Thursday, October 31, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Aways - LeapFrog Explorer Learning Games!

If you have a grandchild/child who has a LeapFrog learning system, then you know new programs/games are highly valued and there is a wide library of titles available for children to play and learn with! So, today I'm happy to announce two more give-aways . . . one for the new Disney Doc McStuffins game cartridge and the other for the new Cooking! Recipes On The Road cartridge!

If you have a preschooler in your family, you are likely to know who Doc McStuffins is! This little girl on the Disney channel is a "vet" to her stuffed toys . . . and the stuffed toys in her neighborhood! LeapFrog has a new game available which helps children ages 3-5 with problem solving, logic & reasoning, visual puzzles, making observations ad health & hygiene as they play along with Doc McStuffins! LeapFrog says, "The Doc McStuffins Clinic for stuffed animals and toys is open! The Doc is in! Join Doc McStuffins and her friends to rescue toys and care for them in her clinic. Use problem solving skills to perform check-ups and treat toy patients. Plus, learn health lessons as you play." This game works with all LeapPad learning tablets, the Leapster Explorer and Leapster GS systems. With animation children will recognize from the tv show and games to challenge and learn with, children are sure to love Disney Doc McStuffins for LeapFrog!

LeapFrog also has a new game for children ages 5-8; Cooking! Recipes On The RoadThis game teaches temperature, addition & subtraction, multiplication and Volume & weight. LeapFrog says, "Get your mathematics skills cooking! Your're the new cook in town! Hop on board and stir up some fun as you run the family food truck! Follow recipes using mathematics skills and experiment with ingredients to serve up special dishes for hungry customers!This game also works with all LeapPad learning tablets, the Leapster Explorer and Leapster GS systems.

Special Christmas Give-Aways Begin Tomorrow!

Yes, tomorrow, November 1, 2013 is the start of my Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways! WooHoo!!!! So far I've announced 14 give-aways . . . and will be announcing two more today with a few more yet to come! I LOVE my Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways!!! Please join in the fun and please help spread the news of these fun give-aways!

The first give-away tomorrow is for the LeapPad2 Power Prize Package worth $170! You still have time to enter this great give-away and win this package for a child you love . . . the package includes . . . 
  • One LeapPad 2, power package - which allows you to recharge the unit so you don't have to use so many batteries!!!
  • Two games
  • A $20 card which will allow you to choose apps/games from on-line

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - The Emperor's Nightingale & Other Feathery Tales

One of the great "treasures" over time and from around the world is stories. Stories such as the Princess and the Pea, the Tortoise and the Hare and Peter and the Wolf are stories we all heard as we grew up. In the book, , the author and illustrator; Jane Ray, combined 12 of the best-loved stories of all time from authors such as Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde and Edward Lear to make a book filled with "feathery tales" for children, and adults, to enjoy today!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

grandma's cookbook - Christmas Cookies!

Since Christmas is less than two months away, I thought it would be fun today to share some cute Christmas cookie recipes with you which I found on Pinterest! I especially like the melting snowman cookie - it's so cute! Follow this link and you'll find fourteen cookies with links to complete recipes for each of them!

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Inexpensive Gifts - Key Snowpeople Ornaments!

Embellished keys - easy Christmas craftOkay, I know it is a huge inconsistency for me. I truly do not like snow. It is cold, wet, cold, unpleasant to drive in and did I mention it is cold? However; in spite of how much I do not like snow - it is after all, cold - I love snowpeople! I decorate with the cute snow people all year long because I really love snowpeople! One of my favorite photos of Josiah is from a couple years ago when he and his momma built a snowbear - sooo cute!

So, when I was browsing on Pinterest and found a link for snowpeople ornaments made from keys, well, I had to share it with you! Have your grandchildren help you search your junk drawers and old purses for old keys and then follow this link for the specifics on making a family of key snowpeople ornaments! You could make one to represent each person in your family and use it to tag their gift - they could hang it on their tree for years to come!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Get Ready for the Fun to Begin!!!

As I just said in my previous post, in four days my 2013 Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways begins with the give-away of the LeapPad 2 Prize Package! Then every couple days I'm giving away another prize! If you look at the left-side column on grandma's cookie jar, you'll see the items I'm giving away this year along with the date for the drawing for each of them. And, I'm not finished yet! I still have more fun give-aways to announce!

So, get ready for a month filled with fun give-aways, crafts, recipes and more fun as a way for me to say "thank you" to everyone who reads grandma's cookie jar! Get ready for the fun to begin!!!!

Four Days Until the LeapPad 2 Prize Package Give-Away!

Special Christmas Give-away November 1, 2013In just four days my Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways begins with the drawing for the LeapPad2 Power Kids' Learning Tablet Prize Package worth $170! The LeapPad2 Power Kids' Learning Tablet is for children ages 3 to 8 and allows you to power up the learning with this fully rechargeable kids' tablet! The LeapPad 2 Power learning tablet is designed to be durable just for kids, with tons of fun features built-in. Includes a custom-built re-charger pack!

Christmas is less than two months away and we might be thinking about giving our grandchildren a learning system or apps and games to go on a system they have. With so much technology available just a click away, choosing the best, most educational apps and e-games for children can be tricky to navigate for any grandparent.  There are so many questions we wonder about: How can we be sure our choices are really educational?  How do we know which apps and games our grandchildren are ready for? Should we be concerned about how much time they spend using apps and games

I was invited to interview DR. JODY SHERMAN LeVOS; the math and science development expert of LeapFrog’s Learning Team. Jody works on products which teach math and science concepts in developmentally appropriate ways using research-based techniques. Before joining LeapFrog, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, a researcher and instructor, and a math textbook author. She is also the proud mother of two boys. She earned her doctorate in developmental psychology (specializing in mathematical and cognitive development) at the University of Alberta, in Canada. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Aways - Wiggimals Pig!

What do you get when you combine a pig, ball, plush toy, the Old McDonald song and wiggling? A Wiggimals Pig Plush!  This toy is from Little Tikes and encourages babies to move and crawl . . . and they sent me one to give away!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Today is National Make a Difference Day!

Yes, today is National Make a Difference Day; "Initiated in 1990, this is a national day devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. On this day, millions of Americans participate in community improvement projects taking the form of clean-ups, fix-ups, painting and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities. It doesn't matter what project you take on. It doesn't matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate."

If your grandchildren are younger, maybe you could help them make cookies (remember, it is National Cookie Month, too) and take them to neighbors or have them help rake leaves for an elderly neighbor.

So, what can you do to help your grandchildren make a difference today?

Friday, October 25, 2013

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Inexpensive Gifts - Puzzle Candy Cane Ornaments!

fun christmas craftsIf you have puzzles in your house, you likely have puzzles with missing pieces. If this is true for you - or if you have a friend or family member with a puzzle with missing pieces which they are willing to let you have . . . take a look at this great idea for making awesome, puzzle candy cane ornaments!

All you need are puzzle pieces, paint, glue and ribbon . . . this is definitely a craft which you could involve your grandchildren in helping you craft . . . if you have puzzle pieces of different sizes you could make small, medium, large and even extra large candy canes which you could put on your tree, decorate on your door or wall . . . give as great gifts . . . use as name tags on gifts . . . add to baked goods which you give to neighbors, shut-ins . . . or ???

What do you think of these? What might you do with them?

Special Christmas Give-Away - Audrey Bunny!

I was recently invited to review a new children's book about a little bunny - and give one away as well, so today I'm delighted to let you know all about this sweet little story. "From best-selling women’s author Angie Smith, wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), comes a sweet children’s book about a stuffed animal named Audrey Bunny who fears her imperfections make her unworthy of a little girl’s love. She'll learn the truth soon enough, and young readers will learn everyone is special and wonderfully made by God."

Thursday, October 24, 2013

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Inexpensive Gifts - Advent Calendars!

Handmade Christmas Advent Calendars, a great alternative to store bought calendars. Get inspired and create your own with these great tutorials and how-tos.As you know, since I've said it a time or two :-), I LOVE to celebrate Christmas! At my house the tree goes up after Thanksgiving dinner and then gifts go under it. Each time my grandsons are at my house between Thanksgiving and Christmas, they get to open a gift! Like I said, I LOVE to celebrate Christmas!

These gifts are small items - I bought nine-packs of Matchbox cars for $5 at a local outlet store, I have been saving books and crocheted a few things for these special early gifts! I'll also make a few treats; such as homemade lollipops to put under the tree for early opening!

So, when I was browsing on Pinterest and found several great ideas for making Advent calendars, I thought it would be fun to share with you so you could make something to give your grandchildren something simple, fun and inexpensive which they could open each day to count down to Christmas! What a fun gift to put under your tree and delight them with the opportunity to open it early . . . and then find a small treat each day until Christmas!

Special Christmas Give-Away - Red Octopus Puppet!

There are many unique, odd and even somewhat bizarre creatures in the world and the red octopus is definitely one of these, so when I saw where Folkmanis had selected the red octopus as one of their new puppets for this year, I was interested in reviewing one. Happily, they sent it and now I am able to give it away!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Affordable Gifts - Clothespin Ornaments!

These handpainted clothing pins look like a fun activity for children and parents. Also you can look at for similar handcrafted christmas decorations created in Germany by Steinbach and Ino Schaller. You will find wood nutcrackers and Paper Mache Candy Containers.
Please let me say first of all, I shared this idea a month ago, but I really love it and it is so affordable and fun, so I thought I'd share it again! This is an ornament idea which you can get your grandchildren to help you with . . . even younger ones can paint - or color with permanent ink markers - and you'll end up with something cute which will look even cuter on the tree!

All you need are some spring clothespins, paint - or permanent ink markers and creativity and voila! You'll have great ornaments which will make excellent gifts!

I really love the snowmen and think you could make a nativity set with it as well! Which design do you like the best? Enjoy!

Shout Praises Kids - Nothing Is Impossible . . . I'm Giving One Away!

I'm happy to announce the release of new music your grandchildren will love! "Integrity Music’s best-selling Shout Praises Kids series, which has sold in excess of one million units, releases Nothing Is Impossible Nov. 19 and captures for the first time ever the passionate, faith-filled energy of Australia’s Planetshakers Kids."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Inexpensive Gifts - Crocheted Afghan - Free Pattern & a Yarn Give-Away!

I enjoy crocheting . . . well, I do now! When I was a child my grandma gave me a, "learn to crochet kit" for Christmas. So, during Christmas break that year, I walked down to her house - she just lived a block away - so she could teach me to crochet. The kit had pink yarn and was for cat head potholders, but my hands wouldn't cooperate and I couldn't seem to get how to crochet. So, being a frustrated child I said, "I hate crocheting. It is for old people!" My grandma was not impressed with me calling her old! I didn't try to crochet again for twenty years until I saw a pattern for cute little bunnies dressed like bears, sheep and cows. I thought they would look cute on a shelf by pictures of my children when they were little. So, I went to my sister and she showed me how to crochet! I began to crochet all kinds of things - of course then my husband liked to remind me, "Who did you say crocheting was for?!!!" I'd smile and say, "NOT for old people!"

At any rate, crocheting is really fun and for the cost of yarn you can make wonderful gifts for people on your gift list! I've been busy making hats - so far Agent Perry hats and Minion hats - and have scarves on my "to-do" list yet before Christmas! I also want to crochet warm, fun blankets for my grandsons - I'll post more about them when they are finished!
Free Pattern for A Harlequin stitch blanket (click on the word, "here" and it takes you to the free pattern)
But, if you would like to make a lovely blanket for someone you love, check this great, free pattern which I found on Pinterest! Follow this link for the free pattern - it would make a beautiful blanket for pretty much anyone you know!

Red Heart sent me some yarn for review and I'm delighted for the opportunity to give some away! I LOVE their Gumdrop yarn; not only does it come in a nice variety of colors, but it is so soft! It is perfect for a blanket for a child you love! 

It's Cookie Month!

Well . . . around this grandma's house every month is Cookie Month, but technically, October is Cookie Month! What a delicious month to celebrate because who doesn't love a tasty, soft, yet slightly crunchy cookie?!!!! 

My daughter-in-law developed a dairy intolerance during her last pregnancy, so since she is a fan of cookies and I tend to make cookies when my grandsons are here - and of course send some home with them - I've had to learn how to substitute dairy ingredients in my cookie recipes . . . and still end up with a tasty cookie. Happily, it wasn't as difficult to do this as I thought it might be!

Monday, October 21, 2013

crafting with grandma - Fun, Excellent & Inexpensive Gifts - Frosted Mason Jar Candles!

Here on grandma's cookie jar I review lots of fun products - and often get to offer items for give-away - but, I am like many people in that my budget is tight so when it comes to Christmas gifts, I have to be creative if I want to give gifts to my family. So, with this in mind, this week I'm going to share with you some fun, excellent and inexpensive ideas for gifts you can make on a tight budget . . . gifts your family and friends will love to receive!

10 Days Until the Start of my Special Month of Christmas Give-Aways - LeapPad 2 Prize Package!

Yes, in just ten days - on November 1, 2013, I'm giving away one LeapPad 2 Power Prize package worth $170!!! You still have time to enter this great give-away and win this package for a child you love . . . the package includes . . . 
  • One LeapPad 2, power package - which allows you to recharge the unit so you don't have to use so many batteries!!!
  • Two games
  • A $20 card which will allow you to choose apps/games from on-line
This prize package is worth $170 and not only will provide hours and hours of fun for a child, but learning which grandparents - and parents - will be able to measure!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

One Free Gift for You from Shutterfly - Today Only!

ONE FREE MAGNETGo to the Shutterfly home page.Do you like surprises? Do you enjoy receiving an unexpected gift? If so, check this link for an unexpected, surprise gift from Shutterfly! Today only - October 20, 2013 - Shutterfly is offering you one of the following - your pick . . . 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sesame Street Solve it with Elmo, Abby and Super Grover 2.0

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in a webex to learn about a new LeapFrog game; Sesame Street Solve it with Elmo, Abby and Super Grover 2.0 so today I'm happy to let you know about this new game for the LeapPad Learning Systems!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Today is Chocolate Cupcake Day!!!

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.comI thought today was a pretty good day so far, but then I just found out today is Chocolate Cupcake Day!!!! Today bumped up from pretty good so far to amazing!!!! Chocolate Cupcake Day!!! WooHoo!!! I am most definitely celebrating this one!!!

So to celebrate this incredibly fabulous day, I'm sharing with you a recipe for chocolate cupcakes! Just follow this link and you'll find what looks like an amazing recipe! I'm going to adapt it a bit so it doesn't have any dairy in it . . . my daughter-in-law is dairy sensitive, but she loves chocolate cake even more than I do . . . I know - hard to believe it is possible!!! I'll let you know how it goes!!! 

I'd say, "Enjoy", but clearly it is obvious you will! :-)

Christmas Manners with Maralee McKee!

As I said yesterday, Christmas is just ten weeks away! WooHoo! I LOVE Christmas and celebrating it! I LOVE how it is a time to pause and remember the Best Gift Ever; Jesus! I LOVE how it gives me such a wonderful opportunity to give gifts to the people I love! I LOVE decorating and putting up the Christmas tree - I LOVE all the tiny, twinkling, colorful lights! I LOVE Christmas!!

header imageMy friend Maralee McKee is the "Manners Mentor" and she always knows what to do show "simple, savvy and sincere" manners in our everyday lives! (Please take a moment to check out her blog the Manners Mentor blog and "like" her on facebook!) So, with Christmas just ten weeks around the corner, I thought I'd share some of Maralee's Manners Tips from her facebook page . . . 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - Born From the Heart

I was recently invited to review a new book about adoption. If you have an adopted grandchild, child or know an adopted child, or if you, or someone you know and love, has an adopted child, Born From the Heart is a book which would make a wonderful gift!

crafting with grandma - Sweet Wire Angels

wire angel tutorialChristmas is just ten weeks away!!! The time is certain to fly, so if you are planning to make any gifts for people on your list . . . and/or items to decorate your own home, now is definitely the time to be working on these projects! 

With this in mind, I was browsing on Pinterest - and found a wonderful angel craft! It is wonderful for several reasons: it is inexpensive! Definitely wonderful! It is simple to make! Definitely wonderful! It is adorable! Definitely wonderful!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

crafting with grandma - Keyboard Key Ornaments!

Homemade Christmas Ornaments to MakeIt is getting chilly outside so, my thoughts have turned to Christmas! Honestly, it really doesn't take much to get me thinking about Christmas!!! So, what do I do when I really start thinking about Christmas??? Hmmm . . . how about give my grandsons a really early Christmas present???!!! :-) Sounds like a winner of an idea to me!!! :-) I'm going to give them - and their parents - gifts tonight when we take Josiah home from church . . . since they might see this post I'll wait until tomorrow to let you know what I gave them all . . . maybe I'll even be able to include a photo or two!!!

I'm known for giving gifts early . . . besides, Jesus was more likely born in the Spring or Fall, so these gifts are either technically late or right on time! :-)

At any rate, along with thinking about giving gifts, when it gets cold I also think about fun things to make for Christmas and I found on Pinterest a really cool idea for a fun ornament; which I'm also going to share with you all today!

Special Month of Christmas Give-Aways - Desert Tortoise Puppet!

I was just sitting in my home wondering what I should post for today; then I thought, "Why not announce another give-away for my Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways??!!!" Why not?  Sounds like fun to me, so, I will!!! 

Each year I've been able to give-away another puppet from Folkmanis Puppets; this year they sent me a cool Desert Tortoise Puppet and I'm happy to add it to my Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our Thankfulness Tree!

About a couple weeks ago I posted about making a Thankfulness Tree (you'll find it at this link). So, when Josiah was here the other day, we worked on making our own Thankfulness Tree! He colored one side of white paper with yellow, red and orange crayons then I cut out circles. I had him tell me some of the things he is thankful for; his answers were . . . God, Dad, Mom, Caleb, Shane, Poppa, Grandma, Aunt Tiffy, our house, food and toys! So, I thought I'd share with you a photo of the finished Thankfulness Tree . . .

I'm So Very Thankful!

This is a busy time of year . . . and it will be getting even busier! Children are busy in particular . . . they just went back to school, Halloween is coming up - I am not particularly a "fan" of Halloween, but it is something children look forward to; after all, what isn't there not to love about people giving you candy??!!! Thanksgiving is next month and Christmas is just two months away! Yes, it is a very busy time of year!

Even though Thanksgiving is part of this busy time of year, it is very easy for it to almost be overlooked in the rush to get to Christmas. It is also very easy for Thanksgiving to focus more on the food, than on the being thankful. So, today I want to think about some of the many things I'm thankful for!

On my other blog I wrote; "Do we notice when God is answering our prayers? Do we notice the blessings He is giving us? Do we make thanking God a regular part of our day - every day?

God has done so much for us; He loves us! He gives us His grace! He forgives us! He hears our prayers! He answers our prayers! He does so much, if we sat down and focused on His blessings; big and small, we would have much to be thankful for!

So, with Thanksgiving just over a month away, I want to take some time to thank God for His many blessings! Today I want to thank Him for His love! Just look at these verses about God's love for us . . . 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - Raggedy Ann & Andy Sleepy Time Crib Cover

I am very happy today to let you know about another of my Special Christmas Give-Aways . . . this time it is for a lovely cross stitch crib cover kit from Plaid/Bucilla featuring Raggedy Ann & Andy! 

When I was a child I had a Raggedy Ann doll - I loved that doll! Even now - many years later, whenever I see a Raggedy Ann I feel happy! So when I saw this lovely cross stitch kit I thought it would be a great addition to my Special Christmas Give-Aways and Plaid/Bucilla was kind enough to send it to me so I could give it away! First, a few details about this crib cover . . . 

grandmas, Let's Teach our Grandchildren the Timothy Prayer!

Some of you may know, along with writing grandma's cookie jar, I also write About the Children's Department - a blog about children's ministry. Today I posted about the Timothy Prayer; an opportunity to pray for our elected leaders and involve children in praying as well. I said . . .

"As adults, we may not stop and think about how news reports may be heard and interpreted by children. We may not stop and think of how children may be frightened by the words we say about how our elected officials are failing to work together to solve problems and the 'dire' consequences which we may experience if they do not. It is likely many children are hearing these reports and conversations and may be feeling stress and even fear at what this means for them and their families. While I could certainly write about being careful about the words we speak, today I want to share with you an opportunity we can all come together to support; and one which we can engage children in as well."

I went on to share about the Timothy Prayer - I want to share this with you as well because it is all too easy for our words about our government and it's leaders to become highly emotional and this can stress and frighten our grandchildren and children. I know I want my grandsons to grow to be men who turn to God with their concerns rather than become angry and frustrated with them. For this to happen, they need to learn to do this as children and they need to see it modeled to them by the adults in their lives. Since I'm their grandma, this includes me.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

grandma's cookie jar - Baked Apple Cider Donuts!

I love donuts! I really enjoy apple cider, so when these are combined for a baked donut, in a recipe I found on Pinterest, well, I'll have to try it for sure!

I have some shaped cookie cutters - maybe it will be fun to make shaped donuts with these cutters. I'll let you know how it turns out - I think I'll make a batch on Tuesday so I can leave some with Caleb when I pick Josiah up for school on Wednesday - and so Josiah can have some as well (and their parents, too!)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party

If you have a young granddaughter who loves to play tea party, then this new toy from LeapFrog is sure to put a smile on her face - and give you hours of fun as you and she play tea party together - and learn about colors, numbers and manners and more at the same time!

Friday, October 11, 2013

crafting with grandma - Nativity Ornament

Nativity Ornament Wood Craft TutorialIt is so easy for children to focus on the "getting" part of Christmas . . . what gifts will they "get"? What activities will they "get" to do? How many parties will they "get" to go to? The list goes on. But, Christmas is really about giving, God gave His Son to us! Well . . . I guess it is also about "getting" as we are the ones who "get" to receive the gift of Grace and forgiveness from God!

At any rate, Christmas is a wonderful time of year to help our grandchildren focus on "giving" and one way we can help them to do this is by helping them make ornaments which they can then give to their neighbors, friends, teachers, shut-ins, coaches, pastors . . . you help them decide who to give them to!

Special Month of Christmas Give-Aways - Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cooker!

Cuisinart sent me one of their 3-In-1 Cook Centrals so I could try it out and they are making another available for me to give away in my Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways! So, today I want to tell you about the Cuisinart 3-In-1 Cook Central and what I'm doing with it today!

This cooker allows you to brown the meat your are cooking before you switch to the slow-cook setting, so you can do it all with one cooker making it easier to cook and easier to clean up! I love how light-weight the cooker is and how it allows me to set the time based on my schedule and recipe! Easy to use, easy to clean and makes amazing food - what could be better???!!! 

Special Month of Christmas Give-Aways - I'm Giving Away one LeapPad 2 Prize Package!

In case you have not noticed, my third annual, "Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways" is just around the corner! I've announced five of the give-aways - and will be announcing quite a few more in the coming days and weeks!

So, today I want to remind you of two of these fun give-aways . . . first, in this post, lets take another look at the LeapPad2 Power Kids' Learning Tablet which is part of the wonderful prize package LeapFrog is making available for me to give away!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - Tonka Chuck Tumbling Chuck Truck!

Last Spring, PlaySkool sent me a Tonka Chuck Tumblin' Chuck for review; since my grandsons already have one, I thought it would be great fun to save it for my Third Annual Month of Special Christmas Give-Aways. So, today I'm happy to announce this give-away!