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Saturday, June 17, 2017

All About #KDKidsFest At Kings Dominion

We attended KidsFest at Kings Dominion last weekend and had SO much fun!! KidsFest runs from June 10 to June 18th. KidsFest is my children's favorite time to visit the park. There is SO much to do and tons of awesome events. Brick Fest Live is at the park and there is a huge Lego play area where your kids can create a Lego masterpiece. Plus there is also a huge Lego filled 'pool' for children to play in and build located near Joe Cool's Pit Stop! How fun is that?!

KidsFest includes many fun crafts including sand art and cookie decorating. Plus animal shows and even a Firetruck for children to explore and a balloon artist. There are really cool science experiments happening at the Mad Science tent located in Planet Snoopy near the family bathrooms. Don't forget to save time for the super fun children's games located in Planet Snoopy. These games range in price from $2 to $5 and all that play are 'winners' of various prizes! Be sure to visit their website to learn more: https://www.kingsdominion.com/play/events/kidsfest






SAND ART NECKLACES

Sand Art was a big hit for the kids! 

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My children enjoyed watching the Mad Science event, located in Planet Snoopy. There were some really neat science experiments demonstrated on stage. 

Woodstock was out and about at KidsFest in Planet Snoopy! My kids were so happy to meet Woodstock! 

There was a really cute cookie decorating area set up in Planet Snoopy also! A "kit" included 3 plain cookies, icing and a spreader. $5 for 3 cookies


Did you know if you purchase your park tickets online you pay just $30 (the price of a child's ticket!) thru June 30th. To learn more about #KDKidsFest visit their website at https://www.kingsdominion.com/play/events/kidsfest

*Disclosure: I was compensated by Cedar Fair Entertainment in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions on my visit to Kings Dominion. * #Ad #Sponsored


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Friday, June 9, 2017

All About Our Day At King's Dominion's #SoakCity

We had such an amazing day at Kings Dominion last weekend! My kids loved Soak City waterpark. Picture yourself lying in a comfy beach chair relaxing while your children splash and play. This is exactly how our day was pretty much. We spent most of the day at the waterpark riding water slides, playing at Tidal Wave Bay, relaxing in the Lazy River and Soak City Splash House. My kids are 10, 7 and 6 years old and their favorite waterslide is FreeStylin'. Such a fun waterslide! No scary dark tunnels, no steep drops, just a really fun and enjoyable experience. 
If you're feeling brave, be sure to ride the Paradise Plunge & Thunder Falls at Hurricane Heights!




My kids spent about two hours playing at Soak City Splash House but they could have spent the whole day here! There are waterslides perfect for younger children who may not be brave enough for the 'big kid' slides and there are climbing nets and a huge bucket that dumps water every few minutes! Guests must be 40" to ride the waterslides. Did you know that Kings Dominion's Soak City is 20 acres?! It is by far the coolest place to slide, splash, chill and dine. With two wave pools, dozens of water slides and drop slides on Hurricane Heights. There’s also an interactive splash pad for little ones and a lazy river for those who want a more laidback day on the water.





The Clown Band was marching through Soak City! My kids were so excited to see them wearing their water floats :) 

My children love the frozen bananas and strawberry ice cream from Island Twist. I love the dole whip's! Such a perfect treat on a hot summer day. 


Additional Summer Events & Activities:
• Check out a full list of upcoming events covering everything from new coasters to events at events 
o KidsFest
o KingsFest
o JoyFest
o Halloween Haunt and The Great Pumpkin Fest
• Planet Snoopy and Family Fun: Meet Snoopy, Charlie Brown and members of the Peanut’s Gang and hang out in the newly expanded Planet Snoopy.
o Kite Eating Tree
o Sally’s Sea Plane
o Peanuts 500
o Dinosaurs Alive!


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

AZO Naturals + Target #Giveaway

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Monday, May 29, 2017

10 Reasons My Kids Love @RoyalCaribbean Oasis Of The Sea's

10 reasons my kids love Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

  1. H20 Zone 
  2. Endless Ice Cream By The Pool 
  3. Adventure Ocean Kids Club 
  4. The Carousel At The Boardwalk
     
  5. Dreamworks Characters 
  6. 3-D Movies 
  7. Rock Walls 
  8. Oasis of Dreams Dive Show 
  9. Mini Golf 
  10. Family Science Experiments (Volcano's) 



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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Take A Look At Our Family Stateroom On #Oasisoftheseas #royalcaribbean

We recently cruised on Oasis of the Sea's and we absolutely loved it! Check out my previous post. We are a family of 5 so we really enjoyed the family oceanview stateroom. Our stateroom was located on deck 11 and had a huge window that my children were thrilled to sit on. We had bunk beds, a huge king size bed and a sleeper sofa. The stateroom sleeps 6 people. I would highly recommend the family stateroom to anyone wanting some extra space. There are two huge closets, a privacy curtain between the bed and the sleeper sofa and a mini refrigerator. The bunk beds had a light above each bed and a small cabinet perfect for storing clothing. Our luggage also fit under the bunk beds which was perfect.


The view from the front door looking into the stateroom


The shower has 2 hooks for hanging swimsuits (tip: bring suction cups for additional hanging space)

The bathroom had one small cabinet (pictured on the right above sink)

The mini refrigerator was perfect for our needs

There are 2 of these huge closets with plenty of storage space for shoes and clothing, our luggage even fit in here.

To learn more about the other types of Royal Caribbean staterooms visit their website https://www.royalcaribbean.com/

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Monday, May 22, 2017

All About Our Royal Caribbean Cruise

We went on our very first family cruise with our three children a few weeks ago. We sailed on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Sea's. The ship was absolutely amazing and we had SO much fun!! Over the next few weeks I'm going to share all of our adventures both on the ship and on the islands. We visited Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas and St. Maarten USVI.


The ship departed from Port Canaveral, Florida. We drove our own vehicle and parked at the Port. Parking rates can be found here. Did you know that Port Canaveral, Florida is only a 45 minute drive to Disney World?! We planned a surprise visit after the cruise (more on that later too). 

Arrival Procedure
We arrived at the Port at 10:30 am and the lines were very light. We found a parking space and went to check in. We waited about 30 minutes total and were able to board the ship by 11:00 am!! We carried on our 12 pack of Propel bottled water so my husband had to lug that around until our room was ready. Next time I would just put the bottled water in a small rolling suitcase and roll it on. Once we boarded the ship we headed straight to the kids pool and splash zone. My kids were so excited to explore the ship. Once our stateroom was ready we were able to drop off our carry on luggage and bottled water and explore the ship. We grabbed lunch at Park Cafe (a great spot to grab a quick panini or salad). Then we went to the mandatory muster drill at 4:00 followed by the sail away party. 


My Time Dining
We had My Time Dining each night on the ship. I would highly recommend making your dinner reservations ahead of time online. I made our reservations (for the main dining room) as soon as it became available to do so online (about the 120 day mark). I chose an early dinner time because my children get hungry (and cranky) if they do not eat dinner by 6. We did request a table by the window and we were pleasantly surprised when we received a wonderful table by a huge window each night. Our server was wonderful and we also requested her each night when we left. 

Adventure Ocean Kids Club
I have three children, ages 10, 7 and 6. They all visited the Adventure Ocean kids club daily on the ship. The kids clubs are divided by age groups: Aquanauts ages 3-5, Explorers ages 6-8 and Voyages ages 9-11. My two youngest children were so happy they were able to be in the same kids club together. Each day the children's program was a different theme. The kids club is open all day long on port days when the ship is docked. On "Sea Days" the kids club is open from 9-12, 2-5 and 7-10 pm. The counselors in the kids club were so wonderful. They knew my kids names by the second day of the cruise. My kids had so much fun playing Gaga Ball, freeze tag, Bingo, arts and crafts, making slime, making Pirate bandana's, etc. in the kids club. Oh and I should mention, kids club is free!! Unless you want take your children there at 10 pm for the extended evening session, this is $7/hour per child.

More to come on our cruise adventures....Stay tuned......


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Disney's Bibbity Bobbity Boutique Review #Disney


Reservations are highly recommended







Sprinkling the wand with the magic fairy dust




Finished results!

The Bibbity Bobbity Boutique has two magical locations. One is located at Downtown Disney inside of the Disney Store and the other location is actually inside Cinderella's Castle. The BBB is a sought after destination of all princesses ages 4 and up. There are many different packages available, prices starting at $54. This is such a magical place and I highly recommend a visit. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. To make reservations call 407-WDW-STYLE. The BBB at the Magic Kingdom is open from 8 am until 6:30 pm. The BBB at Downtown Disney is open from 9 am until 7:30 pm. Each princess will receive a sparkly crown, keepsake makeup and nailpolish. My daughter was celebrating her birthday so she received a special 'birthday' sash.

Packages:

The Crown Package (starting at $59.95 plus tax) *This is the package I chose for my daughter*
  • Hairstyling
  • Shimmering make-up, face gem stickers
  • Princess sash and tote
  • Nail polish
The Courtyard Package (starting at $94.95 plus tax)
  • Hairstyling
  • Shimmering make-up, face gem stickers
  • Princess sash and tote
  • Nail polish
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique T-shirt
  • Trendy tutu
The Castle Package (starting at $194.95 plus tax)
  • Hairstyling
  • Shimmering make-up, face gem stickers
  • Princess sash and tote
  • Nail polish
  • Complete costume of your choice plus accessories
  • One 6" x 8" and four 4" x 6" photos in a princess-themed holder

The Knight Package ($19.95 plus tax)
  • Hairstyling with gel
  • Mighty sword and shield
  • Confetti


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