Saturday, March 07, 2009

5th Birthday Wish List

Well, it's birthday season again at the Kupferer house, and for those family members who may be wondering what Nathan might be wanting- this post is for you! :)

Here is a picture of Nathan with his new lunch box that he bought for school this fall. He is really excited about starting school!

These items have been on Nathan's wish list for a while. He enjoys helping outside with any project and would really enjoy a weedeater or leaf blower (probably the weedeater more actually). He is not a "brand boy", so it does not at all have to be this exact one, but any will do.

Nathan is very interested in playing with any action figure kind of guy, and he thought these looked pretty cool. As a side note, the boat actually floats. We saw this at Walmart.

We play a lot of games as a family, and Mike spotted this toy at Walmart and thought Nathan would like this twist. We don't have all of these board games, but it looked like ones Nathan would enjoy.

Another item that he needs for school is a backpack. He picked out one online that he likes, and we think it will hold up well for his early school years. Click on the link to see it. He would like to have his name monogramed on it so he can easily find it. :)

The last item on his wish list is called A Moon in My Room. It is sold at Target or online at Discovery toys. It is a moon that you hang on the wall and it lights up to go through the 12 phases of the moon. It looks pretty cool and I have read really good reviews of it.

Well, that's about it for now. Please remember, family, that these are just ideas/suggestions. Anyone who has been to our house knows that we are in no way lacking in the toy department. But I also recognize that a five year old needs a present or two :)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure: a review

I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the new Hermie & Friends DVD.

I was excited to watch the new Hermie video with the kids for our movie night. Having seen a couple of the other Hermie & Friends, I knew Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure was going to be good. And I was not disappointed. Beyond the lesson it teaches, about being unique, it was plain fun to watch.

Like all good animated movies it has entertainment for both the kid and the adult. One of my favorite parts was when Sinclair presents his presentation to the garden friends. His pictures are being projected onto a sheet of paper which reads, "From the desk of Max Lucado." Beyond the little bits of humor, parents will also love the message on how God designs each of us unique, and our differences do not make us less worthy than someone else.

The DVD also includes a fun, little cartoon short, "Hermie Had a Little Lamb," along with other extras. There are coloring pages, a sing-along, a trivia game and a recipe for a fun dessert to make with your kids. I highly recommend Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure to anyone with toddlers in their house. You might even want to use your kids as an excuse to watch it yourself.