Loopy is into these limited-edition Converse high-top sneaks. She spied them to wear with her dress at her elementary school graduation and with some great luck and timing, Veto and I stumbled onto them at a huge discount while we were in Toronto. They are planted in her closet waiting for the big day. They are mostly pink but they have so much black detail they almost look a little dressy... almost.
I'm pretty sure I have extolled the virtues of the KUMON math program here before, but we really are into it. Loopy does about fifteen minutes of math every day, usually after supper. Once a week she goes to her KUMON classroom where she meets with two wonderful teachers who introduce her to a new math skill and work with her until she has mastered it. All of her daily homework assignments reinforce the new skill using repetition and mastery - something there just isn't enough time for in school anymore, it seems.
Loopy started KUMON almost three years ago - and while she wasn't experiencing difficulties in math at the time, her confidence has increased and she is working well beyond her grade level in mathematics now. KUMON is for mathematics skill mastery... it is a supplementary program rather than a program for students experiencing difficulties.
If your children are quite young, I highly recommend looking into the KUMON program. They can be assessed as to what their "KUMON level" is and work from there. It is quite possibly the best money we ever spent on an extra-curricular activity. Ever. Done preaching... now the fun stuff:
Loopy and I are into the C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm that Sassy treated us to on her recent trip to Las Vegas.... mmmm.... we did plant the notion in her head by telling her we'd nipped The Fan's right out of her Christmas gift pack, but Sweet Cousin Sassy forgives us our greed and brought us some of our own anyway.
We are into Soap & Glory cosmetics. Originally from Britain, this line is now available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and at Target in the US. We dig the retro packaging, the punny names (get it?) and best of all, the delicious aroma of the body products. They remind us of some fabulous products that may have lined our Granny's vanity way back when.
We're also into the Arbonne Intelligence Exfoliating Mask. We've been getting this from Sarah for some time now and only recently did we realize we hadn't told you about it! We're on our third tube. You don't really have to use it that often at all but when you do, watch out. Your skin will be clear and smooth... and a little red, so use it at bedtime or when you don't have to go out. It's irritating, but worth it.
We're into the tinted lip and cheek stain Posie-tint by Benefit. The lightweight gel formula makes it easier to work with than its predecessor, Benetint, and the light rose colour is more natural and gentle enough for Loopy. Plus, a little goes a long way and the staining formula means it lasts through the day. Available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart. Lurrve.
Finally, we're really, really into the new soundtrack from The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience. The Fan took Loopy to pick it up today. Ever since we saw Jo Bros in concert this summer, Loopy has been pretty smitten. Actually, that might be an understatement. Veto despairs, "those little buggers have cost me a thousand dollars this year"... and while that is a gross exaggeration, I see his point. The plane tickets, the concert, the book, the movie, the posters, the downloads, the fan club membership, the tee shirt and hoodie, the hat, badges and stickers... okay, I really get Veto's point. But it's still a great disc. Check out Joe's duet with then-girlfriend Taylor Swift "Should've Said No" and the live cover of a Shania Twain song.... we're into it.
What are you into these days? Spill.