Monday, January 31, 2011

Hooked on Disney?

When planning our November trip to Disney, the question put fourth by many people (myself included) was will the girls get it? Although many said they will have a blast, I had heard enough comments that the girls were too young, etc. to cast doubt on the timing of our first trip to Walt Disney World, Orlando. A case in point was from a guy I work with, whose son was also born in April 2007. He took his son to Disney a few months before us and his comment to me was that his son “didn’t get it”.

Well, I think within an hour of being in Hollywood Studios (the first Disney Park we visited), our girls GOT IT!

Fast forward about two and a half months. The girls re-live their Disney experience almost daily by drawing maps of Disney and telling Sarah and I who they will see the next time we go!

I think the cutest way they display their “Disney imagination” however, is by performing their own Disney shows complete with dancing, singing, and character showings! This video is just a small sampling of the numerous shows they have done. (Note: we took them to see Tangled this past weekend – stay tuned!).

Friday, January 28, 2011

Great Trade In Event at Babies R Us and Toys R Us

I received notification today from First Candle that Babies R Us and Toys R Us are holding a Great Trade In Event. According to First Candle:

"From Friday, January 28 through Monday, February 21, Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us stores nationwide are holding the “Great Trade-In” event, urging customers to trade-in any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs or toddler beds in exchange for a 25% savings on the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

The “Great Trade-In” event is a national safety program designed to draw attention to the fact that certain used baby products, like cribs and car seats, can carry potential hazards, but are still in circulation and are not the best candidates to be handed down or resold. Beyond recalls, certain older and used baby items can be potentially unsafe for a variety of reasons, including damage or lack of compliance with recent advances in product safety standards. Since the company introduced the “Great Trade-In” event in September 2009, approximately 300,000 potentially unsafe cribs, car seats and other baby products – most of which were in extremely poor condition – have been turned in at stores across the country.

Customers can visit their local Babies“R”Us or Toys“R”Us store to trade-in used cribs or baby products. Day care centers or other organizations that wish to exchange items in bulk are encouraged to contact their local Babies“R”Us or Toys“R”Us store prior to returning their used items to ensure adequate availability of new merchandise.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010: Moments From Our Year.

A few video clips from moments in of our year: