Image by law_keven via FlickrWe so enjoy having the grandbabes here for a week. But we had to come up with a frugal way to enjoy a week of entertainment. Of course we all loved going to the zoo (using coupons to cut cost) and feeding the giraffes there. Did you know their tongues are purple? Well they are.
We have also had trips to the park to play on the new equipment that was set up this year. And my porch is beautiful from our colored chalk art work. I also love having bubbles blowing contest. We timed this right before bath time. Half the work done for us with the soap bubbles being all over them. Our mini play ground in the side yard is not half bad either.
But one of the best was a late night cookout of hot dogs and the best part--S'mores!
It is a bit tricky with a two year old but we managed the fire part with finesse. Our 6 yr old had the neighbor kids joining in and sticky goodness was all over them. College Girl was the biggest kid there!
I remembered this when I found out about the S'mores prize package over at Mom Bloggers Club. You can get ideas for your own S'mores at www.SmoresSmiles.com.
Another good time was seeing an all new video of "Balloonatiks: The Collector's Set". We had it on today at nap time. The two year old needs to rest but the other kiddos here just needed to be quiet so he could conk out. Well my granddaughter and Princess Emma set up camp on the love seat to meet the characters in the DVD. I had to giggle at the names, Sqeeker, Sparky, Bouncer and Airbrain to name a few. Of course they had a good cause to save Hot Air City from Dr. Popemoff. I was surprised to learn about the paperbacks, series of comis and game and a interactive website all for the Balloonatiks.
We also were lucky enough to be able to offer a giveaway for you too. You can get your own copy of Balloonatiks for your kiddos. Pop over to the site and tell me which character you would like the most. You can also visit their facebook page . Entries are with the normal comments. Another for following me anywhere....here, facebook, twitter...leave a comment for each place you follow me at. Make sure your email is with you profile or on the comment. I will have a winner withing two weeks.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this DVD to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.