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Saturday
Apr192014

Spring Break at Longwood Gardens 

 

 

What can I say about Longwood Gardens that I haven't already said before? Longwood is one of my favorite places to go with my kids. It's our happy place.

My kids love being able to run around and explore the treehouses, flowers, and exhibits that change with each season. There really is something magical about this place. Yet, I know my words don't do it justice, so I want to share some photos from our trip to Longwood during Spring Break.

If you've never heard of Longwood Gardens before, it is one of the premier botanical gardens in the U.S. where visitors can enjoy live events and performances, seasonal attractions and exhibits, as well educational lectures, courses, and workshops. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows and is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philadelphia.)

Longwood is incredibly kid friendly. Their events calendar is packed with fun family events and performances througout the year, but even on a day without a special event, we can spend hours there exploring the gardens. 

Here's a peek at the towering bamboo in the Children's Garden at Longwood. This area is filled with hands-on water features, a variety of sculptures, a secret stairway, and lots of lush foliage and bright flowers. 

A good tip is to save the Children's Garden until the end of your visit, or make sure your kids are wearing short sleeved tops. There are so many cool water features in the Children's Garden, and my kids always get wet!

This is just one reason why my kids love this place as much as I do. It truly is a feast for the senses. They can touch the statues in the Children's area, listen the music from the bell tower, see the gorgeous flowers, and climb the grassy hills. You can see above that they really enjoy painting the sculpture with paint-brushes dipped in water.  

At Longwood Gardens, there is literally something around every corner that captures your attention. If you haven't been there yet and live in the area, I suggest you put in on your spring or summer to do list. We have been there more times than I can count, and I hope this is just the beginning of our Longwood memories.

Go to longwoodgardens.org for more information about this amazing place!

Friday
Apr112014

#McCafeTakeover Twitter Party

I've been craving a good cup of coffee! My son has had a tickle in his throat which has been keeping him up at night, and I am in tired. Just one night of good sleep would be so nice, but for now, I'm running on coffee. Are you in need of a cup of coffee too?

To wrap up the final days of McDonald's free coffee event, they'll be hosting a #McCafeTakeover Twitter party today, Friday April 11 at noon. It’s going to be a fun afternoon of conversation, trivia, and giveaways; during the party we will even surprise one winner with free McCafé coffee for a year! Winner must redeem at participating McDonald’s in Southeastern, PA; Southern, NJ; and Kent & New Castle Counties, DE.

I'll be there for the first half hour and I'd love it if you could join me!

When: TODAY! Friday, April 11, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Hashtag: #McCafeTakeover / Moderator: @McDPhilly  / About the Party:

With spring in full swing, we find ourselves rushing in the morning to get out the door, running errands after work, and spring cleaning and planting on the weekends. With all of the fun activities, sporting and after school events that the spring season brings, it’s so important to have a pick-me-up to get through the day!

Twitter Party rules:  

  • Follow @McDPhilly
  • Use the hashtag #McCafeTakeover to stay in the conversation
  • Invite friends and followers

See you there!

Tuesday
Apr082014

Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Movie Trailer

Many of us are still mesmerized by Frozen, but there's a new Disney movie ready to make headlines too! My friends over at Disney just sent me the “Thunder" trailer  for Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE and I wanted to share it with you.


Here's a little bit about the movie from Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios: 

From the world of “Cars” soars “Planes: Fire & Rescue," a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil' Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), "Planes: Fire & Rescue" ignites July 18, 2014. 

 

See more at Website: www.Disney.com/Planes 

Monday
Apr072014

Kid's Easter Egg Hunt Tips

 

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Tips for Easter Egg Hunts With Kids