Shaun the Sheep ticket giveaway (AZ screening 7/25)

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I received complimentary tickets to the Shaun the Sheep screening to host a giveaway for my readers in exchange for this post. All opinions and ideas are my own. Timmy the lamb was a favorite character in our home when my oldest daughter was younger. The hilarious little lamb was fun for the entire family and we are so excited to see Timmy star in Shaun the Sheep in theaters August 7, 2015! We are even more excited to attend a special advanced screening Saturday, July 25. If you can't wait Read More... {Read More...}

Arizona Sea Life Aquarium

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Having a child that loves the ocean and learning about sea animals but living in the desert doesn't quite make sense. My daughter would love to be at the beach and visiting aquariums everyday if she could. Although we make the six hour drive to California frequently and spend time learning at SeaWorld, it's also great to have a local aquarium where we can spend time learning and exploring about sea life too. The Arizona Sea Life™ Aquarium is full of engaging learning Read More... {Read More...}

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Arizona summer staycation

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With temperatures getting close to the 120's, our family was excited about our Arizona summer staycation. It had been years since my husband and I stayed at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and decided it was time to go back to enjoy the pool resort for a weekend. Our six year old daughter loves playing outside and asks to swim all day in the summer. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge was a perfect place to be poolside all day with a lazy river, water slide, numerous pools, and plenty of shaded seats. The Read More... {Read More...}

Water park essentials for infants

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The summer heat brings a perfect opportunity to visit water parks for family fun. Whether it's a park close to home or a planned stop during a family vacation, packing a bag full of all your essentials is critical to a successful day. In Arizona our temperatures reach in the 120's during July so we want to spend as much time as possible in the water while we are outside. This summer we have a newborn baby but don't want our older daughter to miss out on our normal summer routine. We recently Read More... {Read More...}

Grossology at the Arizona Science Center

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Visiting the Arizona Science Center just got a little more fun this summer. The Grossology exhibit visiting the Science Center May to September is an interesting look at the science of the human body. According to my six year old daughter, learning about burps, puke, and poop couldn't be more fun. While exploring all the gross functions of the body, children are learning about anatomy and bacteria. Grossology at the Arizona Science Center this summer is a fun and interactive Read More... {Read More...}

Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Arizona Family Fun

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With summer months on their way our family is planning a few day trips to keep us busy. The Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona is a family favorite and we are looking forward to another visit soon. The original park was opened in 1988 with just 16 acres. In 2005 the animals were relocated to the 104 acre park they now call home.  I recall visiting the original park as a child. With a great grandmother living in Camp Verde, I also remember when the new Read More... {Read More...}