Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!
Just taking out a minute to wish everyone a 
Happy Father’s Day!
We had the pleasure of dining at
Outback Steakhouse.
What a great choice!
Hope your day is surrounded with 
family, friends and  ones you love!
To all the SuperDads out there,
Have a great day!

The X-Factor Audition Taping at Prudential Center

                               The X-Factor
             Audition Taping at Prudential Center

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend one on my own
Newark Macaroni Kid events. I was so excited to find the event
and even happier to check it out with my two sons. We all went
to the audition taping of The X-Factor! The X-Factor is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Cowell. It will premiere in September 2011 on FOX network.

The competition is open to solo singers or groups and has n
o upper age limit. You do have to be 12 years old to compete. Tonight we did see some groups, like the great two person group called Ausem! There was also a 12 year old girl that was super talented! Of course there were a few people that slipped through the cracks and some that gave us a real laugh.

The panel of judges on The X-Factor consists of four people. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. What a great mix of personalities. I have to say that Simon Cowell was really much nicer in person and Paula was just as sweet as she appeared to be when she was on American Idol. She was even nice enough to tweet me later on!


The audience of The X-Factor audition taping was very energetic and got a little loud at times. For the most part everyone agreed on what talent was good and what was not. Thank goodness there were a lot more good than not. I personally cannot wait for The X-Factor to air. If it turns out to be half as entertaining as the taping, I don’t think I will miss an episode of it!

For more info on The X-Factor USA please visit:
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids

June 14th! Happy Flag Day!


  U.S. Flag Day
Happy Flag Day
June 14
Being a teacher for 20 years, I always looked forward to Flag Day and all of the Flag Day celebrations I would have with the classes.
The flag holds so much symbolism and importance to every person.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14th. Although Flag Day is not a federal holiday, the state of PA. uses it as a state holiday. This day celebrates the day the USA adopted its flag in 1777. President Woodrow Wilson made
Flag Day official in 1916.
 In 1949 National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
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There are many ways to celebrate Flag Day. Some people celebrate Flag Day by flying the flag in front of their house or by hand. We will be making flags from paper and also flag cookies.
Have a great Flag Day!

For more information on the American Flag:
History of the flag.com

Sweet Heart Rose for Dollie & Me

Sweet Heart Rose for Dollie & Me

To me there is really nothing more precious that a
little girl playing dolls. 
Since I have been a boy-mom for many years, it is a little bit different to see all the pink and dolls in our house over the past four years, since Emily came along. 
She is a total girlie-girl and loves to play dolls and dress up, so when I heard about 
Dollie&Me I knew it would be a perfect choice for her.

From the moment the Dollie&Me box arrived in the mail my 4 year old daughter was hooked. Dollie & Me dolls are designed by the Alexander Doll Company, Inc., the same designer and manufacturer of Madame Alexander dolls. The 18 inch dolls have beautiful flowing hair for easy styling (which we do a lot of around here), jointed bodies, and sleep eyes. 


My daughter loved the doll immediately and
could not wait to free her from the box!
The matching outfits made especially for the Dollie&Me 

(or your favorite 18 inch doll) fit her perfectly and were great quality. 
I am always in search of a better quality clothes in lieu of, as I call them, one wash clothes!

Sweet Heart Rose for Dollie&Me is a line that includes beautiful party dresses, tunics, fantasy dresses, and comfy PJs. It also includes hair accessories, handbags, jewelry and toys for both girls and their 18 inch dollies.

I won’t lie and say that Emily does not have a lot of dolls, 
but I will say that she loves how the Dollie & Me is posed into a sitting and standing position so easily. She loves how she can brush and style the dolls hair and how 
her dollie and her can wear the same adorable outfits! 
I am happy that it is not a frustrating experience and that can make any little girl and mommy smile! Emily and her new friend have been pretty much inseparable since she arrived. The doll and her matching clothing are very fashionable and super-adorable! They are also moderately priced. I would recommend Dollie & Me to anyone that is looking for a lovely  and fashionable friend for a special little girl. 
I have a feeling we will have many more Sweet Heart Rose Dollie&Me outfits, handbags and jewelry in our house in the near future! And that will be a good thing!

Dollie & Me (dolls- as one featured in this review)are available in many department stores including 
Kohl’s, Sears and online.
Sweet Heart Rose for Dollie & Me (apparel shown in this review)
 is available exclusively at Dillard’s and online at dillards.com and macys.com

You can also enjoy a world of games and activities and shopping online at:

Disclaimer: Special thanks to Dollie&Me for providing materials to review. 
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids

Disney Baby The Cuddly Collection

Disney Baby
The Cuddly Collection
It’s seems like I cannot remember a time when
Disney was not a part of our family. My husband and I got married the year the Little Mermaid was released and my
first son was born the year Beauty and the Beast was released. My youngest daughter is four, so we have and
 still are big into the magic of Disney.
 Although every memory in my life may not be marked by a Disney event, the pixie dust always seems to be right there.

Disney Cuddly Bodysuit - Fashion: Disney·Pixar MONSTERS, INC. Eye     SRP: $12.00  Retailer:  Amazon.com/DisneyBaby  Sizing: 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months  Available: Now    The Disney Cuddly bodysuit is made from huggable soft, 100% cotton so moms can welcome their little one with a cuddle. Available in variety of colors and patterns.
Disney Cuddly Bodysuit

I guess you can see already why I was very thrilled to hear about Disney baby and the new Disney Cuddly Bodysuit.
The Cuddly Collection has more than 85 colors and styles.
 Thank goodness I don’t have a baby right now because I’m sure I would have to have at least 84 of the styles!

Grow With Baby Design.  Love it!
The Cuddly has a patented “grow with baby” design which
 features a double row of snaps for longer where.
Why didn’t I think of this 20 years ago?
The Disney Baby Cuddly Collection had solids of many colors, prints, patterns and irresistable Disney characters.

Disney Cuddly Bodysuits - Fashion: Solid Packs    Retailer:  Amazon.com/DisneyBaby  Sizing: 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months  Available: Now    The Disney Cuddly bodysuit is made from huggable soft, 100% cotton so moms can welcome their little one with a cuddle. Available in variety of colors and patterns.
Disney Baby Cuddly Collection comes in solids, too!

Great News! The Disney Baby Cuddly Collection
is now available on Amazon.

Amazon.com DisneybabyCuddlyCollection
Check out Disney Baby:
Thanks to Disney Baby for providing release of photos for use in this post.
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids.