Billy Elliot the Musical at the Segerstrom

have you been tutu bombed? tutus are popping up all over Orange County in celebration of the award winning Billy Elliot the Musical opening at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts tonight!  from April 16 – 28, 2013, OC audiences can enjoy this favorite musical based on the international smash – hit film Billy Elliot.  featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.
wanna go? here’s the info….
Billy Elliot
April 16 – 28, 2013 
 Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Hall,  600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
tuesday – friday • 7:30 p.m. 
saturdays • 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. 
sundays • 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. 
start at $20.00 per person 
purchase at the Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
online – • phone (714) 556-2787


Nuclear Cowboyz are coming to SoCal

do you have kiddies who love motorcross! Nuclear Cowboyz is the greatest, high octane-fueled entertainment freestyle motocross tour ever produced. it is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world is told through an action-packed narrative of fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity defying stunts, and outrageous pyrotechnic displays synchronized to hard rock music.
the Nuclear Cowboyz riders take their unleashed power to the massive ramps with awe-inspiring tricks alongside the sizzling Nuclear Cowgirlz® dancers. Nuclear Cowboyz is a freestyle motocross performance of pure danger and raw energy that catapults the extreme into a heart pounding, unimaginable theatrical explosion set to hard rock music!
dates & times
friday, April 5th, 2013 – 7:30 pm 
saturday, April 6th, 2013 – 7:30 pm
sunday, April 7th, 2013 – 2:00 pm
doors open 1 hour before show
ticket prices
VIP Zone – $125 Adults & Teens
Gold Circle – $40 Adults / $20 Teens (Ages 2-15)
Mid-Section – $30 Adults / $15 Teens (Ages 2-15)
Value Tickets – $20 Adults / $10 Teens (Ages 2-15)
all tickets $5 more day of show
Additional Facility, Convenience, Service, and Handling Fee may apply
(use coupon code MOM2013 for a discount!)
tickets available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office
 1(800) 9AXS-TIX.

Team Kids 7th Annual Imagine Celebration

have you heard of Team KidsTeam Kids is an Orange County non-profit, who’s mission is to strengthen our community by empowering young people to be responsible citizens with a passion for service, through school-based and community service programs.
Sandy Toes and Popsicles is a proud supporter of Team Kids. i feel it is very important for our children to be involved with our community and in service projects. it gives them the empowerment to know that they can make a difference. and since Team Kids has many different programs that kids can be involved in, such as the LemonAID project, writing letters for the troops in-school programs, there many different ways our children can be involved with helping others.

you are invited!

to the 7th Annual Team Kids Imagine Celebration, one of the best Family Events of the year! enjoy a delicious Italian buffet at Il Fornaio, entertainment, and a gathering of families, and leaders from education, government, police, fire, and most importantly OUR KIDS! the TK Youth Council will be hosting hands-on service projects for our young guests!

Team Kids Imagine Celebration
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
II Fornaio Restaurant
18051 Von Karman, Irvine 92612
please follow #TKImagine on instagram/twitter for live updates on the event.

you can follow Team Kids here

Power of Moms Retreat and Giveaway!

i’m excited to announce that Power of Moms is coming to Orange County this month. lucky us! have you heard of this organization? Power of Moms is a “gathering place for deliberate moms” and it is changing the way moms around the world feel about their most important job – being a mom, of course. Power of Moms puts on all kinds of exceptional programs and offerings which are meant to uplift and encourage moms.

Power of Moms co-founder April Perry and her husband Eric are coming to Orange County (Tustin) to host a special Couples Retreat for moms and dads who want to get on the same page with parenting, develop some new skills, learn some specific parenting ideas they can go home and implement right away. No matter what you take from it, it’s sure to be a great date night.

Power of Moms retreat attendees say the retreats are life changing, uplifting, and motivate them to bring out their best as a mom. couples retreats are even better ….how often do you get a bunch of dads together to discuss how they can help their wives and be better dads? Think your other half will be reluctant? tell him it’s an early Valentines present to you!

the interactive presentation and group discussion which will take place of Friday, February 8th from 7-10 p.m. will include concrete ideas that will help families develop:

• a family legal system (developing a system of laws and consequences)
• a family economic system (teaching kids about work and money)
• a family culture (exploring your family identity, thinking about your family traditions
• building a family culture that will be stronger than peer culture
• strong parent partnerships.
to enter to win a free Power of Moms Retreat visit, leave a comment below. i will be giving away a free retreat for one lucky couple! (Go ahead and register/pay beforehand as well and if you win the retreat, you’ll be refunded). contests ends February 6th at midnight.


Monster Jam was RAD!

let’s just say my boys had a blast at Monster Jam
it definitely didn’t disappoint….and i am sure these little guys when to bed with dreams of car crushing monster trucks.
if you missed Monster Jam this weekend, don’t worry, you can still go. there is one more night on February 9th, 2013.