Weekend Happenings!

Burbank Town Center Snow Day! - Dec. 11th - Fifteen tons of fresh snow, refreshments, music, and an ice sculptor make for a really cool day, on the AMC Walkway.  201 East Magnolia, Burbank  11am-2pm

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade! - Dec. 11th  - 6pm - 8pm - Boat Parade kicks off with a fireworks display, launched from the jetty near the entrance to the main channel. All evening long, the boats circle the channel, decked out for the holidays on a grand scale.    Each boat does three laps to show off the decorations, music, dancing, and other performances on board. The entire Marina offers great vista points, including the many restaurants with water views. Parking in all nearby county lots is free either evening.  http://www.mdrboatparade.org/

Holiday Cookie Party! - Dec. 11th - 3:30pm - Kids and parents can make holiday cookies for the holidays. Advance registration is required.  $35 Kids Space Childrens Museum - 480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena

Hollywood Christmas Parade

2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade
benefiting Toys for Tots

When:   Sunday, November 28th 6pm

Where:  Starting on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange, the U-shaped parade route will travel east to vine, South on vine to Sunset Blvd. and West on Sunset back to Orange. 

Larry King was announced Grand Marshall and other celebrities include Erik Estrada,  Laura McKenzie, Sara Ramirez, Donna Mills, Sarah Drew.....and many more including the main man himself - Santa Claus!

Toys"R"Us Mom

**Disclosure: I will received a gift card and goodie bag for my involvement in this promotion.

Who doesn't love spending time roaming around Toys"R"Us?? They seem to have been around for as long as I can remember and now when I take my own children we seem to spend hours looking and playing with some cool toys! We've all heard the saying "I want to be a Toys"R"Us kid" I'm sure we'll find our kids singing that phase the closer and closer we get to the holidays!

Now it's our turn! "I want to be a Toys"R"Us Mom" is the new hit phase and I'm singing it!! Yes, you sing it once, it's in your head for a while! LOL! Toys"R"Us will be celebrating Mom's at their Grand Opening next week, September 17th in Alhambra, CA. (Nationwide - so check the link below!)

Toys “R” Us is inviting Moms (and Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Friends) to join the I want to be a Toys R Us Mom Promotion!

Locate a Grand Opening or Re-Opening near you by visiting I Want to Be a Toys R Us Mom. Find the state you live in, download your ‘secret coupon’ and redeem it on Grand Opening/Re-Opening Weekend to reveal your shopping discount.

If that is not enough, be one of the first 100 people though the door Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. of opening weekend to receive your free gift bag valued at over $100!

Hope to see you in Alhambra next week........

Toys"R"Us - Alhambra - Opens at 10am on September 17th
2500 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91802

*The first 100 moms in-store beginning at 9:30am on the Friday of each Grand Opening weekend will receive a complementary gift bag. Limit one per customer. Available while supplies last.

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey which takes audiences on a fun-filled tour to four exciting destinations filled with favorite Disney friends. With Mickey Mouse and Minne Mouse as tour guides, guests will visit the enchanting worlds of Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Lilo and Stitch! Four of our favorite Disney movies!!

Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey will be at the Citizens Business Bank Area in Ontario from October 1st through the 3rd. Ticket prices start at only $16.00 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

We love attending the Disney on Ice show every year, in fact so much that it's become a family tradition. It's something the entire family will treasure for years and can be passed on from generation to generation! For more information visit http://disney.go.com/disneyonice/

Walking With Dinosaurs

So we've all seen the commercial and have wondered - what is this all about??? I know I did. But what goes through my mind next is......is this appropriate for my youngest children who are five and seven years old? I have talked to a few who have attended this event in the past and said we have nothing to worry about...but she does not know my daughter :) LOL!! I'm so nervous at how she will react to the show when we go this coming week. I will have pictures and a full report on the show after we attend.

Walking With Dinosaurs
includes 15 life-sized dinosaurs sharing their story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. I'm excited just as much as the boys are! Should be a fun, exciting and even educational!

Walking With Dinosaurs will be in Southern California September 1st through the 12Th making stops in both Orange County and Los Angeles. Visit www.dinosaurlive.com for ticket prices, dates and more information.

Mickey's Halloween Party

Once school starts I start getting excited out the upcoming seasons! It's a very special time of year when many of us have so much going on as well as the fun events around Southern California. Have you had the opportunity to experience Halloween at the Disneyland Parks? I use to love to take my kids out around the neighborhood trick or treating. But in today's society it seems so unsafe and hardly anyone else it out anymore. This is a great alternative that the kids will love!!

Mickey's Halloween Party moves to Disneyland Park this year, it's previously been held inside California Adventure. I think this is a good move and it will be even more so enjoyed! This is a private event that closes the park for guests who hold a ticket to the event only. That makes it nice because it does not feel over crowded and you are actually able to enjoy the event.

Some fun and exciting changes have been made this year which include -
  • With the event being held inside Disneyland Park you'll have access to almost all the attractions including the themed out Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain.
  • Early Access - I love this!! They did not have this before, but now you will be able to enter the park a few hours early! How exciting!
  • More Treats - They have added more treat stations as well as more treats! Yummy!
  • Exclusive access to Halloween Screams - guests will have exclusive access to the very popular firework spectacular Halloween Screams.

Mickeys Halloween Party will be offered Halloween night and every Tuesday and Friday in October. For ticket prices, hours and more information visit the Disneyland website.


I get so mad at myself every year for not finding out about this until its too late and this year I did it again! The X Games are back in town - starting today through Sunday August 1st. I have two boys who are die hard skate fans and skaters themselves. I know it's last minute and thankfully I won a pair of tickets so will be attending Sunday's events. For those who would like to attend last minute here is the link where you can find more information - I would post it, but there is just so much going on I thought it would be easier if I just gave you the direct link :)


***If you can't make it in person, you can always watch it on TV - I know that's what my sons will be doing for the next few days!! Catch it on ESPN - check you local guide for times and channels. whoohoo - now I'm putting this on my calender for next year to make sure I'm going to be prepared!! LOL!!