Friday, December 26, 2014

A Great Bible for Young Girls - Review of the Plush Bible Collection (NIrV) by Published by Zondervan

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great Christmas with the family. First, we opened presents at home. Then, we went to my parents' house where we opened presents with my parents and my two younger brothers. Then, we went to my mother-in-law's house and there were still more presents at her house! The kids definitely had no shortage of presents this year!

Our tree...can you tell I have toddlers in the house?

This holiday season, I was presented with the opportunity to review the Plush Bible Collection (New International Reader's Version) published by Zondervan Publishers. I was given a free copy as part of the Book Look Blogger's program in exchange for my honest review.

My 8-year old daughter's Bible was kind of small and it was falling into disrepair, so I figured what better time to give her a new one than now? She would love this Bible! I just knew it.

A sparkly pink Bible? What's not to love?

The Bible is packaged in a nice box, which keeps it safe until you give it to its intended recipient.

This Bible is the New International Reader's Version, which is great for children who have not been reading long or just need the Bible made more simple. My daughter is a great reader, but she said she likes it because there aren't "all those thees and thous" in this version. It also has a great dictionary with some key terms at the end, so if she comes across a term she doesn't know, it could be in the dictionary. My daughter said that she loves this Bible because, "It is sparkly, fuzzy, and pink!" What more could an 8-year-old girl want? I am looking forward to reading the Bible with her and she can't wait to show off her new Bible at Sunday School!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun Snowman Craft Activity

It snowed a little bit yesterday. It wasn't enough to play in, make snowballs, or make snowmen. My two year old got excited when his sister got home from school. He put on his shoes and said "Doh snow balls!" (Throw snow balls!) (He even put on his shoes by himself, though they were on the wrong feet. I was very impressed!) Well, I had to let him down and tell him that there wasn't enough snow to throw snow balls. He was still asking about it today. So, after nap and lunch time, I asked him if he wanted to make snow men. Of course, his answer was YES!!

I gathered up some crafting supplies I had around. These are the ingredients for the snowman craft!
- "Woodsies" - little wood shapes (triangles, ovals, teardrops, circles, and squares)
- Pipecleaners
- Construction Paper
- Glue
- Paint

Get creative and do whatever you want with the supplies you have! T-Rex got to pretty much do what he wanted, though I placed the mouth and arms for him. Little K needed more direction, so I pretty much did his for him and let him paint and mess with the paper.

T-Rex's snowman looks like maybe he fell down. Or maybe he is dancing. I'm not sure.

And this is Little K's snowman, mostly designed by Mom.

Merry Christmas!