Tuesday, March 27, 2012

God Created Animals ~ Kids LOVE Animals!

My children ADORE animals!

My daughter loves horses, kittens, and mice.
My oldest son loves giraffes and elephants.
My youngest loves anything that lives under the sea, but especially whales and hippos.

As you can imagine, we love to visit zoos and aquariums, and can't get enough of any pet store or animal encounter!

We love to watch nature shows and movies too!

They have seen the previews for the new movie "Disneynature’s CHIMPANZEE" and keep asking to see it!

Since "Chimpanzee" does not hit theatres until April 20, we are making due with the what is on the web!

Here is my boys' favorite photo from the movie promotional material so far:

The newest feature is the music video below - "Rise" by the McClain Sisters. I hope you enjoy it as much as my children and I do!

“Rise,” written and performed by McClain Sisters after being inspired by Disneynature’s feature film CHIMPANZEE, is the latest Disney Friends for Change anthem. With the motivating lyrics “Together we can do anything,” the song captures the central message of the program: when kids and families work together, they can inspire each other and their communities to make a lasting, positive change in the world. “Rise” is the fourth Friends for Change anthem to be released with a benefit back to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. This contribution marks nearly $1 million awarded through the music campaign to charities working to protect the planet and conserve nature for future generations.

We are looking very forward to the movie premiering in theatres, and will be first in line to see the beauty of "Disneynature's Chimpanzees" on April 20, 2012!!

"So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." ~Genesis 1:21
"Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” ~Genesis 1:26

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Moola Madness Giveaway HOP!

We LOVE College Basketball around here - almost as much as we love saving money!

So, we have partnered up with a few other bloggers, and two sponsors to bring you the

Mommy's Bible Blog is giving away a Grab Bag of Laura Mercier Cosmetics worth between $70 and $100!!

Simply enter to win in my Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win the Grab Bag of Laura Mercier products!

I'm not sure which products I'll be able to get my hands on - but I do know it will include a "Tinted Moisturizer Travel Set" - which includes
Nude Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (1.5 oz.)
Nude Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (1.0 oz.)
Foundation Primer (.5 oz)

The first 2 entries are MANDATORY!!
YOU MUST SUBMIT a prayer request/favorite Bible verse in the comments, and tell me a gift request, in order for the rest of your entries to be valid!

Sorry, but since I spend my own time and money on the giveaways, the least you can do is read and follow directions to be eligible for the prizes!
:) God Bless you!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meet WOOLA, the Martian "Dog" from Disney's "John Carter"

My daughter and I were thrilled to experience Disney's new film, "John Carter" in 3D last week.
She continues to ask when we can buy it on DVD to watch at home!

I am thrilled to introduce you to Woola!

By far, Woola was our favorite character in the movie! He is the martian dog-like creature who, despite his not so adorable appearance, has the most loveable personality!

Please enjoy this fun clip of Woola:

Then head to your local theatre to experience the creative display of science fiction brought to you by Disney!

Click here to see my original review of the movie.

Enjoy & may God Bless you!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Cleaning Giveaway! WIN An iRobot ROOMBA!! 3/24

Welcome to the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop!

Our hosts for this event are MamaNYC and Sweeping The USA!
We have some great giveaways and even a GRAND PRIZE iRobot Roomba, which is a robot that will actually vacuum your floors!

This event will run from March 10-24, 2012. Keep reading to find out what I am giving away, but don’t forget to enter for a chance at our GRAND PRIZE - and hop down the linky list for a chance to win even MORE prizes!

I am giving away a Set of MicroFiber Cleaning Cloths and a Gift Code to Amazon.com!
The value of my gift pack is $30!!

Please enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below, and then visit the other blogs on the Linky at the end of this post and enter their giveaways as well!!

There are TONS of prizes to win!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Movie Review: "John Carter"

I had the pleasure of taking my eight-year-old daughter on a date night at the movies!

We saw the new Disney film, "John Carter".

She absolutely LOVED this movie!

The Mommy in me found the movie to be entertaining, yet predictable. The music was wonderful. The special effects were well done. It was a typical science fiction story crossed with a western, with a love story woven in, and tons of action.
Good beats evil, and the good guy gets the girl.

I was surprised that she liked it so much, since it is rated PG-13, and exhibited some action with violence and strange scenes.

The premise of this movie involves space and time travel, aliens, and a love story, all wrapped up and neatly presented in true Disney fashion.

I was reminded quite a bit of Star Wars, but on a much smaller scale.
The historical features of the movie (New York City in the 1800's) clashed with the stark, almost robotic, world of the Planet Mars.

I must agree with my daughter that Woola, the ugly martian "dog", had an endearing and cute personality that saved the humor throughout the movie.

We also loved how the movie approached the change in gravity, from Earth to Mars (Barsoom) - allowing John Carter to jump beyond normal human capacity.

The humor in having the Tharks (Martians) call John Carter "Virginia" because of the language barrier.

While we both enjoyed the movie, I must say that I would recommend this film for the preteen and teen audience.

Please enjoy this trailer of the new Disney film, "John Carter":

You can also "Like" John Carter on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie.

My daughter can't wait to see this movie again, and has already asked to buy it when the movie becomes available on DVD!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trying Something NEW - NOT Yelling at Kids

The Lord gave my my children, because He KNOWS I am the BEST mommy for them - and they are the best kids for me.

I have found myself yelling at my beautiful children WAY TOO MUCH lately!

So, I have decided to try something new...NOT YELLING!

This is much easier said than done, when my three wonderful children don't listen, or ignore me, and prove to be playing instead of doing what their mother has asked of them.

Kids are supposed to play. I am thankful they do not have the same priorities I have as an adult. They are innocent, and beautiful in their play. For this reason, and the fact that I was very sick of yelling at them every time we needed to leave the house, I have just stopped yelling at them.

I sat all three of the kids down, and explained to them that I will let them know when it is time to leave by telling them to put their coats and shoes on and get in the van. I will then proceed to put on my own coat and shoes, and actually just get in the car.

My first attempt proved to bring on the tears in my middle child, and made my youngest scream because he thought I forgot him!
It took them almost 18 minutes to get in the car, and then I reminded them of my new approach - that I would not yell, but would tell them to get in the car, and then I would wait.

It was exhausting for all of us!

Subsequent attempts have proven much more positive.
They actually move toward the car faster, sometimes with whining, but they do it!
And I don't yell!!
Hopefully we will continue to see improvements!

Lord, I pray that you give me the patience to wait for my children, and the peace to not yell at them. Thank you for allowing me to give them choices and control over things that matter to them, but won't cause any trouble for me." AMEN

"[Praise to the LORD] LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1