I consider myself a pretty lucky lady. Not only do I get to attend all of my children’s events and do most of my work from home, but I also get the opportunity to go to special media events where I can learn about the latest and greatest things.
After helping prepare the school garden, the kids (especially Noah and Emma) were even more excited to plant our own garden. You may remember that last summer was the first year we had planted a raised garden of our own in our side yard. Noah is just now really old enough to full understand how planting a garden works and the work that goes into making it a success – and all of that comes from hands on education and awareness – it makes it so much more exciting for young kids, and they are more eager to try new vegetables’ after they’ve put the work into caring for the plants.
We’ve got about half of our little garden finished at this point and Noah is proud to have his first “garden” barrel of his very own this year.
The Exhibit runs Saturday May 16th from 9-9 and Sunday May 17th from 10-7. Admission for 13 years and older is $20, Seniors 65 + is $18. Children ages 2-12: Exhibit PLUS is $25, Exhibit only is $18. Children 1 year and under FREE.
I’m so excited to partner up with Discover the Dinosaurs and giveaway a family four pack of tickets to TWO readers! Enter below and share this fun contest with a friend…or two!
Disclaimer: We received passes to Discover the Dinosaurs, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own
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Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best house cleaner. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that we live in a total disaster, but with three kids and all of their activities, plus a part-time job, part-time business, and everything else that comes up – well, sometimes the dishes don’t’ get done, and the garage is quite frankly – a mess.
One thing I think I have mastered though is what the most important things to get cleaned are. A lot of you will be having guests over during the holidays, and with so many things to accomplish in just a few short days like last-minute shopping and baking, well, cleaning is probably the last thing you want to do! Even though we’re not going to be having company this year, I certainly don’t want a disaster in my house over the two days that we will all actually be home together – with no schedules. After all, there will be plenty of wrapping paper and toys to take over the living room – they don’t need any competition.
How was everyone’s Halloween? I can’t believe it’s over already and that November is literally minutes away. I’m kind of bummed because I just feel like I could get into the spooky cheer today as much as normal – for a number of reasons. Anika has been gone at outdoor school this week and just got back today at 1 pm – so she didn’t get to carve pumpkins with us last night. Our small town had a big football game tonight, which is fine except that it put a damper on all of the trick or treating celebrating.
Yesterday Noah had his Halloween party, and this afternoon Emma had hers. They all got sugared up on anything you can think of that was colored orange and then all played bingo in their costumes. I had a little Greek Goddess on my hands.
I made sure that I signed the waivers online first so I wouldn’t have to worry about that when we got there. We entered in to the large building and my kids let out a little gasp of anticipation. There were multiple areas with different activities for them to play on – sections for all ages to jump, certain areas for just younger children, a basketball bouncing area, a foam pit – and all of the sections had their own attendant supervising everyone.
- A goody bag
of Dinosaur Train merchandise (worth $100 dollars)
- lunch (up to $60) for a
family of four in our cafe with a visit from with Buddy the T.rex with time to
take photos alongside him.
- Also included is a family four pack of coach tickets
to the Western Train Robbery aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad (valued at $110).
CANCER SURVIVOR AND MOM, TRISHA HENRY GAFFNEY
TRYING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL
HEARING MORE BAD NEWS
TAKING CONTROL AND MOVING FORWARD
I love my kids so much, and even though it makes me sad how quickly they are growing up, I’m so glad that we are past the diaper and potty training stage!
Before I had children I had never used or purchased a baby wipe – ever. But now, well I couldn’t imagine life without them! Between messy car rides, sticky peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and those moments when you have to suddenly clean dirt off of their hands and faces (and your not home!) we use Pampers Wipes all the time, and not just for the kids! I’ll use them when I need to clean something off quick like extra dirt on my shoes or a spot on my shirt.
It’s hard work being a mom especially one with young ones, and sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to get everything done, believe me I know it. I sincerely believe on of the nicest things you can do for another mom is to treat them from a break away from the messes and cleaning, and I try to remember to do that for my friends every now and again. Pampers knows how hard it is to keep the house clean with kids in and out too, so they are giving away a Spring Gentle Clean Gift Basket to one lucky reader! This gift basket includes:
- Cleaning Caddy
- Hand Lotion
- Swiffer Wet Jet
- Pampers Wipes
There is also a Twitter Party happening this week where you can engage with other moms online if you want to learn new ways to help making spring cleaning easier while using Pampers Wipes and wine prizes at the same time by joining the #PampersWipes Twitter Party!
Here are the details:
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct)
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + $50 SpaFinder.com Gift Card
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + $50 Car Cleaning Service Gift Card
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + $100 Merry Maids Gift Card
1 Box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes (448 ct) + Roomba Pet and Allergy (ARV $450)
Now on to the giveaway!