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I LOVE Fan Photos!!! They Seriously Make Us Smile SO Much!

1 Nov

This past week has been a difficult and draining week for me.  Then, last night, a mom posted these photos of her kids watching Bean’s show where Bean, Paris, Abyni & Jay drew roads with sidewalk chalk and then played with cars.

Then she posted photos of her kids drawing roads and playing.  I just about melted on the spot, I mean, HOW SWEET IS THAT???

The Kids watching the show for inspiration and ideas!

They even made a special road for their little brother so he had roads to play on, too!

These photos seriously made my entire night:)

I love seeing creativity in children!

They even thought to make sure the road was big enough for their big car!

Trains, too!

And look! A Helipad!

Its your turn!  Make my day and send me some pictures of your child being inspired by Bean!  

We’ll be filming this Sunday for more videos next week… keep an eye out, and thank you so much for your support!

 

A Wedding, A Cake, Family and A Break

22 Oct

Okay, I hadn’t planned on taking a break this week, but life has interfered a little bit.

My oldest daughter, Sprite is getting married on Sunday and I am making her cake. 

Here is Sprite, my oldest, teaching Bean how to juggle.

 

I’ve decorated cakes before, but this is my first wedding cake (so yeah, I’m a little stressed) and in addition to that, we’re of course going to be having company in the form of several out of state relatives coming over.

That means I need to get busy and actually finish some more of these in progress house projects we have going.  Paris and I are working on finishing up The Avengers Custom Painted Bathroom.  I am painting the kitchen, Patrick is putting up the cool tiles for the back splash, and we finished our pink and brown deck this weekend.

My Favorite Deck EVER!:)

So, to tide you over in case I don’t find time for filming this week, here is a video of my aforementioned oldest daughter teaching Bean How to Juggle for Kids.

I’d love to hear what you’d like to see on the show in the coming months!

Radio Ad: Sol Searching Radio

18 Oct

We’re going to buy ad space on an online radio show, so the girls and I recorded this ad this morning.  

What do you think?  Is it catchy?  Memorable?  Would it peak your curiosity?

 

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I used the New Theme Song from bean’s show as background… to kind of help tie it all together.

Bean & Jay Meet Diva, Our Dog.

18 Oct

Today Bean is introducing Jay to our dog.  Paris is showing off Diva’s tricks and then the kids all take Diva on a walk.  Let the sweetness begin!

Watch Now: Jay, Paris, Abyni & Bean Take Diva for a Walk.

What pets do you have? 

We have Diva, the bull mastiff, Kitty the part wolf, Elephant our cat and Atilla a ball python.

 

Bean Plays Outside! Let’s Play Cars and Learn the Lava Game!

17 Oct

Next week we’ll be back to ‘studio’ shows, but today through Friday, we’ll be having more “outdoors” shows.  Next week I hope to kick off with a new song about imagination that is really catchy and fun… hopefully Sylvie and I can get together this weekend and film/record it!

The kids had fun drawing roads and scenery for their game

When my kids were younger, they loved playing games like “The Lava Game”.  The game where you pretend that different areas of the floor or a room are lava and you have to jump from spot to spot without touching the “lava”.  It has been interesting for me this week… going back through memories of the kids playing when they were little and all of the imaginary things they played.  Bean, Abyni & Jay show the kids how to play the “lava” game, and if they already play this game, I think it will be fun for them to see that Bean plays it, too!

Don’t let the grass touch you!

The video also has Bean, Paris, Abyni & Jay playing with sidewalk chalk and cars on the front walk.   My boys loved playing with trains rather than cars (although they did like cars, they were far more obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine:), and they loved drawing big long roads everywhere.  Including the time we moved to a rental house with light carpets… and they took their crayons and markers and drew roads all over their new bedroom.  *Sigh*  At least they were being creative, I guess?

Here is today’s video of Bean’s ‘Real Life’ playtime:  Playing with Cars and Playing the Lava Game!

Show me photos of your kids playing their favorite outdoors games on

Bean’s Monkey Business’ facebook page.

Imagination & Costumes or Dress Up? Make-up Tutorials for Princesses & Zombies!

15 Oct

I know there are many opinions on Halloween, but whether or not you agree with celebrating that holiday, there is no question that kids love to play dress up and pretend.  My kids have always enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be someone or something else, regardless of the day or time of year.

How I wish I still had the photo of my husband with Sprite’s plastic princess crown and dangly clip on earrings!!!  You know that photo would be posted everywhere by now!:)

The boys as Jedi Knights for a Costume Party

Abyni as Snow White

Paris as Punky Brewster

Here I am, dressed as Cruella DeVille with the boys. I think Kainan was the Matrix dude and Jaedin was The Crocodile Hunter

Now the kids are older, and boy have they stepped up their game.  Paris is doing youtube tutorials for Halloween this year and she learned some amazing techniques for Zombie makeup as well as doing some really fun “Princess” type tutorials as well.  Check out Paris’ Makeup Youtube Channel.

The other night, the three youngest kids went to a Monster Bash Costume Party and left the house looking like THIS:

CREEPTASTIC!

If you’re more of the horror movie genre of costuming, you’ll love this “Zombie” style makeup tutorial:

If you’re more of a Princess type… check these out:

Share your favorite costume photos on our facebook page!

 

The Fun of Fall: Playing Outdoors, a Whole New Imaginary World to Explore!

15 Oct

Full of Fun!

My kids LOVE being outside.  My husband made a tire swing a couple of weeks ago, and I can’t believe how much the girls enjoy swinging!  They are out there all the time!  Its crazy what $13.00 can do!  This week we’re going to focus on outdoor fun.  We’re not going to worry about getting the lighting just right, or making sure the sound is perfect… we’re just going to take advantage of this glorious weather and play outside!

Watch our newest video with Abyni & Bean playing on the swings and then Counting to Ten on the Hammock for Naptime.

What are your kids favorite outdoor activities?  Once the pool is closed for the year, my kids still love playing outside.  They spend a lot of hours outdoors, shooting hoops, playing in the sand and on the tire swing.  Not to mention lazing on the hammock, reading on the deck or just playing imaginary games.  I am so thrilled that my kids have such fun with their imaginations.  I think it is a fabulous thing to encourage in them!

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The sandpile… a long time favorite of ALL of the kids!

What are your kids favorite outdoor activities?

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