What a blast my boys and I had today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City New Jersey.
Today was a perfect day to be at the LSC. 75 and sunny for the morning and we got there bright and early to get a jump start on Dino Dig!
This is a view looking down on the exhibit from the 4th floor. It’s a huge area of imagination and digging up REAL (ok, replica) Dinosaur bones!
We’ve been here before, but even though they’ve seen it, my boys still seemed to enjoy it just as if it was the first time again. Finding new dinosaurs, even dinosaurs eggs and poop!
Not to mention, I cannot get enough of this view! You can pay big money for a view as close as this to the NYC skyline. Many parts of the center allow for outstanding views but the Dino Dig section is basically in its backyard.
We wanted to also check out some of the featured exhibits on the third floor. These are the limited time, see em’ while they’re hot, catch them if you can kind of exhibited so I suggest you get on in!
Arthur’s World is pretty cute. It is an entire large portion of the 3rd floor dedicated to the children’s show “Arthur”. Although my kids were never into the show, they’ve both read the books and appreciated this fantasy room where they got to feel like they were part of the show.
They got to pretend to be school teachers and students of the class. There were changes of clothes they can even wear to get into character.
They also went “camping” and played house complete with a kitchen.
They looked around and played however it might be more in tune with the younger crowd.
The most popular new exhibit is the planetarium dome theater show theat runs every hour or so. It is included with the LSC day pass, but I believe they’d like you to sign up for showtimes to avoid having to turn anyone away.
I remember seeing shows in this awesome dome theater as a child. It used to make me dizzy, and still does,- but it’s worth it!
They have a few different shows all based on the solar system, we saw “beyond 2 worlds”.
My 6 year old was a bit nervous, gripping on to the seats because of the virtual reality like feeling you get. Eventually he settled down and enjoyed it. Both kids and myself left with a huge smile and slight headaches and dizziness. It’s a love/hate relationship!
Last but certainly not least, the awesome new exhibit GROSSOLOGY was so cool!
Having 2 boys, gross is a part of my daily vocabulary… this is not for the queezy people of the world. Many boogers, burps and farts are thrown around this room. Many..
I think my favorite part of this exhibit was the lifesize, real life operation game. Squishy organs you place one by one into a cartoon body, and then go to work getting a light flashing and buzzing if you even so much as tap the metal sides, just like the game!
They would stay in this exhibit for hours if I let them.
Aside from the fun new exhibits, we hit up some of our old favorites too. The touch tunnel;
The animal exhibits!
And so much more.
You definitely need a full day to really appreciate everything. There is a food court that you can stop and get a bite for lunch or dinner, so plan a full day here… see it all.
Take in all of the knowledge, fun, and views the Liberty Science Center has to offer. You’ll be happy you did!
I’ve been a little MIA lately with alot going on now that it’s Summer. My kids and I have been busy to say the least.
I am excited to try out another Yogi Surprise box and treat myself! The last box, linked above was really awesome and what’s better is this time I have TWO to show you.
They have a couple of themes you can choose from if you join their subscription service, depending on what tickles your fancy (does anyone really even say that anyone?! LOL).
First up is the yoga box. This month’s theme is “adventure”.
I must prefix this by stating I found the BEST new Summer product in this box. I am in love with this Badger brand all natural Aloe gel. Its clear and not at all sticky. It is a life saver this Summer for me especially on my face. It is definitely helping with the dry peeling skin I have from chlorine and sunburn.
Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation.
I’ve been only using it for the past 3 days and I’ve seen amazing results on my facial appearance already.
I have larger pores and its smoothing out my skin, especially near my nose. Also the redness is evening out, but it isn’t clogging my pores like some lotions do.
The BEST part? A daily Aloe facial regimen can help reduce wrinkles! Yes, I said it! Makes sense doesn’t it? Plump your face full of natural goodness and hydration and the wrinkles will slowly fade. That’s my goal!
Next up is the Yogi Surprise Aloha hip pouch made out of 100% coated Tyvek® to keep your valuables safe from splashes, spills and weather. Retail value $36.
I like that “fanny packs” are making a big comeback. Rapper Logic has made a statement making sure to add one to many of his outfits.
This one is particularly useful this Summer since it is somewhat water proof (I have a feeling water can maybe leak in through the zipper though). Not to mention it is super lightweight
African Chai Tea by Just Tea is a nice change up to my normal coffee routine.
One really cool thing about each Yogi Surprise box is that they always include a Yogi surprise sequence card. Try some of these out if you can while you sip your tea!
Surprise surprise! This Yogi box also has a special jewelry piece to add to your collection. A simple natural stone necklace that comes with interchangeable necklace lace.
Lastly it’s the all natural Nantucket Spider bug repellent. This is a must have for all parents! Spray it on yourself if you do not want to put anything on your kids (even though it is all natural, deet free) and it’ll help keep the bugs away from your little tribe.
Take advantage if you’d like, desk yogi! 3 month free membership.
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Those products not for you? Maybe you’d be more interested in their Jewelry surprise box! How cool to get different pieces every month created by Yogi’s like you!
How cute is this box? Let @yogisurprise know what you think!
The 3 pieces in this month’s box really add up to alot. The plunging necklace along with the matching bracelet (and if you got the yogi surprise yogi box you have the bonus matching necklace!) are the perfect accessories to daytime or nighttime outfits.
The white pearl look matte beads are my favorite!
This Dawn Yogi Yoga must sets the mood for your Yoga sequence (hint, use it with your above sequence card!) It has a very light citrus fragrance and is made right in Texas in the USA!
Every month discover hand-crafted jewelry designed with your yogic journey in mind.
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Anyone else have a child who picks the most odd themes that they want for their birthday party?
My son dropped on me that he really wants to have a Bendy and the Ink Machine birthday party in our yard this year for his birthday next month. And guess what, there aren’t any party supplies at all for it at retail stores.
I know that he loves it, and he watches the videos on you tube, so guess what? This mommy has to do what mommy has to do to make it happen! Make it!
I decided to do like I did last year when he wanted to have a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed party and the were limited decorations to choose from. Large cardboard cut outs! Very simple and the best part, the kids can do most of the work. It isn’t child labor if they request to do it right??!? LOL. Just kidding. He was so excited to get to work on it.
The first step we did was getting the images to print out in a larger then one paper format. We used a free site called blockposters.com which helps you convert the images easily to multiple pages to create a poster.
Then we cut each piece of paper out and organized them together.
Look how great my little boy was doing. Yes, he really did this all himself!
Then, we used anything we had around the house that can act as a sturdy back for the image. We had one piece of a gift box, and some previously used shipping boxes that we cut to lay flat.
Then you just glue each piece on order, let them dry, and cut them out on the box. We also cut eyes holes out so that the kids can use them as masks.
For the happy birthday banner, I used my cricut explore and downloaded the banner file I liked for .99 cents.
I already had some cool vintage looking card stock on hand so it worked perfectly for this theme.
Also, to make it more fit the theme, I printed some of the images I found online of the characters and cut them on sticker paper that you can get at any craft store.
It was a little time consuming, but fun to put together.
Here are some pictures of the FNAF them cutouts and party we did last year!
Check out the all new C-HR by Toyota. What a cool looking car right? Immediately I felt like it was a car of the future, especially with the back door handles higher up then normal, made it feel like a “special” vehicle that I’d feel proud to ride around town in.
My kids, my husband, and I went to Medieval Times over the weekend in Lyndhurst NJ and took the 1 hour ride in style with this beauty.
It has everything you’d expect from a 2018 vehicle, blind spot monitoring, large LCD touch screen with bluetooth capability, heated seating, and more, although navigation does not come standard which is interesting.
One thing that I found unique that may be a Toyota brand thing (this is my first time with a Toyota) is the back up camera comes up on the rear view mirror as opposed to what I am used to which is on the large LCD screen.
See how small it is? Personally I am not a fan of this for a few reasons. The number one reason being the picture is very small and grainy and I don’t quite get the point of it being there instead of a much larger viewing screen. The second thing is, as a mom, while driving I have enough distractions with the kids fighting over things in the back seat, It’s defintely a distraction to have to look into the rear view mirror foot the back up camera, and in the right side is the actual mirror which you can see out of the back, yes, but you also see little heads bopping around and hands flailing about. I guess I don’t really see the point of it IN the rear view mirror. Anyone?
I found myself not even using it and struggling to see out of the accrual mirror instead along with the turn your head to see technique which the back windows make it very hard to see out of since they’re small due to design.
I guess that’s a price to pay for external beauty. The vehicle itself shines no matter where you go because it is so different in its design.
I thought my kids would have a hard time opening the back doors themselves but once I told them where the door handle was (I admit, I let them struggle for a bit trying to figure out where it was #badmom) they were able to open it pretty easily.
Can you find the back door handle? LOL!
The inside front is much smaller then my husband and I are used to with me having a full size explorer, but it is roomy enough to get comfortable in after. Also, surprisingly The back seat is much roomier than you would think.
My stepfather wanted to go for a ride in the back seat with my youngest and he raved about how comfortable he was back there even though it’s a small sized crossover.
From the back it looks like a small hatch back, but looks can be deceiving.
Check it all of this trunk space!
Saturday, April 14
Michael Grandinetti Magic – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 6:00 PM – Starts: 7:00 PM
Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician – he is better known for being a world class illusionist. Grandinetti became famous for levitating in the air for 4 hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He makes the ancient art of magic modern, innovative and exciting while showing audiences that nothing is impossible. This is YOUR chance to have your mind blown by his incredible talents! Check out the ticket options starting at $20.00. Hurry, they’re selling fast! Get yours before they disappear!
Link to iPlay site for event: https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/michael-grandinetti-magic/
Master of Magic Michael Grandinetti to Amaze Audiences at iPlay America
Freehold, NJ – Michael Grandinetti possesses a true talent for connecting with LIVE audiences and on Saturday, April 14, Grandinetti will appear at iPlay America’s Event Center to dazzle the crowd with his mind-blowing mastery of magic and illusion. Grandinetti is no ordinary magician – he became famous for levitating in the air for four hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Grandinetti has performed on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, theaters, for Fortune 500 companies, with symphony orchestras, at The White House and now this talented entertainer will bring his unique style, compelling creative vision and engaging personality to iPlay America for one unforgettable evening of magic and illusion. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale NOW, go to iPlayAmerica.com/event/Michael-Grandinetti-Magic.
“iPlay America is a magical place for families to spend quality time enjoying each other and having fun,” said Jessica Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing for iPlay America. “Our magic shows are always a huge draw because they are great events for families. Michael Grandinetti is innovative, exciting and he dazzles audiences by proving that nothing is impossible.”
More – Over the past 20 years, Michael Grandinetti has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a vast mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles on NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II”, the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink”. His magic has also been featured on FOX series “Bones”, “The Today Show”, “Access Hollywood”, ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and “Entertainment Tonight.”