Saturday, September 29, 2012


Our 10 year old son was so excited to go shopping for the New Shaun White Thrash Series Skateboard. DMan had a skateboard awhile back and was generous to give it to a friend that wanted it so this was a real treat for him. Shaun White is a Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist and won many X Games.I'm sure he puts his passion into his skateboards. DMan has been wanting a skateboard so I felt like it was time to purchase a really good skateboard named after a great SkateBoarder. So I decided to purchase him a Shaun White Supply Company Skateboard from the Thrash Series. 

Walmart has recently started to carry the Shaun White Series so as we approached the display case DMan was jumping for joy for a new skateboard. At the Display Case you can download the QR Code for further information. 

As you can see they had a great selection of the Shaun White Thrash Series Skateboards. The wheels are nice and bright and the underside of the skateboard is brightly colored with great graphic design. Many of the skateboard's have skulls and crossbones which our family is not thrilled about. DMan wanted the Bird design because we are studying Flying Creatures this year for Science. 

We took our time to shop the other skateboards and our Walmart had a Huge selection as you can see. And we found that the Shaun White Skateboards was definitely the Best quality and very well put together. The price of the Shaun White Thrash Series Skateboards are very inexpensive. Shaun White himself has made the geometric truck design with the 54mm wheels. 

Safety is number One, as we were at Walmart we checked out the safety gear. DMan needed elbow and knee guards and gloves that we purchased at Walmart. 

We are on the way out of Walmart to ride our new Shaun White Skateboard. 

DMan was super excited about his new skateboard. We have to visit our local skate park sometime very soon for skateboard fun. 

DMan is all geared up with his elbow pads, knee pads and gloves and His New Shaun White Skateboard. DMan has done gymnastics for five years so his balance is really good and balance is key to skateboarding. DMan's father use to skateboard when he was a kid and he was teaching our son some moves. I feel that it is so important to send time together as a family so spending time outside is great, it helps all of us to be active. Our daughter outside rollerskating and my husband helping our son with the Shaun White skateboard. 

DMan learned how to do a Wheelie on his New Shaun White Skateboard. This is great for DMan because he recently injured his shoulder and has been out of the gym for four weeks. Skateboarding has helped to keep him active. He is asking me daily to skateboard which is great exercise for any child. Boys are active anyways and skateboarding helps to excerpt that energy. 

DMan learned the Tic Tac, 180 and Kick Flip. DMan is having a ball with his New Shaun White Skateboard. 

On October 28th your local newspapers will be promoting the Thrash Series Board. 
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This #ShaunWhiteSupplyCo shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Shaun White Supply Co #CBias #SocialFabric 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Flower Two Litter Bottle Art

I saw this craft on Facebook and thought I would share. 

First save some two litter bottles for your flower design. 

Have child paint a stem or branch for there flowers. 

Take the two litter bottle and put end of bottle into the paint and then gently place on paper on one of the branches to make the flower. 

Ducky placing her flower on her branch. 

DMan showing you how it's done. 

Final result, they came out really nice. If you want to you can put more flowers on the branch. 

Ducky's Flower Two Litter Art. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Story of the World-Vikings

Last year we did Story of the World- Volume 1 and this year we are doing Volume 2. We were studying the Vikings and I love the Draw and Write Through History books. That's what we used as our guide to draw the Viking Ships. They did an awesome job. It's so much fun to home school our children. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists-Picasso

Picasso (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

My friend Nicole @ Mama to 5 Blessings and I are doing an Art Co-op that we discovered on Confessions of a Homeschoolers Website. Our first Artist is Pablo Picasso, a very interesting Artist but great to learn about. 

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso], 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanishpaintersculptorprintmakerceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,[2][3] the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

Information above was from Nicole and I get together every two weeks to study Art. We first read to them about the Artist and then we draw and paint and use the different mediums that each Artists used during that time. We also talk about the style,technique,and mediums. We are using the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists books by: Mike Venezia. I really love these books, they are easy to use and very informative. 

We decided to draw and paint "The Three Musicians" 

DMan taking his time to draw "The Three Musicians". 

Haley using the book as her guide to draw "The Three Musicians".

DMan with his finished Art work. 
"The Three Musicians."

Ducky with her final painting of "The Three Musicians."
The medium they used was oil pastels. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Thank you to Mommy Parties for letting us have a Neon Tiki Tribe Party!!! 


Our children were super excited to sit down and read all about the Super Tiki Tribe and there super-powers to defend Earth from evil Ku Tiki Tribe. 
Our children want me to read them over and over again!!!

We read each book with excitement and happiness. 

-Bullies: Playground Push-Around-Maya is getting bullied by her friends because she is wearing her new glasses. She asks her friends to help her to prevent bullying. 

This was our children's favorite. How many times does this happen and we don't even know. We have to teach our children how to stand up against bullying with a loving attitude. Maya helps us to remember to treat others the way we want to be treated. Character is key!!!

Each child received :
1 pair of "super power" glasses which our girls are wearing. 

Along with one of each of the Neon Tiki Tribe Books. We had our party at my friend's pool. They were ready for some Neon Tiki Tribe Fun!!! I explained that Tiki stood for Thoughtful,Intelligent,Kind and Individual. Each of our children have the ability to stand up for what is right which is there "Super Powers"a power that each of our children have, they just need to tap into it. Be strong and Courageous. 

Mommy Parties sent us:

Bullies: Playground Push-Around

Dog Rescue Mission!
A dog is missing, The Tiki Tribe helps the young boy to find his lost puppy!!! 

Tiki Beach Battle!!!
The Tikis Mowah,Zeke,Tia, and Dar help save the ocean from pollution and save the turtles. 

Each book has a special throughout the book. The Neon Tiki Tribe is Dyslexic Friendly. 

Our husbands joining in the fun!!! They gave "Super Powers" too:)

After some Neon Tiki Tribe Fun, with Lasagna for Dinner and Cheesecake for Dessert. They were ready for some water balloon and go cart fun. 

Neon Tike Tribe inspired me, how about you check it out the books for yourself and your children. I'm sure your children will love them as mine do. 

Thank you again to Mommy Parties for letting us review these
wonderful and exciting adventures books:)

By publishing this post, I received free products as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions are my own.)

Explorer GoGos CrazyBones Review


Gogo's are small colorful characters that come in hundreds of colors and designs, each one with a unique name, design, personality and special ability. Kids of all ages have fun collecting, trading and playing with Gogo's Crazy Bones!

Gogo's were inspired by games from ancient Greece where children played by bouncing and throwing sheep knuckle bones. Today’s Gogo’s are reminiscent of old school favorites such as marbles and jacks, with a modern twist! Each Gogo has a unique number for collecting and designed so you can hold and throw with one finger.


Each Gogo's Series has about 80 different Gogo's in five different colors, some of which are rarer than others, each with a unique face and name. You can find Series 1 - The Originals, Series 2 - The Evolution Series and Series 3 - The Explorer Series in stores now across North America. Series 4 hit the shelf in August!!!!


Each Gogo has a favourite game they usually perform best in and three performance stats for playing games:
  • Speed: This shows you whether the Gogo will gain speed and crash strength
  • Bounce: This tells you if it will be easy to predict where the Gogo will land after it's thrown
  • Balance: This tells you whether the Gogo will stand up easily after it has been thrown

Thank you to Gogos Crazy Bones for letting us review the Gogos
Our children were so excited to receive 50 packets of the Explorer Gogos Crazy Bones Series 3. They were very  generous to us and we are so thankful to receive so many. Each set has one Gogo and a sticker to go with it. What I love about Gogos is that they are educational. When you have several packets you can play a educational game with them. They have a parents/teachers on there Gogos website


JDNA, the North American distributor of Gogo’s Crazy Bones is committed to education and making learning fun. JDNA has developed a number of Teaching Resources using Gogo’s characters as counting measures and inspiration. JDNA has tried to tie the activities into curriculum topics to support teachers who are looking for concrete new ways that engage and help their students learn.
Teachers can download the Teaching Resource with grade appropriate educational activities complementing curriculum in the following five core subject areas:
  • Math skills are practiced as students add, subtract, measure and organize data using Gogo’s as concrete counters

  • Science and Technology becomes real as children are engaged in learning about living things, the environment and how products are made
  • Media Literacy and Visual Arts activities inspire students to evaluate commercials and books and relate key messages to their own experiences
  • Oral Communication and Creative Writing are encouraged as students read, build and share stories about the Gogo’s characters
  • Health and Physical Education activities practice balance, hand eye coordination and get kids moving

You can download the teachers guide at

The smile on our children's face show it all:)

Online and real life games are created around each Series. You can design your own Gogo, play online games and have fun with friends in the FUN ZONE.
Gogo's have great play and educational value making them a popular and fun toy for both kids and their parents!
  • Math and logic skills are involved in game playing and keeping score
  • Reading and comprehension are practiced as you learn about the unique personalities and special powers in the games, sticker album and website
  • Storytelling and imaginary play are encouraged as you build and share stories around the characters
Explorer Gogos can be purchased at Walmart,Walgreen's and many other places, please check website for more locations Gogos Crazy Bones.
Affordable Fun!!!!


You can now download all 3 of the Gogo's Crazy Bones Sticker Albums for Free!
Just login to your Club Gogo's account or create a new account. Once you're logged in, go to "collections" page and look for the blue "Sticker Album" download button at the top of the screen

This is great to store your Gogo stickers. I know our children love Gogos. They love to collect them and love to play the game with each other and there friends. They don't even realize they are learning because they are having so much fun!!!

A Big Thanks to Gogos CrazyBones to letting us review Series 3 Explorer Gogos. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ice Cream Picture

Ducky takes these classes at a local art a studio. This picture is Pastel on Paper and then the picture is mated to board. 

Ducky did such a wonderful job, this is her close up.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

God's Painted Sky!!!

I couldn't resist this picture of the sky the other evening. It's so amazing the beauty of God's creation. 

DMan with God's Painted Sky in the background. 

Daddy and Ducky being silly, like always. 

My husband and I with the sky fading. 

Have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weather Kid for the morning news:)

DMan had the opportunity to be the Weather Kid for the morning news. What an exciting opportunity for him. 

DMan with Local News Anchor.

DMan with Local News Anchor. 

DMan getting miced up for Weather Kid.

There he is Weather Kid for the early morning news. 

DMan with Local Anchor and Meteorologist. 

DMan with Meteorologist. 

Meteorologist,DMan and Daddy.