Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sessions: Gourmet Sandwiches Perfect for Picnicking and Win a Giftcard! | @SessionsNB #LastDaysofSummer #Giveaway

Sunset Beach

Freshen those Last Summer Beach Sessions with Discounted Last Week of Summer Sandwich Special for Four

We have been spending as much time at the beach as we can since we only have one week left until school.  It is always the question of what to eat?  I feel like we tend to go for fast food because that is what is convenient and available.

As of this week, I was made aware of a new choice in Newport Beach.

Sessions West Coast Deli offers healthy and gourmet options not previously available and what is better is that they have a great deal to offer this week.  Take a break and order a picnic lunch and enjoy the last days of summer, picnicking at the beach.

It’s time to take advantage of the last week of summer deals, and Sessions West Coast Deli has assembled a promotion for its Newport Beach Peninsula customers and beyond hoping to get in a few more surf and sand sessions before the summer action ends.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

COMING SOON: Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival Plus Discounted Tickets | @DisneyLive #DisneyLive

Have you bought your tickets for Disney Live!  Mickey's Music Festival?

There are only 2 weeks left until the shows in Long Beach!  Be sure to check out the "Mom Discount" at the end of this post for a special ticket rate.

Join your favorite characters from Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Toy Story and more as they entertain you through the sounds of:
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Country and more

Unexpected Surprise on the Beach: Velella velella the Small Blue Jellyfish

jellyfish, man o war
As summer is coming to a close, we are trying to get in as many beach days as we can before the start of school next week.  A normal beach day had an odd turn as we discovered many beautiful small creatures littering the beach.

This blue beauty is called a Velella velella.  Related to the jelly fish and Man o War, it is often seen in warm and temperate waters in all the worlds oceans.  The last time they were seen washed up on Southern California beaches were about 8 years ago.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DINOSAURS: Walking with Dinosaurs is Coming to the Honda Center! | @DinosLive #Anaheim #spon

I can't wait!  My children LOVE dinosaurs and there is an event next week that will make them sleepless with excitement!  Walking with Dinosaurs: Arena Spectacular!  

The last time my Walking with Dinosaurs was in Northern California, my kids were in diapers and all of the shows sold out!  I can't wait to take my little dinosaur diggers to experience dinosaurs in the most realistic dinosaur experience ever!

Variety said, “The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble. In act one, the beasts parade into the arena gnashing and cavorting as a safari-suited paleontologist describes their attributes … in the second half, the action cranks up, culminating in a spectacular clash as a T-rex mom defends her baby from predators. Sonny Tilders' triumphant creature design ensures ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.”

The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.

Friday, August 22, 2014

KIDS CRAFT: Rocket Jumper: Easy, Quick and Cheap and Great for Space Parties


Last weekend we went to the Columbia Space Center and learned how to make a GREAT toddler + rocket!  My kids are 5 and 7 and they had a blast making and launching these inexpensive "Rocket Jumpers".

These rockets can be used on any surface and quick and cheap to make.  They jump to about 3-4 feet high and is safe for even the toddlers.

Things you need:

  • 2 Sturdy plastic cups
  • 2 Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Coloring markers/crayons etc.
  • Rocket printable (free download below)