Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Into Kids Fashion at Osh Kosh B'gosh! | @OshKoshBgosh #ImagineSpring #ad

Easter is only a week away and many of us are still looking for the perfect fashions for our kids.  There are so many different options out there and honestly, it is hard to know where to start looking.  We are constantly on the go and often outside so we need durable clothes that can hold up against even my kids.

I usually stumble upon the perfect outfit when I am not expecting it but then find another one and end up buying several.  At least my kids are well dressed right? 

When I was invited to check out Osh Kosh B'gosh's latest fashions, my first thought was, where is the closest store?  I used to wear their clothes when I was a kid and wasn't sure they were around anymore.  Luckily, they are!  To find a store near you go their store locator.

I visited the Citadel Outlets, which is where the closest store was to me to see if I needed more clothes(of COURSE).  I was glad I did.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WIN TICKETS! Estrellas de Noches at the Aquarium of the Pacific | @AquariumPacific #Giveaway

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific
Latin music and food in a family fun night?  Yes, PLEASE!

The Aquarium of the Pacific is holding a Latin Themed, Noches de Estrellas(Night of the Stars) evening with live bands, DJ's, underwater dive shows, scavenger hunt with prizes, kids crafts and so much more!  Did I mention the event is FREE to Aquarium members?  

Price is only $14.95 unless you are under 3, which is free.

Party with the Sea Stars on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Aquarium will remain open past normal operating hours so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, rock en Español, ska, and more with the live bands Sonsoles and Raskahuele and DJ Quinto Sol. The Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) event will feature Aztec dance with Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli, children’s crafts with the Museum of Latin American art, and bilingual educational programs, including an underwater SCUBA diving show, scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, drought education with Mujeres de La Tierra, Earth science with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), and more—all offered in both English and Spanish. Mexican cuisine, beers, wine, cocktails, and refreshments will also be available for guests to purchase. In addition to being immersed in Latin culture, guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including penguin chicks and animals they can touch from sharks and rays to sea jellies and horseshoe crabs.

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m. 

People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and this all-ages event for the discounted price of $14.95 per person.

WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: $14.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and kids under age three. Includes event and Aquarium admission (food and drinks sold separately)

AGES: All ages (21+ with valid I.D. to purchase alcohol)

INFO: 562-590-3100 or (Spanish:ñol)

Photo Credit:  Sonsoles

AQUARIUM: The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, celebrates the Pacific Ocean and is dedicated to conserving nature and its resources by building interactions among people. Home to over 11,000 animals, the Aquarium features hands-on discovery labs, the Molina Animal Care Center, the Lorikeet Forest aviary, its interactive Shark Lagoon, the Ocean Science Center, the Wonders of the Deep gallery, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and new Discover the Wonder exhibits. Beyond its exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and a place where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policy-makers, and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Irvine Park Railroad: Sharing Memories with Friends | @IrvineParkRR #EasterEggstravaganza

Last weekend opened our annual Easter outing at Irvine Park Railroad and we brought along friends who had never been!  It was fun seeing the kids joy for the first time as I did 6 years ago.  The wonder of seeing the Easter Bunny or the pure joy at finding the goodies at the Egg Hunt.

All of these things I have taken for granted since we have been enjoying it for so long.  My kids have grown up at the park and it is amazing at how far we have come.  We were invited by the park to share our fun with everyone and we were happy to share the time with friends as well.

We got to the park early so we could get a spot in the egg hunt for kids 2-12.  We arrived in time to hear the cute jokes that the children and the organizer told and then it was time for the hunt.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Movie Giveaway! Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb + BONUS Printables | @FHEInsiders #NATM3Insiders #ad

If it’s laughter you’re after, get ready for the most hilarious night ever! Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for one final, fun-filled Night at the Museum. This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life!

Night at the Museum 3 follows in its predecessors footsteps in this hilarious movie!  Purchase the Blu-ray and get a special bonus or WIN a copy at the end of this post!

BONUS: Every Blu-ray comes with a bonus Digital HD movie! Select from either Night at the Museum or Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

FREE KIDS EVENT: Mile Square Park Fishing Derby | @OCParks #Fishing

When was the last time you took the kids fishing? Mile Square Park is bringing back the Annual FREE Fishing Derby for kids to the North Lake from 9-12.

Kids ages 6-15 fish for free at the Fishing Derby and compete to win multiple prizes for finalists and champions in different age groups. The lake will be stocked with trout and catfish just for the derby.

Registration will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with the Derby starting promptly at 9 a.m. Fishing clinics will be hosted throughout the event and a limited quantity of fishing rods will be available for loan.

Join OC Parks for a fun filled day of friendly competition and fishing at Mile Square Regional Park.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Location: Mile Square Regional Park, North Lake

Address: 16801 Euclid, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Public Contact: (714) 973-6600