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Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes

Enter a world of wishes with your favorite Disney princesses in Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes! Tinker Bell represents the magic of Disney as she whisks you through a collection of enchanting and beloved Disney stories. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves. See Snow White find her one true love. Discover a whole new world with Jasmine. And, watch in wonder as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Aurora and Mulan all come true. Make your princesses wish become her happily ever after when Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes comes to 1st Mariner Arena.

1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore MD, February 9th -13th

Discount Information:
The Enchantment Starts at $11for Select Weekday Performances with Code MOM Or, SAVE $4 on Weekend and Holiday Tickets with Code MOM!

Show Times:

Weds. Feb. 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 11th at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 12th at 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 13th at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Venue/Ticket Information:
Visit or by calling 800-551-SEAT. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations, or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office. For Group Sales, call (410) 347-2006.

1st Mariner Ticket Prices: $55 Front Row, $38 VIP, $25, $18 and $5

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Annies Playground-Turning Tragedy into Community

The story starts with a vibrant, loving little girl named Annie; a kindergarten student in Bel Air, MD who had a heart of gold and a  family who loved her dearly.  A tragic accident took Annie away from all those that loved her.  In 2003, while leaving the circus Annie was struck by a drunk driver and killed. Through the pain, anger and heartache a community came together to pay tribute to this precious angel.

Annie’s Playground was born:
The Annie Cumpston Playground Foundation received several acres of land on Edgely Grove Farm in Fallston, Maryland from Harford County. After two years of fundraising and the generosity of local families and businesses, construction of the largest playground on the East Coast started in September, 2005. Over a thousand people worked round the clock for weeks to build a playground from the ground up. Several artists from the area spent countless hours painting beautiful paintings on the playground equipment.
Annie’s Playground has several unique features including a treehouse, amphitheater/outdoor classroom, puppet theatre, dragon and elephant slides, baseball area and Memorial Garden. Surrounding the playground are sports complex, ma and pa walking trails, and several picnic areas.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Annie’s Playground was on November 13, 2005. Thousands of children and adults, young and old, came out on this beautiful sunny day to be a part of history at the opening of this special place. These children and their children’s children will be a part of the legacy of a place named after a precious little girl named Annie.

This playground is a favorite with my family. Built for the community by the community it entertains EVERYONE. The large maze/structure is fun for older kids while the elephant slide is perfect for the shorties.  Shae and I recently took a trip there and as always it was filled with kids of all ages and their families.  There is something about the Garden that attracts Shae.  She runs her fingers over the donor bricks, sits on the throne and is at peace.  I get the feeling she knows that this particular part of the park/playground is extra special.

Thomas Town opens June 5th Six Flags America

Six Flags America, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier destination for family thrills, today announced the Grand Opening of Thomas TownSM, a newly-created children’s area based on the popular Thomas & Friends™ brand. Thomas Town at Six Flags America will open on Saturday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. with a Grand Opening ceremony.

The largest permanent theme park attraction based on Thomas & Friends in North America, Thomas Town at Six Flags America features eight rides and attractions designed to thrill families of all ages. This exciting family area’s cornerstone ride is a replica of Thomas the Tank Engine™ that takes guests on a journey through Thomas’ home on the Island of Sodor. Other rides featured at Thomas Town at Six Flags America include Bertie the Bus, Harold the Helicopter, the Sodor Carnival ferris wheel, the Diesel Derby, and the Cranky the Crane drop tower. Attractions, such as an interactive pop jet fountain and multi-story play structure, are also a part of Thomas Town. Unique from most play areas for young children, each element of Thomas Town at SixFlags America is designed so that parents and children can participate together on every ride and attraction.

In addition to the fun rides and attractions of Thomas Town, Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, is on hand throughout the day to pose for photos and greet visitors. The Knapford Station Shop will feature an assortment of Thomas & Friends merchandise, including apparel, books, toys and train sets, and other items.

In addition to the Grand Opening Ceremony to welcome guests to the 3.5 acre theme park expansion, Six Flags America will host a birthday celebration for Thomas, the #1 engine, on his landmark 65th Birthday. Guests are invited to enjoy cake and entertainment with Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt, and other new friends at Six Flags America, as well as Thomas-themed contests and giveaways. Mega Bloks will donate a giant replica of Thomas made out of Mega Bloks and will challenge guests to guess how many blocks make up Thomas! All guests will pay kids’ admission fees during the celebration, and the first 65 kids (48 inches and under) to visit Thomas Town will receive a Thomas goody bag. The birthday party for Thomas begins at noon on June 5th.

Six Flags America theme park opens daily on Friday, May 28. Hurricane Harbor begins daily operation on Saturday, May 29th.

This is not a sponsored post; the information was provided to us by Six Flags or a representative of the company.  Your opinions, experiences and reactions my differ from those expressed here.

Mom’s Night Out with Aquafina FlavorSplash

Mom’s Night Out was a blast! Last Thursday night I along with some other “influential mom” were invited to the Mom Central Aquafina Flavorsplash Mom’s Night Out Event at Red Maple Lounge in Baltimore, MD. We got prettied up, I even wore lipstick, and headed out for an adventure.

We were greeted at the door by the lovely Mom Central representatives Megan and Allison and were told to prepare for a fun night. A quick stop at the bar and my driving buddy Cara and I took our seats alongside some crazy but fun women. We talked about the bartender, vacuums, twitter, the pretty centerpieces and got to play an out of control trivia game. I’m pleased to say my team won $25 GC to Fandago, WOOHOO. Did I mention there was an open bar? I was the driver so I got to sit back and watch the foolishness ensue.

photo courtesy of Jocelyn @Hip Mamas Place

Here is a Whrrl Story that @mammamania put together of the great night (sorry, I forgot my camera).

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Red Maple was a great place; tasty food, yummy drinks and great music even if they wouldn’t play Def Leppard or Kayne. We left with a tote full of Aquafina Flavorsplash Water (my fave is raspberry) and super yum lip balms, I love me some lip balm!

“I wrote this post after attending an event sponsored by Aquafina FlavorSplash and Mom Central. I received FlavorSplash goodies and a gift card as a thank you for posting.”

The Block Party was a SUCCESS

How many ways can you have success? We have many successes yesterday with the Child Hunger Ends Here Block Party.

  • Beautiful weather
  • A minivan FULL of food
  • An awesome donation
  • Smiling kids in a bounce house for 5 hours
  • Balloon sword fighting and bug bracelets
  • Sticky yummy caramel popcorn
  • Ice cold lemonade
  • Kids of all ages bringing food for a good cause
  • Loving & generous family and friends that stepped up to help all day

I couldn’t have asked for a better day. The moon bounce was being filled and about 7 kids were waiting for it. I had to instruct them that this event was a fundraiser/food drive, go home talk to your parents and bring me something in exchange for admittance. I’ve never seen a bunch of kids take off so fast and come back with bags and bags of goodies. I wondered if they even asked their parents and didn’t just raid pantries.

Within 30 minutes of the official start time of noon the park was full of kids and adults enjoying hot dogs, cupcakes, lemonade and Philly Pretzels! I designed a very inexpensive fishing game for the toddlers and it was a HIT. A plastic storage container, large shaped cookie cutters and 2 dollar store fishing rods. The toddlers were able to pick prizes donated from Milkshake and little things Shae and I picked out earlier in the week; the pinwheels and CDs seemed to be the most popular.

Bloggy momma support from Sunday, Lara, Cara, Melissa and Joanne was so overwhelming. I’m glad I’ve made such great IRL friends from my online life especially to help me #fightchildhunger.

It was a great day. Rob, my dad and I are planning one for next year already!

It’s Party Time

This Saturday, May 15th is our Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally. I’m joining together with Perry Hall Moon Bounce, Iced Gems Baking, Nerf, Port Discovery and other local sponsors to bring the community together to raise awareness and funds and food for Feeding America and the Maryland Food Bank.

The Moon Bounce, face painting and games are free. Iced Gem Baking, will be there selling her infamous cupcakes. Snacks and drinks will also be available for sale. Don’t forget that there will be some really fun raffles to giveaway too!

Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
OakHurst Park (end of Sylvanoak Way)
Nottingham, MD 21236

We are asking all the families to donate financially or with a bag of non-perishable food. Remember ALL proceeds not only go towards Feeding America and the Maryland Food Bank they also stay in this community to feed our children. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have,

Port Discover Children’s Museum hosts Maryland Discovery Days

(Baltimore, MD) – On Wednesday and Thursday, May 12-13, Port Discovery Children’s Museum will host Maryland Discovery Days, which are dedicated days of play and exploration for students with special needs. Children and their caregivers will have the opportunity to explore the Museum in a quieter, calmer environment (lights and sounds will be adjusted) and engage in activities that are designed to increase children’s language, motor, sensory and social skills. Programs include creating sculptures of our FLOAM, Shadow Charades, Kids on the Block – a local puppet troupe that teaches children about disability, medical conditions and social issues, a moonbounce and dogs from Karma Dogs and Pets on Wheels that walk around the Museum for children to pet. Parents and caregivers will also have the opportunity to connect with community organizations and resources at information booths hosted by the Museum’s partners including Kennedy Krieger, PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Parents Place of Maryland and the Abilities Network.

Maryland Discovery Days are offered twice a year, and admission is free for Maryland school students who register in advance.

For more information or to register, contact Nora Moynihan at 410.864.2685 or The May 12th Discovery Day is dedicated to children in grades preK through 2nd and the May 13th Discovery Day is dedicated to children in 3rd grade and higher.

WHAT: “Maryland Discovery Days”
WHEN: May 12-13, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Discovery Days are generously supported by MetLife Foundation.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning and nurture growth through play. Port Discovery offers 3 floors of educational, interactive and hands-on/minds-on experiences designed for children ages 2-10 years of age and is currently ranked 4th among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Child Magazine (February 2002).

The former Baltimore Children’s Museum, originally housed in The Cloisters in Lutherville, Maryland, was re-located to the historic Fish Market building in downtown Baltimore and re-opened as Port Discovery in December 1998; Walt Disney Imagineering designed the Museums permanent exhibits.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum has served over 2.5 million visitors and continues to grow as one of the leading non-traditional educational resources in the Mid-Atlantic region.

This is a press post provided by Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.


Awesome Sunday In Baltimore

Melinda the kids and I were invited to attend MayFair at Port Discovery in Baltimore, MD yesterday. We love Port Discovery and Kate and Erin are terrific ladies, thank you for the invite today as we had a blast. Mayfair is their annual fundraiser which provides resources to families that are otherwise unable to attend the children’s museum.

For MayFair Port Discovery had a catered lunch and had a ton of activities for the kids like face painting, crazy hair and shriky dinks (do you remember these from when you were younger, I do). The kids had a blast and Shaun was really excited to get his face painted. The museum was not as packed as it usually is so that allowed us to do more than if it was a regular day.  I am glad we were invited to MayFair today because we had an awesome time.  Check out a few of our pictures below from our visit.  It was a great for a great cause I am glad we were able to be a part of it.

This is NOT a sponsored post but we were given free admission tickets to MayFair and the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Thomas Town Steams into Six Flags America

Everyone’s favorite #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™, is full steam ahead into a specially themed kids area coming to Six Flags America this summer; Thomas Town.

Take a ride around the Island of Sodor on Thomas the Tank Engine or soar above his world on Harold the Helicopter. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and take a ride on Bertie the Bus. Sir Topham Hatt will be on hand to pose for photos with you and your family. Stop by the Knapford Station Shop to get your favorite Thomas storybooks, clothing and diecast trains!

Thomas the Tank Engine — All aboard! Departing from Knapford Station for a round trip around the Island of Sodor, parents and kids can take a journey on this replica tank engine.

Harold the Helicopter — Kids can control how high they can fly through the air above Thomas Town in their very own helicopter.

Thomas Town Play Structure — This multi-level play area features slides, climbing areas and plenty of interactive fun!

Bertie the Bus — Join Bertie the Bus for an unforgettable trip as you circle round and round and high into the sky.

Sir Topham Hatt Meet and Greet — Families can stop by throughout the day and meet, greet and pose for fun photos with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway.

Cranky the Crane Tower Ride — Enjoy high-flying family thrills on this unique, 30-foot drop tower.

Diesel Derby — Join the parade of train cars moving through Thomas Town.

Sodor Carnival Ferris Wheel — Kids of every age will experience carnival fun on the Island of Sodor while riding this classic Ferris wheel.

Thomas Town Pop Jet Fountain — Children and children-at-heart can take a break and cool off in this refreshing pop-jet water feature.

Knapford Station Shop — You’ll want to remember your trip to the Island of Sodor by stopping by and browsing through a wide selection of Thomas & Friends shirts, toys, books and souvenirs.

Don’t miss any of the fun this year! Sign up to get Six Flags email updates to keep you in the know of special appearances, great offers and information on new rides.

This is not a sponsored post, the information has been provided to me from the company or a representative from the company. Your experiences and reactions may differ from those stated.

We Went On A Trip

On March 27th we attended the 44th Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival in Washington, D.C. We live pretty close to D.C. but we do not go that often but the kite festival was an excuse to get the kids out of the house for a road trip. We hung out near the Monument for a while and the kids got to fly their kites and we got to see some kites being flown. After we were done at the Kite Festival we decided to take the metro over to Arlington, VA for a tour of the cemetery. This was the kids’ first trip on public transportation and they did well. While at Arlington we got to see the changing of the guard which is such an honor to watch. All in all we had a great day in DC, the weather was great and we had a very nice day together as a family.