Big Apple Circus! Review from the Ring.

Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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Yesterday, the fam and I went to the Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

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Both my husband and my son were pulled into the ring for some of the fun. My husband was an especially good sport as Francesco the Clown brought him in, dressed him as a bride, and made him jingle bells on the skirt by shaking his hips. Oh my, my, my, it was funny!

Yep, it was so much fun even my lap go into the act. Wait, what? Yes, confetti exploded right over my head. All over me. I may still have some in my hair right now.

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We were in the front row in case that’s not obvious to you at this point. But there is not a single seat is more than 50 feet away from the action. So if you have the money and want to spend it go ahead and get up front, but all the seats are great!

You can get tickets here! And use the code APPLE to get 20% off.

 

For 37 years Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class circus artistry. Experience the instant connection between audience and artist as your family sits less than 50 feet from the ring. Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities we serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. Tax-deductible contributions made by corporations, foundations and individuals enable Big Apple Circus to bring its special magic to diverse audiences through its outreach programs — Clown Care[SM], Vaudeville Caravan[SM], Circus After School[SM], Circus For All!® and Circus of the Senses® — as well as its critically acclaimed performances.

A Note for Food Allergy Moms:

From the Circus – “We do not sell peanuts as a single concessions item nor do we present animal partners that eat peanuts, however we do sell concessions items that contain peanuts such as M&Ms and Cracker Jacks.”

 

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This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by The Big Apple Circus. I have been given a free tickets to the circus for this post. All opinions are my own.

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The Boston Red Sox are Calling All Kids!

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In 2015, the Red Sox are “Calling All Kids” to join Red Sox Kid Nation!

The first 25,000 kids registered for Red Sox Kid Nation will receive a free ticket to a 2015 game. You read that right, the team has committed 25,000 free tickets to kids in 2015. Free tickets can be redeemed by signing up for Kid Nation: redsox.com/kidnation. This is also the first time that entry level membership to Kid Nation if free. Free membership and a free ticket!

The free tickets are not the only element of “Calling All Kids” as the team is also making Fenway Park an even more kid-friendly atmosphere with the addition of:

Gate K & Kid Nation Concourse – A special new entrance at Fenway dedicated to children and families located adjacent to Gate B near the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich Streets. The gate will lead fans into the new Kid Nation Concourse featuring new attractions for young fans, including: A seven-foot giant Wally bobblehead, Interactive video wall, Life-size images & footprints Red Sox players, Balloon artist, stilt walker, and face painter, Kid-themed concessions including a $5 kids meal (mini hot dog, cotton candy, and a small juice)

Wally’s Clubhouse – Red Sox Kid Nation Clubhouse is being transformed into the new “Wally’s Clubhouse,” open from the 3rd to the 7th inning season-long, providing families with a respite from inclement weather, a place to play and walk around, and a welcoming venue for children to meet Wally the Green Monster.

Red Sox Kids Crew – A new group of Fenway Park staff, Red Sox Kids Crew, will greet kids as they enter Gate K, lead children in games, and provide families with assistance and information about kid-friendly Fenway Park activities.

Student Tickets – All high school and college students 15 and over with a student ID can purchase tickets for only $9 for every regular season home game. The tickets guarantee at least an entry into standing room, but the club will also upgrade to seats when they are available.

Good things are happening at Fenway this year for kids!

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I get to know about all of this good stuff and tell you all about across social media because I am a part of the #RedSoxMoms program. I get do some fun stuff like go to games in return for my participation.

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Big Apple Circus in Boston – Giveaway!

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Big Apple Circus in Boston – Giveaway!

Snow? Freezing cold?  Don’t worry! A certain reminder that spring will come: the Big Apple Circus will return to Boston in 3 weeks, with their 37th all-new show…

METAMORPHOSIS.

They will be playing under the Big Top at on City Hall Plaza March 24 – May 10.

Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New ShowMETAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

 

To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code APPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/  by phone at  888-541-3750, and at the box office.

*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

 AND!

Enter to win our giveaway for 4 tickets to the show on Saturday, March 28 at 4:30 pm!

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    This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in promotion by The Big Apple Circus. I have been given free admission to the show for this post. Image used with permission. All opinions are my own.

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TOMS shoes on SALE at zulily!

** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

So we are snowed in, again!

I am in the house with three kids and a new puppy.  The kids are being remarkably good. Me, on the other hand, I’m going a bit bonkers. I don’t like the winter, never have. I tolerate it because this is where my family is and this is where we have chosen to live. I don’t complain (too much) but I’ve had enough.

I do little things around here to make it a bit more bearable. Like margaritas on a Sunday night, or letting the kids all have a sleepover in one room. I have also started to wear my black sparkly Toms around the house. Because they MAKE ME HAPPY.

You know what else makes me happy? A sale!

There is a sale on Toms at zulily today through the 20th and you can save up to 40%!

Stock up on shoes for the entire family with the TOMS sale at zulily.com! Starting 2/17, you can get TOMS up to 40% off, including shoes for kids, women and men. Click the shop link below to find the perfect pair (or two or three)!

Shop the TOMS sale here >> Up to 40% off TOMS – Sale starts 2/17

Did you know that TOMS gives back to children in need every time you make a purchase? With its Giving Partners and customers like you, TOMS has transformed everyday purchases into a force for good. Each purchase improves the health, education and well-being of children in over 60 countries. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.®

Go get some happy :-)

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Happy Presidents Day or Katy Perry Day. Whichever.

My middle brought home some papers in her folder the other day. As elementary schoolers have a habit of doing. The amount of paper these kids bring home is suffocating. It’s everywhere. Some get hung up, some get put in the hanging file on the wall, some ends up on my desk. There is paper the children have manipulated in some way on every surface of my house.

But this one was special. I saw it and knew you would love it.

Happy Presidents Day or Katy Perry Day. Whichever.

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The caption says “He didn’t go to school for a long time.”

I asked her very cheekily if this was George Washington or Katy Perry.

She burst out laughing. “Oh my gosh mama it does sort of look like her. I didn’t mean for it too.”

In her defense we did just watch the Superbowl halftime show two days prior to this illustration. Had there been a dancing shark in the picture too I would have been much more concerned, or amused.

Whichever.

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A golden doodle puppy plays in the snow

A one minute meditation for all the snow haters out there.

Are you sick of the three feet of snow in your backyard. Another Snow Day? Kids Home? Will they get out of school in July? Does your back hurt from shoveling? Again?

Here is your One Minute Snow Meditation.

If you can’t smile about this 4 year old playing with his golden doodle puppy in the snow there is a problem. Perhaps the snow has frozen your heart ;-)

 

 

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