Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Win Dolphin Tale 2 Goodies

Inspired by true events, “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation - thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail — made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.”

The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, Austin Highsmith and Morgan Freeman.

Several years have passed since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, rescued Winter, a young dolphin who lost her tail after being entangled in a crab trap. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for Winter, they saved her life against all odds. In turn, she helped save the Aquarium — as people came from far and wide to see the courageous dolphin firsthand, enabling CMA to greatly expand their mission to “rescue, rehabilitate and, when possible, release” injured animals.

Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the elderly dolphin Panama, passes away, leaving Winter alone and grieving, unwilling to engage with anyone, even her best friend, Sawyer. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for CMA. The USDA warns Clay they will have to move Winter from the Aquarium because regulations require these social creatures to be paired. If they don’t find a female companion for her — one that she accepts — CMA will lose their beloved Winter. But as time runs out, there may still be Hope…

Dolphin Tale 2 is in cinemas now.  You are able to watch the trailer here. For further information, images and games please visit here.

Mummy To The Max has a fab competition for 5 winners to win a Dolphin Tale 2 rucksack and t-shirt set. To enter this competition all you simply need to do is enter the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Monday, 20 October 2014

A Week Of Learning And New Experiences

  1. Maxwell can now put his own shoes on
  2. Maxwell is repeating lots more words
  3. Maxwell can use interactive gadgets and spell words out 
  4. Maxwell continues to love anything which lights up
  5. Maxwell has been enjoying lots of Autumn walks
This week Maxwell has seemed to have come on leaps and bounds. I am in a little shock that he is nearly 3 and I can not believe how far we have come together. This week Maxwell has had a great week and has learnt a lot of new things.

Maxwell can now not only put his own welly boots on, but he is also able to put his own shoes on. Admittedly they are just plain velcro shoes and it does take a while for him to put them on however it is a great achievement that he is able to put them on his self and that he can do the velcro up on them. Next I will be teaching him how to do his laces.

This week Maxwell has been repeating a lot of words, he has also been using many words. His favorite words to say this week are bag, egg and loop. Maxwell has learnt these words by doing the Alphablock app on my phone. It has really helped him learn new words and has helped him to start making the sounds of letters.  Maxwell is also able to now spell words out on interactive gadgets.  They are only short words but I think it is extremely clever for a 2 year old to be doing. 

Last week I spoke about Maxwell liking light up objects, this week Maxwell has a new touch to light up walls around the house and he has a new pen which projects a light up Spongebob around the house. Maxwell adores light up gadgets and I am sure he will continue to get lots more light up gadgets to play with.

This week has seen us go on lots of Autumn walks. We are lucky in where we live, we live on the edge of the New Forest so there is plenty of places to walk to. All the walking is free, not only is it fun for Maxwell to splash in puddles and visit the park on our walks but it is also great to get exercise and to breath in the fresh air.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fun Halloween Crafts With Baker Ross

A few weeks ago Maxwell and I were sent a lovely box of goodies from Baker Ross. The box was full of Halloween crafts. After having a look at them I was excited to start crafting with Maxwell. Inside the box there were some fun 3D Halloween Kits as well as some Halloween Scratch Art Masks. Maxwell and I settled down to complete the crafts together.

We first of all started with the 3D Halloween Kits. Inside the kit there was 4 different designs to complete. Maxwell needed quite a lot of help with this activity due to the fact that there were lots of fiddly parts, however the 3D Halloween Kits did not take us long to complete. 

Maxwell and I simply arranged the paper to make a round spider body shape. The spider was attached together with a split pin, we then went on to attach the spiders legs with a split pin. Before attaching the legs Maxwell and I crinkled the legs. At first I thought we may need to use glue to attach the spiders mouth and eyes to the spiders body however the mouth and eyes had sticky packs, this made it simple for Maxwell to place the mouth and eyes on the spider. 

Finally we attached a piece of ribbon to the top of the spider, this allowed the spider to hang. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the 3D kits turned out and we will be using the decorations on Halloween to scare any cheeky trick or treat guests.  

After completing the 3D Kits, Maxwell and I decided to make the scratch art masks. I was really excited to create these masks with Maxwell, Maxwell needed very little help with this activity so Maxwell and I decided to create a mask each. I created a cat whilst Maxwell created a pumpkin.

The masks looked like a simple black plain mask however there were sticks in the packs to create fun designs on the masks. All you had to do was simply use the sticks to scratch away at the masks to make designs. Maxwell decided to draw all over his whilst I carefully added cat ears, whiskers and created glowing eyes however once completed the masks both looked fantastic.

Once we had completed the mask we simply attached a piece of elastic to them to ensure that they would fit round our faces. The masks fitted around both mine and Maxwell's faces and I think the end result looked brilliant.

Overall we were very happy with our Baker Ross crafts and once again were impressed by there fantastic quality. If you would like to buy the scratch masks you are able to buy them here. If you are interested in purchasing the 3D decoration kits you are able to buy them here.

I did not receive any financial reward for writing this review.
However we did receive the product for review purposes. Everything written in this post is my own, honest opinion.