Friday, September 17, 2010

Pecko the Elephant (AKA Our Webkinz Jr. Party)

We were blessed to be given the opportunity to hos a Webkinz Jr. sponsored MommyParty. Thanks to MomSelect and Webkinz Jr. (Ganz)

If you've never heard of Webkinz Jr. you are in for a treat. Webkinz Jr. is an interactive game. With every Webkinz Jr. stuffed animal is a Pet Code to interact with that pet online in a fun game setting. The interactive stuff includes feeding, bathing, and putting the pet to bed as needed. But also playing games with your pet, which in turn teaches your child while they play.

Isabella LOVES the game where you collect acorns as they are falling. It tells you to collect a certain number of acorns and then you are done! It's a great fun way to learn counting.

Webkinz Jr. is designed for ages 3-6.

We hosted our party over Labor day weekend, the same weekend we hosted Calleigh's 1st birthday party! The older kids were thrilled to be included in something as fun as Webkinz Jr. while the baby got to play with her new gifts.

Each child who came recieved the following A Webkinz Jr bag, a Webkinz Jr (5 different varieties), a coloring book, a CD, sticker sheet, info sheet, and 5 trial code cards to hand out to friends.

We also received two craft items. One was beads and string to make bracelets/necklaces. The other was paper bags and construction paper to make paper bag puppets.

We divided the day up into the different parts of the event. Crafts, intro to Webkinz jr, snacks, and then the dispursement of the "goody" bags. Then we let the kids take turns playing the game on the computers. We had two laptops and one desktop computer set up for the kids.

We were sent a short DVD to introduce the kids and parents to the Webkinz Jr. World!

The kids LOVED the crafts a lot. Each one did something different and enjoyed having the opportunity to create to their whims. We had bracelets and necklaces. Some kids used the beads to glue to their paper bag puppets. 

The kids enjoyed watching the games being played and they enjoyed playing their turn. We had a little technical difficulties when our internet went down during the party due to storms, but all of the parents report that they were able to set up their accounts/child accounts once home without problems.

Webkinz Jr. is a wonderful online world and it was easily maneuvered by both my 3 and 6 year old and the other kids.  I think that it makes a lovely addition to other educational activities online.

*Disclosure. We were sent 10 gift sets for the party, plus the Intro DVD, and craft items by Ganz. All words here are my own and I was not paid anything for them.


Quotes from the girls

The big girls were talking in the backseat the other day.  We were coming close to a stop light and I hear the following.

I says "Red light means stop mama"

Cait replies "What does Yellow mean Bella?"

I says "slow down. and Green means go.  What do blue lights mean, Caity?"

Cait says, without skipping a beat "That means you are in BIG trouble"


YAY! More food posts.

I finally found my camera cord! YAY.

So Here's a few lunches to share

This one was from last week, It's Miss Caity's in her favorite Little Mermaid container

Inside the box. Top teir, PB crackers, 4 Chicken nugggets, Chese Butterfly

Bottome tier: Pickle, tomato (garden fresh), Cheese stick, cheerios.

In her LPS funtainer she had strawberry milk.

She ate it all.

Yesterday's Bentos

All three closed up.

Caity's Bento

Left side:
Chedder whales, pickles (cut to fit) and applesauce in orange container.

Right Side:
Italian Chicken and potatoes

She also decided to take a hard boiled egg.

Izzie's Bento

Right side Rice, little butter,
Left side Italian chicken and taters.

She insisted on the rice and I don't argue with her

Calleigh's Bento!

Top of turtle -- Italian Chicken and taters, chopped smaller.
Bottom -- rice with butter, green beans

Green side dish Banana yogurt

Two full funtainers of milk today.

Hello Kitty was used by Izzie, and LPS by Caity. We love funtainers. WE have 3 total, and I want at least 3 more!

The baby got a small cup of coconut milk and she still nurses of course.

Sharing this post with Shannon for What's for lunch, Wednesday! 


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So much to blog about

But alas I'm quite busy this week with visiting family.

And my camera cord is missing and I need to upload pics from Calleigh's bday party, our Webkinz Jr. party and our memphis trip.

Sigh. It feels neverending lately.


Wordless Wednesday

A sneak peek at our bday celebration.  MORE TO COME in another post.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Lunch Today

I've made a deal with myself to post their lunches at least once a week, but I think I"m going to put them on a food blog (along with menu plans, etc) to keep it all the same. We'll see how that goes.

Today's lunches are:

Sassy Container -- Caity's lunch.  Turkey sandwich on a WW mini bagel.  Mini pasta (Italian dressing tomato and cucumbers added after pic) and a cheese stick.  She took some crackers in a small container too. 

Tinkerbell -- Izzie's lunch -- Carrots, sweet pickle, Ham/Cheese croissant. (The ham/cheese is baked into the croissant.

Princess container: Calleigh's -- Carrots, black eyed peas, and mashed tater smiley faces, and cut up chicken bites, and cheese circles.

The two littles also have applesauce to go with theirs.

Sharing with What's for lunch Wednesday at Shannons. Click to see more lunches here