Category: SDMomfia

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!

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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.

The hair is the richest ornament of women

Last Wednesday, Bear and I joined the SDMomfia for a night at Detour Salon where we were treated to champagne, fantastic catered food and some great hair stylists!

We each were pampered by our very own stylist, ready to restore our hair with a deep conditioning and answer any styling questions we had. My stylist was the very best. It has been years since I’ve had my hair done in a salon and sheDeTours2 certainly reminded me of why I did and why I miss it. She not only treated my hair to a deep conditioning (the benefits of which I am still feeling), she took a bad cut and reworked it into what I had asked for in the first place! Then she proceeded to show me how to style it into the look I wanted. I scheduled my next visit before I left.

The salon itself is exactly as they claim: Hip and urban. I loved the look and feel of the place. The owners, along with the stylists, are charming, funny and they know HAIR.

I went in thinking I’d get to visit with my lovely friends and treat Bear to a deep conditioning for her hair- you know, chat a little and sip some champagne. I got that and so much more. I came home hair ‘smarter’, better able to style my own hair and the proud new client of hairdresser. I love that I can now say, “My hairdresser….”

The night was wonderful and made extra special by the bonus of finding a hair dresser I adore. As we were leaving, Bear spotted the ‘feather extensions’ and talked me into getting one also, although I had never heard of them before. We left with fab hair, a little more hip and urban than when we entered. If you are looking for a great salon, I highly recommend Detour.

The pictures aren’t great, I forgot my camera so I only had my phone which doesn’t do great in low light. Bear’s hair looked so HOT.

Word of warning if you are considering having a feather extension and you own cats. You may wake up in the night with a cat on your head and the sound of chewing in your ear….just saying.

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Check out Detour Salon and stop in the Detours Boutique to receive 15% off all retail purchases through May 31, 2011 when you mention SDMOMfia.com

Disclosure: I was not paid by Detour Salon to write about the event or complimentary services.

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