Saturday, December 28, 2019

Medieval Times Surprise! Giveaway and 40% off too

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We surprised the kids with a trip to Medieval Times. They were so excited.   J asked if there would be dragons. Haha.  He was just as excited to see the horses so there was no disappointment over the lack of dragons. We went to an early show and there were not a ton of people which was awesome. We were in the 2nd row behind the VIP folks.

The food was delicious! Just be prepared because it is a LOT of food for the kiddos. Ask for a bag to take home their extras.  I just cut off the chicken leg and wing for the little guys and saved the rest. The tomato soap was delicious!  See the picture of my pickiest eater drinking it down??! There's even ice cream for dessert (cake for those VIP folks). No utensils except your hands so bring anything you may need. I brought a little plastic disposable set because with 2 in braces I knew they couldn't eat the corn.

Our knight didn't win, but we still loved cheering him on.  Oh and he threw a flower to my daughter.  She was in heaven.  My boys were giddy to see the Falcon fly overhead a few times.

There were also medieval rooms set up to tour. I didn't even realize they were there until we were leaving. It's pretty amazing to get a glimpse at how they lived and did things.  There was an 800+year old manual loom to make clothes. The torture room was a bit alarming when you realize people actually used devices like these in the past.

It was so much fun. It is definitely a great family event.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Crayola Experience Fun in Orlando!

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We took the kids to Crayola Experience to see the holiday activities available and they LOVED it.  The two split off from the younger two most of the time because they work at different paces.  There were so many different activities that it was great for the 3yr olds and the 9 and 12yr old.
It was a little bright out!  Gotta love the FL sun.

The boys enjoyed this light show and music.

This was neat.  They are pens that have melted crayon wax.  You "paint" with the wax on your chosen sheet.
Crayon molds are always a favorite!

This was new. Scribble Scrubbies.  Everyone got a little animal and you can color and decorate it how you like.  Then you rinse it and start over whenever you want.  They loved them.  The boys rinsed theirs off right away.  Sissy decided she liked to keep her design the way it was.

These boys love scissors!

Modeling Clay Fun!
As you can probably tell by the pictures, they had a blast.  The older two spent more time making molds and naming their own crayons.  The little two played with the model magic for awhile.  We spent quite a few tokens buying little packs of model magic. My older two were a little disappointed the Adventure lab no longer had tablets to run through the challenges.  The challenges are still there, but you do them as you please without a tablet to tell you where to go.  With all the activities and the play area you could spend hours in there. 

I love that they change the activities up so they aren't the same each time.  The kids loved the holiday themes this year. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Crayola Experience Save $4

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My kids LOVE Crayola Experience!  It has been awhile since we've gone and we are excited about the upcoming Christmas activities.  Crayola Experience is a top field trip place around here as well.  Lots of creative fun to be had by all.  Save $4 off General admission tickets with the link below.

Discover the magic of color at Crayola's premier, one-of-a-kind family attraction!
Imagination is your greatest tool at Crayola Experience. 70,000 square feet of colorful fun and 27 hands on attractions await visitors. Name and wrap your very own Crayola crayon! Learn how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, sculpt colorful creations using Crayola Model Magic, melt down crayons into shapes and take Silly Selfies. Create unique keepsakes with melted wax, star in your own coloring page, watch your paper creation come to life as it dances it the spotlight, climb the 2 story color playground, see the World's Largest Crayola crayon and so much more. Plus, don't miss Crayola's award-winning toy turned life-sized attraction. Color, scrub and play with your Scribble Scrubbie - a washable pet perfect for hours of creative fun!

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

International Challenger Soccer Camp Review

Once again my kids had a great time.  They chose a half day instead of a whole day this year.  The first day was bring a friend day, so my daughter brought her friend.  The twins came to see them off.  I'll admit there was complaining the first day about the heat, but it is Florida so that's expected.  The heat index was really high too.

The kids are divided into teams (different chosen countries) for the week.  The compete against each other for points and the winning team wins the "world cup."  They really did have a great time. I love that the coaches are from other countries.  This year they both had the same coach and he was from Ireland.
We did have one day canceled due to rain.  It rained a majority of the day and the indoors facilities are used by other summer camp kids.  Thankfully, I wasn't using camp as childcare while working or  I'd have been in a bit of a pickle.  As you probably know,  I'm a teacher so it was no big deal.  They had a make up day on Saturday for any kids that wanted to go. 

It really is a great experience for the kids!  I'm glad my kids had the opportunity to go.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Challenger International Soccer Camp - Summer

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I'm a  teacher so you know I can't wait for summertime. It seems so far away,  but it will be here before we know it. If you are interested in signing up your child for summer camp, now is the time to look. My kids had the opportunity to go to the international Challenger soccer camp last summer and it was great.  They worked HARD.  It is FL and it gets hot.  My kids learned a ton and want to go back.

Challenger Sports, the leading camp company in the US has launched a brand new, soccer camp that combines the most popular elements of their two camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil. The all new Challenger International Soccer Camp will offer instructional camp programs for each age/ability level! The TinyTykes program will provide 3-5 year olds with fundamental soccer activities, games, and stories, designed to enhance technical skills along with physical and social development. The Half Day Camp for 6-16 year olds is the most popular program and will provide 3 hours of skill development, games, challenges and competition each day.

Register now for Challenger's International Soccer camp and get a free international ball, t-shirt, poster, skills evaluation and new downloadable coaching app & 20 skills videos! Register 30 days before camp and qualify for a free International Game Jersey!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Medieval Times Review

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We had the opportunity to attend the new Medieval Times show with the kids.  We went for the twins 3rd Birthday so they were just at the age of needing a ticket, but barely.  It is pretty expensive for newly turned 3yr olds, but I was glad they had their own seat.  They would have been okay sitting on my lap and sharing on my plate, but we have two.  

Long story short, the kids LOVED it.  

The food.  I was worried about the food because of my picky twins.  They are toddlers for sure.  It was ALL delicious to me.  Only one didn't eat much of it.  The older kids enjoyed most of it too.  It was way too much for them, but they ate it.  I do wish there were cheaper prices for the kids especially the 3-6 range and less food.  We had SO much chicken leftover.  Thankfully, we could take it home.  I basically used my plate to pile on the stuff I knew the kids wouldn't be able to eat.  The food we took home was never touched by the kids so it was like new take out. :P  The soup was great, the bread, potato, and corn too.  I didn't think the kids would like the soup.  3 out of 4 liked it.  I did sneak in a butter knife to cut the corn off the cob for my daughter with braces.  I knew she'd be upset if there was something she couldn't eat even if she isn't the biggest corn fan.  I also brought a smaller cup for the twins with a lid just to avoid spilling the big cups of water.   Our dessert was ice cream. They provided booster seats for the twins which was perfect to help them see better!  Just be sure to ask. 

3yr old H. enjoying the tomato soup!  

The show.  I'll admit that I missed some of the story line  It has been many years since we had gone before.  I think it was over 5 years ago at the Myrtle Beach location.  It's been hard to get out much with the twins.   There is now a Queen instead of a King.  I won't spoil the story line, but there is still plenty of Knight fighting.  The horses and Knight's did great.  I may be a little biased, but our Knight, the Red Knight, was the best and he won too.  I'm not sure how I'd feel if ours was the "not so nice" Knight.  My daughter's favorite was the falcon flying over.  That and our Knight came up to the table in front of us so we got to see him up close. 


It was a great show.  I'm so glad we were able to go.  The twins had fun cheering.  I was worried they wouldn't sit through it well, but it kept them entertained.  I did tell one that they were pretending.  He can get more scared easily, but he was fine.  Sissy, 11, and Bubby, 8, enjoyed the show even more.  We were all cheering our hearts out.  There are additional things you can buy so be prepared if you want glowing and flashing swords etc.  We bought the $2 cheering flags for each kid.  It was a great experience for all of us.  If you are able to spend the money, I recommend trying it out.  

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sno Fest Tampa 12/15 Get 10% Off

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The weather forecast is in and the chances of snow are 100%! We're bringing the magic of a snowy winter event to YOU! Join us at the Florida State Fairgrounds for a winter wonderland like you've never seen before. We're going to powder the streets, illuminate the night with thousands of twinkling lights, and dance together in the falling snow!

At Sno Fest, you will experience the wonder of winter, and of course a little Christmas spirit. Kids will have a chance to play in REAL snow! PLUS they can also make their own (artificial) snow! Your entire family will enjoy a stroll through our forest during snowfall, a visit from Santa Claus, delicious holiday treats, Christmas lights and displays, and MORE!

Sno Fest is coming, and no beach or sun can stop it!

The Experience:
Various "Snow Stations" activities with both artificial and REAL snow!
Stroll through our forest during snowfall
The Lights Trail, with thousands of lights to illuminate your path
Real life snow globes
Holiday treats and goodies
Visit with Santa Claus
and more!

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Kids (Ages 4-12) $13.99
Ages 3 and under FREE
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