Thursday, August 29, 2013

Buccaneer Cove! Our Family Review @BoomersIrvine #BuccCoveIrvine

      
   
Driving down the 405 freeway through Irvine, you might have noticed a new structure being built this summer.  Boomers of Irvine has expanded their park to include a good sized water park!

It was finished early this August and I was invited along with other media to check it out. 

My family enjoyed many things about the water park.  Here are a few pictures to show you our favorites! 
   

Sunday, August 25, 2013

We Had an #EPICDay at Fox Studios! @FHEInsider




A great new adventure from the creators of Ice Age is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Epic, directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age Franchise) featuring an amazing voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda SeyfriendChristoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, and Beyonce.
Teenager (Amanda Seyfriend) is transported to a magical world and recruited by nature spirit, Queen Tara (BeyonceKnowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their existence –and ours- from evil warriors.

This is a fast-paced thrill-ride, with astonishing animation and all-star voice cast that includes Conlin Farrell, Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Steven Tyler!
Every Blu-ray and DVD comes with the Epic Coloring and Storybook Builder app. The app will allow kids to create their own Epic story and share it with family and friends.

Friday, August 23, 2013

"Hunting" Blue Whales for Photos! @AquariumPacific @HarborBreezeC #LBWhales


Well, my family seem to have fabulous luck going whale watching lately with the crew of the MV Triumphant with Harbor Breeze out of Long Beach!  I would love to show you a few pictures from our recent trip out to see the magnificent Blue Whales and teach you what I learned that day.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirates and Princesses @DisneyLive #LongBeach #Hollywood



Disney Junior Live on Tour!
Pirate and Princess Adventure 

ON SALE NOW

Long Beach Terrace Theater, September 21-22
Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, September 27-29
 I got notice this week of an event that my kids are going to love!

New WaterPark in #Irvine! @BoomersIrvine #BoomersIrvine #BuccaneerCove



Have you seen the newest water park in Southern California? 

Boomers, our mini-golf, games and fun go-to place for parties and kid hang out, has opened their new water park called Buccaneer Cove!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Angel, Hank Conger at the OC Zoo! #Free Admission! @Angels @OCZoo @IrvineParkRR

 
Families get into the OC Zoo FREE and meet the  Anaheim Angel, Hank Conger!

OC Parks and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have teamed up to provide children and families with a free day at the OC Zoo. On Saturday, September 7, at 11 a.m.Angels catcher Hank Conger will make a special appearance at the OC Zoo and all visitors wearing Angels gear will receive free admission. In addition, all visitors wearing Angels gear will get half price rides on the train at Irvine Park Railroad. Both offers are good for the entire day.
 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Plane Ride with Kids... Disaster or Delightful? Ideas to Try


Next week, my family is embarking on a trip to the beautiful Island of Maui. Most people imagine beautiful beaches, drink in your hand, swimming at the pool type of vacation.

I would love to imagine that kind of vacation too until I realize that I have to get there on a 5 hour plane trip first... with 2 young children!  Will I survive?  Will the other passengers maul me because my ADHD child cannot stop wiggling in his seat or kicking the chair in front of him?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Underdog of the Skies! It's Planes! A Review! #ad @Disney #DisneyPlanes


Today, Disney Planes hits theatres!

My family was invited this week to get a sneak peak the new highly anticipated(by me) Disney movie, Planes!

I first saw a trailer for this during a movie 2 years ago!  They teased us about it coming out last summer and then pushed it to Aug. 9th, 2013!

Oh well, it is here and my kids LOVED it!  My son who really has a hard time sitting still, actually sat still through the whole film!  My girly girl daughter wasn't so patient but they both came out with smiles on their faces.

Dusty Crophopper was a small town Crop duster that dreamt big!  Everyone told him that he would never add up to anything except being a slow, low flying racing plane but he proved them wrong!  Not only did he prove he was a great racer but he proved even more, that he was a great friend.

From the world of Cars, Planes show that the underdog can dream big and work hard to succeed at anything it believes in!  While the others made fun of Dusty in the beginning because of his background, Dusty was reluctant to completely shed his small town image that had molded him into the great friend he was today.

I really like the message that the movie portrayed to the kids.  Dream big! Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something!  Try your best and remember your dreams! 

I think the boys will like this movie more than the girls as most girls(but not all) prefer the princess stories the best.  However, I did see everyone in the theatre cheering Dusty on, including me. 

If you have a fan of the movie and Disney in general, introduce them to two new Planes Games!  Propwash Pusuit and Jet Stream Racers.

I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did!

DISCLAIMER:  My family was given tickets to a special Media viewing of the Disney Planes movie.  All thoughts are my own.  Do not use any pictures without permission!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Little Robin Hood's: Archery! Family Fun! #Archery #Family


This week, we pulled our archery equipment out of the garage and headed to the range.   While I do not have my own bow, my husband and my children do.   I enjoy shooting the kids Scout Compound bows just for fun.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Sno-Biggie! It's Sno-Balls! Latest SoCal Sweet Craze! @Sno_Biggie




You may have seen pictures of a delicious new treat I  discovered about 5 minutes from my house in Los Alamitos,  Sno-Biggie.  My family was invited to check out for ourselves, what a New Orleans sno-ball was. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

What a FUN Playdate with SurfCityFamily! @SurfCityFamily #HB


When you have little ones, you are always looking for play dates in the summer to keep them busy.  As a blogger, we have the chance to not only get to share our fun experiences but we also get to meet awesome people!

Last week, I finally got to meet Marci of Surf City Family.  I had talked online with her but had never met her in real life as that often happens.  The technological age has us often only seeing each other on Facebook and Twitter.  I also had a chance to meet-up with Mary of Let's Play OC and Jennifer of Toddler Trails and their adorable children!

Titanic: The Experience a Photo Journey @HMS_Titanic_Inc #TitanicBuenaPark


As a guest blogger from Kiddie Concierge, I was invited to view the two exhibits of Titanic and Bodies in Buena Park for a special media preview.   I couldn't wait to see the relics of the H.M.S. Titanic.

BODIES: The Exhibition! A Photo Journey @BodiesExhibit #BodiesBuenaPark

 
* Warning: There are pictures of this exhibition which includes actual human bodies and internal organs. 

Bodies: The Exhibition, if you have not heard about this exhibit, please allow me to give a brief explanation.  I, Meghan Watson, was invited to view the BODIES Exhibit in Buena Park for a special Media preview by the Owner of SoCal Kids Outdoor Adventures as a guest blogger from Kiddie Concierge

Friday, August 2, 2013

What's New at The Children's Place? @ChildrensPlace #PLACEfall


What is new at The Children's Place?  Everything back to school!

Everything your child needs to look their best at school, they have.  I was invited to check out their new fall collection last week and I wasn't disappointed!

Help the Kids! Intervention! Illumination Foundation #Carnival #Fundraiser #OC

 
 
The Tina Pacific neighborhood in Stanton, CA has the highest population of at-risk youth in all of Orange County.   The Illumination Foundation, a local nonprofit working to end the cycle of homelessness in Orange County, opened a new Children’s Resource Center in Tina Pacific this month.  The center will give Orange County homeless and at-risk youth a place to go for

Thursday, August 1, 2013

EPIC Printables(Hummingbird Feeder) #EpicDay @FHEInsider

Epic is the latest in the Fox Home Insider movie to come to your living rooms, August 20th. 

Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the "Leafman" save their existence- and ours- from evil warriors.  The whole family will love this face paced thrill ride, with its astonishing animation and all star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Oscar® Winner Christoph Waltz, and Steven Tyler!

D23 Expo 2013 The ULTIMATE Disney Fan Event! @DisneyD23 #D23Expo



Now that Comic-Con is over, we can get down to the BEST convention!  D23 Expo!  If you don't know what D23 Expo is and you are a big Disney fan, let me introduce you to it!

About D23 Expo 2013

The D23 Expo is the Ultimate Disney Fan Event!  It brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, and theme parks.  For the latest D23 2013 news, visit D23Expo.com.  To be part of the D23 Expo 2013 conversation, be sure to follow on Twitter @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with D23Expo.