VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch: Review & Giveaway

~The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. However, as always; all opinions are my own~

While at Blogger Bash in July, I had the privilege of meeting with the VTech representatives (who were awesome, the ones I talked to were mom’s and knew and loved all their products). I was excited about a few items they had coming out this fall and we chatted about the Kidizoom Camera. Lexie had received it from Nana Lynn a little over a year ago and loves it, it’s one toy she still uses regularly. The rep introduced me to their new Kidizoom Smartwatch and this time…I was in love!

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Lexie has asked for a watch for over a year, and received a really nice one last year for Christmas; but one that she wasn’t ready for yet.  The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch is perfect for her. She loves it because she can know what time it is, play games and or course take pictures.

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of course she figured out the frames and graphics pretty fast


It didn’t take her long at all to figure how to work and start playing with the games and features. I love it because she can watch the time with it. I don’t know about in your house, but if Lexie knows about something in advance it’s all we hear about until the time comes! Now I just tell her what time we’ll be going, or doing something and she watches her watch.  “Mom-mom it’s 10-1-5, what time are we going?” Not to mention Any electronic that aids in learning is a big hit with me, we live in a world of technology and I try to embrace it. While the age range is 4 years and up, for Lexie (being just 4) it is a toy and something cool and fun to play with. She understands it’s a watch but doesn’t get the telling time part yet; the best part is she doesn’t realize she’s learning how to anyways. 

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Pretty awesome isn’t it? Vtech not only sent me one to review, but is also offering one to a very lucky reader!

All you have to do to enter, is tell me your favorite Vtech product in the comments below; be sure to leave me your email address too. This giveaway will run from September 1st- midnight September 7th, at that time a number will be pulled from random.org; corresponding commentor will be emailed and will have 24 hours to respond. {FYI this entry is open to US residents only}

Be sure to connect with VTechKids at their website, and or course on Twitter and Facebook too!

Water Safari

For months we decided we were going to go to a water park a little ways away for Lexie’s birthday. We contacted good friends and made a day of it. A few days before we left Lexie saw a commercial for it and asked if we could go there someday; I confirmed some day we would.

This video was taken on our drive up…

I disconnected for some of the day, but it was great; even Jax loved looking around. It’s something we’ve already started planning for next year.

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That one time I went to the swim park…

It’s been a crazy busy summer; and one Hubs and I agreed we would live without regret.

For Lexie’s birthday we decided to take her to a water park a little over an hour away, we went with some friends and had a great time. Lexie did better than I could have imagined and is already “so excited” to do it again when she’s “almost 5″.

I noticed something while we we were there. Guys (of all ages) were walking around in shorts, no shirt and of all different shapes and sizes. Women? They were covered, most in baggy shirts and shorts; some in jeans an sweat shirts.

I’m not small, that’s no secret; but there I was in my “tankini” and a light cover up. No pants or shorts, no shirt, just a light cover up and my swim suit and you know what? No one cared!

No one laughed, no one pointed, no one made me feel uncomfortable. We even saw people we knew! Family members, coworkers, preschool families who’s kids are in Lexie’s class and no on batted an eye!

I realized this half way through the day, I realized (mostly) mom’s were hiding themselves, letting their bodies keep them for playing with their kids; from letting lose and having fun.

So, as the last weekend of Summer is upon us; I challenge YOU! Yes, you; mom’s of any size get out there any play, trust me the world will not end!

{I really wish we had a picture of me, but for the most part we disconnected. I do have a few pictures of the day I’ll share tomorrow.}

Wordless Wends: Random Family Pictures

2 weeks ago we had Lexie’s birthday party at our local zoo. While she was feeding the ducks we decided to see if my amazing MIL could get a picture of all of us looking at her; honestly I wasn’t expecting much…

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but I think it came out rather awesome!

Later that day we decided to see if we could get a cousins pick…

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Summer Stunt Hunt Fun

Thank you to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring this post! 

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A few weeks ago we stopped to get the Sunday papers and of course Lexie wanted a drink, we are those parents. She doesn’t drink soda, she rarely drinks juice, and chocolate milk is for special occasions; milk and water are usually her only options. On this day however she pointed to a drink I’d never seen before and I immediately noticed it said “no added sugar”,  Hubs and I looked it over and approved, Lexie fell in love. What was it? Robinson’s Fruit Shoot.

Since then, she’s been obsessed. She loves the taste, I love the sport top bottle and the fact that it’s not a sugar loaded drink. They come in great flavors such as orange, apple, berry bust, strawberry and grape.

 

When I heard about Fruit Shoot’s Stunt Hunt I wanted to share, tell Lexie you’re video taping her and you never know what you’re going to get! {ahem, see below}

Now, our video’s may not qualify for the Stunt Hunt but here’s what you need to know to make sure yours do!

Having a 4 year old (or is it Fourmenator?) means things don’t always go the way you want, but if you’re child is more cooperative; go for it! I can’t wait to see the winning videos… and in the mean time I’ll be the referee while she teases her brother with her new favorite fruit shoot!

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Thank you (again) to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring today’s post, but my love for their juice and endorsing children’s imaginations is all my own!”