Seven-year-old Landon Browne contemplated being a zombie or superhero for Halloween. Then he realized that he wanted to dress up as someone who has impacted his life – Dr. Jay Rubinstein, a Seattle surgeon who has been helping Landon hear since he was just nine months old. Landon was born deaf and Dr. Rubinstein has been working hard these past seven years to improve his hearing.
Photo by: KomoNews.com
This Thoughtful Thursday we praise both Landon and Dr. Rubinstein for the efforts they have made toward helping people hear, in more ways than one.
Ah, there is a gigantic spider hanging around the Step2 HQ!
This spider was created using the Step2 Ladybug Sandbox, which was discontinued in 2010. Krylon Fusion paint was used to make the sandbox black. Holes were drilled into both sides of the sandbox to place the spider’s legs into the body. The legs are made out of PVC pipes wrapped in Styrofoam. In addition to wrapping the PVC pipes in Styrofoam, black duck tape was used to keep the pipes and Styrofoam together. Talk about a spooky decoration!
**Disclaimer: The Step2 Company LLC does not promote or condone the use of our products in ways other than the original intent. This blog was solely written for the purpose to encourage creativity during Halloween.
Running a race (and making it to the finish line) is a huge accomplishment, especially for brothers Tobias and Titus. 10-year-old Tobias wrote a letter to News9 in Oklahoma City asking if he could borrow a jogging stroller to push Titus, his 11-year-old brother with cerebral palsy, in an upcoming 5k race. Since their mom wasn’t able to afford this type of stroller, ABLE Tech, a statewide program funded by federal grants that provides assisting technology to individuals with disabilities, graciously gifted one to the brothers to use for this race and future races.
Photo by: Molly Sanders
Running the race together was a dream come true. This Thoughtful Thursday, we congratulate Tobias and Titus on completing their first race and making an effort to get out and play, no matter the circumstances.
Photo by: JMHS Foundation
Check out this video of Titus and Tobias before the big race:
At Step2, when it comes to our products, we like to provide consumers with as much information as possible about our playhouses, play kitchens, buggies and art desks & easels. The same is true for the multitude of kid’s wagons that we carry. With so many options to choose from, deciding on the right wagon for your child can be difficult. In order to make the decision easier, we have created two graphs, which showcase the different features included with each wagon. We hope this makes selecting the right wagon a breeze for you and your family!
*The following graphs only include wagons that are sold on Step2.com.
Being a superhero is a tough job. Good thing seven-year-old Alex Leloenoa was up for the challenge. Alex had his wish granted by the Make a Wish Foundation and the Anaheim Police Department to spend a day as Robin, Batman’s crime-fighting partner. Batman and Alex drove around Orange Country in the Batmobile and battled the Riddler and other dastardly villains in Buena Park.
Photo by: KTLA-TV
This Thoughtful Thursday, we are thankful for Alex and his strength to fight the evil villain, Leukemia, each and every day.