The Momma Diaries

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Celebrating Family and Friends this Thanksgiving

You guys.  I don't even know how it happened, but Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  What?!  As I sit here typing this, there is practically a blizzard brewing outside my house. Darn New England! Did I mention how happy I am to be going to Florida in two weeks?  I need some sunshine in my life!

That being said, I really love this time of the year - you know, minus the freezing temperatures and snow part.  Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday to reflect on all of our blessings, and realizing how much we have to be thankful for in our lives.

You know something I'm so, so very thankful for?  The bond that is developing between my two boys. I've always heard about this incredible bond between brothers, and it really is so amazing to watch it develop between my two sons. It really seems like they get closer each and every day.  Now that Avery is a little bit older, they are actually starting to really PLAY together!  I swear it melts my heart a little more every single time.

Speaking of friendship, Netflix has you covered.  Here are a few great selections:

For your little kids:

Veggie Tales in the house

Sesame Street Elmo   Friends

Bo on the Go

Justin Time

The Fox and The Hound 2


1. Bob and Larry: VeggieTales in the House
2. Bert and Ernie: Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends
3. Bo and Dezzy: Bo on the Go!
4. Justin and Olive: Justin Time
5. Tod and Copper: The Fox and the Hound 2
6. Clifford and Elizabeth: Clifford

And your big kids:
Phineas and Ferb

Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated


Wild Kratts

Adventure Time

Mario Bros Super Show

Charlotte s Web

1. Phineas and Ferb
2. Shaggy and Scooby: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
3. Vada and Thomas: My Girl
4. Martin and Chris: Wild Kratts
5. Finn and Jake: Adventure Time
6. Mario and Luigi: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
7. Charlotte and Wilbur: Charlotte's Web

Plus a few for mom and dad:

Gilmore Girls

New Girl

how i met your mother

30 Rock
Breaking Bad

The X Files

Wayne s World

1. Rory and Lorelai: Gilmore Girls
2. Schmidt and Nick: New Girl
3. Ted and Barney: How I Met Your Mother
4. Liz and Jack: 30 Rock
5. Walter and Jesse: Breaking Bad
6. Mulder and Scully: The X-Files
7. Wayne and Garth: Wayne's World

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post as part of the Netflix #StreamTeam.  All opinions expressed are my own. 
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants Krusty Krab Attack - 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Feature

We are big fans of MEGA BLOKS in our house. I remember Lincoln receiving a set for his first birthday, and we've been hooked since! I love that MEGA BLOKS offers something for all age ranges - starting at age one and going up to 8+. 

We were recently sent the MEGA BLOKS SpongeBob SquarePants Krusty Krab Attack play set to review.

Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants Krusty Krab Attack
 Here's some information on the play set:

Oh no! Evil Plankton is out to steal the Krabby Patty recipe yet again in the Krusty Krab Attack by Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants. Build the famous dining establishment and use the launchers to help SpongeBob send plates and patties flying toward Plankton and his two buildable robot minions! Mr. Krabs and Squidward come to the rescue, knocking the Krusty Krab sign down to stop Plankton in his tracks. Build an exciting adventure in Bikini Bottom with this action playset!
Ideal for ages 5 and up.
  • Buildable Krusy Krab that opens up for interior play
  • Dish launcher, manual patty launcher and collapsing sign
  • SpongeBob, Plankton, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward micro action figures
  • Two buildable evil robot minions
  • Combine with other Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants playsets to build your own wacky world of fun in Bikini Bottom.

So let me start off by saying that I do not allow Lincoln to watch SpongeBob SquarePants.  He's really great about it too - basically to the point where if for some reason it is on any TV at any house, he will yell "MOM, NO SPONGEBOB!!!"  We apparently trained him well!

That being said, this is a FABULOUS play set for kids.  AND, it's MEGA BLOKS!! I'm sure even if they don't watch the television show, like Lincoln, kids will fall in love with it. The characters are amazingly detailed, and the set is a great way to spark a child's imagination. The set offers double sided play action, that kids will love!

My nephew is a fan of SpongeBob, and I know he would love to unwrap this on Christmas.

Do your children like MEGA BLOKS? 

Disclosure:  I received free product in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are mine.
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Monday, November 24, 2014

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate!

Some of you may know that I'm part of the Disney Social Media Moms.  I went to my very first event last June, and have really loved the community.  Recently I was given the opportunity to host a very special #DisneyKids preschool playdate for Lincoln! 

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

Lincoln's 5th birthday is in November, so the timing really couldn't have been more perfect.  We turned his  little playdate, into a Jake & the Neverland Pirates Birthday Celebration!!

Here are a few of  the fun decorations we incorporated into the party.

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

I mean, seriously.   Isn't that the cutest little table setting you ever did see?!

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

The kids loved playing this little game.They had to place the doubloon  into the treasure chest - blindfolded, of course!!

#DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

We even decided to set up a pinata for the kids - a pirate ship of course! Lincoln insisted it was the Jolly Roger....he loves him some Captain Hook! It was definitely a hit with the kids!

And speaking of Captain Hook, check out our cupcakes!!

We sent the kids home with fun goodie bags. They included some fun party favors, Cliff Kid Bars, Finding Nemo fruit snacks, gold doubloon necklaces, and even spy glasses!

Lincoln had SO much...and so didn't everyone else - kids and adults!

Thank you to BSM Media, Mom Select, Disney Parks, Cliff Kid, and everyone else who made this #DisneyKids playdate so  much fun!!

Disclosure:  I  received free products in return  for hosting this awesome #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate.  All opinions are mine.

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