Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NEW - Disney Pixar's CARS Micro Drifter

New to the toy store is Disney's Pixar Cars Micro Drifter. The kids fell in love with the toy cars at first sight. The cars were fast and easy to carry in one hand. The test area for the kids was filled with all (60) Cars Micro Drifters. 
micro drifter
A very micro CAR that speeds through the super motorized speedway....
Micro Drifter Cars
Three micro CARS come in one package that are priced at approximately at $6.99. The CARS Micro Drifters are handsome and super fast. The kids will want to collect all of them.  The speedway will cost approximately $39.99 depending on where you go. This is a great gift for kids 4 years and older, due to the size of the toy.  They are so small that you could hold (5) CARS Micro Drifters in one hand. (Please make sure they do not go in your little ones mouth.)
Mattel toys cars 
All the characters were available to be seen at a recent Mattel toy launch.  
disney cars 
Will you be a CARS Micro Drifter collector?  There are (60) reasons why you should consider collecting them soon.
disney Cars 
The silver ball bearing underneath the CARS is the reason for the Micro Drifters to go super fast! 
Disney toys 
These won't last long at the store. Go and start Christmas shopping early and surprise your kids
new pixar cars 
Just watch these kids playing having a great time. It was hard to pull my kids away from the CARS Micro Drifter toy test drive.  Need more proof.... 
micro drifter 
Kids were not eating dinner just to continue playing. This is what they passed up on: 
 
Mattel Disney CARS Micro Drifter launch was a success. The kids enjoyed their experience of trying something new while having a great time playing. I loved watching them smile and enjoy themselves.
The whole family had a great time making fun memories at the "Mattel Micro Drifters Toy Test Drive".  Just want to say thank you to all the people at Golin Harris, Mattel and Disney for putting on such a great event. :)
Disclaimer: I was not paid to advertise this product. All opinions are my own from my own experience. I was given a light dinner and a gift bag as a thank you for participating in this great event. Thank you for reading my post! :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

We will never forget 9/11

I will never forget the day. I wish I could, but it's too hard to block it from my memory.  Although I was not there in person, I witnessed it through the news and watched in horror the second attack as it was happening on live TV.  The thought of us going to war and sending innocent soldiers haunted me.  After time passed, I would cry when I saw a military uniforms.  It was hard for me as an American as I love my country and the people in it.  I struggle answering, Why so much hate from others? Why does war have to happen? Why harm innocent people?  I wish kids did not have to witness losing family and friends for the cause of a religion that hates others.  I never want to understand why it is okay to kill innocent people in the name of religion.   Take a moment of silence to pray for the persons of the 9/11 tragedy, their family and friends.  Pray for our soldiers and rejoice those who have served us bravely and placed their bodies in the line of danger for our freedom.  Let us pray!

A description of the events that occurred on 9/11 Taken from: http://www.911memorial.org/sites/all/files/DocServer/911_Education_P5.pdf

"On September 11, 2011  nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial



airplanes, intending to strike the World Trade Center in New York City and

targets in Washington, D.C.

The hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11, carrying

87 passengers and crew, into 1 WTC, the North Tower, and United Airlines

Flight 175, carrying 60 passengers and crew, into 2 WTC, the South Tower.

The hijackers also deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77, carrying

59 passengers and crew, into the Pentagon near Washington, D.C.

After learning of the other attacks through cell phone calls, passengers

on United Airlines Flight 93, carrying 40 passengers and crew, launched a

counter-attack on the hijackers to seize control of the aircraft. As a result of

their actions, Flight 93 crashed into an empty field in Somerset County in

western Pennsylvania, instead of the hijackers’ intended target, believed to

have been the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In New York City and Washington, D.C., thousands of people evacuated safely.

Tragically, nearly 3,000 lives were lost – representing the largest death toll

from a hostile attack by a foreign entity on American soil.

The attacks triggered immediate rescue and recovery operations at all three

sites. In the aftermath, donations of money and supplies poured in and people

came from all over the world to volunteer their help. Vigils, memorials, and

prayer services were held in New York City, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania,

and all over the world. While the voids in New York City’s lower Manhattan

and the destruction at the crash sites are reminders of loss, the outpouring

of generosity and assistance in response to the attacks demonstrates the

resilience of the human spirit."

For additional information about 9/11, including personal perspectives

on the events of the day, as well as features on the historical origins of the

attacks and expert analysis of ongoing issues, please visit our Web site:




www.national911memorial.org/education



. You will find a downloadable video,




as well as timelines, webcasts, images and articles to support teaching about 9/11,

and recommended links to other 9/11 teaching resources, including those available

on the September 11th Education Trust Web site,
www.learnabout9-11.org.

Happy School Year!!!

School is now in session and a new year has begun. As we go through this year we focus on homework, getting to school on time and eating healthy. This year for me will be very different. I have two different drop-off times and two different pick-up times. My time is even more precious then ever. But I will not stop volunteering at my children's school. Last year I saw a great need for extra hands in every single class. Every class has too many kids, not enough teachers or teachers aids and not enough money for supplies. It is not any easy decision for so many reasons. But I only get to be a parent once. There is only one chance to get it right. Everyday for the next year I will continue to make education interesting and fun. Field trips are my way of bring classroom education to life. I want to encourage you to do more with your kids. Try to volunteer in the schools at least once this year. Volunteering will make a difference in your life and in your child's life.  Go ahead and have a great school year!!!


Ocean Institute, Orange County Zoo and Irvine Regional Park









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