My kids live for summer – as I am sure most do. Especially at their young age – they are 5 and 7. My whole family looks forward to grilling dinners, playing games in the yard, and just having fun together in the warm weather. Something else my girls are passionate about? Well that would be PJ Masks. Like their Mama, they are big superhero fans. I have started them young with stories about Iron Man and Spider-Man, and so when they first saw PJ Masks on Disney Junior, they fell in love! This summer I am combining two of their loves, outside fun and PJ Masks!
If you’ve got kids in the house, you’ve probably have conversations with the words snot, boogers or poop. Lord knows I do! My girls are 5 and 6 and they LOVE potty humor. They just cannot get enough of it. And OK, my husband and I can’t get enough of it either. Second on their list is probably slime, so when those things combine, magic happens. Tactile compound maker Mythical Slyme is on trend with their stretchy, gooey putty tins of Unicorn Boogers, Unicorn Tears, glittery pink Unicorn Poop, and more!
This summer, I have been on the hunt for new toys for my girls. Fun things for the whole family, that they can enjoy inside on rainy days, and outside when the weather is nice. Here in Upstate New York we don’t have a lot of summer time. We basically skip Spring and go right in to Summer after Winter. We need to take advantage of the time we get. Since I have been researching lots of great toys, I figured I would share the list with you guys. Enjoy!
I am surrounded by artists in my house. Trust me, I am not one, but my husband and daughters are. One thing they have always wanted to do was make a claymation video, so we were excited when we received a claymation kit so that we could make our own mini movie. Lionsgate sent it to us along with a copy of Early Man to inspire us to make a movie featuring Hognob. We had so much fun doing this, and I hope you all make one too! It is really easy to do – just check out this instructional video starring the cast of Early Man!
In case you don’t know anything about me, I am a bit of a Marvel fan. Avengers: Infinity War is finally in theaters everywhere today, and to go along with its release are a lot of amazing new toys and products! When I say I need and want them all, I truly mean it. I am a huge collector of all things Marvel, so I want toys, I want clothes, I want household items. There are so many products that have hit stores now, but here are the ones that top my list.
Avengers: Infinity War is probably the highest anticipated film of 2018! Marvel fans have been waiting years for this movie to hit theaters, and now the time has almost come! I still have to pinch myself to believe I will be seeing it on April 23rd – at the World Premiere in LA! Be sure to follow along with #InfinityWarEvent for all the inside information! Avengers: Infinity War releases to the public on April 27th and to help celebrate The Hopping Bloggers have put together an Avengers: Infinity War prize pack worth over $300 that everyone will want to win! Trust me, I sure do!
One of our favorite things to do as a family is brick building. We love building from kits, but we also love creating whatever our imaginations can think up. My oldest daughter is particularly good at this so when she discovered Strictly Briks new Trap and Gap Baseplates, her mind went wild. She started thinking up all sorts of creations and could not wait to start building! When I handed her the box I felt like I could actually see the wheels turning in her head. Within minutes, she had some pretty amazing structures built.
My daughters are much like their mother in that they love collectibles. While my office is filled with things like Funko Pops representing my favorite movies and TV Shows, their rooms are filled with adorable little stuffed animals, like Whiffer Sniffers! From the moment they discovered these, they wanted to collect them all. Whiffer Sniffers easily clip on to backpacks and have unique (and awesome) smells that last a whole year! As their tag line emphasizes, boys and girls love to collect ‘em, give ‘em and trade ‘em!
My husband and I are both total geeks. We are always purchasing the latest and greatest technologies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is something that is very important to us. We are constantly trying to find ways to incorporate these things into our young daughters lives. One thing we spend a lot of time doing together as a family is creating things with building blocks. Recently we discovered E-Blox which incorporates building blocks and creating circuits. Our girls have been having a blast coming up with their own 3D circuits and lighting them up.
My daughters are pretty darn creative. I say they take after their father in that department. I will let you know in on a little secret (that most of my friends know) – he basically does all my craft and recipe posts. And if you see one that is pretty sub-par, that is because I did it. Our girls love to build and create things with their hands – and when they discovered Maze-O they were thrilled! There are many games that we play that help them hone those skills, but this one is a new favorite in our house!