Monday, March 23, 2015

Alex's Lego Walk Movie

Alex's Mini Lego Movie

Alex wanted to create a lego movie.  So, we set up a lego house, and took still pictures of the lego guy. We moved the lego guy and took another picture, until we had "walked" him to the other end of his yard.

We put the pictures into the free MovieMaker program, and added some music we found for free online.


Here's the finished short. Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Toys We Love - Q-bitz


 Qbitz link to Amazon

My 5 year old has been asking for Q-bitz since he saw it on a tv show, and today, he finally got it.  He was very excited.

Every player chooses a color to play with.  They each get identical 16 cubes.

You pick a random pattern card then see who creates the pattern first.  Since Alex is only 5 years old, we don't race, we wait until everyone finishes, and then high-five each other, although I did finish before him most times (except the one time I let him finish first).

The box says ages 8 and up, but younger kids can enjoy it if they take their time.

The game Q-bitz is currently on sale here on Amazon.

We finished this fun, but tricky, pattern together.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Toys We Love - Pattern Play

Pattern Play

Alex with his Pattern Play set

For his 5th birthday, Alex got Pattern Play from Mindware.

There are 40 colorful wooden blocks, and 40 pattern cards.  

Sometimes he'd follow the cards.  Other times he would make his own pattern, that did not exist on any card.

This kept him busy for a few hours.  It comes with a nice tray so the pieces do not shift when creating a pattern. It's also a good place to store the pieces neatly. But you could definitely create patterns and shapes outside the box.

You can BUY IT HERE.

 Pattern Play on Amazon

Sunday, March 15, 2015


We only got to spend a few days in Florida, but we can't wait to go back.

The journey is the adventure, so maybe next time, we'll spend more time getting there as well.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day

It's 3/14/15 9:26:53 am


π = 3.141592653.....

Friday, March 13, 2015

Missing Portugal

Missing Portugal, my 2nd home.  Planning on a few adventures for this summer.  Stay tuned.