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30.3.13

The Bible- Series Finale Easter Sunday

Just a reminder that The Bible Series Finale is Easter Sunday.
Don't forget you can purchase this on April 2nd.



Happy Easter, all!
He Is Risen!!!

***** I was not required to post this, just wanted to remind you all.

The Little House That Stood #VeggieTales #Easter

If you are trying to figure out a couple last minute idea's for the Easter Basket ...
Look no further!!!
Head to Wal-Mart and grab the latest from VeggieTales: The Little House That Stood.


THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT STOOD reunites fans with popular VeggieTales characters including:

  • Larry the Cucumber – Goofy, green and always a little bit silly!

  • Bob The Tomato – He’s the practical one who likes to make sure there’s a lesson to learn, but always gets pulled into Larry’s silliness! 

  • Jr. Asparagus – This little 6-year-old Veggie is full of fun and reminds us that little guys can do big things too! 

  • Plus – The French PeasMadame Blueberry, AND MORE!

THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT STOOD parodies two popular nursery rhymes - The Three Little Pigs and Humpty Dumpty - to help impart valuable life lessons.   The Three Little Pigs meet the Wise and Foolish builders and learn that by making good choices, they can build a house that will stand against any storm!  In the “The Good Egg of Gooseville” we find out what happens BEFORE Humpty cracks, in a good neighbor story where we learn why it’s a nice to lend a little hand to those in need.


I can not wait to watch this with Broxton.  He will be getting this in his Easter basket, so we will be watching it soon!  (If you look at the VeggieTales Website, it says that for a limited time, you will get a FREE exclusive 24 piece puzzle with purchase. So, you might want to head on soon!)
FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

29.3.13

Hide Em and Hatch Em - Love the Results

I normally have a camera with me at all times...
But of course, the time I really wish I had it...
It was no where near me!
Image - Amazon

We were sent the Hide Em and Hatch Em eggs for review.
(I put two up for Easter surprise, but I went ahead and gave Broxton one now.)
What exactly is a Hide Em and Hatch Em egg?
Just the cutest thing ever.....

You can order the eggs from Amazon ... and when it arrives, it is a package of 3 eggs.  There is a yellow, a green and a pink egg included.  You are to place the egg in water (enough so that it covers the entire egg) and then you wait for them to hatch.  Of course, the excitement of it all was too much for Broxton.  He placed the egg in the water and had to watch it... he wanted to carry the cup of water everywhere with him, in case it were to hatch.  I finally had to put a lid on it, as he was so concerned over it..  At one point, I noticed he even had it covered up, trying to keep it warm to hatch!!!!
We eventually moved it to the bathroom counter... and kept on waiting.
When he noticed that the egg was hatching, you should have seen his face!  It was full of excitement and wonder!!!!   I wish I could have captured that image... it was really priceless!!!
Image - N. Vision Photography
It was absolutely adorable.. It was like a real egg cracking and a little surprise inside!
When his opened, he had the chicken.  He has since named it "Broxton's little pet chicky"   Yeah, my kid and his creativity of names!  He loves that little chick!  So much that he had to take it to school the next day to show his teacher!!!!

So- If you are looking for a great gift idea... ( and lets get serious here for a minute... )
This does not need to be "just for Easter" ... this is a great gift for any day...  Talk about putting the biggest smile on your kids face!!!!  

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

28.3.13

Disney's Planes - Out August 9th



As much as Broxton loves the movie, CARS... I know that we are all pretty thrilled to see the latest....
Disney's - Planes!!!!  Heading to theaters on August 9th.

From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Planes, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyPlanes and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DisneyPictures.

Cast/Voices:
·       Stacy Keach (“The Bourne Legacy,” Alexander Payne’s upcoming “Nebraska,” Robert Rodriguez’s and Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”) provides the voice of Skipper, a reclusive old Navy Corsair who takes Dusty’s training to new heights.
·       Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life”) lends his voice to fuel truck Chug, Dusty’s buddy, coach and biggest fan.
·       Teri Hatcher (“Coraline,” ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”) brings life and charm to the say-it-like-it-is mechanic Dottie.
·       Cedric the Entertainer (“Barbershop,” “Larry Crowne, “Madagascar”) as Leadbottom, a puttering old biplane who has no time for Dusty’s far-fetched flights of fancy.
·       Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Seinfeld”) lends her voice to Rochelle, a tough and confident racer who is the pride of the Great White North.
·       John Cleese (TV’s “Whitney,” “A Fish Called Wanda”) is the voice of Bulldog, the oldest and arguably wisest racer on the circuit.
·       Carlos Alazraqui (James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911”) brings to life the intensely charming El Chupacabra, a racer with more dramatic flair than is recommended at high altitudes. 
·       Priyanka Chopra (“Barfi!”) voices the exotic, mysterious and ruthless Ishani, the reigning Pan-Asian champion from India.
·       Roger Craig Smith (Captain America in Disney XD’s “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” voice of Sonic The Hedgehog in “Wreck-It Ralph”) voices world champion racer Ripslinger—wings down, the biggest name in air racing—and he knows it.
·       Gabriel Iglesias (Comedy Central’s “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-up Revolution”) provides the voices of both Ned and Zed, two not-so-sharp saboteurs who work for Ripslinger. 
·       Val Kilmer (“Batman Forever,” “Top Gun”) provides the voice of Bravo, a member of the Jolly Wrenches and a fan of air racing.
·       Anthony Edwards (TV’s “Zero Hour,” “Top Gun”) is the voice of Echo, a member of the Jolly Wrenches and a fan of air racing.
·       Colin Cowherd (ESPN) gives play-by-play coverage as Colin Cowling, an affable blimp and an eye-in-the-sky reporter for the Racing Sports Network.
·       Sinbad (Comedy Central’s “Where U Been?”) brings to life Roper, an irascible race official pitty full of sly remarks and colorful commentary.
·       Oliver Kalkofe (“Neues vom Wixxer”) provides the voice of meek German minicar Franz and his brazen airborne alter ego Fliegenhosen.
·       Brent Musburger (ESPN, ABC Sports) brings Brent Mustangburger, the excitable 1964½ Ford Mustang sports broadcasting icon, back to the big screen.

*****  Just wanted to share this with you.  I was not required to post this,  I am so excited about this and hope you are too! 

Parental Guidance #Giveaway


If you are looking for a great family movie...
Look no further.  Parental Guidance was just released on March 26th and it is a great one!!!

Living in Atlanta, we are slowly becoming the "Hollywood of the South" or so it is claimed... and with that, we are having several movies filmed around here...   I heard that there was a movie being filmed at a mall I used to shop and that the movie was starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.  Those are two names that have been around for quite some time...   Billy Crystal always is the funny guy... and Bette Midler?  Loved her from Beaches... that right there was enough to make me want to see this movie!
Some movies claim to be "family movies" and this one for sure fits the title.  

I really did not know much about the movie, except who was in it... and that it was supposed to be funny... So, I really had no expectations going in about what this was about...  To me, that was a good thing...
When the movie started and had Billy Crystal as a baseball announcer... and Bette Midler having a Pole Dancing class in her living room, I was left wondering what I had gotten myself into...
Then, we see them flying across the country to babysit their 3 grand kids for a week... Not only watching 3 grand kids for a week, but watching grand kids that they had not seen in almost a year...
Of course, they have their issues with trying to follow the rules of the house... and it does not help that they are not technologically savvy and that the house they are staying at basically has any and everything you need... but it ALL involves technology..

I noticed as I watched the movie that Broxton kept stopping what he was doing to come and watch it with me... and he kept having that adorable grin on his face!  To me, that means it was  a win for the both of us!!!


Synopsis:
Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei prove that laughter is relative in this hilarious comedy that’s fun for the whole family!
Old-school grandparents Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter’s (Tomei) overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible- bring the family closer together!

If you are looking for a great family movie...  (Maybe to enjoy sometime over Easter weekend when you have other family members in town?)  Think about getting Parental Guidance... If you are like me... You will laugh... and maybe shed a tear or two as well!
Make sure to enter to win a copy of Parental Guidance for your house!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

27.3.13

Top Ten Extended Family Funny Movies

To kick off the release of Parental Guidance on March 26, 2013... 
Here is a list of Ten Funny Extended Family Movies...
Be it holidays or reunions, there is bound to be a laugh or two!!!!



10. The Great Outdoors
The Craigs and the Ripleys couldn’t be more different! The Craigs’ patriarch is know-it-all investment banker Roman Craig (Dan Akyroyd) and fun-loving Chester (John Candy), better known as “Chet,” sits at the helm of the Ripley clan.  When the Ripleys decide to explore the great outdoors on vacation and are spontaneously joined by the Craigs, hilarity follows.

9. Dark Shadows
Although there is no shortage of places to lay the blame for the drama within the Collins family, the most recent addition to the clan, Barnabas (Johnny Depp), is largely responsible for the family’s misfortune. He manages to bring the brood’s dysfunction to a boil in this enjoyable remake, when he rejoins the family after a 196-year absence and lengthy stay in a coffin following his torrid affair with a vindictive witch (Eva Green).

8. The Royal Tenenbaums
One would think that all would be well with a family as successful as the Tenenbaums, but nothing could be further from the truth. The impending divorce of family patriarch Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston) leads the couple to summon their children home; unfortunately for them, the children bring bizarre revelations of their own home with them.

7. Monster-in-Law
Surgeon Kevin Fields (Michale Vartan) falls in love with Charlotte “Charlie” Cantilllini, a temp, and can’t wait to introduce her to his mother, Viola Fields (Jane Fonda). Viola, still reeling for the loss of her job to a younger woman, detests Charlie immediately and is fearful of losing her son to a younger woman in the same way that she lost her job. Charlie, although initially none the wiser, grows tired of Viola’s attempts to sabotage her relationship and a hilarious battle between the two women ensues in this delightful comedy.

6. Johnson Family Vacation
When Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is invited to a family reunion he seizes the opportunity with the hope of rekindling his relationship with his wife (Vanessa Williams). Showing up his successful and arrogant older brother Mack (Steve Harvey) at the reunion’s talent show is also foremost on Nate’s mind in this amusing film.

5.  Bringing Down the House
When newly divorced father Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) finds himself in need of a little female company he turns to the internet and begins conversing with a woman known as lawyer-girl. Lawyer-girl turns out to be Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah) a wrongfully convicted bank robber who needs Peter’s legal assistance. Peter reluctantly agrees to help Charlene in exchange for her employment as a nanny to his two children. The arrangement works out better than either of them could have imagined for the family but Charlene’s addition to the neighborhood is not a welcome one and the hilarious reactions of Peter’s neighbors brings down the house in this raucous comedy.

4. Home Alone
In this classic, the night before his family is to depart for a holiday vacation to Paris, eight year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) gets into a fight with his cousins and siblings and is sent to the third floor of his family home. A power outage soon follows, causing the family to miss their alarms and rush to the airport, inadvertently leaving Kevin behind.  As Kevin’s parent realize they’ve forgotten him and panic, he opts to leave well enough alone and resorts to eating all the ice cream he can hold and enjoying being home alone!

3. Uncle Buck
Following the heart attack of his father-in-law, Bob Russell (Garret Brown) enlists the help of his ne’er-do-well single brother Buck (John Candy).  Although Buck hits it off immediately with his young nephew Miles (Macaulay Culkin), he has to work a little harder to win over his teenaged niece Tia (Jean Louisa Kelly). However, despite the initial challenges, soon everyone loves Uncle Buck!

2.  Step Brothers
In this slapstick comedy, Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly), two unemployed middle-aged men still living with their parents, are forced to room together after their parents marry.  To make matters worse, the two men are soon being mandated to find jobs or face eviction by their parents, in this sidesplitting coming of age story.
  1. 1. National Lampoons Vegas Vacation In the fourth installment of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series, the Griswolds set out to explore Las Vegas, Nevada.  While there they encounter their eccentric cousin-in-law Eddie (Randy Quaid) who introduces them to the Las Vegas scene. Soon Ellen Griswold (Beverly D’Angelo) finds herself being wooed by Wayne Newton; Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) becomes addicted to gambling; and the Griswold children find themselves in the midst of other mishaps, in this delightful comedy.



Have you seen any of the movies mentioned above?
Are there any others that you think would be great to add to the list?

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Stay Safe and Snuggle In A @GOGOBlanket {Review}

This weather can not decide if it wants to be hot or cold...
So, I am so glad that we were sent a GoGo blanket for us to review.

Have you heard of the GoGo blanket before?
I will admit, I hadn't... but I am glad that we have now!!!  
In my opinion, a GoGo blanket is a must have for anyone that has a small child.  (It makes things so much easier!) The GoGo blanket showed up just in time for us...  Broxton had been complaining of being cold every time he went to school.....  I normally just threw a blanket on him and he would sit there ...  in his car seat... a bit restricted.  The same thing would happen when we went to visit my parents...   (Travelling when it gets dark, he always loves snuggling in a blanket!)  It was just hard to play with games... or eat a snack, or take a sip of a drink...  

The GoGo blanket is a child's blanket, that has sleeves!
By having a GoGo blanket, Broxton is able to be active and have fun while he is in the car, versus being restricted to sitting there not using his hands in a regular blanket!  
GoGo blankets come in different patterns, with more planned for the future.
We chose the pattern Noah's Ark, with the animals.  I do wish that they had a couple solid colors, or checkered/plaid.  As soon as it arrived, Broxton new it was for him!
He was quick to want it the next morning when we headed to school... and it has a permanent place in the back seat of our car now!

How does it work?
You simply buckle your child in to his/her car seat/stroller.
Then you place their arms in the GoGo blanket sleeves...
You can tuck it in around them in their seat, but Broxton has never been one to like being tucked in, he likes the movement!   The blanket is made out of a soft fleece and we have enjoyed using it on trips around town and to and from school!
The only thing?  I do wish it was a little longer...  
Broxton is tall for his age and if it were a bit longer, it would allow for a bit more time for us to use it... Right now it is just at his feet, so if he grows much more, it will no longer keep his feet warm!
Other than that... We love it!!!

If you have a little one, you will love having a GoGo blanket during the chilly times!
Make sure you follow them on facebook and twitter so you can know when they come out with new releases!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

26.3.13

Beat the Winter Dryness @carmex #giveaway

I don't know if I have shared with you the fact that my mom has the driest hands in the world...
I do not know why they are so dry, but it is horrible.
Sorry mom, I know you know its true.... but I just had to share it with everyone.
I have always said that I do not want to have super dry hands like her... So, I try my best to keep them moisturized.  I just wish I would make a routine and stick with it... But, It never works that way.  I try and use lotions as much as possible, but I also wash my hands a million times and I do not always think of grabbing lotion right afterwards...
I have mentioned before about Marc having super dry hands and I think he is the only guy I know that will ask for lotion.  (He also carries it in his bag when he travels.)  We both enjoy using the Carmex lotion.  I was surprised as to how great it worked.  We have been fans of the Carmex lip treatment for quite a while (before I even knew Marc, I used Carmex.)

With the weather not knowing what it wants to do...   (It was nice and warm a day or two last week... Now we had snow flurries as we left to take Broxton to school today...) it is always nice to be prepared.  Being prepared for us means having a great lotion to not only refresh our dried out hands... it is nice to have when Broxton has dry skin to try and keep the eczema from surfacing again!  
Image Credit: Carmex
Just a little about these products:
With increased levels of lanolin, our Healing Cream mimics your skin's natural lipid layer to maximize healing, while petrolatum and allantoin soften rough skin and aid in moisturization.  Perfect for everyday use, Carmex Hydrating Lotion is loaded with vitamin E and ultra-concentrated aloe vera to soothe skin and deliver serious hydration, without any greasiness.  

With it having a great smell and not being greasy, it is sure to be a hit for everyone who tries it!!!
Being a Carmex insider, I am able to offer a great giveaway for you, my lovely readers!!!!
One winner is going to win a set of Carmex cream and lotion!!!!

Are You "Healthing" or Just "Cleaning" #Lysol

The other night on Glee, the episode was about "Guilty Pleasure's"
Do you happen to have any because I know I do... I have a slight obsession with the smell of Lysol.
Growing up, I remember the daycare that I went to... and later my brother went there as well. They always had Lysol on hand.  Never really knew why, at that age - I thought it had to be to cover up the smell of dirty diapers and stinky, sweaty kids!  I am not sure if that is why I have always trusted the name, but I have always had Lysol on hand... As long as I can remember....  To spray in the bathroom and all over the bathroom. (I am NOT a fan of bathrooms at all!) Actually, Lysol is always around our house...  (Remember, my slight obsession.)

When Broxton had the flu, we went through TONS of Lysol.
I used it to spray down the remotes, the phones, the door knobs, the light switches... and most importantly...
HIS TOYS. We literally laid them out and sprayed... over and over again... Cleaning and disinfection all of the toys.  I felt secure and safe knowing that Lysol was killing all of the germs.  So secure and safe that I actually called Marc and had him pick up more on the way home, as I wanted to make sure we were stocked and prepared.  Load after load of all the toys... Hot Wheels, Army Men... Then we moved on to the furniture and the walls... and the sinks, and yep, the bathrooms!  You name it...  Lysol touched it..

That was why when I learned of LYSOL's new initiative "Healthing," I knew I wanted to share it with you!  Being a name I have known and trusted for as long as I can remember...  I am proud to tell you that Lysol has a new concept... It is not a fake word... It is a movement!
I took the Healthing Quiz, as I wanted to make sure I wasn't only "cleaning" my house... but also "healthing" it as well... While answering the questions on the quiz, I learned that Lysol is the number 1 brand recommended by pediatricians!!!  I knew that Lysol had the disinfectant spray and wipes... and the no touch soap, but I had no clue about the foam hand soap and the Power Free Cleaner...   I will be checking them out soon!  Talk about learning something new every day!

Not only do we use Lysol at the house to keep us healthy... Marc is always using it at work.
Think about it... he drives a train... Who knows WHO was on there before?  What they did?  If they are sick or healthy... Nasty or clean.. So, before he heads out, he disinfects the engine so that where he is sitting and working is clean and sanitary...safe from germs for him and so that he does not bring any home to us...
Also, as you know, when Marc is not driving a train, he is also doing his military duty...
So once again, Lysol to the rescue!!!!   From using it to kill the odor of the other people he works with, he also uses it to form a "barricade" of sorts to keep germs from getting on him.  
Image Credit: Lysol

Check this out:
LYSOL is introducing the concept of Healthing – a new idea centered on keeping families as healthy as possible, by looking beyond just cleaning and ensuring that the proper steps are taken to stay well.
Healthing is the extension of LYSOL and its Mission for Health, the motivation behind the creation of their products that are centered on killing 99.9 percent of germs and providing solutions for the home that help promote good hygiene and disinfection.
The idea of Healthing goes beyond cleaning – and looks more holistically at how a healthy home helps to keep families thriving.
One important way to integrate Healthing into your home is to understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting, as both are important components of the Healthing process.  While cleaning and organizing is certainly important, killing germs on commonly touched surfaces can lower the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses between family members.

Looking for a few Healthing Tips for your house?
Look no further:


LYSOL Healthing Tips
Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you - take it one room at a time and stock up on products that will help you to get the job done effectively, including LYSOL® products, paper towels, sponges, and trash bags. 
Know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting! Both are important components of the Healthing process and LYSOL® has products that can help with all related tasks. While cleaning and organizing is certainly important, killing germs on commonly touched surfaces can lower the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses between members of the family.

Start with the basics – wipe down easy to reach surfaces and then move onto the little nooks and crannies.
Remember to dust around wall art, photographs and woodwork.

Use a disinfectant product, like LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes, to help ensure you’re killing germs as you clean, and think beyond the usual places. Be sure to clean even the smallest surfaces, such as light switches. 
Don’t forget to disinfect places that you don’t see or think about often, like the door knobs, cabinet handles or sink drains. 
Make it a family activity and tailor tasks to specific age groups.  Give younger children simpler, one-step tasks like dusting or picking toys up off the floor, and save the more complex jobs, such as vacuuming, scrubbing, and disinfecting for older members of the family.
Remember to practice proper hand washing as well after you clean, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer. Hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


I will tell you this...
Having Lysol around makes us feel safe... and actually be safer... Against Germs in our house.. and from spreading germs to others!  If you want to stay up to date on new products and movements...   Make sure you like Lysol on Facebook and join the Healthing Movement!!!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for LYSOL®. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating

25.3.13

Good Humor Limited Edition Treats

Just in time for Easter:
A Sweet Treat from Good Humor: 
Limited Edition: Egg Shaped Ice Cream Treats!!!!!
Mounds® Ice Cream Eggs 
These bars feature coconut flavored light ice cream with coconut dipped in a dark chocolate flavored coating in an egg shape.          


REESE’S® Peanut Butter Ice Cream Eggs 
These bars feature peanut butter ice cream with a REESE’S® peanut butter swirl dipped in a milk chocolate flavored coating in an egg shape. 

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

24.3.13

Scientist In The House.... Sid the Science Kid

We love Sid the Science Kid in this house...  "Scientist in the House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
They are now releasing a Sid the Science Kid MOVIE!!!!!
This movie is going to be released for purchase on April 2nd...   So it is perfect timing to take along for any road trips you have planned for this summer!
The movie is being released on DVD April 2nd, but we get to watch it before then!!!!
March 25th brings a sneak peak for us on PBS... and then encore presentations on March 29th and March 31st...   I am not sure what time it comes on in your area, but it is on at 11:30 am here (I already set our reminder for it!)
See what all is happening:



Select PBS stations across the U.S. will be hosting Sid-themed movie premiere events with hands-on educational activities throughout the month of March. Participating stations include KPTS/Wichita, WPBS/Watertown, WSRE/Pensacola, WYES/New Orleans, WEDU/Tampa, Mississippi Public Broadcasting/Jackson, WGTE/Toledo, KLRN/San Antonio, WYCC/Chicago, WFYI/Indianapolis, KUED/Salt Lake City, KNPB/Reno, Louisiana Public Broadcasting/Baton Rouge, PBS SoCal/Los Angeles, KACV/Amarillo, WNET/New York, WTCI/Chattanooga, WFSU/Tallahassee, WXXI/Rochester, WFWA/Fort Wayne and WHYY/Philadelphia. Select events will include meet and greets with Sid the Science Kid, red carpet arrivals and presentations by real scientists! To learn more go to: https://www.facebook.com/sidthesciencekid .
              
Additionally, NCircle Entertainment is sponsoring more fun events for kids and families at children’s museums in over 20 cities across the U.S. in March and April. The venues include: National Children’s Museum (Washington) 3/20-3/30,  Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta) 4/6, Discovery Museum Science & Space Center (Sacramento) 4/6-4/7, Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh) 4/13, Pacific Science Center (Seattle) 4/14, Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas) 4/7. More information is available at http://www.facebook.com/NCircleEntertainment.

Sid the Science Kid: The Movie follows Sid and his friend Gabriela through their adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum. After winning a science contest in the “Junior Investigator” category for creating an awesome science experiment, Sid and Gabriela are awarded a special inside look at the new museum before it opens to the public.  Once there, they meet quirky scientist Dr. Bonabodon, voiced by guest-star Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), who has designed robot tour guides of the future, including Bobbybot, his greatest creation. Sid and Gabriela also meet Yangyang and Niuniu, from China, the winners of the “Future Scientist” category. The four young scientists observe giant honey bees, investigate robots, and even encounter a Tyrannosaurus Rex! But when their robot guide short-circuits, Sid, Gabriela, Yangyang, and Niuniu must use teamwork to save the day.  Together they learn that you can be a scientist at any age and that thinking like a kid is sometimes the best way to solve a problem! 

The new feature was written by Bradley Zweig, who also serves as an executive producer. Other executive producers are Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford for The Jim Henson Company. For Nine Eyes Stone, Connie Wang is the executive producer and David B Miller is producer. The Jim Henson Company is handling all ancillary distribution of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.


I am excited to watch this with Broxton, but I wonder if it will be weird without the other characters in the movie...   Guess we will find out soon!!!!
Make sure you tune in tomorrow to see it!!!!
***** I will be receiving a Sid Plush for posting this information.

Major Milestone? This Is 40 {Review}


Let me start by saying that all movies are not for everyone.  I know that.
There are some movies that I am SURE I would have loved years ago... and some that still have me asking how they get to be "favorites" that my friends will always recommend.
That being said...

I had the opportunity to watch This is 40.
I was headed to visit my family, so I took it along to watch while there...
As soon as I saw the "Unrated" stamp on there, I knew my mom was not going to be watching...
Also, as soon as I saw the "sort of sequel to knocked up" on there, I knew my brother WOULD be watching!  
It was funny, it was like Knocked Up weekend or something, as it seemed like every time I turned the tv on, that was what was playing...  But we did not watch it again... we just went straight to the new movie....

Yep, as soon as the movie starts, we have the two main characters having sex in the bathroom.
My brother and I looked at each other and gave one another the look of  "SO GLAD MOM ISN'T WATCHING as she would be freaking out already."

It was a funny movie... and I noticed that we were both laughing at the same (and also different) moments... but I will say this... I do not understand why producers/directors/writers (whoever it is) feel the need to use so much profanity...   It did not bother me as much when I worked in the bar scene, but now... I don't know if its because I am out of that scene, or if its because I am a mom.. but I just get bothered after a bit with it...


SYNOPSIS:
From the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. After years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives. Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow and Albert Brooks, This is 40 is a candid and heartwarming comedy about the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age.


Cast:Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Role Models) and Leslie Mann (The Change-UpFunny People) head up a stellar comedy cast that includes Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Megan Fox (Transformers), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Ape, Terms of Endearment) and Albert Brooks (Broadcast NewsDrive), with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Iris Apatow (Funny People), Maude Apatow (Knocked Up), Annie Mumolo, (Bridesmaids), Robert Smigel (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”).

Bottom Line:
If you can over look the profanity ... You will CRACK up laughing... 

I just wish Melissa McCarthy would have had a bigger role... She cracks me up!!!!

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