Tips For Attending ArtWalk San Diego With Kids!


KidsWalk and Other Fun At ArtWalk San Diego With Kids!


KidsWalk at ArtWalk

Photo by Paul Nestor, courtesy of ArtWalk San Diego.


Attending ArtWalk San Diego with kids can be really fun, but it helps to have some tips prior to doing so. We love this FREE yearly event, and have been going with our kids for many years. It’s a great opportunity to visit Little Italy, and introduce the littles to some culture.
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Trade LEGO Minifigures At The LEGOLAND California Resort!


It’s Easy To Trade LEGO Minifigures At LEGOLAND California!


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Our kids love LEGO, and have acquired quite a collection of Minifigures from birthdays and Christmas’ past. A few years ago we learned that you can trade LEGO Minifigures at the LEGOLAND California Resort. It’s super easy, too!
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5 Reasons We Love Butterfly Jungle At The Safari Park!


We Love Butterfly Jungle at the Safari Park!


As members of the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park for years and years, we’ve visited Butterfly Jungle more times than we can count. The past few years we’ve been invited to explore the exhibit prior to opening day, and share our experiences with our readers and followers. This year we’ll first be visiting the exhibit on April 4, 2014.
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Planning Your Child’s First Visit To Disneyland!


Planning Your Child’s First Visit To Disneyland!


Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland
If you’re like me, planning your child’s first visit to Disneyland is so exciting! The memories you have from your own early visits to The Happiest Place On Earth flood into your mind, thinking about the moment you enter the gates, hearing the whistle of the steam train, and feel the excitement on Main Street. At least that’s how it was for me planning our daughter’s first trip to Disneyland!
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5 Things We Love About Knott’s Berry Bloom!


Knott’s Berry Bloom Is Springtastic!


Knott's Berry Bloom ~ www.socalwithkids.com
We loved going to Knott’s last year for Berry Bloom, their Springtime event, and are excited to be invited back to experience it again this year. When we went a year ago we were amazed at how the Park was transformed by the decor. Huge blooming flower decorations, and beautiful floral chalk drawings were found throughout Knott’s. We visit lots of Southern California theme parks, but hadn’t experienced this level of Spring festivities elsewhere.
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SeaWorld San Diego’s 50th Celebration Holds A Sea of Surprises For Guests!


SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration Holds A Sea of Surprises For Guests!


It was 50 years ago this month that SeaWorld San Diego first opened its doors on Mission Bay. To honor this momentous occasion, SeaWorld is having a 50th Celebration, known as Sea of Surprises™, which starts March 21st 2013, and extends for an entire 18 months!
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Make Your Own Favorite Family Fun Moments With A Pass To Knott’s!


Favorite Family Fun Moments At Knott’s


Family Fun At Knott's
Over the past year and a half we’ve been fortunate to be invited to visit Knott’s Berry Farm, to share information about events, Park renovations, and special offers on tickets and Season Passes. We’ve loved visiting America’s First Theme Park with the family, and look forward to creating new memories there each visit. Some of our favorite family fun moments at Knott’s include the following:


• Knott’s Berry Bloom •


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Knott’s decorates the Park from head to toe in the Spring for Knott’s Berry Bloom. We absolutely loved watching our kids go from station to station, getting their special event cards stamped, while looking for Snoopy. The decor was fun and colorful, and there were so many great opportunities for us to stop and take fun Springtime photos. Lots of memories made!


• Knott’s Soak City •


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Just across the street from Knott’s Berry Farm is their water park, Knott’s Soak City OC. We loved relaxing down the Lazy River, and playing in the water. Seeing the joy on our daughter’s face as she rose up and down with the waves on Tidal Wave Bay was one of those moments I will never forget.


• Camp Spooky •


Camp Spooky

Our kids are still young, so we’re all about Cheer, Not Fear, at Halloween. Camp Spooky is held in the Camp Snoopy area of Knott’s, which is perfect for the littles. Camp Spooky is decorated in fun seasonal decor, with ample opportunities for fun photos, and they set up treat stations for the kids to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment. Visiting Camp Spooky really got us in the Halloween spirit!



• Knott’s Merry Farm •


Merry Farm

From the holiday music played overhead, to the festive decor, to Santa’s Cabin, many of our favorite family fun moments have been made during Knott’s Merry Farm! We’ve loved seeing Snoopy dressed up in his Santa outfit, taking a picture with Jolly St. Nick, and watching the incredible ice skating show. We’ve always left Merry Farm with that warm, Christmas spirit.


• Knott’s New Year’s Eve •


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We’ve celebrated two New Year’s Eves at Knott’s now, one in the daytime, and once we arrived in the evening, and stayed until Midnight! Knott’s NYE is family-friendly, and we’ve loved the party hats, live entertainment, and riding the rides at night. The fireworks were spectacular, lasting over 10 minutes this past New Year’s Eve!


• The Food •


Knott's Cookiewich
From the desserts to Mrs. Knotts’ melt in your mouth biscuits, Knott’s Berry Farm has delicious food! It’s very rare that we leave without buying a Cookiewich, and splitting it amongst the family. They’re our favorite, and very reasonably priced.
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Free Family Fun At The Project Wildlife Baby Shower!

Project Wildlife Baby Shower


5th Annual Project Wildlife Baby Shower!

We found an injured baby Mockingbird on our property a while back, so I called Project Wildlife to find out what we should we do with it. They said to bring it to them, and they would give it the care it so needed. We delivered the baby bird to their facility, and were very happy they were able to help. I joined their mailing list, and recently received notice of the Project Wildlife Baby Shower.

The 5th Annual Project Wildlife Baby Shower is happening from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at the center’s triage facility. It sounds like a fun, family-friendly event. Project Wildlife will offer visitors to view their Triage Center (where they care for sick, injured, and orphaned animals), learning opportunities with Animal Ambassadors, and a festival-like atmosphere with a Kids Zone, vendors, food, and games.

The Project Wildlife Baby Shower is absolutely FREE to attend. We plan to join the fun, and contribute a tax-deductible baby shower supply donation to them when we arrive. We think they’re a great non-profit organization, and know they’re in need of help to assist the thousands of baby wildlife that they rescue each Spring and Summer throughout San Diego County. If you too are interested in bringing them a Wildlife Baby Shower gift, or general donation, you can find ideas on their Wildlife Baby Shower Wish List.

For more information about the Project Wildlife Baby Shower, or general information about Project Wildlife, please visit their Website. The event sounds like great fun, especially for animal lovers like us! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Event Details

WHAT: Project Wildlife Baby Shower
WHERE: 887 1/2 Sherman Street, San Diego, CA 92110
WHEN: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
COST: Absolutely FREE!

Tea Time At The Westgate Hotel


Tea Time At The Westgate


Tea Time At The Westgate
My grandmother was British, and passed along many English traditions to my mom. My mom in turn shared many of those traditions with me, including enjoying an occasional Afternoon Tea. She and I enjoyed many nice Mother-Daughter Teas together, but I had yet to attend another Tea after her passing two years ago. I was super excited to carry on the tradition when my daughter and I received an invitation to Tea Time at The Westgate Hotel!

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The LEGO® Movie, Where “Everything Is Awesome!”


The LEGO® Movie, Where “Everything Is Awesome!”


The LEGO® Movie

Our kids are HUGE fans of LEGO®, and after months and months of anticipation, we received an invitation to a media viewing of The LEGO® Movie. We were already familiar with the characters, and we even got to see the main ones, Emmet and Wyldstyle, when they made a surprise visit to LEGOLAND® California for the Celebrity Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony a month and a half prior.
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