Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Every now and then I will be doing the dishes or cleaning up and I will hear my son in the playroom playing with his action figures. It always amazes me how much they actually absorb from the world around them. I can hear him sending the Daddy off to work, telling the little ones that he will be back home soon and that he will miss them.
He knows the firemen protect the families and are always quick to arrive and save cats from trees.
He knows that the Mommy works hard and really loves her babies, and sings them songs before bed.

It is truly amazing to see the world through a child's eyes.
So when I was asked to review the Imaginext Rescue City Centre, I jumped at the chance! What a great way for kids to use their imagination.

As soon as we received it I knew he would have a blast!

This was a refreshing toy, that steered away from the fighting and shooting action figures and really lets the kids engage in innocent imagination.

I have to say he plays with this Rescue City Center for a few hours a day, as we know sometimes the toys our kids have get played with for 5 minutes and they move onto the next. But this one has really captured his interest. There are interactive sounds and lights, and so many possibilities!

It comes with two action figures, a firetruck and lots of accessories. I think his favorite part is locking up the bad guys in the jail cell!

This toy is a definite winner in our house and if you are looking for a gift for your kids for Christmas this one certainly makes it into my top 10. #ImaginextAdventures

You can also have the chance to win 1 of 5 300$ Imaginext Prize packs including:
  • Imaginext Rescue City Centre
  • Imaginext Mega Apatasaurus
  • Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle
  • Imaginext Batcave

Just head over to this page

Good luck to everyone and stay tuned for more Christmas gift ideas for the whole family coming up all month!

“Disclosure: I am part of the Fisher-Price Imaginext Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

It's almost that time!

Does anyone else out there feel like every year passes faster and faster then the last? I swear I feel like we were just swimming in our pool having a BBQ and with a blink of an eye we are a month away from Christmas.

The snow will be arriving this week with our first storm of the season predicted for tomorrow and before we know it, we will be celebrating the New Year.

Each year we try to instill old traditions and new ones as well into our Christmas time fun. This year we went to see the CP Rail Holiday train and even though it was really cold we had such a great time!

They collect donations for the food bank in whichever city they have stopped and the fully lit up train opens up into a wonderful musical party for about a half hour!

Santa comes out of the train and visits with the children for pictures and hands out Candy canes, there are real live firetrucks and firemen for the kids to see. It really is an amazing event and I cannot wait to continue this tradition every year! Even my 14 year old had fun!

This is a picture of one of the cars that were lit up, but there were so many gorgeous ones! 

 Look at the look on P's face! It really shows the magic of Christmas through a child's eyes! He is so happy here!
As we start the month of December I will be reviewing some of the latest and greatest toys that made it on our Christmas lists this year and years past as well so stay tuned we have lots of holiday fun and tradition coming your way! Contests and giveaways too!