Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LEGO's Seasonal Thanksgiving Feast Set

If you're traveling to visit a family with small children over Thanksgiving, I highly recommend bringing this Thanksgiving Feast seasonal LEGO set for the kids. (It's recommended for ages 7 and up). You could probably win lots of bonus points by helping them put it together, keeping the kids busy in the other room so the cook and hosts can attend to their chores more easily!

The set has 158 piece and comes with Grandma and Grandpa figures. There's a turkey on a cart, a kitchen scene, a pie, an apple, and other festive accessories.

How to Really Piss Off Your Brother or Sister

What would happen if you gave your nieces and nephews giant candy bars and huge boxes of candy? Would your sibling (or their spouse) kill you? Would being Best Aunt in the World (in the kiddos' estimation) be worth the grief and yelling your sibling might throw your way? :)

Check out the It's Sugar shop's Giant Candy section:

Giant 5LB Hershey Bar

Also available on Amazon.

Giant Reese's Pieces

Also sold on Amazon.

World's Largest Box of Nerds Candy

The World's Largest Box of Nerds is also sold on Amazon.

The shop also sells giant boxes of Airheads, Mike & Ikes, Hot Tamales, Twizzlers, and lots of 5 pound gummy bears.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Woven Backyard Swings - Delightful Fun or Too Dangerous?

With no playgrounds in walking distance of my home, I'm tempted to put up a piece or two of playground equipment. I don't see my nieces and nephews often enough to warrant a full on, expensive, yard-hogging playset. But I'm tempted by something like this Sky Island from Hearthsong. It looks fun, but perhaps a bit dangerous. It holds up to 400 pounds. I wonder if anybody can bang their head on the poles?

The Hearthsong Sky Island is also available via Amazon.

Magic Cabin sells a similar, smaller swing: Rainbow Weaver Swing. It holds up to 225 pounds worth of kids.

Do you have any experience with backyard toys like these?