Monday, August 31, 2015

#DinoTrux latest and greatest from Netflix and DreamWorks #StreamTeam

Actual conversation I had with my daughter's preschool teacher:

Miss F: Hannah really likes dinosaurs.

Me: Yeah, she really does.

Miss F: She picked up a dinosaur earlier today and told me, 'This is a Brontosaurus', and when I looked at the bottom of the toy, she was right!

As you can see, dinosaurs are big in our household. It's mostly emerged from Hannah's obsession with a show called Dinosaur Train. It's about a time-travelling train that's filled with dinosaurs. What preschooler wouldn't like that show?

So when I heard about DinoTrux I was pretty sure we had another Netflix Original show that would quickly make its way into our usual rotation. (Recently when we were on vacation in the United States we picked up a King Julien beatbox as part of a Wendy's kids meal that plays the theme song, which of course thrust that show back into the spotlight.)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travel to Paradise with Strasburg Rail Road! #StrasburgRailway

While we were travelling earlier this month, one of our stops was Paradise. Literally.

The Steam Train from Strasburg Rail Road takes you on a return trip to Paradise, Pennsylvania.

Hannah loved being on a train (and the Thomas filled gift shop). I liked seeing the farms and Amish country side.

#KinderSmile this year at the CNE! #KinderMom

As a child growing up in Toronto, when the CNE arrived in town it was bittersweet. Bitter, because it signalled the summer was about to end. Sweet, because of all the rides, shows and food!

KINDER® is at the Canadian National Exhibition again this year, as the Kids’ World presenting partner! That means there’ll be KINDER® SURPRISE® fun happening every day from August 21 to September 7. The KINDER® Smile Booth will be there to capture great photos, and thousands of free KINDER® SURPRISE® eggs will be handed out resulting #kindersmiles. Make sure you leave time to play in the Smile Play zone.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Seventh DWARF out now from Shout Factory #Review #Giveaway

As Hannah grows older, she's starting to learn all the fairytales - their stories and their characters. So she really loved seeing most in the new movie from Shout Factory - The Seventh DWARF.

I like any movie that has a song about birthday cake so near the beginning. In fact, I loved this movie's entire soundtrack - Hannah especially loved the witch's song which we listened to 10 times in a row.

Everyone will love Bobo, the youngest dwarf who's shoes are always untied, and Burner, the dragon without fire.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celebrate Pampers #SagtoSwag this Saturday, August 22 at Walmart Square One! #PGmom #Giveaway

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

If you recall, back in June I had the opportunity to visit Cincinnati as part of a special Pampers Bloggers visit. Since then, I've had to keep a secret about the latest and greatest Pampers innovation. And it was hard. The Pampers employees were so excited to share with us. And as a blogger who is constantly sharing, once I learned about the innovation, it was so difficult not to share the amazingness with my readers.

So I'm relived to finally tell you exactly how amazing new Pampers Cruisers are. It's so big, to celebrate the innovation being available to caregivers in Canada, Walmart & Pampers are hosting a special event for moms and babies this Saturday, August 22nd at Walmart Square One in Mississauga. There will even be a fun Pampers photo booth!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

ToonSeum - A Must Visit for Comic Fans in Pittsburgh #lovepgh #yyzlovespgh

Chris visited ToonSeum during our time in Pittsburgh. Read about his visit below.

While the ladies were off shopping in downtown Pittsburgh, I took the opportunity to do a little sightseeing and made a stop at the ToonSeum in the Cultural District. It’s only one of three museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to the comic and cartoon arts.

Since I’m a HUGE fan of both comic books and cartoons, I made it a priority to set aside some time to visit the ToonSeum – and I was not disappointed.

Amazing Views of Pittsburgh from the Duquesne Incline #lovepgh #yyzlovespgh

No trip to Pittsburgh is complete without a visit to the Duquesne Incline. Opened in May 1877, the funicular offers amazing views of the city from Mount Washington every day of the year, from as early as 5:30 am on weekdays until 12:45 am.

Each car can hold 18 people as it travels up or down at 320 feet per minute. The cars move determined by the demand of folks waiting to go up or down.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Get Creative at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh #lovepgh #pghkids #yyzlovespgh

Having never visited a children's specific museum before, I didn't know what to expect when we stepped into the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. What we found was amazing activities and incredible learning experiences - for Hannah, and the rest of us, too.

We took the T from Station Square to the North Side Station and then walked for about 10 minutes. There is also ample metered parking at the museum for those who wish to drive.

We started our day in the Studio where Hannah did a variety of crafts. She loved the painting station so much! I was thankful for the art vacuum dryer, which I used for a good 10 minutes before the paper was stiff enough to lay on a drying rack (What can I say? My kid loves to paint every part of a white piece of paper).

Fun for everyone at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium #lovepgh #zooforall #yyzlovespgh

A week ago today we were just starting our road trip vacation through Pennsylvania. Our first stop was Grove City for shopping, and then we headed to Pittsburgh. The first stop in Pittsburgh was the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium - and we ALL loved it. In fact, my Mom has declared this stop her very favourite out of our whole trip, and my Mom has visited Zoos all over the world, so you know this one is impressive.

If you're road tripping it to Pittsburgh, the Zoo has you covered with free parking. It was about a 20-minute drive from our hotel downtown.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Fuel your summer with Vector! #Kelloggers #Giveaway

When the weather becomes nice, my family and I love spending time outside, and therefore we're always on the go. Recently Kellogg's Canada sent us some yummy items from their Vector line, including the new Vector Granola, to keep us fuelled on the go!

My favourites are the bars...especially on those mornings when we wake up late and still want to beat traffic to the cottage.

As for the granola - it's delicious. A lot of people enjoy it with milk or with yogurt - but I like to eat it plain, right out of the bag!

To help you fuel your summer, one lucky YYZ Bambina reader will win a Vector prize pack from Kellogg Canada featuring the items in the photo below: