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Wordless Wednesday - South Coast Collection #CostaMesa #SoCo


Field Trip to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Buena Park

My family and I were invited to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament for an afternoon of entertainment. I want to tell you about our journey into the Middle Ages via Medieval Times. It began at the will-call window with the kind clerk suggesting we visit their museum for a small fee. We said yes immediately to exploring their Middle Ages Museum called “The Museum of Torture”. It sounded interesting and educational to see Medieval exhibits. As we headed to the museum, a women dressed in traditional Middle Ages attire adorned all of us with blue crowns. We were assigned Don Alberto Del Mau as our Knight for the tournament. This meant we would have to cheer and support our Knight into battle. Don Alberto Del Mau is a young squire who is renowned as a champion of the defenseless.   Armed with this knowledge, we set out to visit the Museum of Torture.     Inside the museum, we realized that living in the Middle ages was a terrible time for all who crossed Royalty.   We saw all s

Red Cross is helping Oklahoma - #RedCross

    All of us are heartbroken to learn of the devastation caused by the recent tornadoes. Our hearts go out to all the families and communities that have been affected by horrible disasters. Sending you prayer. If you know someone who could use this information, please pass it on:   Red Cross The American Red Cross has several shelters open in Oklahoma and Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well . Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.    The Red Cross currently has 4 shelters open at the following locations: St. Andrews Church, 2727 SW 119th Street, Oklahoma City Little Axe Resource Center, 1970 156th Ave. NE, Norman, OK 73026 Carney Oklahoma Senior Center, 301 E. Maple, Carney, OK 74832 Shawnee H

Disney's "PLANES" - #SummerMovie

  This Summer, Disney's newest animated movie,  Planes, is coming to theatres. Based largely on the renderings of Cars, this movie is bound to please.  The Field Trip Mom family loved both "Cars" movies and are extremely excited to see the latest addition to the Disney Animation line up.  Here is a little preview of the movie. Are you excited about this movie like we are?  Break out the box of crayons and print some free coloring pages for your kids and get ready for this sky high new blockbuster.  Click on the link below and enjoy soaring through the clouds with Field Trip Mom!     Official Press Release: From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take o

Looking ahead to Summer Field Trips. - #SummerFun

Planning for summer is important to secure memorable moments.  My family and I have been talking, planning and looking forward to exploring Southern California more this summer.  There are only thirty-five days until we are officially on vacation.  There is so much to do this summer that planning will be crucial to having amazing fun.  So far, we have our beach towels, swim gear and summer clothing ready to go at a moments notice.  The car has been serviced and new tires have been bought.  Now we have to pick where we will go.  There are a few places that we will re-visit and others that will be new experiences for all of us.  I wanted to share our personal list of places to visit and must see places this summer, here are just a few. California Science Center  - Lots of things to see and experience for kids. Keeping science on the mind during summer is helpful.  There are several exhibits that allow you to do hands on learning.  Don't forget the Space Shuttle exhibit.    

Summer Toys @Target by #OurGenerationDolls

Disclaimer: Sponsored post. Esther Rock shares her families personal experience with the OG Dolls. Product Review. Our Generation Dolls story by Esther Rock guest writer.      Our Generation Dolls have met the mark for us. While both my daughters (ages 6 and 3) were excited to open the doll and accessories, my six year old was particularly smitten. This darling doll named Hally came into our lives when I could barely tell anymore what my daughter liked to play with. She had left the preschool toys behind and was ready for something new. This doll is perfect for this new stage she is in and I expect she will actively enjoy this line well into her tween years. The details are abundant with these dolls. The faces, hairstyles and outfits are adorable. The 18" dolls will certainly last long enough to be passed down to little sisters or kept for memories sake. Several dolls have a story to tell, which comes with the doll in a hard cover chapter book as well as props

Invisalign Straight Talk - #INVStraightTalk

  Pictures Courtesy of Invisalign     Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However all thoughts and opinions are all my own. updated 05/07/13   A few weeks ago I took my kids to the dentist for their annual check-up. The appointment was after school on the other side of town.   I drive a few extra miles because my kids love their dentist. The dentist and office personal are extremely friendly people.   Unfortunately, this visit the dentist found cavities and further work needed to be completed.   I felt horrible and sadden about my kids having to come back for treatment.   I knew that they would experience a little pain and some discomfort with the next treatment.   I thanked the Dentist and turned to make the next appointment.   Standing there the nurse came back to let me know that my older child would need an appointment for braces in about 6 months.  Thinking but saying out loud, “Metal braces?”   She wanted to let me know so that I could prepare for the expense and

Not a Wordless Wednesday - #Weddingtree

I can not begin to tell you how much I love trees.... One day on a family field trip we ran into this tree that sits right across from Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano and Mission San Juan Capistrano. There we stood watching a beautiful wedding take place. That is when our family began to discuss that this tree is a witness to all the great moments that the Basilica has to offer. There in plain sight sits this amazing tree offering shade to anyone who will stop and take in a moment. This wonderful tree probably has many stories to tell of brides, grooms, baptisms and all the Catholic celebrations.  What a beautiful tree!!!