Summer Memories & Fun with Kinder

Alright, so….how is it possible we’re already at the end of summer vacation?  (At least we think we’re at the end of summer vacation here in BC) It feels like only a few days ago we were saying goodbye to Grade 1 (sniff) and Preschool (SOB!) and now here we are getting ready for Grade 2 (what?) and Kindergarten (NOT possible!).

It’s been a pretty great summer, there have been road trips to see new babies, trips to the Zoo, backyard pool parties, Moms nights out (which are necessary when you’re engrossed with your children 24/7.  They’re also affectionately known as SURVIVAL), adventures on paddle boats and most recently our annual Gartner family weekend. 

Our girls have played, laughed, hung out, had treats and tried so many new things this summer!  Bethany has learned to play songs on the piano, Audrey has learned to read and they’re both still constantly writing, drawing, and creating around the clock.

Over all, it’s been good and while I can’t WAIT for Fall, the cool crisp weather, the routine of a school year and all things apple spice scented I’m going to be a little sad to see this time go!

As we’re soaking up the last few weeks of warm weather & time with our girls I’m blown away once again by how quickly it all goes.  I’m so thankful for these days with my family, for the little people I have the privilege to call my own and for the man who’s smile lights up so many photos.  

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I’ve snapped many an iPhone photo this summer and I’m so glad that I can, that I did.  They help me remember when the ol’ brain cells are on “duh” and the make me smile when PMS, or whining children are threatening to make me scream. 

The thing is, I often forget to do something with them.  Other than the few I share on Instagram & Facebook, the majority of our adventures end up saved on my computer, only seem my me on a rainy day.  I’m guessing many of you are in the same boat.

The great people over at Kinder Canada have created a fun way for you to not only share your summer memories but also to save them too!

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Check out the new “Smile Booth” app on their Facebook page!  You can create your own fun photo-strip, with all your summer photos. Once you’ve LIKED them it’s really quite simple:

  1. Become a FAN of Kinder Canada
  2. Head over to the Photo Booth app
  3. Start your photo strip
  4. Upload your photos
  5. Choose your Kinder Frame
  6. Make it silly (if you want to)
  7. Save your photo, share it if you’d like
  8. Start all over again
  9. If you’d like to share your photos you can add #kindersmiles to each photo strip you share & it will be visible in the apps photo gallery
  10. BONUS: Once you’re done creating your photo strip tag Our Family Stone too – we’d love to get a look at all the summer fun you’ve had!

I had a lot of fun putting together our photos, looking at the past and seeing some of the best from this year! 

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Whether they’re creating fun new apps to help parents & kids keep their memories or brain storming an exciting new toy to hide inside your Kinder Egg treat the team at Kinder Canada really has Kids and Parents at the top of their priority list.

For the past few years we’ve had the privilege of working along side this fantastic company.  We’ve not only been able to enjoy & share Kinder Eggs but we’ve also had the joy of discovering the beautiful people, the heart behind them.  Each time you buy a Kinder Egg you’re supporting a company who truly cares about families, about the bonds we have with our kids, reminding us to take time to play and supporting us when times are hard with their A Joy to Share program.  

From the bottom of my heart I’m thankful to all those who allowed us to take part in such a wonderful program.  Their products are quality, their team is fantastic & their company – outstanding! 

Have a wonderful rest of your summer friends & remember to put away the business & Take Time to PLAY with your little ones (or your husband – they like chocolate and small toys too)!

 

“Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own”

Keep Calm this Summer with Kinder!

Summer vacation has arrived! Actually, for us here in BC it arrived a few weeks ago courtesy of the BC Teacher’s Strike.  

It was weird, emotional time for us all when school abruptly ended and the girls were home full time.  As happy as I always am to have my babies home full time, it felt “wrong” to be done so early, unfinished even and as strange as it may sound, it didn’t feel like “summer vacation” actually began until yesterday, when school was supposed to end. 

Anyways, now that it has begun I’m excited!  While I still have to work through the summer months, I’ve cut back my hours and I have BIG plans for our days.

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For us, summer means, lazy mornings, playing PJ clad in our backyard on the swings.  Trips to see Papa at work, or to the park to hang out, beach time and sprinklers.  We’ll ride bikes, and go hiking and spend time together.  Thursday evenings Corey will load up his two little minis and head for the local weekly car show & shine, where they’ll check out the ol’ beauties and find a new “Hot Rod” to love.  I’m also planning a trip very soon to go see my bestest friend, who just had baby girl #3 two days ago.  I am seriously stoked about getting in some new sweet baby snuggles!!

Kinder - Car showI love these photos from a Thursday night last summer, they’re SO totally his girls.

It’s great to not be facing the mad school rush for a few months, to only pack one lunch every day instead of 3, to read books for fun not for homework, the break is overdue for sure.  It’s also a little hard because we miss our friends.  The hours we spend visiting, watching our kids play, hanging out get seriously cut over the summer months, that’s why we made a decision last summer to do something about it.  

We have a permanent playdate set up for every Monday.  Everyone who’s around meets at a local playground to let our kids hang out & play while we visit.  We all bring our own snacks and supplies, then sit in the shade of the trees as our kids laugh, play and bond even deeper.  It’s truly one of our favourite things about summer. 

Kinder - CalmI saw this on the Kinder Facebook page and had to share!  There are times a Kinder Egg for the girls (with a little “bunny bite” off each for Mommy) really DOES help keep us calm.

We’ll be bringing Kinder Eggs along for a few of these playdates, day trips and adventures of course.  They make a great gift to give our friends when the playing is done and when it comes to a long road trip nothing spices the monotony of task like a Kinder Egg.  A little treat to keep you going and toy to keep you entertained, the perfect “Are we there yet?”  solution when you really, are not there yet.

While Corey and I have no plans of traveling across the border to visit our friends in the United States I do want to give all of you who may be headed that way a quick reminder – Kinder® Surprise® eggs are not allowed to cross the border.  Keep that in mind as you plan your travels and maybe let your kids have their special treat before you make your way into the border crossing lines.  That way they’ll be busy playing with their toy while you wait, and you won’t be facing any troubles that could put a kink in your vacationing plans!

So, now that you know what we’ve got up our sleeves for this summer it’s your turn to share – what are YOU planning to do over these school free months?  What will you be filling your days with and will a Kinder Surprise or two be making its way into your plans?

“Disclosure: I’m part of theKinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation withthis group.  The opinions on this blog are my own”

I’m going on a KINDER hunt…

Spring has finally sprung around these parts and I AM EXCITED!  Without a doubt Spring (followed by Fall) is my favourite season.  I love the longer days, the sunshine, the warmth without heat, the new growth, the return of the birds and Easter.

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Of all the holidays we celebrate Easter is the one I enjoy and anticipate the most – it trumps Christmas.  There is something so special, powerful for me in the ritual of Easter Sunday – getting up early with the girls to go on an Egg hunt, followed by a special waffle breakfast (everything, and I do mean everything is better with waffles).  Then it’s on with new(!) Easter dresses and out the door to my very most favourite church service of the year – the one day where we really, REALLY get to celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus.  I mean, seriously who doesn’t love being able to say “He is Risen” and know that means we have been given salvation?!!

This Easter is no different, I’ve been gearing up for all the fun and festivities for a few weeks now.  The dresses are bought, the Kinder has arrived and I’m just getting ready to start the hunting cards for our Easter Egg Scavenger hunt.

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Kinder has big plans for their Easter holiday too.  Once again their fabulous Share the Joy program is leaving love and chocolate covered footprints on the hearts of families who really need it.  They will be donating 12 exciting Easter treat baskets to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals this year as well as donating $25,000 to help support them.  With all that has transpired over the past week, this is hitting home even harder than ever for us.

When it comes to knowing “Easter” I’d say the team at Kinder fits into the experts category.  I mean, their signature product is an egg for goodness sakes, and a darned good one at that!

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This Easter they’ve made egg hunting even easier with their Egg Hunt Kit, which is filled with Kinder Eggs, bunnies, mini eggs and more all waiting to be hidden – and then eaten!  They even have these sweet little lambs to snuggle & love long after the chocolate has been devoured.  Check out the Kinder Facebook page to see what other exciting things are happening this Easter!

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Happy Easter friends, enjoy your family & your friends – this life is filled with sweet blessings, when we stop and take the time to celebrate them!

“Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own”

 

 

 

Lucky in life & in a Kinder Crack’n Win

I love giving things away, gifts, prizes, baking, love – giving feels good.  I also love winning things, though I’m not generally very “lucky” when it comes to prizes. Except for Keno.  In my younger years I played Keno using hockey numbers of course and I won a few hundred dollars a few times over.  Then I realized that gambling is a money sapper and I quit.  Something about stopping while you’re ahead….

Anyways, in life though I feel like I’ve won a lot.  I have a husband who treats me like a precious gift, daughters who fill my life with love & joy, an awesome family and God has certainly given me far more than I’ve ever deserved.  When I take a really good look at my life, “lucky” seems to sum it up nicely.

All of that being said, the winning of prizes is still fun – not just for me but for the kids.  I mean, who doesn’t love to see a big “YOU’VE WON” on a game card or receive a “Congratulations” phone call or email?  I do, and so do our kids!

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Kinder is kicking of 2014 with their Kinder® Crack’n Win®!  With $2.4 million in instant prizes to be won and new toys being launched they’ve given us more reason than ever to celebrate the little things in life with a Kinder Egg!

In the special toy capsule inside each specially marked Classic & Pink Kinder Egg you’ll find a PIN embossed on the toy and/or marked on the toy leaflet.  Once you’ve discovered your special code, you and your little one can head on over HERE to the Kinder Canada Facebook page where you enter that PIN.  Now I know you’ve all already “Liked” Kinder Canada but just in case you forgot, you’ll need to do that before you can enter your PIN.  Once the “Liking” is done, you’ll need to fill out the required information, plug in your PIN and click “CHECK YOUR PIN” to find out if and what you’ve won!

Now for the most important information – what can you win?!

One lucky winner will start of the year in a brand new Fiat 500 POP and two families will win a Family Trip to Orlando!  27,000 winners will receive a family night out at the movies and 201,000 will win a free Kinder Treat!

With all those prizes to win have you got your shoes on yet?  You’re going to have to leave soon if you want to start winning today!

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We love to share our Kinder Eggs with special friends, as part of birthday gifts and as class treats but sometimes I like to share one with our girls “just because”.  I think one afternoon this week, that’s exactly what we’ll do.  When schools out and before homework begins I think we’ll sit down with a glass of milk (or maybe I’ll melt my egg in a cup of HOT skim milk – instant hot chocolate!), a Kinder Surprise and dig in to discover what’s hidden inside!

Once you’ve picked up those specially marked Kinder Surprise Eggs how are YOU going to share it with your little one?

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

A Joy to Share – Giving from your Heart

 

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Walking around Children’s Hospital in Vancouver is a powerful experience.  If you’ve never had to go there (praise the Lord!) I suggest you stop in for a day, just to see what I mean.  The people who work at BC Children’s hospital, the admissions staff, cafeteria workers, janitors, technicians, doctors nurses and volunteers have a special something that everyone should get to see – they have a beautiful love of children that shines so bright.

Over the last 30 years I’ve spent my fair share of time there, first as a patient, then as the mother of a sick little girl.  As a child, I felt safe at Children’s Hospital and loved by the staff.  None of my procedures felt as scary there as they did somewhere else – there was something about those experiences that made me feel brave, like I could do it.  Looking back, I now know it was the people – the ones that worked there and those who made contributions to support them.  As a mother that security remains, I trust them with our children explicitly.

This year we had appointments at Children’s on Halloween and as our girls walked around being blessed by the volunteers & exciting activities planned I noticed something.  They were seeing the good that was happening there and they not only wanted to be a part of the fun, but they wanted to do things for other kids too!

That observation has opened up doors for us to remind them of the blessings that come from loving others.  One of the greatest gifts we can ever give our children is teaching them to be generous, with their time, with their hearts and with their hands.  Some of the most powerful gifts we give to another have no monetary value at all.  We’ve been able to do just that and as the holiday season progresses I look forward to more opportunities!

Kinder Canada has once again given us an opportunity to do something great with their A Joy To Share Program, which supports the Children’s Miracle Network.  This year’s program includes a super fun addition – card creating!

When you head over to the Kinder Canada Facebook page you can create a cute greeting card, that ranges in themes from “Get Well Soon” to “Season’s Greetings”, choosing background, theme, character and message.  Once it’s created you can “Share it” with your friends on Facebook, save it to your computer or print it!

The best part though, is for every card created Kinder Canada will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, up to $25,000!  As of this morning when I checked on their progress, Kinder had announced they’d already raised $18,000, isn’t that exciting?!  Hospital’s like BC Children’s Hospital and their patients will be blessed and supported by you, and all you need to do is have a little fun creating a card with your kids!

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Audrey and I had fun creating our card, and I’d love to see all of yours!  Once your card is finished, share it on your Facebook wall and tag us, Our Family Stone, that way we can see all the fun you’re having with Kinder.

ps. While you’re at it I highly recommend picking up a few Kinder Eggs or some of the Kinder Mini Eggs for your stockings!  Not only do they make a great 2 in one gift (toy & treat) they also make for yummy snacking for those late night gift wrapping sessions.  Not that I’ve been digging into them at all or anything…

 

“Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own”

 

Kinder presents – Disney Princesses & Marvel Heroes

Bethany Ariel

A few years ago Bethany & Audrey attended a birthday party where they had the privileged of meeting “the Real Ariel”.  Now you and I know she wasn’t the real Ariel, she was a pretty lady, with a lovely voice who gets to live out every little girl’s dream by being a Disney princess every day for work.  Bethany on the other hand knows no such thing.  To her she was real and the autograph she gave B, along with the photo above and the big hug are all very special to her.

As Bethany has begun to grow up she’s also started to slip happily deeper into the world of Disney princesses.  Dora is out (finally!)  and Ariel is in!

I’ve gotta say, this thrills me to no end.  As a little girl I spent hours watching and adoring many a Disney princess.  Spending hours talking to my furniture as though they were alive (peanut gallery – say nothing.  I’ve since stopped.  Mostly), trying desperately to keep my legs stuck together as a tail when I swam, dreaming of a magic flying carpet.  Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Jasmine were all integral parts of my youth, and I’m so excited to see those same loves developing in our girls**.

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This growing love for all things Disney princess makes my next announcement even more exciting – we are embarking on another exciting year partnered with Kinder Canada!

We love working along side the Kinder team,  they produce quality products using real chocolate and great ingredients with the added bonus of a hidden toy inside.  Which is all wonderful but the truth be told my favourite thing about Kinder is all they do for the communities that support them.  As I’ve mentioned time and again their partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network in their a Joy to Share campaign hits home in a really personal way for me.

Anyways, how does Kinder come in to play with our Disney Princess love?  Let me tell you!

We’re so excited to share with you KINDER’s newest partnership with Disney Princesses and Marvel Heroes!

While our girls aren’t as excited about the superheros as they are about princesses they’re still thinking the Marvel Heroes toys are pretty cool too!   In fact when given a choice of which egg they’re like to try first Audrey headed straight for the Marvel Heroes eggs and after seeing the cool toys we can’t wait to share these eggs with some of the awesome boys in our lives.

Two out of three specially marked Disney Princess or Marvel Heroes eggs will contain one of the Limited Edition toys!  Pretty good odds that your little one will soon be heading off into an imaginary world of princesses or heroes.  Don’t be surprised if you have to call “Ariel” to dinner too – once they’re in that exciting imaginary world it’s tough to get them back out!  Check out all the exiting new toys over on the Kinder Canada Facebook Page.

Why not head on over, check out the great new toys and come back to tell me which one is your favourite!

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

 

**I know there is many a conspiracy theory surrounding the whole “princess and young girl self esteem” issues these days but I say phooey!  Those princesses are the things that little girls dreams are made of –  pretty dresses, kindness, compassion, perseverance, strength, wisdom, and true love.  The last time I checked it wasn’t our girls noticing the size of Belle waist, it’s their mommas.  They’re too busy spinning in circles in the living room singing along with Aladdin “I can show you the world…”, I think we could all stand to follow our daughters’ leads on this one and enjoy the movies for the wistful fun that they are.   I mean after all nobody’s walking around worried that boys are going to start taping yarn to their forearms and trying to spin webs are they?  I for one am SO excited that Kinder has decided to roll with the Disney Princess world and let our girls be little girls!**

BOO! Did I scare you?

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One of the first movies I watched with Corey when we started dating was Monsters Inc.   He was appalled to find out that I’d never seen Smokey and the Bandit, Airwolf or Monsters Inc.  When I failed to take the bait on the first two (read: I have good taste in cinematography) we decided to rent Monsters Inc.

Turns out Corey’s taste in movies wasn’t completely distorted – I loved it!  We watched it a few times over and from time to time, we’d lament that we couldn’t wait to share it with our children when they got old enough.

Then we had 2 little girls who live a little on the side of cautious, sometimes even fearful.   Bethany in particular was very sensitive to things that were “scary” in nature and when we realized that even the Care Bears gave her nightmares (thankyouverymuch Shreeky) we decided Monsters Inc would have to wait.

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Fast forward 3 years and she’s not nearly as fearful and while Audrey get’s scared by things, it’s not quite as intense.  With Monsters University planning to hit theaters, Sully, Mike and the crew were starting to hit stores again.  The girls kept seeing the “cute, fuzzy, blue guy” and the “green pea with one eye” and wanted to see the movie.

So we did….they loved it!

When the girls realized that the Monsters were really good guys, it changed everything for them.  Audrey runs around the house shouting “Boo! (dramatic pause) Did I scare you?”, over and over and over.  It started out cute…now?  Not so much.

Anyways, their love of the movie has translated over to love of all things Monsters Inc and when they heard that our buddies at Kinder were coming out with a special Kinder® Surprise® Monsters University toy collection they were SUPER excited!

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These Kinder Surprise Eggs are unlike any other, as they are the first series of specially marked eggs to guarantee 100% licensed toys inside!  No more 1 in 3, this is 1 in 1, 3 in 3, 100 in 100!  (You get it, I’m just sayin’ you can’t eat just one!)

You can check out Mike, Sully and some of their new friends over at the Kinder Canada Facebook page and vote for your favourite!

I’d love to know what you think of Kinder Canada’s decision to make 100% of their specially marked Monsters University eggs contain a licensed toy?  Will this make a difference on your purchasing an egg for your child knowing they’re guaranteed to get something a little extra special inside?

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

Kinder is celebrating Pink Eggs & a Contest!

Before I had daughters I swore I hated pink.  It was a “girlie” colour, I didn’t like it and I certainly was NOT girlie.  I think it had something to do with feeling as though nobody would take seriously if I was a girl.  Little did I know…

Once our girls were born however, my world flipped around.  All of a sudden it was pinks, purples, yellows and blues!  Vibrant or muted (except muted yellow…it looks like baby poop) it didn’t matter, they were pretty, they were feminine, they were girlie – and so was I!

As our girls grow I want them to celebrate being a girl.  I want to teach them that they can have all the treasures the world holds for them, they can go anywhere, do anything, achieve anything, BE anything, all while being proud of being a girl.  God made us girls for a reason, and that’s something to get excited about!

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We have two girls, who are both similar and completely different all in the same breath.  Bethany is creative, thought out and full of vibrance.  Audrey’s witty, tactile and sarcastic (I don’t know who she got that from…do you?).  Bethany spends her time diving into her books, coloring beautiful pictures, while Audrey is off being a doctor or snuggling one of her 42 babies.  They love to wear dresses and bake cookies one minute and then next they’re out in the garage with their Daddy, hunkered down peering under whatever vehicle he’s working on learning about shocks and differentials and, uh – stuff.

All those things are what make them the completely amazing, incredible exhausting creatures that they are!

In celebration of the launch of their new Pink Kinder Eggs, with toys geared towards (but not exclusive to) girls Kinder Canada is hosting a contest!

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Kinder Canada knows that each child is special & unique it their own way and this contest celebrates that!  To enter, all you have to do is “Like” the Kinder Canada Facebook page, which you’ve already done I’m sure.  Then tell Kinder what makes your child(ren) unique!

The contest runs from May 29th 2013 – June 19th 2013 with 3 $250 Visa prizes to be won!

Entering couldn’t possibly be easier!  Let’s just re-cap:

1. “Like” the Kinder Canada Facebook Page

2. Tell Kinder Canada what makes your child or children unique.

3. Find a new Pink Kinder Egg and take time to Play with your unique and fantastic children while you wait to find out if you won!  (Ok, so this isn’t part of the official contest, but it is certainly a great way to pass the time!)

Before you go, why not tell us…

What makes your child(ren) unique?!

 

 

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

 

 

Did you say Kinder Surprise?

Am I the only one who’s noticed that Easter is coming early this year?  Maybe it’s just the whirlwind of having a kid in school full time, or the fact that this is the year I turn a number that does not begin in 2-.  Whatever it is, the year feels like it’s zipping by and Easter is already upon us.

It doesn’t seem to matter what store you walk into everywhere you look there are fuzzy pink bunnies and brightly colored chocolate treats waiting to be hidden and discovered.  To me, nothing quite says “Easter Treat” like the a sweet Kinder Surprise.

Without fail each year, hidden amongst the colored straw and Easter toys and treats was a Kinder Surprise.   We were always allowed to choose one treat to have/open before we left for the Easter Sunday worship service at a church and very often, our Kinder Surprise was the one that was chosen.  It was the double duty choice, a toy and a treat in one!

Over the many years since I was that  little girl in a pretty (and often time itchy) flower dress on Easter morning, slowly unwrapping her chocolate treasure, our friends at Kinder have been loving children and their families.

This year they’ve stepped it up and while they’ve always done nothing less than their best, this year is taking the cake!  They have a few exciting new events happening this holiday season and we’re excited to share them with you!

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Children’s Miracle Network of Canada – As I’ve mentioned a few times before, Kinder Canada is a big supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network.  Their contributions not only help the organization but they bring joy to children around the country!  Touching lives, including ours in a way that is powerful!

From March 1 -31st Kinder Canada is donating $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network of Canada for every New “Like” they receive on Facebook! 

So cool, right?!  Like the page and bam! You’ve made a donation.  Now, since I know most of you are avid Kinder Fans and probably already like the, why not share the Kinder Canada page on your Facebook wall?  Share it with your friends and invite them all to join in on such a great cause!

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Kinder Easter Bunny – Harry is on Tour! – Kinder is excited to announce that their “secret” Easter Bunny, Harry is going to be making surprise appearances at Easter Events around the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto!  Keep an eye on their Facebook page for hints on where and when he’ll appear and then make sure you’re there!  He’ll be giving out Free Samples of Kinder Mini Eggs and I bet if you’re lucky you might even get a chance to snap a photo with you’re little one and the big bunny!

New Toys! – Head on over the Kinder Canada Facebook page HERE to take a sneak peak at all the fun new toys being launched for Easter!  Don’t forget to show them to your little ones and together VOTE for your favourite one!

As a quick reminder to all our friends with food allergies in their homes: While Kinder Surprise Eggs are peanut free the Kinder Mini Eggs are NOT NUT FREE.  They contain a hazelnut filling that, of course should be avoided if nuts are a concern.

Easter is so much more than treats and toys, it’s a season for celebration, forgiveness, fun, love, family and just like Christmas (maybe even more so) it’s a season to think of others.  This Easter season please join us, and our friends at Kinder in sharing the Joy – whether it’s a “Like” and donation on Facebook or a Kinder Surprise treat for your children, a little love can go such a long way!

 

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

A Friday Surprise – with Kinder, Barbie & Hot Wheels!

So…my plan to keep Bethany home forever was a flop.  Monday did arrive and I did (although with a slightly begrudging heart) return her to school.  We quickly slipped back into the routine of school and before I knew it Friday was here.

Bethany did great but by Thursday evening we were all feeling a little blah.  The week had felt long and Friday just felt like it was going to drag on FOREVER.  Then I had an idea!

We had just that day received an exciting package in the mail and what better way to brighten up Friday not only for us, but for all of her school mates than to share the contents of our super package?!

3 guesses as to what was in the package…

Alright, so by now you probably don’t need 3 guesses to know what was inside the package, but it’s exciting none the less!

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Kinder Canada has launched a new line of Kinder Toys and they are awesome!  Barbie and Hot Wheels have hopped on board to make the toys inside your child’s favourite treat that much more exciting!

Friday, armed with 12 Barbie Kinders and 12 Hot Wheels Kinders Audrey and I prepared to surprise Bethany’s class!  5 minutes before the end of the day bell rang we crept into the class and chaos broke out.  Kids were running all over and I heard whispers of “Look what Bethany’s Mom HAS!” and “IT’S KINDER SURPRISE!”.  I even had one boy from another class and grade walk into the class, come over, say “Hi” and proceed to stare at me, as though by magic he’d get one too.

As the kids settled, and we began to pass them out I was amazed once again at the difference between the way boys act and the way girls do.  All the little girls sat primly on the floor, eyes wide, hands clasped waiting to get their treat.  The boys on the other hand were vibrating, bouncing up and down with their hands outstretched just itching to get their hands on the goods inside the egg.

I love getting to these fantastic treats with the people in our lives.  Everybody loves a Kinder Surprise and with these new toys, it’s made them even more exciting!

Now, I have great news for you!  Kinder Canada is giving away 40 Kinder Barbie Hot Wheels Prize packs on their Facebook page over the next 4 weeks!  (The contest began Jan 10th) All you have to do is “Like” their page, (which I’m sure you already do) and follow the instructions on how to enter.

It’s really that easy!

Keep an eye on both the Kinder Canada Facebook Page and Our Family Stone’s Facebook page as we’ll be doing our best to keep you “in the loop” on all the contest excellence!

Don’t worry if you don’t win or don’t want to wait.  I’ve seen the Kinder Barbie and Hot Wheels eggs popping up in our local WalMarts and if they’re not already in one near you, I’m sure they will be soon!

Good Luck, have fun and happy playing!

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