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Free 2017 Easter Egg Hunts

Easter is just around the corner and it should be a fun exciting day with Family and Friends.  After all what kid doesn’t love hunting for eggs and taking pictures with the Easter Bunny.  I have compiled a list of Free Community Easter Egg Hunts taking place over the next two weekends in Orange County.  So go out and take the little ones to an Easter Egg Hunt this year and enjoy a day of fun activities!

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Bunny Blast: “An Egg Wonderland”  Join Alice and her Wonderland Friends for a fun filled event.  Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at El Toro Park  23701 Los Alisos Blvd. Lake Forest, Ca.   Don’t forget your camera to take pictures with Nectar, Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the white rabbit and of course the Easter Bunny.  For more information call 949-273-6960

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Easter Block Party on Saturday, April 15th 2017 from 12:00 pm to 3:000pm at SBC Family Church at 4300 Westminster Santa Ana, Ca.  Fun Activities include Games, Jumpers, Music, Raffles and Food.  For more information visit https://sbc.family/#sbc-1

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Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Super Sport’s Gym 2190 N. Canal St. Orange, Ca. 92865. Grab your Easter Basket and join the fun.  Activities include Face Painting, Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny Photo, Giveaways and Raffles.   Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-wide-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-33035855132

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Easter Bunny is coming to Anaheim Plaza 510 N. Euclid St Anaheim, Ca. On Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Fun Activites include A Bunny Petting Area, Face Painting and Music.

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Healthy  Kids  Expo & Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 11:00am-5:00pm. Enjoy a day of fun at VIP Dance Studio 3625 w. Mac Arthur Blvd #307/308 Santa Ana, Ca. 92704     Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-healthy-kids-expo-tickets-32606593198

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Spring Fling Family Event on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 10am to 1:00pm at Soco & The OC Mix 3303 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, Ca 92626.  Activities include Photo Booth, Easter Bunny, Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Arts & Crafts and Scavenger Hunt.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sixth-annual-spring-fling-at-Soco-and-the-oc-mix-tickets-32545691038?aff=efbeveenttix

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Easter Eggcitement and Spring Carnival on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Kraemer Park 201 N. Bradford Ave. Placentia, Ca. 92870.  Children’s Egg Hunt and games. Some activities and food require purchase. For more information, please call 714- 528-1906.

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Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at Knabe Community Regional Park 19700 Bloomfield Avenue Cerritos, Ca.  Bring your Easter Basket and enjoy the fun.  Activities include Jumpers, Games, and Crafts.  Light snacks and beverages will be available for a nominal fee.

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Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Ford Park 469 W. Wilshire Ave. Fullerton, Ca.  Free Food.  Activities include Egg Hunt, Games and Crafts.  Sponsored by CLC Church.   *Correction this event is taking place on Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm at Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W. Harvard St. Santa Ana, Ca. 92704.  Activities include Games, Face Painting, Music, Crafts and Prizes.

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A fun day for the whole family.  Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Orange Villa Bible Church in the City of Orange. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-fun-day-tickets-32666261668?aff=erellivmlt

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Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Anaheim Marketplace in the City of Anaheim.  Activities include Magic Show, Jumpers, Crafts, Live Music, Face Painting and lots of fun. Register for the egg hunt at their front office by April 14th and receive a free Easter basket.  For more information please call 714-999-0888.

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Easter Eggstravaganza on Friday, April 14th, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am at Laguna Hills Community Center 25555 Alicia Parkway Laguna hills, Ca. 92653.   Activities include Bounce House, Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Crafts, Snacks, Drinks, Goody Bags, Donuts, Raffles and Egg Hunt.

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Easter Eggcitement 2017 on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Tanager Park 1780 Hummingbird Dr. Costa Mesa, Ca.    Activities include Photo Booth with Easter Bunny, Bounce House, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Crafts and Refreshments.  Presented by Torelli Realty.

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Dana Point Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 9:00am at two different locations.  Pines Park 34941 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, Ca & Sea Canyon Park 33093 Santiago Dr. Dana Point, Ca.  Egg Hunts start promptly at 10:00am.  Activities include Puppet Show, Games, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Visits.  For more information, call 949-248-3530

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A day at Irvine Railroad Park Pumpkin Patch!

A yearly Autumn tradition making memorable moments at our favorite park, enjoying the Pumpkin Patch!

the train at Irvine Railroad Park
Excited to ride the Tractor
When witches go riding & black cscats are seen!
Selecting the best pumpkins to take home!
Miss Bebe
Cheese…
The famous chair!
At the John Deer Tractor Race Track having fun!
it was a bright sunny day ☀️
The perfect spot!
The Barber Shop
Hay Rides
Ready to pick pumpkins🎃
Making Memories…

panning for gold!
How tall this Fall?
Cookie decorating
Enjoying the train ride !

Orange County Splash Pads

Summer is almost here!  We are sharing a list of active Splash Pads located in Orange County, California.  The kids will have a blast playing in the water.  The best part most of them are free!  So this summer grab your towels and let the kids splash away in the sun.  Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Enjoy!!

 

Splash Pad at Sigler Park 

7200 Plaza Street

Westminster, Ca. 92682

(714) 895-2860

Free Admission

Hours of operation for the 2016 Season:
Weekends: May 28th-Sept. 25th from 12Noon – 5pm
Daily: June 20th – Sept. 5th 12 Noon – 5pm

Harry M. Dotson Park (Pirate Park)

10350 Fern Street
Stanton, Ca. 92841
(714) 379-9222

Free Admission

Splash Pad opens Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Sept. 5th, 2016

Heritage Park Splash Pad

14301 Yale Avenue
Irvine, Ca. 92604
(949) 724-6750

Free Admission

Hours of operation:
10am to 7:00pm
Splash Pad runs all year long due to its recycling features.

Crown Valley Community Park Splash Pad

29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, Ca. 92677
(714) 425-5100

Free Admission

Hours of operation for the 2016 Season:
10am to 6:00pm
Memorial Day Weekend May 30th, 2016 through Labor Day September 5, 2016

Lemon Park Spray Pool

701 S. Lemon Street
Fullerton, Ca. 92823
(714) 738-6575

Free Admission

Hours of operation for the 2016 Season:
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Memorial Day Weekend May 30th, 2016 through Labor Day September 5, 2016
*Bathing Suit Required*


Terramor Aquatic Park

26281 O’neill Drive
Ladera Ranch, Ca. 92694

*For Ladera Ranch Residents and Guest Only*

Hours of operation for the 2016 Season:
Memorial Day Weekend May 30th, 2016 through Labor Day September 5, 2016

Atlantis Play Resort

13630 Atlantis Way
Garden Grove, Ca. 92844
(714) 892-6015

Hours of operation for the 2016 Season:
Mondays (CLOSED)
Tuesdays – Friday 10am-2:00pm
Saturdays – 10am to 4:00pm
Sundays – 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Splash Pad’s zone is schedule to open on June 7th, 2016 through Labor Day Weekend Sept. 5th, 2016

Cost: $2 (3 years old and up)
Free (2 years old and under)

For our Inland Empire Friends:

Citrus Splash Park

1250 Santana Way
Corona, Ca. 92881
(951) 736-2241

Hours of operation:
10:00am to 7:00pm
May 1st to Sept. 30th, 2016

Rancho Jurupa Park

4800 Crestmore Road
Riverside, Ca. 92509
(951)684-7032

Splash Pad will be open upon demand.
Please contact 1(800) 234-7275

Bebe and Mommy’s Landmark

Daddy is painting a new window trim.  Guess what?  Bebe and Mommy decided to sneak a bit of paint and get crafty!  Yes, We now have our very own Landmark at home!  Daddy even gave us compliments and extra paint to finish off our project!  The best part it was easy and peacy!

There is nothing like having your own Landmark!

All you need is a heart stencil, which is very easy to make. Fold a piece of paper in half, trace half of a heart, cut it, tape it to the floor and paint over it!  Wallah your done!

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Our stencil/free hand cut without a pattern
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The Finish Project!
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Bebe and Mommy
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Lifetime Memories

Dole Pineapple Whip

 

It’s been hot lately so I decided to make Bebe a delicious alternative to ice-cream.  By the way this is our second time making Creamy Pineapple Whip, only two ingredients and super easy to make.  A perfect hot weather treat that the whole family will enjoy, besides it’s healthy and yummy.

Inspired by Hawaii’s Famous Dole Plantation Pineapple Whip!

 

Ingredients:

1  can (20 oz.) of diced Dole pineapple -Frozen Overnight

1 cup of coconut milk

Directions:

Place frozen pineapple and coconut milk into a blender or food processor.

Blend till it becomes creamy.

Serve and Enjoy!

Optional *Garnish with fresh berries.

Note: You may have to add more coconut milk if your blender is not powerful enough.

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The perfect treat!
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Yum!
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Dole Pineapple Whip
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Healthy
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20 oz. pineapple slices or chunks 
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Place juice/pineapple chunks in a sandwich bag.
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Freeze Overnight!

 

 

Our Staycation at the Great Wolf Lodge

We couldn’t wait for Grand Opening Day of course we had to be there to experience all the great fun.  After all it is the first indoor water park resort of any kind in California.

The minute we walked in we were greeted with great smiles the hospitality was wonderful!  The kids couldn’t wait to jump in the water.  However, that wasn’t quite possible.  First we had to check in and honestly it was a mad house, but worth every single minute we stood in line to check-in and get our wristbands. By the way you don’t want to loose your wristbands, without them you won’t be able to use the water park.  There  is a $40 additional charge per wristband if you need to replace it.  Besides they work as your credit card and room key.  You can make any type of purchases throughout the resort with your wristband which was A+ plus to me. Saved me from having to carry my wallet around the resort specially inside the water park.

The water park comes with a wave pool, water slides, lazy river, basket ball court pool, and many other water activities for all ages. There is plenty of non-water activities to do such Bowling, Arcade, Minituare Golf, Magic Quest, Howly Wood X-D Theater  which is a 3D motion simulator ride along with morning and nightly activities to keep the little ones busy.  There is also numerous restaurants on site.  Our favorite one was the Loose Moose were we spent our Saturday morning having breakfast.  They also have a Pizzeria next to the Arcade. However, they sold out on Grand Opening Day.  We didn’t get a chance to sink out teeth into one of them yummy slices.  I have to admit we were all a bit upset.  So while the kids played at the Arcade, Mommy called Pizza Hut!  That sort of took care of the problem.

They also have a few retail shops and Scoops kids spa which happened to be our favorite of all.  With that said we can’t wait to come back for another Staycation and make more lifetime memories.  The best part was waking up the following morning and finding great news delivered under our door.  A letter from Management apologizing for the delay in check in giving us a $150 room credit and a complimentary future night stay!  Great Wolf Lodge really knows how to keep their guest happy.  Did we say we love you Great Wolf Lodge!  The best Staycation experience ever. The kids and I loved it!  Oh and Daddy can’t stop talking about it!  We’ll definitely be back soon!

 

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Great Wolf Lodge
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Full Lobby on Grand Opening Day

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Rock Fireplace

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Fort Mackenzie

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The Water Slides
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Crooked Creek
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Lazy River Feeling
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Crooked Creek
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Fun Day

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My little Princess loved it
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We love turtles

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Cousin Time
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Slides
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Located inside the Water Park
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The kids got hungry while playing in the water park
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Swipe your wristband to pay
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Storytelling
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After Storytelling comes a dance workout
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Great Wolf Lodge knows how to entertain the kids
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At the Pizzeria
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Making Lifetime Memories
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Arcade
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Bebe girl
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Kids Bowling
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Indoors Mini Golf
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Magic Quest Stations

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Scoops Kis Spa
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Kids Spa

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Spa Time

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Bath Bombs-Colorful Soaps
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Body wash
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All you can eat Breakfast Buffet
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Dunkin’ Donuts
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Breakfast at the Loose Moose

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Breakfast Time
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Healthy Living
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Wave Pool

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Great Wolf Lodge
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Bunny enjoying his Staycation!

 

Fruit Loop Bird Feeder

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, Bebe and I decided to make colorful Heart Bird Feeders.  After all we can snack and craft at the same time.  It’s all about making memories.  We had a blast towards the end.  It was more like a Fruit Loop confetti party!  There was Fruit Loops all over the place.  Bebe was so excited the joy on her face was priceless!  We definitely made lifetime memories.

It was so simple and easy!  Grab a Chenille Stem and Fruit Loops.

Start by forming the heart first.

String the Fruit Loops onto the Chenille Stem.

Once the cereal is strung, bring the bottom together and twist.

Lastly add string or twine to hang the bird feeder.

Enjoy!

 

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Fruit Loops
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Shape the heart first!
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Bebe stringing the Fruit Loops
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Perfect as a snack!
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Valentine’s Day Crafts ❤️
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Fruit Loop Confetti Party
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Bird Feeders
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Rainbow Heart Feeder
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The End!