Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oh my Batman!!!!

We were selected to host a Ridemakerz Xtreme Customz party. 
We had planned the party for April 6th, but unfortunately due to sicky situations, we had nobody come.
So, we did our party with one of my son's soccer team. It became an awesome ending to a great practice, and everyone had a great time opening and playing with the cars.

Of course my kiddos were super excited and tearing open the packages. They had seen the cars in our living room and I believe it took everything in their power to wait to open one. So they did go to town quickly after sitting down for these. The packaging is a little bit child proof, they have a hard time opening it themselves, but luckily, parents are there to the rescue. It still took a minute to get the packages open. Even for us.

I was not excited the way each car was already built differently, some parts were already on it as shown in the directions. If you have multiples it's already every car is different, which I realize the point is to customize, however, the instructions show put this piece on, and it's already on and its step 2. But that wasn't on for another car.
The tires were really hard to push on and on one car would not stay completely on. It didn't mean the kids didn't have fun with them though. I will say my 9 year old did get in there and put his together on his own for the most part. My middle son almost 7, could not get it together at all.
My youngest son was all over it and while he couldn't get it out of the packaging or put together he had a blast having me do it for him.  I do think these should be geared for older kids because of the pieces being so small to put in. 5 and 6 is still way to young to keep up with the pieces. Overall we had a great time!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We are Homeschooling! Trying something new this month

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It's been awhile

It's been crazy here in this house. We started home schooling in November. With my oldest doing online Homeschooling, and my middle son learning from me each day. So this leaves me pretty busy during the weeks now.  So far it feels like we are doing alright with it. The kids seem to like it better than public school. They get lots of interaction still with their Karate class four to five days a week. One 
Recently I started a new healthy way of living. Green Smoothies! In a few days I've dropped a pound, hopefully still shedding more. So far two days at the gym and while I skipped the gym yesterday, I did do a little workout at home before everyone was up.  I have  a goal, before my birthday, I will be pre-kids weight. The last three days I have had nothing but green smoothies for breakfast and lunch and a salad for dinner. Tonights salad, shrimp salad! I'm going to try and stick to this for at least a week.

I have also given up my starbucks drink. However I am not completely cutting out coffee, just the high calorie drink that I have been getting over the holidays. It's amazing I didn't gain more than five pounds when I finally realized how many calories is in a Caramel Brulee Latte and a venti at that. But oh they tasted ohhhh so good. So luckily most Starbucks are out of it, so the temptation to not order it should be easily fought. I just have to remind myself of my goal.

I have also gotten my little ones on this kick. They are now asking me for Smoothies in the morning. Fresh fruit smoothies, with no additions to it, like sugar, or even cows milk. And for the most part, they are drinking them.

This morning we woke up to snow, so it's been rather hard to keep them on track with wanting to learn today, but we will!