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Show & Tell: Milkshake Band

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I have to admit, I am seriously picky about the music my children listen to, especially the children's music they listen to. In fact, I wouldn't be at all offended if you called me a music snob. So when a package arrived in the mail containing a CD and DVD from "Milkshake" I was skeptical. I was pretty sure it wouldn't meet my high standards….

Milkshake

I was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised with the music and lyrics on this CD. Let me tell you, this CD has some pretty good dance party music on it, too–tutus and eye patches optional. The songs were easy for my kids to learn, so easy that after about the second playing, "we've got a band, yeah, yeah!" was on repeat in my head. The songs talk about things kids think about–imagination, pirate ships, super heroes, baseball and birds (one of my favorite videos on the DVD.)

For Emma, it was like she'd discovered her first "cool" music. And I watched her as she carefully mimicked the dances and motions of the female lead singer.

From the interviews on the DVD, the song lyrics and the overall vibe of the CD, I get the feeling these Milkshake folks are good people.

And you know, I have an extra copy of the DVD and CD to send to one lucky family.

Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. The winners of all of this week's giveaways will be announced on Saturday, February 14th. 

Showandtell_updated

I have to admit, I am seriously picky about the music my children listen to, especially the children's music they listen to. In fact, I wouldn't be at all offended if you called me a music snob. So when a package arrived in the mail containing a CD and DVD from "Milkshake" I was skeptical. I was pretty sure it wouldn't meet my high standards….

Milkshake

I was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised with the music and lyrics on this CD. Let me tell you, this CD has some pretty good dance party music on it, too–tutus and eye patches optional. The songs were easy for my kids to learn, so easy that after about the second playing, "we've got a band, yeah, yeah!" was on repeat in my head. The songs talk about things kids think about–imagination, pirate ships, super heroes, baseball and birds (one of my favorite videos on the DVD.)

For Emma, it was like she'd discovered her first "cool" music. And I watched her as she carefully mimicked the dances and motions of the female lead singer.

From the interviews on the DVD, the song lyrics and the overall vibe of the CD, I get the feeling these Milkshake folks are good people.

And you know, I have an extra copy of the DVD and CD to send to one lucky family.

Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. The winners of all of this week's giveaways will be announced on Saturday, February 14th. 

digital scrapbooking / HOMESCHOOLING

digital scrapbooking with kids?

I have to confess, I've never thought of myself as the scrapbooking type. Too cutesy, maybe? Too many things to buy to get started? I'm not sure what exactly….

But when I discovered ali edward's blog, and saw some of the things she was creating, it started to stir a little interest in me. I thought, "I kind of like that. I want to do something like that!"

And then this summer when I went to lunch at my grandmother's and my dad mentioned, "Oh, your second cousin (once removed, or something) Katie is going to be at lunch today. And I think she's a blogger, too." and that "blog" turned out to be designer digitals, and she turned out to be the founder/designer/owner….well….a whole lot MORE interest was piqued.

And then Katie and I started talking and brainstorming….and then we started thinking about the fact that I homeschool…and then all of a sudden I couldn't stop thinking of all the ways I could use digital scrapbooking with the girls and with the things we were learning.

When they ached to do something on the computer, we could sit down together and do something a little more creative and interactive. And we could talk and create. And I could nonchalantly assess what they were learning and remembering….and….and…..

trying something new: Emma's version

So, at this point there is a big gap between my ideas and my skills. But we're dipping our toes in the water around here. I've got lots of ideas, and I'm slowly bringing them together.

And with all the big egg news of late, it seemed like the obvious place to start.

I give you our first dip into the world of digital scrapbooking. For now, I see us creating pages that are reflective. A collection of daily journals, highlights, moments from our day, things we don't want to forget.

trying something new: Mary's version

For these pages, I created the layout and the backgrounds. The girls dictated the text to me and chose some of the colors. And it was a lot of fun. Emma has been designing pages in her own journal, with pencil and paper. Things that she wants to turn into digital scrapbook pages. She's writing things down and drawing pictures and making plans.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun.

The details:
Background: Little Forest Friends Kit
Eggs! text: Wynken, Blynken and Nod Kit
Hanging Tags No. 1
Hinged Frames No. 3
Date Strips No.3
(chicken prints via google images with a litle tweaking)

I have to confess, I've never thought of myself as the scrapbooking type. Too cutesy, maybe? Too many things to buy to get started? I'm not sure what exactly….

But when I discovered ali edward's blog, and saw some of the things she was creating, it started to stir a little interest in me. I thought, "I kind of like that. I want to do something like that!"

And then this summer when I went to lunch at my grandmother's and my dad mentioned, "Oh, your second cousin (once removed, or something) Katie is going to be at lunch today. And I think she's a blogger, too." and that "blog" turned out to be designer digitals, and she turned out to be the founder/designer/owner….well….a whole lot MORE interest was piqued.

And then Katie and I started talking and brainstorming….and then we started thinking about the fact that I homeschool…and then all of a sudden I couldn't stop thinking of all the ways I could use digital scrapbooking with the girls and with the things we were learning.

When they ached to do something on the computer, we could sit down together and do something a little more creative and interactive. And we could talk and create. And I could nonchalantly assess what they were learning and remembering….and….and…..

trying something new: Emma's version

So, at this point there is a big gap between my ideas and my skills. But we're dipping our toes in the water around here. I've got lots of ideas, and I'm slowly bringing them together.

And with all the big egg news of late, it seemed like the obvious place to start.

I give you our first dip into the world of digital scrapbooking. For now, I see us creating pages that are reflective. A collection of daily journals, highlights, moments from our day, things we don't want to forget.

trying something new: Mary's version

For these pages, I created the layout and the backgrounds. The girls dictated the text to me and chose some of the colors. And it was a lot of fun. Emma has been designing pages in her own journal, with pencil and paper. Things that she wants to turn into digital scrapbook pages. She's writing things down and drawing pictures and making plans.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun.

The details:
Background: Little Forest Friends Kit
Eggs! text: Wynken, Blynken and Nod Kit
Hanging Tags No. 1
Hinged Frames No. 3
Date Strips No.3
(chicken prints via google images with a litle tweaking)