ASHLEE SIMPSON ROSS GLOWS ALONGSIDE FAMILIES AT CRAYOLA’S COLOR ALIVE LAUNCH by Debra Lewis-Boothman

A pregnant Ashlee  Simpson  Ross  wasn’t  shy about taking coloring tips from her 6 year old son Bronx while attending the February 5  Manhattan launch of Crayola’s  newest  product Color Alive .  The pregnant star and her husband of five months, Evan Ross  were smiling  and having a great time  seeing Bronx enjoying  himself and coloring alongside mom bloggers and their kids. Excitedly showing  his mum  his drawings and his  coloring skills Bronx was  having loads of fun.

A family that colors together: Ashlee Simpson Ross with he son Bronx (dad is Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy) and husband Evan Ross, the youngest of Diana Ross’ children

.The mum-to-be  and her new hubby were  not to be left out of the coloring  fun jumping  into the  crayoning  action and  using the Color Alive app to bring their  coloring creations  to life. The young couple  definitely showed that Color Alive is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.

Simpson and her husband activating the Color Alive experience through the free app aims the tablet’s camera at the colored page. They were having loads of fun .

Simpson  and family  also spent time mingling alongside  Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, co-creators of the MOMS and amongst invited mom bloggers and their kids. The singer  even stopping  to take pics  and a few  selfies with attendees.

Simpson joinsthe MOMS co-creators Denise Albert [L]and Melissa Musen Gerstein [R]

Simpson joins the MOMS co-creators Denise Albert [L]and Melissa Musen Gerstein [R]

Dressed in black skinny leather pants  and  an oversized  burgundy top covering her baby bump the mom-to-be   glowed. Ross making  his own fashion statement was  fashionable in  an oversized coat  and worsted boots. The young couple  are expecting their  first child, a girl  together this year

Ashlee who is having a girl looked  fabulous in her skin tight leather  leggings and flowing burgundy shirt

Ashlee who is having a girl looked fabulous in her skin tight leather leggings and flowing burgundy shirt

The fun afternoon saw kids and adults alike enjoying Color Alive  which is available in four  coloring books : Skylander, Barbie, Enchanted Garden and Mythical Creatures. Each book  contain 16 pages and features a unique character  and animation and comes with seven crayons including one Magic Crayon  that unlocks a special  virtual effect. Everyone enjoyed learning how  Crayola is changing the world of coloring forever with their  free Color Alive app.

Ashlee Simpson Ross with her son Bronx and husband Evan Ross

Ashlee Simpson Ross with her son Bronx and husband Evan Ross

My kids loved everything about the Color Alive event. They weren’t fully aware that there was a celebrity in the house as they were all about checking out the different coloring books, playing dress up in the character costumes,   spending time coloring the different characters  and getting to launch the app . The finger foods  was also a big hit with them especially the colored french fries, the  fried green beans and the chicken skewers. They  could not get enough of the lemonade and found it ah-mazing that they could  order their own flavors from the server at  the Lemonade Stand. The Blueberry flavored offering was their  favorite choice.

Kai is really  getting into character with the help of the available costumes

Kai is really getting into character

Whew finally an opportunity to  get a chance to sit and color

Finally an opportunity to get a chance to sit and color.

Starry Eyes: At the Barbie station playing

Starry Eyes: At the Barbie station playing

Virtual World: Kai seeing his Skylander drawing come to life  with the Color Alive app as he's taped on tv

Virtual World: Kai seeing his Skylander drawing come to life with the Color Alive app as he’s taped on tv

The cheese covered fries  came in pink and yellow. They were AWESOMELY colorful and delicious

The Fries were AWESOMELY colorful and delicious

Kai is really into  sfinishing up to see his Skylander  drawing come alice

Kai finishing up his Skylander drawing before having it come alive on a tablet

LEMONADE...LEMONADE the tarty colorful  drinks were a massive hit with everyone .

LEMONADE…LEMONADE the tarty colorful drinks were a massive hit with everyone .

It was hard to pull the kids away and head for home  but  when told that they would each receive a swag bag of  Color Alive goodies  to leave with  they  were beyond overjoyed.  When they saw that it was a mini backpack containing  Color Alive  loot the  look on their faces? Well  it was  pure excited Joy! The excitement is still ongoing.

The SWAGGG bag. A big hit. Train ride home was all about coloring and  other kids on the train wanted  to know where to purchase

The SWAGGG bag. A big hit. Train ride home was all about coloring and other kids on the train wanted to know where to purchase

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Looking to add some excitement  to your kid’s afternoon . I suggest you grab yourself Crayola’s  Color Alive. Trust me, it is non-stop fun for everyone in the family. Just go to crayola.com .

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MAGNOLIA GROWS IN BROOKLYN……CROWN HEIGHTS TO BE EXACT! by Debra Lewis-Boothman

FRIDAY’ S CUTE PIC OF THE DAY on  crownheightsmom goes to Magnolia, the heart-stopping, cute-as-ever little 20-month old happy tyke  who along with her BABY  stopped me in my tracks on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon.

20-month old Magnolia

20-month old Magnolia

Meet MAGNOLIA . She literally brought the sun out today. In fact I think   her  cuteness is the  reason  the expected  snow storm for  Thursday went bye-bye!

I spotted the lil darling taking her baby out for a walk on Eastern Parkway. Along for the stroll was mum Natalie and dad Matthew. The  9-year Brooklyn residents  have been residing in Crown Heights for the past  three years.  Before  Magnolia came along the gorgeous couple  were  living in Do-or-die Bed-Sty!…

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Brooklyn is fast becoming the NYC borough young families are looking to start and raise their families.

Brooklyn is fast becoming that borough  young families are flocking to. Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush are the  new favorite areas for new renters and buyers. Don’t get me wrong there is still interest  in Fort Green, Bedford Stuyvesant, Ditmas Park, Sunset Park,  Park Slope and Boroum Hill areas .

Why the Crown Heights draw ? It  has Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Grand Army Plaza Library and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum  all at ones doorstep.

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Prospect Park

Prospect Park

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art

japanese Garden  at Brooklyn's Botanical Gardens

japanese Garden at Brooklyn’s Botanical Gardens

Let’s not even begin to talk  culture. Brooklyn  is  a gumbo pot of cultures. It is the  epitome of what New York stands for.  For young families moving to Crown Heights you can walk down the  street and bump into someone from every caribbean island known to man, meet young hip  fashionable Hasidics, or a Korean  grocer   selling  the freshest fruits and vegetables this side of Chinatown, or even talk politics with the Yemen corner store owner . The cultures  my friend in Brooklyn are  infinite .

So as our little cutie pie Magnolia continues on her walk  here’s to wishing her a wonderful year and  hoping when she hits  her 2 year mark  on May 19 that she  stays as  sweet as ever for mummy and daddy .

Enjoy your walk  little Magnolia and take in all that your wonderful neighborhood has to offer. Soak it up!

Magnolia alongside mum and dad

Magnolia alongside mum and dad