Games and Toys

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ratatouille Wins Best Animated Film At the 80th Academy

Ratatouille has won the Best animated Film at the 80th Academy Awards. Congratulations to the little guy. All the rats must be very proud. Ratatouille beat out Persepolis and Surf's Up.

Ratatouille is the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Grammy Award winning animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

The story is about Rémy (voiced by
Patton Oswalt), a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef, but negative feedback from his family and the prejudice of humans threaten to hinder his dreams. Remy the rat longs to exercise his talents as a gourmet chef and gets the chance when he finds himself in a famous Parisian restaurant after becoming separated from his family during an escape through the sewers. Rémy does his best to live the life of a gourmet.

When his secret improvements to the restaurant's food are mistakenly attributed to Linguini, the garbage boy, the two team up to form an unlikely culinary partnership that will benefit them both. Rémy meets yet another obstacle in the form of a famous as well as antagonistic food critic named Anton Ego, "The Grim Eater."

The film was the eighth movie produced by Pixar, and was directed by
Brad Bird,

The title is a
pun on the French peasant dish ratatouille.

"Ratatouille" Pre-made Frame

24 x 36 inches
Pre-made Frame

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Movie:Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

If you were one of the thousands of fans who got to see Miley Cyrus on tour for her “Best of Both Worlds” show, here’s your opportunity to relive the memories. And if you didn’t get a ticket the first time around, here’s your chance to see the concert.

The concert/docu film,Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, gave Hannah Montana fans an opportunity to relive the memories of the "Best of Both Worlds" tour. This is also a great treat for those who did not get the chance to see the show live because the tour usually sold out within hours of going public. The Walt Disney Picture was presented in Disney Digital 3-D. It was released in the U.S. and Canada originally for one week, February 1-7, 2008, with releases in other countries later on. The film was rated G by the MPAA.

The Movie will be released in the United Kingdom on March 14, 2008 and in Australia and Chile on March 20, 2008.

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Movie poster for the Hannah Montana Meet Miley Cyrus tour movie.

The Movie is about Miley Ray Cyrus on her Best of Both Worlds Tour as Hannah Montana, with film clips taken from her performance in Salt Lake City, Utah. Behind-the-scenes clips are shown also, showing the conversion from Hannah Montana to Miley Cyrus backstage, and the atmosphere of the production. It is noted that there's no connection with the television series since this is a concert combined with documentary elements.

The Movie stars:
  • Miley Cyrus as Herself / Hannah Montana
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Kenny Ortega
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
Critics gave the movie favorable reviews. The 3D movie brought in $8,651,758 on its opening day, and continued on to gross $31,117,834 at the end of the weekend. This made it the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film released in under 1000 screens. The movie is not only the highest-grossing 3D movie 3-Day release, its also the highest-grossing concert movie and highest opening weekend during Super Bowl Weekend. The following Monday, it pulled in $3,253,205. The film ranks second only behind Borat.

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Miley Ray Cyrus Brings A little Joy To Sick Youngsters

On January 6th Miley visited the Children’s National Medical Centert before her concert in Washington D.c. The teen pop star paid a visit to the Georgetown University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital as part of the Tracy’s Kids charity.

Cyrus who recently had her name legally change to Miley Ray Cyrus met with approximately 100 parents and their children and posed for oodles of pictures and signed autographs for all the sick youngsters. She really did put a smile on their faces and made them forget their the pain for a moment.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Name is Miley Ray Cyrus!

Miley Cyrus who plays Disney's Hannah Montana is now legally Miley Ray Cyrus in honor of her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus, born Destiny Hope Cyrus, adopted her childhood nickname "Miley", short for "Smiley" as her stage name.

I personally think she should keep the Destiny Hope making a full name Miley Ray Destiny Hope Cyrus with the short version being Miley Ray Cyrus. Most people never really know that people have other names unless if you're a celebrity. I think children should be allowed to choose their names while keeping their original birth names. I like Miley Ray Destiny Hope Cyrus. It sounds complete and right.

Enjoy Miley Cyrus' "See You Again"

Fashion Forward Miley Cyrus Plus Starting All Over Music Video

February 8,2008: Miley Cyrus at Verizon Wireless and People Magazine’s party to honor Timbaland looking like the Fashion Diva of the century. Way to go Miley!

Here is the music video "Starting All Over" from the album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus At The Grammy Awards

Miley Cyrus looking pretty and confident at the 50th Grammy Awards. She presented the award for Best New Artist along with Cyndi Lauper to Amy Winehouse. It was certainly a night she hopes to repeat for many years to come when she will certainly be a nominee.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Manning Brothers Oreo Double Stuff Racing

Eli Manning - New York Giants quarterback
2008 Super Bowl Champion

Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colt quarterback
2007 Super Bowl Champion

Sports Illustrated For Kids

Eli And Payton Manning Photograph
Eli And Payton Manning
20 x 24 inches
Fine Art Photograph

Sports Illustrated For Kids

Manning Brothers Oreo Commercial

2008 SuperBowl Champion: The New York Giants

The New York Giants are the 2008 Super Bowl Champions. They defeated the New England Patriots 17-14. Lookout for Eli Manning at Disney World, the place where champions go.

Sport Illustrated Kids

NFC Champions- New York Giants Poster
New York Giants 2008 Super Bowl Champions
24 x 36 inches
Wall Poster

"Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA" Photographic Print
Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA
Angelo Cavalli
24 x 18 inches
Photographic Print

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Eli Manning's First Super Bowl

Eli Manning, New York Giants' quarterback will lead his team to the 42nd
Super Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 3, 2008. The New England Patriots willing be waiting eagerly on the other side.

This is the second consecutive Super Bowl where a Manning quarterback has lead his team to the Super Bowl. Last year, Eli's older brother, Peyton Manning and Indianapolis Colts successfully challenged and won the 41st Super Bowl. Eli will continue his family legacy of being great football players this Super Bowl Sunday. His father and all his brothers have played in this great sport.

Sport Illustrated Kids

"Eli Manning" Photograph

Eli Manning
20 x 24 inches
Fine Art Photograph

Sport Illustrated Kids

New York Giants:Super Bowl Underdog

Sport Illustrated Kids

The New York Giants, against all odds, will Sunday try to upset the Undefeated New England Patriots in the 42nd Super Bowl games on Sunday, February 3, 2008. The are the Underdogs going into Super Bowl XLII.

Super Bowl Sunday has become a national past times in the United States second only Thanksgivings when it comes to the comsumption of food. Everyone will be having their own Super Bowl party where people watch the game, make predictions and munch down large quantities of appetizers, snacks and their favorite liquid refreshment.

The Giants are led by quarterback Eli Manning.
Good Luck to the Giants and sweet dreams!

Sport Illustrated Kids
"NFC Champions- New York Giants" Poster

24 x 36 inches
Wall Poster

Sport Illustrated Kids

"Sweet Dreams" Print
Sweet Dreams
Sekai Bunka
36 x 12 inches
Fine Art Print

Super Bowl Appetizers Kids Love

Enjoy these great recipes during Super bowl or anytime you want a quick yet tasty treat. These are simple quick and tend to disappear quite quickly.

Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
February 3, 2008 - University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Arizona

Sport Illustrated Kids

AFC Champions- New England Patriots Poster
24 x 36 inches
Wall Poster

Quick Snack Pizzas
12 baked whole wheat crackers
1/4 cup pizza sauce
6 (3/4-ounce each) slices American cheese, quartered
12 thin slices deli pepperoni
  1. Place crackers on microwave-safe plate. Top each cracker with 1 teaspoonful pizza sauce, 2 quarters cheese and 1 slice pepperoni.
  2. Microwave on HIGH just until cheese begins to melt (30 to 45 seconds).

Makes 12 appetizers.

Oven Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare snacks as directed above. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or just until cheese begins to melt.

NFC Champions- New York Giants Poster

24 x 36 inches
Wall Poster
Cheese Sticks
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons ice water
  1. Preheat oven to 400*F (205*C).
  2. Combine all ingredients,except water, with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and mixing will.
  3. Form into strips with a cookie press. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Makes about 28.

Erwin Nielsen Assortment of Pizzas Photographic Print

Assortment of Pizzas
Erwin Nielsen
56 x 42 inches
Photographic Print
Pizza Fondue
8 ounces (about 1/2 pound) lean ground beef OR Italian sausage*
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups pizza sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup (about 4-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. For dipping: Breadsticks and cubes of crusty French or Italian bread
  2. Cook beef and garlic in large saucepan over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain off fat. Stir in pizza sauce and spices. Cook over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Combine cheese and stir into meat mixture until melted. Transfer into large serving dish and serve immediately with bread.

Makes 16 servings.

*Note: Can also be prepared without meat for vegetarian dish.

Blizzard Party Mix
2 cups oven-toasted cereal squares
2 cups small pretzel twists
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup (about 20) coarsely chopped caramels
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  1. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine cereal, pretzels, peanuts and caramels in large bowl.
  3. Microwave morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly.
  4. Spread mixture into prepared baking pan; let stand for 20 to 30 minutes or until firm. Break into bite-size pieces.

Makes 8 servings.

Sport Illustrated Kids

Tom Brady: Patriot's got an Angel in the End Zone

Tom Brady is maybe heading towards being the best quarterback of all time. He has lead the New England Patriots through a flawless winning season and his hoping to bring home football's highest prize and wrapping up the Patriots perfect run. He is certainly a role model for Kids who want to excel not only in sports but in whatever they do. He takes his job seriously and is working on becoming the best in his field.

So, Godspeed to New EnglandPatriots and Tom Brady as he takes on the New York Giants on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the 42nd Super Bowl games.

There is certainly an angel in the end zone when it come to the New England Patriots.

Sports Illustrated For Kids

"Tom Brady" Photograph
Tom Brady
20 x 24 inches
Fine Art Photograph

Sports Illustrated For Kids

Sports Illustrated For Kids: New England Patriots Super Bowl Rumble

Super Bowl XLII (42) is on Sunday February3,2008 at 6:17 PM ET - University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ.

It is going to be quite an exciting matchup as the New York Giants, the Cinderella in this story, attempts to upset the New England Patriots. But the Patriots are determined to take their perfect winning streak all the way to the honeymoon. Wow, all the kids at 123 Kids of the world are set for a major Super Bowl party. Let the rumble begin.

Sports Illustrated For Kids

"AFC Champions- New England Patriots" Poster

24 x 36 inches
Wall Poster

Sports Illustrated For Kids

One Hundred Chickens and a Worm

Count Your Chickens, Name them One by One
And I am sure it will surprise you
How much you have done.

Try Making up a story to go with the picture and tell to your kids at bedtime or anytime you read to them. Make up names for as many character as you like. * you don't have to do all 100, just choose the ones you prefer. Your kids will get a kick out of your story and you can encourage their creative processes by having them tell their own version of the story. Click on the detail link below to zoom in

"One Hundred Chickens and a Worm" Print
One Hundred Chickens and a Worm

Kevin Whitlark
28 x 40 inches
Fine Art Print

If you find the worm please let me know. Although I think one of the chickens ate him already. Don't tell the kids.

Quick Meals: Creamy Broccoli Chicken

Easy dinner recipes that you and your family can enjoy any day of the week. This recipe is perfect for the busy Mom and Dad who want to spend more time bonding with their kids instead of slaving away in the kitchen. Perfect for Bachelors and Bachelorettes. A healthy time saving recipe that will have your kids licking their lips and asking for more. No more song and dance to get your kids to eat their vegetables although a good party makes food more fun.

Creamy Broccoli Chicken

1 can cream of broccoli soup

4 boneless chicken breasts

1 cup of milk

½ bag frozen broccoli

Place the chicken in the crock pot and cover with frozen veggies, soup, and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook on low about 8 hours or high 4-6 hours. Serve this chicken over rice.

"Party Dip" Print

Party Dip
Greg Brown
24 x 18 inches
Fine Art Print

Want more easy dinner recipes for fast meals try the MunchkinMenus 'n More cookbook.


The MunchkinMenus 'n More cookbook has over 100 recipes making it an incredible cookbook for parents! From salads to desserts & everything in between, this cookbook offers exceptional easy dinner recipes for parents with kid-approved recipes your whole family will love! MunchkinMenus 'n More is the perfect addition to your kitchen and offers your family a wide variety of foods in every food group.