Mommy blogger of 4 crazy kiddos.. Reviews, travel ideas, special needs awareness and more. Some posts may contain affiliate links but all reviews are my thoughts.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Raising boys By Design Book Review
This was a very good book. Having 2 girls who are older and then 2 boys this book really helps. Girls and boys are so different and you have to raise them differently. This book really helps with the Christ centered approach to raising boys and really opened my eyes. I would highly recommend this book and plan on passing it down to my sister in law currently pregnant with her first, a boy.
Go here for more details on the book.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Monday, July 23, 2018
Bella's 1st sleep study and update
A few weeks ago Bella had a sleep study done. It was found in this study that she has periodic limb movement disorder like her brother Louie and restless leg syndrome. We are also waiting to go to the follow up for her psychological evaluation, but we got to read the report and know she is being diagnosed with ADHD combined type and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and borderline anxiety which she will be being watched for. Her follow up is August 21 to find out what the next steps are.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Urban Adventure Quest
Thursday, July 19, 2018
WORLD’S TALLEST RIVER RAPIDS ATTRACTION REACHES NEW HEIGHTS: SeaWorld Orlando’s All-New Infinity Falls Opening Summer 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
All new Gymboree!!!
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Harrison Ford Receives Indianapolis Prize Honor for Conservation Achievements
Friday, July 13, 2018
Half way through Summer Bucket List Update
Well most of us have around a month or so left until our kids go back to school. What have you crossed off from your summer bucket list? Our bucket list was a bit long, but we have managed to cross some off.
We have been to the zoo. We have passes so we try to go as often as we can, but it has been a very hot summer and has kept us from going as much. This leads us to our second item, the beach. Due to the heat we have been a few times to try to stay cool. Now it isn't the beach like at the ocean, but it's a really big lake and it has sand just like a beach. That also helps us cross swimming off our list.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
How to camp with a large family
- pre-prep as much as possible: have some foods ready cooked that just need heated up, have things for reals together
- pack each kiddo each complete outfit in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, so all they have to do is grab a bag to get dressed.
- bring an animal proof cooler
- Make sure everyone has their own space to try to reduce irritation
- Bring activities especially for younger kids
- Over do it
Things to bring:
- plenty of tarps
- pillows and blankets for everyone
- snacks for everyone
- something to do in case of rain
- Tent or tents big enough for your family or a camper or a combo of both
- Plenty of food
- Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags,
- Towels and wash cloths
- Clothes and extra clothes
- Paper plates and utensils or bring Plastic ones
- If you use washable dishes then you need a bin for washing in, soap, and a sponge
- Garbage bags
- Shower shoes
- Meds for everyone that need them plus bug spray and Tylenol or something for headaches or pain
Places to stay:
- KOA campgrounds are usually good and the tent sites are usually away from the other sites so that you can get multiple spots together.
- State parks are usually good. They are cheap, clean, patrolled and there are tons of kids programs! The rangers are helpful by recommending which trails are good for families and giving ideas of other fun family things to do.
- James Island State Park in Charleston, SC. It is clean and peaceful, within easy driving distance to beaches and attractions, and has fishing, crabbing, bike trails, and a water park.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Veteran Military Employees Set Sail on Newly Restored Pirate Ship at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Monday, July 2, 2018
Bottlenose dolphin found with life-threatening shark bite injuries gets a second chance at life thanks to EAWORLD ORLANDO, GEORGIA AQUARIUM AND FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
The dolphin, which had sustained multiple shark bite wounds to her body and right pectoral flipper and was suffering from pneumonia, was successfully transported to SeaWorld Orlando where she has been receiving rehabilitation care for the past four months.
“Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station is proud to be a part of the initial rescue and release of this dolphin following its lengthy rehabilitation. Now, seeing it healthy enough to be released shows the dedication and hard work by all those involved,” said George Biedenbach, director of the Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station. “Our goal is to always assist animals in need as best we can, no matter the circumstances and we’re glad to see another animal thriving. Every animal counts and it’s through collaborative work like this that we can ensure the health and safety of so many ocean animals.”
"This is a very exciting day for us. To see this animal in the state she was in, bitten by sharks, emaciated, in trouble and with life threatening injuries, to as healthy as she is now to swim back out in the ocean, it's just a wonderful day and that's why we do this," said Jon Peterson, Manager of SeaWorld Rescue Operations.
During her stay, SeaWorld veterinarians and the Animal Rescue Team provided 24-hour care to the dolphin, treating her with antibiotics, dewormers, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy and wound care. Prior to her release, the dolphin was fitted with a satellite tag which will enable stranding network partner organizations to continue to monitor her.
The dolphin passed a major milestone in her journey to return when she passed a hearing test in April administered by NOAA Fisheries with the help of SeaWorld. The testing showed the dolphin has full hearing through the entire frequency range necessary for echolocation. It is important for dolphins undergoing rehabilitation to pass a hearing test to ensure hearing loss was not a factor in their stranding. Hearing loss is detrimental to wild dolphins, as they rely on echolocation to hunt, navigate and avoid predators.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team is on call 24/7 to save and care for injured, orphaned or ill animals. In collaboration with NOAA Fisheries and other members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs authorized to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return them to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 31,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - for more than five decades.
Footage of rescued dolphins produced by SeaWorld under the National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.
About Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station
Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station (GA-CFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Marineland, Fla. GA-CFS is dedicated to research and stranding response of dolphins, small whales, and turtles in northeast Florida and focuses on research and conservation. The team at GA-CFS supports Georgia Aquarium research projects both in the field and on-location and provides unique expertise and experience. GA-CFS exists to increase public awareness and contribute to the scientific study of aquatic life and provides educational outreach to local communities and schools. For more information visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/conserve
About 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.
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