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Daddy Daughter Superheroes and Princesses Game Night

cbias-disclaimer-june2014I’ve mentioned a number of times that Lennox’s favorite things can be summed up by Superheroes and Princesses! I think that she really loves the fact that Daddy is into Superheroes so whenever she gets a chance to watch, read, play or do anything superhero related – she is thrilled! We recently got the new Disney Infinity 2.0 game – which falls right into the bucket of daddy daughter activities! It is full of superheroes and princesses – along with one of Kyle’s favorite past times – video games!

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Our next door neighbor has the original Disney Infinity game, along with all of the characters and Lennox has always loved the idea of it – but we had never gotten it. We were originally a Skylanders family – but we have moved over to the Disney side now and there is no looking back! 

daddy-daughter-game-night-being-silly Anyway, back to Kyle and Lennox’s game night. While the game was installing on the Playstation 3, they ran up to Walmart to get another controller for Lennox (her very own red one!). Lennox even got an extra special character for the game – the beloved Elsa! I told you, she just can’t play superheroes without something princess mixed in!

disney-infinity-2-elsa-ironmanOnce they started playing – it took a little while for Lennox to get the hang of it – but she had a lot of fun. Lennox started as Black Widow and Kyle as Thor! They went exploring! (I may have jumped in at one point and played tinker bell while Lennox was playing Elsa. I also then started carrying around Elsa… Lennox thought that was hilarious! It’s pretty great how free you are in this game to do pretty much whatever you want! Perfect for kids.)

disney-infinity-2-gameplayI love that Kyle and Lennox have so much in common. It’s easy to sit down and play dolls, color, do crafts, etc – but sometimes having something that they both love so much – is perfect! Lennox loves doing things with both of us, but sometimes she is really glued to me, I love it, don’t get me wrong, but I think that when Lennox and Kyle can do something together – it is really great. It gives them that time together, and helps them grow an even better bond. Plus, it gives me time to have a mommy break!) Luckily for Lennox, I think anytime she wants to play video games – she will just have to simply ask and Daddy will say YES!  After a successful game night – it was time for Lennox to get ready for bed and Kyle ready to travel out of state the next morning. It was a good evening to spend together before they would be apart for the weekend.

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So, are you a Disney family? Do you live video games? If so, head to Walmart to purchase the Disney Infinity 2.0 starter kit. If you do this weekend, you can receive a $10 Walmart Gift Card with your purchase! Offer valid from 9/23 – 9/27. Not ready to purchase? This would be a great idea for Christmas!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and the #InfinityHeroes campaign. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.

A Mommy Time Out with The Sims 4

cbias-disclaimer-june2014Every have days where you just need a Mommy time out? If you said no, you must not have a 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old at home. Ha! I love being a Mom, of course, and taking care of Lennox, playing with her, having fun and being together as a family – but sometimes, I just need a few minutes to get myself back together! Although, that isn’t always possible – finding something fun to do when she takes a nap, goes to a friend’s house to play or even after bedtime, really helps give your mind a break from being Mommy! Blogging has become my number one hobby ever since I became a Mom and I love it! Even though I am blogging about our family and everything having to do with being a family – it is still giving me something to do and somewhat escape, get my thoughts out and be creative. Other than blogging, another fun thing both Kyle and I both like to do is playing video games. The other week I mentioned that a new The Sims™ 4 game was about to be released – well this week, it was released!

Have a Mommy Time Out with The Sims 4 #shop #TheSims4I knew playing The Sims™ 4, would be a fun, yet still creative and easy way to get a Mommy time out! So, I ran into Walmart the other day after work to pick up the newest game. I found a whole section of Sims games and even SIMCITY which I got a little excited about too! Remember how I mentioned that is how I first started with Sims in the first place?!

the sims 4Anyway, once Lennox went off to bed the other night, I installed it and started creating my little Sims family! Lennox looks a little bigger than she really is and Kyle needs to be taller – but I couldn’t figure out how to do that!

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Honestly, I hadn’t played Sims for quite some time so it is very different – yet still very familiar! The Sims language still makes me giggle and the way you can customize everything to be exactly the way you want it, it somewhat refreshing for a Mom!

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It’s really fun to find ways to have your Sim family interact with each other. Whether it’s telling a “funny” joke to a neighbor or flirting with your spouse – the reactions and Sims voices crack me up!

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So when you are ready to pull your hair out a little and need a Mommy time out too – try one of these 10 ideas I have listed below!

10 Mommy Time Out Ideas 10 IDEAS FOR A MOMMY TIME OUT

  1. Play a computer/video game (eh hem, The Sims™ 4!)
  2. Start a blog, about anything!
  3. Tackle some DIY crafts (This requires surfing Pinterest – we all love Pinterest, right?)
  4. Workout – This isn’t relaxing to me but I know so many people who love the escape of working out!
  5. Read a new book series or cross some classics off your reading list!
  6. Grab your iPod and go for a walk around the neighborhood or park.
  7. Relax and watch a new streaming television series (Recently I had some relaxing time watching Orange is the New Black and all 6 seasons of Nurse Jackie!)
  8. Plan a girls night with other moms in your neighborhood!
  9. It can be as simple as taking a nap! Remember how everyone says, sleep when the baby sleeps and we never do? Take a rest when you can – the dishes, the laundry and the cleaning can all wait!
  10. Do something for yourself! Go out shopping, grab a meal by yourself – in peace! Get a manicure/pedicure!

have a mommy time out with sims 4 - 2Be sure to enter the SIMify yourself Facebook Contest here: https://www.facebook.com/simifyyourself. There are $8000 in prizes to be won including the grand prize where you could win a trip to Maxis studio in California! See the official rules.

So what will you do to take a mommy time out! Will you try out The Sims™ 4? I think you should!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and the #TheSims4 campaign. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.

Excited for The Sims 4 Launch!

cbias-disclaimer-june2014It seems as though we are always talking about toys and products for your kids. Today it’s time to talk about something that everyone else may be interested in! A video game made for Teens and Adults – The next edition of The Sims! The Sims 4 launch releases in just another week and I can’t wait to start playing again. 

I remember playing my first Sims game as one of my first real computer games. I was in Middle or High School and it was SIMCITY2000! Building towns and watching the little ant people populate the city – it was fun and creative! Maybe it was one of my first times really enjoying spending time on the computer and being creative in a different way! Although, SIMCITY2000 was not owned by EA, EA now owns the Sims franchise and they have grown the games leaps and bounds! The Sims™ games are really quite fun and enjoyable for the older gamer!

SIMS4-screenshot-04While I was checking out The Sims™ 4 game – I found that there was a demo online – so of course I went and downloaded it and started playing!

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There are a lot of new things integrated into The Sims™ 4 game including new, big personalities for your Sims! They are smarter, more relatable and emotionally aware of the actions around them. All these new personality traits make them more realistic and believable! Another great new feature that I loved checking out was the ability to share my Sims creativity with my friends! Once I know more of my friends who are playing, we can share and borrow each others creations with each other! 

Here is my Sim! I may live in Texas, but I don’t own real cowboy boots. But, that doesn’t mean my Sim can’t wear them!

SIMS4-screenshot-03If you are excited about The Sims™ 4 game, make sure to pre-order the game online at Walmart. The game will be released on September 2, 2014! When you pre-order online, you will receive the game in the mail, PLUS a pack of the NEW Sour Patch Kids Gum (It’s so good!), Sims 4 Plumbob keychain, $4.99 VUDU movie credits, digital magazine, digital starter strategy guide and Bonus Life of the Party content!

SIMS-4-Walmart-PreorderHave you ever wondered what your Sim self would look like? Head over to Facebook and SIMify Yourself! They will be selecting the best ones to win a lot of amazing prizes! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules

What has been your favorite Sim Game so far?

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and the #TheSims4 campaign. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.