Friday, March 28, 2008

Engines and Escapades


"They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight..."

You certainly know this merry jingle if you have little guys in your house.

"Why, it's Thomas! Hello Thomas!"

Middle (age 3-1/2) is my Thomas FREAK. All Thomas, all the time for this boy. So you can imagine his sheer joy when I handed him this new DVD (just released 3/4/08!) that I had received courtesy of the Parent Bloggers Network.

Thankfully, unlike Bob the Builder, he and his little brother have watched this one too much plenty of times.

Their favorite part is the introduction of a new character, Madge the truck. And their second favorite part is when they beg me on a daily basis to take them to Target so we can buy Madge.

Oh yes, Engines and Escapades is yet another DVD masterpiece by Hit Entertainment. Plenty of thumbs up from the Trenches on this one!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bob the Builder DVD Review *Updated With Winner*

*Congrats to Meredith! She's won this DVD for her boys!*

"Can we fix it? YES WE CAN!"

The boyz and I were sent a complimentary copy of this DVD, courtesy of the Parent Bloggers Network.

I figured it would be a great addition to our video library in the Trenches and that Bob would find a comfortable place in the lineup nestled betwixt Elmo (Baby's favorite), Thomas (Middle's favorite) and the irritating SpongeBob (Eldest's favorite).

But through no fault of his own, sadly, Bob didn't make the cut. He tried, though, I'll give him that. I offered him up each and every time a movie was being chosen. He even got played a time or two. But the interest just wasn't there.

Back when he was about three, Eldest was a Bob the Builder FANatic. We had the little playtoys. We had a construction set. We knew all the characters: Scoop, Muck and Dizzy, and Roley too...Lofty and Wendy...Travis and Bird...Pilcher and Spud...(are you singing the song?)

But for some strange reason, Middle and Baby just never succumbed to the lure.

Kids are fickle little creatures, aren't they?

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Think your child(ren) would enjoy this more than mine? Bob deserves a good home! Leave me a comment below and someone here in the Trenches will draw a name on Thursday, March 20th to win this DVD. If you don't have a blog, leave me an e-mail address. If I don't have a way to get in touch with you, your entry won't be considered!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Liar's Diary--We Have a Winner!

The entries
Drawing a name
Drumroll please...and the winner is Swapna!

Swapna, please contact me with your mailing information. Congrats!