By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Breakfast with my Girl

    On this last day of April vacation I spent the day with Eva. Andrew was in a day long camp at Karate and he was excited to be able to stay there for the day. I think this was really good for him to experience this. He had been looking forward to this for a long time. He ended up having an excellent day.

    I took Eva to Morin’s for breakfast and she loved it. I enjoyed having a great time chatting with her. She was so excited for the day because we were going to watch The Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 today. She has learned a lot about comic books and because she loved Thor Ragnarok so much she is interested in reading Thor comics. I’m excited that she has more interest in reading comics.

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  • Avengers Infinity War 300 Dollar Prize Pack Giveaway

    The biggest movie of 2018 has been built upon ten years of Marvel Cinematic Universe history. From the very first Iron Man movie everything has been leading to Infinity War and things will never be the same! During those years I had the unique privilege to not only see every single movie but to attend four of them in incredibly special ways. The first Marvel movie that I saw outside of the norm was the first Guardians of the Galaxy. This was the first time I was able to meet and interview the stars of a movie and also get special insight from the director of the movie. After that I was able to interview the casts of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok. So, finally seeing all these characters together in one movie is a dream. I wanted to do something special and so I teamed up with the Hopping Bloggers to participate in their huge Avengers: Infinity War Giveaway. There are some great things in the prize pack and there are affiliate links out to Amazon.com that you can use to pick up anything you might need to celebrate this movie in your own way.

    Avengers: Infinity War is probably the highest anticipated film of 2018! Marvel fans have been waiting years for this movie to hit theaters, and now the time has almost come! Avengers: Infinity War comes out April 27th and to help celebrate this release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers an Avengers: Infinity War prize pack worth over $300 that everyone will want to win!

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  • Automoblox Minis Creations

    We received the Automoblox® Mini X10 Timber Pack and Chaos and HR5 Scorch 2-Pack for free from PlayMonster to play with and review. Andrew loved these cars and he was so happy to do this review.

    Both Andrew and I love cars. I love to ride in them, he loves to drive them. We also love to play with them. We’ve plyed with all kinds of toy cars but we’ve never had the chance to check out Automoblox before today. We received two packages of the new Automoblox® minis from PlayMonster. Many of the new designs for these toys were revealed at this past Toy Fair. I was unable to attend but am glad to get our hands on them for use in our home.

    This time around I had Andrew play with them to his hearts content prior to any sort of video. When the time came to make the video below he had had so much playtime with them that he could speak to them much better than an on the spot unboxing. He’s learning how to do these reviews with me. I’m learning how to give him his own space to talk about things in his way.

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  • Riding Bikes

    Today the kids got new bikes. Actually I picked them up last week at Walmart. I had been waiting and watching the sales at Toys R Us in hopes of picking up some cheap but you know what, the prices there were terrible. At Walmart I picked up a Mongoose bike for Andrew and a Genesis bike for Eva. Both bikes were under $80 which is a price that Toys R Us couldn’t touch. Not with all their markups and not really a sale, sales.

    The bikes have been in the garage and this past Sunday we had a babysitter at the house and we forgot to tell her not to let the kids in the garage. The kids wanted their swords to battle with and the babysitter and Eva went into the garage. Eva saw the bikes but to her credit she played dumb until we asked her about it today. She definitely did not tell her brother because he can’t keep a secret to save his life. He would have spilled the beans days ago.

    It was a nice day so we took the bikes over to Capron Park to get the kids going on the bikes. Andrew picked it up quickly which was a bit frustrating to Eva. We should have started with her years ago. She tried and tried all morning and with some prodding, encouragement and challenge she began to get it. By the time we got home she was asking when we could ride again.

    While Andrew picked up riding much quicker than Eva he also fell about 8 times. The last time was right before this photo. He has a big scrape on his nose and it is all red tonight. That last one made him cry like crazy but the great thing is that he kept on going, he got back on his bike, which he named Bullseye and then renamed Comet. read more!

  • Marvel Future Fight

    I am a big fan of the Marvel game Marvel Future Fight. What has been great about this game is that you can play as so many different Marvel characters and each time that there is a new Marvel movie there is a fun update. It might be an update to new uniforms or a new way of battling. But, no matter what, it has been fun. I just learned that on April 24th there will be a new update to the game that will let you fight legendary battles in three iconic environments: Titan, Sanctum Sanctorum and Wakanda. The first wave of a two-part update debuts with new film-inspired costumes, including Thanos, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Corvus Glaive, Winter Soldier, Proxima Midnight and Groot. This sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to get more of the characters and their uniforms.

    Marvel Future Fight is not the only game out there. There are many apps from Marvel and each is getting their own Infinity War update. Check this out.

    • Marvel Contest of Champions: April 19 – Players join Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and Spider-Man’s Tom Holland for a Champion Challenge. April 25 – Four new events surface, including the “Infinity Nightmare” story quest, a daily “Infinity Trials” quest, a solo challenge, titled “Vanquishing Blows” and “Infinity Dungeons”, featuring social co-op quests. New characters launching include Proxima Midnight (available now), Corvus Glaive (April 26), as well as Captain America (Infinity War) and Iron Man (Infinity War) coming in May.
    • Marvel Puzzle Quest: April 19 – In-game event begins. April 24 – New supports become available, including Children of Thanos and Infinity Stones. New characters include Captain America (April 19), Black Widow (May 3), Okoye (May 17) and Spider-Man (Iron Spider) on May 31.
    • MARVEL Strike Force: New Avengers: Infinity War characters assemble, including Thanos, Vision, Star-Lord, Loki and Doctor Strange.
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Event content coming soon with a new level and Avengers: Infinity War characters
    • Marvel Avengers Academy: April 26 – The in-game event goes live, featuring Scarlet Witch, Thanos, Killmonger, Cosmic Ghost Rider, and Thane (son of Thanos).
    • MARVEL Spider-Man Unlimited: April 25 – Updates include new film-inspired characters: Spider-Man (Iron Spider), Thanos (Boss Battle).