Friday, February 27, 2015

Tips To Help Make Your Child's Dental Visits Easier

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Kids can often be nervous before going to the dentist - especially for their first trip.  My kids absolutely love going to the dentist (they have an amazing play room to wait in)  We did have some issues with Mr. J after a bad experience with a hygienist - I spoke with the dentist about my concerns and it was dealt with.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy {review}

As a Disney On Ice Insider, I was lucky to receive 4 tickets to Disney on Ice - Worlds of Fantasy at Canadian Tire Center. The show comes just a few weeks after arriving home from Disney World, so it was nice to be able to get a little Disney Magic back for a short time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frozen Fever

Frozen Fever is the anticipated animated short follow up to Frozen!  Here is a sneak peak for you

How To Keep Busy During March Break In Ottawa

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If you are like me, you are probably searching out ideas to keep the kids busy during March Break.  I put together a list of 10 ideas, but I also wanted to look more at specific things to do in Ottawa.  Here are some ideas if you live in the area.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

List Of Ottawa Sugar Bushes

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Mr. K enjoying some maple taffy
Visiting the sugar bush was a favourite activity growing up.  I am not a huge fan of maple syrup, but I did love seeing the tree tapped and watching the sap flow.  I have compiled a list of Sugar Bushes in the Ottawa area

Fultons Pancake House and Sugar Bush
The Log Farm
Proulx Sugar Bush and Berry Farm
Temple's Sugar Bush
Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm
Vanier Sugar Shack
Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Bush
Bean Town Ranch

Every year I say I am going to take the boys, and every year it doesn't happen.  I might try and head out with them on March break - it would make a great day trip.

Do you visit a sugar bush every year?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Last week was extremely cold.  I am really hoping that we are starting to see a turn in the weather and it warms up a little.  -40 with windchill is just not right for this time in February.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

10 Ideas For A Wonderful March Break

March Break is almost here - just a few more weeks.  I always look forward to having the kids off school and at home with me!  I like to plan a few activities to do with them, and then we also just go with the flow for some of the time as well.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Walt Disney World Vacation 2015: Epcot #disneyside

Sunday morning we took the monorail over to Epcot.  Mr. J really wanted to ride Spaceship Earth, so everyone went on that while I had a look through a gift shop.  We headed over to the Character Spot for photo's with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sofia The First Printable Activity Sheets

In celebration of the upcoming DVD release of Sofia The First: The Curse of Princess Ivy, some printable activity sheets are available!  My boys both really enjoy watching Sofia and seeing what new adventure she sets off on!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Walt Disney World Vacation 2015: Magic Kingdom #disneyside

We are home!  We left Ottawa on January 30th and headed to Orlando.  We were met at the airport by Disney Magical Express and dropped off at our hotel.   We arrived earlier than check in, so our room was not ready.  We headed to the Contempo cafe for lunch and afterwards were able to get into our room.  My in-laws rented a 2 bedroom suite at Bay Lake Tower.  It is part of the Disney Vacation Club, and there is a sky bridge that attaches it to the Contemporary hotel.  Staying at Bay Lake was a quick walk to the Magic Kingdom (about 12-15 minutes with the kids, or 7 minutes if it was just the adults).  We were also a quick walk to the contemporary to catch a monorail or bus.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Family Day Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Today in Ontario, it is Family Day.  With the cold temperatures, and the germs in our house lately, we don't really have anything planned.  I had hoped to take the boy to a movie, but Mr. K is coughing quite a bit so I think we will stay home.  If it warms up a bit, we may head outside and toboggan for a little while!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Planning A Walt Disney World Vacation

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We have been home for a week and are trying to settle back into routine.  It's been a little difficult as Mr. K has been sick with a tummy bug most of the week.

I am writing up individual posts about the different parks and our experiences, but wanted to write a post about some of the services you can take advantage of while visiting Disney.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Pirates League #Disney

One of the activities that I wanted the boys to experience while we were at Disney was The Pirates League.  Boys and girls (moms and dads too if they want) can transform into a Pirate or a Mermaid. There are a few different packages to choose from, ranging in price from $29.95 - $79.95 - depending on which you choose.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week 6 Update - #40bags40days

This week I have had zero progress.  This is the last week for the challenge, and I have been dealing with a sick kid.  Poor Mr. K has been having gastro symptoms as well as a fever, which has him wanting mommy all day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tips For Flying With Small Children

Before leaving for Disney, I was a little concerned that the kids would get bored and not behave on the flight.  I knew that if they were kept busy, they wouldn't have a chance to get bored and therefore their should not be any fighting.

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Photo Credit: Cathy of Cathy Thinking Out Loud

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Disney Pirate

This week's Wordless Wednesday post is from our Disney Vacation! Mr. J had a great time turning into a Pirate at The Pirates League.
Photo Credit: Disney Photo Pass Photographer
If you want to read about our experience, you can check out the post I wrote about The Pirates League.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Our #Disney World Family Vacation

We arrived home from Orlando on Saturday afternoon.  I wish that I could say it was a completely wonderful, magical vacation - but to be perfectly honest, while we had fun, it wasn't the best trip. The kids, 4 and 7, don't get along at home, and it was even more apparent while we were away.  To be in a hotel without their things, stuck together for the majority of the day made for 2 little boys that fought more than normal.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Madness Giveaway Linky February 9

I am back to cold weather and snow after spending a week at Walt Disney World - hope you had a great week!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

#40Bags40Days - Update Week 5

My update for bags 27-33 - I spent more time in the basement and managed to get out an old child's table (not a bag, but a LARGE item!) as well as the old train table that the kids had - they were REALLY hard on this train table (another LARGE item).  I am counting those as 2 bags!  (both of which were offered up on the Buy Nothing site to be reused by others)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

9th Wedding Anniversary

February 4th 2006 was the day we got married.  We were in a beautiful old church (St. Patrick's Basilica) surrounded by our family and friends.  We had a wonderful meal and party at the Ottawa Congress Center (which was torn down a few years later and re-built as the Ottawa Convention Center).

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2 Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

Hard to believe that February is here already! Hope the beginning of 2015 started off awesome for you~!

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