American Girl of the Year! Meet Blaire Wilson for 2019! #Giveaway

Let’s Meet Blaire Wilson, American Girl of the Year 2019

American Girl Brand has been a part of my life for a while now. I can remember the minute that I was pregnant with Emily and thinking of names. Two of our final names, Emily and Elizabeth were both American Girl dolls at the time. At my baby show I was given Emily’s first American Girl doll, Emily from her grandma. So my daughter had her first American Girl doll before she was even born. If you ask me, that sounds like a perfect plan if you are having a baby girl! As time went on Emily has made her own choices when it comes to the next addition to her collection.

Somewhere along the way she has become a huge fan of the American Girl doll of the year! She has 2016, 2017,2018 and now 2019. Last year we were thrilled to welcome Luciana Vega who loves astronomy. She was a big hit around here because our family had taken a trip to NASA during the year. It has been great to have Luciana here to help deepen our love for the universe.

This year we also have a personal connection to Blaire Wilson. Blaire lives in the country at her parents bed and breakfast and is busy planning a wedding. Our house is also preparing for a wedding this year since Emm’s oldest brother will be getting married this fall. It was really be interesting to read Blaire’s book and see what happens during her wedding planning. Blaire’s hair is quite fancy and we were thrilled about that. It’s looks like a type of french braid and we both love it. I wish I could braid Emily’s hair that way. She of course thinks it would be a great springboard to make an appointment at the American Girl Store NYC. We have not yet visited the salon.

Blaire Wilson arrives boxed with her book and dressed in an adorable bee themed dress! It’s super cute. She also has a bright yellow wrist bracelet and sandals.  Along with Blaire we were gifted her bridesmaid dress. It’s light blue adorned with sequins and beautiful light pinkish shoes with gems. What a beautiful bridesmaid dress. Emily is hoping that hers is just as pretty!

So welcome to the family, Blaire Wilson! I’m sure you will enjoy your stay with us for many years to come. As for anyone who is looking to begin their American Girl Doll collection, Blaire would be a perfect start. She is perfect for little girls as well as older ones. She stands for courage and knowledge and everything we want our girls to be! For more information on Blaire Wilson click here: https://www.americangirl.com/shop/ag/girl-of-the-year-blaire

GIVEAWAY: We are thrilled to partner with American Girl Brand to give one lucky reader their very own Blaire Wilson! Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends Feb. 16th at 11: 59pm. (USA/18+ only please) American Girl is responsible for prize delivery.

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Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Media Invite provided. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

 

 

#Giveaway Bumblebee Movie Prize Pack and Movie Ticket Giveaway

Bumblebee Movie Prize Pack and Ticket Giveaway!

We are so excited to partner with Bumblebee movie on this incredible Bumblebee Prize Pack and Movie Ticket giveaway! The prize pack is pictured above and then may even be a few extra little surprises. In addition two movie vouchers will be included to use when Bumblebee hits theaters on December 21 or later.  So, who are my Bumblebee fans?! We are ending the giveaway on Thursday at noon so we can get the prize shipped out asap!

Wondering what Bumblebee is all about?  On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

To enter our giveaway you can do any or all of the choices listed here. Winner will be chosen on Thursday, December 20th at noon (EST) via random.org. Winner will be contacted immediately via way they entered. Good luck all. (USA/18+ only).

  1. Comment on this blog post- Who would you give the prize pack to? It’s okay if you want it for yourself, it’s so awesome!
  2. Follow/Like/Comment on the Bumblebee Prize pack picture we have posted to our instagram account https://www.instagram.com/p/Brg4t2Yg1I2/
  3. Follow instagram.com/NYCityGuys 
  4. Follow us on Twitter and RT the pic of Bumblebee prize pack! https://twitter.com/3decades3kids/status/1074872362015838208

Free on Tuesday night, December 18th? We have free screening passes to Bumblebee Movie in NYC! Grab them right here: http://3decades3kids.net/blog/2018/12/you-are-invited-to-the-nyc-advance-screening-of-bumblebee-bumblebeemovie/

Disclosure: Prize Pack provided by Bumblebee Movie. In theaters December 21, 2019. Sample pack provided. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

You Are Invited to the NYC Sneak Peek Of Instant Family! #AdvanceScreening

You Are Invited To The NYC Sneak Peek of Instant Family!

We are excited to invite you to a sneak peak of the new movie Instant Family, which was inspired by the real story of Sean and Beth Anders who adopted three siblings from foster care. The movie does not hit theaters until mid November BUT you can see an advance screening by grabbing passes below. See you at the movies. Please remember to arrive early. Screening are overbooked to ensure a full house.

The screening will be taking place on

Tuesday, October 2nd

7PM

Regal E-Walk (247 W 42nd Street NYC

http://www.gofobo.com/mKHdy73768

 

Disclosure: Disclosure: Screening passes provided by Warner Paramount Pictures- Instant Family. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media. See you at the movies!

Smallfoot Movie Advance Screening NYC- You Are Invited To The #Smallfoot Movie!

Smallfoot Movie NYC Advance Screening in NYC! You Are Invited to Attend!

You are invited to the NYC Advance Screening of Warner Bros Smallfoot!

Saturday- September 22, 2018

11:00 am

AMC Empire 25

234 W. 42nd St.

New York, NY 10036

Click on the link below to grab passes. Please arrive early since the screenings are overbooked in order to ensure a full house.

RSVP Link: http://www.wbtickets.com/zkigs43130

 

Synopsis: An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.  News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams.  It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

In theaters September 28, 2108

Disclosure: Screening passes provided by Warner Bros Smallfoot. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not represent the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media. See you at the movies!

Giveaway- Liberty Science Center New Exhibits

 Giveaway- Liberty Science Center Great For the Entire Family!
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Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ is one of our family’s favorite places to go, especially during the summer months. Science is big in this house. My youngest daughter is always ready to hear more about the planets, the universe and anything scientific. It’s fun to get unplugged and into the world. It’s also always a plus when dinosaurs are involved. 

We could spend forever at Liberty Science Center but this time when we visited we went to three different exhibitions, Jack Horner’s Dino Dig, Arthur’s World and Grossology. I would suggest seeing all of these and more depending on how much time you have to spend at LSC. There definitely is enough to do that you can spend the entire day there.

Jack Horner’s Dino Dig is a great place for anyone who loves dinosaurs. A makeshift dinosaur fossil exhibit with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. Upon entering Dino Dig everyone gets their own brush to help uncover the gigantic fossil pieces that lay below the sand. You will definitely feel like you have entered a real excavation site and everyone in your family will feel like a paleontologist. You will have the opportunity to dig for more than sixty fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. A lot of fun and learning going on as each bone fossil is uncovered. There are plenty of workers on hand to answer all of your dinosaur and fossil related questions. Please note that since this exhibition is seasonal (now through September 3) and located outside it may be closed due to inclement weather.

Pictured with Blogger Buddy from https://fivelittlewords.net

Arthur’s World is a bigger than life exhibition that brings you into the world of Arthur. I don’t know about you but after having three children I feel like Arthur is part of the family. We were so excited to chek out Arthur’s™ World, which is a national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books. My previous classroom and our home are filled to the brim with Arthur books! As you enter the exhibit you will have the chance to see Arthur’s kitchen and play inside of it. There are recipes and play foods that will allow your children to pretend play just like they in the actual Read family’s kitchen. Of course Mr. Ratburn’s classroom is part of the fun complete with a chalkboard your children can write on, a teacher’s desk and a few student desks filled with school supplies. There is a chance for dress up play and to role model both teacher and student. What a fun stop. You can even enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Next stop is the Elwood City Library where you can read books and even be the librarian! There is place to go backyard camping in real tents. But I think one of our favorite parts was the Lakewood School Auditorium where you can make a live video and watch yourself appear on a giant television screen! Anyone who loves Arthur should definitely check this out, but even if you are a new fan or have not heard of him at all your family will still enjoy the Arthur’s World exhibition, at Liberty Science Center now through September 16th.

Our final stop of the day was at the new Grossology exhibit! Grossology is the (impolite) science of the human body. If you want to know exactly what that means you will have to visit the exhibit. Let me tell you, all the kids in this exhibit could not get enough! There was a gigantic nose with walk in nostrils and slide through the intestines. This exhibit has everything that no one wants to ever discuss including burping, vomiting, passing gas, and boggers, all so gross! But that is exactly what this exhibit is all about, everything gross about the body and most likely everything your children will love learning more about but can never really discuss with you.

Your child can become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering and mucus production. They can also climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, and wounds. So gross!  Then they can visit the Vomit Center and learn the many reasons why humans throw up, or the Toot Toot area to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas . Then they can crawl and slide through a 30-foot-long 3D model of the digestive system.  There was also a bigger than life Operation game for kids to place all of the body parts inside of and then try to remove. Where was this when I was a kid? I LOVED how much the kids inside this exhibit loved it. There was a ton of learning and laughing going on.  But more importantly there was a better understanding of the human body and how it works. Bravo, Grossology! Grossology is a premium exhibition for which there is an additional admission fee. Ask about Premium Pass at the Box Office, or get details here.

By the way, have you heard that Liberty Science Center houses one of the World’s largest planetarium? It’s a must do if you visit LSC. The newly opened Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater  and will take you on a journey through the solar system like you have never experienced before in your life.  You can choose from a variety of shows that suit your family including One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure! There is a show for everyone.  Our favorite is In To Worlds Beyond,  where your family will tour each of the planets of our solar system—a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Through travel you will see the surfaces of Venus and the  mountains and canyons of Mars, and even Neptune’s giant moon Triton. Before the show begins a live presenter will show the audience where the planets are in the night sky. You may even see Liberty Science Center and the dome! Check out our day at Liberty Science Center on YouTube.com/3decades3kids

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Enter to win a pair of tickets to Liberty Science Center. To enter please:

1. Subscribe to our youtube channel 

2. Like and Comment on our video-https://youtu.be/P1qUXRuU-0I

Winner will be chosen via random.org from our youtube video. Good Luck. Winner Chosen August 9th at 10 pm. Winner will be announced on youtube in the comments of the above listed video. Two passes will be mailed out via snail mail. Good Luck! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Momtrends and Liberty Science Center. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Thank you for reading about our adventures- Diane