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Beautiful Kids on Canvas

Canvas Factory reached out and offered to send me a canvas with my two beautiful kids printed on it in exchange for a review and a giveaway. So be sure to stay tuned for the Canvas Factory giveaway, USA and Canada residents only.

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The canvas I received from Canvas Factory is very high quality and looks amazing on our wall. The kids don’t look too bad either. What I really liked about this canvas print is how easy it was to get. You just go to the website, upload your photo, make some adjustments if you want. They even have different filters for your pictures so you can make something color into a black and white photo or sepia, or whatever!

Having photos of our family up on the walls reminds us about the important things that bring us all together. In the photo we had printed, we chose our children. They are the world to us and seeing their love for each other is exactly what we need on our walls to see everyday. Being able to take a simple photo and then uploading it to the internet so I can get a beautiful canvas print in just a few days is amazing. I remember when it would take weeks or months to have something like this done. Now in just a few clicks it can happen almost instantly.

I love our new canvas print. The quality is perfect and it just makes me smile every time I see. I can imagine that I will be picking up a few more of these canvas prints from Canvas Factory once that refund check comes in.

WIN YOUR OWN CANVAS FACTORY PRINT!

To win your own 16×20” / 40x50cm canvas print from Canvas Factory you have to like St. Louis Dad on Facebook and comment on this blog post below and tell me what kind of photo you would print at Canvas Factory. I will randomly select a winner on Friday, February 23rd. So be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you! If the winner does not contact me in 24 hours I will select a new winner. Giveaway only available to U.S. and Canadian residents. No purchase necessary, like and comment to win!

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This post and giveaway is sponsored by Canvas Factory.

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Sesame Street Live in St. Louis!

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Jump to the beat on Sesame Street at an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets.  It’s the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood!​

Coming live to the Chaifetz Arena is Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! There are only two shows available on December 10th so be sure to get your tickets today! You can save by using the code GDAD when you purchase your tickets!

December 10 – 2pm & 6pm

My kids love Sesame Street. They grew up watching Elmo and Abby teach them all sorts of things. Even I grew up watching these furry monsters. Bert and Ernie were a big favorite of mine, along with Cookie Monster. They were great back then just as they are today. Seeing them live will be very exciting for the kids! So be sure to grab your tickets and use the code provided to get a discount on your ticket purchase!

We will be at the show so be sure to say hi if you see us. My son is hoping he see’s Murray running around. I kinda am too as I think he is a great character that wasn’t around when I was little. So grab your tickets and Let’s Party!

St. Louis Dad was compensated with complimentary tickets to the show in exchange for promotion of the event.

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Bouncing Off The Walls Again

IMG_8437Whoa, it’s not just a popular Sugarcult song, it’s my life right now. After a few rounds fighting off the bugs going around it appears as though the kids and myself have started to bounce off the walls. It’s great to feel back to normal and not coughing at the most inconvenient times, (like when you have food in your mouth, or talking to someone)…

I am happy that my family seems to be getting back on track and pushing these bugs out of our house. It had been a rough couple of weeks, getting woken up in the middle of the night to clean up a mess. It wasn’t fun and probably never will be, but you do what you have to do for your kids and you don’t complain.

Seeing my kids out for the count is heartbreaking. Cuddles are in high demand when the kids are sick. So my wife and I soak it up as much as we can. When the kids are feeling fine they never want to cuddle. They want to play and break free. But with sickness, it’s like cuddles are a requirement. So I will take as many as I can get.

A few of those days were pretty rough. Even me and my wife caught a little bit of something. We pushed through and managed to get better quickly but the kids, they took it the hardest this time around.

All in all I am happy everyone is on the mend and things are seemingly getting back to normal. Spring has brought some nice weather with it so I think it’s time to grab the skateboards and get outside to expel some of that pent up energy.

After a battle against sickness, what does your family do to rise back up? Comment below or hit tweet at me!

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Abby Doodles TV – Episode 10 – Season One Finale

Well, it’s finally coming to an end. Season one at least. Back in August of 2014 my daughter and I started making a some videos. It was nothing serious and we didn’t spend a lot of time on setup or anything of that nature. I wasn’t even sure how well this would all come together. To be perfectly honest, not much has come out of any of this. We probably spent too long in between each episode to actually build a following.

So here we are, a little over two years later and we are closing out season one. When we first started this show Abby did not know how to read at all and could barely write her own name. Now she’s writing some sentences and can read at her age level so we are ready to start planning for season two. Abby and I discuss her show a lot and we have some good ideas for season two, now we just need to put the plan into action and actually film some episodes. We are hoping to start the next season this summer, so be sure to subscribe and be on the look-out for that. There is talks of a new intro and theme song, but we will have to see about all of that. For now though, enjoy season one for what it is and expect some great new things in season two!

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