Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove

hit the ice with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they travel on a treasure hunt for some of the most popular Disney films ever. expect to get tangled up with stars Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled, and enter the worlds of other favorite Disney princesses – Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan, and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. young and old will enjoy setting sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land and trekking the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon. and no one wants to be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards. Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove highlights eight Disney movies and more than 50 Disney characters are featured. It is a magical story for every generation to relive!

you are invited to experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to the Inland Empire and Long Beach!

wanna go? here’s the info…

performance dates
May 1st – 5th, 2013
Long Beach Arena – Long Beach
300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

May 8th – 12th, 2013
Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario
4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

$20, $25, $45 (vip) and $65 (front row)< opening night tickets available for only $12 each (not valid for premium seating)
all seats are reserved and available at the venue Box Office,
LongBeach at 800-745-3000.
Ontario at 888-9AXS-TIX.

use code MOM for a great discount!!!

for more information, visit Disney On Ice.com.

We Just Loved Knott’s Berry Bloom Event

on Saturday i took the kiddies to Knott’s Berry Bloom Event, it felt so good to be back at Knott’s. we just love it there…the old time feel, the rides, the food and scenery. and we were excited to see Knott’s all dressed-up for spring! freshly planted spring flowers line the park.

with our scavenger hunt cards in hand, we ran around the park collecting stamps in search of the Easter Beagle.

once our cards were complete, we received a special egg. giant eggs and flowers led the way. while in Camp Snoopy, the kids enjoyed the rides and we also saw “Lucy’s Really Big Show” a musical stage show for the kiddies.

it was fun to play giant dominos, checkers and connect four on the Boardwalk. the perfect time for mom to sit and relax while the kiddies continue to have more fun.

then some of the parents took a time out to enjoy Knott’s newest attraction the “Berry Bloom Topiary Tasting Garden.” 

for only $15, you get 6 tasting pairs of wine and farm fresh food offerings. and for me, since i don’t drink, fresh made lemonades and boysenberry punches hit the spot.

while the younger kids and i watched the new Knott’s Party in the Park show which is performed in 360° around the main fountain, my oldest went on Ghost Rider rollercoaster for the first time. no…he didn’t like it 😉

i’m proud of him for trying a new ride every time we are at Knott’s. he is surely getting over his fear of rollercoasters.

we ended the evening with a stroll back at Camp Snoopy. a musical spring light show was the main attraction. i’m surprised the kids had any energy left in them. we had so much fun throughout the day, i was sure i had worn them out. i guess not…Knott’s Berry Farm is too much fun. we just loved Knott’s Berry Bloom.

{disclosure: my family was given tickets to Knott’s Spring Bloom event. all thoughts and opinions are mine. }

Mom’s Day Out at Laguna Hills Mall

last week i finally had a day where i could just be a mom. no urgent obligations, and my older two boys were in school. so my friend Pattie and i  headed over to Laguna Hills Mall with our little ones, just to hang out, do some shopping and take it easy. this mall is quiet and not crowded, so it is easy to keep track of the kids while still enjoying some mom time.

i really needed some new spring shoes, something cute to wear with dresses AND jeans. i was on a mission to shop for myself, but i have a weakness in buying cute clothes for my boys…and i saw these. i just love Converse, and Famous Footwear had a ton of colorful styles the boys would like.

my boys also love to dress up all their shoes with bright neon laces. i always find a great selection at this store. putting fun new laces on tennis shoes my boys don’t wear much, puts new life into them.

we continued the quest for some new spring shoes until our kiddies came upon Dollar Fair Used Bookstore, and ran inside. i didn’t know that the mall had a used book store. there were a lot of books…many that i remember reading when i was a tween like “Babysitter’s Club.”

we let the kids sit down and chat for a bit. it was a nice break in the shopping trip to sit down and find the books we wanted. most of books were just $1 and $2, even best sellers.

after the bookstore, i couldn’t resist visiting the See’s Candy Store. greeted with free samples, the entire store was filled with spring colors and chocolate eggs and bunnies. i had to stop myself from buying pounds and pounds of chocolate, so i just got some Easter gifts and to some to fill my boys Easter baskets with.

my kids prefer See’s chocolate over grocery store brands, and i found great spring themed gift sets with all their favorites tucked inside a cute box. and i definitely couldn’t resist the chocolate bunnies.

Laguna Hills Mall has a lot of kids rides, so come armed with quarters. i told my little guy if he was good in the stores, that he could pick one to ride. it worked great and he got to go on three different rides.

and with all the fun we were having, we worked up a good appetite. Wetzel’s Pretzels came to the rescue. however, Cinnabon was a close contender. and if i had more time, we totally would have sat down and had lunch at Rubio’s or Ruby’s Diner.

i spied some adorable Vans shoes for my little guy at Kore Footwear. there i go again, buying clothes for the kids instead of myself!

Bath & Body Works was also decked out for spring. this season’s scents are amazing. you can never have enough great smelling lotion and soaps, which also make great hostess gifts.

hand soap in a mason jar!!!!! yes please.

i stopped by one more store, Milono Shoes and found some great spring wedges. i especially love the fun colors on the heel of the brown suede ones, and scored them for only $20 per pair.

just before we left, we let the kids run around on this interactive dance floor. talk about getting their energy out. they ran around and played for a good 15 minutes. nice and tired for the trip home, i got to get a great nap from my little guy and a nice chunk of mommy time for me.

mom’s day out at Laguna Hills Mall was a success! i do need to return and visit Macy’s and The Rack…there wasn’t enough time that day. but i will be back. plus, have you heard of Kidgits? it’s a club that has events for kids. so be sure to check when the next event will be…it should be fun.

{disclosure: no compensation was received for this post. i received a Simon Malls gift card from the Laguna Hills Mall to facilitate this post and review the spring trends. this post does not necessarily represent Simon Property Group’s positions, strategies or opinions. }

Bubblefest at the Discovery Science Center

we are very excited! Bubblefest XVII, the astounding Bubble Extravaganza, has returned to Discovery Science Center. this annual spring break family event offers a look into the beautiful, delicate world of bubbles like never before! is one of the Science Center’s most popular annual event is designed to help visitors appreciate and understand the scientific principles and mathematics of bubbles, and to let them explore the world of bubbles in a fun, hands-on environment. guests can create a bubble mini-wall, bubble domes and much more, while learning about math and science principles like surface tension, elasticity, air pressure, and geometry.

the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show features a combination of art and science using bubbles, lights, special effects and lasers. Deni Yang is world renowned for his unique and stunning artistry, and will be performing multiple bubble shows daily at Bubblefest, featuring a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes. it’s awesome!!!!!

this year, the inflatable play zone “Me in a Bubble” is included in the price of admission. it offers the opportunity for guests to step inside a giant bubble and have their picture taken. it’s fab-bubble-lous!

Bubblefest Exhibit Dates
March 28th through April 14th, 2013
Bubblefest XVII is included with general admission to Discovery Science Center

Mega Bubblefest Laser Show requires a additional fee of $7 for the general public

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.