Friday, April 18, 2014

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Prize Pack Giveaway

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Owen has us counting down to the release of The Amazing Spiderman 2 movie!!  He was so excited for this review and giveaway and cannot wait to go see the movie when it is released on May 2, 2014!!

About Spiderman
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

We received an electronic copy of the Family Discussion Guide to review!  I must say it was a great tool to be able to take something that our 7 year old son loves (and loves to talk about) and relate to daily life experiences.  Some of these subjects are difficult to talk about with your kids and this guide made it so simple!  Each subject has a bible verse/excerpt, a discussion relating this to the movie, and then a way to relate back to daily life and discussion questions to help start the conversations!  Honestly I enjoyed reflecting on it all by myself as well!

Kids are obsessed with super hero's and special powers and this is a great tool to explain to them that everyone has powers, it is just a matter of whether they use it for good or evil!  I cannot wait to go back over this guide once we have seen the movie and see how the discussions change!

This is what got me thinking the most from the discussion guide:

"Before he died, Peter's Uncle Ben told him that with great power comes great responsibility."  

We all have power, but do we use it responsibly?

We touched on
  • Powers, which ones we each have and how they can be used (both good and bad)
  • Someone who is needed - don't let yourself feel like a nobody when you are somebody, treat others as somebody's too
  • Time, it's importance, time management, prioritizing
  • Be yourself, don't try to live someone else's life (using your talents and powers to be you)
  • Make good choices, consequences of bad choices, what items are out of your control
  • Sacrificing - how to achieve our goals and dreams, what things do others sacrifice?
This discussion guide makes me want to go back through our other family movies and see how I can make a discussion guide for those as well!

You can find more out about The Amazing Spiderman 2 Movie through the following links:

Official website for the

One lucky reader will win an Amazing Spiderman 2 Prize Pack which includes the Electronic Discussion Guide, a Spiderman 2 t-shirt, a Spiderman 2 paper mask, and a phone case!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Ballet Pictures

Monday afternoon was Brynnleigh's ballet pictures.  Unfortunately I was unable to make it (work) but luckily my Mom texted me this picture of our sweet little girl.

Why is it that she looks so much older than 3?

Oh and my sweet Mom...well she let B wear a bit of blush and lip gloss for the she's it's 3 year old now wears more makeup than I do!

Her recital is 5/17 - so I'm warning you now of a possible picture overload!