Monster Energy AMA Supercross is Coming to Oakland 2/4/17

Join us at Oakland Supercross!
I know some of you are Supercross fans and hope you will join our family in Oakland on February 4th.  We are long time fans of Supercross and have been to quite a few races in the past.  These races are exciting, visually stimulating and great for the entire family.  And don’t forget to walk around the Pits where you and your kids will have a blast getting to meet your favorite racers, snag some freebies and more.

For more than 40 years Monster Energy Supercross has thrilled audiences of all ages, continually positioned as one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Nearly one million fans fill the seats of North America’s most well known stadiums annually, while millions more from across the globe watch the action unfold via international live streams and an exclusive broadcast partnership with FOX Sports. Spectators are captivated by the spectacle of Monster Energy Supercross, which serves as the preeminent showcase of these uniquely talented and fearless world-class athletes doing battle in the most physically and mentally demanding sport on the planet. Competitors from at least nine different countries have chased their Supercross dream onto U.S. soil for 2017, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of victory by putting in countless hours both in the gym and on the motorcycle for the chance to be called the best in the world.

Monster Energy Supercross is part aerial excitement and part high-speed chase, with riders launching 225-pound motorcycles upwards of 30 feet in the air at heart-pounding speeds. Competitors toe the line of control and chaos, with All-American superstar Dungey destined to continue his gripping rivalry with German sensation Ken Roczen, while hotshot Eli Tomac looms just behind them in his continued ascension to the top. In this winner-take-all environment, only one rider will be rewarded for pushing his body and his bike to the absolute limit, basking in the glory of a championship.

At the pre-race Monster Energy Pit Party fans are fully immersed into the world of Monster Energy Supercross, given unprecedented access to the athletes, teams, and supporting sponsors. Annually, more than 350,000 attendees converge at this all-day festival-like, behind-the-scenes complement to the on-track excitement, with exclusive opportunities to meet the riders, see the bikes up close, hang with the Monster Energy Girls, and more. Entry to the Pit Party costs just $10 at the gate – guests can obtain FREE access by recycling an empty can of Monster Energy Drink (valid race event ticket required for entry).

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Pit Party/Gates open at 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies at 3:30 PM
Racing starts at 4:00 PM

WHERE: Oakland Alameda County Coliseum – 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621

TICKETS: Ticket prices start as low as $15!
Pit Party passes are priced at just $10 (available in advance or at the gate)

Tickets & Pit Passes are now on-sale and available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.

*ticket prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

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A Monster Calls – Official Trailer

This movie definitely looks like a good one.  I love Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver and can’t wait to see the film when it arrives in theaters on October 21st!

Story: A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.

Director: J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”)
Writer: Patrick Ness, based on upon the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson
Check out the film’s official trailer below:

Clip of Never-Before-Seen Documentary Featured on “Roald Dahl’s The BFG”

Public Media Distribution, LLC announced today that it is re-releasing “ROALD DAHL’S THE BFG” on DVD July 5, 2016. Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book comes to life in this classic animated feature, which debuted in 1989, about the amazing power of friendship between a little girl and a big-hearted giant.
This DVD includes the digitally restored version of the animated film along with two special features – a Never-before-seen Roald Dahl Documentary and Before/After Restoration Video. The documentary features an interview with Roald Dahl in which he talks about several of the well-known books he has written including “The BFG,” “The Witches,” and “Matilda.” In this video viewers gain insight into how some of these classics came to life.
ROALD DAHL’S THE BFG” will be re-released on DVD July 5, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 90 minutes and its SRP is $9.99. This film will also be available for digital download on July 1.
Story Synopsis
One moonlit night, little orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical, thrilling, and funny adventure. Unlike scary giants such as the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, and the Bonecruncher, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a good giant who blows sweet dreams into the bedroom windows of children as they slumber.
When Sophie learns that a monstrous crew of meanies is off to England to gobble up innocent boys and girls, she sets out to stop them once and for all, with the help of her new, rather large, friend.

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War On Digital HD on Sept. 2 and Blu-ray on Sept. 13

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time. When it arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). And don’t miss the 60+ minutes of in-depth bonus features that take viewers behind the battle lines with their favorite Super Heroes!
This is a movie that I never made it to the theaters to see, so I can’t wait to see it on Blu-ray when it comes out.  #TeamIronman

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast on Digital HD Sept 6th & Blu-ray and DVD Sept 20th

Twenty-five years ago, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection and I couldn’t be more excited.  My girls have never seen Beauty and the Beast, but are somehow obsessed with Belle.
The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version with the “Human Again” song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version.  The original work-in-progress version will be available digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere. 
Relive the magic on Sept. 6 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Sept. 20 on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

And who’s excited for NEW Beauty and the Beast to hit theaters in 2017?  Check out the teaser trailer below:

Our Favorite Kids Shows on DVD

Kids Movie Night

When I first became a parent, I swore that I was not going to let my daughter sit in front of the TV until she was much older.  Well, sometimes as a parent you just need a break; and TV can be a lifesaver.  Needless to say, my kids watch TV quite often, especially when I have a busy work day.

Some of our favorite TV stations are PBS Kids and Disney Junior.  My personal favorite shows are Curious George (PBS Kids) and Sophia the First (Disney Jr.), but my girls love just about every show that comes on.
I wanted to do a quick little round-up today of some of the latest shows that have come out on DVD that my girls have been enjoying.  When it’s too hot to play outside and momma needs a break, these shows really come in handy.

Kate & Mim-Mim: Flight of the Flowers (Public Media Distribution and SkipRope)

Kate & Mim-Mim: Flight of the Flowers
Join five-year-old Kate and bunny buddy Mim-Mim as they travel to the fantasy world of Mimiloo, where Mim-Mim transforms into a larger-than-life playmate!
Together with their friends Lily, Gobble, Tack and Boomer, Kate and Mim-Mim tackle a new challenge every day, set off on amazing adventures, and help the different friendly creature they meet along the way.
Kate can be and do anything in Mimiloo, whether she’s learning how to pilot a fantastical Wind Flower or helping her friends fix a lighthouse, no two days are the same!
Stories Include:

Flight of the Flowers
The Need for Seed
Small Wonders
Butterfly Flowers
Babysitting Squoosh
Bunch O’Bommers

Kate & Mim-Mim: Balloon Buddies (Public Media Distribution and SkipRope)

Kate & Mim-Mim: Balloon Buddies
In the story Balloon Buddies, Kate needs a super big balloon to make the perfect balloon animal for Mim-Mim, so it’s off to Mimiloo!  But, when they get to the balloon tree in Mimiloo, all of its balloon leaves are flat and droopy.  Can Kate, Mim-Mim, and their friends figure out a way to fix the balloons, make Mim-Mim’s balloon animal, and throw a fantastic balloon parade?
Stories Include:

Balloon Buddies
Cloud Castle
Clean Sweep

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes to the Doctor

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Goes to the Doctor
What’s a young tiger to do – “ah-choo!” – when he isn’t feeling so well?  Even though Daniel wants to go to school, his family knows that rest is best when you’re not feeling well.  In fact, even moms get sick from time to time.  It’s good to know that Daniel’s family will always be there to take care of each other and to help out.  Daniel also discovers that taking care of your health is important before you get sick.  Regular visits to see Doctor Anna are important, even when Daniel is feeling his best.
Stories Include:

Daniel Feels Better
Miss Elaina Gets Hurt
Daniel Gets a Cold
Mom Tiger is Sick
Daniel’s Neighbors Help
Neighborhood Jobs
Daniel Gets a Shot
A Stormy Night
Daniel Visits the Doctor

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes Camping

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Goes Camping
IT’s a beautiful night in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!  Bring your jammies and come along as daniel Tiger camps outdoors for the first time and experiences everything that makes nighttime special.  From twinkling stars and playing with flashlights, to singing “Goodnight Sun,” there’s something magical and wondrous about the night!
Stories Include:

Backyard Camping
Daniel’s Sleepover
Nighttime in the Neighborhood (extended adventure)

Wild Kratts: Wild Animal Babies

Wild Kratts: Wild Animal Babies
What’s better than meeting amazing animals with the Wild Kratts?  Meeting amazing BABY animals with the Wild Kratts, of course!  Join Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt as they learn about the unique ways young animals are raised and protected by their parents.  In select adventures on this DVD, the crew helps a very cute (and majorly destructive) baby elephant stay out of trouble, wrangles some playful lion cubs, and care for their new pal, “Nubs,” a baby rhino.  It’s high adventure at its most adorable!
Stories Include:

Elephant in the Room
Bad Hair Day
Let the Rhinos Roll

Caillou: Caillou’s Pet Parade

Caillou: Caillou's Pet Parade
Join Caillou and his friends as they encounter different pets and animals!  From overcoming a fear of dogs and learning how to take care of pets, to bird watching with Grandma, Caillou’s Pet Parade features 13 fun-filled adventures that will help preschoolers explore the world around them!

Stores Include:
Caillou and Gilbert
Caillou is Scared of Dogs
Caillou Walks a Dog
Caillou Goes Birdwatching
Caillou the Jungle Explorer
Leo’s Hamster
The Little Bird
Follow That Sounds!
Caillou and the Puppies
Clementine’s New Pet
Gilbert’s House
Cowboy Caillou
Caillou and the Sheep

TOMY’s Zootopia Toys Giveaway

In collaboration with TOMY.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Disney’s box office hit, Zootopia, now is the time!  The Blu-Ray/DVD just arrived in stores and it’s definitely a must-have for your Disney movie collection.

My husband and I took our 4-year-old daughter to see Zootopia in the theater when it first came out.  The movie completely surprised me and had a ton of adult humor in it (which I love).  Without revealing too much about the movie, check out my favorite song from the film below:

About Zootopia

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia.  Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

TOMY Zootopia Toys

TOMY has come out with an awesome line of Zootopia toys ranging from figures and role play toys to plush characters, all priced under the $25 price point.  My girls are loving their Judy’s Police Cruiser and Nick Wilde plush  Of course, my four-year-old snagged the Police Cruiser right away and handed the plush to the baby.  Both toys are equally adorable, though.

My oldest sat and watched the movie this evening while playing with her new toy.  She showed me that the trunk of the car turns into a jail cell to hold the bad guys.  Also, when you roll the car, the front lights flash on and off.  Knowing that she can only choose one toy to take on vacation with us next week, she shyly asked to bring her Zootopia toy.

Our Nick Wilde plush character says a variety of phrases including a joke from one of my favorite scenes in the movie, “what do you call a three humped camel?”  (You’ve got to watch the movie to find the answer)

You can find the TOMY line of Zootopia toys at, Amazon and Toys ‘R Us.

Zootopia Toys Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of the Zootopia Blu-Ray/DVD, we’re offering you the chance to win two TOMY toys including a randomly selected talking plus character and a Judy’s Police Cruiser toy.
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Kindergarten Cop 2 Giveaway

Kindergarten Cop is a movie from my childhood.  I remember watching it over and over again with my brothers.  I’m completely shocked that they decided to make a second Kindergarten Cop this many years after the first one, but after watching the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be great.

The new Kindergarten Cop 2 movie stars Dolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy along with an adorable ensemble of young actors.  The film is bursting with laughs and is great for the whole family.

About Kindergarten Cop 2

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Dolph Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for. 
The Kindergarten Cop 2 DVD and Digital HD will delight longtime fans and new viewers alike with hilarious bonus features including deleted scenes, a gag reel and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.  Available on 5/17/16.


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Lego Scooby: Haunted Hollywood DVD + Coloring Sheets

Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.

If your family is a fan of LEGO and Scooby-Doo, you will be very excited for the newest film to hit stores this month.  I’ve tried to get my four-year-old daughter to watch some of the Scooby-Doo movies, but she has always been a little scared of them.  Since she loves LEGO, I figured this version of Scooby-Doo would be more appropriate for her.  She loved the entire DVD!

Scooby-Doo! characters come to life in LEGO® form in LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood, a brand new animated film available May 3, 2016 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). Get ready for hilarious hijinks in Tinseltown as Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood where they visit a legendary motion picture studio that’s haunted by movie monsters from classic old films. LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood will be sold in a Blu-rayTM combo pack, which includes a Digital HD copy and retails for $24.98 SRP and on standard DVD (retailing for $19.98 SRP). The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive LEGO® Scooby-Doo! minifigure, while supplies last. 

In Lego Scooby: Haunted Hollywood, the gang heads to the entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, where they take a tour of the legendary Brickton Studios, a historic Hollywood movie studio. While visiting the lot, the gang is surprised to find the once powerful film studio has fallen onto hard times. Neglected and in disrepair, Brickton, which has lost its luster, now faces threats of closure and an impending sale to greedy developers who want to tear it down. 

To top it off, the Mystery Inc. gang discovers that the studio’s backlot is haunted by the ghost of Boris Karnak, a famous, old-time movie actor who has been making ghostly appearances in the roles he once made famous – including the Headless Horseman, the Mummy and the Zombie. The ghostly sightings have frightened away the cast and crew of Brickton’s latest film production, which was the studio’s final effort in trying to save the company from going under. Now with production halted on the movie which was supposed to rescue Brickton from its demise, it looks as though the famous backlot is destined to fall into the hands of the developers after all. Will it be a wrap for Brickton or will Scooby and the gang find a way to help the studio achieve box-office success? It’s a “bricktacular” adventure no Scooby-Doo! fan will want to miss!

Coloring Sheets:

Watch BLING for Free on Google Play + a Giveaway!

Bling Movie
Earlier this week I announced that the animated movie, BLING, would be FREE on Google Play starting March 3rd.  I hope you all have had a chance to watch it.  It’s super cute and it’s a real treat to have it for free.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can watch it on Google Play right now for free until April 10th.

BLING Trailer

Featuring the voice talents of Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” John Carter), Carla Gugino (“The Brink,” Spy Kids) and James Woods  (“Justice League Action,” Hercules) and distributed by Momentum Pictures and produced by DigiArt in association with Digital Idea and Celsius Entertainment. BLING follows the tale of lowly theme park mechanic Sam whose plan to marry the girl of his dreams is thwarted by a super villain. It is up to him and his team of superhero robots to save the city. Can this accident-prone amusement park mechanic get back his ring, stop the villain, and win the girl before it’s too late?

My Thoughts

My family and I absolutely loved this movie.  I love Sam, the main character, who’s a bit clumsy (like me).  His plans never go through and his desperation for the perfect proposal is very relatable and admirable.  I love the use of humans and robots in this movie, as well as the cute puns and jokes.  There’s a bit of good versus evil in this movie and it definitely left us on the edge of our seats at times.
Since the movie is free, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from a few hours of undivided family time.  Pop some popcorn and enjoy it with your kiddos.

Bling Activity Sheets

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