Wordless Wednesday: Blogger Meet and Greet with Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotter Slick with us at the Barclays Center to kick off "You Write the Rules 2013 World Tour"

At a recent Blogger Meet & Greet at the newly opened Barclays Center here in Brooklyn, we had the chance to quickly catch up with Harlem Globetrotter Slick. At 6’6″, Little Miss couldn’t keep her eyes of his larger than life hand :)

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony to Appear at Rookie USA Grand Opening

Have you been looking to get your hands on the new Air Jordan 9 Retro sneakers? Or maybe you want to grab a tee from the Melo line for kids? This  Friday, October 12 is the perfect time to come by Rookie USA on New York’s Upper West Side to get your sporty kids’ fashion brands as well as meet the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony in person.

If you haven’t yet seen inside this newest hot spot for kids clothing and accessories, you can see a sneak peek of Rookie USA from my previous write up.

What to Expect on Grand Opening Day

  • Giveaways, raffles and other prizes all day long.
  • Virtual games
  • Live DJ
  • Jordan Retro 4, 6, 7’s

Carmelo Anthony will be in store from 5:30-6:30PM and with any Melo/Jordan purchases of the day will receive a wristband to meet Carmelo Anthony. So make your way to Rookie USA at 808 Columbus Avenue (corner of 99th Street) this Friday!

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Great Wolf Lodge Poconos : A Children’s Book Come to Life #HuffPuffBAM

My passport to fun for the weekend

Whenever I hear of Great Wolf Lodge (GWL), I only hear good things – the Waterpark, the Wolves and Storytime are often what is most talked about with great smiles.

What struck me as soon as I walked in was the atmosphere – like a children’s book come to life.

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween at Great Wolf Lodge, Pocono Mountains

Beautiful harvest and halloween scarecrows and pumpkins decorate the large grassy area outside Great Wolf Lodge in the Pocono Mountais, PA. This was such an AMAZING trip! Watch for my review coming soon!

Making Birthdays About Giving not Just Receiving

Mr P turned 5 this past week and it was an exciting time for our entire family. This little boy has been talking about his birthday and Christmas since Christmas 2011. The thought of cake, icing and toys has most little children buzzing. It has been a big year for him with all the moving, starting at a new preschool and just recently new kindergarten and going from being an only child to a big brother.He’s taken it all in stride and Mr BAM and I had to keep our urge under control to spoil him rotten for being so wonderful and accepting of all the change along the way. Normally his birthdays are pretty moderate affair, for instance this year their was no school on his birthday (no school on Yom Kippur in New York) so it was hard to organize a party while others were fasting.

It’s never too early to introduce the concept of being thankful to a child, so though Mr P got all the regular birthday trimmings – including a Toy Story cake! I also tried to share some concepts with him to make his birthday not just about receiving, but also about giving and being thankful.

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