back in April. Jayla moved to a new home. The past week has been rough since our little sweetie LTeeny hadn’t been feeling good. I got her right after my mom had passed away so the fact that she got very sick the day before the anniversary of my mom’s death was very hard on me. I am so happy to report however that since receiving antibiotics she is doing much better she is back to her cheery self.

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Lteeny has been a blessing to have. She is such a little sweetie. She has helped me through so many times of feeling depressed. I have had her since she was just 4 months old. I am happy that she is starting to feel better. She has been enjoying her time cuddling and playing with Chelsea. She is definitely back to her bouncy self. This year has been rough for her losing 2 of her companions. I am glad that we still have Charlie. He is almost 13 years old and still strong as can be besides losing his eye sight.

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Mealtime with Care Bears! #AmericanGreetings #2016HolidayGiftGuide

carebearsline-01Sometimes the best gifts are ones that you will use daily. I know for my daughter that is definitely the case. She loves getting new sippy cups, plates, bowls and silverware of her own. Lately she has been watching the new Care Bears & Cousins series on Netflix and this mealtime set just fits perfectly. I used to watch Care Bears when I was younger I love how old shows keep being renewed so that the next generation gets to experience it as well. This kit is very cute and definitely a set that we would recommend to everyone.

These are available for purchase on Amazon.com

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Reader’s Circle With Chelsea: Lifecycles Series! #ToddlerFavorites #ReadersCircle #Lifecycles

Chelsea and I really enjoy books that are educational and the Lifecycles Series is just that. Life Cycles teach you about how Frogs start as Tadpoles, Acorns to Oak Trees, Eggs to Chickens, Eggs to Bees, Caterpillars to Butterflies, & Seeds to Sunflowers.  When we visit my parents house we get to see the chickens growing and sunflowers growing. These books really help Chelsea and I learn about how these grow and change.

51abndocbfl-_sx258_bo1204203200_These books are great for reading with Preschoolers and even toddlers. I know that we will definitely be sharing this series with my niece as she will enjoy them as well. These books go along with our adventures. Chelsea was enjoying the acorns and oak trees while we were camping so having these books helps teach Chelsea how they grow. These books are just perfect for Chelsea she is constantly wanting to learn how these animals and plants grow.

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Adventures with Coley & Chelsea! #SeaquestAquarium #BoulevardMall

Chelsea and I are getting excited for when the Aquarium is supposed to be opening. We know that we have a little more than a month to go! We have been counting down the months. We really love animals and truly enjoyed ourselves when we went to the aquarium of the pacific with a family this past spring. We plan on spending at least half a day every other week here at the aquarium and at the mall. Boulevard Mall is turning into a place that is centered around entertainment for families with small children. They have a little amusement park for kids with a choo choo train, carousel, and a few other rides. They also have John’s Incredible Pizza attached to the mall.

John’s Incredible Pizza is our go to place for our family dates. We love that the food is buffet style so that everyone gets what they like. Chelsea and I really enjoy spending our time playing the games, watching the televisions and just getting out.

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Fun Times with Board Games by Blue Orange! #2016HolidayGiftGuide #BlueOrange #Games

Chelsea and I love playing games and learning at the same time. Sometimes traditional games are better than the new technology that is around this day and age. Chelsea has been having a lot of fun trying out these new games by Blue Orange. Blue Orange is well known for educational games. Especially ones that really get the children’s imaginations growing.

unnamedTop That! is a magical match-up themed after everyone’s favorite act! You and your opponents race to stack your magician’s tools according to the images on the challenge card. But the real magic happens when the images are painted in gray or dazzled in stars! If an item appears gray on the card, it must be hidden inside another prop, and if the item is surrounded in stars it must be empty for the grand magical reveal. Use sleight of hand to stack fast and wow the crowd with the final magic act! Chelsea has a blast trying to do the magic tricks and just playing around. This game really helps my daughter with her fine motor skills and even myself. This game is for ages six and up but my daughter still enjoys it.

Skills:

  • Problem solving
  • Visual perception
  • Fine motor skills
  • Focus and attention
  • Processing speed

gigamons_gameopen_02_new_flat_hires Gigamons is a memory game where you will enjoy matching and collecting Elemons to activate their superpowers. Every two Elemons unveiled unleashes a magical spell to hinder your opponents or aid your quest, and every three Elemons collected will summon a mighty Gigamon. This game will have you embark on a magical journey in this artfully mastered, creative world where memory is the key to success!

Chelsea and I really enjoy playing memory games. We love trying to make the matches to the different characters and collecting the tokens.

These games are available at many retailers near you such as Target, Walmart & Amazon.com!

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Time to reflect on the happenings! #Garden #Life #LifeMovesOn

Sometimes I feel that in order to make your life better you need to adjust yourself around others. I have noticed that since my daughter and I have been staying on top of keeping our backyard clean we have been able to enjoy ourselves so much better. She is able to take her toys to the backyard and just play. This year we lost 2 of our dogs so even though that was tragic it was for the better. We really have been able to keep on top of our chores and keep our home clean for the most part. Continue reading

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Getting Healthy: Sometimes Motivation is needed! #FitBit #Walking #Exercise

Since my daughter was born for some reason I just kept gaining weight. I know that I have been having issues with my anxiety and sometimes my stress level. I am sadly the type of person that needs some comfort and sometimes I get it from the wrong places for example food and sodas. Those items have really taken a toll on my body. Back in 2010 I was a little heavier than I am now and managed to drop my weight down by a little over 100lbs in a matter of a year and a half. Certain levels in my system were too high and I was able to get everything back to the normal range. About a month and a half ago I was almost to that high point again. Continue reading

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Readers Circle with Chelsea: Happy Birthday to You and God Made You Just Right! #ReadersCircle #BirthdayWishes

This month we are going to be doing several round ups of books that we have been enjoying  as it seems we have been getting a wide variety of different books. Chelsea truly enjoys when we just spend time reading different stories. I especially love the 2 that we are going to as they just go along with what today is. 4 years ago today I was in labor with my sweet little Chelsea. Today is her 4th birthday. I can’t believe how time has been flying. Continue reading

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