Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sand Be Gone

We love the beach, but let’s face it, it can be a bit messy. Sometimes thinking about how sandy the kids get can deter me from going at all. The Girl will roll around in the sand and not care. The Boy isn’t so keen on being sandy. He has made progress since last year when he wouldn’t touch it at all, but he still is not a fan of it sticking between his fingers. I can’t blame him. Today he threw a fit because I couldn’t get every little spek of sand off of his wet hand. It’s a good thing I have this cool trick up my sleeve. Baby powder. I won’t go to the beach without it. Just sprinkle it generously on the wet sand that is stuck on your body, then wipe it away with a towel. The powder absorbs the moisture in the sand and it wipes right off. It’s so much more effective than rinsing it off with water. Give it a try. Your beach days will never be the same.



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I recently bought a 2 for 1 voucher to Funbelieveable in Lakeside. It’s not too far from me and it looked like a fun spring break activity for the kids. Like many other indoor playgrounds, Funbelieveable is in a large wherehouse type building. Unlike other indoor playgrounds we have visited, Funbelieveable is mostly just a play structure. The structure is large and seems to be fun for my 3 and 6 year old. Mine are playing right now and are I trust that they’re fine. I see them every once in a while but they are hard to keep track of. The play structure includes a ball pit and a little soft basketball court. There is a smaller play area for younger ones that looks fun and safe. There are comfy couches and tables and high chairs, as well as a snack bar. Outside food and drinks are allowed, but no fast food. There is also free wifi. Just ask for the password. All in all, this is a fun change from the norm, but I can’t say I would pay full price ($10 for the first child and $8 for siblings). It’s just not THAT cool.







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