Thursday, November 1, 2012

Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill Review and Giveaway!




Chunky and Monkey were excited when two "gigantic boxes" showed up at our front door the other day. They had no idea at the time what was inside, but they had a pretty good idea that the mailman had just brought them a brand new toy. As we opened the boxes the boys were thrilled to discover a Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill from Step2. Judging from their initial reaction I could tell this was going to be a huge hit. I wish you could have heard them screaming and squealing! It was apparent that I would have no choice but start assembling the kitchen right away.



Product assembly is always a major concern of mine. I don't like to open a toy and find a million parts inside that require multiple tools and a masters in engineering to complete assembly. This is always complicated because Chunky and Monkey love to "help" with assembly and parts get scattered all over the house. For a kitchen that arrived in two very large boxes, I was surprised at the few number of parts needed to assemble the Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill. The best part of all was that the only tool required was a screwdriver! Since my cordless drill/screwdriver was dead I had to use a traditional one. Most of the large pieces fit together like a puzzle in factory molded grooves and all you had to do was secure it in place with a screw. Using a traditional screwdriver and carefully reading instructions my total assembly time was around 20-25 minutes. To be honest putting on all the stickers took me just as much time as the actually assembly. In case you didn't already know, I am a perfectionist and wanted every sticker to be perfectly straight. The only things you will need to provide and have ready is 2AA and 4AAA batteries that are not included. These are needed for the grill, stove top and phone that make realistic sounds. Overall I am extremely pleased thus far, and it was extremely easy to assemble.

Monkey said "I'll cook if you clean the dishes."

Chunky and Monkey love how much room they have in their kitchen. I was initially worried that the two of them wouldn't be able to fit in the kitchen together and would fight over whose turn it was to cook or clean. They were easily able to fit inside at the same time and even had extra space to move around from station to station. I was impressed with how all the features are very realistic. All of the appliances, (refrigerator, microwave, oven and grill) have a "stainless steel" finish on them making them similar to what we have in our house. Even the sink has a realistic swivel faucet with a push button to "turn the water on." As if that wasn't already enough there is also a 103 piece accessory set included that comes with various food items, spices, cooking pots, and utensils. Step2 really did think of everything when they produced this kitchen and grill set. In case you are wondering if the Kitchen is sturdy I have seen both boys climb on top of the bar at the same time and it was able to hold 60+ pounds with no problem at all. I do not encourage children to climb on the toys but as you know they probably will anyways.

Hotdog, chicken, and burger on the grill.
I believe that it is important for children to develop a good imagination. After all as Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." With the Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill your children can develop and expand upon their imagination through cooking. My boys love to "go shopping" by searching through all the food items and then prepare and serve me gourmet meals from their kitchen. It is really quite humorous at times to watch them wash the food in the sink and then prepare the food through various and often interesting cooking methods. Even when I am served grilled pickles and bananas the food always comes out great!


Chunky preparing a meal on the stove top.
I would recommend the Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill to anyone with children both boys and girls alike. The product is for ages 2 and up and that seems appropriate. Chunky is 2 years old and he doesn't have any problems using the kitchen. The Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill costs $259.99 and is worth every penny. You can purchase directly from Step2 or at various major retailers. With the Holidays right around the corner this would make an unbelievable gift for any boy or girl.

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Now for the best part. The wonderful people over at Step2 have allowed me to give away a Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill to one of Chunky and Monkey MD's followers! All you have to do is follow the simple to use Rafflecopter form below to enter to win. Enter as many ways as you would like but remember that the contest is only open to continental US residents only. Good Luck!


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Disclaimer: We were sent a Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Joovy Bicycoo Review

Like most boys, Chunky and Monkey love anything and everything that has wheels. This is especially true if it is something they can ride. The past few weeks I have been taking the boys on bike rides pulling them behind me in a trailer. Every time we finish our ride Monkey always asks me for a bike of his own so he can ride along with me instead of in the trailer. The only problem with that is that he is not quite ready for a bike. He has his mothers coordination and still struggles with the concept of pedaling. When I tell him he is not ready for a bike he throws a major fit and tells me that he is a "Big Boy" and ready for his own bike. Lucky for us Joovy has come up with the perfect solution to our bike dilemma.


Joovy is a family run business located right here in America. They believe that the customer always comes first and pride themselves in making family products that are extremely useful, practical, good-looking, and fun. I was recently sent a Bicycoo to try out and Monkey couldn't wait to give it a try!

So you might be thinking what exactly is a Bicycoo? That is a great question. The Bicycoo is a balance bike that is perfect for preparing young children to learn to ride a bike. What makes a balance bike different is that it does not have pedals or even training wheels. Your child will simply sit on top of the Bicycoo and use their feet to walk along while learning how to properly balance themselves on the bike. They will quickly learn how to balance themselves and before long they will be seen scooting along with no feet touching the ground! Balance bikes in my mind are a much better alternative to training wheels on a bike. Training wheels seem to give a false sense of security because they prevent your child from falling over. They do not help teach balance. This can easily be noticed by watching a child ride around on training wheels.  I will bet most of the time the child is leaning to one side or the other relying solely on the training wheels to keep from falling over. Once those training wheels come off the result is usually the child falling over skinning an arm or a leg because they do not know how to balance. My opinion is that it is much better to start off using a balance bike to teach balance first and then transition to a bike rather than using training wheels.

















As I prepared to assemble the Joovy Bicycoo the first thing I noticed is that it is made of heavy duty aluminum and very light weight. I was surprised at how complete the Bicycoo was in the package. Everything was pretty much already assembled. To be honest with you I think it actually took longer for me to open the box and get into the package than it did for me to complete assembly. Upon further inspection I noticed that unlike most balance bikes on the market the 12" tires are actually pneumatic meaning that they are not solid rubber and hold air like regular bikes. They have a valve stem and inflate just like any other tire. This makes for a much smoother ride over bikes with solid tires. The Bicycoo even comes with a hand brake for the rear tire. The hand brake is another great feature designed to prepare your child for when they are ready for a full sized bike. The seat is even adjustable so that the bike can grow with your child. Joovy though of everything when designing the Bicycoo. Within minutes of completing assembly we were out the door ready to hit the road. As with all bikes please be sure to have your child properly fitted with a bike helmet to protect their little noggins in case of a fall.



Monkey was very cautious at first when riding the bike. He started off going very slow and you could tell he was having to think about what he was doing. It wasn't long before he started to get the hang of it and gradually increased his speed. With lots of practice he is now able to go at a full speed run and even picks his feet completely off the ground for short distances. I can tell that he is really getting comfortable and starting to get the hang of balancing himself on the bike. It won't be long and Monkey will be ready to give a real bike a try.



The Bicycoo by Joovy has been a huge hit at our house. Monkey absolutely loves to ride his Bicycoo thinking he is now a "Big Boy." We even allow Monkey to ride around inside the house driving through his homemade obstacle course. Can't say that for many bikes! If you are looking to buy a balance bike I highly recommend Joovy. The Bicycoo costs $149.99 and is well worth every penny. You can purchase directly from the Joovy website. They even have three color choices (red, black, or white) for you to choose from. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your Bicycoo you may return new and unused items in the original box within 30 days for an exchange or refund. If you call their customer service (Toll Free 877-456-5049) a real person will answer the phone. They encourage you to reach out to them with any questions or concerns you may have.


You can connect with Joovy on Facebook as well as on Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and updates.  I would also encourage you to join their program called Club Joovy which can be found on their home page. By joining you get to be on the inside track to find out about new products, fun contests, specials and more. Members will enjoy the special benefit of giveaways that only club members can enter. As a member you will receive free shipping on your orders and will get a dedicated 800 number for Club Joovy Customer Service. They will even celebrate your kid's birthday with special offers!



Disclaimer: We were sent a Joovy Bicycoo for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Britax Stroller Organizer Review

When you think of Britax, the first couple of things that usually come to mind are high quality car seats and strollers. Did you know that Britax also makes a variety of baby accessories? One of their accessories is a stroller organizer, and it has forever changed the way I take my kids for walks.

Whether you are taking a simple walk around the neighborhood or going somewhere for a family trip, if your children are anything like mine, and I am sure they probably are, they always have to bring along several toys and their favorite drinks and snacks. When they decide that they no longer want to hold all these items where are you going to put them? Most of the strollers on the market do not have organization trays and the stroller compartment, if they have one at all, is usually very small. You could always carry along a diaper bag to store all these items, but who wants to carry a heavy bulky bag on their shoulder while out for a leisurely walk? Another option, which is usually the route I take, is to wear cargo shorts with lots of pockets. The problem with this is that you better have on a good belt or your pants will really sag due to the extra weight in the pockets. Even with cargo shorts you are still stuck carrying the drinks unless they have a spill proof lid on them. This has always made for a very challenging and frustrating walk for me and the boys.


Britax offered to help with my dilemma by sending me their stroller organizer to review. The stroller organizer is designed to store all of your essentials while out for a stroll. The organizer is designed to easily attach to almost any stroller handle and is adjustable to the stroller handle angle and width. The top of the stroller organizer has two insulated cup holders and a large magnetic compartment that is perfect for snacks, toys, or even diapers and wipes. Finally, as if that isn't enough storage room for you already, there are three outside pockets that are perfect for your phone, iPod, keys, or any other small miscellaneous items such as pacifiers. It is simply amazing what all the organizer can hold! The organizer is even designed to be collapsible so that it does not interfere with folding the stroller. Britax really thought of everything when designing the stroller organizer. 


What I love most about the organizer, other than not having to try to carry everything myself, is how it is easily accessible. Everything I need to carry is literally right at my fingertips and easy to get out of all the compartments. Although I did have trouble getting the organizer to fit a double side by side stroller, I have not had any other problems with this product. The organizer is very well made and will last for a very long time. If you are looking for a great stroller organizer I highly recommend this one from Britax.

The Britax stroller organizer has a msrp of $29.99 and is available at BritaxUSA.com.  If you prefer to visit a retailer so you can see the products in person you can use the find a retailer page on Britax's website to find a store near you.


Disclaimer: We were sent a Britax stroller organizer for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kolcraft Contours Optima Tandem Stroller Review and Auction



When the weather is nice outside (which hasn't been often around here lately) the boys love for me to take them on a walk around our neighborhood in a stroller. They love to point out to one another everything they see or as they would say "spy with their little eye." Of course their favorite thing to bring along include drinks and snacks. Our current double stroller, while still a great product, only allows for one seating position and does not include extras like cup holders and storage. Naturally I ended up having to push the stroller while managing to juggle two sippy cups for the boys. This always made for a challenging walk.

I was thrilled when Kolcraft approached me about hosting a review for their Contours Optima Tandem Stroller. I loved that I would have the option of several seating positions and best of all there were cup holders all over the place! Before I even took the boys for our first walk I had a feeling that I would fall in love with the stroller.

 Kolcraft Contour Optima Features:
  • Lightweight aluminum frame - only 36.8 lbs
  • Six different seating options: children can both face parent, face each other, face forward, back to back, front seat only (large storage in the back), or use with an infant car seat
  • Height-adjustable canopies, with peek-in windows, can be raised or lowered: min. 23" to max. 27" so your baby is always covered
  • Infant car seat attachment fits most car seat brands. Additional infant car seat attachment is sold separately
  • Extra-large storage basket
  • Accommodates one or two infants/children
  • Independent reclining seats, child cup holders, sun-rider canopies
  • Steering is a breeze with two 8" front single swivel wheels and 10" rear never-flat wheels
  • Four cupholders, 2 for parents and 2 for children
  • Infant head rest
  • Easy-trigger fold
  • Convenient Free-Stand™ allows the stroller to stand upright when folded
  • Height-adjustable 5-point safety harness; padded infant head rest and sleeves for comfort
  • One-year manufacturer warranty
All of the parts laying on the floor.
Chunky's idea of helping with assembly.

















Product assembly is always my pet peeve. I am impatient and hate to sit around on the floor for a long time reading instructions trying to figure out how to assemble something with a million parts. Especially since the boys always love to "help" and end up spreading parts all over the house. When I finally took all of the parts out of the box and spread them on the floor I was surprised at how few parts there were. Everything seemed fairly simple to understand and just from looking at the parts I already had a pretty good idea of how to complete the assembly without even reading the instructions. Yes, that is how men like to assemble products. Using my better judgement I found the instructions and began to read. The instructions were very simple and easy to follow. The only tool required for assembly was a screw driver. Total time for me to read instructions and complete assembly was around 10 minutes. It could not have been any easier.
 
Telling each other their very best jokes.
When the weather finally cleared up I took the boys out for our inaugural walk. It was soon apparent that I was indeed in love with the new stroller. What is not to love about this stroller? I no longer have to hold the boys sippy cups. Each seat has its own cup holder that is easily accessible to my boys. I even have two cup holders of my own and a storage tray on the handlebar to hold my keys or phone. What I really love is all the different positions and inclines I can seat my boys. The boys love to face each other so they can tell jokes and make each other laugh. You might be thinking or wanting to ask right now how difficult it is to switch around the seats to all of the different positions. It is really as simple as pressing and holding in the two red buttons located on the sides of the seat and then lifting the seat right out. (If you look closely in the picture above you can see the red buttons right below Chunky and Monkey's elbows.) Then all you have to do is position the seat the way you want and slide the bars back into place until the red buttons lock. It really was a breeze. In fact for one of the position changes for the photos I left Chunky buckled in the seat while changing positions. I do not recommend doing this because you could drop your child and injury could result. No, Chunky was not harmed or in any danger when I changed the position. When you are done using the stroller the easy trigger folding system makes collapsing the stroller simple. The Convenient Free-Stand feature even allows for the stroller to stand upright when folded. This is great so you don't have to lean it against a wall or something when storing.

Monkey obviously just told Chunky a funny joke.
Safety is always a top priority of mine when choosing a stroller or any product for that matter. The Contours Optima stroller comes with a height adjustable 5 point safety harness. This is the same harness used in car seats. The stroller even includes a padded infant head rest and padded shoulder sleeves for added comfort. There is even a removable handlebar which I would think would be a safety bar should the stroller somehow ever flip on its side. Kolcraft did an amazing job incorporating every safety feature in this stroller.

Monkey loves the sunshade and safety handlebar.
With Monkey being very fair skinned a good canopy is a must for any stroller we would own. The Contours stroller comes with height adjustable canopies so they can be raised or lowered to ensure that your child is always well covered. There are even peek in windows on the top of the canopy so you can look in and check on your child. They also make for a fun game of peek-a-boo with infants. While speaking of infants, also included is an infant car seat adapter that will fit most car seat brands. To see a full list of car seats that will work with the attachment you can visit here.


This is their favorite position. They love that they are face to face and can see each other. They spend most of the time telling jokes and making silly faces trying their best to make the other one laugh. This is always entertaining and to be honest a few times they have even made me laugh out loud.

I would recommend having the larger child in the rear seat for this position. My boys were adamant about keeping their "own" seats and would not switch positions for me.
In this position Monkey liked that he could see where we were going and Chunky liked that he could interact with me. I like all the things I could store in the space between them when they are back to back. This will be my favorite position for the zoo or any other trips we make.

This is the "lets make silly faces at daddy" position. They spend all their time in this position trying to make me laugh. I have also been known to make a few silly faces of my own to make the boys laugh. I like that I can see what both of them are doing at all times in this position.


I have been really impressed with the Kolcraft Contours Optima Stroller so far. The only flaw that I have noticed so far is that in some of the seating positions it will have a little difficulty going over the curb (look in background of pictures and you can see the curb or lip that I am talking about) as I try to walk up my driveway. I notice this mostly when Monkey, my heavier child, is in the front seat. This is a very small matter and I would not let this turn you away from making a purchase. I really did try hard to come up with any flaws so I could present you with a honest review but this was the best I could do. It really is a great product for the cost and I would recommend it to anyone.

The Kolcraft Contours Optima Tandem Stroller costs $299.99 and you can buy it locally or online through several major retailers. To find a store near you or to find an authorized online site please visit here.

 Silent Auction!!!

Kolcraft strongly believes in giving back to the community and has found that silent auctions not only benefit moms and children in disadvantages situations, but they give the winner a great product at a fraction of the retail cost. All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to KIDS - Kids In Distressed Situations. KIDS is a great organization that provides NEW clothing, toys, shoes, baby products, books and more to children and families challenged by poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, low literacy, military family service, major illness, incarcerated family members, and disaster survival.

How To Bid

To place a bid leave a message in the comment section located at the bottom of this review page. Please leave me your email address along with your bid in case you win. I would like the bidding to start at $125 and there is a minimum $5 bid increment for every bid after that. Remember that this is a $300+ tandem stroller and ALL of the proceeds benefit KIDS so please bid generously and lets raise some money for a good cause!

Winning Bidder

If you are the winning bidder once the silent auction ends, you will make your donation to KIDS. You can go straight to their donation form here.  After making your donation KIDS will send you a copy of the electronic receipt. You will need to forward me a copy of your receipt along with your address and I will get in touch with Kolcraft and get the stroller heading your way.


Opening bid starts at $125. Please bid in $5 increments and include an email in your comment. Bidding closes August 3rd, 2012 at 7:00pm (CST). 

Disclaimer: We were sent a Kolcraft Contours Optima Tandem Stroller for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Updated Fisher-Price Giggle Gang Review and Giveaway!!!




All six of the Fisher-Price Giggle Gang available for purchase.

Don't you just love the sound of a child laughing and giggling? I know that I love it when my boys laugh and giggle. Fisher-Price has created a new plush toy that will keep your infant or young child entertained and giggling for hours. Their new Giggle Gang toys are soft, adorable little characters that respond by giggling to a baby's squeeze or shake. This makes a great way to introduce or teach your child about the cause-effect relationship.

Rolling on the ground laughing with the Giggle Gang!

There are six characters to choose from: Pinky, Fuzzy, Curly, Goldie, Kiwi, and Terry. The Giggle Gang characters have bright colors and patterns along with different textures to help promote sensory skills. Each character even has its own distinctive giggle so your child will love to laugh and play with them all.

Even big brother loves the Giggle Gang.

Chunky and Monkey were excited when they first discovered the new Giggle Gang toys that were sent to them in the mail. They started to squeal and giggle like little girls before I could even take them out of the box. The Giggle Gang toys looked absolutely adorable but I saw on the package that they are recommended for ages 6+ months and was a little worried that the boys might be too old to really enjoy playing with them.  I handed each of them a Giggle Gang character and sat back to watch to see how they would react. It didn't take long for my boys to figure out that if you press or shake their tummy that they will start to giggle. Within minutes both boys were rolling around on the ground giggling and laughing their little heads off playing with their new "friends." (Giggle Gang toys require 2 AA batteries but they come included so the toy is ready to go.) Although Monkey who is three and a half years old has lost interest in the Giggle Gang lately, Chunky at two years old is still playing with the Giggle Gang characters almost daily. He even likes to try to sneak them into his bed each night as I tuck him in to sleep.

Pushing on the Giggle Gang to make it laugh some more!

There are a couple features that I love about the Giggle Gang. I love that there are two volume settings for the Giggle Gang characters. Even though the loudest setting is really not that loud at all I like that I have the option of turning them down. You can even turn off the volume completely if you want but that kind of defeats the whole purpose of the Giggle Gang characters if you ask me. I also love that the battery pack is removable so that the toy can be machine washed if needed. This feature is really perfect for parents with younger infants who may spit up or slobber all over the toy. Knowing my boys it wont be long before they spill a drink or get food on their Giggle Gang members. If they do I can remove the battery pack and simply throw them in the washing machine.

Giggle Gang toys would be perfect to give as gifts for a child's first birthday or any other occasion. At a price of only $12.99 they are affordable enough to collect them all!  I know that my boys love playing with the Giggle Gang characters and I really recommend them for any child two years old or younger.

Now for the great part! I have been allowed to give away a Giggle Gang character to one Chunky and Monkey, MD follower. All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: We were sent two members of the Fisher-Price Giggle Gang for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Maw Maw!




The Boys wanted to wish you 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MAW MAW!!!



Love you Maw Maw
Chunky and Monkey

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dr. Scholl's Technogel Pillow - Review and Giveaway



A few months ago I posted a review for Technogel's anatomic pillow by Dr. Scholl's. I used to think that just about all pillows were created equal. Boy was I wrong!  I can't even begin to say how much I absolutely love my Technogel pillow. Before the anatomic pillow I always had a tough time falling and staying asleep. Since then I have noticed that I am able to fall asleep much quicker and rarely ever wake up in the middle of the night (unless kids come and wake me up). What strikes me as funny is that before the Technogel pillow I never had dreams at night or at least I could not remember having them once I woke up. After I started using the Anatomic Pillow I began having dreams almost immediately and could actually recall my dreams in the morning! I know that I am getting a better night's sleep and wake up much more refreshed now with thanks to Technogel.

When presented the opportunity to work with Technogel on another product review I jumped at the chance. I had such a fantastic experience with my first pillow that I could not wait to try out another model. Technogel was generous enough to send me a Contour Pillow this time. When taking the contour pillow out of the box I noticed the same quality and materials from the first pillow that changed my quality of sleep forever. I also noticed that it was shaped fairly similar to the anatomic pillow. I knew right away that this was going to be another winner!



All of Technogel's pillows are constructed with their Technogel gel and memory foam. The pillows will actually deform 3-dimensionally and reacts differently than other materials used in most pillows. By deforming in all three directions (vertical, diagonal, and horizontal) Technogel will actually mold itself to the users body type. Pressure is then evenly distributed along the entire sleeping surface making for a much more comfortable sleep. As if that wasn't already enough to help you sleep better, Technogel is designed to have open air channels to deliver better air circulation. As a result, you will feel a cooling sensation as soon as you place your head on the pillow.

Even though the pillow comes with a 100% cotton cover it is best to still use one of your own pillowcases as well. A little secret that I discovered to best feel the cooling effects of the gel is to remove the cotton cover and go only with a pillowcase. I noticed when I did this the pillow felt cooler the minute I placed my head down and stayed cooler throughout the night. Long gone are the days of tossing and turning trying to find the cold side of the pillow.

As mentioned earlier, the contour pillow is shaped somewhat similar to the anatomic pillow. I was expecting them to feel the same when I placed my head on them but surprisingly they are actually very different feeling. Although the dimensions are virtually identical, the contour pillow seems to be shallower in the middle. The contour pillow's shape is ideal for people who prefer sleeping on their back. I'm not saying that side sleepers can't use this pillow but personally I would recommend the anatomic pillow for side sleepers and the contour pillow for back sleepers.

I have been extremely impressed by both Technogel pillows so far. If you are in the market for a quality pillow that will last a long time and tremendously improve your sleeping then this stay at home dad recommends that you look into purchasing from Technogel.  I know the pillow might be a little pricy at $169 but trust me, and do not let that scare you away from making a purchase. The pillow is worth every penny and more for the quality of sleep you will be getting in return. To purchase a Technogel Pillow you can go to their website and find an authorized dealer. All Technogel Pillows are covered by a two year warranty against defects in material or workmanship starting from your date of purchase. You can even extend the warranty for the pillow an additional year by registering your pillow within three months of purchase on their website.

Now for some great news. Technogel Sleeping has offered to give one Chunky and Monkey MD reader a free Technogel pillow! All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below. If the winner of the pillow is also a blogger Technogel Sleeping might be willing to let you review the pillow and give one away on your site as well! I will forward the winners information to my contact at the company and let you discuss the possibility of hosting your own giveaway.

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Disclaimer: We were sent a Contour Technogel Pillow for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sunday Seven June 18th - June 25th




June 18th - Monkey fishing at sunset.

June 19th - Chunky gave daddy his paci so they could both fall asleep.

June 20th - Rough night for Chunky. Kept climbing out of bed to sleep on the couch.

June 21st - Chunky getting ready to climb the tree.

June 22nd - Right before Monkey drenched me with the water balloon.

June 23rd - Watching Quebo (kids cartoon network at the beach) with Maw Maw before bed.

June 24th - My personal best 27 inch trout I caught in the morning.