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Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

Recently my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. It is truly one of our favorite things to do with kids in Tampa Bay! It was incredible to have our favorite theme park turned into a winter wonderland before our eyes! 
The park was covered in Christmas lights and poinsettias with hot cocoa stations on every corner! We were fortunate to have had a cool night considering we have been battling some extreme heat here recently.

One of the first attractions we stopped at was Snow World. The kiddos were too small to ride the snow tubes, but we were able to play in the snow! Sienna and I made sure to wear our snow boots that night. 

Busch Gardens of course thought ahead and had a designated area for children three and under. This was great so they could calmly play and the parents didn't have to worry about older kids knocking them down in the snow. They just loved it! I can't wait until we can go see real snow someday :)

They had a lot of rides open, but of course we stuck with the train rides for the kids. The Sing-A-Long Train ride was Sienna's favorite part of the night! 

We rode through the Safari by train singing Christmas carols the whole time! It was amazing seeing the silhouettes of the giraffes in the dark while they rested up on the hills!
There were many shows throughout the park to sit and watch as well! Some included the Angels of Peace: A Journey on Ice, Madagascar Live: Operation Christmas Vacation, and the Hallelujah Showcase!

Of course our favorite was found in the "Very Furry Christmas" section of the park which is where you will find all of our friends from Sesame Street!

There is never a trip to Busch Gardens where we can leave without seeing Elmo and friends! It was nice to see a Christmas spin on things too for the Elmo's Christmas Wish show. 

And don't forget to stop by and see the Claus family at Santa's House! His elves and Mrs.Claus are busy getting all the toys ready for his big night!

Photo Courtesy of Busch Gardens

We had such a great time at Christmas Town and are so lucky to have such a wonderful winter wonderland in our backyard. 

See you next year!

Christmas Town will be open until December 23, 2013 and you can find more information here.

Disclosure: Busch Gardens provided my family with two tickets to experience Christmas Town and share my experience, but all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mommy & Me Time


Giving birth to Daniel was one of the most bittersweet times in my life. It was and is truly a blessing to have such an amazing little boy brought into my life, but the beginning of life with les deux was a difficult time because I was forced to give up the alone time spent with my little Sienna. I chose to nurse Daniel as I had done with Sienna which was wonderful, but the downside to that was that I had to be the one to give Daniel most of his primary care. Danny definitely took control and helped with Sienna and now their father-daughter bond is stronger than ever and needless to say, Daniel is attached to my hip :)
This past week Sienna and I were fortunate to have not one, but two mommy and me dates. This was the first time since Daniel was born where we actually were able to go and do something fun, just the two of us. Of course we occasionally will get to run an errand together or we have our weekly baby ballerina class, but this was quality time spent together.
First Thursday morning, we went to see the new Madagascar Live show at Busch Gardens which was a great time! Then on Sunday I took her to see our first Disney on Ice show which was absolutely magical. I am so grateful to have my two beautiful babies, but this past week made me realize how important it is to spend some quality one on one time with each child.
Love you baby girl!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Insta Weekend!!

Hi there!! Happy Monday!! I know the weekend is over, but life has been pretty eventful and I have so much to share!! Plus Monday is always like my Friday since Danny has tomorrow off...

I also just came off of my first Alt Summit conference called Alt For Everyone and I am so excited for all of the new ideas I have for this year! It was one of the most #inspiring weekends of my life :)


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation

Sienna and I were singing and dancing all morning while we attended a preview for the new Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation show at Busch Gardens in the newly renovated Stanleyville Theater! As a Tampa native, Busch Gardens has always been my playground growing up and I couldn't be more excited to spend time there with the kiddos. My family has annual passes so to say that we frequent the park is an understatement.
Before the show started we enjoyed some breakfast...
and waited to hang out with Alex, Gloria, and friends...
The show was spectactular! It was full of energy with singing, dancing, and even a live band!! It kept us moving the whole time.

Of course a Madagascar Live show couldn't be complete without the hit song from the movie, I Like to Move It!

 And bubbles poured down over the crowd as we said goodbye...

Until next time Madagascar friends! We now have a new stop on our weekly Busch Gardens trip!
The show starts this weekend, May 18th, at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL! They are having special events going on all weekend including shows with animal expert, Jack Hanna! Click here for more information on Madagascar Live!
Thank you Busch Gardens for hosting a great event!
               *We were not compensated by Busch Gardens to write this feature*