The St. Louis LEGO Wu-Cru Team Challenge

lego-wuAre you a fan of LEGO? How about LEGO Ninjago? It is time for the LEGO® NINJAGO™ Quest2NINJAGO™ WU-CRU Team Challenge! See large scale LEGO models of Master Wu and Lloyd standing at 80″ and 62″ tall! Show off your skills in the four challenge areas, Fire, Lightning, Energy and Earth, while competing in eight physical and mental challenges with your team to show off your physical and mental “ninja” skills. These challenges include mazes, puzzles, and a building challenge.

If only my kids were just a little bit older, then maybe they could show off their skills and participate in a highly visual and interactive obstacle-course this Saturday and Sunday (July 30th and 31st) here in St. Louis!

The competition course, anchored by large-scale LEGO brick models of two popular NINJAGO characters (Master Wu and Lloyd), invites children ages 7-12 in teams of two to compete in eight timed physical and mental challenges. The top team from St. Louis will be sent on an all-inclusive trip to LEGOLAND® California Resort to compete in the Finale!

WHERE: St. Louis Toys ”R” Us Parking Lot (6926 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63129)
WHEN: July 30 & 31, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The event is FREE, but participants are highly encouraged to pre-register in advance on the Quest2NINJAGO tour website at


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A Toothbrush Review?

IMG_5485 Yes a toothbrush review. Why? Well I will tell you why, because your teeth are important and keeping them clean is a part of that importance. So when True Company contacted me asking if I would like to review one of their products I couldn’t agree fast enough.

They sent over a Mirai sonic care toothbrush for me to try out, review, and to see if it lived up to its hype. I’m not going to beat around the bush with a lengthy review of pros and cons of manual versus electronic dental care just to tell you if this toothbrush is any good at the end of this post. I’ll tell you now. It is just as cool as it claims it is.

Like most of the time when I see something too good to be true, I was skeptical about the Mirai toothbrush. I have used an electronic toothbrush in the past and to be honest I wasn’t thrilled. I have always liked my old school manual brush. So even the idea kind of put me off. But I figured why not. This is some state of the art stuff, so I gave it a go. After reading through the instructions I had a good idea of how the brush worked. You can use it like a regular electronic toothbrush but you could also use it to your advantage. Honestly, how often do you time yourself when you brush your teeth? One morning maybe it’s two minutes and another it’s only 90 seconds. The Mirai does a great job at helping you keep time. It will even let you know at specific intervals when to switch to a different area in your mouth. That’s pretty cool.

IMG_5481You can also increase or decrease the speed in which the brush vibrates. This is helpful if you have sensitive teeth or really need to get in there and give them a good scrubbing. The head of the brush is easy to remove and replace if necessary (once a year recommended) and made out of an innovative silicon so no bacteria will stick around! Charging is also very simple. You can use one of your cell phone usb outlets with the included usb charging cable.

After just a few days of use I am extremely happy with the Mirai toothbrush. It has given my mouth a new clean feeling. My trusty old manual toothbrush will still be around as a backup, but the Mirai is definitely my new go to brush.

So now that you have read about just how great this toothbrush is I have got a special offer only available for my St. Louis Dad readers. Subscribe and be sure to include your real email address. Once you subscribe, visit this link for an amazing offer from True Company and St. Louis Dad!

St. Louis Dad was provided a Mirai sonic care toothbrush in exchange for an honest review. Visit to learn more about their variety of products!

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Bull Shoals Vacation 2016

The last few years I have put together several videos highlighting our Bull Shoals vacation. This year I switched it up and just made one ten minute video. I also used some slow motion effects this time around which added some extra coolness to the video. I won’t keep you reading so go ahead and get to watching our awesome Bull Shoals vacation video!

Want to see some bonus footage? Check out this video of the storm that rolled through while we were hanging out on the dock!

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Day 4 of Our Bull Shoals Vacation

Today is the last day of our vacation. We go home tomorrow bright and early, but at least we have today. After a little breakfast we got ourselves ready and headed on down for a day on the dock. The swim dock is pretty cool. There’s a nice bench for sitting, plenty of room for even more chairs and a bunch of people.

The day started out nice and sunny. Upon arriving on the dock there was a nice little nacho bar setup for us to indulge in. After a plate or two of nachos we did some swimming while [...] Continue Reading…

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