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Harlem Globetrotters, Philadelphia and Delaware game tickets-GIVEAWAY-CLOSED

Do you remember we told you about our awesome family fun watching a Harlem Globetrotters game? If you didn’t read our review post of the game we attended in Baltimore I’ll tell you it was a blast. We had a day of pure wholesome family fun full of laughter, pranks and other friendly people.

The Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining fans all over the world for 84 years. With more than 25,000 games under their belts they have been honored to play for Presidents, the Pope, Nobel Peace Prize winners and diplomats as well as being named America’s Ambassadors of Goodwill in 1974.

The Harlem Globetrotters experience will emotionally connect to and thrill every guest at their events. They pride themselves on providing their fans with the greatest entertainment possible and to ensure everyone leaves the games with fond memories bringing them back over the year and to carry on family experiences and memories.

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We have game tickets to giveaway for 2 upcoming games:
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA Sunday, March 14th 2010 5:00pm 4-pack
Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, DE Monday March 15th 2010 7:00pm 4-pack

Have you ever attended a Harlem Globetrotters game? Do you remember their cartoon from the 70’s? Visit the official Harlem Globetrotters website; tell me something about their community work or history.  All entries are being collected in the below form, please be sure to complete all required questions.  If you are having a problem with the form email me melinda at lookwhatmomfound dot com.  This contest will end Sunday March 7th, plenty of time to receive tickets by mail.
We will have 2 winners, 1 winner for each game. Please complete the form below with all of your contact/mailing information including which game you prefer to attend. Your information WILL NOT be shared with anyone else (except for the winner). All collected information is kept private and used only for this giveaway.

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Professional Bull Riding isn’t just for cowboys!

Ok well maybe actually riding the bull is but not watching it!

It was a COLD and Windy Sunday morning. We were in our jammies with no intention of changing out of them for the day. Rob gets an email from a “friend” asking if we were interested in tickets to the rodeo. I laughed out loud when he asked me but quickly said heck yeah. I mean it’s not really my thing but I figured it would be fun. We asked Shaun if he was interested and we quickly got ready and headed to the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore for the show. Technically it was a Professional Bull Riding competition, the Baltimore Invitational to be exact.

The start of the show was awesome, loud music, pyrotechnics and a high energy announcement of all the riders, bulls and clowns. The crowd was enthusiastic and loud and hyped up. One of the greatest parts of the entire show was “rodeo clown” Flint. So much more than just a distraction for the bulls Flint was the center of attention (next to the riders of course). He engaged the audience with dancing, comedy and contests.

Now onto the bull-riding! I was worried that it would too much for Shaun, maybe a little scary but the environment was family centered and professional. We didn’t witness anything too damaging, I believe one rider got slightly stomped and another got the wind knocked out of him. We went into this not knowing anything about PBR but quickly got a grasp of the rules and enjoyed counting to 8, hoping the riders would be able to hold on. Overall the experience was a lot of fun, entertaining for the whole family. PBR isn’t just for cowboys.

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The Original Harlem Globetrotters in their 84th season

When I say Harlem Globetrotters what do you think of? I think of the catchy tune and the image of spinning a basketball on a finger.

We’d never attended a performance even though it was something Rob had expressed great interest in. It was something that always got pushed aside for “maybe next year”. What fools we were! We were recently invited to the 2010 North American tour kick-off at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. The event started off with a meet and greet (picture taking) with some players before the game. All the players were so gracious and friendly; there was no feeling of being rushed along for the next group. They smiled, signed autographs, cracked jokes and were really accommodating for multiple poses.

We were a little disappointed at first when we found out that Flight Time  and Big Easy weren’t playing in this game but easily got over it when we got a glimpse of Handles Frankin’s personality. Again I wasn’t familiar with their actual games but to give you an idea the “wise-guy” of the team is microphoned during the game in order for you to hear the “sh!t-talkin” going on. It stayed family friendly with tons of interaction with the fans like dance contests, purse snatching and heckling.

Shaun was amazed and confused at the same time. He loved the tricks but then questions the “legality” of bouncing a ball off another player’s back or hypnotizing your opponent to get the upper hand. My favorite part of the day was during a fan interaction moment when a mentally disabled child took the court and took laps while the arena cheered him on. You could tell he loved the attention and the Trotters loved giving it to him. After only 1-2 tries he made a basket and the audience was brought to their feet. It was a great moment to witness.

The Harlem Globetrotters IS the epitome of family fun. Given the chance we’d see them in every surrounding city. Check out the schedule; see for yourself how much fun this actually is. I advise on tickets close to the court to really take part in the action and become a part of the game.

Thanks to The Original Harlem Globetrotters for the opportunity to be involved in such a spectacle.

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National Aquarium Baltimore Review

Got Fish? The National Aquarium Baltimore has tons of fish and we were lucky enough to go last week since the kids were off from school. The kids love to go to the aquarium and we always have a great time when we go.

The kids were really excited to get in the aquarium and right up the escalator is the first exhibit, an open tank which is filled with rays, fish and turtles. The kids loved looking at the rays and at the time when we arrived there were scuba divers in the tank feeding the rays and fish which the kids thought was really cool. We hung out at this exhibit for a little while before taking the escalator to the next level which in my opinion is where Shae was the most excited. On this level is where they have salt water exhibits and they were filled with fish like the ones from the Disney movie, Finding Nemo. I am sure you can figure out what fish Shae was excited to see, Nemo (clown fish). After dragging her away from the clown fish we headed over to the amphitheater to watch the dolphin show called Our Ocean Planet which was very good. That show lasted about 30 minutes and after that we headed down to the new jelly fish exhibit called Jellies Invasion:Oceans Out of Balance. This was one of the coolest exhibits we visited during our trip in my opinion. It was really cool to see so many different varieties of jelly fish and to read all about them.


The last thing we did was walk the 5 plus floors down through the huge aquarium that are filled with tons of different fish and at the very bottom are the sharks. This is really neat because as you walk down the ramp to the different floors you can look up and down and see the different fish. The kids especially Shae really enjoyed this and we spent about an hour getting through this part of the aquarium which was the last exhibit of our visit.

There were two things about our visit that were a little bit of a pain but did not in any way take away from our great visit to the aquarium. We were lucky enough to get four review tickets to visit the National Aquarium Baltimore and were told to go to the membership entrance to pick up our tickets. The day we went to the aquarium it was about 22 degrees outside so we figured we would be inside fast since we were getting our tickets at the membership entrance. That was not the case. In my opinion the general entrance moved a lot faster than the membership entrance on this particular day (not sure if something special was going on causing the delay at the membership entrance). Once we got our tickets and got inside we noticed they had a coat check which was a relief since we had two adult coats and four kid coats. This was another sore spot in our visit. The coat/stroller check and lockers are crammed into the same small area and both require special tokens. The token machine also was a weird device. The machine took 1’s, 5’s, 10’s and 20’s but if you needed more than one token which I did the machine would not allow me to select how many tokens I needed so it gave me my change in dollar coins. That would not have been a problem but the machine only accepted paper money and not coins which was a huge inconvenience. Once we got our coats checked the rest of our visit was awesome.

All in all it was an awesome day and an awesome visit to the National Aquarium Baltimore and I am glad we went and looking forward to a return visit. If you live anywhere near Baltimore and the Inner Harbor a visit is a must. You will be glad you did.

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Wordless Wednesday – Harlem Globetrotters

This is from our first Harlem Globetrotter game this past Saturday. We had an awesome time! We can’t wait to go to another game.





Today I’m Going To See The Harlem Globetrotters

About a month ago Melinda got us tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters which is happening today at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD.  Come to find out today is the start of the 2010 Harlem Globetrotters tour.  The Globetrotters will play 269 games in 44 states and 5 Canadian provinces.

I am super excited because I have wanted to see the Harlem Globetrotters for about 5 years now but for one reason or another it has not happened but today it is finally happening.  Me, Melinda and Shaun can’t wait to go to the game and also to the meet and greet that we were invited to.  Be sure to look for our review of the meet and greet and of the game in the next few days.  I am sure it is going to be awesome and I am really looking forward to going.




Port Discovery Museum Review

I am not a huge fan of going to museums but the kids had been asking me a lot lately to go to the Port Discovery Children’s Museum and I finally caved in a few Sundays ago. At first I thought it was going to be lame and boring and I would be a clock watcher and be ready to leave as soon as we arrived but I didn’t. It was an awesome time and there was a ton of stuff to do. I even got to play while at Port Discovery.


Port Discovery located in Baltimore, Maryland is fun for the whole family. It started as soon as we walked through the doors and Shaun saw the huge soccer field and immediately wanted to jump on the field and get into the game. They use a soccer ball that is similar to a beach ball and kids get on the field and just play which is really cool. Port Discovery also has the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station which is a model of an actual Royal Farms experience with a kid-friendly twist – complete with a refrigerator door that moos when you get a quart of milk. Shae loved this exhibit because she got to go shopping just like mommy and daddy do. Shae also got to pretend fill up a VW Bug with gas which she really enjoyed.

Another HUGE exhibit at Port Discovery is Kids Works which is a three story urban treehouse. In my opinion kids could spend the whole visit playing on this three story tower of fun. This is where I got my chance to play. I know I am a grown man but let me tell you this thing is huge and looked to fun to pass up. I think I made it two stories up before the kids left me in the dust.

In my opinion and Melinda’s the best exhibit at the Port discovery Museum was The Diner. The Diner is a realistic 50’s style diner, kids can “cook” and serve food to their parents while using their math skills to ring up orders at the cash register. Our kids loved The Diner. The adults sat down while the kids brought us menus to place our order then they made the food and then served us. The kids really took The Diner seriously and played like they were real servers and cooks, it was really cool.

Port Discovery is fun for the whole family. They have a toddler room that Shae really enjoyed with a ball pit and a slide. The toddler room had a lot of miscellaneous toys that kept Shae occupied for a very long time.

So it doesn’t matter if you are two or forty two, Port Discovery has something for everyone. So if you are near the Baltimore Inner Harbor in Maryland and looking to kill a few hours be sure to stop by The Port Discovery Museum and enjoy yourself. Tickets are $12.95 for ages 2 and up and under two is free.  Port Discovery Museum also offers three different types of memberships so their is a plan for everyone. Port Discovery Museum is an awesome place to visit and play. ENJOY!!!

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SafetyTat temporary tattoo for kids Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

Being a parent comes with its own set of worries and struggles. One HUGE worry of mine is losing my children. If you remember a couple weeks back I had a scare where Shaun and Sabreena disappeared from my site for a long time. It was a nightmare.

One thing I didn’t talk about was that morning before heading out for a fun family day I applied a SafetyTat to both Shaun and Shae. Shae was never out of our site so hers didn’t come in handy but since I had to give Shaun’s information to security I was able to mention that he had a tattoo on his arm with MY phone number. Fortunately the tattoo wasn’t needed as Rob found them on his own so no one had to call me.

SafetyTat is a fun and colorful kids temporary safety tattoo with 2 distinct designs; “Original” which are customized by SafetyTat with your mobile phone number and applied with water or “Quick Stick Write-on!” which are peel-and-stick tattoos shipped blank so you can write in your mobile number with the provided tattoo marking pen. When applied to the arm of your child or loved one, SafetyTat provides a highly visible form of identification that stays in place even when wet!

The moment can happen in an instant, you lose sight of your child at the grocery store, amusement park or even your local playground. It’s a busy time of year, malls are crazy crowded and kids can quickly get separated. Take a quick moment to give yourself and your family a little insurance and apply a SafetyTat to the little ones.

Not just for lost kids though, SafetyTat also offers an Allergy Bundle to keep kids healthy when you can be by their side. Stay tuned into all of SafetyTat’s updates and new products. Do you have a story to share about your experience with SafetyTat. Become a Facebook Fan and let them know what you think. Now till December 20, 2009 received 10% off orders of $15 or more using coupon code LWMFAD09.

SafetyTat wants to keep your kids safe this holiday season. Win 1 of 2 sample packs of Quick Stick Write-on! temporary ID tattoos. Visit SafetyTat and tell me something you learned about the company, products or your own Child Safety Tip.

To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry above and please be sure your email in your comment, attached to you blogger dashboard or easily seen on your website/blog. I will not search through About Me/Contact Me links. Be sure to READ the requirements fully as some have changed.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to US residents only.

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Baltimore Disney on Ice Family 4Pack Giveaway


Disney on Ice is BACK. This year they are presenting several different shows including Princess Classics, Finding Nemo and Celebrations. Each show is an adventure through a different Disney story or theme, bringing to life the magic and fantasy that makes all Disney characters so beloved.
I’m happy to be working with Feld Entertainment and Mom Central to give Baltimore & Washington DC areas families the chance to win a Family 4-pack of tickets to the Wednesday, October 28th 7:30pm performance at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD.

Celebrations is a colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends. Enjoy a Winter Wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Very merry UnBirthday Party, a Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits Baltimore.
To win this fantastic prize of a Family 4-pack of tickets to the Wednesday, October 28th 7:30pm performance at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD., leave a comment below telling me who you would take to the performance.
EXTRA ENTRIES:
To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry above and please be sure your email address in in your comment, attached to you blogger dashboard or easily seen on your website/blog. I will not search through About Me/Contact Me links.
  • Refer a friend or family member to enter this contest, make sure they let me know who referred them.
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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2009. Winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim prize. Winning Tickets will be available at Will Call and will also require a valid picture ID for pick up.



Milkshake music review and FUN GIVEAWAY

I got a big bottle of Sunshine
Mixed up with a bowl of daydreams
Poured into a suitcase filled with laughter that I found
You won’t find me sitting around

These are just some of the whimsical lyrics you’ll find in Milkshake’s catalog. Milkshake is a Baltimore, MD based kids rock band that have been seen on Noggin, PBS Kids and Discovery Kids as well as concerts around the US. Using music as a peek into the child’s imagination is one way I describe their style. Most of their songs are written from a child’s point of view but there are always exceptions to the rule. You Did It is a song of motivation being sung from a parent to their child. Whatever task is in front of them we as parents know they can accomplish it with a little push and pull.

Milkshake was formed in 2002 as a way for then new parents Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl to stay in touch with the music that was going to influence their children’s lives. With a background in indie rock they used their enthusiasm and originality to gain a strong following over the next few years with fellow bandmates Tom Moon, Cord Neal, Brian Simms and Michael Sheppard. Great Day is Milkshake’s 4th studio album and was just released in August along. This album like all the others (we have them all) is a celebration of all things KID. With songs about family, feelings, friends and FUN it touches on the topics that are important for kids.
Milkshake wants to give LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers the chance to win a special giveaway, the Great Day CD PLUS a Milkshake Tutu just like Lisa wears or a Milkshake Moo t-shirt OR Milkshake’s complete studio album catalog, that’s 4 CDs. Give Milkshake music a chance and tell me a song you really like from their website or Facebook page. Also tell me which prize you would like to win.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Saturday, September 26, 2009. Winners will be announced and emailed and will have 48 hours to claim prize. This contest is open to US residents.