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A 5 Year Old’s Thankful ABC’s

My friend Censie, put together this great Thankful ABC’s printable, and I ran with the idea as soon as I saw it. I printed it out and then Kyle worked with her in coming up with her ABC’s of thankfulness – just in time for Thanksgiving. I thought I would share with you the things she is thankful for this year!

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ABC’s of Thankfulness by Lennox & Kyle

A – Applesauce
B – Baby Graham
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C – Cats
D – Daisy (our dog)
daisy-maeE – Elephants
F – Family
G – George, our cat
H – Heather
I – Ice Cream
icecream-lennoxJ – Jonah
jonah K – Kyle
kyle-lennoxL – Lennox (I guess she is thankful for herself!)
lennox-thanksgivingM – Mommy
new-house N – New House
lennox-mommyO – Old House
P – Paper
Q – Quiet
R – Running
S – Sun
T – Turtle
U – Umbrella
V – Valentine’s Day
valentines-dayW – Walker, her old friend from Montessori
X – Xmas
lennox-christmas Y – You
Z – Zoos

First Look at This years toys - Christmas Toys 2015

A First Look at this year’s top toys for Christmas! #ChosenbyKids #TheList

A few months ago I was lucky enough to attend a sneak peek of this seasons hottest and newest toys. I couldn’t bring Lennox with me but if I had been able to – or if she found out what I had been looking at – I would be in a lot of trouble! From Elsa to Shopkins to Lalaloopsy – all of the big brands were there and I’m sure Lennox would have wanted them all!! Most of the toys I saw will be on the big christmas lists this year, but I wanted to share some of my favorites since I got to play with them and see how they really worked! Here are my top 5 christmas toys for the 2015 holiday season!

First Look at This years toys - Christmas Toys 2015

Sing-A-Long Elsa – Of course, Frozen is still one of the most favorite Disney movies and toy group for little girls. Last year it was snow glow Elsa – this year it is the sing along Elsa. I have been seeing the commercials a lot the past week or two, so I bet you have too if you have watched any children’s tv stations! The Sing-A-Long Elsa is just that, a sing along / karaoke toy that sings with you. It knows where you start and stop and then takes over to fill in the gaps. It is also the only frozen toy to have the full original Let it Go track so that your little one can sing their little Elsa heart out! 
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Shopkins – At the time, I didn’t know much bout Shopkins and Lennox was not into them. That has changed over the last two months, we now are a Shopkins house! Lennox loves them, so seeing some of the new playsets were great! 

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Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit – This was a GREAT toy that was more than just a toy. It was a learning set that was so much fun. It is a suitcase full of science experiments! It was fun to see a toy that would help kids get excited about Science.

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Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse – Lennox loves Barbie and she wants to be a horse trainer when she grows up so I think when she sees this toy on the christmas list, she will want it. Just press a button and Barbie’s horse starts walking and then Barbie jumps on as well. It is really cute and a fun addition to any Barbie dream house or dollhouse! 

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Disney Infinity 3.0 – We have Disney Infinity 2.0 at home and my nephew loves the first one. Seeing that they have expanded the game to be even more kid friendly by including a side scrolling game plus a racing game – are just a few of the fun additions that have been added to Disney Infinity 3.0. I also love that they have introduced Star Wars and Inside Out characters. Lennox will flip when she sees Princess Leia is available, as well as Joy and Sadness from Inside Out!

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All of these toys, and so much more will be available at Walmart this holiday season. Make sure to look for them, as well as so many other great toys for both boys and girls of all ages!

Disclaimer: I attended this event and wrote this post in return for compensation through Acorn Influence. All photos and opinions are 100% my own. 

Zombie Pudding Cups

Halloween Zombie Pudding Cups


This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. All opinions are 100% my own.

Halloween is such a fun time of the year, and there are so many unique snacks you can make. Some of them are much more complicated than others, and, honestly, we don’t have time to get involved in those right now. We are in the process of moving, so we are busy all the time. I still want to make sure Lennox has a happy October and Halloween, so this weekend, in between packing, I put together some fun Halloween Zombie Pudding Cups for her!

Zombie Pudding Cups

Halloween Zombie Pudding Cups

What you will need:

  • Snack Pack® pudding (chocolate, vanilla or butterscotch)
  • Chocolate cookie sandwiches (crumbled)
  • Gummy zombie hands (found with the holiday edible candies and cake decorations)

How to Make:

STEP 1: While preparing, place the Snack Packs® in the fridge or freezer for a few moments to stiffen up the pudding a little bit.

STEP 2: Place two cookie sandwiches (minus the cream filling – you can eat it, I won’t judge!) in a small bag.

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STEP 3: Using a rolling pin, crumble the cookie sandwich pieces into cookie crumbs. This will be the dirt for our zombie’s grave!

STEP 4: Take out your pudding packs and open.

STEP 5: Sprinkle a layer of cookie crumbs on top of each pudding pack to create a layer of “dirt.”

STEP 6: Insert the zombie hands into the pudding cup. This will create the appearance that a zombie is coming out of the ground! How fun!

Zombie Pudding Cups

Serve and Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this snack idea, there are plenty of other ones you can make, including cookie black cats that I shared last year – easy and fun as well!

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This Halloween, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack® comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack® is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack®. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack® on Pinterest and Facebook.

*All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack® Gels.

Zombie Pudding Cups

Enjoy the Treats this Happy Halloween!