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Our Fun at the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Dragons Circus

Ringling Bros Clowns

Last night we had so much fun at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Dragons circus! This is an absolute must-see show and is, indeed, the greatest show on earth! We enjoyed everything about the show and in fact, we took nearly 600 photos! Whoa, right!? It took forever to go through and pick which ones I would share because I really wanted to show you everything! But, I narrowed it down so take a look at the highlights from our circus … [Read more...]

Win Tickets to the Metro Detroit Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Barnum & Bailey Circus

Disclosure: My family will receive tickets in exchange for posting about this event. No compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own. Remember last week I told you the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to the metro Detroit area? (Make sure you check out that post and learn all about the performance! There's also a coloring sheet for the kids!) Well, now they are giving you a chance to win a family four pack … [Read more...]

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents Dragons in Metro Detroit

Dragons Circus

That's right! It's time for the circus! Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey is sponsoring this post and they'll be bringing "Dragons" to The Palace of Auburn Hills November 3-7, 2013! Here are some details about this amazing circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon.  Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic Review

Incredibles on Ice

I have been a huge Disney on Ice fan since my now senior in high school was little. I took him to every show that came to the Detroit area and we both loved it! This year I was excited to see the 100 Years of Magic show when it came to Detroit. 100 years!? Wow, Disney sure has been around for a long time and they continue to get better and better! I was concerned with how the little ones would do since they had never made it through an entire … [Read more...]

Our Easy Solution for Halloween Themed Family Time? Tombstone and Nestle!

Nestle Nerds Cupcake Shop

We decided to have a small Halloween party this past weekend just to get some practice at preparing Halloween items and to just have some fun with the kids! Ok, and we wanted to get some Halloween ideas going for later this month! We want to make Halloween fun for the kids since they are still toddlers, not scary so check out some of the fun things we did for Halloween! The night before we prepared our Halloween cupcakes. We wanted to do … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Train Live in Detroit November 22 (Giveaway)

Dinosaur Train

We will receive tickets to the show in exchange for posting about this. The tickets, along with the winner's tickets, are sponsored by Olympia Entertainment. We have a three year old who is a big fan of Dinosaur Train! Dinosaurs and trains, what preschooler isn't intrigued? When we found out the Dinosaur Train was coming to Detroit we were thrilled!! Our toddlers can't wait to go, what about yours? ;) Get the Dinosaur Train … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice at The Palace October 16-20, Metro Detroit (Discount Code)

Disney on Ice Mickey/Minnie

If you weren't the lucky winner of the 4 Disney on Ice tickets, you can still get your tickets with a discount! We all love discounts, right!? And who doesn't love Disney on Ice!? I admit...sometimes I think I love it more than the kids! ;) Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only … [Read more...]

Disney’s Frozen Activity Sheets for the Kids (and you!) Now Available!

FrozenActivity3

Who else can't wait to see this movie!? I am so excited about seeing it Thanksgiving weekend and I know our little ones will love it! Here are some Frozen activity sheets you and the kids can keep busy on to pass the time until Frozen arrives in theaters!! ;) Note: Please click on each image to load a full page PDF for better printing and loads of fun! Frozen Activity Sheets       Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic – Metro Detroit Giveaway

Disney on Ice is celebrating 100 years of magic and who doesn't want to be a part of this!? Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting moments from … [Read more...]

A Day Out with Thomas Creates Lifetime Memories

Thomas Welcome Sign

We recently went to the Day Out with Thomas event in our area. We were given tickets for the family in exchange for a review. I wasn't sure what all to expect other than a train ride and a few crafts or fun things for the kids. Let me tell you...I was completely shocked by the amount of things there were to do and how amazing every single thing was. The kids had a blast, and even us older ones had fun! ;) Our day with Thomas really did create a … [Read more...]

Packing for a Family Break (Guest Post)

Packing the essentials for a family holiday can be prove to be a bit of a rigmarole – especially when you’re put in charge of organising the brood and ensuring that everyone has packed all the necessities. Sometimes, it’s easier to just do it yourself and with the help of a handy checklist, you can be done in no time. Travelling with children, whether it’s to one of the lovely UK breaks or abroad, can be a stressful time if you don’t think … [Read more...]

We Had A Golden Time at the Goldfish Swim School in Clarkston, Michigan

Goldfish Swim Sign

Disclosure: My children received a complimentary swimming lesson and I received compensation for this sponsored post through TweetTeam.com, regardless, all opinions are 100% my own. Swimming is something I have always loved doing. I've always wanted to take my little ones to swimming lessons but there were always reasons that kept me from doing so. Those reasons included everything from lack of money when our oldest was a toddler/child to … [Read more...]

All Aboard for the Thomas the Train Birthday from Birthday Express

Thomas Party Decor

When it was time to plan my now three year old's birthday, I was exhausted. I was in mid-first trimester of this pregnancy and I just didn't have a lot of time to dedicate to the party. I felt incredibly guilty about this because he was going to be THREE, he didn't understand first trimester exhaustion. He deserved a party that was fun and full of his favorite character: Thomas the Train...but where was I going to find the time or energy to … [Read more...]

Disney Home Entertainment Preview and a Giveaway!

DVD Prize Package

I always love to see exciting new things that the people at Disney are working on. The last morning I was in LA back in June, we were given a preview of some amazing things to come! Disney is always hard at work when it comes to entertaining the whole family and we saw just that in these new home entertainment releases! The one thing I was most excited about was The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition! This has always been one of my absolute favorite … [Read more...]

We’re Going to the Day Out with Thomas Event in Flint, Michigan!

Day Out with Thomas

Our three year old is quite the Thomas fan. What three year old isn't though, right? Even our 1 1/2 year old daughter gets excited when she hears the Thomas music! She loves it, too! I am thrilled that the Day Out with Thomas event is coming to the area and they are so generous that they are giving us tickets so we can experience this event and tell everyone all about it! Thomas the Tank Engine has traveled all the way from the Island of Sodor … [Read more...]

It’s Here!! It’s Here!! Disney’s Planes is in Theaters Today! #DisneyPlanesEvent

I have to say this is the movie I've been most excited about this year. There are many reasons and some I'll tell you about today to get you just as excited to see Disney's Planes THIS WEEKEND!!!! It's here, it's here!!! Granted, I have already seen the movie during a sneak preview when I was in LA earlier this summer, but that is more reason for you to REALLY listen to me and take the kids to see it this weekend! I really do know what I'm … [Read more...]

Manchester with the Kids: Keeping it Stress Free and Fun (Guest Post)

Traveling anywhere with the kids can be a hassle if you’re not prepared, especially when you have kids of various ages that you need to keep entertained. We all know how difficult it is to find activities that all will enjoy so the trick is to incorporate activities that each age group will enjoy, making them more likely to accept the trips that don’t appeal to them. While heading abroad brings its own issues, traveling to a city in the UK can … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday with a THREE Year Old!

3rd Birthday

This past weekend we celebrated three birthdays in our house: my husband, LA and myself. Of course, the biggest celebration was for our darling three year old, LA! We had a Thomas Bowling Party and he had so much fun! Take a look at a few of the pictures: Love this big, bright smile! <3     They had so much fun bowling! Cake time! Yes, he sang "Happy Birthday" with everyone else and cheered for himself when he … [Read more...]

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Hits the Stage Aug 23, 24 & 25 (Detroit Area)

If you give a mouse a cookie

If you have a toddler or young child, chances are you've heard of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"! This production is coming to the Detroit area! Read all about it in the press release below and then enter to win a family four pack of tickets!! As an elementary school teacher, my husband is very familiar with this book and says this should be a great production! I know I am excited to take our little ones! FAMILY FAVORITE TALE IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE … [Read more...]

Clorox 2 – Take the Pledge to Play Outside with Your Kids!

We live in Michigan so playing outside is limited to the season we are in unfortunately. We make it outside though in at least three of our seasons, if not all four! We absolutely LOVE to do outside activities or just be outside with the kids! When we get together with family my husband and I are always outside doing something with our kids, and our nieces and nephews. We believe that outside activity is a huge part of a child's life so we try to … [Read more...]