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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Zoo’s new monkeys make a splash in Indy: Sharing One World: Long-tailed Macaques, a gift of John and Cynde Barnes opens Memorial Day Weekend

Something new is coming to the Indianapolis Zoo. This exhibit is the only one of its kind in North America.

A new troop of captivating monkeys has arrived at the Indianapolis Zoo, the only zoo in North America where visitors can meet this species of macaque. Their new habitat in the Oceans area of the Zoo is perfectly suited for them because they are the only species of macaque who swim throughout their entire lives.

As guests walk past the penguins in Oceans, they will start to learn about these unique monkeys and come upon a large underwater viewing window. Outdoors they will find multiple viewing windows to observe the macaques jumping, climbing and having fun.

All the monkeys in the troop are part of a strict social hierarchy, with more dominant individuals guiding behavior. This order helps balance competition with cooperation, allowing members of the troop to share resources and avoid conflicts. One way long-tailed macaques show friendship is to engage in grooming. Grooming each other maintains friendships and creates alliances that are communicated to other members of the troop.

Long-tailed macaques, which are the Zoo’s fifth primate species, are commonly found near water throughout the islands of Southeast Asia. Macaques are a unique group of 20 different monkey species who live in diverse habitats including tropical forests, snowy mountains and urban areas. These confident swimmers will take to the water to cool off, escape predators, catch food or even just to play.

Macaque hands are very similar to human hands. Like us, they use them for grasping, catching, climbing and even using tools. They make their own hammers out of rocks and use it to pound the shell of a crab or snail to access the food inside. Long-tailed macaques sometimes pluck hair from people’s heads to use to floss their teeth!

Highly adaptable, intelligent and curious, these monkeys have figured out how to survive in areas, both urban and rural where human populations are growing. Tourists travel far to see these monkeys — some people consider them sacred, others view them as pests.

As the human population expands, humans and wildlife share the same space. Hoosiers can learn to share urban spaces with wildlife, just like people in Southeast Asia have learned to share space with long-tailed macaque.



About the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. Visit IndianapolisZoo.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rainy Day activities



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With summer approaching the kids will be out of school and always looking for something to do. The worst days are the rainy days when they are all saying "I'm Bored. What can I do?" Well here is a list of some rainy day activities.

  • Create a town out of boxes- big or small you choose
  • build a blanket/pillow fort
  • visit the library- there are lots of activities to do and books to check out. some even have a play area
  • indoor treasure hunt/ scavenger hunt
  • make music and dance
  • play board games
  • learn a new skill
  • bake/cook
  • watch movies
  • do crafts
  • create a play/puppet show
  • Make special cards or write a letter- check online for places you can send them like nursing homes or to soldiers
  • Have a tea-party/indoor picnic
  • go to a museum
  • Lego-Building Contest
  • do fun science experiments
  • go to an indoor pool
  • go bowling
  • go to a roller rink
  • go to an inflatable play place or trampoline park
and the best one yet...
  • PLAY IN THE RAIN!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

What to Pack In Your Hospital Bag for You and Baby

 I am a 5 time mom, so I feel I am pretty knowledgeable in what to bring and what isn't necessary to bring in your hospital bag. Let's start with the obvious items for during labor:


  • Lip balm/chapstick- your lips will get dry. Hospital air is so dry plus you usually won't be drinking much while in labor so its a good thing to have.
  • Hair bands/pony tail holders- If you have longer hair these are great to have. They are great from keeping your hair out of your face and allowing you to focus on other things
  • Slipper- The hospital has the non-slip socks for walking during labor, but if you have a comfy pair of slippers I would recommend those.
  • Old nightgown- If you don't want to wear their hospital gowns the whole time you are in labor bring your own comfortable nightgown. I would recommend one you don't mind getting dirty and possibly ruined though.
  • Birthing Ball- some hospitals now-a-days have them, but if yours doesn't or you have your own you want to use I would bring that
  • Picture ID, Insurance card, and hospital paperwork- these items are needed when you arrive at the hospital to have your baby. Some hospitals have you fill out paperwork ahead of time to save you time when it's baby time.
  • Your birth plan- some women have them others don't. If you have any requests during labor and for after let them be known and they will usually be followed as long as things go OK. Remember that things may change and they can't always be followed exactly.
  • Something to make you relax- some labors can be very long. Even the short ones having something to help you relax is very helpful. Maybe make a playlist of music to listen to during labor. Bring a few good books to read. If puzzles or puzzle books help, bring those. If you have a favorite movie or something, try that. 

What about your labor coach/partner/spouse:
  • camera/video camera- This is something very handy for taking pictures during/after labor or even taking video if wanted. Baby pictures are the best. Maybe even consider having someone there just to capture these wonderful moments so your labor partner can be there for you. Don't forget the charger, extra batteries, and memory cards.
  • snacks- your coach may get hungry and thirsty too so snacks and/or money for the snack machines are great
  • change of clothes
  • their medicines they need unless they plan on going home
Now let's get to the items you will need for after labor
  • Comfortable outfit for going home- remember you will still look pregnant and clothes will still be tight and you will be uncomfortable so bring something loose and comfy for going home
  • Clothes for in hospital- some people like to just lay around in the hospital gown while they are there. Others can't stand them and prefer to wear their own clothes while there. The choice is yours.
  • Cell phone- this will be great to contact those you want to to let them know baby has arrived. Also great for pictures and using social media to make the announcements. Don't forget your charger. 
  • Snacks- you will probably be hungry after labor and may not get a hospital meal for a few so bring snacks to help you recharge after your labor
  • toiletries- most just use what the hospital provides, but if you prefer to use your own, then don't forget them



What do you need for the baby:
  • Car seat- this should already be installed in the car and ready to go for bringing baby home
  • going home outfit- this is essential as baby will need something to go home in. Clothes are normally provided for in hospital, but not for the trip home. Maybe bring newborn and 0-3 months because you will not know how big baby will e until he/she gets here.
  • outfit for newborn pictures- some choose to just have them wear the going home outfit for pictures, others like an outfit or 2 just for pictures. 
  • Blanket- you get receiving blankets at the hospital, but if it is cold out, you might want to bring a warmer blanket for the trip home
What do I NOT need:
  • jewlery
  • diapers- pack a few in the diaper bag if you want for the ride home if you have a long trip or aren't going home right away, but the hospital provides diapers and you usually end up taking some home as once the packs are open they can't keep them. 
  • Medications- let the hospital and your doctor know about all medications ahead of time and those will be provided for you
  • valuables
  • pads and underwear- the hospital provides some lovely after birth underwear and huge pads that are designed for after birth 
  • bottles and formula- again you might pack in the diaper bag for the trip home but these are provided during your stay and often get some to take home again.

5 Winners! $20 Amazon Gift Card & Pamela Newton's Book "A Candle For My Mother" Giveaway! 5/22 (9:00 AM EST) - 6/19 (11:59 pm EST).

The grand prize winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book "A Candle For My Mother"! The 4 Runners-up will all receive a copy of the book!


Sponsored By: Pamela Newton


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


*~* 5 Winner Giveaway! *~* 


Grand Prize Winner will receive a:
 $20 Gift Card To Amazon & a Copy of the Book "A Candle for My Mother"


4 Runners-up will receive a:
 copy of the book "A Candle for My Mother"


Author: Pamela Newton

About the Book:
A Candle for My Mother is an inspirational story of a young woman from the Midwest, Lorraine Newton, who longed to travel the world despite being the mother of four young children. “I’m going to see places, come hell or high water!” Lorraine remarked, and she made it happen.

Lorraine’s stories in the book are told in her own words from tape recordings she made before she died, and letters saved by a friend, detailing Lorraine’s family’s amazing experiences in Iraq and travels in Europe. Into the bubbling political cauldron of the Middle East in the 1950s ventured an American family. Iraq was not necessarily what Lorraine had in mind, but the country fit exotic to a tee. It conjured up “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” markets filled with silks and gold, and travel in Europe on vacations. Lorraine was about to embark on a grand adventure.

Pamela Newton never felt closer to her mom than when she was traveling, sometimes logging over 100,000 miles a year: “Mom’s adventurous spirit was with me on every trip, in every country, encouraging me to make the most of each moment.” The things that Pamela experienced on her business trips often triggered a remembrance of her mother and her childhood. Those memories became the reflections and gratitude's that Pamela expresses at the end of each chapter when visiting churches across the globe to light candles for her mother, a tradition she began in Westminster Abbey.

For readers who may be reminded of exciting memories from their childhood, A Candle for My Mother has been designed with pages interspersed throughout for writing personal reflections. Here a son or daughter can add their favorite pictures, recount “Best Day Ever” times, write a thank you to their mom, or include poems, musings, or thoughts. It is designed to be a gift to oneself or one’s mom. Read it, write in it and then give it to your mother…with gratitude.


Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/22 9:00 AM EST through 6/19 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy is not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sleeve Stars Premium Knee Sleeve review


I received a Sleeve Stars Premium Knee Sleeve to review. I am a bigger woman, so I got the size large, the largest size they have available. It was a snug fit, but I didn't think it was too bad. After a little while it did start digging in some and then started rolling up on my leg. I was only able to wear it about an hour at a time before it would get uncomfortable. I feel if it ft a bit better the product would work wonders. It is an amazing product and designed great, just not made for heavier set people.

If you would like to check it out please visit here.
I have knee problems from years of playing basketball and this does help for the time I am able to use it. It is great for those who have knee problems but still want and or need too stay active.


Things to Do in The Cincinnati Area This Summer

If you are local to Cincinnati or will be traveling the area this summer here are some things to check out.


  1. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens- This is a must do for the area. Lots of animals to see, including the famous hippo Fiona. The new gorilla world is amazing to see as well. There are lots of events over the summer to check out. If bought online tickets start at $17 for adults and $12 for kids. Parking is $10. Information about special events, special admission days, types of tickets and more can be found at http://cincinnatizoo.org.
  2. Newport Aquarium- If you love aquariums you have to visit this one. Octopi, Stingrays, Alligators, Penguins, Sharks and more. There is so much to see and do at Newport Aquarium. Tickets are $17.99 for kids and $24.99 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets visit here.
  3. Kings Island- There is fun for everyone at Kings Island. The snoopy kids area has rides for kids of all ages. There are plenty of thrill rides and roller coasters for the adults and enthusiasts. Some of the roller coasters are marked as the best in the world!! There is even Soak City, the waterpark right at Kings Island, great for cooling off on a hot day. You can get daily tickets for as low as $44.99. Details and more information on the park can be found at visitkingsisland.com.
  4. Coney Island/Sunlight Pool- Another big summer favorite. Coney Island has all the rides and then hop on over to Sunlight pool to cool off. One reason this is a big favorite is unless you are going to ride or go in the pool you don't have to pay. This is great for parents who don't do rides, but want to take their kids to enjoy the rides without having to dish out a ton of money to do nothing. Tickets can be bought just for the pool, just for the rides, or both and they offer evening discounts for after 4pm. To buy your tickets or to check out the options and more visit coneyislandpark.com.
  5. Dart Rush- This is a new one we are really looking forward to checking out. Everyone likes laser tag. Well this uses Nerf Guns and have dart wars in a dart arena!! Doesn't that sound fun? It is located at Newport on the Levee and designed for ages 6 and up. You can bring your own blaster, or rent for them for an additional fee. The cost to play is $12/1 hour, $17/1.5 hours, and $22/2 hours. The rental costs are anywhere from $2-12 depending on the tier level of the blaster you choose. For more information visit dartrush.com.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Some of our favorite toys

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Like most girls their age my girls are in love with the surprise balls, especially the LOL surprise dolls. We love getting them and making youtube videos of their opening. Our favorite can be found here. Do your girls love the lol surprise dolls?






What kid doesn't like play-doh? There are so many different play-doh sets available now they can have endless hours of fun making everything!!



My boys recently started daycare and they have one of these at daycare and they LOVE it. It allows so much free-play with cars, animals, dolls and more. It is truly amazing and I think i might get one for home.





Anything to do with crafts is a big hit in our house. Paper, markers, crayons, coloring books, paint, craft kits and so much more. We love doing crafts for different holidays. Some of our crafts can be seen here



Paw Patrol is a must in the house. We have the Paw patroller and rescue vehicles and even a paw patrol bubble maker. Silas is a big fan and the other kids enjoy it too.


All the kids in the huse LOVE PJ Masks. We have a golf set, figures, a tablet thing that reads them PJ masks books. They even love watching it. Another big hit.



What kind of things do your kids enjoy playing with?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Big Update on the Kids

Ok so have had some time to sit and think and reflect on yesterday. i know some have it way worse but for us this is hard. My oldest son who is 5.5 had a psychological evaluation done and we got the results yesterday. We were also checking for autism. He does not have autism which is good to know. They suspect ADHD but won't diagnose yet because they said he was calm enough during the evaluation (even though just 20 minutes earlier in another evaluation he couldnt stay in his chair or anything) and he isn't in school yet so his attention there can't be measured so he doesn't qualify for the ADHD diagnosis yet they will see how it goes come fall when he starts kindergarten. Then came the cognitive testing which besides the nonverbal part in which he did great at everything was below normal which we suspected but its hard to hear. His spatial skills, language skills, and fine motor are all also behind. They want OT, speech and behavioral therapy this summer before school starts. When school starts they highly recommend a program that provides an intensive and comprehensive educational plan within a highly structured setting. They also recommend one that provides social skills, fine motor skills and communication skills. Our school district is already fighting me and won't do ANYTHING until after school starts and they see how he does in a school setting. I understand that, but he is already behind his peers. He just learned and still barely knows the alphabet. He can count to 10. He knows most colors but has some troubles but is also likely color blind so thats a hard one. He knows some shapes. He can count to 10. He can not identify any letter or numbers. He has dyspraxia especially in relation to graphomotor tasks, upper limb coordination (he has cp all limbs affected but arms more so than legs and right side more so than left). He can't copy simple designs. hecan't write anything cant identify even his name. difficulty even with cutting shapes. Even durignt he ot evaluation he required moderate modification of or assistance with tasks even the simple ones.

This is just one child too. My oldest is getting ready for a psychological evaluation and sleep study and everything. My other daughter has pt and such for EDS. My youngest has appointments for CP and everything as well its very overwhelming.

Free Beer All Summer Long for SeaWorld Orlando Park Guests: Complimentary Beer Samples and Daily Happy Hour

Starting today, SeaWorld Orlando will be offering free beer to park guests all summer long. 

The free brews will be available at the park starting today, May 18 through September 2, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close. Complimentary domestic and seasonal beers will be available to guests 21 years of age and older. Guests can visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio and receive up to two complimentary 7-ounce beers per visit.  The park will rotate beer offerings throughout the summer starting off with SeaWorld’s very own Mako Red Ale. Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, Yuengling and more will also be featured throughout the summer.

Park guests are also invited to enjoy Happy Hour at SeaWorld, daily starting at 4 p.m. Happy Hour will feature buy one, get one free offers on all drink and food items at Flamecraft Bar and Sharks Underwater Grill Bar. Both locations feature a variety of domestic and craft beer, mixed drinks and sharable appetizers. Additionally, guests purchasing any pin from a SeaWorld Pin Trading location during Happy Hour will receive a free lanyard with their purchase.


Best Way to Play
The best way to experience all of the summer fun SeaWorld Orlando has to offer, along with the incredible lineup of events throughout the year is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2018 Fun Card. Pay for a day and play all year with unlimited admission and no blockout dates through December 31, 2018. Hurry, offer ends May 20, 2018.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summer Bucket-list 2018

Summer is quickly approaching. The kids have 2 more weeks of school. It is time to start thinking about what we want to do this summer. Here is a bucket-list of ideas to do this summer. When we do these items I will make blog posts about it. I would love to see pictures and such from your summer adventures.


  • Go to zoo
  • Go to beach
  • Go to an amusement park
  • Take a vacation
  • Eat ice cream
  • Make ice cream
  • Go to a festival/fair/carnival
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Watch the sunset
  • Go swimming
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Go camping
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Have or go to a bonfire
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • Have a picnic
  • Go to the park
  • Go canoeing or kayaking
  • Go on a boat
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Watch fireworks
  • meet a new person
  • Fly a kite
  • Make Smores
  • Play putt-putt
  • Have or go to a cookout/BBQ
  • Play in the rain
  • Go on a hike
  • Go on a family bike ride
  • Try a new sport/activity
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Have a lemonade stand (check your local rules before doing this)
  • Have a yard sale (again check local rules)
  • Make a summer craft
  • Bake some summer treats
  • Have a themed food night
  • Family game night
  • Visit a petting zoo
  • Plant a garden or tree
  • Go horseback riding
  • Volunteer
  • go fishing
I hope you enjoy these ideas and let me know if you have more ideas. Be on the lookout this summer for our posts and be sure to share your summer adventures with us.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Moms Who Rock CD Collection Giveaway 5/16-6/13


Sponsored By: Sugar Mountain PR


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


Winner Will Receive: 

A collection of wonderful "Moms Who Rock" CDs! 

Including:



Sugar Mountain PR is a public relations agency specializing in award-winning music and other media for children.



Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/16 9:00 AM EST through 6/13 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy is not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, May 14, 2018

ELECTRIC OCEAN AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO RETURNS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND


As the sun goes down, the park comes alive with the glow of Electric Ocean at SeaWorld, returning May 25 for another summer of fun. Joining SeaWorld Orlando’s already impressive event lineup, Electric Ocean brings longer park hours and allows guests to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music and a brilliant evening energy that sparks as the sun sets.

Throughout the night, guests can experience exciting nighttime shows, returning summer classics and a plethora of new food and drink options throughout the park. The energy of the night culminates with a family-friendly dance party before “Ignite” lights up the sky in a spectacular fireworks finale, marking the perfect ending to an amazing visit to SeaWorld.

New for 2018, the park will be introducing “Touch the Sky” a high-energy celebration of the sea and sky featuring majestic bottlenose dolphins, beautiful macaws and an original musical score. Electric Ocean is included with park admission and takes place select nights May 25 – September 2.


Electrifying Entertainment:

·         Ignite  The evening comes to an amazing end when “Ignite” erupts across the park’s lake. This spectacular firework display includes synchronized water effects that shoot up to 100 feet in the air choreographed to a powerful musical score. The night sky illuminates with brilliant pyrotechnic effects, towering flames, and intricate laser projections that dance above the audience. The breath-taking finale orchestrates all show elements in a stunning climax.

·         New for 2018: Touch the Sky Guests can kick off their evening at SeaWorld with a celebration of our planet – from the sea to the sky. The all-new show, which features beautiful macaws flying overhead and playful bottlenose dolphins, will inspire guests to join in on SeaWorld’s mission to protect the world we all share. With original, energetic music and an incredible cast of animal ambassadors, “Touch the Sky” is an amazing start to an unforgettable night at SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean.

·         Club Sea Glow – As the sun goes down, the party amps up at Club Sea Glow, where world-class DJs transform the night into an all-ages dance party beneath the waves. Featuring 35 electrifying performers and larger-than-life neon sea creatures, Club Sea Glow mesmerizes guests with rhythmic music, dancing lights and fascinating laser displays.

·         SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary Present Pop – SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary present “Pop,” a live performance that takes inspiration from bubbles found in the sea and brings them to life in an amazing artistic display that is distinctly SeaWorld. This show blends music, lights, lasers and bubbles to create a one-of-a-kind experience that is both mysterious and inspiring.

·         Sea Lions Tonite – Guests can laugh along to a hilarious, off-the-wall parody of a trip to SeaWorld through the eyes of sea lion superstars, Clyde and Seamore. The famous SeaWorld Mime returns for the summer in this classic antic filled show.

·         Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night This returning fan-favorite features original music, amazing production elements and a high-energy presentation of SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales. Guests will watch in awe as Shamu Stadium transforms with stylistic lighting and colorful backdrops to create a celebratory atmosphere as vibrant as the sea itself.


Other Summer Fun:
·         New for 2018: Elmo Rocks  Sesame Street friends Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Bert and Ernie at SeaPort Theater as they form their own rock n' roll band and give a concert. Great music, dancing and lots of audience participation are what you'll find in this song-filled stage show that invites guests to play and sing along.

·         Breakfast with Elmo and Friends – Breakfast with Elmo and Friends features a delicious and nutritious breakfast buffet and morning greetings from the furriest characters in town. This breakfast is a fun-filled experience sure to delight kids and parents alike, plus it includes reserved seats to the first “Elmo Rocks” show of the day. Starting at $14.99 for kids and $29.99 for adults, reservations can be made online, at the Information Counter or by calling (407) 545-5550. Select days through August 12.

·         Evening Coaster Thrills – With extended park hours, thrill seekers are invited to take on SeaWorld’s three iconic coasters as the sun sets. Riders can soar into the night sky on Mako, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, Manta, a facedown, headfirst flying coaster, and Kraken Unleashed, a 150 foot tall, 65 mph fan-favorite.

·         Specialty Food  From sweet to savory, guests can try new treats from the new menu created exclusively for Electric Ocean, including craft beers, specialty beverages, tasty “Totchos” and decadent Bao Bun Sandwiches.

·         Coming Soon: Infinity Falls  Opening summer at SeaWorld Orlando, Infinity Falls will take guests on an adventure through a lush rainforest environment inspired by some of the world’s most incredible freshwater ecosystems. The new attraction will feature the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride and allow visitors to experience the feel of exhilarating rapids. The ride will also feature an innovative elevator lift designed to transport the rafts to the top of the ride’s 40-foot drop before plunging into churning whitewater.

Best Way to Play
The best way to experience Electric Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando and all the other great events throughout the year is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2018 Fun Card. Pay for a day and play all year with unlimited admission and no blockout dates through December 31, 2018. Hurry, offer ends May 20, 2018.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld on FacebookTwitterand Instagram for the latest park updates and Electric Ocean information.

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About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

Friday, May 11, 2018

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Announces Its Biggest Theme Park Investment Yet: THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD!

Launching Spring 2019, Exclusively at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has unveiled its biggest news since the theme park first opened in 2011: THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD will premiere spring 2019 at the theme park built for kids.  The announcement represents LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s largest investment yet.
The announcement follows the success of the blockbuster film, THE LEGO® MOVIE™, the upcoming sequel and the popularity of the film’s characters within the children’s theme park. Working closely with Warner Bros. Entertainment and LEGO System A/S, THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD will place guests right in the middle of Bricksburg, the city where Emmet lives in THE LEGO MOVIE.
THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD represents the theme park’s continuing commitment to providing state-of-the-art experiences specifically designed to create awesome memories for kids ages 2-12. “The sights and sounds will be fully immersive bringing THE LEGO MOVIE franchise to life in a way that only a LEGOLAND Park could,” said Rex Jackson, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort.  “We know kids come from all over the world to meet the stars of THE LEGO MOVIE and we can’t wait to see their faces light up as they interact within the imaginative world of Bricksburg.”
THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will feature three new rides, character meet and greets and a giant themed playscape. The interactive boat ride, The Quest for Chi, will be completely transformed and will offer guests an exciting new experience when it reopens as a key attraction in THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD in spring 2019. Guests are invited to experience the current attraction a final time before it closes on May 29
For the latest news on THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD, visit https://www.legolandfloridablog.com/.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Goals

As we are here 5 months into the year already I am thinking about my goals. When it comes to my goals I have my daily goals, things I hope to and need to accomplish each day. Then comes my weekly goals. These are what needs to be accomplished over the week and may take a little bit longer. My monthly goals come next and may be a bigger project or something. Last is my long term goals that are things I want to accomplish, but don't necessarily have a set time to get done or may take a long time to meet. I also separate my life/family goals and my social media goals.

My daily goals change every day obviously, hence why they are daily goals. They usually pertain to getting a chore done around the house or getting an appointment scheduled or going to an appointment. Nothing really extravagant. As far as social media goes I try to set a number of posts to post, or write up new posts, something along those lines.

My weekly goals aren't super different from my weekly goals and my daily goals may stem from my main weekly goal. For the week I may want to earn a certain amount of money from my side jobs, so I have to find hours and work those to try to get to my amount and find which days I can work. I often break down my bigger goals into smaller weekly goals.


My monthly goals are often money oriented. I set a goal of how much money I want to save each month. I may set a goal of so many social media posts a month. i often also set a goal of getting a certain amount of followers a month or comments.

My big goals that dont have a certain time limit is mostly social media related. Right now my main goals are getting to a certain amount of followers on each of my social medias as follows:

Facebook: 500
Instagram: 5000
Twitter: 5000
Pinterest: 5000
Blog:5000 views/month average
Youtube: 100

I set these goals high and celebrate milestones of each. I am currently closing in on 400 for my facebook page. I don't gain a lot of likes in this, which is why my goal is lower. On my Instagram i am just a few followers away from 1,500 which is one of my mini goals on my way to 5,000. My Twitter is on it's way to 1,300. My Pinterest is pushing 1,600 followers. My blog here is a bit different. Although I would really love followers, but my main goal is to get a steady flow of visitors and would love repeat visitors. My youtube only has a little over 30 followers, and I would love to get to 100 and get many views.


What kind of goals do you have?

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