Archive for May, 2009
I usually try to post everyday but things have been kind of crazy these past couple of days. I’ve had really bad chest pains the past couple of weeks and the pain turned unbearable on Thursday. I decided to head to the ER because it felt like I was having a heart attack. After a couple of tests we found out that my gallbladder is jam packed with stones. I was encouraged by the ER doc to have surgery the next morning but decided against it because I was in the midst of finals and didn’t want to leave my hubby dealing with the kids all alone . I’m trying to schedule it for the next week or so. Just wanted to fill you all in on why there were only two posts this past week. I’m feeling a bit better and hoping to feeling way better by next week and start hitting up a couple of places I’ve been dying to visit- like the railroad museum in Perris, the Sealife Aquarium in Carlsbad and Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano. Here is to a great month!! Hope you all had a great weekend!!
P.S. A big I’m sorry to the past couple of winner of my giveaways. I will be sending out the prizes this week for sure. Things have been kind of crazy and I’m trying to get on the ball with things- I promise and stay tuned for a fun giveaway this week!!
I’m always on the lookout for Free Museum Days around town and the NexGen program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)is one that can’t be missed. NexGen is a free membership to the LACMA to anyone 17 and under. The NexGen LACMA offers free general admission to the member as well as one accompanying adult. This includes permanent collection galleries and selected special exhibitions. To join, visit the LACMA box office or visit the LACMA website and print out the enrollment offer and send it in.
Among the many NexGen offerings are:
- Art Camps
- Art Classes
- Art Tote
- Artwork of the Month
- Children’s Audio Tour
- Families & Children in American Art: Online Game
- Family Guides
- Family Days
- Just For Teens
It’s a great program and if you have not had the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art- You are missing out!! The LACMA is great for children and trust me they will love it!! For additional information click here- Have fun and explore away!!
If you have kids – you know how hard it can be to catch a flick or have a datenight. Babysitters can be hard to come by and can cost an arm and a leg. I was recently tipped off by my hubby of all people( I think he was dropping major hints that we need a movie night) of two movie theaters that offer in-lobby babysitting/play center.
The Harkins Movie Theater Chain offers a play center in the lobby and only a few steps away from your auditorium. The babysitting rate is only $6.00 per child and is for children 3-8 that are potty trained. The staff all have background checks and are CPR certified. There are crafts, games and of course movies!! I know that I can’t wait until my son turns 3 and I can enjoy a night at the movies with the hubby knowing that the kids will only be a few feet away from me and that babysitting will not cost me an arm and a leg!!
The Harkins Theaters are located in Chino Hills and Moreno Valley. The Chino Hills play center location is open 7 days a week and the Moreno Valley is open Mon, Wed,Fri-Sun.
For additional information click here.
Wohoo- The long weekend is upon us and there are so many fun things to do this weekend. Here are a few fun ideas that are easy on the wallet and super fun to do with your family. Hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Weekend!! Enjoy!!
Saturday May 23,2009
1. Disney Christmas Carol Train Exhibit- Free Admission
2.Los Angeles Fire Fighter Museum in San Pedro and Hollywood- Free Admission
3. Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro- $1. Admission for Kids. $5.00 for adults
4. Garden Grove Strawberry Festival- Free Admission
5. US Open of Body boarding- Free Admission
6. My favorite beach!!
7. Environmental Nature Center- Newport Beach
8. California Science Center- Free Admission and a must visit for the kids!!
9. Ocean institute-Dana Point Minimal Admission
10. Griffith Park Observatory- Free Admission
Sunday May 24th, 2009
1. Disney Christmas Carol Train Exhibit – Free Admission
2. Free Target Family Day at the Museum of Latin American Art- in Long Beach
3. Garden Grove Strawberry Festival- Free Admission
4. Us Open of Body boarding- Free Admission
5. Griffith Park Travel Town Railroad Museum- Free Admission
6. The Getty- Free Admission
7. Art Odissey @ The Getty Villa- Free Admission
8. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
9. Round House Aquarium- Free Admission
10. Robots & Us exhibit at the Discovery Science Center
Monday May 25th
1. Free Admission to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library
2. Disney Christmas Carol Train Exhibit
3. California Science Center
4.Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
5. Us Open of Body Boarding
6. A visit to Seaside Lagoon.
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First off I want to thank all of my readers for the wonderful tips you email me with. I love them and I am so thankful for all of you. I received a couple of emails this week about Disney’s Christmas Carol Train Tour. Christmas for Memorial Day Weekend? You bet!!
Disney’s Christmas Carol Train Tour will be hitting the road with a 40 city train tour extravaganza that will kick off Memorial Day weekend in Union Station in Downtown LA. The four train car interactive experience will feature a 3-D Disney theater featuring clips of the upcoming Christmas Carol film, fun activities, Radio Disney, performances and well a Disney experience. If you are in the area or are looking for something different to do you might want to check this experience. Here is more information about the train tour.
Stay tuned for a must-read Memorial Weekend activity guide. There is so much to do this weekend!! You are going to love it!!
I love this time of year because summer is right around the corner. Summer time to me is all about having fun with the kids indoors and outdoors. My daughter Lauren has only 1 week left of school and I’m starting planing what we will do this summer. I remembered from last year a program that we enjoyed and one that you will not want to miss.It will keep your kiddos entertained twice a week and it is absolutely free.
The Regal Entertainment Group who own Edwards and Regal Cinemas are once again offering their summer family film festival beginning on June 16th. It is 9 weeks of free movies for kids and parents. The movies will run every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10am during the festival. The seating is first come, first serve- you might want to get there a bit early to make sure you get good seats.
It’s a fantastic program and I think it’s amazing that it’s absolutely free!! Click here for a list of participating theaters and start planning your summer!! Enjoy!!