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Review: Plasma Bike

Eva on the PlasmaBike

Back in December I was sent one of these Plasma Bikes by PlaSmart to try out and review. It took a while what with the weather and all to be able to try it out and let you know my opinion of the toy. Here is my take on it.

I was immediately taken with the design of the Plasma Bike. With the wide tires and the big holes through the wheels it is a funky looking bike. It is also super light weight (under 7lbs) and has a carry handle built right into the design. A nice wide seat and a little “beep, beep” horn on the handlebars round out the bike. It is also fun to ride.

Eva is a bit too big for the bike but she still manages to get on it and ride around a bit. Andrew is a bit too small for it but he still manages to get himself on and push around a bit as well. We recently had a group of Eva’s friends come over and one of the people who came had a 3 year old son. He was the perfect size for this bike and he spent almost the entire time tooling around on it all over the back patio.

I made this an outdoor toy because the tires are plastic and I didn’t want anything getting picked up and stuck to the tires and scratch up the floors. The Plasma Bike makes a great outdoor toy because it is plastic and it can handle being left out in the rain overnight. Just hose it off and it is ready to go once the sun comes back out.

The Plasma Bike is so simple and intuitive for kids. They are drawn right to it and quickly hop on to race around. I know that this is something that Andrew will grow into and enjoy using very much as he does.

Get a Jump on Father’s Day with #KmartOutdoor

Enjoying a pre-Father's Day Patio Party thanks to #KmartOutdoor
Enjoying a backyard cookout with our friends to break in the new Patio Set.

Today we had a pre-Father’s Day party on our brand new patio set that we got from Kmart. We invited our friends Greg and Adrienne over along with their kids for a cook out. We’re all part of the same CSA (Community Sourced Agriculture) and we even had some of our most recent crops with dinner. The kids enjoyed hot dogs and the adults had some Johnsonville Chorizo patties along with fresh pineapple and guacamole. After dinner we enjoyed a delicious berry crumble that Adrienne made. It was the perfect way to break in the new set.

The Table and Chairs in their new location
The new Patio Set its new location.

Father’s Day has typically been a day for us to enjoy a BBQ with Dad. We sometimes do breakfast and in the past we’ve done a kayak trip, a trip to the Cape to make sand angels, a trip to Mystic to go to the Aquarium and on my first Father’s Day I had gone to Hot Air Balloon Festival. Now I work weekend nights so I sleep all of Father’s day away (a dream of many dads, LOL). However, this coming Father’s Day we’re taking a Boston Harbor Cruise on the Spirit of Boston and that should be memorable.

We are going to get a lot of use out of this patio set. Most of the summer we eat outside on a nightly basis. We’ll have friends and family over for cookouts. I look forward to many backyard cookouts with this patio set, having my own Dad over so he can enjoy the kids. Allison and her friend Kelly are doing a Backyard Books and Bags Bash, a co-branded party to sell Barefoot Books and 31 Gifts. This new Set is going to get some use. But first I had to build it. Continue reading Get a Jump on Father’s Day with #KmartOutdoor