A Retro Kind of Weekend

As a kid who grew up in the 80s, I am very familiar with old school video games. I pretty much lived and breathed Mario Brothers, Q*Bert, Pacman, and other familiar gaming friends from the days. This weekend, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph opened and all of the boys and I are excited to finally see this movie.

Wreck-It Ralph - Copyright Disney

I just know this is something that the kids, TechyDad, and I are going to love. It just seems like the type of movie that we can all enjoy together and talk about after. Who knows maybe later we will even pull out some of the old video games to let them see what we grew up playing.

These are not the only memories that have been flooding back this weekend. The iPad that I won during a Twitter party arrived and it was loaded with Sweet Pickles books. I spent so much time reading these books as a child and now JSL will be learning to read with them. Last night before bed, we sat together and let the book come alive before our eyes.

Sweet Pickles Reading on the iPad

Lots more about these coming soon. Now, I am off to enjoy the weekend with the boys. If you have seen Wreck-It Ralph, I would love to know what you thought. Oh and do you remember Sweet Pickles and their bus?

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  • Krista Swan says:

    I had COMPLETELY forgotten about Sweet Pickles books! What a flashback! I will have to look those up for the kids.

    We saw Wreck-It Ralph last week at a screening, and we all really liked it. Brian and I enjoyed the video arcade flashbacks, and the kids loved the characters and story. It’s a great movie – enjoy!
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  • I took my 6 year old son to see Wreck It Ralph this weekend. (He got all A’s on his gradecard. :) )

    It was a good movie. I love seeing Q*Bert, and he is a funny character in the movie. It was fun to see the “lives” of the video game characters in the different games and see the interactions. I recommend going to see it with the family.
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