Kung Fu Panda 2 and Giveaway


Giveaway is now closed: The winner is Gina

Have you seen Kung Fu Panda? It is a huge hit at home and on our movie rotation. Kung Fu Panda 2 opens up this weekend and our contributor Desiree, had the opportunity to head out and watch the movie at the DreamWorks Studio last week.

She shares below.

Recently, my son and I had the opportunity to view “Kung Fu Panda 2” via a mommy bloggers premiere at the DreamWorks Studios in Glendale, California. It was an amazing experience and I left feeling excited to share this experience with all of you.

I am a believer in the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” and I believe in surrounding my children with positive people, positive experiences and positive messages. I am a HUGE fan of DreamWorks Animation films. They promote really great life lessons that are understandable and relatable to children. In the first Kung Fu Panda movie, the lesson was about accepting people as they are and realizing your potential. The messages in Kung Fu Panda 2 are teamwork, friendship and overcoming adversity from your past to have a brighter future.

In the 2nd installment of the adventures of an adorable, larger-than-life, Kung Fu fighting panda, we go back to Po’s beginnings and find out why is has a goose for a father. My favorite part was seeing Po as an infant (audio played by Clare de Chenu’s son) and how Mr. Ping got to adopting him (and even more interesting-why Mr. Ping’s soup doesn’t’ have radishes).

In this movie Po has a new enemy, named Lord Shen who controls an evil wolf army. Lord Shen causes chaos and destruction in China and threatens to destroy Kung Fu with the “Kaboom of doom” a cannon that shoots fireballs made of fireworks. Without giving too much of the film away, I will finish by saying that this film is very action packed and would be great for the over 6 year old set (it is rated PG). There is also a tear jerking scene smack dab in the middle of the movie. Call me a sap, but I cried like a baby!

Kung Fu Panda 2 premiers May 27th in Read D)) 3D and Digital 3D in theaters nationwide. I highly suggest you go and enjoy this movie with your kids! You’ll laugh as much as they do!

For Po games and other fun stuff, head on over to: http://www.kungfupanda.com/

It’s giveaway time!

Last week we also received a fun package and opened it up to find this

The Kung Fo Po Wrestler, by Mattel has been fought over like you couldn’t imagine.

You can Twist him, Tackle him and Tumble with him. My son actually thinks he is in some kind of wrestling ring with him. It also makes sounds and “talks”. My kiddos get a kick every time he “talks” to them.

You can find Kung Fo Po Wrestler at major retailers.

Win a Kung Fu Po Wrestler for your kiddo.

Just leave a comment letting me know why you would want to win and you will be entered to win. Contest ends on June 4th at 11:59pm. Good luck!

What to do this Summer Series & Memorial Weekend Idea: Movies on the Beach

Credit: Newport Dunes

The summer unofficially kicks off this weekend and this idea is one that is perfect for summer weekends and of course Memorial weekend.

Newport Dunes, kicks off their Summer Movies on the beach tomorrow May 27th, with Despicable Me. Grab a blanket and head  over to experience movies by the water and under the stars. Movies start at sunset and play every Friday and Saturday from May 27th and end on August 27th.

Admission is Free but parking is $10 a car. It’s still a super affordable evening out with the family. Bring blankets, chairs and treats and have a wonderful night out with the kiddos.

For additional info head here.

Memorial Day Weekend Idea: UCR Pow Wow

Credit: UCR

Two more days until the weekend begins and it promises to be beautiful one!  If you are looking for something fun and a little different, this is definitely the even for your family.

UCR’s 30th Annual “Honoring Our Warriors” Inter-Tribal Pow Wow will be held May 27 & 28, at the UCR Sports Complex in Riverside at 1000 W. Blaine St., Riverside, CA, 92507. The Pow Wow  will take place on Friday, May 27th from 5-10 pm and on Saturday, May 28th from 10am-10pm.

This event is free and open to the public and a great introduction to  Native American culture. Traditional Native American dancers, drum groups, bird singers, and other artists will be present during this amazing cultural event. There will also be vendors selling food, handmade Native jewelry, Arts & Crafts, and other merchandise.

For additional info, head here.