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Great Time @legokidsfest #Atlanta - #MakingMemories

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If you have ever been to this blog, or if you know us personally, you know that we are huge Lego fans here...  I was so lucky that I was able to host a giveaway for Lego KidsFest that headed to Atlanta... and in doing so, we were able to attend and I just had to share how much fun it was!  I know that Lego KidsFest is headed to other area's... so if you love Lego's... I say try to go!  The kids will love you for it and you are sure to have a blast too!
When you first get there, you are given a brochure that tells you what all is inside and even gives you a little map to help make sure you see and do it all...  Broxton and his buddy decided to take a look at this while we waited for them to open up for the day... I lov…

Grub Burger Bar in Atlanta - NOW Open and Ready to Satisfy Your Burger Craving!

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 A bit ago, we were invited to lunch with friends and they chose to check out a new in the area... It was called Grub Burger and it was packed every time they tried, so we were going to give it a try that day... Of course, we walked in to a busy atmosphere, but it was fine and actually the hustle and bustle of it all made the place that much more appealing to us... Going in with 3 kids to a place that was already loud and busy made me feel that it would not be a place to constantly worry about making sure it was quiet while we ate and caught up on life.

Luckily that day, we had a great time and I contacted them to see if we might be able to work together in a review to share with you our experience...    They said YES!  Mean…

Family Movie Alert! #EarthtoEcho - Out July 2nd

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The other night, we were invited to an advance movie screening of the movie, Earth to Echo.  I was not really sure about the movie, all I knew was it involved kids... and an alien.  Of course, I immediately thought of E.T. from when I was a kid and I thought it would be great to take Broxton.  We got there and settled in to see it.  

Friendship is the greatest adventure of all. In theaters July 2, 2014. Rating: PG Cast: Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt
In Earth to Echo, three best friends are ready for their last night together...  A construction company has forced whole neighborhoods to sell their homes so that they can develop a new highway.  Before they are set to move, the c…

Ode to Childhood #Poetry

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Having such a love for books, I thought it was only fitting to share this with you...
I hate to admit that I am not a huge poetry fan...  * Not sure why, I used to be!
But, I wanted to celebrate not only OUR CHILDREN, but the CHILD IN ALL OF US!  


Celebrate children! Featuring work by some of the world's great poets, this beautifully illustrated anthology captures all the charms, beauty, and love of childhood. The selections include William Blake's gentle “A Cradle Song,” Walt Whitman's “There Was a Child Went Forth,” and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's “The Children's Hour,” as well as verses by Milton, Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, and more. Samuel Carr was the editor of a series of anthologies of poetry, including Ode to the Countryside and Ode to Flowers, as well as Classic Hymns and Poems (all Batsford). 
Are you a fan of poetry?  If so, who is your favorite?

Rugrats are Still Around? What? July 8th Brings them to DVD

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** We were not sent review copies, but I just HAD to share that the Rugrats were coming out on DVD.**
Seriously, I had NO CLUE that the Rugrats were even around anymore... But I think it is so funny... Since my brother used to watch it (just like Ninja Turtles) and I bet that Broxton would love it too...  Look at all of the great releases on July 8th.  
Rugrats: Reptar Returns!
Reunite with the Rugrats in exciting outdoor adventures that include a trip across America, a search for a moose, a hunt for buried treasure and more!

Episodes:
·       Runaway Reptar
·       Reptar 2010
·       The Big Showdown
Running Time: Approximately 72 Minutes

Rugrats: Outdoor Shenanigans!

Rugrats is goin’ green with outrageous adventures featuring the one and only giant green T-Rex, Reptar.

Episodes:
·       Discovering America
·       Barbeque
·       Moose Country
·       Sand Ho!
·       Gold Rush
Running Time: Approximately 71 Minutes

Nickelodeon: Robot Invasion
Nickelodeon brings out the heavy metal with SpongeBob S…

Are Your Eyes Protected? June 27th is #nationalsunglassesday

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This past week, I had the opportunity to attend my very first webinar!  I know, this might be a thing of the past for you, but it was my first time and it was pretty informative ... Especially so much information in such a small time frame!
The webinar I attended was hosted by Dr. Dora Adamopolous, "a medical adviser to The Vision Council" and we learned all about protecting your child's eyes.   I will totally admit that I wear sunglasses when outside (and when I have my contacts in) but it is more for the comfort of not having the sun blinding me, I never really gave it much thought about the "safety issue" of it all.  After attending this webinar, I realize I was having major #MOMFAIL moments and th…

Talenti Hits The Spot for SummerTime Fun

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Last year, we were introduced to talenti gelato and I have been hooked ever since... I will admit that it is a bit more on the expensive side, so it isn't like we have it stocked all the time... but I will tell you that we do have it as a nice treat from time to time... and it is SO DELICIOUS!!!   They introduced a few new flavors this year and I knew that I was going to have to try them out as soon as it was possible... 
If you are not familiar with Talenti Gelato , you need to check out their site and check out all of the flavors that they have available... But for now, let me focus on the three latest:  

Caramel Apple Pie Pint
An abundance of real cinnamon sticks are used to make our signature cinnamon gelato. Pieces of …

Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits - July 1st

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I can say that we have been pretty busy this summer, so we have not had much time to settle down and watch TV.  Once things calm down though, we have a few new DVD's from Nickelodeon to check out... Legend of Korra being one that looks geared to the older boys... I am not familiar AT ALL with this...  ARE YOU?  


About The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits:
From the creators of the beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender comes The Legend of Korra. After ridding Republic City of Amon and his Equalist revolution, Korra is more confident and headstrong then ever – she is even able to enter the Avatar State at will.  But when political tensions arise between the Southern and Northern Water Tribes, Korra’s hot-hea…

Dreaming of that Home Run

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As I mentioned, Summer has been BUSY for us!
But, we love it!  
I did want to share a few highlights from the end of the school year / start of summer.

Broxton had his last day of preschool....
Yep, Mama teared up a bit... I did not cry as hard as I thought I would, but I think it was because I was blessed with my phone ringing right as I walked out and that stopped the tears from flowing.  It is so hard to imagine that he has just finished preschool and that my little one will be starting Kindergarten in the new year! Where does the time go?  Mama's with little ones - take note... IT FLIES!  
I thought it was so cute...
They actually had a preschool graduation.  They made the kids shirts and that was their graduation outfit...
Then, they sang a couple of songs and then they were presented with a "certificate" for graduation!  
I was a bit emotional then, but it got me when we heard around fifty 4 and 5 year old kids start to sing " Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord."…

Slammin Summer Titles From Nickelodeon

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** We did not get these for review, but I did want to share the newest releases for you... **
I know that many of my friends have gotten rid of cable - so when DVD's of cute shows come out, I am all about seeing what is new to us... and a majority of time, new to them!  In the time when technology is so prominent in the day to day things, it is nice to know that there are kid friendly opportunities to let them have fun... Meaning - Great kids DVD's headed out now!  Just in time for any summer trips... or if mama (or daddy) needs to have a bit of quiet time... I am not here to judge!  


PAW Patrol (ALL-NEW AVAILABLE NOW)
Whenever there’s a problem, just yelp for help! The PAW Patrol pups are ready to save the day at home in their first-ever DVD, filled with 10 exhilarating adventures from the hit animated preschool series. Follow these six heroic rescue pups and a tech-savvy boy who work hard to show the people of Adventure Bay that “no job is too big, no pup is too small!”

Bubble G…