Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6/29/11: Wordless Wednesday - A look back before Kids

This is for you John.
 A wedding.
 Another wedding.
 With Freddy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6/28/11: Blog it Forward Tuesday!

Welcome to Blog It Forward Tuesday! A blog hop and giveaway linky hosted by Just Married with Coupons and Sweep Tight.
The concept of this blog hop is the same as any other –to meet new bloggers and gain more followers. But,what if we took it a step further?

The idea of the Blog It Forward theme is to not only gain more followers,but also do something a little extra for each other (pay it forward).

Instead of just following each blog,take an extra minute to do a little more. Some examples could be…referring them to your facebook friends,tweet about them,stumble a post,add their giveaway to a linky…get creative. We all know how busy us bloggers can be,so little things like this are really appreciated! Here are the simple rules:
Follow both hosts –Just Married with Coupons and Sweep Tight –via Google Friend Connect. Make sure you leave a comment and we will follow back.

Follow any other blogs that may interest you.

Blog it forward! Just one random act of niceness to another blogger can go a long way. If you get a second,give it a try!

Friday, June 24, 2011

6/24/11: Big Wheels at the Library and Cars 2!!!!

 We had a busy day today.  It started out with this morning going to the Wilmington Library for the Big Wheels event.  This is a great event, but due to "Day Out With Thomas" falling on the same day as this each year, we could never attend.  This year Edaville cancelled this event so we could go.  You can see the difference from when we went in 2008 here.  While we were there we met up with a friend and then had a playdate and their house which was fun.  The kids painted bird houses and clip boards that became frames.  Very cool.  And being how anal I am about painting in the house, I kept close eye with paper towels in hand. 
Evan posing for me.
 And of course Lauren is always posing.
 Evan in a big Excavator.
 The police cars were a big hit.
 Lauren feeling like a big girl.
In the Fire Truck.  As you may remember Evan wants to be a Fire Fighter and had two birthday parties at the Fire Station, so this is always a hit for him.
 As if that wasn't enought, we of course had to go to opening night for the much anticipated Cars 2!  We went to see it at the IMAX theatre in Jordan's Furniture.  It was really cool to feel the rumble in the seat, have the movie on a huge screen and be in 3D.  It sold out the 500 seat theatre.  I could have possibly been more excited than the kids to see it.
 I don't want to give much away, but we did like the movie, Evan was giggling away during it too.  John liked the original more, I say they are very hard to compare as they were so different.  I did also enjoy the Toy Story short at the beginning, it was hysterical.
What a way to start off Summer vacation, despite the misty weather!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6/23/11: Best Pet Health Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs

Best Pet Health sells products for cats and dogs including a brand called Nutri-Vet.

Being that I am a dog owner, with my lovely Shetland Sheepdog, Fred I was sent Nutri-Vet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for dogs to review. It is a food additive that makes their coat glossy & shiny and is heart-healthy because it provides omega-3!  Don't you want the best for your family member? 
By being a reader of my blog, you can purchase one Nutri-Vet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil here, any size for half off with the code HALFOFFSO which expires on 8/1/2011.

Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil provides levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids not commonly found in pet foods. It is a great multi-purpose supplement rich in EPA and DHA that help maximize skin and coat health, promote a strong immune system and support joint function. It contains only pure oil from wild, non-farmed Alaskan salmon stabilized with rosemary, a natural antioxidant that promotes freshness, purity and taste. It does NOT contain PCB contaminants, mercury or other heavy metals.

Omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) help reduce inflammatory skin reactions in dogs. These two important fatty acids are found in high levels in fish oil. Only omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been shown to reduce inflammation.

Omega-6 fatty acids, including linioleic acid, help maintain the epidermal water barrier function of the skin. This may explain why instances of dry, dull hair coat and scaling, non-pruritic skin disorders in dogs generally respond to the addition of vegetable oils to the diet.

Directions for Use: One (1) pump per 10 lbs of body weight daily. One pump is equal to approximately 4 ml or 1/2 teaspoon.Sources

What did Fred think?
I put this on his food and he gobbled it right up.  I think he actually ate quicker than he usually does which is a good sign.

Their website is very user friendly and easily organized by area for Dogs and Cats.  I suggest you check it out.  I also highly suggest checking out their Deal of the Month Page here:

And you can become a Fan on Facebook: and follow them on Twitter @bestpethealth  On there they do giveaways and answer product questions.
Disclosure:  I received the Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs in exchange for this review.

6/22/11: Gymnastics Team Banquet

Last night was Lauren's Gymnastics Team Banquet at the Tewksbury Country Club.  All the kids got awards and had a great time.  Here is Lauren with her Gymstreet USA Award for embodying the spirit of GymStreet and she was most excited about the backpack.  Lauren even had her first Shirley Temple which was exciting.
All the Squirts!
Posing pretty.
With their Coach Alex.
The girls on their night out.
Lauren and her Coach.
Lauren and one of her buddies.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6/22/11: Wordless Wednesday - Last day as a Kindergartener!

Sniff, sniff, last day of school!
This feels like just yesterday - the 1st day!

6/22/11: Still time to register for GymStreet USA's summer session!

If you read my blog you know that Lauren takes Gymnastics at GymStreet USA.  She loves it there!  You can check out video and pictures here that I have posted.

If you are looking for your kids to get some great exercise and learn a lot of great skills there is still time to sign them up for the next session which goes June 27th to September 3rd.  The schedule is posted here
Registration is always OPEN. Sign up anytime during the session. You can even try out a No-Obligation Trial Class. Call today to register: 978-694-9678
What drew me to GymStreet was the amount of options they had in addition to the flexibility of so many class times. There are so many options to choose from including:
• Gymnastics for Girls and Boys – All Ages, Advanced and Recreational, Adaptive
• Parent and Me- Ages 12 – 36 months which Lauren started out in.
• Tumble Cheer Programs – Recreational, Advanced and 2hr Open Cheer Tumble
• Dance – Hip Hop and Gymnastics/Hip Hop COMBO
• Martial Arts – Little Leopards, Beginner and Advanced
• Sports Conditioning – 1 hour program
And even some classes for Mom/Dad:
• Adult Gymnastics and Aerobics for Adults – Boot Camp, Cardio Kick Boxing, Cycling, Mat Pilates, Muscle Conditioning, Zumba and Tone
There is also schedule Open Play Time - Inflatable and Gymnastics COMBO
Come join us and watch your kids have a great time.
GymStreet USA (978-694-9678)
One Jewel Drive Unit 1R Wilmington MA  01887 (Entrance is on Route 38)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

6/21/11: Juice in the City to Launch in Boston in August!

I already introduced you to Juice in the City earlier in a post, but I wanted to let you know that the official launch will be at some point in August!  They offer all kinds of deals, from kid's activities, to items for Mom, but only from local stores and not chains.  Here are some examples of previous deals that Local Business Consultants have found.  Here is one with some nice clothing.
 Kid's activities.
 And yummy food!
Juice in the City is still looking for moms in Brookline/Newton/North End and Beacon Hill to become Local Business Consultants. 
A LBC knows the local community, the local hot spots, the places to go and has ties to local vendors. The whole point of Juice in the City is to attract moms within their area participate more with their surroundings, get them out of the house and go have fun! LOCAL businesses are preferred as opposed to chains, rarely do we ever source deals for companies like Starbucks or Target. We know spending money in the community means the money STAYS in the community.
Do you want to work at a home based career and spend more time with your family? Do you want to make your own hours? Do you want to support local businesses in your community? Interested in joining a community of smart, fun women?

Then go ahead and apply to be a Local Business Consultant here.
Here are some other things you can do....
Like them on Facebook
Follow @jitcboston on Twitter

For more information and history on Juice in the City, refer to my earlier post.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I’ll receive compensation as a thank you for posting about the Juice in the City however all opinions are mine.

Monday, June 20, 2011

6/19/11: Happy Father's Day and Fun at the Roger Williams Zoo

First off, Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband John and my Dad!  Here is a link to a Father's Day Tribute that The Papa Post did.  John's picture is around 1:20. 
For Father's Day this year we went to the Roger Williams Zoo for the fourth time.  It is one of our favorite Zoos.
The Elephants were really cool.
And the Giraffes.  We found out one was sent to Animal Kingdom in Disney World from Roger Williams Zoo.
What a cute Teddy Bear!
And Mommy's favorite animal.
The kids loved this bird who turned his head.
This Anteater was super cool.
And the Zebras.
What a lovely Zoo!