SANTA Arrived @ Irvine Park Railroad!

SANTA arrived today at the Irvine Park Railroad! Families can take a Christmas Train to see SANTA! I can’t wait to do this one! In addition to taking the night train to meet and have a picture taken with Santa Claus, activities include: Story Time with Mrs. Claus Carnival Games Christmas Cookie Decorating Christmas Coloring Corner Lots of Photo Opps and more Irvine Park Railroad 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 November 30 – December 23 Christmas Train Ticket Cost: $10.00 per person Children age 24 months and younger ride free Train tickets on sale now and can be purchased here. Activity Tickets: $4.00 Each Save $10: Book … READ MORE

Santa’s Wonderland Now in SoCal! Save $10!

Santa’s Wonderland has arrived in SoCal! Here’s a coupon code for $10 OFF if purchased by Nov 30th December 9th (they just extended this offer). Tickets are good thru December 31st! Write Letters to Santa Mail Room @Santa’s Wonderland/(c) Let’s Play OC Santa’s Wonderland 2719 White Road Irvine, CA 92614 (855) 5 – ST.NICK (78-6425) Tickets: General admission – $25 Children 24 months and younger FREE Use Special Coupon Code: MOMS10OFF Purchase tix: here Open Daily November 23 – December 31 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Last entry at 8:00 PM) For more info, visit their website here. Play in the (Synthetic) Snow Room at Santa’s Wonderland/(c) Let’s Play OC! … READ MORE

FUN Holiday Drop and Shop Day via Autism Tree (Fundraiser)

You know how hard it is to shop with little ones in tow during the holidays. Now imagine doing it with a special needs child with Autism. Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF) is hosting a fun Holiday Drop and Shop Day in December for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) along with their siblings. They will be engaged in fun, sensory-friendly activities including group music therapy, arts & crafts, and playtime. Saturday December 8, 2012 10:30am-1:30pm Addie’s AutismFITT Club in Mission Valley 7850 Mission Center Court #100 San Diego, CA 92108 Reserve your spot today! Cost: $25 for one child, $15 for each add’l child (Ages 3 and up – … READ MORE

Play Dates @ BounceU in SoCal (Orange and Huntington Beach)

I used to be the Queen of Playdates. I joined multiple Mom Groups to keep my kids socializing. Indoor inflatable bounce houses are always on the top our list (next to free parks). What’s not to love? The kids are getting their exercise within the 2 hours, and they usually take a nap after lunch. Yes, that is a staff member helping the kids in the left picture! What I like about BounceU is the rooms are divided up. You spend half the time in one room then transition into another. The rooms are large enough to keep the kids entertained while the moms can socialize and keep a close … READ MORE

Fisher-Price® House Party Play Date with Imaginext and Rev ‘n Go Toys!! #Review

We were one of the select few out of thousands of applications to Host a Fisher-Price® Joy of Learning Playdate from House Party. What an AMAZING experience! House Party sent us all this stuff based on our application. The toys were gender and age specific. We have boys so they sent us all “boy” toys. Look at all this stuff they sent us! (1) Imaginext® Eagle Talon Castle (1) Imaginext® Dragon (1) Imaginext® Ogre (1) Imaginext® Castle Accessory (4) Imaginext® Castle Figures (1) Rev ‘n Go Stunt Garage (1) Rev ‘n Go Stunt Hauler (6) Rev ‘n Go Vehicles (13) Batteries for toys Yes, you are reading correctly. Even batteries! … READ MORE

My MNO: Shopping, Happy Hour, and a Movie!

This month’s Mom’s Night Out for me was a shopping day, happy hour, and a movie with my girlfriends. The Outlets at Orange (formally The Block of Orange) because they had 3 major department stores: Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Last Call Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom Rack. Last Call Neiman Marcus had 40% off everything! You can find a directory of their stores here. Happy Hour Cafe Tu Tu Tango had happy hour drink prices on a Saturday! Can we say Half Off? My friends and I enjoyed dishes like shrimp skewers and chicken wings. The Movie It was the opening weekend of the last installment of The Twilight Saga: … READ MORE

Lisa Ramelow’s La Strada Restaurant Does a Toy Drive!

The fabulous owner of La Strada Italian Restaurant in Long Beach celebrates her birthday with a toy drive! I don’t know too many people that would do that, do you? What a fabulous lady, Lisa Ramelow is. She was out there mingling with her guests and seen hugging many of them. I know I felt special when she came over to hug me. The event (open to the public) included DJ music and with a $15 unwrapped toy donation (or a $20 cash donation), you enjoyed a gourmet Italian buffet on the house and a drink ticket. The toys collected will go to the needed children of Long Beach. The … READ MORE