The Momma Diaries

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Let's Get Fired Up" with Paw Patrol!

Last month when I attended Sweet Suite and Blogger Bash, I had the pleasure of chatting with a few of the amazing representatives from Spin Master toys.  They were definitely one of my "must meet" brands when I was there.  After all, they are the makers of Paw Patrol!

Lincoln has been a huge fan of Paw Patrol for over a year now.  The show debuted last summer, however, the toys were recently launched in stores this past spring.  This was certainly the most anticipated toy line ever for him.  

My little boy's day was made when he received a special package in the mail.  Inside were TWO toys from his favorite show!  Paw Patrol Real Talking Marshall and Rubble's Digg'n Bulldozer.

Let's talk about Marshall for a second.  He has seriously not left Lincoln's side since he received him.  He snuggles him at bedtime each night.  Marshall even joins us for family games at the kitchen table.  And yes, Marshall plays too.  He gets his own little game piece and everything.  It's seriously adorable.

Marshall is a soft plush toy.  His badge lights up when you squeeze his belly.  Marshall will bark, howl, and say popular phrases from the show like, "Let's go go go," "I'm fired up," and "I'm on it!

I think we might even have a little Paw Patrol fan in the making.  Avery was quite smitten with Marshall, as well!

Lincoln also was thrilled to have Rubble's Digg'n Bulldozer join his collection.  This is a push play bulldozer and action figure toy!  Rubble's bulldozer features a movable drill and movable scoop.  Lincoln already had a few other figures from this line, so he was really happy to have Rubble join the bunch!

I was looking on the Paw Patrol website, and noticed there is a Real Talking Chase!  I just know this will be on Lincoln's Christmas wish list. He adores Chase -- primarily I think because his Daddy is a police officer. :)

Are your kids fans of Paw Patrol?  Who is their favorite pup?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Avery is 9 Months Old!

Oh my sweet baby Avery.  How is it that you are already 9 months old?!  It seems like I was just writing your big brothers 9 month post just yesterday.  I'm afraid that if I blink too quickly, suddenly you will be approaching your 5th birthday like him.  

This was a big month for you my little bug.  For starters, you got FOUR teeth!  I know.  Your poor little gums. They seriously came in practically all at the same time too.  First came your two top, and then your two bottom quickly followed.  Needless to say, we had a few restless nights.

As for your 9 month stats -- well, you are certainly a healthy, growing, big boy!  You weigh 23 pounds 6 ounces and you are 29 1/2 inches tall! You and your brothers stats are almost identical for 9 months!  

You LOVE your little jeep walker.  You cruise all over our house, chasing us all around.  Especially Lincoln.  Oh how you adore your big brother. 

You love to eat.  I don't think there is anything you do not like!  I am really hoping that by letting you explore all these foods, you will become a better eater in the long run.  You basically eat whatever your Daddy and I are eating...within reason, of course.  

You are wearing mostly size 24 months.  That is so crazy to me.  Weren't you just born yesterday?!  

You learned how to clap, and you like to do it again and again.  I especially find it quite funny when you clap when I change your diaper.  You must be a smart kid!  

Your open mouth kisses are just about the cutest thing ever.  You will grab my face with your hands, and then basically attack me.  Although I get covered in complete baby slobber, I don't mind one bit!  I adore your sweet (sloppy) kisses!

We had our 9 month photo shoot the other day.  Just one week late this time...I'm getting better!  

And keeping up with the tradition, here are some of my favorite shots from this past month.  Those baby blues are so, SO gorgeous my sweet boy.

You really are the sweetest, happiest little baby there ever was.  Happy 9 months my sweet little Avery bug.  We love you so incredibly much!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review and Giveaway

When I went to Blogger Bash and Sweet Suite last month, one brand I was really looking forward to connecting with was VTech.   To say that they were amazing to meet, is a complete understatement.  VTech really sent their best reps!  They were friendly, enthusiastic about their products, and truly interested in engaging in a blogger/brand relationship! 

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I was when I was contacted by VTech to review their hot new product,  the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch.  I saw this item firsthand, and I just knew Lincoln would be thrilled to test it out.  Lately, he has been really interested in telling time, and understanding how time works.  Although he is only 4 years old, I don't think it's ever too soon to learn...especially if your child wants to!  

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review and Giveaway

The watch comes in four different colors, pink, blue, white, and green.  I requested green for Lincoln.  He is obsessed with anything in the shade of green.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch Review and Giveaway

So naturally, he was super excited when his package arrived in the mail. I made him pose with it before I opened the box for him.  He's such a trooper!

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Here's some information about the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch:

It’s camera time!
With the exciting interactive Kidizoom Smartwatch, kids can capture photos, add photo effects, record videos and play built-in games for learning fun on the go. Complete with an easy-to-use 1.4’’ color touch screen, as well as more than 50 digital and analog clock displays, the multi-functional Kidizoom Smartwatch is perfect for kids learning to tell time. The Kidizoom Smartwatch also boasts a rechargeable battery, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder with funny voice changing effects and parental game controls.

Kidizoom® Smartwatch (Ages 4 years and up; MSRP: $59.99) features include:

·     1.4 inch color touch screen
·    Camera for taking photos and recording videos
·    Voice recorder with 5 voice changing effects
·  Special effects including customized photo frames, color filters and distortion effects; fun video frames
·    4 fun games, included
·    Kid-durable design to withstand drops and bumps
·    Splash proof and sweat proof
·    Alarm clock with fun tones and animation
·    Timer and stopwatch in kid-friendly themes
·    50+ digital and traditional analog displays
·    Rechargeable battery
·    4 vibrant colors: blue, pink, white and green
·    Micro USB cable for data transfer and battery recharging
·    Access to Learning Lodge app store to download more games and watch displays

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

I think my personal favorite thing about this watch is the different displays it offers.  I love love LOVE that it offers traditional analog displays.  There are way too many children today that cannot tell time!  So while this watch offers digital displays as well, Lincoln will be rocking the analog.  

I also really appreciate that it offers a rechargeable battery.  No one told me that when I had kids, I needed to buy stock in batteries.  Seriously.  Every.Single.Toy needs 840204 batteries.  Not the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch! I love that I can just plug it in over night, and it will be ready the next morning!

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

It is also DURABLE!! The design is basically kid-proof.  It is meant to be knocked around a bit, and can hold up to those frequent drops.  The wristband is also soft.  I know that sounds weird, but it is.  The way it is designed is so perfect, because there really is no possible way for little wrists to get pinched.  

Lincoln loves this watch.  He has been loving taking photos and recording videos non-stop.  It also offers 4 different games that are included.  However, believe it or not, his very favorite feature is the stopwatch!  He tells me he "needs to go running," and off he goes!

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

You can stay updated with all of VTech's latest products by visiting them at and following them on Twitter and Facebook.

Now here's the fun part.  VTech is offering one of my very lucky readers the opportunity to win their very own Kidizoom Smartwatch!  

Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.  The more steps you complete, the greater your chance to win!  Giveaway open to US Residents 18+ age or older.
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