Saturday, May 14, 2016

Our First Time at the LEGO KidsFest Was a Huge Hit! {REVIEW}

As I type this, I can hear my kids rummage through their LEGO buckets in search of bricks to build impromptu LEGO structures to practice the interlocking skills they learned at the Master Builder Lab at the LEGO KidsFest.

The LEGO KidsFest is in Kansas City this weekend and my kids had an amazing time. There were so many areas featuring different activities to keep each child (and parent) busy building, learning, and creating. By the end of the night, while my husband and I complained of aching feet and ankles to one another, the kids had decided they wanted to visit a few more areas again before we left!

So, what was all their excitement about?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

LEGO KidsFest National Tour is Coming to Kansas City THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

When I first noticed the advertisement for the LEGO KidsFest coming to Kansas City this month, I was beyond excited! My son is a huge LEGO fan and his 7th birthday is this month which makes the timing perfect! Not only does he have two huge buckets of LEGO brick sets (Marvel Super Heroes being his favorite), but his favorite video game to play on PS3 is LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

The LEGO KidsFest looks like it's going to be awesome!

There will be three acres of creative hands-on educational fun of LEGO building, experiences, and entertainment for all ages and builders of all skills and interests. There will be a total of five sessions - all identical and lasting 4 1/2 half hours - at each tour stop. On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.

Among the many LEGO attractions, families will find:

  • LEGO Model Museum: 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 Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
  • LEGO Disney Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book 
  • LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-sized Spiderman model and more
  • LEGO DUPLO: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • 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 Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S. 
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity

The LEGO KidsFest will be held in Kansas City, MO from Friday. May 13 to Sunday, May 15 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

You can purchase tickets here and use the code Take5 to receive a $5 discount.

Tickets prices are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.

Visit the LEGO KidsFest website and LEGO KidsFest Facebook page for more details.

This is an event you don't want your LEGO lovers to miss! Events in prior cities have been selling out so get your tickets! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The 2016 Sluggerrr's Blue Crew Membership is an AWESOME Gift For Young Royals Fans! #KansasCityRoyals

I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and I have always loved my city no matter how great or not-so-great our sports teams are :-). For those of you outside the greater Kansas City areas and are unaware,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I Allowed a Stranger to Discipline My Son

-discipline: the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. (Google - Oxford)
-discipline: training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character. (Merriam-Webster)

I shared two definitions of discipline for those who think it only means physical- whippings, spankings, beatings, etc. It doesn't.

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No one in our family was more excited about our vacation flights than my 4-year-old son, Gabe. Prior to the trip he would ask daily, "when are we getting on the airplane?" He made it very clear that he would rather stay on the plane than get on the "big boat" (cruise ship).