It’s been a wonderful experience so far this year being the Room Mom to my son’s Kindergarten class. I truly enjoy helping the teacher, who I’ve really grown fond of and working with the students and fellow parents.
I was excited to hear that our teacher is passionate about the Macy’s and Make-A-Wish annual “Believe” campaign. Continue reading
Santa’s arrived! Every year we make it a point to take a ride on The Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad.
This year we were delighted to discover that Santa and his elves have been busy “decorating” at the North Pole. Santa has a beautiful new display that is just exceptional for family photos!
One of my fondest memories of the holidays was a gift from my grandparents. Every year they would bring one of our favorites….See’s Candies – chocolate Santa’s and their world famous lollipops.
See’s Candies has been in business since 1921. It was founded by Charles A. See, the son if the infamous Mary See who still appears thought the shops and on every box if chocolate. He was dedicated to principles: his mother’s recipes, and finest ingredients that money could buy. Today the company is still thriving on those two principles. Continue reading
In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, birds, fish, and other animals.
Guests can see Santa Diver with sharks and watch the Aquarium’s animals receive their special treats and enrichment gifts during the Holiday Treats for the Animals Festival weekend. Continue reading
The Smurfs are back in a all new high flying adventure that is now available on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Find out about the ancestry of Smurfette. Trivia – do you know who her real Father is? Gargamel created Smurfette to sneak into the Smurf village and discover the secret formula of how to make the smurfs blue. Continue reading
The Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting a new family series concert featuring the Grammy-Award winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers, December 7th & 8th.
The Okee Dokee Brothers (Joe and Justin) put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music, recording and performing family music with a goal of inspiring inspire children and parents to get outside and experience nature. Continue reading
With the kids getting older, I’ve been thinking about getting them involved in some roles around the house. And I have to admit, this mama is getting a little tired of picking up after everyone! Thanks to my friends at Fox, they sent us these adorable Turbo Chore Kits to get the job done likity split!
And now, just in time for the holidays, Turbo races onto Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD November 12th. Continue reading
It’s here! Southern California’s family fun frozen winter wonderland, Chill, is now open at The Queen Mary.
The holidays are a wonderful time to teach children the spirit of giving. We recently had the opportunity to review a book called The Sparkle Box, which introduced the idea of giving to those in need during the holidays, to our children. You can see the review and book here: The Sparkle Box.
Along with getting into the book with my children, we decided to start filling our own sparkle box. Last week we were invited by friends at Branding Personality, who put together a “Not Your Typical Holiday Party”. Such a great idea, we were invited to visit Co-Work & Play in Fullerton, have a little dinner, spend some time with friends, and most importantly decorate donated gifts that will be going to foster care children.
Last week we were invited to check out the new menu items at Daphne’s California Greek.
One of their new menu items, the Cali-Greek Bowl is right up my alley with a few of my favorite ingredients for less than 700 calories! Continue reading