Archive for the 'Summer fun' Category



Our Annual Whale Watching + Aquarium of the Americas + Baby Penguins = FUN

Published on September 9, 2013

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We had such a great time whale watching this year with Harbor Breeze Cruises and Aquarium of the Americas! It was an amazing day, weather-wise, and the Critter and I enjoyed the company of some of our favorite blogger pals and their kiddos as we cut across the ocean in the gorgeous new addition to [...]


Counting Blessings at Summer’s End

Published on August 6, 2013

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Thank you all for all your kindnesses, comforting comments and private messages with regard to my last post. Your support really has helped me to get back to the business of being me and taking care of my family. In loading these photos that might have been posted back in June, I realize how much [...]


Going Downtown to Soar with Reading 2012

Published on August 17, 2012

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Blue Whales, Green Watershed, and Penguins!

Published on August 13, 2012

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Our first day after summer school was to head down to the Aquarium of the Pacific to learn about blue whales and to go on a whale watching tour. We had the pleasure of boarding ship with Yvonne, Courtney, Shelby, and Adrienne, all moms with kids in tow. I have posted six videos of our [...]


Mary Poppins at the Ahmanson for a Great price!

Published on July 31, 2012

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I am beyond thrilled to get tickets to see this while my mom is here. How wonderful will it be to see this classic of my childhood with my family? I can still remember seeing the Disney movie when I was a tiny child – I LOVED it!
There’s a fantasitc promo right now, too [...]


Celebrate Summer Reading with PBSKids online & at a FUN August 7th event!

Published on July 30, 2012

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The Soar with Reading initiative is back for a second year, working to place books in the hands of kids in need and keep kids reading all summer long! With online activities and an awesome sweepstakes, PBS Kids, Barefoot Books and Jet Blue have partnered to help young imaginations SOAR! That’s not all [...]


Summer Art & Events Inspire

Published on July 19, 2012

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Dear reader, what a summer we’re having! If you follow my Twitter stream, you know I haven’t deserted y’all – My Perfect Husband (now also known as the BeverlyHillsDad!), the Critter and I have really been enjoying all the activities and events we possibly can, because you know how we love people, style, and fun. [...]


Kicking off Summer with PBS Kids

Published on June 19, 2012

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One of the best parts about having a kidlet is having the legitimate excuse to immerse myself in kids’ stuff, to which I have admitted an addiction. I think back on summers in Gulfport Mississippi, where my parents’ office was located across the street from the very glamorous (really!) Gulfport-Harrison Library. I would spend hour [...]


Paul Frank and BabiesRUs host a Sweet Mommy and Me at Beverly Hills Hotel

Published on June 11, 2012

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You may remember what an AWESOME time we had last year with Paul Frank. We were super lucky this year as well to be guests at a divine Mommy and Me Event at the Beverly Hills Hotel hosted by our cool pals at Paul Frank and BabiesRUs. Moms were treated to preview the summer [...]


Nothing’s Impossible with the Possibility Shop!

Published on October 17, 2011

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We always have such a great time when the folks from Disney Family and The Jim Henson Company get our blogging families together to introduce us to creative fun for our children. I adore being able to take the Critter to the iconic studios where imaginations are free to roam. We recently spent a delightful [...]