Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Review #Goosebumps2

When I was a kid, Goosebumps was naturally one of my favorite series of books. I loved the thrills and the chills that you would find nestled between the pages.  As I got older, my love of Goosebumps was forgotten, until I had kids of my own.

All three of my boys have discovered the series, which brought back fond memories of my early reading experiences. I loved seeing my boys get lost in a good book with RL Stine; we checked out so many at the library and ordered a number from Scholastic over the years.

We were huge fans of the first Goosebumps movie. All three boys couldn’t wait to watch it when it first came out! We loved the fun storyline and ended up purchasing the DVD naturally! When we heard there was another Goosebumps movie, all three boys, even the older ones who are exploring more advanced reading materials and more mature movies, we’re excited for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.

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This is such a fun movie for the whole family. In the film, two friends find a magic book, and with it, they bring a dummy to life; Slappy, and he brings havoc to the home, the school and everything in between. Attempts to get rid of Slappy the Dummy are unsuccessful and this leads the kids to contect RL Stine. We were so glad to see Jack Black reprise his role!

Goosebumps 2 is tons of fun for everyone. It is suspenseful, funny and the perfect movie to watch around Halloween, or anytime you want a family-friendly film that everyone will enjoy. My entire family raved about Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. I am sure your family will love it too!

Disclosure: Southern Carolina Family received a sample of the above mentioned product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox DVD REVIEW

We are a family that loves to gather together for movie night and snacks! Now that winter is here to stay for a while, there is no better time to chill out with the boys and take in a flick. My middle child had heard about Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox DVD and he really wanted to check this film out.

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Let me tell you a little more about this film and what we thought of it.
The Red vs Blue is one of the longest running web series, so to get a new release is super exciting for fans. The series is based on the well known and loved game, Halo, and my boys have been hooked for a while now. Red vs Blue offers viewers comedy and sci-fi, which go together like a hand and a glove.

In the Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox DVD there are two groups of soldiers in the distant future who are battling for control of the least desirable piece of real estate in the known universe: a box canyon in the middle of nowhere. 

A group of soldiers has a simple desire, after all, they have been through over the seasons of this series, for pizza. After a take out run, they find themselves in the middle of a time travel mess. The soldiers must try to repair the past while avoiding a group of super powerful Gods. Hilarity ensues!

This installment in the RvB saga seems a lot more lighthearted, like a throwback to the earlier days before everything got so serious with the Red vs Blue soldiers. I love that the humor is less of a physical attempt and plays more on the animation, making this installment lighter and more enjoyable than a few of the others I have checked out with the boys.

If you have a Red vs Blue fan in the house, I would recommend checking out Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox DVD. It is to be released this January and will give your fans something they will want to watch a few times. If you are new to the Red vs Blue saga, this is a good way to get your feet wet before going all the way back to the first episodes to decide if this is a web series you want to invest in watching.

Overall this is a great DVD. It is entertaining, and if you have been watching for a while, you can’t miss this addition to the story. I would recommend it to other families as a great way to entertain everyone on a snowy weekend.

Disclosure: Southern Carolina Family received a sample of the above for this publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own and may differ from those of yours.

THE CREW® 2 Gold Edition Review #TheCrew2

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We are the kind of family that likes a thrill a minute! We love sports, and try to take in as much adventure as possible, whenever possible. With winter here in full force, our afterschool activities are few and far between and the boys are not getting as much outdoor time. So how are we getting our thrill a minute and keeping they boys happy right now?

We have been playing THE CREW® 2 Gold Edition FROM UBISOFT. This is a great game for the family, and it especially engages growing boys, like mine, who find fast cars and all kinds of motorsport especially enticing. Let me tell you a little more about this game and why our family loves it.

The Crew 2 Gold Edition features: 

– SteelBook 
– Season Pass 
– The Crew 2 Motorsports Deluxe Pack, which includes: 
– FORD F-150 RAPTOR RACE TRUCK 2017 
– ABARTH 500 2008 MONSTER TRUCK EDITION 
– PILATUS PC-21 
– Three outfits to customize your avatar 

We love that you get a lot of variety in this game. You are not limited to racing in a car; you can pick a super fast hot rod, a dune buggy, a stunt plane, a boat, a truck or even a motorcycle as your racing vessel. My boys love that they can race in so many awesome vehicles. As if that isn’t exciting enough they are also special monthly vehicles to choose from, which makes the game always changing an exciting!

While the cars, trucks, planes and dune buggies are thrilling, we haven’t even talked about the maps! This game will send you racing full speed ahead from sea to shining sea. The graphics are impressive and I love that from a friendly competition, my boys can discover America and the unique things each region has to offer.

Racing isn’t just a pedal to the medal kinda thing with THE CREW® 2 FROM UBISOFT GAME. It becomes a family affair with Racing Families. Each group concentrates on a special way of driving; off-roading, street racing and more. Each family or discipline has new rivals, new challenges, and offers players ways to make the game intensely unique!

THE CREW® 2 FROM UBISOFT GAME is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC so you can play in the way that best suits your family. The game gets updates to offer the latest content to players, so that the game is always changing and always fun for the entire family!

We have had a ton of fun getting our thrill a minute this winter with The Crew 2, this is a great game for family play. I would highly recommend this game to other players who love to race, drive and compete! The family that plays together, stays together, so the next time you are looking for something to do with the kids, check out The Crew 2 from Ubisoft.

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Disclosure: Southern Carolina Family received a sample for the above publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

Puppy Dog Pals Takes Your Kid On A New Pup-Tacular Adventure

I am a huge fan of Puppy Dog Pals and so is my son Clay! He absolutely loves this show, we watch it almost every single day, whether it is a re-run or a new episode. So when I got this DVD in the mail it was like a Christmas present arrived just for Clay. He opened it and instantly was smiling ear to ear. We recently got a dog, Lola, and that has made him love this show even more.

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What I love as a mom is that this show is full of great lessons, clean fun for my son, and of course adorable dogs that fill our television screen. With each new episode, Bingo and Rolly set off for a new adventure to help out Bob in one way or another. Whether it is delivering a mother’s day card that Bob dropped walking out the door, or finding a way for Bob to play the drum in the instrumental portion of the band at the end of the night. These two dogs and their sister Hissy create wonderful ways to help out their owner, Bob!

Puppy Dog Pals

April 10th you can bring home this exact 2-hour DVD that is full of Puppy Dog Pal episodes! There were a few of our favorite episodes and a couple we hadn’t seen yet. When I asked Clay what he wanted to watch the other day, he went and grabbed this DVD. This was his smile saying, “Please mom, puppy!” With a face like that, it was hard to say no to!

This DVD is great to take with you when you are on the road, just pop it into a portable DVD player and let your kiddos enjoy the show while you travel. I love watching kid shows like Puppy Dog Pals that are entertaining for mom and the kid, and this show is just that. Clay loves Bingo, Rolly, Hissy, and Bob, and I do too!

 

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Make Easter Extra Special This Year with I See Me! Personalized Gifts

I am such a fan of I See Me! They offer a good size line of personalized gifts for kids. It’s not just your kids name on the front of a book, I mean they really personalize it. With a picture of your child, their name and sometimes picture even featured on different pages in the book. It truly is such a magical experience to watch your child see their face and hear their name as you read to them! Or hand them a coloring book that has their name on it.

 I See Me

I recently got The “Egg-Cellent All-in-One Gift Set” and I am over the moon. It came with stickers that have my son’s name, Clay, a placemat for meals, activity and coloring book. When he opened the package his face just shined. He is 2 ½ so when I said it had his name on it he responded, “Me?” And I said yes, and he just smiled so big. It was like he was told he won the lottery. Little kids hearts are so tender and precious, and that was such a perfect memory for me to cherish.

 I See Me

What I love about the coloring book is there are activities your child can do along with coloring. If they can’t really do activities because they are young, like my boy, they can still color. The placemat is really well made, so it’s gonna hold up over time: I love how it says his name, he knows that’s his spot. This would be great too if you have multiple kids, each child can find the mat with their name. Whether it’s eating breakfast or a snack your child will love it.

 I See Me

I also was sent the Thank You, Lord, For Everything by Zonderkidz. This is a personalized book that helps you sit down and have storytime with your little one. They learn as you read that we have so many amazing things to be thankful for in this life. We live in a bit of a harsh world so for me trying to instill a thankful heart, kindness, and love in my child is a must. Our children are the next generation. This book would also be wonderful for a baptism gift, or Easter gift. The pages are really well made and illustrations are beautiful!

If you have a child, niece or nephew, consider shopping at I See Me! They have amazing items any child will love!

Mini+Me Matching Shirts for Mom and Son

I am a fan of buying clothes that match with my little boy, Clay. I came across Mini + Me and loved their line of clothes. You can find clothes for mom and me, daddy and me, and more. I picked out matching shirts for Clay and I that say, Choose Joy. What I liked is I could get a 3t size for him, and then a size I needed and they looked exactly alike, except one is black and the other is white.

 

I thought the Choose Joy theme would be fun for this spring and summer when we are out enjoying our days. I try to live each day to the fullest and having a shirt that shows that means a lot. I love that we match, and Clay can wear this even when I am not wearing mine and look adorable as can be.

The fit on the women’s shirt is a tighter fit than a classic t-shirt. It seems to be pretty true to size, and I didn’t have any trouble with it. The shirt does offer a little stretch, as does the little toddler size. Clay is between 2t and 3t size, so I went ahead and ordered a 3t. It was a little big but I know he will grow into it. I would rather have a little bit big than too small. I was impressed with the quality and for the price of two shirts, it is very reasonable.

If you like to match or want your whole family to match, you might consider shopping at Mini + Me. They have a great line of clothes to fit your needs. I am happy with what we got, and I would shop with them again in the future. I think it might be fun to get a dad and me outfit for Father’s Day which is coming up soon!

 

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