How do you get a 3 yr old and 5 year old to play together? You give them a bucket full of old clothes, costumes and accessories of course! Dress up has always been my "go to" activity of choice because it brings out so much imagination in my boys. I just love seeing the scenarios they act out over and over again from their favorite cartoon or even everyday life. For my boys, princesses, tiaras and sparkles have always surrounded our dress up moments. 
Can you imagine the look on their faces when they received this delivered to our door? First instinct was to open up all the eggs and find each character to play with- but then mama would be stuck eating all the chocolate (who would argue that). Instead we decided to open one up on special occasions so that we could fully enjoy both the chocolate AND the surprises too! 
These boys really love the fantasy of Disney princesses and come into character very nicely! While my youngest is now shifting towards becoming the next super-hero, we just love playing make believe and bringing characters and fantasy to life!  My oldest has already demanded we give out some of these eggs at his upcoming Birthday party too!! ...Let's hope they last that long ;) 

...1 month to go!! I think I should lock them up until then!

No doubt  your tiny Princess and Superheroes will be happy with the new specially-marked Kinder® Surprise® packages because in every two out of the three eggs they will find a limited edition Princess or Marvel Super Hero toy. Want a sneak peek at the new toy collections? Check them out on Kinder’s Facebook Page.

Disclosure – I’m part of the KINDER® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  All opinions on this blog are my own.
 
 

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Ok seriously, I don't believe there is a single soul on the face of this earth that does not regard their birthday as 'just a number.' I mean, every year your body, mind and overall make-up changes as a whole, so it is impossible that you feel the same way you felt when you were 10, years later at 50....come'on!!

I may seem a little bitter....that's because I will be celebrating my birthday tomorrow...

Don't get me wrong, I love birthdays, and I love getting older, but things just change when you reach that point somewhere over 30!! Aside from the obvious changes like body sagging in the wrong places and the unexpected acne that has returned from the teen years...its just different!  In my mind yes, I agree, I am the same teenager that still squeals every time she sees a photo of Lenny Kravitz--who wouldn't? lol However, with all this time that has passed, I am starting to realize that time is slowly ticking away and so am I....

"After age 30, the brain begins to lose about 50,000 neurons per day - shrinking the brain .25% each year." -  http://www.funfactz.com

I see my children now, and they are so innocent, so full of life and vitality, and I often wonder where that person is inside of me. Now, as a 'grown-up' there isn't much time for creativity, freedom and SLEEP let alone, jumping (hurts now) and frolicking without thinking twice that something may break. This week, I have been thinking....

With all the horrible changes, great changes happen too! As I near the end of this post, I am reminded that my life so far is perfect, planned exactly the way I envisioned, I am able to enjoy what matters most and have the freedom to do whatever I want. Who could ask for anything more?

Not me.

Well, maybe keeping a few thousand neurons would help the process...but....

This year I am not going to regard my birthday as 'just a number' instead, admire those who do not care to place an age on happiness...I am happy and excited to turn *cough* 32!!

Happy Birthday to me!