Archive for the ‘Entertain Me!’ Category

Want to Get in The Holiday Spirit? Look No Further

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

This flash-mob event caught a bunch of lunch-time shoppers off guard — and made everyone’s day. On November 13th, shoppers at the Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario were surprised by this rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by members of Chorus Niagara.

The event was created by the folks at Alphabet Photography of Niagara Falls, Ontario. (Check out their website for a truly unique gift idea, by the way.) It made me smile and get teary all at the same time. Moments like this just make me feel better about the world.

This is a great one to share with the kids. Happy holidays!

CARS 2 — A Sneak Peek

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I’m wishing my son could be seven years old again because he’d go nuts for CARS 2. (Why did they make the title all caps? I haven’t a clue.)

Thought I’d share the just-released teaser trailer trailer with all of you who have kids this age. (Although, heck, we’re still huge Disney/Pixar fans in our family and we’ll definitely see it!)

The film doesn’t hit theaters until June 24, 2011. But it’s fun to get a peek. (And who doesn’t like Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen?)

Want more? Check out the CARS Facebook page.

From the Mouths of Babes…

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I asked my Twitter buddies with young kids to share with me some of their favorite “kid quotes.” When my son, Matt, was between ages 2 and about 5, I wrote down a lot of the funny or sweet things he said, and now I’m so glad I did.

This is a great keepsake, not only for parents, but for your kids to share with their kids one day. Check out these gems:

Mom to 2 year old: “Did you just pee pee on the floor?” 2-year-old: “Nope. My underpants just cried.”

2 year old during prayers: “Please, God, help me get Mommy and Daddy to let me watch more T.V. Amen.”

2 year during prayers, “Thank you, God, for Honey Nut Cheerios.”

7 year old: “Mommy, I love you. You are pure like gold.”

3 year old: Mom, how did I get into your tummy?” Mom: “Daddy helped put you there.” 3 year old: Did Daddy help me get out?” Mom: “Not so much.”

5 year old: “Mom, what’s Heaven again?” Mom: “That’s where Grandpa is with God and all the other people who have died.” 5 year old: “God DIED?

5 year old: “Why is there a hole in this bench?” Mom: “What’s the bench made of?” 5 year old: “Wood!” Mom: “Where do we get wood?” 5 year old: “Home Depot!”

3 year old: “Mom, thanks for marrying someone I like so much.”

A Little Something to Get You in a Halloween Mood…

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Happy Halloween (soon!) from the Sena Family!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Mickey’s Halloween Party is Here!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Do you live in Southern California? Plan on visiting in October? Here’s something you and your family won’t want to miss…

Mickey’s Halloween Party is a private-party celebration (how cool is that?) held for 10 nights in October at Disneyland, offering adults and children a chance to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat at the resort. It’s scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays in October (1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29) plus Halloween night, Sunday, Oct. 31.

Highlights include:

—  Trick or Treating at Disneyland, with even more treats along “Mickey’s Hide-and-Go-Treat Trail.”

—  Looking for Boo on the Bayou Trail, Enchanted Sweets Trail and elsewhere.

—  During the 10 nights, guests will enjoy nearly half a million pounds (yikes!) of candy — and even some healthy treats such as apple slices, carrots, raisins and dried fruit crisps.

—  The “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington (presented exclusively for guests of  Mickey’s Halloween Party)

—  Dance parties (for all ages!):

°  Club Skellington, at the French Market, features Skellington Crew dancers, DJ Dirge and Miss Twisted (host), Jack & Sally Skellington

° Buzz Lightyear’s Intergalactic Space Jam includes Buzz Girl dancers, Green Army Men and Space Diva DJ, at Tomorrowland Terrace

—  New surprises in “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade, performed twice nightly

—  Character photo locations featuring Mickey and his pals, princesses, pirates, Disney villains and more

—  The opportunity to arrive three hours before the party starts to play in Disneyland. (I know my son would make the most of THAT time…) Nearly all your family’s favorite Disneyland rides and attractions will be available.

Tickets purchased in advance for Mickey’s Halloween Party are $49 most days, while tickets purchased on the event days are $54.  For Oct. 31, all tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party are $59. Children under age 3 are free.

Save some bucks by buying your tickets in advance and then splurge on some Mickey Mouse ears!

Lovin’ The Fast Lane

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Thanks to Dan Pink, for sharing on his Daniel H. Pink blog, the latest FUN way for people to engage with a subway station.

Last year Volkswagen and Fun Theory created an entertaining, musical way for people to exit a subway station.

Now they’re at it again. I love the way people do a double take when they first see this fire-engine-red slide. Thought it would be fun for you to share these videos  with the kids in your life. They’re a hoot, and I love the idea that creativity can be applied in the seemingly mundane areas of our lives.

Slide on!

Grab Minivan Keys and the BBQ Tongs: It’s the Dad Life

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Thanks to dad Rich Marini over at‘s Favorite Office Time Wasters for sharing this with us. Pump up the volume and fire up the mini van!

Try ColorSplash on the iPhone for Photo Fun

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I got my iPhone yesterday, and I’m like a kid at Christmas. Almost jumped up and down (OK, maybe I actually did a little) when the FedEx guy showed up.

One of my favorite apps, already, is ColorSplash. It allows you to turn a color photo into black-and-white and then add back just a touch of color to any part of the photo you choose.

Speaking of a kid at Christmas, here’s one of my favorite photos of my niece, after I had some fun with it with ColorSplash.

If you’re a busy parent with an iPhone, I’d love to know what apps you use to save time, stay organized and have fun! Please share your recommendations in comments.

Mom, It’s OK To Trust Your Gut!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

My buddy Jen Singer over at is offering, in this great video, what might be the best gift we moms can receive on Mother’s Day: A reminder to Trust Your Gut. (Another great gift? Jen’s books. I love her Stop Second-Guessing Yourself series.)

Thanks, Jen! Happy Mother’s Day, and thanks for helping us have a laugh.

It’s the Halpert Baby Blog!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Can’t get enough of The Office? Check out this fun Halpert Baby Blog (good idea, NBC), as Jim and Pam navigate the waters of early parenthood. Cecelia Marie Halpert is adorable, and the hospital pics ring true.

(OK, some of the blog comments make me wonder if everyone there realizes this is a TV SHOW… But more power to NBC for making this a fun addition for fans of the show.)

Just don’t let Dwight hold the baby. OK, guys?