Monday, October 27, 2008

How did they do that?

I think as we get older we forget the joy in just learning how things work. I'm always amazed at Connor's fascination with the smallest things, ants, a blade of grass, the inside workings of my remote.. uhh. It seems like his little mind just cannot get enough of how, why, where.. things I take for granted are wondrous to him. I'm a bit jealous actually think how amazing it must be to be, well, so amazed about life.

Every boy at some point, and even some girls, get obsessed with vehicles especially cars. I think its something ingrained in their DNA as Connor would push a car around at six months old and say vrrrrmmm before he ever even saw anyone do it. Just seeing a tractor sends him into fits of excitement he wants to touch them, sit on them, and check out every little button. Mind you the kid has not seen a tractor in action since he was three months old so how does he know he even likes them? Your guess is as good as mine but I'll go back to my boy DNA theory.

A new DVD series called How'd They Build That follows boy's favorite things, vehicles, through the creation process.

The first DVD we watched, BIG TRUCK shows a Semi Truck being built from the ground up with tons of mechanical robots, sparks flying everywhere while they are welding the parts, and of course a close up and personal look at the inner workings of a Semi from the driver's point of view. I have to say I wasn't so overly excited about the building part, however Connor LOVED every second of it, but I did love to see the inside of the Semi. I always wonder a little what its like inside of one.

The second DVD FIRE TRUCK was my favorite of the two as it follows a Fire Truck as its created in Wisconsin. Seeing as most Fire Trucks are custom made this is a much more man operated business and you get to see alot of people working hard making the trucks. As Connor's dad is in public service as well its nice to see a little more about the Fire Trucks themselves as well as how it works and where all the firemen sit!

Both How'd They Build That - Fire Truck and Big Truck will be available right now on DVD. You can head on over to Amazon and pick up your copy right now.

I have five of both the Fire Truck and Big Truck DVDs to give away to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Fire Truck and Big Truck and tell us which DVD you'd most like to win if you won!!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Nov 30th at midnight!

130 Comments:

Anonymous said...

My 5 year old and 2 year old sons, love trucks, especially fire trucks! for that matter, so does my 4 year old daughter. I am sure they would thoroughly enjoy seeing how they are made!
Kendra Wiley
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Renee said...

My 4 year old would love the fire truck one!

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Jenn S. said...

Touch choice! My son would love them both. If I have to pick one, I will go with the Firetrucks.

Jesica said...

My 4 y/o son would love both of these, but he would probably ask for the Fire Truck first. He looooves firetrucks

Kristie said...

With my husband being a firefighter, we would love the Fire Truck DVD!

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Sandy said...

either one mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Sandy said...

either one mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

VickeC said...

My 3 yr old grandson loves firetrucks,his daddy is a fireman,an he is going trick or treating as he calls it a firefighter,he would love this,thanks for the chance


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VickeC said...

I am a subscriber too,thanks

Diane Kidman said...

Oh, I know which we'd like here! Firetrucks. My son loves firetrucks and just got a new toy one yesterday. He's so fascinated with them, and I'd love him to see them in action. Besides, my uncle built firetrucks in Florida for years and it would be really fun to see what he was up to.

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reb said...

My son would love the firetruck one.

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jbubolz-miller said...

Firetrucks!! My son loves them!

jbubolz-miller said...

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abfantom said...

I would love to haveHow'd They Build That Big Truck DVD for my daughter.

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peg42 said...

I'm going to say the Fire Engine Dvd, but I know that my son would love either of these dvd's. Both are great. Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

lisagee said...

Big truck is my first pick.
Thanks for the chance.

agordon10 said...

fire truck

Brimful Curiosities said...

The firetruck DVD, especially as it has links to WI! We desperately need to stock up on some boy DVD's around here...swimming in the girly ones right now.

mverno said...

big truck

Karen said...

The firetruck DVD would be great for my son.

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Millie said...

Oh my sons would love either one!! My oldest would like the fire trucks and my youngest the truck one! lol Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

Alexia said...

I don't think my son would have a preference as he loves ALL big trucks (although I did see him giggling the other day at the fire trucks in our homecoming parade...it was the only thing that brought a smile to his face!) I think we'd love either one!

coriwestphal said...

My husband owns a crane so my son would love the Big Truck DVD. Thanks for the great contest!

chromiumman said...

we'd love the firetruck

dwhogan said...

Firet truck

Think about it said...

How'd They Build That Fire Truck DVD. would be great because we come from a long line of fire fighters so we love fire trucks

Michele said...

Definitely the Firetruck one as my grandfather was a fireman for years!!

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)
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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)
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gibson777 said...

BIG truck

drming said...

How'd They Build That Fire Truck DVD

Jennifer R said...

Oh my sons would love either one!! My pick would be the fire truck DVD. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

wigget said...

right now, both boys would be more interested in the fire truck

judybrittle said...

I think my grandson would love The Big Truck. He loves trucks. Thank you!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber
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stacitk@yahoo.com said...

I'd love the one about fire trucks since DH is a fire fighter. ~thanks!

Abby said...

Would love the fire truck dvd!

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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. My son really like fire trucks so I would pick that DVD. Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

MY GODSON WILL LOVE THOSE VIDEOS

Sunnyvale said...

The fire truck book

Sarah S said...

The truck would be great!!

okbarbie5 said...

The Big Truck would be wonderful!! My grandson loves trucks!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win it!

risanjax said...

My son would love the fire truck dvd.

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valerie2350 said...

both look good, but think I'd choose Big Truck.

Veronica said...

I have two sons and both of them adore fire trucks! Please count me in on this one ;)

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Tanya W. said...

Either one would fascinate my boys!

Deanne02 said...

My son loves trucks, so the big truck one would be my first pick!

Cjnedrow said...

The Firetruck DVD!
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Brooke said...

WOW! Either, but in a pinch I'd choose fire truck.

Anonymous said...

Cool! My twins are fascinated with firemen, fire trucks, fire helmets ... We would love this prize - thanks for the giveaway.
Kris Hickey
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Nad said...

My little boy would love the Big Truck DVD. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Both look great. I'm going to have to say Big Truck though.

Carrie
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stampedwithgrace said...

my little man would love both, but I'd pick the fire truck one :)

stampedwithgrace said...

your button's on my blog :)

DOODLEGIRL said...

How'd They Build That Big Truck DVD

Heather said...

That is a great idea! We love shows about how they build things, my kids would love the FIRE TRUCK!

Kelly said...

I can't decide. My boy likes big trucks AND fire trucks. Well probably the fire trucks, he gets excited when they go by!

Kelly said...

I blogged it! :)http://downinthecountrykelly.blogspot.com/2008/10/howd-they-build-that-giveaway.html

Amanda said...

Probably trucks - all my son wants to do is watch truck videos on YouTube.

kygirl said...

we would love the Fire Truck DVD!

Finamoon said...

I would love the Fire Truck one. My boys would enjoy it a whole lot!!

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Finamoon said...

I have subscribed.
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Keeling said...

My son would love the Fire Truck one!

RE said...

My little girl loves trucks, so I think the firetruck one would be great!

Kari said...

I know my 5 yr old would love either of these!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber

Anonymous said...

I'm sure my son would be happy to win either one, but if I have to choose it would be the fire truck DVD.
-Terra
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Jenna said...

I think the big truck one would be fun!

LINDALSHOT said...

How'd They Build That Big Truck but either would be great.

Mandy/Mommy Cracked said...

My husband drives a truck, so we'd choose Big Truck!

Smooshy said...

I'd love the big truck DVD!

Heather said...

WE would surely be happy with either one! my son loves anything on wheels! If i HAVE to choose one i would go with the Fire Truck DVD

Fangirl Jen said...

The Fire Trucks video sounds great.

Fangirl Jen said...

Your button is on my blog and I subscribe to your feed.

rosannepm said...

The big truck

Erica said...

We would like the fire truck DVD.

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Roaddog said...

I'd love the How'd they build that big truck

pipasmom said...

My son is just starting a serious truck obsession - especially garbage trucks and cement trucks, so I would choose the Big Trucks DVD. He would love it!
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Skywaywaver said...

I'd like Big Truck the most, more for my husband than the kids. :)
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- Marybeth I. said...

Fire Truck! My nephew would love this :)

- Marybeth I. said...

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justicecw said...

My son would love either one but if I have to choose I would go with the fire truck one! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber!
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Rebecca said...

The fire engine DVD would be a winner in our house.
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janetfaye said...

I would like to win Fire Truck.

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Landy said...

Firetruck

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Landy said...

I am a subscriber.

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fancyfeet48 said...

Definitely the Firetruck one

Melissa said...

My husband used to drive a semi, so we'd prefer How'd They Build That Big Truck DVD. Thanks for the contest!

Casey Becher said...

My son loves fire trucks, so I would have to pick that one.

Julie D said...

We would definitely like the fire trucks!

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

Anonymous said...

My 2 year old is obsessed with trucks. I've never seen someone so excited to see the garbage truck in my life haha.
Anyhow, if I won I'd have to pick the Big Truck DVD

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smythbr said...

How'd They Build That Fire Truck DVD

tami said...

no doubt at all- fire truck!!!!

tami said...

your button is on my thriftymama7 blog :)

twbellamy said...

The fire truck.

matty55 said...

how they built that FIRE TRUCK is my choice.

thanks

matty55 said...

fire truck please

Jennifer said...

we would really enjoy the fire truck dvd please! but we would take the big truck one too! i have 3 boys who love trucks!

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klp1965 said...

id love to win big truck for my son :)

ky2here said...

Bring on the big truck.

denyse said...

How'd They Build That Fire Truck DVD

bison61 said...

I think my grandson would enjoy the fire truck one

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princess210 said...

I would like the big truck one for my nephew. Thanks!

SeahorseLady said...

They both look great! My Godson loves firetrucks and would probably like that one the most.
Thanks for another nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

cigar666 said...

Fire engine

Ardy22 said...

Big Truck looks like a winner


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yellowlabs said...

We would like the fire truck DVD.

Elizabeth said...

We'd love the fire truck DVD.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Fire Truck!

Vanessa C.
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Stephanie Bruce said...

we would love firetrucks thanks so much

paula h said...

I think that my son would like the Big Truck one best.

DMarti2620 said...

My grandson loves fire trucks...so I would like to win the fire truck dvd!

walters123 said...

If I had to choose one, I would have to pick the firetruck, but either one would be good. Thanks.

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walters123 said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks again.

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soonergal11 said...

Thanks for the contest! Don't all kids just love trucks and especially firetrucks?!?!

soonergal11 said...

I'm a sunscriber!

purplepassion126 said...

How'd They Build That Fire Truck

robt6 said...

My favorite is the firetruck, enter me please.

Becca Ann said...

I would totally give Big Truck to my friends son!

Jinxy and Me said...

I would most like the How'd They Build That Fire Truck DVD.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm also subscribed to your feed in my Google reader!

arvard said...

My grandson loves firetrucks.

artmarcia said...

Either DVD would be great--first choice is probably the Fire Truck. the boys would love this one.

Gianna said...

My son would LOVE the Fire Truck DVD :)

donna444444 said...

My son would like the big truck.
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I put your button on my blog.
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