Sweet Suite 2014

The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite was part party and part connecting with brands.  I found some old favorites including Faber Castell and Tomy and new discoveries such as Kurio, Fashion Angels, USAopoly, Thames and Kosmos, Hexbugs (did you know they had big robots too?), Skylanders and Disney Infinity among others.

As a child, my father used to go to Germany for conferences and I remember him bringing me back really special art supplies because I loved to draw and paint.  Faber Castell pencils, were like a treasure from a far away place.  Now that I have little artists of my own, I treat them to the same amazing art supplies, but luckily I can now find them without flying overseas.

As I mentioned in my overview of Blogger Bash, one of my goals was to learn more about the video games that my children are so enamoured with.  When we stop in at the Microsoft Store and they play Disney Infinity I try to understand how to play, but I never quite have the time to get into it.  In preparation for Blogger Bash, I tried to learn about Skylanders Trap Team too, but until I stood with the game in front of me and some of the best “guides” to the games it didn’t quite click.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about the whole world of video games that just opened up for me after the right kind of introduction in the right kind of setting.

As soon as I find some time… who am I kidding…I look forward to making time to play some video games this year with my son and my daughter.  We live in a digital age, and it’s time for me to play that way with my children too (at least some of the time. )

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