My youngest sibling is two years old, but he’s going on three in just over a month. I’d say that puts me in as an expert in what these terrible twos are interested in nowadays. A few rules to begin will help you to decide which toys your child will play with and which ones will collect dust in their toychest.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977): To be fair, nearly any movie Burt Reynolds made from the mid-seventies through the eighties qualifies as a guilty pleasure for me, but this one wears the crown. It doesn’t overreach, either; it’s a little over 90 minutes of high-speed chase in a Trans-Am for the sake of a beer run. Kudos to Sally Fields as a runaway bride and Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And believe it or not, this film was actually an Oscar nominee for Best Film Editing.
If you live in Norfolk, and you are looking for a place to unwind after work on Fridays, Downtown Cheers, brought to you by 94.9 The Point, is returning to the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront for the summer 2007 season. With free admission and performances by local bands, such as The Connells and The Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Downtown Cheers is a great place to be this summer.
Finally, the Lego City 2824: Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for allowing kids to be able to countdown the days until Christmas. This one is sure to impress them as they get a toy for each day and still get the benefits of working with legos.
Spy Gear is a relatively new toy on the scene that has wicked spy gear including listening devices, voice traps and voice changers, spy pens, ear light, motion detectors and a whole lot more. There’s plenty of cool spy gear ranging from $5-$10.
There is a huge difference between vacationing in Houston as opposed to Austin. During the oil boom of the 1980’s, Houston grew into a large metropolitan city with big buildings and a bigger amount of traffic. There are over six hundred hotels and ten thousand restaurants that cater to tourists. Houston has a large number of museums to visit. Spend some time at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Hobby Boss 135th GCT 155mm AU-F1 Step By Step Full Build and the Holocaust Museum. The Children’s Museum of Houston and the Space Center will provide hours of entertainment for families that are visiting. Marvel at the incredible Wall of Water as thousands of gallons of water falls sixty four feet a minute. Enjoy some quiet time at the Villa De Matel Convent.
As Des stares out the window, she explains how she “wants to find light in the darkness” … or at least a man who can fill conversation silence… heck, I’ll take a talking parrot.
Also popular at the moment are Dr Who Playsets, you can even get all 11 of the doctor characters in one action figure set. Pit them all against a Dalek army led by the Alien, alongside Spiderman and Buzz Lightyear – anything can happen when boys are playing with their action toys.