Sunday, June 28, 2015

Our First Edaville Visit of 2015: Giveaway!

The weather finally let us get to Edaville this weekend after a few wash outs, and, as always, we had a blast!


There is so much progress going on at the park: construction everywhere, new rides, and a new game room!
Wonder what this will be?

Game Room

My fave new ride

The park is practically brand new! We visited on Berenstain Bears weekend and got a chance to meet the furry family.


It's hard to explain how much fun we had in words, so check out our day in this video:



We can't wait to get back to the park ASAP and as an Edaville Family Ambassador, we'd love to give you a chance to visit this coming holiday weekend for Red, White, and Blue Days. Enter below!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Water Country: Have Some Fun! Giveaway!


This blog has given me the opportunity to become kind of a mommy expert on all things fun for little ones to do, so my next sentence may be a bit of a shock. I have never been to Water Country. I know....incredulous! That is about to change though because the Monsters and I will be tearing it up on some water slides one day very soon and I cannot wait!


There is just so much to look forward to including:

Rides & Slides: Whether you're a thrill seeker or more of a mild rider, there is a slide for everyone.

Waves, Rivers & Pools: Grab a raft and relax your way through the 1/4 mile-long Adventure River, or go around and around through the currents of the Whirlpool. You can even skip the beach this summer and ride the monstrous waves at the Giant Wave Pool.

Kiddie Attractions: Kids can conquer their first waterslide at Ollie Octopus and splash their way through the Tahiti Tree House and Pirates Pool & Lagoon.

I can't wait to share our trip with all of you, but howabout you get a chance to share your Water Country day with me too? I'm giving away two passes to one lucky reader to get wet and wild in New Hampshire. Enter below, and to quote the commercial, "Have some fun!"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Launch RI will Take you to New Heights



Last week the Monsters and I got a chance to go to a bloggers event at Launch Trampoline Park in Warwick, RI. The girls were crazy about the place and it was kind of a relief to have them bouncing on nice safe trampolines instead of their beds for a change.

Launch is an 18,000 sq. ft. indoor sports and family entertainment facility with over 10,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines forming one GIANT jumping surface and angled trampoline walls to bounce off of. The place is amazing for little ones and adults aline; Launch will get your whole family off the couch and in the air in no time! We had a blast as you can see from the video below:




Launch has tons of great programs too, like:

Middle School Night

Calling all Middle Schoolers! Join us for endless jumping, dunking, and dodging the 3rd Friday of every month! Only $15! Open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders only.

Teen Night

Launch Trampoline Park presents Teen Night, the 1st Saturday of every month from 9-11 PM. Only $15! Open to ages 13-19.

Home School Hours

Every Friday from 12:30-3:00 pm! Jump and network with other home schoolers in your area! Only $10/jumper and 1 accompanying parent or guardian gets to jump in on the fun at no additional charge!

Toddler Time

Held every Friday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for children ages 5 and under. Only $10/child and 1 accompanying parent or guardian gets to jump in on the fun…for free!

Special Needs Day

A quieter, private time where we are open exclusively to jumpers with special needs along with their families. Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm. Only $10/jumper and 1 parent or guardian gets to jump along for free! Siblings are also welcome to attend.

SUMMER EVENTS: STARTING JULY 1ST

DINNER AND A MOVIE NIGHTS

  • Every Wednesday 6PM – 7:30PM
  • Stop by every week and catch a great family friendly movie, pizza, soda, and a whole bunch of fun!
  • 1 Jumper + Pizza Slice + Sm. Soda + Movie: $15

UPCYCLING: CRAFTS FOR KIDS

  • Every Thursday 11AM – 12PM
  • Learn about recycling (and upclycing) with non-profit REVIVE THE ROOTS by making arts & crafts out of recycled materials!
  • With the purchase of a jump ticket: FREE

THURSDAY NIGHT SUNDAE

  • Every Thursday 6PM – 7:30PM
  • Get a free ice-cream sundae when you jump at Launch every thursday!
  • With the purchase of a jump ticket: FREE

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENTS

  • June 26th, July 24th, Augusta 21st
  • Teams of 5 Face off for a chance to win cash & prizes! Assemble your team and visit launchri.com to register!
  • $50 per team / Ages 9-13 5-7PM / Ages 14-17 7-9PM / Ages 18+ 9-11PM

THEME NIGHT TEEN NIGHTS

  • Every Saturday 8PM – 10PM
  • Every week is a different party with a different theme. Look out for live music by TYLER & RYAN on select dates!
  • Admission: $15

LIVE MUSIC BY TYLER AND RYAN

  • July 11th, August 8th, August 29th @ 8PM
  • Local Rhode Island Artists famous for their cover songs on YouTube will join us for three live performances!
  • FREE with a TEEN NIGHT admission.
So what are you waiting for? Bounce on over to Launch today!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration on the Road Recap: NYC


I was recently lucky enough to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in New York City. This event is geared towards moms who use their social media influence, like this blog, to capture all the magic of Disney. I have to say, the entire day was covered in pixie dust, right down to the location itself: The New Amsterdam Theater, home of the Broadway smash Aladdin. Being the musical theater nerd that I am, I was beyond stoked to get a chance to spend my day on Broadway.




We spent the first part of the morning having breakfast and networking; it was great to be a in a room full of women who I already knew shared the same passions that I do. We did some pin trading to get the ice broken, but I have to admit I held onto my initial pin: Olaf!


After that it was time to start the conference; we were told to get ready to make our "Broadway debut" and they were not kidding. As we walked into the theater we quickly realized the conference was actually taking place ON the stage at the New Amsterdam...I got to sit where the musical magical happens eight times a week! Jamie Langdon (@LangdonJamie) welcomed us with a Disney acronym for the day: FITS, or fun, inspiring, tips, and surprises. She then showed us some videos of some of the newest things happening at Disney like Disneyland's 60th Diamond Celebration, Disney Cruises leaving from NYC, and the new Broadway quality musical version of Tangled coming Disney Cruises this November (should I buy my cabin now?) She then introduced the various guest speakers who were all fantastic, but some of my favorite takeaways were:

Jennifer Fickley Baker from The Disney Blogging team inspired us to remember that content is king and that "Pushing past logic is where creativity begins."

Victoria Lim gave powerful tips on how to make mobile videos work on our blogs as well as tips to get more engagement on social media.

Greg Josken from Disney Theatrical showed us how to adapt existing content to constantly be new and fresh and engaging,

Marissa Kraxberger who was responsible for Ivanka Trump's rebranding showed us that having one look to your internet brand is a powerful tool.



The most exciting guest was our final one though....MICKEY! 



After taking some photos with our favorite mouse, we got an amazing opportunity to take the "Behind the Magic" tour of the New Amsterdam which not only gave us tons of interesting background on the theater, but also let us play dress up in the costume shop. I got to wear the head pieces from The Lion King and sit in Prince Eric's tub from The Little Mermaid!



I cannot thank Disney enough for this opportunity, and now I realize how much better this blog really could be. The tips from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration on the Road will make Lil' Blonde Monsters that much more magical!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Littlest Pet Shop Paws for Applause Giveaway

Are your girls as obsessed with LPS as mine? Littlest Pet Shop toys and movies are a hit in my house, and the girls were excited to get a chance to watch Paws for Applause, the newest DVD home release from Shout! Factory.

No one does fashion better than Blythe Baxter and her favorite furry friends at the Littlest Pet Shop. Join the fun as Blythe and her pet pals show your little ones how to shine with Littlest Pet Shop: Paws for Applause from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Blythe and her best friends from Mrs. Twombly’s Littlest Pet Shop are back for more off-the-wall pet adventures! Join Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda and Minka the monkey as they plan a visit to Blythe’s fashion camp, prevent the sabotage of an important photo shoot and catch a design thief! All of this and more give us a reason to Paws for Applause!

Episodes Include:
Missing Blythe
Super Sunil
Blythe’s Big Idea
Some Assistance Required
Back Window

Want a copy of your own? Head over to my Facebook page now for a chance to win a copy today.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Attractions Coming to Edaville this Summer: Ticket Giveaway!

June 20 is opening day at Edaville, and if you follow the blog you know we love it there! Opening weekend is going to feature five new exciting rides: Jet About,Bone Shaker (in Dino Land), Spring Ride, Clown Train, and Spinning Coaster. Take a sneak peek at some of the rides below:





This coming weekend is also Pirates Weekend, where pirates take over the park and train and everyone is encouraged to dress in their best ahoy matey garb! Sounds pretty great no? This isn't even taking into account that Edaville will be opening Thomas Land later this summer! 



The park is really expanding and it should be one fantastic summer at Edaville. Who wants to join me this weekend for Pirate Weekend? I have two tickets to giveaway June 20-June 21. Enter below you scallywags!

Calling all Master Builders: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is the Spot for you!

Boston is a pretty great city to live near because it has the best attractions for kids. Recently we got the chance to check out one of the newest: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. Located in Assembly Row in Somerville (which is a really cool open market with tons of designer shops and dining options) LEGOLAND brings out the master builder in every child who steps foot in the door.

You'll know you arrived when you see this big guy

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is a 44,000 square-foot indoor attraction featuring
more than 3 million LEGOs and is the perfect attraction for children aged 3 to 10 and their families.  
It features an exciting, interactive LEGO laser ride, Merlin’s Apprentice ride, 4D cinema, a Ninjago Training Camp, and tons of other interactive play spaces to get some hands on LEGO action. The girls had a pretty "Everything is Awesome" time at the park and your kids would too. Got plans on Father's Day? If not take advantage of the dad's special where on Sunday, June 21, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is offering a $5 Father's Day ticket for Dads! Check out some photos of our day below and build on!

These activity packs are available for sale at the desk and keep kids busy the entire trip


Special LEGO brick from factory tour
The Boston themed room was definitely cool, can you name all these spots?





My ninja in training