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Buying an Xbox Kinect

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This is just a quick note to say that I’ve ordered an Xbox Kinect as a Christmas gift for the kids… Or maybe it was for me? I guess time will tell. 🙂 After reading some reviews, I’ve been thinking that a Kinect would make a cool gift, but I’m not crazy about getting up […]

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Published on December 18th, 2010 - One Comment
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Where to Buy Silly Bandz?

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On the off chance that you haven’t heard, Silly Bandz are all the rage with kids these days. We were actually first introduced to the Silly Bandz craze by our preschool and 2nd grade sons this past school year, and they’ve since swept the nation. While our kids’ obsession has cooled off a bit this […]

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Published on July 12th, 2010 - One Comment
Filed under: Fun,Toys & Gifts
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Blockbuster Express Promo Codes – Free DVD Rentals!

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Ready for a family movie night? Our local Publix grocery store recently replaced their MovieCube kiosks with Blockbuster Express kiosks. Movies are $1/night, just like RedBox, and the selection is actually pretty good. Even better, there are a number of Blockbuster Express promo codes out there floating around. What follows is a list of codes […]

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Published on October 30th, 2009 - 7 Comments
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Kids’ Halloween Costume Ideas

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With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of Halloween costumes that our kids have worn over the years. What follows is an alphabetical list of the 33 costumes that we can remember*. Halloween costumes 1997-present Achilles (the Greek hero) Anakin Skywalker (you know, the young […]

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Published on September 29th, 2009 - 3 Comments
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Summer Movie Ratings (So Far…)

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Back when I was a kid, I remember regularly biking over to our local two-screen theater and catching the latest and greatest movies on hot summer days. Then when my lovely and talented wife was pregnant with Son #1, we spent almost every summer Saturday catching a matinee to stay out of the heat. Since […]

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Published on July 1st, 2008 - One Comment
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Free Summer Movies for Kids – 2008 Edition

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It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about cheap summer entertainment for you and your kids. With that in mind, I pulled together a list of free (or really cheap) summer movie theater promos. In case you’re not aware, theaters often have special summer promos where they show G or PG films […]

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Published on May 28th, 2008 - 8 Comments
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Our Favorite Christmas DVDs

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In no particular order: » Elf » How the Grinch Stole Christmas » Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer » Frosty the Snowman

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Published on November 30th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Favorite Sitcoms

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My favorite sitcoms (in alphabetical order): Cheers Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Friends Home Improvement How I Met Your Mother Just Shoot Me Malcolm in the Middle Scrubs Seinfeld Spin City Still Standing That 70’s Show Two and a Half Men Yes, Dear

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Published on October 11th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Thinking About Going to the Fair? Check This Out

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Looking for a fun and (potentially) cheap late summer/early fall diversion? Then look no further than your local State or County Fair! I just ran across a website that has compiled a huge list of links to fairs from across the country. While I’m sure they’ve missed a few, it’s really quite impressive.

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Published on August 17th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Free K’NEX Bricks

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Want some free building blocks? Then hop on over to the K’Nex website and sign up to receive a free sample of K’NEX bricks. From the signup page: CALLING ALL KIDS AGES 5 – 12! Receive a FREE Sample with Genuine K’NEX Bricks. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limited to one per household while supplies last. Send […]

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Published on July 30th, 2007 - One Comment
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