Thursday, August 1, 2019

The FINAL Days Of Summer - We Went To @AquaticaSanDiego #myaquatica

We are in the final stretch of summer...two weeks and my kids head "BACK TO SCHOOL".  
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I'm just not ready!  
The summer weeks go by way to fast!  
I keep seeing a certain post on IG that says, "You only have 18 summer's with your kids, make the most of them!"  

We were offered four complimentary tickets to Aquatica San Diego, free parking pass and a free Cabana for the day, in return for our honest review/feature of our time spent at the water park.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about our time or experience.  Our food was purchased on my own accord.
So every summer, that is truly my intent!  
Our days are filled with activities, moments and things that help make memories that last a lifetime.
An Example of this?  
Yesterday, we headed to AQUATICA San Diego.  
It's funny, because this is a DOUBLE SUMMER for us with Aquatica.  
We have managed to go to two of the three parks...in San Antonio and here in Sunny San Diego.  
We were able to take a couple of my oldest daughter's friends along for a fun day in the water and sunshine.  
We checked into our PRIVATE Cabana and put our stuff away in our large private locker (that also has a charging station for your phone inside).  
Grabbed some waters out of the fridge and enjoyed some of the fruits in our complimentary basket.  
LOVE IT!  
Having this PRIVATE Cabana was AWESOME, because they actually come to you to order food & drinks and then they deliver it to you when it's ready.  
We enjoyed a delicious lunch that wasn't too expensive and all the girls enjoyed it.
All of the water slides at Aquatica are fun.  
The girls loved Tassie's Twister.  
I could hear them screaming as they came into the final part of the slide.  
It was smiles all around.
They raced on the Taumata Racer slides and it was fun to see who made it down the slide first.
My daughter was brave and she went down the HooRoo Run slide.  
Not gonna lie, watching her come down it made me a little nervous.  
I held my breath the whole time she was coming down.
The girls also had fun on the Kiwi Curl Slides.  
They all managed to stay on their floats and reached the bottom with smiles on their faces.
The girls had a blast on the Walhalla Wave slide.  
I went on it too and it was so much fun.  
Plus, the view from the top is pretty incredible.
The Lazy River was a big favorite for the girls.  
They floated.  
They pushed each other under the water falls.  
They relaxed and soaked in the last bit of summer left, before they start the every day school grind.
The Flamingos are gorgeous and pretty friendly (and picture worthy) too.  
I had to snap a selfie with them.
I am so glad and thankful that we had the opportunity to spend the day at Aquatica San Diego.  
If you live in the area and are looking for something fun to do with your family...head to Aquatica San Diego before the hot days of summer are done for the year.  And if you can't make it this summer, make sure it's on the top of your list for next summer.  
Let it be one of the many memories you make in those 18 summer's you have with your kids.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Aquatica San Diego and the other Aquatica parks.

I was not paid to feature this post!  We were given complimentary tickets to the park, complimentary parking and a complimentary cabana in return for this review/feature.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Cutest Supplies For BACK TO SCHOOL - @weareooly

NOOOOO!
Say it isn't so!
SUMMER IS REALLY NOT LONG ENOUGH! 
Yes, I am a mom saying that!  HA HA!

I was not paid to feature this post!  All products were sent free of charge by the company wanting to be featured.  All opinions are my own.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about these products.

I love having my kids home during the summer months and I will truly miss it when they are all grown up and moving on.  With that being said, all the stores are getting geared up for BACK TO SCHOOLPencils and backpacks and erasers...OH MY!  
My favorite SEASON for shopping!  
Honestly though, I love a good reason to shop!
I just learned about the cutest brand: OOLY
Have you heard of them before?  
They sent us some "Sweet Things" graphite pencils and "Icy Pops" fruit scented puzzle erasers to check out, as we gear up our six kids to head back to school!
These "Sweet Things" graphite pencils are not only adorable, but they are also #2 and the perfect way to start the year off with some cuteness and GIRL POWER!
These Icy Pop puzzle erasers not only smell incredibly fruity.  
I love that they come apart, because it makes using them easier and makes having them fun!  
I would have loved having these in my backpack as a kid.
Both of these school supplies they sent...are adorable, functional and something most young ladies would love to have packed in their new backpacks for the first day of school 2019-2020.  
You guys, their school supplies are not only adorable, bright and colorful...but also great quality.
CLICK HERE to learn more about OOLY products, because they have products for all ages and yes, even for boys too.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SUMMER IS ALL ABOUT THE GAMES - @BlueOrangeGames

I married a GAMER/NERD!  
It's okay...he's fine with it and so am I.  
Our boys have also inherited that "gamer gene" and they love board games all of all shapes and sizes.
If you could only see our bookshelves full of games...you'd understand!

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about each of these games.
So when a package arrived with several NEW games from Blue Orange Games...everyone in the house got excited (more the guys than the girls...but we all still were curious about each of the games that arrived).
Sherlock Express is a fun mystery (Clue) style game.  
The player has to help find Moriarty's accomplice.  There are six suspects and it's your job to figure out if they are all innocent (to catch Moriarty himself) or if one of the six is guilty.  It's a quick game, where you use deduction to find the guilty party.   
Perfect for ages 7+ and up to six players.
Dog Rush is a game your little ones will really enjoy playing with you!  
The idea...the dogs leashes get all tangled after chasing a rabbit and it's your job to figure out which leash is attached to which dog.  If you guess right, you get a bone.  It's simple, easy and fun!  
Perfect for ages 6+ and up to six players.
TopiCubes will get your brain spinning!  
It's a simple cube game that plays very quickly.  You roll the dice and match the colors together to then shout out an item it's asking for.  It could be a red cube with a K and a red cube with a soccer ball.  When you've come up with a word (for instance KICK), you shout it out and collect the cubes as a point for you.  Simple but yet super fun!  My family has become super competitive with this one.  LOVE IT!  
Perfect for ages 7+ and up to six players.
Panic Island was a favorite for me to watch as they figured out how to play.  
The idea is that you have to save the island from the exploding volcano.  This is a cooperative game (you work together) to flip cards two at a time.  It's sort of like memory, but there are actions you do depending on the card but you need to find the Raft Paddle before time runs out.  At one point, everyone had to keep their chin on the table as they flipped cards over.  They had to switch chairs, etc. We downloaded the 2 minute soundtrack, which makes playing even more fun with sound effects and all!   
Perfect for ages 8+ and up to 8 players.
Oh My Gold is a quick but fun PUSH YOUR LUCK game. 
You have to roll the lucky keys to open treasure chests and roll gold or diamonds to get your treasure.  You can roll a second time, if you want to take the risk.  It's fun, exciting and simple to learn to play.  
Perfect for ages 6+ and up to 4 players.
And finally, Dragon's Cave is a more involved game but exciting game.  
With a fun board game and a race to the finish line...as you race for treasure...but don't let the dragon figure out your next move.  It's a fun game that can involve some bluffing and is guaranteed to bring about some giggles.  
Perfect for ages 7+ and up to 4 players.

Most of these games are perfect to play with younger players too.  I love that!  They are simple enough EVEN ME me to play (I have a hard time with complicated games).  

CLICK HERE to check out all that Blue Orange Games has to offer.  These are just a few of their 2019 NEW RELEASES!  They are a game company with name recognition & well deserved awards for sure!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature.