Vlog #21: Game Time! Check out Super Mario Party with Nintendo

I have many memories growing up with playing Nintendo video games with my little brother and cousins. Now, I'm able to experience Nintendo in a whole new way with my own two boys.

The popular Mario Party series of games comes to the Nintendo Switch for the first time with the release of Super Mario Party.

We had so much fun playing the new Super Mario Party with our Nintendo Switch.

Check out the vlog for the fun!

The newest in the long-running Mario Party series of  80 new minigames, Super Mario Party features the fan favorite “board game mode” which goes back to 4-player basics, with players taking turns and racing across the board in search of Stars. The original board game style has also been kicked up a notch with deeper strategic elements like character specific Dice Blocks to add another layer of fun.

All the details are at

Twitter: @NintendoAmerica
Instagram: @Nintendo
Facebook: @Nintendo
#SuperMarioParty #NintendoSwitchTogether


Get Muddy at the Kids Obstacle Challenge

Have you heard of the San Diego Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge?

My sister-in-law and her family braved the kids obstacle course a few weeks ago at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, California.

Rock walls, mud pits, ropes over water,  cargo nets, dodging floating cannonballs, and more- they braved it all!

PROS and CONS from my sister-in-law:
-Family oriented kids obstacle course.  Parents could do the full course with the kids, that includes getting wet and muddy! Or you can run/walk around obstacles and stay clean. 
-Options for challenges for both younger and older kids
- Staggered start times. We did the afternoon wave, so it was hot by the time we run.  But since we got wet throughout the course, the heat was actually tolerable.  
-We heard about the long lines to do the courses for the morning waves,  but there were no lines or delays for the afternoon wave
-Friendly staff
-Entry cost is a bit steep.  The kids only get a  medal, no t-shirt.
-The kids could run again,  but yo…

Vlog #20: Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park San Diego

There’s no better time to be a kid in San Diego than during the month of October! Don't miss out on free admission for kids 12 and under at over 40 museums in San Diego County, just like the Fleet Science Center we visited in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calfornia.

Visit for more details.

Vlog #19: Boodle Fight San Diego - Let's Eat With Our Hands

What's a Boodle Fight? It's the ultimate Filipino food experience! Boodle Fight is also known as "kamayan" which means eating with your hands.

Want to know where to have the Boodle Fight experience in San Diego?

Watch my vlog and visit for more info!

Vlog #18: Brick or Treat at Legoland California

It's officially Fall and time to enjoy the season's festivities.

We had a great time, as always, at Legoland California. This time, we checked out the evening festivities for Brick or Treat.

Brick or Treat at Legoland California is the ultimate Halloween fun filled with…
Live entertainment + new shows!Character Meet and GreetsCostume Contest: Group, Heroes and Villians, and LEGO®Treat stations with more than 1 million pieces of candy and Clif Kid Treats*Heartlake City Fall Festival with Pumpkin Patch Build and craft time with the LEGO FriendsThe AstroBash Dance PartyBrick-or-Treat Party Nights Pop Badge ChallengeAnd more! Plus, don’t miss candy, decorations and fishy friends at SEA LIFE® Aquarium included with your Party Nights ticket.

Brick or Treat at Legoland California happens on October 6, 13, 20, 27. 
You can add Brick or Treat to your days' general admission or purchase tickets for the evening Brick or Treat events only. 
Visit for more information …

Vlog #17: Learning about Dwarfism at the Human Library

My boys love to spend hours at the San Diego Central Library.

Today we stumbled across a Human Library.  We met a mom who has dwarfism. My 8-year-old DJ did a wonderful job in asking questions!

I'm so proud of my boys in stepping out of their comfort zone to meet new people. 
Check out our experience in vlog number 17!

Christopher Robin: All That And a Pot of Honey

GUEST POST by Daddy Garcia

Christopher Robin is Disney's latest live-action movie based upon the beloved Winnie the Pooh children's books by A.A. Milne. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin, Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn. Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline.

It is a wonderful story of a creative boy who has grown up and lost his way in the adult world. With the help of his childhood stuffed animals, Christopher Robin sets out to find his friends and remember what’s important in life and to stop and smell the roses. Or perhaps have a spot of something sweet like honey.

Directed by Marc Forster, Christopher Robin shares the same tone as one of his previous works, Finding Neverland. While Christopher Robin could be considered a sequel to the Winnie to Pooh short stories, you wouldn’t be wrong if you also said it was a prequel to Hook as they share many similar narratives.  Especially as a story about a hero who once explored a fantastical world as a young bo…