Monday, August 29

Yummy Yellow Watermelon!

Have you ever tried yellow watermelon?
I have seen them before at the Olympia Farmer's Market but had never tried one. On Saturday, while at the Sand in the City, a booth had some out to sample. We all loved it and decided to pick one up. We ate half on Sunday and the other half for dessert tonight. It is a little different than the regular but still very sweet and so yummy. I can't wait until we can buy another one, which probably won't be until next summer.
Have you ever tried a yellow water melon, and did you like it?

Saturday, August 27

Sand in the City in Olympia, WA

We are having a blast at Sand in the City. We used to live down here and always make a point to come here for a great day. The best part are all of the free crafts. The princesses happily try them all. You can see the chef hats, bird and bracelets. They also made sailboats, necklace, windmill and much more. We also got our favorite dish, curry chicken at Curry in a Hurry at the Olympia Farmer's next door. The festival continues tomorrow so if are close you should try and go!

Friday, August 26

Water Sliding in the Backyard!

The girls were so excited that it was warm enough to set up the water slide. I bought the slide before school got out when it was on sale at Target. The plan was to use it for Princess G's birthday party before school got out late June. Instead it rained, and then rained some more. We finally had the birthday party last week. The temps were over 80s so I set up the slide again. It is so easy to set up but takes a while to put it away!

Sunday, August 21

Hot (for us) Day in Seattle

Yesterday we went into Seattle and let the girls play in the fountain at the Seattle Center. They both had so much fun and both got soaked. I took this photo after they had changed into dry clothes. It was in the mid 80s but that is hot for Seattle.

Tuesday, August 16

Princess A Finishes the Last Harry Potter Book

Princess A was so proud when she finished the last Harry Potter book today. Even more impressive since she only turned eight a few months ago. The last book did take a little while. To celebrate I made her a little heart shaped cake.

Tuesday, August 9

Fijit Dance Party (Toy Review)

Have you heard of Fijits? They are the cutest, new interactiveAs soon as the box arrived my girls were so excited. They had never heard of Fijits before but as soon as they saw them they were so impatience to get the packaging off. Princess G kept pressing the button on the tummy for the demo mode as I opened up the package. Luckily for me the package was not to hard to open. They rest of the day all they did was play with their two Fijits. Princess G named her green one Sage and Princess A named her purple one Willa.
The Fijits interactive with set phrases. As the Fijit interacts just watch the tummy, when the tummy is lit up the Fijit is waiting for you to talk. We found it was best to be about a foot or two from the Fijit for the best interaction. It took a few times but my girls learned to only speak when tummy was lit and to speak in a normal voice. The different conversations are weather, how you are feeling and jokes. One additional mode is the dance mode, my girls favorite. All day I hear "dance with me", " your music or mine?" and then dancing. Fijits love dancing and will dance differently based on the type of music they are dancing too. My girls played some of their own music (mostly the Rio Soundtrack) but most of the time they just have the Fijits play the music. The girls were still constantly playing with their Fijits when we had a playdate Fijit party. Their friends thought the toys were so cool and spent most of the time just dancing with the Fijits, over and over again. I know more than one little girl will be asking their mom to buy a Fijit for them. One of their friends has even asked if the next time my girls go to their house to play if they would bring their Fijits. My girls have playing with the Fijits all of the time. Since we have two of them it is funny to watch them interact with each other. It does not work perfectly but with a few extra prompts it is fun to watch the Fijits and my daughters all dancing. Now we have started to find Fijits while shopping. Just yesterday we were in Target and my girls found a shelf of Fijits which they kept turning on. I highly recommend these fun toys but I suggest that purchase extra batteries. After about a day or so the Fijits started stopping suddenly while dancing and reseting as though they had just been turned on. I replaced all of the batteries (5 for each Fijit) and they have been working perfectly ever since then. Most times the batteroes that come with a toy don't last long so I always make sure I have extra batteries even when toys come with batteries.
I also made a few videos with my girls dancing with their Fijits. I will try and post them later.

wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel Fijit Friends and received product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Monday, August 8

Giveaway: The Help Movie Prize Pack ends 8/22

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