Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Fun With My Boys

I had so much fun with my guys today!  We headed out to Valley View Little Animal farm for some outdoor playtime and fun!

It's one of the places that they love to visit every summer, and we can easily spend a few hours wandering around and playing.

The Third Rule of Ten - Book Review

 Third Rule of Ten

The Third Rule of Ten (February 2014, Hay House, INC.) This is latest mystery installment from best-selling authors Hendricks and Lindsay featuring the ex-Buddhist and ex-LAPD officer turned go-to private detective, Tenzing "Ten" Norbu, and his bevy of high-profile clients. A new investigation leads him down a path littered with deadly clues reminiscent of an old enemy. In a profession that depends on confidentiality, Ten must accept that there is a fine line between healthy privacy and dangerous secrecy.

I love to read.  It's how I spend most of my "me time".  I normally choose romance novels, but when I was approached about reviewing The Third Rule of Ten it piqued my curiosity.  The Third Rule of Ten has just the right amount of mystery mixed in with everyday life.  It does happen to be the third in a series of novels; however, I  haven't read the first two and I was able to get into this story without issue.  I think it would probably give you a little more back story to the main character, Tensing Norbu, but definitely not a must to read the book.

Tenzing Norbu is an ex-LAPD officer and now a private detective.  He is selective about the cases he accepts, and discretion is always a priority for him. His latest case starts off as a search for a missing person, but quickly leads him to discovering a hidden part of life in LA.  While he races through Los Angeles, it also has him crossing the border into Mexico.  

Do you like to read? What is your favourite genre?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Imagination Movers - Back in Blue Tour #IMCanadaTour #giveaway

My kids are big fans of Disney Junior, and have always loved the Imagination Movers.  I know that they are going to be ecstatic to find out we are able to attend the upcoming show in our city!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Date With Mr. J

Mr. J has been saving his money, and when he received a chapters card for his birthday, decided he wanted to buy some LEGO with it.  Between the card and his cash, he had $60.00 to spend.

We headed to our local Chapters location on Sunday morning.  He browsed the books, but quickly decided that his money was better spent on something else, since he can borrow books from the library for free. When we got to the LEGO section, he had a very hard time choosing.  The 2 sets he wanted the most were quite a bit more money than what he had to spend.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Other Woman - GIVEAWAY

The Other Woman is coming to DVD and Blu-ray, July 29th!

It’s time to get even! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes girl power to a whole new level with THE OTHER WOMAN, debuting on Blu-ray & DVD July 29. With Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann as the leading ladies and newcomers Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj bringing the jokes left and right, ladies all over better be ready for the perfect movie to end their summer in style! Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Great boyfriends are hard to find, even in the movies. To prepare you for the release of The Other Woman, we have made a list of the top ten boyfriends that Hollywood films have to offer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Park Time

One of my kids favourite activities is digging in the sand.  They love to build roads, castles or volcanoes - and getting dirty.

Friday afternoon was beautiful, and the boys and I headed to our local playground.  It's less than 5 minutes to walk there.  For the first time, I let Mr. J head over on his bike while I was still gathering up the toys and the wagon.  This is a new thing for us, giving him some extra "freedom" and expanding the boundaries we have had for the last few years.

When I got to the soccer field, I could see a group of boys (ranging in age from 8-12, with one older one around 15).  They had their bikes and some were riding around the soccer field, while others were playing on the structure.  Mr. J was hanging back, I think he felt intimidated by them (they weren't doing anything to make him feel that way at all, they were just hanging out together.  I was happy to see that ALL of them were wearing helmets while on their bikes! So often I see teens with either no helmet, or it's hanging off their handle bars)

When Mr. K and I arrived, we parked the wagon in the sand and he got to work.  Mr. J decided he wanted to ride his bike on the loop of paths that surround the area.