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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CATALINA ISLAND: Golf Gardens Miniature Golf, Avalon, CA | @VisitCatalina #Travel

This is a post written by me for Golf Gardens. All opinions are my own. 

One of our favorite family-friendly things to do on Santa Catalina Island is play at Golf Gardens Miniature Golf. My kids found a love for it last year. They don't swing very well and sometimes hold the club upside down, but they have great fun, and it's a nice way for the boys to bond. Prepare to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

Theater Review: #Manxmouse, The Mouse Who Knew No Fear at Segerstrom Center #SCFTA

This is a post written by Lett R. All opinions are our own. 

Last Saturday, we attended the opening of the play Manxmouse, The Mouse Who Knew No Fear at the Samueli Theater in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Available one hour before the show, children had the opportunity to make their own little mouse using crafts (creative play). The lobby also had books about Manxmouse and other mice. It was fun and added to our experience.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DINING: smashburger - Now in Irvine! Plus a Giveaway! | @smashburger

This is written by me for smashburger. All opinions are our own.

Are you a fan of smashburger? Did you know that they now have one in Irvine? We checked it out the other day. Their handcrafted burgers are smashed, seared, and seasoned to order, using fresh, never frozen 100% Certified Angus Beef®. They also pride themselves that they use real milk, real butter, and real cheese. Here's how a Classic Smash comes out. We like that it comes out separated like this.

Tips for Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad | @IrvineParkRR

This is a post written by me for Irvine Park Railroad. All opinions are my own. 

We are in full swing of Pumpkin Patch Season and the fun is just beginning. This year we are blessed with new babies in the family, and they're all celebrating their first Halloween. One of our favorite photos of the year is with the babies in a pumpkin patch. We sent them to Irvine Park Railroad's Pumpkin Patch, of course, because it's very different than being at a mall. You get more of an earthy or woodsy feel to your pictures instead of cars or a parking lot in the background. They loved it, but on the weekend it is super packed, and they had to wait in long lines to park.

Here's our first tip: Go on a weekday! Most new parents don't know that the best time of the day to go on a play date is 10 am to 12 pm. The kids are fully awake, fed, and not grumpy, because it's nap time. Which also means you have a good two hour window to snap away and play!