Sunday, July 31, 2016

Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Noir

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Spots-On superheroics that are nothing short of Miraculous!

THE SMASH HIT TV SERIES
Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Spots On!
COMES TO DVD FROM SHOUT! KIDS
ON AUGUST 30, 2016

When I heard about this series I honestly never heard about it before. It looked pretty interesting and I knew that I had to try this series to see if it something that my kiddos would like. My daughter seemed to be more interested in this DVD than my son did. Here is a little bit about the series. 

Los Angeles, California – Get ready for a high-flying collection of heroic adventures that’ll have you bugging out! The action-packed CGI animated TV series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Spots On! is coming to DVD on August 30, 2016, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with ZAG. The release includes six incredible episodes as seen on Nickelodeon, and comes complete with episode animatics and a French language track – tr├Ęs bon! A top ranking show in every TV market and now airing worldwide, fans can trust that this Miraculous™ release is Spots On superhero fun. 

When the treacherous Hawk Moth uses his evil energy to transform the citizens of Paris into super villains, only two amazing heroes stand in his way: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical Kwamis, this incredible duo team up to outwit Hawk Moth and keep their city safe… but their biggest challenge might be getting through school. You see, Ladybug and Cat Noir are actually Marinette and Adrien, a pair of young students who live what seems to be a normal life. But even for these two, it’s hard to juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up when every day is a super-powered adventure!

My daughter spent all day watching and re-watching this series. It almost seemed my daughter wanted to be her and be a hero. She also thought it was pretty cool that she was dressed up as a ladybug. It also cool that she has a normal life and adventure on the side. I would highly recommend this DVD for your kiddos. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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I know recently we have been suffering from heat the past week. There are times where I keep my kiddos inside for the day due to the heat outside. Well I am excited that a new movie is coming out August 2nd called Gibby. My kids loved this movie and I am sure your kids will love it just as much. Here is a little bit about the movie Gibby:


Gibby, on DVD in stores on August 2, stars Peyton Meyer (Girl Meets World), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day) and, of course, Crystal the Monkey (Night At The Museum). A young girl finds an unlikely and uplifting friendship with an adorable monkey in this charming, light-hearted film. Katie has lost interest in her school, her friends, and gymnastics following the loss of her mother. But her outlook changes in the summer when she is asked to monkeysit Gibby. Taking care of the monkey challenges Katie and reorders her life in a big way, and Gibby's happy-go-lucky personality renews Katie's zest for life. Parents who long for a clean and entertaining movie to watch with their children will be delighted. In addition, it is “Family Approved” by the Dove Foundation.

My daughter loved this movie and she loved the monkey that was in the DVD. I would say this is a fun summer movie for you children. Both of them enjoyed it and watched it all the way through. I would recommend adding this DVD to your dvd shelf!! 

Meet Gibby! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDScZQlEMyY
An Accident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHdkwJ4x0gA
Gibby's Choice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OzFZ8GcQc
Gibby Makes A Mess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLVGo6KApzk

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Flashback 2015 Holiday Picks

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One of the most popular kids games out there is Skylanders. I know that my son has every Sklander game that is out there. He still plays with the older version daily. When I showed him a preview a few months back that a new Skylanders game was coming out he was very excited. I watched him watch the trailer for Skylanders Superchargers and he was memorized by the trailer. I don't think I ever seen him that quite before. After it finished he immediately told me he wanted it!

Skylanders Superchargers introduce and entirely new way to play with Skylanders with land, sea and sky vehicles. How neat is that? This game brings the vehicles to life.

Kaos has unleashed his most evil weapon yet: The Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction. With all of Skylands on the verge of collapse, a special team called the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles. It's down to you to save the day.
This Starter Pack includes:
Skylanders SuperChargers video game
New Portal of Power
2 Skylanders SuperChargers, Spitfire and Super Shot Stealth Elf
1 Skylanders vehicle, Hot Streak
Collection poster featuring the complete set of Skylanders SuperChargers and their vehicle


My son had so much playing this game. I personally do not understand video game unlike he does. Although I do find myself playing Skylanders after my son goes to sleep. That will be our little secret. He has told me that he can speed down road in vehicular combat, race doing different trick you would say. This game is story based also if you were wondering you follow a story and this game offers vehicle based, on foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and so much more.

Overall my son had a great time playing this game like the other ones. He says that this one is by far his favorite Skylanders game. If you are looking for more vehicles I believe there are twenty more that you can choose from. Also their are other characters you can get for this game like the other Skylanders. This game does make it on your top toy list. It was a lot of fun. We do not want to spoil the game for you so we don't want to give to much away. I would recommend snagging this up for the holidays!! It will make a great gift.

Right now you can find Superchargers on all different systems and a few stores like
Toys R' Us has a great deals on them!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Safety 1st Review


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When having a baby, you always want to get what is best. For our first son, we chose an infant car seat for when he was first born. Which was great, until he out grew it. I thought, oh no big deal. We will pick out another one no problem. And then I started looking. My husband and I decided on one at the time, that has lasted less then a year. He already out grew it! So, I decided it was time to put a lot more research and time into finding the right car seat for our family. We just have had our second son, and I want to make sure that we are not continuously buying a new seat every six months to a year.  
When I started looking into different car seats, I decided I wanted to make this the last car seat purchase that I could for my son. I have seen a few that grow with your child. Even my best friend has one for her son. The issue with hers is it is super heavy and bulky to move around. I came upon the Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air 3 in 1 while shopping around. I picked it up, and it weighs significantly less then hers. Which was so nice, especially when we switch the car seats from one vehicle to another. 

Taking this out of the box was so nice, Everything was already set up for an infant, as you can use this seat rear facing for children five to fifty pounds, and nineteen to forty nine inches long. There is so much padding to make sure your little ones are safe and still comfortable while traveling. Since I didn't need that for my three year old, I took those pads out. Which was much easier then I expected. Next, was getting the buckles in the correct spots. With a little looking, it took no time to figure out. The only issue I had was when a shoulder strap got away from my hand. It only took a minute to fish back out, which was great. I tend to normal have such issues with trying to get the strap placement correct. 

Next, was actually fitting it in my mini van with my younger sons infant seat and base in the middle seat right next to it. My old car seat seems so small, so I thought this will never work. But, to my surprise even with two cupholders to hold my sons sippy and even a snack, there were no issues at all. I really love that the cup holders stay attached to the seat so I dont have to worry about them knocking off, or coming loose. Especially on our longer road trips. My son seems to love having a spot to set his sippy rather then having to hold on to it, or have it in between his legs. He tends to use the second cup holder as a spot to leave his little toy cars. Which saves so much time when getting in and out of the car. 

Another feature I absolutely love on this car seat, there is a spot on each side to hold the straps so you are not trying to dig them out from behind your child when trying to strap them in. It saves so much time and hassle. I just make sure to have them set in the right spots before my son even gets out so that when we get back into the van he can start getting himself strapped in while I get his little brother in the car. Helping make him more independent, and helping me get things done more efficiently. 

This car seat will work as a forward facing car seat from twenty two to sixty five pounds, and from twenty nine to forty nine inches long. Then you are able to with a little effort turn this into a high back booster seat. Which will work from forty pounds to one hundred pounds, and from forty three to fifty two inches tall. There are anchors for your car, or you are able to attach via a seat belt. The side is numbered to help you know where you need it to be set up so that it is sitting correctly in your vehicle. It is great that you can adjust the harness and headrest with a simple squeeze of a handle. I really thought that this would be much more complicated, but safety 1st seems to understand that as a parent you are doing a lot of things with one hand, and dont have much time with little ones to be messing around for a long period of time.