Friday, October 20, 2017

The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  i was not paid to write this review,  All opinions are my own

A few weeks ago my son left his scooter behind my car and I know most of you already know what happened....  I ran it over and broke it!  My son cried, this was one of his favorite outdoor toys.  We live in the country and very few cars come down our road, he could spend hours just going back and forth in our drive away, his brother has a scooter as well and they would race each other!  The best was when Loki was outside with them and would chase them around.  But thanks to me not looking behind my car I ran it over and it cracked, I did have every intention of getting him a new one.... And yes I did use the word "DID" because now dear readers I found something even funner!
The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter 

The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter (Blue) 
This is the motorized personal transporter is perfectly sized and speed for young riders.  Not only is the right size for my little guys height, but it also is lightweight.  Sometimes the battery does die, but it is nothing for him to just push it back to the charger.

If you don't want to take my word for it, this Transporter is also the Winner of the National Parenting Seal of Approval!
The stand-up vehicle is operated via a foot pedal accelerator and handle grip buttons that control turning. Quinn is 6 and on the smaller side, but he was easily able to each the foot accelerator and the handles.  Oh and you don't need much pressure at all!

Pressing and holding a button sends the transporter into a 360ยบ spin; pressing both buttons simultaneously puts it in reverse. It gradually accelerates to a tame 3.7 mph top speed so parents needn’t worry about children zooming off uncontrollably.   The transporter’s large tires have molded-in treads for optimal traction on sidewalks and driveways while its sturdy, wide platform and a hidden third wheel provide stability for riders up to 89 lbs.  So in other words my clumsy Quinn isn't going to be able to flip it over.

 Its 12-volt battery provides up to 60 minutes of continuous use from an 8-10 hour charge via the included AC charger.  I do like that my boys can get 60 minutes out of, now for us that means like 2 hours.  Because Quinn will hope on ride around, get off to explore something, hope back on to go up to his tree house, ect.  Oh and it does go pretty well in the grass area,  our grass is cut pretty low though and I haven't tried it in rougher terrain.

It does come with stickers so children can customize their ride.  Quinn also added a few of his own.

And adult assembly is required.  That was pretty easy though I got it together within a few minutes.  I do want to give parents a little advice though, you do need to charge it for 8-10 hours I would suggest doing this before your kids even see it!!  My little guy asked me every 15 minutes if he could ride it yet!!


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The Child's Motorized Personal Transporter (Blue) 

Spin Master's Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  i was not paid to write this review, all opinions are my own

My Quinn is a sweetheart.  Don't get me wrong I love both of my boys and Brandon Jr does have his awe sweet moments, but with Quinn he is just always sweet.  He has this little Paw Patrol blanket that is just big enough to cover him and it is so soft.  Well whenever Paw Patrol comes on TV he calls my 150lbs lab up on the couch with him and covers Loki up with this tiny blanket.  One day I asked him why he calls Loki up with him and he told me that the Paw Patrol dogs are Ryder's helpers and heroes and that Loki was his!!  And he told me that the blanket turns into a hero cape when Loki wears it!
  I had to give him a big hug and he even talked me into getting him and Loki matching capes!!  So even though they still cuddle with the blanket they both now have their own hero cape.  I love Paw Patrol not only because my son does, but also because it promotes team work and helping out others.  
Now Quinn has a huge Paw Patrol collection of toys.  He has the train and town set, all the pups and their cars, he has the 2 large vehicles, a paw patrol helicopter and even bath toys.  And these are just the ones I can remember I know he has more.  And this year he was able to add the Spin Master  My size Lookout Tower!!

At over two and a half feet tall, this tower is the perfect size for a child’s imagination.  And I just the right height!  My little guy can stand to play and sit to play!  No matter which level he is at there is always something for his little hands to be playing with.
Spin Master Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower comes with interactive lights and authentic sounds. Hear each character’s signature phrase with the press of a button.  I am pretty sure I am going to hear these pup's voices when I am trying to sleep at night.  Quinn pushes those buttons quite a bit and whenever a particular pup's voice goes he grabs that pup and they are off to take care of whatever mission it is Quinn is pretending.
Your child can keep careful watch over the citizens of Adventure Bay using the rotating periscope located at the top of the top of the tower.  I adore this, little Quinn actually looks out the periscope to try and find "trouble."  Since the tower is just the right size he doesn't have to stand on his tippy toes to reach!
The tower has a slide so the pups can slide right down into their cars (well most of the time, sometimes they do miss the car), or they can take the little elevator.

  After the pups our in their cars you can launch them into action!  The vehicles that fit into the Paw Patroller are the perfect size for this feature
It did require some assembly, but it was very basic!  I was able to do it myself in a few minutes

ZhuZhu Pets

Disclaimer:  I was given several products in this post for the purpose of review.  i was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Dear Parents,
I am writing you this letter as a warning.... Prepare yourselves for an invasion.  Your home and family is about to be taken over but cute furry little critters that go by the name ZHU ZHU PETS.  You will not be able to fight them off and to be honest you will not want to. 

 Not only do the look adorable, but each one has its own special marking, colors and something that makes them unique.  The little orange guy above is Mr. Squiggles. With a brain that won't stop working, this Hamster's mind is always spinning as is he!!  The cute purple Zhu Zhu is Num Nums is the heart of the Zhu Zhu gang. The heart-shaped birthmark on her purple fur is a small symbol for the big heart inside this sweet Hamster.  These are only 2 of the many pets you can bring home.

Oh but wait dear parents
Not only are they the cutest little things ever, but they also come with an entire line of accessories.   

Be forewarned your child will love them, you will love them and even your pets will want to chase them.  The make the cutest little noises when you push the button on their backs.  Now I have a real pet rat and he is pretty good, but sometimes he just does what he wants.  And he has, how should I say, accidents....  Zhu Zhu pets never run away and the don't need to use the bathroom!  It is like having a pet with only pros and no cons!  The fun doesn't stop there, there is even an entire website where you can go play with digital Zhu Zhu pets.   My kiddos love watching these little guys go and they have fun setting up little courses and watching their Zhu Zhu figure out which way to go.
You have been warned
Signed from a parent who has already been invaded.

No plans this weekend? Let me change that with HAPPY HAUNTING AT DUCTH WONDERLAND

In case you missed my last post about Dutch Wonderland happy Hauntings here is the information

With over 30 rides and attractions, live entertainment, games and delicious food, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together with your family! Don’t miss Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! 

Royalty admission is valid for ages 3+. Ages 2 and under are FREE. Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail: a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience included in your admission. 

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail: a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience included in your admission. Three weekends of spook-tacular fun (Saturdays and Sundays, October 14-29)!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars”

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
When I was little I would watch Anne of Green Gables and Little House of the Praire all the time with my little sister.  When I moved about I also watched them with my hubby and now that I have kiddos I watch them with my boys.  Both shows are classics and timeless and I have a feeling in 25 years I will be watching them with my grandbabies.  
Now even though I love both shows today I want to focus on Anne of Green Gables.  And the brand new DVD that just released
Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Based on the acclaimed best-selling series by L.M. Montgomery and starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning Martin Sheen (“Apocalypse Now”, “The West Wing”), come the next set of adventures for beloved Anne Shirley. As Anne turns thirteen she faces a host of new milestones: first sleepovers, culinary misadventures, and shifting relationships with her bosom friend Diana and academic rival Gilbert Blythe. Through all this, Anne strives to strike a balance between becoming an upstanding, sensible young woman, and embracing her inquisitive and free-spirited nature. With returning cast members Sara Botsford (The Fog) as Marilla Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine (The Captive, The Calling) as Anne Shirley. “Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” has a run time of approximately 90 minutes.