Father Daughter Dance!

March 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Our Life

Jamie went to her first dance last week! She had a great time and looked so pretty in her new purple dress. John took her out for ice cream after and she came home one tired and happy girl! She did some silly poses for me before they left and a cute one with daddy:

Mega Bloks Squad is a hit with my kids!

March 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Reviews

We were sent a fun new Mega Bloks Squad set to review! My kids LOVE anything that they can put together and the boys’ floor is never brick-free (and that’s how we like it!). The Mega Bloks Squad are great for kids just graduating from the chunkier “toddler bricks” into the small “big kid bricks” because the sets are not huge or hard to build yet they still have a lot of pieces to play with. The Blok Squad consists of the fire patrol, police force, construction unit, army unit and space unit. My kids loved the construction set we were sent. The vehicles were fun for them to build and there were plenty of accessories like construction workers, tools and traffic cones. My boys are pretty much experts at building and following the directions on their own (they are 7 and 9 years old and its been their thing since they were toddlers) but they still really enjoyed putting the set together and playing with it. They also built buildings out of bricks that they already had to make a construction site. When I asked them their favorite things about the set they said the YELLOW construction trucks (apparently we had a shortage of yellow bricks in their minds) and the traffic cones (which are really cute to me too). I asked if there was anything that they didn’t like but they didn’t have any complaints (boys are so much easier than people like to admit)! I do try to stay away from saying toys are “boy toys” or “girl toys” but even though my girls also love building  they much prefer their Hello Kitty Mega Bloks. This is a review of the Blok Squad BUT I just have to mention how big of a hit the Hello Kitty Mega Bloks are with my girls! I think they are the most adorable sets and am so happy that there are building sets to appeal to all kids! So you can check out the Mega Bloks site and see learn more about the Blok Squad but also check out all of the many other types of brick collections they have from Smurfs to Power Rangers. Oh and we can’t forget the Marvel sets (we own quite a few of those too)!

*Disclosure: We were sent a Mega Bloks Squad set from Mega Bloks through Child’s Play Communications for review purposes.