Showing posts from March 11, 2012

Don't Write the Adventure, Live it! We Bought a Zoo Review

Featuring Family Friendly Audio Track The Whole Family Will Go Wild for this Heartwarming Adventure Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download April 3
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost FamousJerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (ContagionTrue Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy ASideways), WEBOUGHTAZOOis “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies). Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: azoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team.  With…

Go On An Adventure with TinTin - The Adventures of TinTin Review

Wow!  We just watched the movie, The Adventures of TinTin and it was a good one. I told Marc that I can't remember when I watched an animated movie like that... As it was animated, but not a cartoon.  It was like a movie for adults.. .but the animation makes it just as great for kids!
As we watched it, I made a comment that it was like an animated version of  "National Treasure." It was full of adventure and it really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Ha!  I think that Marc and I got into it more than Broxton!  I was very impressed with the animation and guess what?  That was the first thing that Marc said as well!
Let me tell you about this "adventure" TinTin is the boy (I went into the movie thinking it was the dog!)  He is a reporter and stumbles upon a story needing to be told!    All because of a ship he purchased that has a secret!  Not only does he need to find the secret, he needs to figure out the curse!  I don't want to give more away, but I wil…

Aloha Friday: School Lunch

It's Friday!
Welcome to Aloha Friday!  I am linking up with Kailani and hope you will as well.  From Kailani's blog:

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.

My question this week is a bit for advice:

If you were to pack a lunch for a toddler to take to school..
What would you pack?  There can be no peanut products at all...
Have a great weekend!!!!

Full Steam Ahead with Thomas & Friends 3 DVD Movie Pack

As we all know, Broxton is a HUGE Thomas fan.  We had a Thomas Birthday... We have even had the pleasure of going on an adventure with Thomas! Yes, we have Spent the Day Out with Thomas! So, you can imagine, we love watching Thomas on television.  Broxton has to play with his trains while the television is on, recreating the scenes he sees!    When we saw that Thomas & Friends had a 3 DVD movie set, we knew we were in for a treat!  If you have a Thomas fan in your life, you should look at this... a 3 DVD set for less than $20 is a deal hard to beat!!!!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION It’s full steam ahead with the ultimate Thomas & Friends 3-DVD movie set!  Settle in for family movie night with exciting adventures on the rails at an incredible value.  Thomas & Friends: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set steams into stores February 21, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Meet a new engine from far away, discover a new town on the Island of Sodor and see how the engines learn to work together …

Can You Help Doodle Roll?

I have seen the Doodle Roll  on a couple blogs and I was eager to see what Broxton would think of it...  Then, I got an email telling me about the Doodle Roll trying to "Get on the Shelf" at Wal-Mart.   That would make it easier for us, if it was able to be purchased right around the corner...
Don't you agree?
(Hey they are under $5... talk about a great prize!) Read More about it here: ----------
The Doodle Roll® ( is, manufactured by Imagination Brands Co., LLC, a small US based company and Made-in-the-USA.  They are competing in WalMart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest and they need lots of votes.  If they win, their products may be available both online and in WalMart stores across the country. 
An all-in-oneportable arts & crafts activity kit, the Doodle Roll®contains a roll of paper and crayons in a compact package that doubles as a handy dispenser. A perfect “anywhere, anytime” family product, the Doodle Roll® is available in two sizes with a safe …

Let's Go Fishing! Big Bass Arcade

Big Bass Arcade is heading our way!
I am so excited to try this out!!!!!! ( I know Marc and the boys will love it too!)
Big Bass Arcade No Limit is loaded with fishing action, allowing players to get directly to the core of reeling in a big one by forgoing the tedious search for the perfect spot and bringing players directly to their prize. Reel in 7 catchable fish species, including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, and Crappie. Compete in Challenges and Tournaments, or Free Fish any lake at your own pace. There is over 40 fishing challenges from bass-only, any fish, single day to Catchem All! Check out 32 multi-day tournament events , 10 unique lakes, and more. High scores are tracked for every event on your quest for the World Record Bass. Players have more game control than ever before featuring two control options to choose from (Wii Remote™/Nunchuk™ motion controllers or the +Control Pad accessory) for casting, reeling, and controlling the fi…

Barney : Movie Pack 3 DVD Set

Calling All Barney Lovers!
There is a 3 DVD set that recently came out that needs to be added to your DVD collection!
Barney : Movie Pack 3 DVD was released February 21st and is sure to be a hit for the youngsters in your life!

Looking for quality movie time with the kids at a great price? Barney has a tee-rific deal for you! For the first time ever, enjoy three Barney movies filled with fun, friends, music and more with the Barney: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set, it arrived February 21, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. It’s a three-DVD movie adventure with Barney and his playground friends as they travel to the Rainforest, learn the ABCs and take a vacation to exotic lands all for an incredible low price of $19.98.

The Set Includes:
Barney: Jungle Friends
Grab your safari hat and join your best friends, Barney, BJ and Baby Bop as they laugh, dance and sing through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing animals, plants and insects that call the rainforest their home. W…

Just in Time for Fathers Day - Hoosiers on Blu-ray June 5

What a great movie:
An All New Blu-ray Perfectly Timed For Father's Day Coming On June 5, 2012 From director David Anspaugh, one of the most legendary sports movies of all time is being released in an all new Blu-ray from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the true story of the Milan High School basketball team, HOOSIERSboasts an all-star cast that includes the likes of Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Academy Award® nominee Dennis Hopper. The film was recently hailed as the #1 sports movie of all time by TheLos Angeles Times, as determined by nearly 1,400  of its readers who participated in a user poll. Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a volatile basketball coach with a dark past who arrives in a small, rural Indiana town to attempt to lead the high school team to victory. This group of underdogs needs all the help they can get, and no one would have ever suspected that it would come from the unlikely duo of Dale and his newly h…

Show Your Colors with @J3LL watches #giveaway

I am not sure how often you wear a watch...  I used to wear them all the time...
Not so much now, as I have clocks through the house and on my phone...
Marc on the other hand... he always has to have a watch on...

Have you seen the latest jelly watches?  They reminded me of when I was younger and jelly shoes were the item to have...  So, if you are looking to make a statement and be a "cool kid" you really need to continue reading...  (Hey, you might not want to be cool, but your kids might want to be and I am sure they wish you were!)

So, these watches...
You have three basic designs...
The Clock - round face
The Rock - large square face
The Block - sleek square face
Okay, so you might not be that interested at this point... but stay with me...  Are you ready?  The faces are interchangeable with other bands!!!  Yes!
Say you are like me and are a huge UGA fan.  Our colors are red and black. So, you can get a red watch and a black watch... Now, you can wear it as a solid co…

Laugh and Cry with The Descendants - Out Now March 13

If you are looking for a movie to both make you laugh and make you cry... the Descendants is just the movie for you.  I loved it and Marc did as well. It really has hilarious parts in it that had Marc literally laughing out loud at it...
The only draw back to this is that there is a good amount of profanity.  I would recommend this to my mom and my aunt, but due to the language, I know both would turn it off before it was over... Unless they could actually over-look it.  Especially the daughter, Alex.  She has much built up anger and you can tell that one of her ways to get it all out is her nasty mouth.
Now that I have watched the movie (and learned that it is based on a book) I really want to read the book now.  For those of you like me that enjoy reading, I am adding a study guide to this post that is a "book to film discussion guide." I will tell you this, while watching the movie, I made a comment to Marc that I really liked the way George Clooney aged from the start of the…

Helping Kids to Get Along - Red & Yellow's Noisy Night

The latest book that we have been reading is Red & Yellow's Noisy Night. This is a great book for us right now, as it talks about getting along when things are so different. You see, Red loves to play his strummy really loud and for long periods of time.  While that is going on, take a guess what Yellow wants to do.  He want's to snuggle up with his pillow and sleep!  We all know how it is to want to sleep and relax, but have loud sounds around us preventing that rest from happening..

Here is a Q and A with the author, Josh Selig.
1.What inspired Red & Yellow’s characters?
JOSH:  Well, Red is based loosely on a friend of mine in college who was a wonderful dancer.  She was spontaneous and intuitive and free.  Yellow is based on Malcolm Butler.  He is the IT Director at my company, Little Airplane.  Malcolm is very brilliant and he likes everything done in a certain way.
2.Why did you choose an Olive Tree?
JOSH:  I spent some time working in the Middle East where olive tree…

Our Incredible Night with @WWE. That's What Memories Are Made Of

Not to brag about my hometown or anything, but the last few weeks have brought much excitement to Albany, Georgia!  I was very shocked to see that Smackdown: The Road to Wrestlemania was going to be headed down there.  I just tend to think of the WWE in bigger venues, so I really wanted to go and take Broxton.  Not that the Civic Center down there is teeny, tiny... but that it is small in comparison to Atlanta's Phillips Arena!
We luckily had the chance to go and you will never believe who went with Broxton and I... My parents! Yes!  They really wanted to go and see how Broxton would react to seeing all the wrestlers... and I tell you now... Broxton did not disappoint!  He was yelling and screaming and chanting just as loud as every other person in there.  My parents were a bit of amusement all in their own too... Why?  Because they know nothing about today's wrestlers, so they were basically just along for the ride... Until my mom wanted to know "who is the good guy and…

Tell Me About Your Dreams... Hugo Movie Review

Movies are where dreams are made.... or something similar to that...  That was the conversation that stuck with me when watching the movie, Hugo.
I loved this movie.  As soon as you watch it, you will know what I meant by that first line... and you will also see why I can say that I loved this movie.  
The little boy that plays Hugo had me as a fan in Nanny McPhee Returns, so I was happy to see him as a main character again...   This movie is different... I guess that is how to put it.   It is the story of Hugo. He lives in a train station ...   Always having to run and hide from the inspector.  (That part made me sad and it was really weird seeing Sasha Baron Cohen as that role.)  This movie is all about gadgets... and belonging... Whether it is the mechanical piece that belongs in the item ... or the person belonging in the current situation. I can not say enough how much I really enjoyed this movie.  Marc was right there with me and once it was over he even commented on how it was…

Larry the Cable Guy Get's R Done in Tooth Fairy 2

We have had the chance to watch several great movies lately. One of which was Tooth Fairy 2. Now, we loved the original one that had the Rock. Partly because it was a funny movie, but also because this whole house consists of "The Rock" fans.  I find Larry the Cable Guy simply hilarious.. So I was pretty eager to watch the second installment of the Tooth Fairy.   After seeing the previews for this one, I was curious as to how it would compare.  I think part of me enjoyed the first one more, since it was a new story line.  This is a continuation of the first one, but with Larry as the new Tooth Fairy.  I think I might have been a bit disappointed, since none of the cast from the first movie was in this one... I was looking forward to that...  Don't get me wring, it was funny... but it was a bit to be expected as far as the story goes. BUT, I did love Larry.  He is just as funny as he always is... and it was cute to have a little girl as his boss.  Marc and I both busted …