Where are the class valentine cartoons with the skunk.. what was his name? Pepe Le Pew! Yes! Valentine’s Day was his day! Remember how he used to chase after that black kitty cat, I don’t remember her name either but he thought she was a female skunk. She, of course, took offense because um he thought she was a skunk. No I think she took offense because he was overly assertive about his pursuit. Maybe if he as more casual about his affections things could have worked out for the two critters.
I’m also super fond of the Valentine card we had growing up with Rainbow Brite or the Jetsons, they were so much cooler than the cards you can find in the stores now. Which is why my kids make their own Valentine’s from printables that I find online and we cut them out and each person gets something more individual.
So one of our readers will win a movie from this list at random, but let’s be honest all of them would be an awesome prize so whichever you end up winning for your kids will be loved!
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is… Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack
Many thanks to Warner Brothers for sure a super sweet giveaway!
While it is true that every day should be treated like Earth Day, I can appreciate the thousands of blog posts and news articles which hit the interwebs this time of year dedicated to our Mother Earth.
This year the Earth Day Network has made a call to all of us to submit photos that will help them to personalize what the people of the world are doing to help battle climate change. Simply put they are asking, “What are you doing to be part of the solution?”
The easiest way to participate is to simply take a picture of yourself or your friends doing something environmentally-friendly while holding up a sign that says “The Face of Climate Change.” The more people who participate, the more powerful it will be.
The best photos could win Earth Day merchandise and be featured on the Earth Day Network website.
Here are some Earth Day Printables for you to enjoy!
It has been several months since my family and I saw the first preview for the upcoming movie starring James Franco, Oz The Great and Powerful. If you know me, or really anyone in my immediate family than you know we all adore sci-fi and fantasy. This movie is a MUST see and I’d really like to get us all to the theater. I think, even though Amelia is only 4 months old, she would be fine as long as I have ear muffs for her because she is really well behaved. My gut says she’d sleep through part of it and be glued to the screen for the other part.
It’s not that I am of the generation that grew up with the original Wizard of Oz because I’m not. But the movie is a classic. All generations know of it and most people have watched it at least once. There is a scene when Dorothy sees her Auntie Em and then the Wicked Witch’s face in the looking glass and it still freaks me out to this day.
James Franco stars along side Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and the Flying Monkey who you will recognize has Zach Braff‘s voice. The film is meant to be a prequel of the original Wizard of Oz and shares the story of how the great wizard came to be.
In honor of this visually stunning flick I have put together some printables for you and yours.
Catch OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL in theaters March 8th!
And in case you missed another great fantasy movie opening last week. March 1st saw the release of Brian Singer’s much anticipated Jack the Giant Slayer starring Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor. The classic tale has been updated for today’s sensibilities and the introduction of the giants Fee, Fye, Foe, Fumm and Fallon. Jack of course being a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom, but also for the love of a princess.
Don’t hate me…but..I didn’t know anything about the show Downton Abbey until four days ago when I saw a friend post about it on Facebook.
As it turns out”Downton Abbey,” is a PBS drama and it wraps-up its third season on Sunday. Fairly new as it might be, the idea really came from a book that is nearly a quarter of a century old. Twenty four years ago Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace wrote “To Marry an English Lord,” it is the back bone of this now beloved show. Wallace says that “Downton Abbey” picks-up where “To Marry an English Lord” leaves off, it tells the story of what happens after an American girl marries an English aristocrat.
Intrigued further simply because I now know Maggie Smith stars in the show. She portrays Lady Grantham. Of course I know her from her role in Harry Potter as Professor Minerva McGonagall, the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. :)
So anyway, in honor of the 3rd season finale to air tonight I thought I’d put together some fun printables and such for the affair.
Yes, Halloween is my favorite holiday above all others and I am incredibly excited each year to take the children trick-or-treating. Getting sick with fever and aches this weekend was not part of the plan and so I am sure I’ll be completely tuckered out by the end of the night, but I am not going to let it stop be. I’m also not sure why it has to be 30 degrees out on Halloween, but again, we will be sure to dress in layers and enjoy the tricks and treats.
In the photo below you will see three goofballs, I am in the middle. Kermit is a scrink.com contributing writer, Adam Thomas and the “Painter with an Afro” is our friend Juan. We all work in what is affectionately known as the Townsend Dungeon. Really, we work in a converted lab, now office area, in the basement of Townsend Hall on the UD campus. We are half underground, half above ground so when we look out the window we are eye level with the grass and look straight into the brick wall of the stairs leading up into the first floor grand entrance of the building. We like the dungeon, it’s quiet unless we play loud music or are laughing about one of Adam’s animal playing an instrument youtube videos. These guys are great friends and I’m honored to be working with them every day.
Samhain is another name for this amazing time of year. Samhain, means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. It is one of the two “spirit-nights” each year, the other being Beltane. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Samhain is not, and never was, associated with evil or negativity. It has always been a time to reaffirm our belief in the oneness of all spirits, and in our firm resolution that physical death is not the final act of existence. Though death is very much a part of Samhain’s symbolism, this Sabbat also celebrates the triumph of life over death.
Some legend for you…
Halloween, All Hallows Eve, or Samhain (for those of Celtic descent, pagans or Wiccans), is associated with many customs, not just going door-to-door asking for candy.
The origin of Halloween dates back over 2,000 years and is often attributed to the Celts who lived in what is now Ireland.
The legend of the most familiar Hallowe’en symbol–a lighted pumpkin–comes from a tale of an old Irish miser named Jack. Jack made several pacts with the devil. He also tricked the devil. When he died, he could not get into Heaven for his sins and because he had tricked the devil, he could not get into Hell. The Devil gave him a coal and Jack placed it in a hollowed out turnip, which lit his way as he wandered the earth until Judgment Day.
These lit up turnips of ancient times were also said to help ward off evil. Pumpkins, native to America, were plentiful and took the place of turnips.
Lol. I love the Google doodles and today is one in honor of Mr. Messy. Okay, well not just Mr. Messy but Google is celebrating Mr Men. The logo on the Google home page features assorted Mr Men and Little Misses to celebrate the birthday of Roger Hargreaves, the man behind the popular children’s stories. Hargreaves’ son Adam, who inspired the first character when he asked his dad what a tickle looked like. Sounds like something one of my boys would ask and I would probably try to draw something, too. I highly doubt it would have turned into a fantastic line of stories though.
In 2011, as the characters celebrate their 40th anniversary, the affection felt for the assortment of diverse characters by the generations raised with these books is stronger than ever before.
We have some Mr. Men things at home. Finnegan has a Mr. Tickle pillow and a story book about Christmas in his room right now actually. We read the Christmas one all through the year, he loves it.
Did you have a favorite Mr. Men or Little Miss growing up? I’m pretty sure I loved them all, but I had Little Miss Sunshine toys and Little Miss Giggles. I think my cousin had Little Miss Chatterbox. Of course now you can buy her and she actually chatters but when we were growing up she didn’t, which didn’t matter because we could do all the chattering for her.