Archive | August, 2012

The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure Review and Audience Feedback

We went to see The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure this morning with our Playgroup. It was a blast! The kiddos each received a butterfly glow stick wand that they waved eagerly as the movie started.  When those butterflies first fluttered across the screen this mama was moving! Hello parents! This movie also gives you […]

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1st day of School …pass the tissues!

The morning started early, thank goodness for coffee!   I made the kiddos blueberry muffins for breakfast.   I try my best to make the breakfast table look festive for the big day! Past experience has proven that the more excited mommy is about something the children often reciprocate the enthusiasm.   Our little lady […]

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Navy Week Anchors Aweigh

Our family so enjoyed Navy Week, we are sad to see it end.  In fact our son woke up this morning and asked if the Navy had a train we could go see. Which I guess makes sense in his mind since we saw ships and a helicopter; I suppose a train would be the […]

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Toledo Navy Thursday

What a day! Since today was the last Thursday of summer break we tried to cram it full of fun things to do around town together. I am going to miss my kiddos so much once school starts. I so enjoy their company, hearing their thoughts and questions, just generally being in their company brings me […]

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GIVEAWAY: Spreading the Oogielove

Kenn Viselman, the creator of The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure (due out “Oogust” 29th) believes in the Power of Mom. So much so he and his team have been traveling around the country engaging bloggers in conversations about what constitutes quality G-rated entertainment. Other than a few wildlife documentaries and a re-release in a […]

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SS. Col. James M. Schoonmaker (Willis B. Boyer) Museum Ship

I have fond childhood memories of touring the Willis B. Boyer when I was a young child. As an adult I was excited to finally share the experience with my own children. Last Friday my mom, my kiddos, and I meet up with our playgroup to tour the S. S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker which was […]

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Sesame Street Party: Look who turned two!

Our baby turned two on Saturday, my how the time flies. It seems like just yesterday we brought her home from the hospital. I held her in my arms as our older two children came running inside (they stayed with Nana and Papa while we were in the hospital. I had her around noon on […]

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Navy Week: Navy’s Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Ships of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy are scheduled to visit Toledo as part of the Navy’s Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Navy Week, August 20-27. The week will be packed with family-friendly special events recognizing the Navy for keeping the sea free for more […]

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Live Experience & Review of The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure

As the movie began and the audience received instructions on the Oogieloves “dance” I have to be honest I did think to myself…will I be able to tolerate this movie….is it going to be obnoxious ….should I have taken an aspirin or two?  Then the vibrant colors, those cute Oogielove characters, and the entire storyline unfolded […]

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The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure World Premiere

Wow! That is the first word that comes to mind when I think of The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure world premiere. The second word, or question rather, that comes to mind is, why Michigan? The Michigan film tax incentive played a huge role in giving life to the film.  It was written by […]

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