We had the great privilege of being blessed with my mom’s company for the better part of this last week. It was the first time she had seen our new home, so we were excited to explore our new city with her and just hang out. (Well, Mom couldn’t help herself and she did a bit of organizing and lots of cleaning, too - Thanks, Mom!!) But, for the most part we all had lots of fun!
The highlight of our adventures together, however, was today. We played with the Smithsonian Rocket Science kit I recently got from the Walmart Moms Holiday Trip.
We got all of the supplies together, measured out the baking soda and vinegar, and headed outside.
Oh, my goodness… the hilarity that ensued!
Try #1 flopped
So, we added more soda and vinegar and we were on to Try #2
Try #4 (with a little lesson about Thomas Edison)
And, then… finally!!
As y’all know, I am part of the Walmart Moms Program. I did receive the Smithsonian Science kit, but did not receive any other compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post… I just thought it was a fun story! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We were just invited to join in the thrilling world of Circus Vargas. We are looking forward to taking a look beyond the sawdust and spangles, and peeking past the wonder and the mystique and discover why Circus Vargas is America’s Favorite Big Top Circus!
Unveiling its greatest collaboration to date, Tabares Entertainment joins forces with famed singing Ringmaster Kevin Venardos for a production of musical magnitude in its most exciting, innovative edition ever! Acting as host and master of ceremonies, Venardos skillfully melds melody with movement, adds a bit of Broadway and a splash of razzle-dazzle for an unbelievably entertaining extravaganza!
We plan to arrive thirty minutes early for the interactive pre-show where we will all get a chance to be the stars in center ring. I hear we’ll even be guided through a crash course in circus skills with host and the “Iron Chin” Jon Weiss and his lovely wife Laura. Fun times!
IT’S MUSICAL, IT’S MEMORABLE … IT’S CIRCUS VARGAS — It’s family entertainment at its finest, and it’s coming our way. The blue and gold big top will be in Roseville at the Westfield Galleria August 9 through 13 and in Sacramento at the California State Fairgrounds August 16 through 20.
For more information about Circus Vargas and to purchase tickets visit www.circusvargas.com, by phone at 877-468-3861, or at the circus box office which opens one day prior to the first show.
Enter to win tickets for your family to see Circus Vargas at either the Roseville or the Sacramento location (four tickets total). Just leave me a comment with your favorite circus memory – when you were a kid or with your own kids, what you think of when you hear there is a circus in town, and/or what you look forward to most when the Big Top is in town. You may enter once a day through July 31st.
We were given tickets to experience Circus Vargas in exchange for this giveaway.
School’s out for summer! And thanks to MOO, the leading online print service and gifting resource, parents at their wit’s end won’t need to fret about how to entertain their kids.
Here are a couple of great ideas to keep your young kiddo’s sharp through the entire summer:
Flashy fun with memory cards - Flash cards are a very simple concept – all you need is some memorable photos of family members, and some MOO Postcards. You can put different images on the front of every card, so you can use a whole range of familiar pictures from your child’s life, from their school teacher to their favorite toy to the playground near their home.
Learning game- Try and make your own version of the “Alphabet Game” by asking your kids to find items beginning with letters of the alphabet and photograph them holding up their items. You can make your own Alphabet Cards (with a little help from MOO) and turn learning the ABC’s into a fun, family game.
Alphabet Cards made with MOO Postcards
We’re also in the middle of Blog Conference Season. With EVO days away (EEK!!), and BlogHer in just a few short weeks, you need to make sure you have plenty of business cards with all of your contact info. I would highly recommend including a photo of yourself on your cards… It’s a great way to be sure that all of the new friends you make remember you long after the conference is over!
At MOO there are lots of different styles and sizes from which to choose, so you can have cards made that reflect who you are and what you do.
My friends at MOO have given me a discount code to share with you! You can save 15% on your product total (excluding shipping) when you use F9XJBX. (Offer expires August 31, 2012)
This is the last week of school for my kiddos. We are all so excited, but I’m afraid summertime will fly by way too fast. It doesn’t feel like there will be enough time to catch up with the kiddos for all of the time lost together during the school year. I just hope we get to cross off some things from our summer bucket list!
- Traveling Together – Ray and I plan to take Noah and Ben to Southern California to play at Disneyland and California Adventure. We are excited about being there just as CarsLand opens! We also plan to take Ethan, Zach, Julia, and Josh with us to New York in August. I will be attending BlogHer, while everyone explores the city. We also hope to take a trip out to Coney Island to play, and then Ellis and Liberty Islands. We can’t wait!
- Beating the Heat Outdoors – Horseback riding, hiking, butterfly chasing, and fun in the water… we’ll be enduring – and beating – the heat all while having a blast outdoors.
- Staying Cool Indoors – With visiting grandparents, writing letters to pen pals and our sponsored children in Africa, free movies at Regal Theaters and free bowling, we plan to stay cool indoors as much as possible.
What’s on YOUR family’s summer bucket list?