Thursday, March 4, 2010

it rocks like BLOCKS with lots of socks

(That's supposed to be the Taco Bell commercial about the 5 Buck Box. Seth knows the entire thing (I'm so proud) - I obviously don't. But I thought it was a slightly better title than "Blocks Review and Giveaway". Did you catch the GIVEAWAY part? Make sure you make it to the end of this one.)

I was given the chance to review something from CSN Stores and chose the EduShape Educolor Toy Blocks. I've been wanting to get the boys blocks for a while now and loved how these looked. As soon as I pulled them out of the box, Cole said - no, exclaimed - "Wow Mom! Thanks!! You're the most amazing, wonderful, awesome, best Mom!" (I may have added a few adjectives in there.)

We dumped them out and they got right to work on building things. They had so much fun, right from the start and it lasted a long time.

I love how they let their imaginations run wild. They would build something and then describe to me everything that was going on and then break it down and build something else (or copy something they remember seeing in a book).

I love the great variety of colors and shapes and they come in a great case.

I LOVE that they are foam. Trey can sit with the boys while playing and I don't have to worry about any towers falling over and hurting him. The foam is also very firm that Trey can put them in his mouth and not ruin them. Or on the very rare occasion that my boys argue while playing and a block goes flying, nobody will be hurt.

These are great blocks and we are all very happy with them. They already have given us many hours of fun and I'm sure there will be many more hours to come. I only wish I had another set or two, so their castles and cities could get huge and they wouldn't have to wait for the other to be done with pieces.

Now the exciting part, one of YOU will be able to win your very own set of these blocks! All you have to do is leave a comment. Yep, just one, single comment. And let me tell you, your odds are going to be pretty dang good. So if you're reading this, then leave a comment! Even if you think you have no need for blocks at this time in your life, you could win them for your future kids, your grandkids, your nieces or nephews, your neighbor, your husband... (Btw, don't feel bad leaving a comment on this one, even if you've never left a comment on another, I'm not easily offended.)

So there you have it. The giveaway will end on March 11th. Thanks to CSN Stores for providing the blocks for me to review and the set to giveaway.


Christie said...

Hmmm, I don't want to be the first to commment since #1 seems to never win things:). But I'd love to win! And before I forget to enter, I better just do it now! Thanks Dez! They look like great blocks!

Jenni said...

They do look fun! However I feel lame that I don't comment more often on your blog. ;) I tend an 8 month old, and these would be a fantastic toy that ALL the kids could play with, and hopefully no injuries/swallowing of toys would occur!

Curtiss & Ginger said...

YAHOO!! I hope I win!! Since I dont have kids yet they would make a GREAT gift! ;) Your boys really look like they are having soo much fun...maybe I would even love me some of those to play with! haha..but really, in all of those pics they look like they are having so much fun! So cute!

Vannessa said...

I love all of the pictures!! Good job Cole copying that picture from the book! Ah my little nephews are too big!!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

look at you all fancy and big time getting stores to ask you to review products! awesome!! crossing my fingers and toes that i win ;)


jlthomas said...

So fun! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Our Family said...

Who couldn't use some awesome blocks!

Tara Wengert Hendriksen said...

That's awesome Dez!! Now Ty can have his own set and bring them over to play with his cousins!! haha, well maybe in a few more months

Wehaf said...

My niece would have a blast with those!

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Amy said...

Ummm, I'm slow, but not too slow, I hope. :)