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Spring Break Fun at Get Air Trampoline Park!

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Kids flipping out at home? Need something fun to do for Spring Break? Why not let them flip out at Get Air Trampoline Park! As parents, we know the importance of getting out and having fun with our kids, especially if they can expel some of that extra energy they always seem to have.



We "jump" at the chance of going to Get Air because they encourage the type of serious playing our children need. In addition to jumping, Get Air offers dodge ball, foam pits, tightrope walking, dunking, ninja course and more. Check out getairvistaca.com for a complete list of activities. 


Fun for the entire family!At just $12 for 2 hours, that's a 50% discount! Be sure to visit http://greatamericandeals.com/northcounty/home/ for lots more upcoming deals activities to do in and around north San Diego county!

We had a great time at Get Air Trampoline Park during Spring Break!

Jelo couldn't get enough of the ladder of the foam pit!

DJ loved jumping on the trampoline into the foam pits!





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Foodie Friday: Sweet Things at Susie Cakes!

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Cupcakes and sweets are my weakness! I was super delighted to check out a sneak peek to the new Susie Cakes bakery opening this Satuday in Carlsbad, California!


I've had SusieCakes in Newport Beach in the past and I loved them! So, when I found out Susie Cakes was coming to San Diego, I was definitely delighted! SusieCakes is an all-American bakery offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch.Susie Cakes recipes come from Susie's grandmothers and ensure they do not any mixes, artificial preservatives, high-fructose corn syrups or trans-fats in our products. Susie Cakes bakes their products entirely from scratch using only the freshest and finest natural ingredients, including: European-style butter Scharffen Berger CocoaGhirardelli ChocolateGuittard ChocolateTahitian Bean Vanilla We were able to try several of the specialty layer cakes, but my favorite was the Lucious Lemon Cake - Oh so yum!
SusieCakes also offers cupcakes, puddings, cookies, and bars - all c…

"Oye Gente!" Oedipus El Rey is now Playing at the San Diego Rep

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Date nights with hubby are few and far between now-a-days. With all the kids activities, work commitments, and family events, it's hard to find time for some fun! 
This past weekend, hubby and I braved the St. Patrick's Day crowds in downtown to have a night out. We had dinner at Zymology 21 to redeem of Instagram Valetines Day competition winnings of a complimentary dinner for two! Yay!

We then went to check out the San Diego REPertory Theatre's most recent production,“Oedipus El Rey” by Luis Alfaro, which premiered this weekend. 

In 430 B.C., the Greek playwright Sophocles wrote one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the Western world: “Oedipus Rex,” the tale of a king who from birth was destined to murder his father and marry his mother. 

In this contemporary adaptation, Oedipus is an ex-con ready to burst free of his confinement and make a name for himself on the streets of LA: "Is our young homeboy doomed to live out his destiny as described in a tragic prop…

The Legend of Korra and Avatar the Last Airbender Live On!

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Even though the ever popular and loved Legend of Korra saw its series finale back in December. Creative artists and fans have come together to showcase their finest work. March 7, 2015 saw the grand opening of the Legend of Korra and Avatar the Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition. Fan artwork as well as projects from the creators of the show were displayed at the Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, California. Doors opened at 6:00 pm. The drawing power of the Avatar Universe fan base was not to be underestimated. More than 500 fans attended the event.

Some fans had spent the night to get in line for the chance to meet and greet with creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante Dimartino. The first 100 people to purchase any new exclusive releases received a ticket to get their items signed. Some of the exclusive items included artwork showcasing popular characters Korra and Asami. Proceeds from this exclusive went to an LGBTQ suicide prevention hotline.

Of course cosplay was encouraged. Many cam…

Let's All Go Mad for Science! #ILoveSTEMSD

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It's that time of year again! The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is just around the corner! The event aims to encourage and get kids excited about science and related fields to inspire them to become tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) innovators.

My kids love science and technology so I get really excited each year to take them!

Here are a few pictures from our past visits over the years:




Here are my kids on CW6 News promoting a few of the fun activities at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering:
Festival Week consists of six days of learning, interaction and behind-the-scenes opportunities for kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade and their families to ignite the love for all things science.

Festival Week culminates with EXPO Day, with more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science love…

Jump Jelo is 7: Parkour Birthday

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Thinking of fun birthday party themes is always a tough one for me. My boys are so picky, it's hard to pick a theme for their birthday parties early enough to get all the details in check. 

Luckily, this year the choice was easy! My brother works for De Leon Dynamics, the hottest fitness facility in San Diego’s north county inland area! They have an awesome gym which is fully equipped with an aerial apparatus, parkour obstacles, and other fitness goodies! My son Julian knew right away he wanted to check out uncle's cool gym and share the art of parkour with his buddies.

So, what is parkour? It's the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. Here's my brother doing his thing!


De Leon Dynamics has a great room for parties. It has giant windows to watch all the activity going on in the gym. They have all the tables and chairs. They even do the clean-up afterwards!


We set…