Happy Birthday 7-11 Free Slurpee Day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 Wednesday, July 11th, 7-Eleven celebrates their 85th birthday by giving away FREE SLURPEES from 11am to 7pm.  Look for special flavors being released this month:  Fanta Strawberry Banana and Lemon Creme Flavor (both sugar free).  7-Eleven expects to give away around 7 million free slurpees this year.
 How many will you get?

10 free Slurpees!
That's 71.1 ounces of Slurpee per person!
Only ONE Free Slurpee per 7-11
You must get a different flavor than the one before
(but may repeat flavors over the course of the event)
You must finish your Slurpee before we get to the next 7-11
And of course, obey all traffic laws!
And that leads us to
"Suck for your lives!"
Which you will find yourself yelling

as you chase other cars loads of kids
around town trying to get the last of
the FREE Slurpees cups
before they are all gone!
Join us to see how many
it takes to
Click to see previous
Free Slurpee Days
2010 and 2011
Epic FAIL! 
After waking up to a parade of ants in the kitchen and having an afternoon tea party with pest control and our contracter, there was no time to even stop at a 7-11 before I had to pick up baseball uniforms for 30 teams and be at the field to pass out uniforms AND coach our first scheduled game of the summer season.  The 7-11's around our house strictly stopped serving birthday slurpees at 7pm.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of scheduled fun! 
At least we got to participate in 2012's Summer Kick off in May!

Lego Star Wars That I Used To Know

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A month ago I found this note in the family room. "Do Not Touch.  Lego Stop Animation In Progress! Do Not Touch! Caution!  Keep Out!"  And since then Awsumb has turned our family room into a LEGO stop animation film studio. He was mostly spoofing stupid commercials and blowing things up.

If any of you would have stopped by my house recently it looked like a Star Wars Lego BOMB went off in the family room.  And I admit I was getting a little paranoid about the amount of Lego tubs that were being opened and sifted through.   (Note:  all other themes are still compartmentalized in their own plastic buckets… because if they mix, that would be bad!) 

Now that school is out and we have a break from baseball Awsumb has been living it up - 10 year old style!  This has included: bikes rides all over the neighborhood on his new bike, hours of wiffle ball in the street, swimming in the rain (because we are sick of waiting for the sun to come out in the northwest), tons of Xbox and recently watching ALL the Star Wars movies.  Twice!

Then last week everyone started sharing and resharing Teddie Films spoof of Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye.  At some point I realized the guy singing the Darth vocals was a guy I knew in high school.  Israel Curtis also did the music.  You can download on iTunes here.

I showed Awsumb this video and he was instantly obsessed.  Next thing ya know we were put to work helping him dig for specific pieces and minifigs.  We helped him a bit with the timing.  It's basic... but remember - He's 10!  We realized we could have worked on the video day and night and done so much more.  But we have to get out and enjoy what little bit of summer the northwest provides!
Star Wars That I Used to Know by Israel Curtis

Awsumb's Lego Stop Animation Video

No minifigs were harmed in making of this video