Thursday, February 20, 2014

Reach For the Stars

Hey Y'all,

My children received Sonic Colors for their Wii this Christmas and they have been playing it non  stop. The theme song to this game is super catchy and very positive take a listen:

The lyrics to this song are inspirational and something that I don't mind my children listening to and even singing themselves. I know that there are negative reports about video games etc. but there is always something to learn from every single medium. While in the kitchen cooking the boys were playing the game, the theme song came on and my oldest son gave my youngest son a full science lesson about the planets. I was totally shocked by how much he knew and how easy it was for him to explain the reason for the change of seasons to his brother.

This song is currently on repeat in my brain and this part of the lyrics specifically -
Wake up, living day by day.
Do what I want, and I'll do it my way
The world is flying right below my feet
Got no regrets inside of me.
Not looking back (Not looking back)
Not giving up (Not giving up)
Not letting go
I'll keep on running!
I'm gonna reach for the stars
Although they look pretty far
I'm gonna find my own way
And take a chance on today
Pretty cool song with a lesson for kids to learn. Never give up. Keep pushing for your dreams and don't settle for less. You can find inspiration in anything and this week for me it's been the Sonic Colors theme song.

Until next time...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Everything is AWESOME!

Hey Y'all,

My self induced hiatus is over!! I'm back and so ready to share.

It has been snowing here in NYC on and off for the past month. 2014 has had a weather system like never before, from the super duper cold to the crazy snow it's been quite interesting.

But ...

This past weekend the family and I attended a NYC screening of The Lego Movie hosted by the film was absolutely a must see. We all left the theater singing this song, over and over again.

The Lego Movie story line was excellent, casting was perfect and the 2D wasn't hard on the eyes (sometimes I walk out of those movies with a major headache). The folks at Warner Brothers did a fabulous job not only getting the kids involved but many of the jokes were amazing for the adults that were in the audience.

My favorite character was Lord Business played by Will Ferrell. Lord Business was also known as President Business. He was the evil businessman and tyrant who wanted everything to remain the same in Lego Universe.  I won't giveaway much information but I will say that it was a great movie and a ton of fun for the little Brown's. When you have a free moment please check out the trailer.

Until next time...