How many shots does it take to get a perfect shot of sisters? The world may never know!
Last night we had a fun time watching some fun movies, setting up a fun family movie night. I always love family movie nights as it is a time for all of us to be able to spend time together just sitting around, not stressed, not fighting, but instead having fun!
Prior to our movie night we pulled out a game of Sequence. We had played Sequence for Kids in the past and we own both games, so I made the decision to see how Diva-J, our 6 year old could handle the more adult game. It was not easy for her, but she did fine. I did get a little frustrated in the teaching of the game to her, but had to step back and breathe and just let it happen. We had fun and then jumped into or movie night.
Thanks to Orville Redenbacher’s I was given the chance to make the movie night really come alive with some of their popcorn, candy, a redbox movie and some memories that will definitely last.
The kids loved the special popcorn boxes that we received.
I have to say that I loved how easy it was to get a Redbox Movie. I had done Blockbuster Express in the past and I found Redbox to be just as easy to use! I also was impressed to find the wide array of movies that Redbox had for us to choose from! They had both new releases as well as close to new releases and there were many that I had not seen.
The Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn was awesome and the Butter variety reminded me of being at the movie theatre (we don’s always get to go there often)! Light and tasty, I would definitely go to the store to get some more. What was nice was that in every box, they have coupons for great things like 2 free redbox movies, $1.00 off Poppcock Popcorn and a coupon for free Soda! Talk about a great deal!
So for us, we snuggled up and were able to have a good time in jammies, under a blanket, having a great time together, and most importantly, spending time together!
What would you do if you had a family movie night to make it special?
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to miniaturize a divas world. In my eyes it would transform itself into something that would look much like the Polly Pocket world. As a Dad of Divas you can bet your last dollar that I have become quite informed on Polly Pocket and the imaginary world that many girls have around these miniature dolls. So you can imagine that I was very excited to allow my eldest the opportunity to try out some of the newest Mattel Holiday 2010 Polly Pocket items. I was given the opportunity to try out two Polly Pocket items that I will share with you today.
About the items
Polly Pocket™ Pollyworld™ House
Fill your house and Polly™ doll’s house with holiday cheer! In Polly™ doll’s newest home, girls will enjoy all the unexpected and amazing things that make Polly™ and her world so special! Polly™ doll’s three-story house includes secrets and surprises such as hiding places for her Cutant™ friends, a slide and even a curved staircase, turning the ordinary to extraordinary. But there’s even more fun packed into the Pollyworld™ House, including a flat screen TV, a closet for all her fashions, and even an indoor working swing!
Polly Pocket™ Cutants™ Doll and Pet Assortment
This holiday, Polly™ doll’s world is full of new unique friends for girls to collect for yuletide fun. The Cutants™, or “cute-mutants” are a merry bunch of half animal, half objects which are found in each of Polly™ doll’s three new worlds. In Splashtopia World™ the Cutants™ and dolls change from one exciting color to the next with a splash of water. In ElectroPop World™ each Cutant™ and doll has a shiny, vibrant finish and in Goodie World™, Cutants™ have a sparkly glitter coating and dolls have candy-colored hair. Girls will want to collect them all!
My Take on the Toys
With both of these toys I was impressed by the versatility and creativity that the toys provide their owners. I was impressed to find the myriad number of outfits and ways you can make the Polly Pocket doll unique. Diva-J had some Polly Pocket dolls in the past, but most had been Polly Pocket Disney Dolls. Thus, when Diva-J was given these we all held a breath. We were quite amazed though and she had a blast. She had had friends with the general Polly Pockets and she made it clear that she wanted to have Polly Pockets for herself. Some of this, I believe, was a result of television, and some was a result of her friends. Overall though, Diva-J loved these little dolls. When we gave it to her, she took them immediately and started having imaginary conversations between these and her other Polly Pocket dolls.
From watching her play with these I now know that these are going to be ones that will stay a part of the Divadom for a while. I also noticed that Diva-PJ got a bit jealous and wanted to play with these as well.
One thing that I did like about this was the fact that they did encourage imagination and creativity, all things that we always are encouraging from our divas!
If you are interested in finding these dolls for yourself, you can find them on Amazon:
I was recently asked to check out some great new items for this holiday season from the Pinkalicious line! I have know about Pinkalicious for quite some time as both Diva-J and Diva-PJ love the stories and we have read I believe all of the stories that are currently out multiple times. To be honest, I did not realize that there was a line of Pinkalicious items until I was asked to check them out, and let me tell you, I was impressed.So let me share some of the great things that I was able to check out…
About the Holiday Line
Millions of young girls have been inspired and entertained by one of their favorite characters, Pinkalicious™, since the first book in the series by Victoria Kann, was published in 2006. With over 5 million copies sold and 35 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, the Pinkalicious™ series published by HarperCollins includes the original best seller, “Pinkalicious” and as well as “Purplicious,” “Goldilicious” and five early readers. The highly anticipated 4th picture book, “Silverlicious”, will be available winter 2011. In 2010, Pinkalicious and her Pinkatastic world come off the pages and into the lives of young girls with a full collection of Pinkalicious toys, dolls, dress-up, activities, specialty dolls, bicycles and a 6-volt battery-operated mini quad ride-on. Pinkerellas can celebrate all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all. Pinkalicious toys, dolls, dress-up, activities, specialty dolls, bicycles and ride-on are available at retail stores nationwide!
Pinkalicious™ Large Soft Doll: Inspired by the New York Times bestselling children’s book series “Pinkalicious,” this 18” Pinkalicious soft doll outfitted in her iconic fairy princess dress comes complete with wand, tiara and wings. Pinkalicious celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all. Available at Walmart.
Goldilicious™ Unicorn: Goldie is the imaginary pet unicorn of friend Pinkalicious who was introduced as a new and magical character in the New York Times bestselling book, “Goldilicious”. Goldie is a roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping 12” soft unicorn plush dressed in her removable ballerina tutu. With heaps of creativity and a touch of sparkle, Goldilicious glows—from horn to toe. Play with her beautiful curly golden mane and tail. Available at Walmart. $19.97
Purplicious™ Small Soft Doll: When Pinkalicious mixes pink and blue, it’s “Purplicious”. This colorful follow up to the award winning children’s book ‘Pinkalicious” inspired this collectible 12” Pinkalicious™ soft doll outfitted in her signature artist smock, pink beret and painter’s palate. In Purplicious, Pinkalicious stays true to herself and discovers that pink isn’t only a pretty color, it’s a powerful one. Pinkalicious fans can collect all 3. Available at Walmart. $9.97
Pinkalicious™ Cupcake Activity Easel: Be pinkatastically creative like Pinkalicious and allow your imagination to come to life with this Cupcake Activity Easel. Inspired by the New York Times bestselling books, “Pinkalicious” and “Purplicious”, this easel comes complete with everything every little Pinkerella needs to express their inner artist and decorate like Pinkalcious. This easel comes with pink paper, pink markers, pink glitter glue and pinkerrific stickers. Like Pinkalicious, little girls everywhere can celebrate their love of pink! Available at Walmart. $14.97
Pinkatastic Cupcake Decorating Set: Based on the New York Times bestselling book “Pinkalicious,” Pinkalicious fans everywhere can share in Pinkalicious’ love of pink cupcakes with this pinkatastic cupcake decorating set. Mix and match pieces to design your own custom cupcakes. Just like Pinkalicious, Pinkerbelles everywhere can use their imagination and creativity to decorate and display their own version of their favorite character’s pink cupcakes on the pinkerrific cupcake stand. Available at Walmart. $12.99
As I said, my girls love Pinkalicious, and in sharing these toys with them they were completely awed. I even took Diva-J onto the Think Pinkalicious website and by doing so I think I have created a monster! She saw every product (all of the other ones that I did not review) and of course she started saying, “I want that for my Christmas list!”
I was completely shocked at the variety of items that are available, as I mentioned, I had never seen these in the stores before. Maybe it was that they were there and we just missed them, but I know that I know will be on the lookout for these items.
What I loved most about these items was the fact that they were of such high quality. The dolls were well constructed and I could tell that they would last a long time. They also look exactly like Pinkalicious, which is definitely something that my daughters love.
If you have children that love Pinkalicious as much as the divas do, then you really should check out the Think Pinkalicious website and consider these products for your 2010 Holiday buying!