Walking With Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular Downloadable Activity Sheets

On Mother’s Day this year, we took our boys to Discovery Science Center to meet a life-sized Baby T-Rex from Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. While we waited for the presentation to begin, the kids enjoyed running around the Prehistoric Plaza located toward the back of the center where they explored fossil digs. At Dino Quest: Kids can go on a fun and educational scavenger hunt at Discovery Cube Orange County. Jere Lipps, Director of the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, came out to introduce himself. We learned that there were not too many Orange County dinosaurs, but there were findings. We’re about to see a … READ MORE

Family Day: Arcades and Go Kart Racing at Boomers! Irvine

For one of our Family Day adventures, we spent the afternoon at Boomers! Irvine in the arcade and go-kart racing. We couldn’t pass through the arcade without spending some time in here. Deciding what to play first was the challenge. We like arcade games we can play (or ride) together as a family. There are lots to choose from. GO-KART RACING FOR BIG KIDS For the big kids, right next to it is Thunder Road. (Drivers must be over 58″ tall. Drivers of the double go-karts carrying a passenger must be at least 18 years old and 58″ tall.) Hint: The double riders are extremely popular. Expect to wait in … READ MORE

Queen Mary CHILL Nutcracker Highlights + Giveaway

Last week we attended a media preview of The Queen Mary’s CHILL right before it opened to the public. This is their second annual year in Southern California, and we could not wait! Exploring the ice sculptures in THE ICE KINGDOM is one of our favorite holiday experiences! This year’s theme is The Nutcracker. Remember when the mice were fighting with the nutcracker? The works of art are just amazing! Here are some highlights… Once inside the dome, you’ll have to decide if you want to visit THE ICE KINGDOM or go ice tubing at the Glacier Glide. How’s Ice Skating with The Queen Mary for a back drop? It’s breathtaking! Our … READ MORE

Greek Theatre: EEK at the Greek Halloween Event

Halloween is a big month for us. We all over the place, and we loved experiencing every bit of it. As we bid adieu and head into the next holiday season, I’d like to share with you one last Halloween coverage of Eek at the Greek (and a sneak peak inside the VIP Lounge at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles). Families were able to dress up and enjoy activities like costume contests (winners were announced during intermission), cupcake decorating, crafts, treat stations (I didn’t see that many), and photo ops. After the family-friendly activities, we enjoyed a live performance of ghoulish themed hits at the outdoor theater.   Inside the … READ MORE

Reptile Zoo Orange County

Last week, we had a play date at The Reptile Zoo. Once we got inside, the kids all gathered around a pond and wanted to feed the animals. For $3.25, you can choose between worms to feed the animals in the pond or a bag of veggies to feed the tortoises. I let my kids decide, and both chose the animals in the pond. You can see a picture of them picking them up with tongs and the animals swimming up to them. You can also feed lettuce to tortoises. Shortly after, we attended an hour presentation in the private Congo Room where Aaron showed us the various animals that … READ MORE

OC Fair Views from Sky Ride

While at the Orange County Fair one year, we tried the SKY RIDE. I have always been curious about this ride and thought it would have some amazing views of the festival from above. We had the children with us, but had to ride separately, because it can only seat three and one of the children was afraid to ride. Warning: It is quite high and I wish I had a passenger with me to keep me company and distract me, but the views are spectacular. There are height restrictions and if you have a stroller, you’ll have to do a round-trip or walk all the way back. If you are afraid of heights, this ride is not recommended for you. The annual OC Fair is usually mid-July through mid-August and is located in Costa Mesa, California. www.ocfair.com

Playland Cafe Play Date Irvine

Imagine surprising your children with a play date that includes multi-levels of bright and colorful play structures. The structure at Playland Cafe in Irvine was strategically designed by a school teacher to encourage hours of fun. Every space is utilized to maximize and encourage play, and it has over 25 learning features with slides and foam ball shooters! They call it a Café because it’s a fully functional Café that serves desserts and drinks like coffee and tea. You can socialize with your friends while keeping an eye on your kids from behind a glass. How do you find Playland Café? It may not be so easy to spot because … READ MORE

My Son’s EASY Angry Bird-day Birthday Party

Booking the party was easy breezy. I wanted somewhere I didn’t have to pick up a bunch of food or clean up after. They have a ton of options and they do everything. All you have to do is bring a cake and just show up. PACKAGES Boomers had several options for group play, but I really wanted the “unlimited” bracelets. That way, I didn’t have to get a head count for each attraction and miss the whole day. Packages start at $12.99 for one round of miniature golf and includes everything listed below. The $16.99 Deluxe Package includes everything below plus unlimited Rock Wall, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Kiddie … READ MORE