This year, the late Summer weather was perfect for a day of food, beverages, a bouncy house for the kids, and a DJ who played awesome Rock-n-Roll.
The family who lives in the house next to mine consists of Mommy, Daddy, a golden retriever who thinks she's a pony, and two youngsters ages eight and six. I enjoyed sitting, talking, and sharing iced tea with these two little ones (while they took a break from the bouncy house) who are more engaging conversationalists than some adults I know. Their topics on this day ranged from the Eagles' chances of a Super Bowl repeat, why the Phillies wouldn't make the playoffs this season, thoughts on their Mommy's new cake recipe, and DVDs watched on "Movie Night" after spending the previous weekend with Grandma and Grandpa.
Often, over the years, these adorable youngsters have yelled my name over the backyard fence to show me their school art work, new wardrobe purchases, or to fill me in on library storytime.
Listed below are the two DVD recommendations from Josh (age eight), and Andrea (age six). If you have little ones at home, you might want to check out these flicks.
The Secret Life of Pets
What do your pets do when you're not home? When their owners leave for the day, pets from the building gossip with their friends, satisfy their sweet tooths, and throw outrageous parties. But when a pampered terrier and his unruly new "roommate" from the pound get lost in the urban jungle of New York City, they must put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
Barnes & Noble:
Ten-year-old baseball fanatic Yankee Irving is always the last one picked for sandlot baseball games. But when Babe Ruth's prized bat is stolen during the 1932 World Series, Yankee steps up to the plate to help retrieve it for his beloved idol. He embarks on a wild cross-country journey that teaches him the stuff real heroes are made of, and along the way, Yankee learns the importance of perseverance and the true meaning of friendship.
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Have a great week, Everyone!
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