Monday, November 24, 2014
Care Bears Countdown to Christmas Online Advent Calendar @AmericanGreetings #CareBears #Christmas #AdventCalendar
Care Bears Countdown to Christmas
Online Advent Calendar
Something exciting is coming very soon. If you are like my family we treasure the countdown to Christmas. We also love Advent calendars. Honestly we have never tried an online countdown calendar, but cannot wait. We love Care Bears and we love Advent, so it has to be a hit with us!
Come along with the Care Bears for a very magical countdown to Christmas in The Care Bears Advent calendar app from American Greetings.
Packed with all of the fun sights and sounds of the holiday season children can start the countdown by ‘unlocking’ 25 activities like holiday-themed puzzles, videos, coloring pages and more, returning each day to unlock another activity. Children can design hundreds of snowflakes and create their own white Christmas with the Care-a-Lot Snowflake maker, decorate the Care Bears Christmas tree with special ornaments, and enjoy other wintry fun activities. On Christmas Day, a full-length Care Bears video episode is unlocked.
Available now for iPads for $2.99 on the App Store. A PC and MAC desktop app can be downloaded at https://www.americangreetings.com/care-bears-advent-calendar
Monday, November 17, 2014
A Very Furry Christmas At Sesame Place
Kicks Off With Imagination Movers In Concert
November 22 and 23rd.
We Have A 4Pack of Tix to Sesame Place
AND The Imagination Movers In Concert
Honestly, I cannot believe that it's that time of year. It seems like it was just summer and zip, here we are in the middle of Fall and the holidays are just about here! Sesame Place is all done up and ready to open its gates to us on November 22nd with the kick off of A Very Furry Christmas. To make the weekend even more awesome, the opening weekend will be filled with the awesomeness of The Imagination Movers in Concert! The Reindeer Party is something you do not want to miss out on! Don't miss the Imagination Movers' "Reindeer Party" at Sesame Place! Emmy winners Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the hit Disney Junior show Imagination Movers will perform their most crowd-pleasing tunes along with each Movers’ favorite holiday songs. Paid park admission is required in addition to concert reservations. November 22 – 23, 2014 in Monster Rock Theater
Enter below for a 4pack of tix to Imagination Movers at Sesame Place. Admission tickets included. Admission tickets to park ONLY good this weekend Nov 22 -23 in order to see the show. Winner chosen Thursday at noon and contacted immediately. Winner will need to provide the date they want to go to Sesame Place, choices are Nov 22 or 23. Good Luck. Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Sesame Place Ambassador Blogger. All tickets provided by Sesame Place.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
LEGO® BATMAN™ 3: BEYOND GOTHAM
Available Today November 11th!
If there is a gamer in your family this is going to be a huge holiday hit, or any time hit. In our house the release date is its own kind of holiday! So we will be celebrating tonight after school and checking out the new game on Xbox One.“LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is without a doubt this year’s ultimate Super Hero game for all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “From free-roam gameplay, to flying LEGO big figures and exploring Lantern Worlds with DC Comics’ most amazing characters, the fun and possibilities in LEGO Batman 3 are endless.”
In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe and the greatest Super Heroes and most cunning Super Villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to stop him.
Players will unlock and play as more than 150 characters, including members of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom, as well as LEGO big figures such as Arkillo, Atrocitus and many more, each with their own gadgets and abilities. In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham players will explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower, as well as visit and freely explore various Lantern planets like Odym, Zamaron and Okaara.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also features an incredible line-up of voice actors, many of whom are reprising their roles in the LEGO Batman videogame franchise, including: Troy Baker (Batman); Travis Willingham (Superman); Christopher Cory Smith (The Joker); Laura Bailey (Wonder Woman and Catwoman); Dee Bradley Baker (Brainiac); Josh Keaton (Green Lantern); Scott Porter (Aquaman), and none other than 1960s Batman himself, Adam West! The game also features star-studded appearances by Conan O’Brien and Kevin Smith as themselves and Stephen Amell, star of the hit TV series Arrow, as Green Arrow.
In addition to the wealth of new environments, characters and features in the game, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also marks another first for the LEGO videogame franchise – a Season Pass. The Season Pass will include six downloadable packs, each with a uniquely themed mission level with story and free play modes. Players will be able to unlock more than 40 characters, vehicles, achievements and more. Three add-on content packs will be available at launch: The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and Batman 75th (a great chance for kids and parents to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary). Players who can’t get enough of the game can also look forward to more add-on content, including the Arrow pack and two others, to be released at a later date.
The handheld version of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham includes more than 100 characters from the DC Comics universe and 45 missions spanning an original storyline focused on dynamic, fast-paced gameplay.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for Xbox One and PS4™ for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and for Xbox 360, PS3™ and Wii U for the suggested retail price of $49.99. The game is also available now for PS®Vita, PS® TV and Nintendo 3DS for the suggested retail price of $29.99. The LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Season Pass will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC for the suggested retail price of $14.99. Add-on content packs can also be purchased individually for the suggested retail price of $2.99.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit:
Follow LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham at:#LEGOBatmanGame
GIVEAWAY: Our next coverage on the game will be our actual review. We have tested the game at some events already but cannot wait to get our hands on the home copy! With that post we will be hosting a GREAT GIVEAWAY!! Your copy will arrive just in time for some holiday fun.
Stay tuned and thanks, Lego Batman! Play On!
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post. Review and giveaway copies provided.
All opinions are that of my family and self and completely honest. Contact Diane Sullivan at ELGEorgia@aol.com. #GamerFamily #GamerMom #GamerKids
You're Invited to The NYC Screening of @Beyond The Lights November 11th #NYC #Free #Screening #BeyondTheLights
You Are Invited To The NYC Screening of
Beyond The Lights
Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz's love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
Tuesday, November 11 at 7pm at Regal Ewalk in Times Square.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson “MGK” Baker and Danny Glover
Disclosure: 3decades3kids is a Relativity Pictures movie partner. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are that of our own. We love the movies and enjoy sharing screening opps with our readers. Please follow us on Twitter .@3decades3kids for early announcements on screenings in the NYC area. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Disney Infinity 2.0 This Game IS A Must Have For Your Family! @DisneyInteractive #DisneyInfinity #Disney #HolidayGiftGuide
Disney Infinity 2.0
This Game IS A Must Have For Your Family
Looking for a game that will entertain the entire family? Looking for the perfect answer to family gaming night? We have found the perfect answer just for you! Of course I would know this because we are a Disney Infinity Family! We love the game and it just keeps on getting better! It's like a dream come true that just keeps on going! Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel Super Heroes is a major hit! The game, which recently released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Wii U, iOS, and Microsoft Windows, is a perfect follow-up to last year's Disney Infinity, building on all of the first game's great features to create something bigger and better than Disney Infinity fans could have ever imagined!
Disney Infinity 2.0's first major stride is that it introduces characters from popular Marvel franchises like Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Never before has a video game allowed kids to play with heroes like Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon alongside classic Disney characters like Donald Duck and Tinker Bell (both also new for this game)-- it's an awesome plus to 2.0's improved Toy Box mode.Also new for the Toy Box of Disney Infinity 2.0 is the ability to design interiors and connect toy boxes with doors. Using these two new features, players essentially gain limitless building space for their toy boxes, and can customize their play area inside and out! Featuring hundreds of new items and the potential to save up to 100,000 individual toy boxes, Toy Box Mode is more lively than ever in Disney Infinity 2.0!
Of course, Disney Infinity 2.0 doesn't only feature new items in-game. A slew of new power discs have been released (and more are on the way!) to incorporate new toy box themes, vehicles, weapons, costumes, and the newly added team-ups. Team-up discs let players call in ally characters like White Tiger, Ant-Man, and the Winter Soldier to fight enemies alongside them. And power discs aren't all, either! Disney Infinity 2.0 boasts the addition of 30 new characters (and two that are still to be announced!) from both the Marvel Super Heroes stable and the Disney Originals lineup, putting the Disney Infinity roster at more than 50 playable characters overall!
Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel Super Heroes is a blast to play for Disney, Marvel, and video game fans of all ages-- it's a huge hit in our house, that's for sure! My oldest son loves playing the campaign-driven play sets and building challenges in Toy Box, while my middle son is enamored with the level of detail he can put into interior environments thanks to the new items and design options... and my daughter (the youngest) just has a great time running around in the Toy Box and exploring her brothers' creations-- while adding a few of her own sometimes too!
Disclosure: Disney Interactive provided me with product samples in order to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided for this post. All opinions are honest. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com.
Wubble Bubble Ball
Is Fun For All
Our family is always in search of fun things to do. We are also challenged with trying to get our family unplugged and just spending time together. Getting outside is a great way to spend time together. Recently at Blogger Bash NYC I was introduced to Wubble Bubble Ball. It's a gigantic ball with a bubble feel to it. Immediately I loved it! It was something I could just picture my entire family having fun with .
Wubble Bubble Ball comes along with its own battery operated inflation pump. You will need to buy four D batteries, not included. Although it says that the ball will inflate in two minutes, it took us a bit longer to get ours up and running. Make sure you read the directions carefully. Another thing I think is great is the replacement policy. You can mail back a part of the Wubble Ball and they will replace it for $6.99, worth it!
But, we did not worry about a pop at all and our ball got quite a workout!
Wubble Bubble Ball is a great product! Our entire family LOVED the fun we had with it. If you are looking for something kids of all ages, including college aged kids with little sisters or brothers this is an awesome choice! Since my family goes with kids from age 7-22, we are always looking for something we can do together! Well, we found it with Wubble Bubble Ball! We inflated it in the house and LAUGHED at the size of it! It's huge!! We did play it in the house but soon took to the outside. We took it over to the park and had a "BALL"!. PS. You cannot be on your cell phone and play, so it's a great way to just unplug and enjoy life! Makes a great gift, or just a family time fun gift for yourself!
Check it out here: http://www.wubbleball.com/
Disclosure: Our family was provided with Wubble Bubble Ball in order to review it. Sponored.. All opinions are honest. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com.
This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Is Going To Heat Up With Skylanders' Eruptor! #skylanders @Macys
This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Is Going To Heat Up
With Skylanders' Eruptor!
Every year one of the biggest days in NYC is when the preparations begin for the upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The excitement builds the closer it gets while everyone waits to get a glimpse of the gigantic balloons and talent that will fill the streets on Thanksgiving Day. Our family stops everything Thanksgiving morning so we can all share in the fun of the big parade! This year we were very thrilled to hear the big news from Skylands! Skylanders, the popular kids video game that brings physical toys to life, is taking flight in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time! Fan-favorite Skylanders character Eruptor will join the prestigious collection of balloons at the parade, marking a significant pop culture milestone for the franchise. I don't know about you, but our family loves Skylanders!! This will be awesome!
To re-create Eruptor’s smoldering physique, artists used more than 40 gallons of florescent paint and five barrels of glitter! The live broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. all time zones on NBC. Here's a sneak peek of just what you can expect to see [above]. It's an artist's rendering, so you will have to tune in Thanksgiving morning to see the real thing, or join us the night before Thanksgiving for the inflation and of course AT the parade!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Available October 31st in US from Sprint
Such great news! If you are in search of pocket Wifi we have the perfect solution for you. What could be better than carrying Wifi along with you at all times? Beginning Friday, Oct. 31, Pocket WiFi will be available exclusively in the U.S. at Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy PaySM, well-qualified buyers can purchase Pocket WiFi with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $9 (SRP: $216; excluding taxes; service plan required).
What's so great about it? Pocket WiFi is built by ZTE on Linux 3.1 and supports up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. It also includes a 2.4-inch color touchscreen display for easy navigation and 2,700mAh lithium-ion battery to power the mobile hotspot throughout the day.
How big is it? Measuring 4.57 inches × 2.44 inches × 0.55 inches and weighing 5.3 ounces, Pocket WiFi easily slips into a pocket, so it can be taken just about anywhere.It's definitely not going to weigh you down at all!
Can I share it with my family? Can I add it to my plan? Pocket WiFi can be added to a Sprint Family Share Pack for a $20 per month per line access fee. Through December 2015, Sprint will waive the $20 per month access charge on Pocket WiFi or other eligible mobile broadband devices added as a new line of service to any Sprint Family Share Pack 20GB or higher.
What is Sprint Spark? The Sprint 4G LTE network serves 540 cities, making it easy for customers to take advantage of all the great features of Pocket WiFi. In addition to the all-new Sprint 3G network and its 4G LTE network, Sprint is deploying Sprint Spark, a technology that is built for data and new generations of online gaming, virtual reality and advanced cloud services. It enables stutter-free video chat on-the-go and mobile gaming that leaves lag behind.
Available in 46 cities across the country, Sprint Spark is an enhanced LTE service that delivers average wireless speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps today on capable devices, with increasing speed potential over time. Sprint is on track to reach 100 million Americans by year-end with Sprint Spark.
#Giveaway BEETHOVEN’S TREASURE TAIL
Now Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy
One of my favorite nights of the week with the family is Family Movie Night! We break out the popcorn, blankets, cuddle up in our favorite place and pop in a blu-ray! It's something we all look forward to and have come to love. Recently we received a copy of Beethoven's Treasure Tail and had to watch it immediately. We have been fans of Beethoven for years. I mean who can resist a gigantic pooch? Not me that's for sure. Personally, I have always wanted a Saint Bernard, but with apartment living, it just never was even a consideration! Anyway, this movie is everything we expected and more.
Now it's your turn to grab a copy! Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), it’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
October Is Here Netflix Titles to Celebrate Mini Milestones
Recently I was honored by Netflix to receive an invite to their Netflix Stream Team! It was a big night at our house and a lot of wooting took place! If there is one thing our family of five has learned it is how to celebrate! We celebrate the big things and we celebrate the small things. If it's important to someone in the family we celebrate it. So, it was awesome to me that the very first Netflix theme I was introduced to was Celebrating Mini Milestones.
It made me sit back and realize that sometimes it takes sad moments in life to make you see just how important it is to celebrate the good things.
Below are some picks for kids all about celebrating Firsts! How many firsts have you celebrated with your children? Losing the first tooth was always a biggie at our house!
Big or small, please don't forget to celebrate with your family. How will you celebrate?
New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee's Room
Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
First Trick-or-Treat: Jake and the Never Land Pirates: S02E15, Tricks, Treats and Treasure!
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks
First Spelling Bee: Akeelah and the Bee
First Dance: Kickin' It: S01E20, The Wrath of Swan
First Break-Up: Good Luck Charlie: S01E20, Girl Bite Dog
First Road Trip: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
First Kiss: Wizards of Waverly Place: S01E02, First Kiss
First Job: Good Burger
First Time Babysitting: The Baby-Sitters Club
First Concert: Taylor Swift: The Journey to Fearless
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a member of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are that of my own and completely honest. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else at .@3decades3kids! See you online!