Category Archives: movies

20 Seconds of Courage

Our family loves the movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” with Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson & Thomas Haden Church. Parent alert: There is a scene in the movie where Damon is arguing with his son in the hallway and he yells, … Continue reading

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A Mary Poppins Carousel Cake

Several months ago Caroline had a Mary Poppins birthday party. So for a Mary Poppins party we had to have the proper hat… play a bean bag M.P. toss game… ride wooden “carousel” horses… play pin the bow tie on … Continue reading

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Call Me Lochte

If you’ve been on the planet anytime within the last 4 months you’ve heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s song, “Call Me Maybe.” The USA swim team made a version of this song but I think my favorite has to be the … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Park Videos

When my oldest was little he was fascinated by dinosaurs. At three, he knew more information about dinosaurs than most adults. We read so many dinosaur books, I’m fairly sure I could have become a paleontoligist with just a little … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Hat

I’m pretty sure everyone guessed from this clue that we had a Mary Poppins 3rd birthday party. And if you have a Mary Poppins party, you have to have a Mary Poppins hat. 1 – Go to Target and buy … Continue reading

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Movie Logic

I took my kids and one of their friends to the dollar show on Monday. It was President’s Day and the place was swamped. I had to drop the oldest two off and have them stand in line while I … Continue reading

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Car Trip Survival

Here’s how to successfully complete a 10 hour car ride with your 3 children. Yes. Let them watch movies. Lots and lots of movies. In my opinion, Redbox movies and their kiosks are perhaps one of the greatest inventions ever.  … Continue reading

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3D

Most people enjoy 3D movies. They might describe going to the movies as delightful, desirable, and divine. After the end of my most recent 3D movie experience, I would not. I would define my experience as distracted, disruptive, and a … Continue reading

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CARS Bingo & Party

When Alex turned 5 four years ago he requested a CARS party. It was tons of fun and fairly easy to put together. Since it was a race car party we needed a race track cake. The track is made … Continue reading

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Pat Morita Lives in Our House

Meet our little Mr. Miyagi Let me widen the screen a bit on Mr. Miyagi. Notice anything? No? Let me point something out to you. Our sensei is standing next to her opponent. Caroline and I were standing by the … Continue reading

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