Thursday, August 2, 2018

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 boy, then decided to leave it behind and grow up in the normal world while missing out on his children’s lives. In order to save the day they are pushed to rekindle the magic in order to find peace.


If your kids are not familiar with Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin is a great introduction to the stories.  My boys are always off on adventures involving their stuffed “lovies”. It reminds me of my childhood where my sisters and I would spend afternoons creating our own stories involving our stuffed animals, each with their own personality. My two sons and I loved this movie and can’t wait to watch it again with their cousins.

 

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is rated PG, 104 minutes long
The movie opens nationwide on Friday, August 3 #ChristopherRobin

Message from Lysabeth:
Husband failed to mention that Winne the Pooh is his spirit animal. Some of my earliest memories of my husband of him wearing his Winnie the Pooh backpack around SDSU when we were college students. His business card (he used to pass out to cute girls) then had the quote, "Just a sweet honey bear, afraid to be stung." He was an extensive collection of "lovies", many of which are Winne the Pooh. Along with his sisters, their "lovies" were their play buddies growing up when dad was away on long Navy deployments and inside play was best for mom to keep an eye on all. Our home nowadays is filled with lovies we've shared our family memories with as well. We hope you enjoy Christopher Robin as much as we did!



Disclaimer: We were given press passes in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine.





           

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Get Down and Dirty with the San Diego Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge

The San Diego Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge on Saturday, September 29th will be held at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.



Participants can traverse rock walls, army crawl through mud pits, rope swing over water, scale up rugged cargo nets, dodge floating cannonballs, and more.



Give your kids the chance to release their inner beast and push themselves, all while getting covered in mud together as a family! Prepare to Brave Your Adventure and have some family fun!



Save 15% on Kids Obstacle Challenge Tickets - Use code MUDDYFUN15 to get 15% off tickets.






            

Monday, July 2, 2018

Vlog #16: Our Deep Sea Adventure at Legoland California

LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure is Legoland California Resort's on-board real submarine where you go underwater to discover an amazing world filled with real sea animals.  

Through the use of interactive touchscreens at each porthole inside the sub, guests can help the LEGO® mini-figure dive team identify Lego® gems, pearls, gold coins and more throughout the more than four minute journey. 

Guests can reach one of three levels during each ride: Junior, Senior and Master Explorer. 

Check out our vlog of our #DeepSeaAdventure at Legoland, California.



The submarine ride will be included in the price of admission this summer at LEGOLAND California Resort. For more information and to sign up for insider updates, visit LEGOLAND.com/deepsea2018.



            

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Vlog #15: Kicking Off the Summer with the Nissan Rogue

Yay for summer vacation! Now that I'm off of work, I was ready to just chill, but I became a full-time mommy taxi for the family! The first days of summer we hung out at grandma's pool (twice), window shopped and played at the newly renovated Westfield UTC mall, celebrated Fathers Day at our favorite eateries, sent Jelo off to theater summer camp, and of course, the everyday activities like grocery shopping and church.

Thanks to Mossy Nissan in San Diego, we spent the first few days of our summer vacation cruising around sunny San Diego in a new 2018 Nissan Rogue. Scroll down for our favorite features of the Nissan Rogue.




Driving around with kids can make a mommy driver very distracted, which often times I am. The safety features of the Nissan Rogue is what really stood out for me:
  • Drive Assist Display - Center console has a 7 inch display which as lots of features, but what I liked the most was the front and rear facing camera that helps with parking and backing up. There are several views the camera shows. The camera displays the sides, front and back, as well as an amazing overhead view that shows the car as if there was a camera above. It was so helpful in getting into and out of tight parking spaces, as well as navigating through tight parking lots especially during pick-up time at summer camp. 
  • Android Auto - Because we've a techie family, this feature was a plus for us. My 9 year-old was excited to sync all our phones to the Android Auto system. Once synced, from the center console you can check emails, texts and make/receive phone calls from your phone. Also, you can set navigation on your phone, then turn by turn prompts will be played on the car's speakers. Hands-free during on the Nissan Rogue was definitely a plus!
  • Blind-Spot Warning - I remember driving school and always being reminded to "check our blind spot" by looking over my shoulders. With the Nissan Rogue, there was orange light indicators near each rear view mirror that lights up if there is a car in the blind spot. For me, this safety feature is very helpful when I'm distracted by one kid asking me a million questions a minute, and the other whining about being hungry, all the while I'm trying to navigate through rush hour, freeway traffic on the way to basketball practice. Thank goodness for this little orange, blind-spot warning lights!
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Cruise Control - Another safety feature is the VDC that works with the cruise control. Once it's set, the Nissan Rogue's speed is set like cruise control, but also allows you to set a safety feature of keeping one, two, or three cars distance from the car in front of you. The Nissan Rogue will automatically brake when the car in-front of you gets too close. Also, the VDC has lane senors to help keep the vehicle in it's lane. The senors "read" the painted lines on the road and keeps the vehicle safely in the center when in cruise control. Although it feels a bit like it, it's not self-driving, you have to keep your hands on the steering wheel. If you veer to the left or right when not on cruise control, crossing a lane inadvertently, the car will beep and lights will flicker on the center console to warn the driver. 
Thank you to Mossy Nissan for sharing the Nissan Rogue with us for a few days. Visit them at www.MossyNissan.com. Interested in the Nissan Rogue, visit Mossy Nissan Kearny Mesa and ask for Tyler!

Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine. 



            

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vlog #14: Bend and Twist with Yoga Frog

It's been a busy last few weeks. With end of the school year festivities at my work, as well as my boys' schools, to say we were busy is an understatement. I was able to squeeze in a trip to Las Vegas with my girlfriends though! That's for another vlog!

Today's vlog I wanted to share a fun surprise we got in the mail! My boys couldn't wait to open up the package and play with our new yogi friend Yoga Frog! DJ has been reviewing the yoga moves he's learned at school at Yoga Frog. Check out our vlog on this fun book and accompanying twisty, bendy friend, Yoga Frog.



For more info on Yoga Frog:
https://www.runningpress.com/titles/nora-carpenter/yoga-frog/9780762464678/



            


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Yoga Frog in exchange for this blog post and social media shares. All opinions are mine. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Vlog #13: #PassThePizza with Papa John's for #TeacherAppreciationWeek

Who doesn't love a pizza party? Thanks to Papa John's and their #PassThePizza campaign to treating the entire staff at Sweetwater High to a pizza party! Check out the highlights on this week's vlog!






            

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