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Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Well, now I have a new list keeper. Thanks to Shoplet.com, I have a new 3-in-1 Planner. Its an easy-to-erase white board that allows me to write in the month/days, hang notes with the magnets, or pin them up with thumb tacks. It's large enough not to get lost in the maze of things on the wall. It catches everyone's attention, allowing messages and deadlines to be met more efficiently.
There were instructions on proper care of the white board as well as instructions on how to properly hang it and attach the components.
These are great if they are followed. If you are like my husband though, you might just figure it out on your own (even if it takes a little longer).
This is a great way to leave notes and keep the family on track. You can add your own little designs and quirks to personalize it. Definitely a great addition to the office or home.
Don't forget that Shoplet.com offers other things as well. Every kind of office supply you might be looking for. They offer Medical Supplies and Office Stationary now.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
And when they played ACDC's Thunderstruck at that perfect moment... Laughter rang out clear! Dusty Crophopper has gone from a simple crop dusting plane with dreams of racing, to being a world renowned racer. In the first Planes movie, he proved to the world that just because you are born and raised into something, doesn't mean you can't change your destiny and follow your dreams!
In this sequel, you see that he's racing and winning across the globe. He brings pride to his tiny home town. Until one race... He red lines and something breaks. Dottie checks him out and delivers the crushing news that his racing days might be over. A special part has busted. Without it, he can no longer reach top speeds. Dusty is devastated. Racing has become his life, his passion, his self-made destiny! To have it taken away... Just about crushes him. He gets into an accident when he pushes himself too hard. A fire breaks loose in the town. When the fire is doused in a rather sloppy way, the town is deemed unsafe and shut down. This all happens right before the towns Corn Festival. Everyone knows that every small town has their festivals and that its not just popular with the locals, but with those it draws in. Its a disappointment that everyone feels heavily. In order to be reopened, they have to make changes to prove they are ready for emergencies. One of those changes is to have a deputy fire fighter to serve alongside the fire truck, Mayday.
No one has been trained or certified. So what are they gonna do?? Dusty is faced with a choice. He's probably never going to be able to race again. So why not serve his town and help his old friend? He volunteers to go far from home to be trained by a great pro fire fighting helicopter. It takes a great deal of growing up for Dusty to see what's truly important in life. He meets some friends, including an air tanker who is obsessed with Dusty - Dipper.
His trainer has a hidden secret that leaves most baffled. One day, while training, there's an accident. On that same day, one event leads to another and disaster strikes. Will Dusty rise to the occasion? Will he be the hero he needs to be and help his new friends?
There were some other lessons to be learned. Things like how lightning can cause fires. The lightning can send sparks flying. Those sparks can start one or more small fires that can grow quickly. Fires can combine to create a larger, more dangerous fire. And most of all, fires that are blown by the wind, can jump over cleared paths.
Its a great way to talk to kids about fires. They show how the aerial firefighting is possible. A friend of mine joined us and commented on how its so cool to see how the planes with pontoons can scoop up water from nearby bodies of water to dump on raging flames. Even if they are in cartoon form.
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"The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Texas - this time at the Dallas Convention Center -- from August 29-31.
Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. The show only makes seven North American appearances each year.
LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor.
New activities for this year's visit to Dallas include LEGO Chima, LEGO Friends Photo Booth, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Super Heroes and LEGO Mindstorms.
Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, the LEGO Master Builder Academy, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.
"Any family who likes to be inspired, get hands-on and have fun together won't want to miss LEGO KidsFest," said Vince Rubino, LEGO events manager. "We're bringing so many activities for Dallas-area families to showcase their creativity and building skills in what is sure to be a family event to remember."
Five sessions - all identical - are available for the August 29-31 tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for children and can be purchased online at http://www.legokidsfest.com. (Use the above link to get all tickets at kids prices!)
The LEGO KidsFest 2014 tour stops: Dallas, TX (Aug. 29 - 31), Richmond, VA (Oct. 3 - 5) and Indianapolis, IN (Nov. 7 - 9).
On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Houston, Phoenix and more. Tickets generally sell out and attendance averages 27,000 visitors at each venue. To date, more than 600,000 have enjoyed more than 23 LEGO KidsFest shows.
Last year, Event Marketer Magazine awarded the Best Proprietary Event to LIFE Marketing & Events, the company that runs the LEGO KidsFest tour. Event Marketer is the organization of record for the event marketing industry.
Be sure to also check out LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas, which offers an indoor day-long experience, with 15 attractions, 4D cinema, the Kingdom Quest laser ride, Merlin's Apprentice Ride, earthquake tables and more.
The LEGO KidsFest is a giant traveling LEGO expo coming to the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX from Aug. 29 - 31, 2014. This is our third event in Texas, with sell-out shows in Austin and Houston preceding this trip.
LEGO KidsFest is a hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks, not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Friends, LEGO Chima, LEGO Star Wars, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space.
Five identical sessions are available. Tickets are $20 for kids and $22 for adults.
For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to http://www.legokidsfest.com/tickets.html.
SOME ACTIVITIES / LIVE LINER COPY POINTS (activities are subject to change)
* LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
* LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
* Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
* LEGO Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole family
* LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
* Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
* LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
* LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
* Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
* Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
* LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
* LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
* LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
* LEGO City: using the imagination to create buildings and vehicles to the urban diorama
More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
The LEGO minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! More than four billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!
LEGO minifigures are out of this world, literally. The two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO minifigure etched into their front grill.
Approximately seven LEGO sets are sold each second.
There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world's six billion inhabitants.
Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times around the world.
There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO bricks.
Children around the world spend five billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO group is the largest producer of tires in the world.
LEGO is the contraction of two Danish words, "leg godt" which means "play well".
19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year. 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.
LEGO NOMENCLATURE & OTHER STUFF
LEGO is the brand name. One plays with LEGO bricks (not LEGOs or Legos)."
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LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world's leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough." Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com
LEGO, the LEGO logo, and DUPLO, are trademarks of the LEGO Group. 2014 The LEGO Group.
We had the opportunity to take our family to the Schlitterbahn in Galveston, Texas this past weekend.
It was great fun for everyone. We arrived shortly after the park opened so we were able to park near the front. Parking is, of course, free. Lines were somewhat long, but not unbearable.
Our first goal upon entering - find the lockers. We decided to rent a locker for all out stuff that we didn't want to haul around but would need later. We also got a Splash Cash band.
These things are amazing! First, you don't have to carry cash and cards around the park.
Simply load a band with how much money you want. At the end of the day, you can get back whatever you don't use. It goes back to you in the form that you paid in. We paid by card so we should get our money back in about 2-3 days depending on the processing time. The band is good for up to 4 days so if you are staying at the resort or going for more than one day, you can keep using the same band (as long as you don't mind wearing it overnight).
There were so many rides and not enough energy for all of them! Even my kids were ready to head "home" within a few hours. We also couldn't get to everything due to having our youngest with us. The Wolfpack and Thundertubs were great rides for more than one. You ride a big raft, spinning and bumping down a long tube.
The food was a bit expensive. I highly recommend bringing a cooler full from home. $10.99 for a single plate was pretty hefty. Unless you are a light eater like me, in which case I suggest splitting the plate with someone. I will admit the hamburger was a good size.
And so many fries that I couldn't finish mine. Another smart suggestion is to upgrade your drink to the souvenir cup. Doing so gives you free drink refills all day. An upgrade is $5.99 with your meal. Otherwise you can pay $10.99 for your cup alone.
Be careful not to walk away from the table and leave food as the birds will have no problem swooping in to devour your lunch!
Every main area, there are three, has a kiddie area.
This is great for when you have to split up to ride.
Someone can stay with the younger kids and its centralized so you will be more likely to be found by the others in your group.