Saturday, March 13, 2010


Have you seen these? I received my "Learning Express Shop" Spring catalog yesterday and these "Hide 'Em & Find 'Em Eggs" were advertised inside as a great child's gift for Easter. The kicker was they wanted $4.99 for 1 egg. Instantly it caught my attention because why would you want to pay $4.99 for an egg. Apparently, you turn the egg(s) on while hiding them for your children. While the kids are hunting for them, the eggs make noises like "I'm over here" or something similar. Once the child finds the egg, they open it up to find a cute bunny or chick inside. You can use these eggs over and over again.  What's great is if the egg is left on for so long, it will shut off automatically. Well, I did a little digging on the Wonderful Wide World of the Internet and come to find out, Walmart is supposed to be stocking these little treasures. I didn't notice them at Walmart, but then again I wasn't really looking for them either. They are also supposed to be at Rite Aid and Target (I believe). If you've got to have some and can't find them at these places, I also discovered them through "ABC Distributing" at $7.95 for a set of 2. I'd like to get a couple, depending on the price for the children for Easter. Do you have these cute little noise makers? Are they worth the money?

Now comes the reason for today's title.  These cute little furry creatures are called "YooHoos" and no I'm not mistaken them for the famous chocolate drink "Yoohoo" that I love so dearly. I was introduced to these cuddly chatter boxes from none other than "Learning Express." Yep, I've been learning lots from this little toy store. I think these YooHoos are adorable! Each one makes different sounds (giggle, chatter, or magical sounds) once you squeeze their tummies. I don't remember which one does which sound, so please don't ask.
I found out the name of the company responsible for these little darlings, "Aurora." Apparently, they are quite the hot collectible item with children. You can get them small 5" or large 8", with sound or without. I found an eBay store that sells these creatures new with tags at "Buy It Now" prices and FREE SHIPPING, which is still cheaper than you would buy them from "Aurora." All I can figure out is he/she must be buying them in bulk at a wholesale price, in order to make a profit.
The seller from eBay currently is selling the large YooHoos with sound for $15.95. I would prefer to get a small one for Katie. "Aurora" sells the small YooHoos for $7.00 each and domestic shipping is $3.99. According to the website, the company is based out of California. The YooHoos shown above with the red hearts on their chest, their sound is smooching. Cute! Do you own a YooHoo? If you own one, where did you purchase yours? What would you recommend? I think Katie would love them, especially the pink sugar glider squirrel because it's pink and gray. So cute!

Movies In Review
I have to apologize for not giving you any new movie rental review lately.  Oh my gosh the movies Doug has brought home for me to watch.  It's something else. 

Serious Moonlight with Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton is so not worth the rental fee.  This has got to be one of the worst Meg Ryan movies I've every seen.  It absolutely pains me to say that because I think Meg is a great actress, but the whole movie was taken in the bathroom with Timothy Hutton's butt duc-taped to the toilet.  Sure, that part was a little funny.  I will give them that, but I hope they didn't spend a whole lot of money on this film because it TANKED.

Law Abiding Citizen with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx

I'm not much of a Jamie Foxx fan, but I have to say this movie really got to me.  I believe the way the judical system worked in this movie is to be very close to the way the current judical system operates, CORRUPT.  This movie is not for the faint at heart.  Of course, my human side came out and I found myself at one point routing for Clyde Shelton.  As a flesh by nature, it's normal to want revenge for the one's you've lost to a horrifying crime.  You expect Justice, but it doesn't seem to happen.  In some cases, it doesn't seem to be enough once you look back at what had happened.  I can't say I would know what the character, Clyde, was going through or how I would feel.  I've never had something so devastating like that happen to me before.  Honestly, I don't want to imagine it.  That's when you have to give it over to the Lord and know in your heart and mind that even though the justice you were searching for didn't occur, it will when the Lord deals with him.  You can't take a life into your hands and feel at peace.  In fact, I think it would haunt you for the rest of your life and you would already have enough to grieve over.     

2012 with John Cusack

Let's just put this way, when December 21, 2012 comes around, I'll be vacationing with my family in Africa.  LOL!  I remember seeing the previews on television about this being a "DOOMS DAY" film.  It was based from a Mayan myth.  The tribe predicts that there will be a polar shift causing great earthquakes, worldwide; thus the end of the world as we know it.  (Is that a song? HA!)  Can you believe we watched this today with my parents?  Of course, dad talked all throughout the movie.  Mom and I didn't really get into the movie until the action began to really HEAT up.  We started off catching up and showing pictures of the kids and it was as if someone took our chins and turned them to the tv at the same time.  From then on, we couldn't focus on anything else.  Mom was going on about how horrible the movie was and how she'll probably have nightmares because of it.  I had to remind her that we won't be here when and if it happens.  I'll be with God, having the backyard party of a lifetime. 

New Moon with Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattison
Yes!  It's finally coming out on the shelves!  I've been waiting anxiously since January for this movie to come out on DVD/BluRay.  I can't wait to grab it up next Tuesday, March 20th.  I found out some information on one of the cast members, Taylor Lautner.  Did you know that he is a Karate Champion before he took to the acting path?  I couldn't get over that the boy is only 14 or 15 years old. 

Happy St. Patty's Day
I know, it's not St. Patrick's Day yet.  Doug, dad, mom and myself celebrated a little early today.  First, let me back up.  Last night, I received my Betty Crocker email, featuring all the St. Patty's Day recipes.  Of course, I scanned through them and found a couple interesting recipes.  One just so happened to be for "Corned Beef Brisket and Veggies."  I like Corned Beef Brisket, but it's not my first choice.  I know Doug really like it, so I mentioned it to him.  He noticed in our Shopper's Guide that Piggly Wiggly had a sale on their Corned Beef Brisket $1.99 a pound.  We guessed that they were getting ready for all the Irish meals this next week.  After dropping off Katie at school, Doug stopped by "The Pig" and picked us up some brisket, red potatoes, carrots, onion, and cabbage.  Can you say "Yum"?  Oh, he also bought me a new Crockpot to cook it in.  It's so nice!  We washed and put in all the ingredients, including Tony Chachere's seasoning, black pepper, salt, tablespoon of worcestershire sauce.  It had a really good flavor.  I know both mom and dad went back for seconds, but we still have enough leftovers for an army.  Who wants to come over for supper tomorrow?  We've got plenty! 



Allison said...

The 20th is next Saturday! Should be a fun day at Wal Mart to try and grab New Moon then! :) We just watched "Hachi" with Richard Gere, tearjerking family film, but its excellent and based on a true story. We also watched 2012 but after about the third time of them escaping by airplane I was bored!

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