Sunday, July 30, 2017
CHOC Walk and Chick-fil-A are joining magical forces to give back as much as possible this CHOC Walk.
August is NOW the new CHOC Walk month this year.... have you registered? Get all the info in my last CHOC Walk post here.
We are always excited for the CHOC Walk opening ceremonies, walking through the Disneyland Resort and Parks and seeing all the others that are walking to support families at CHOC too.
Have you heard?
There’s a whole new reason to be excited about Wednesdays this August – CHOC Walk Wednesday at Chick-fil-A!!!
We LOVE LEGOLAND CA!
There are so may reasons we love to spend time at Legoland CA...
Legoland CA is an all age friendly theme park that we enjoy visiting multiple times a year. They have seasonal special events to look out for that are unique and different to see.
We have taken my 76yo father, special needs kiddos, a group of more than 11, girl scout troop, soccer team and ages from 2 up to visit and everyone has a great time.
With three parks to play in; Legoland CA, SeaLife Aquarium and Legoland Waterpark, we always have a full exciting day.
In the about 8 years we have been playing at Legoland CA, we have come up with some favorites and tips, hopefully they help your visit!
Legoland Tips & Favs:
Friday, July 28, 2017
Happy Summer Everyone!
Glad to see you have made it this far.... I know right!
We moms, working women, ladies... we have a lot going on. SUMMER starts out relaxed and just turns into a lot of on the go fun but exhausting play.
Here is a super fresh and body good giveaway from our awesome friends at Burke Williams ... they know they we all need to be pampered sometimes.
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They also know how important it is to take care of our bodies.
Let's celebrate the almost end of summer with a pat on the back... the kids have had fun, we have not lost any of them, we're more than half way there and we're still loving it but...we will need some pampering that is for sure!
Burke Williams is celebrating YOU! Thank you to BW for the reminder to treat your body and soul good!
Enter to win Buff (one of the most popular products in Burke Williams exclusive H2V skincare line) and a 3 Day Spa Pass (spa pass good for three trips to Burke Williams to use the amenities and receive 20% off services)!!
Buff is a fantastic exfoliant that's ideal for sun kissed summer skin and treating pores that may become clogged from outdoor activity. More info on Buff below, and images attached for your consideration.
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Buff ($45) is one of Burke Williams' best selling products.
It's a refining exfoliant with microdermabrasion crystals and cornmeal that provides even and complete exfoliation.
Great for teens, men and women, this is a fantastic product that could be an ideal (and affordable) gift for yourself or the special someone in your life.
Bentonite clay assists with detoxifying to maintain fresh looking and healthy skin.
All of Burke Williams H2V products are available for purchase in their online store too!
Enter below to win both Buff for the body and a 3 day spa pass below... Happy Summer,
CHOC Children’s Opens New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with All Private Rooms
Have you heard the news? CHOC, once again, has gone the extra mile to provide comfort with family care.
The new, 36-rooms on Level 4, are to improve outcomes, patient and family experience.
We have had many family members admitted to CHOC. My brother and sister in law spent months there in the NICU with my nephew who was born with stage 4 GBM tumor on his brain stem in 2007. I remember them sleeping in chairs, at the Ronald McDonald House, trading off nights and days and all of that to be close to my nephew George.
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Reading the news of this amazing effort to bring families even closer, never having to leave their kiddo, made me extremely happy in my heart!
Thank you CHOC for everything you do to keep improving everything from technologies used to expansion for family comfort. Thank YOU #chocchildrens !
Here are all the details of the bigger and better NICU!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Marvel Universe Live Is Awesome!
Our family loved the live show. My kiddos couldn't stop talking about it for days.
Matching shirts were put on and we were off on our Marvel Universe Live adventure.
Have you been? There is so much action and the story line is perfect for the show time.
I was surprised to see that my son was sitting and attending so amazingly. Being on the autism spectrum sometimes brings issues with surroundings and we had none!
I always suggest bringing headphones if your kiddo needs some sensory friendly help and always show a video of the event from on line so that your kiddo can also get a peek at the action.
There is a short yet perfect timing intermission for stretching, snacks and potty breaks.
Second half of the show was just as exciting as the first. Spiderman flying through the air, Thor using all his Hammer's might, pyrotechnics to create the level of excitement that all ages gets thrills over!
We definitely had some Family Favs!
Islands Burgers Best Dining Out Visit in a LONG TIME - Amazing Eats & Drinks Like Always Plus #Giveaway
Have you been to Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks Lately?
Aside from having the same great taste, I remember savoring when my mom and I would visit in the 90s, Islands has kept up with amazing service.
Happy 35 Year Anniversary Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks!
Yes I know it's always great to have good service while enjoying your tasty burger... well for special needs parents it really is a build up-to event.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
LYON AIR MUSEUM TO HOST “BIKES & BOMBERS” MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Grab your bikes for a ride out to the Lyon Air Museum!
For 6 years now the Lyon Air Museum has been hosting the "BIKES & BOMBERS" Motorcycle Show.
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Here are all the deets on the family friendly event:
Lyon Air Museum will host the 6th Annual “Bikes & Bombers” on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at John Wayne Airport.
The event includes free spectator viewing of motorcycles, a People’s Choice Motorcycle Show, complimentary coffee and donuts, a World War II veterans and military re-enactors meet and greet, and a scheduled flight by a vintage World War II T-6 Texan aircraft.
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
OC PARKS SUNSET CINEMA - 12 Free Movie Screenings @OCParks June 3 – August 18 #OCParks #OCSummerNights
OC PARKS PRESENTS SUNSET CINEMA
12 free movie screenings at OC Parks June 3 – August 18
Get the Family together or go out on a date night to our local OC Parks for some fun under the stars with a movie!
The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the first Sunset Cinema film series, featuring 12 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Salt Creek Beach, Mason Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Yorba Regional Park. Sunset Cinema will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 3 – August 18 around sunset.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Art, Décor, Inspiration... All things Queen Mary at the Art Deco Festival!
The Queen Mary’s 13th Annual Art Deco Festival Returns for a Weekend of Vintage Entertainment, Spectacular live music, dancing, drinks, parties, food, history, and more onboard The Queen Mary August 19 -20
Summer is NOT over yet! Give yourself one last local outing and enjoy some artistic entertainment too.
Hot off the press...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
OC PARKS PRESENTS THE ANNUAL 2017 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Do you love music, outdoors and fun as much as we do!?
What a better way to spend a summer evening that to get the family out to an OC Park summer Concert!
Here are all the deets on where you can go to sing, laugh, listen and play in Orange County with OC Parks.
10 free concerts bring Donavon Frankenreiter, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Matt Costa, and a surprise guest to the OC Parks summer stage!
The County of Orange and OC Parks welcome back the annual outdoor Summer Concert Series with 10 free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.
Celebrate the summer season with live music, food trucks and friends and family on Thursday evenings June 22 through August 24.
The first show of the series kicked off on Thursday, June 22 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton with a performance by Donavon Frankenreiter.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Enjoy a Weekend of Authentic Food and Drinks at the 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo Event in LA!
Over a Dozen Restaurants and Shops Offering Events, Special Menu Items, Demos and Tastings Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23
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Go Little Tokyo invites expert foodies and first time explorers alike to the heart of Downtown LA to experience diverse cuisines from the restaurants of Little Tokyo for a scrumptious weekend of authentic food, drinks, and fun at the 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo.
All the Festive Deets:
From Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo and all the neighborhood has to offer with friends and family at the 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo. Experience culinary demos, food tours, workshops, tastings, and one-of-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants exclusively available during Delicious Little Tokyo weekend.
Friday, July 14, 2017
THE TRIANGLE HOSTS WEEKLY SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Sizzling Summer Sounds Kicks off July 12
Happy 25th Anniversary to The Triangle!
We have been going up to The Triangle for a while now... many years... my husband and I used to work right by there in the Action Sports Industry for years.
I love that The Triangle has expanded it's entertainment to Summer Music!!
Here are all the details on the weekly music series...
Baby Birds Hatch at the Aquarium of the Pacific!!
Oh my cuteness...
The Aquarium of the Pacific has two new baby Stilts!
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Hot off the press...
Two baby Black-Necked Stilts hatched in late June in the Aquarium’s Shorebird Sanctuary exhibit.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Have you been to a professional local soccer game?!
We attended our first Orange County Soccer Club game last weekend and had the best family time at the Great Park in Irvine!
There's plenty for everyone to do pre game. A free jump house for littles and kick soccer aim game for all and plenty of stadium style eats and drinks.
I love that their home games are played locally at the Great Park. The beautiful scenery is perfect for a family play day before the game or an evening walk after the games.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Ghost Town Alive at Knott's Berry Farm is Back!
Grab your boots, hats, badges and decide if you're going to help the Mayor keep Ghost Town safe or join in on the Mayfield's outlaw gang running a muck!
We have been to Knott's Berry Farm so many times, we always return to America's First Theme Park, because we love it's nostalgic feeling.
Visiting Knott's is always a family fun time but we have never experienced Knott's Berry Farm like this before!
Thanks to Knott's we were able to experience Ghost Town Alive for the first time. To say that it won't be our last is totally true...
From our 5 year old to my dad (he's a huge Knott's fan at the young age of 76) and all of us in between we couldn't get enough of the interactive experience of Ghost Town Alive.
Immediately when you walk into Ghost Town (I think it's most fun to enjoy it all so get there early) the entertaining story line begins.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE BACK BAY AT NEWPORT DUNES WATERFRONT RESORT
Dynamic Pyrotechnic Fireworks from One SoCal's Most Picturesque Viewing Locations...
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to bring 4th of July’s Independence Day on the Back Bay with live music, local food trucks and OC’s most dynamic pyrotechnic fireworks display from one of the best viewing locations in SoCal.