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Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 Giveaway

Last week, we took the girls ice skating for the first time. Ever since we attended Disney On Ice last year, the girls have been wanting to try it! First we warmed up D31 Artwith a little Mr. Potato Head decorating, then some off ice skating lessons and learned some dance moves and then onto the ice. What a fantastic time we all had and we can’t wait to try it again. The girls are even more excited to see Disney On Ice – Toy Story 3 next week! Ladybug was Buzz Lightyear for Halloween this year, that is how much she loves Toy Story.

We are attending the opening night show on the 25th, although we will be down at least one fan; as Mr. Vixen is having knee replacement surgery that day. After waiting all these years (in pain) for this day to come, when he found out it was on the same day as Disney On Ice, he informed me he wanted to postpone the surgery! That is how much fun we have t Disney On Ice.

Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 runs  January 25-29, 2012 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. You can find information and ticket prices here. I think you should all attend and then write to Mr. Vixen and tell him all about it. It will almost be like he is there with us! In fact, I have a package of four tickets for one lucky family to attend that you can win right here! The vouchers must be exchanged at the box office for certain showings and some showings do sell out so you will want to exchange them fast!

Do you want to attend Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 for Mr. Vixen? Just enter below and one (1) random winner will be selected on January 19th (you can enter until midnight the 18th and I will draw the winner the morning of the 19th) and you could be at the show with Woody and the gang. Tickets are good for opening night Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm or Thursday , January 26 at 7:00pm or Friday, January 27 at 11:00am

Check us out skating:

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I Think I’ll Be A Clown When I Get Growd Up

RBBB141_logoComp_rd8_colorStackwebTonight is opening night of Fully Charged presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in San Diego. Excitement is high here at The Den, as Mr. Vixen and I are taking three of the grandkids tonight for their first BIG CIRCUS ADVENTURE.

For me there is nothing better than a really, really amped up and excited grandkid (because I get to send them home later, tee hee), so we started the day early this morning with a special behind the scenes visit to the circus grounds. We were able to see all the horses, tigers, and the elephants; up close and personal. We even saw an elephant get its bath! Did you know they have special wash made just for elephants? They do and its called Safari Shampoo!

If you are in the San Diego area, run out and get some tickets to the circus! I learned this morning that the animal area is open to all ticket holders 90 minutes before each show! You can see all the animals up close before the show and meet their trainers.

Here are some pics of our visit this morning. I hope I see you tonight at the circus. If you don’t have tickets yet, the circus is here all the way through Sunday, the 17th with two shows a day on Friday and Sunday, and three shows on Saturday! Click here for schedule and ticket information.





They was a-splishin’ and a-splashin’

Guess where I was yesterday? On a Friday? In May?

Splash Zoo

That doesn’t look anything like my work, does it? You caught me. I wasn’t at work, I was at the LEGOLAND waterpark  for the new opening of their toddler SplashZoo area! Not by myself either. I thought it only fitting I bring the cutest kids I know: RolyPoly, Ladybug and WhatAboutMe!

All three of those kids adore being in the water. Our previous trips with the older two to a waterpark has been difficult because they believe A) they can swim alone in deep water B) they can do anything an adult can do. It was overwhelming to keep them happy and safe.

I adore, adore, adore the New Duplo Splash Safari with every bit of my grandmotherly being. Shallow, warm pools, kid-sized water slides, soft squishy pool bottom and a great big sprinkler area of giant zoo animals: everything in the place is made for kids to love and enjoy. And our three were no exception!

(see below for scientific/photographic proof of their enjoyment).

If you live in the area, are visiting Southern California or are planning a trip here this summer (any of you BlogHer 2011 attendees bringing your families?!?!) I suggest you take a day (or two) to visit the LEGOLAND Water Park (and of course LEGOLAND too!). The cabanas are terrific and give the family a central place to meet while your bigger kids head over to the regular sized slides and your toddlers and younger kids enjoy the fun (and easier for them to navigate) Splash Zoo!




Thanks to LEGOLAND CA for the opportunity to attend the grand opening and to the SDMomfia for helping to arrange the day for us bloggers. I was given four admission tickers to LEGOLAND, but all opinions, sunburns and fun are mine.

Better than Mother’s Day? Grandchildren on Mother’s Day.

And a new snuggie. Which draws in the youngens like moths to a flame…

Pretty Girl

SOOC Sunday

My straight out of the camera shot this week is WhatAboutMe? at the ranch this morning before her ride. I know as a grandparent I could be biased, but she is so adorable.

Elephants and grandchildren never forget

See others: SOOC Sunday AND Unconscious Mutterings

I have two SOOC (straight out of the camera) shots for this week. The girls had their first ever horse riding turns last Sunday on Calypso. They both really, really loved it. Ladybug would have liked to “go faster”, but  What-about-me? was quite content to go “slowly”. Scroll down for unconscious mutterings.


Below, Ladybug is explaining to me the hard “leg tricks” she is performing. She had never been a horse before, yet had created her own ‘tricks’ and was performing them brilliantly.


Our prompts from LunaNina this week:

  1. Judge :: not, lest ye be judged
  2. Safe ::  zone
  3. Boulevard ::  tattoo
  4. 27 ::  Nannygoat?!
  5. Next ::  time I will be a little better
  6. Ma’am ::  Yes, Sir.
  7. Desktop ::  publishing
  8. Club :: what I will take to Mr. Vixen’s head if he ever accidentally shoots me in the leg with an air soft gun again.
  9. Violet ::  flower
  10. Enamel :: teapot

Best Face Forward 2010 (with voting to come!)

It’s my best face, because it’s her best face….

There is no feeling like Grandmothering, it is just love completed. Voting begins tomorrow, get ready.

Time Consumption

Weekly Winners November 21-27

Click the button to see more weekly winners.First taste of whipped cream.Shared by loving familyMy new favorite recipe adapted by me!Still with the homemade whipped cream. Obviously very popular with the younger crowd.I foresee issues, what do you think?Unadorned

WW~Eat, drink and be scary

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