SEALIFE Aquarium – Shark Talk

Post written by Jaime Jenkins for SEALIFE Aquarium. All opinions are our own. Did you know that sharks can go through as many as 30,000 teeth in their lifetime? SEA LIFE® Aquarium at LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates the ocean’s top predator during Shark Week, August 4 – 11. Have you been watching Shark Week on Discovery Channel? It’s fascinating and terrifying all at the same time! We were invited to SEA LIFE Aquarium at the Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad to learn more about these amazing creatures! We got to go behind the scenes and talk to the trainers while they fed the animals in the shark tank. They talked … 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


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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 >>

World Oceans Day Beach Clean-up Event in Carlsbad, California

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! SEA LIFE Aquarium are looking for families to volunteer for their Beach Clean Up Event on World Oceans Day, June 8th in Carlsbad. All volunteers will get a FREE ticket to SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort! We are looking for volunteers to comedown with their families, help us clean our beach, and educate kidsthat it’s everyone’s responsibility to be kind to our oceans. SEA LIFE has adopted a beach in Carlsbad, and they need your help to keepit clean! Bring the family and meet them on the beach by Lifeguard Tower 30 at 8:30 am for orientation and to pick up supplies. SEA LIFE Beach Clean … READ MORE >>

Belmont Park Adventure in Mission Bay

When we were staying at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, Belmont Park was seen across the way. Sure we could walk over, but have you seen my sister-in-law’s itinerary?? We were on a “tight” and I mean “tight” schedule. After all, they were touring sunny SoCal in one week remember? With a couple of hours to play before dinner, we drove ourselves over. =) Belmont Park/(c) Let’s Play OC! Hot Tip: As you soon as you decide it’s on your “To-Do”, sign up to receive coupons HERE. The one that we were especially looking for was RUSH Laser Tag and shortly after I registered my email, I scored this: … READ MORE >>

Universal Studios Transformers Ride-3D

My boys are HUGE and I mean HUGE Transformers fans! We started collecting these KRE-O Transformer’s set this year, and I think we’re almost done. (KRE-O’s are HasbroToys version of construction sets). The boys enjoy building them together with their Dad, and they spend hours and hours playing with them (under supervision). They don’t transform, but they can build them in two different ways. Anyhow, with the new Transformers: The Ride-3D this year at Universal Studios, they were in for a real treat! Transformers: The Ride-3D Right next to the Transformers: The Ride-3D, we spot Optimus Prime and took this shot with him. AWESOME. Then Bumblebee walked past us so … READ MORE >>

Porsche Timeline Show in Lake Arrowhead is Our Annual Tradition!

We stumbled upon Porsche Timeline Show in Lake Arrowhead a few years ago. We wanted to get out of the city so we took a day trip to the mountains. I think we were looking for Big Bear and came across this little town called Lake Arrowhead (about 30 minutes from each other). It was foggy that day but we saw that we had just missed an annual Porsche car show. Ever since then, I google it every year to try to make it every year. My boys love it! We’ve gone several times and as the boys get older, it’s a little different every time. If you’ve met my husband, you … READ MORE >>