Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad Make Great Photo Ops

Halloween is one of our most favorite time of year! We love pumpkin patches, coordinating costumes, and attending Halloween Parties. It also reminds me that I need to take great pictures for upcoming holiday cards to share with family and friends, or it’s more quality time I can capture for a photo book. I love how the fall colors just pop in the background. I’m not always successful, because getting my kids to smile for the camera is just really hard, but it’s worth a shot, because these are our precious memories. Here are some highlights I wanted to share along with some pictures that I love from the Pumpkin … READ MORE >>

Int’l Family-Friendly #Puppet Performances in April @SegerstromArts #SCFTA #Boats #SleepingBeautyDreams

Have you been thinking of the perfect opportunity to take your kids to the Theater? Well, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has TWO in April featuring “the magic of puppetry”. Terrapin Puppet Theatre – Performers Quinn Griggs and Jeff Michel © Peter Mathez Australia’s Terrapin Puppet Theatre performing in Boats as part of their Discovery Series. (for children ages 7 and up) April 6 and 7 $20; tickets go on sale March 10 Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (The performance on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted.) This will be the company’s Segerstrom Center debut! Terrapin Puppet Theatre – Performers … READ MORE >>

Watch for the DOLE Rose Bowl Parade Float – Will They Win Again?

We were invited to attend a DOLE Family Fun Day Event for DOLE employees to preview their New Years Day Rose Bowl Parade Float. One family was randomly drawn at the event to ride on the float on New Years Day. LUCKY Theme: A massive erupting 26-foot volcano with smoke, steam and 20-foot blasts of real fire stands tall over a vibrant and lush tropical rainforest filled with three waterfalls, prowling tigers, and fluttering butterflies as well as chimpanzees, parrots and dragonflies. “We are going for a three-peat!” Famous Float Designer: Raul Rodriguez I got to the meet the very talented award-winning float designer, Raul Rodriguez! He designed last year’s … READ MORE >>

Super STAR Storytime – “Storytime Touching Autistic Readers”

This is really unique. Placentia Library hosts these monthly special storytime for Autistic Readers. Super STAR Storytime “Storytime Touching Autistic Readers” “A new program at the Placentia Library began in September of 2009. Super STAR Storytime is a special story time designed for children (ages 3-8) with autism and a family member. The Super Librarian shares fun stories,songs, movement and a take-home craft with all the Super Readers.” Placentia Library 411 E. Chapman Ave. (at Kraemer Blvd) Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 528-1906 ext 212 Saturday, December 15th 10:30 – 11:15 am Ages 3-8 Registration is limited. Please check the Placentia Library’s website for dates and changes. Disclosure: This is a … READ MORE >>

Experience Santa’s Wonderland in SoCal (Plus a GIVEAWAY)

We were invited to experience SoCal’s newest holiday attraction: Santa’s Wonderland. Tickets include a two hour experience and lots of rooms to explore. I want to share with you our favorites. Letters to SANTA Kids can write letters to SANTA in this mailroom. An ELF is there to help. There’s also a mail drop box. How cute! Write Letters to SANTA Mail Room @Santa’s Wonderland/(c) Let’s Play OC Are you on SANTA’s Naughty or Nice List? If you’re not sure, an ELF will check to see if you’re naughty or nice. Lots of Photo Opps Photos with SANTA (and Elves) Our admissions included a FREE 4×6 photo with SANTA. Super … READ MORE >>