Monday Made It





and now I am joining one of my blogging besties for her FAB...



NUMBER ONE




 NUMBER TWO


 I am going to be using these for their take home folders and will probably take them apart and put some page protecters in there filled with procedures and other helpful things for the parents....
we will see...
MAYBE it will be another Monday Made It... a RE-MADE IT...

NUMBER THREE






NUMBER FOUR

AND....

and chicas and the occasional chico... that is it!!!
I LOVE looking at all of the other MMI...
I love that Tara girl and her linky!!!
toodles

WINNER WINNER AND SNAPSHOTS

2 part post... first it is the winner of the School Outfitters
and then I am linking up with my blogging buddy Miss Nelson 
for

I really thought about making you wait til the end to find out the winner 
BUT I am not that mean...
OK well sometimes I am
BUT not today!!!
so here ya go....

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Alysa I will email you soon with your winning details :)

and NOW for SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS...

 if you follow me on Instagram some of these you have seen...
if you want to follow me on IG I can be found under farleyfarleyfarley

found these and can't wait to use them with my fab vocab this year...
they are so fun and the words are perfect to incorporate into writing

this bad boy is going to be sooooo much fun during our professional development days
do I dare live by the pen... 

OK my fam is OBSESSED!!!
whenever we make a short trip to New Braunfels
we have to stop at 2Tarts Bakery...
they have the cutest cookies and all
and I mean
ALL of the other goodies are YUMMY too


Thursday was a surprise... Bub and I went to my parents house to hang out and they invited us to the WNBA basketball game...
It was kid day and so there was all kinds of schtuff geared towards rowdy rugrats...
bub had a great time


After the game my mom and a few other breast cancer survivors were invited to help paint a court PINK...
for the upcoming breast cancer awareness game
Bub got to help his Mia...
It was bitter sweet to have her paint this court...
I kinda wish she never had the qualifications to even be considered to paint it... know what I mean
BUT my mom proudly has battle scars from that part of her life and gosh darn it... PAINT AWAY MOM PAINT AWAY


went to this yesterday.... it was a great test of my OCD germ phobia
and let's just say I almost ran out of my hanitizer... (are my kids the only ones that say it like this?)

got some learning in there too... these are silhouettes of the smallest and tallest humans

in the ambulance working on his dad-oh... Hubs was a good sport until Bub
decided to test his reflexes... HA HA
of course we got our geek on in the space section

and my future DR... was practicing on a giant...
OPERATION... pretty cool

and this was the last thing we did...
Bub stood on a scale and typed in some other info about himself and this thing
calculates his bone mass, fat, blood, muscle. and organ weight and then displays them in those tubes...
the blue one was the most... it was organ mass
and of course my tiny hiney kiddo... had the smallest amount in the yellow (fat)
it looks like a lot... BUT there is hardly any in there... PROMISE... it is stained
and it is stained way to the top... HMMM any inferences here???
I HAVE SOME....
AND
if you are wondering who that other kid is... we are too 

sooooo none of these are school related... well  maybe the flashcards and pen were BUT not really *wink*
well because I can't get into my room WHAAAAAA 
my room was last to be cleaned and waxed
and I haven't really been doing much school stuff... denial maybe!!!

I am going to start on a stool make over
and a back to school goodie
and a meet the teacher goodie
BUT that is for Monday...

alrighty 
toodles

nature explorer, hole punch heaven, and two thumbs up

I want to share something with y'all
I know most of you guys are familiar with Birchbox...
and then there is Ipsy too...
those are good for you

and there is Barkbox
which is good for your dogs

BUT have you heard of Kiwi Crate
it is for your kids!!!
I saw them on facebook
and immediately was drooling over their cuteness...

To tell you a little about Kiwi Crate... it is a monthly subscription service, targeted at kids ages 3-7. They deliver a box to your child each month that’s designed around a certain theme (think Dinosaurs, Garden, Superheroes, Space.) In each box are 2-3 carefully designed and kid-tested projects, which cover a range of developmental areas and subjects, including art, science, and imaginative play. All the materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity are included – you just supply the kid!

I started thinking about it...
would he like it?
should I get it?
ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
and
all of this was RIGHT before this....
so I decided I would wait....
wait til we got back...
BUT
BUT
BUT
on my way to the Happiest Place on Earth...
I got an email
HOLLA
from the Kiwi Crate Peeps...
OH MY GOSH
and they wanted to send me a free box for BUB...
for us to try out...

I might have shouted a little and
I might have scared my LUVERLY hubs while he was driving... to Florida
maybe *wink*
I mean come ON
they contacted me and I was just drooling over their crates and
WHAT was going on... it was meant to be
so of course I said YES
YES YES

and guess what was delivered THE DAY we got home from our vaycay....
Kiwi Crates is doing a super cool Summer Discovery Pack
and they sent Drew the July Crate....


 do you see that smile???
he had no idea what it was
BUT he knew it was a super cool package JUST FOR HIM!!
plus he wouldn't stop moving which makes this pic a little blurry
and he looks like he just woke up... not true he is super excited... wellllllll he could be tired
we did just come in from the Happiest Place on Earth but mostly he is wiggling from JOY


 we opened it up and it immediately tells you the theme and what crafts you will be able to make...
Bub was soooo excited to get started...
 next was all of this yumminess.......
this thing is packed full of all kinds of schtuff
 someone I will not name directly BUB was super quick to take all of the goodies out...
I mean come on look at that blurrrrrrr
 after getting all of the schtuff back from BUB we laid it all out to see what we had...

 close ups...
 I like ok LOVE how they give you a chart about how much involvement is needed from the grownup... and how messy it is going to be...NICE
 more close-ups... books and directions
 the pipe cleaner came straight BUT someone I won't mention... BUB... curled it
 inside the box is this... super cute and this may have been used as Indiana Jones and Tonto's new home...
you know they go together....
OK Disney was out of Lone Rangers so he got a Tonto... and then later in the vaycay he got a IJ
and well now they are besties and they live here.... HA!!!
imaginative play with just the crate... ahhhhh YEAH!!!
 more close-ups
 when we decided what we wanted to do first...
I loved how it had an illustration so BUB could get the supplies

 and the  directions have illustrations too... made it easy to follow
 so we got started.... he wanted to do the scavenger hunt box first...
so we started following the directions... all the materials are provided... so it is super easy to just open it up and go....
 applying the velcro dot was super easy for BUB
 there was even a pack of large crayons provided so BUB could color his box and his stickers

 after finishing the decorating we had to decide what type of scavenger hunt we wanted to go on...
we had cards that we could choose from...these went to the bottom of the box


 
 he decided on the nature one and then we added the dividers and WHA LAAAA
it was done....
he might have LOVED his box A LOT!!!



NEXT... the lantern....

 the Kiwi Crate came with a star hole punch that was super easy for BUB to use...
he loved doing this part....
I think I was more excited about the kid friendly hole punch
I mean come on... a STAR SHAPED hole punch + a teacher = huge happiness points
 then we had to attach the vellum to the provided lantern ...
again super easy for BUB to attach
 can you believe it even came with a little battery powered candle light so it lights UP
all together now....
AHHHHHHH
so cute!!!!
he LOVES this and it goes to bed with him every night!!!
the crate came with literature too... all about stars and star gazing.... OH MY GOSH...
he loves space and what not so this was right up his alley

 and that was NOT all....
the crate came with a deck of cards too...
HOLY SMOKES
they are super kid friendly... colors NOT suits and little critters on each card for counting...

 OVERALL... I am pretty sure this was a 2 thumbs up from my BUB and another 2 thumbs up from me!!!!


like I said earlier....
I was sent a free box from Kiwi Crate
BUT after all the FUN, SMILES, and MOMMY AND BUB TIME....
BUB and I had....
ahhhhh memories
I just ordered BUB a 6 month subscription....
I was SUPER SUPER impressed with Kiwi Crate and I can't wait for BUB to get his next box!!!
If you are interested in checking out Kiwi Crate...
CLICK HERE

and don't forget to check out their really cool SUMMER DISCOVERY PACKs...
the SDP tab will be at the top of the main page  surrounded by dots :)
I hear it is on sale.... hurry before it is too late...


Disclaimer: I received the Kiwi Crate mentioned in this post from Kiwi Crate in order to facilitate my review. The items featured in this giveaway are also provided by Kiwi Crate.  Opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I have not been compensated for this post in any other way.