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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pretend City - Good To Go!!

(awesome giveaway at the end of post!!)
Where is this?
Nope, not my kitchen!
It's one tiny section in the amazing expanse of warehouse known in these parts as
If you've never been, I'll walk you through a day there and tell you about their awesome Good To Go From Head To Toe, Family Fun & Wellness Fair happening this Saturday March 13th!!
You gotta go!!
REALLY!
(aside from all the awesome stuff they'll have at the Fair, kiddos get in for free!)
Start your day with a healthy breakfast...
Get into the "City" and claim your vehicleof choice. Eli loves the police car and Cora Jane seems to always gravitate to the mini Mercedes Benz... of course!
One of our favorite places is the Marina.
I let them get soaked.
And they do!
Through the Good To Go program you'll learn all about child development through play. Cora Jane just loved the folks from My Gym in Yorba Linda! Check out their March Calender for all the info!
Pretend City has a little eating area for you to have lunch. Complete with microwaves for Easy Mac!
(not that I ever eat that stuff... he he he!)
Of course I was running late and didn't pack a lunch. Thankfully LuLu's Creperie Cafe was there to save the day! I got a sandwich and it was delicious (healthy to boot)!!
Some things mommies should know... 
~Guests aren't allowed in without a kiddo, but there is no parent/child matching system. I was assured that the "typical" child abductor usually doesn't have children with them. 
~There is no definite child barrier (i.e. stanchions, child gate...) on the front door but someone is supposed to be watching the front door. 
~There are lockers to stow away diaperbags, lunches and purses so parents' hands are free to play play play!!
~On a busy day it can be hard to keep track of more than one child at a time. 
~They have family bathrooms with a little table to put all your gear. One of my personal pet peeves is when a bathroom doesn't have a place to put my 30 pounds of... whatever it is I carry around everyday!
Another REALLY cool thing about the Good To Go deal-e-o is the free screenings! My kiddos got to see Tina Azin DDS a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to make sure they have no cavities and all their teeth.
She was great with the kiddos and they are healthy as can be.  
Why am I so happy in this picture? 
We were at Pretend City from 9am-1pm and the kiddos are guaranteed to have a LONG nap.

P.S. Pretend City is ideal for a one-on-one Daddy Date Day. I got this picture while Hot Hubby and Eli were there. Eli still can't stop talking about how much fun he had at the "fancy place" with Daddy!!
Don't you want to go!! 
Ticket Prices: Infant-12 months is $2
Children and Adults are $10
Military and Family Members are $8
OR
You can win 4 FREE tickets to Pretend City right here!!

Here's How You Win...
*****MUST be a Southern California Resident or willing to travel to Orange County, CA to use the tickets!!!*****
You don't have to have a blog to win! Just be sure to include your email address when you comment!
 Main Entry (Mandatory)- Visit the Pretend City site here and leave a comment with one thing you learned or like about the Good To Go From Head To Toe Programs!
For loads of extra entries:
~Follow Pretend City on twitter here. (1 entry)
~Become a Fan of Pretend City Children's Museum here. (1 entry)
~Follow Eli's Lids on Twitter here. (1 entry)
~Tweet about the giveaway. Copy and paste: "Visit @ElisLids to win 4 free tickets to @PretendCity Details: http://bit.ly/9ABkzk" (1 entry can be done once a day)
~FB about the giveaway. Copy and paste: "Sol Cal Familys!! Eli's Lids to win 4 free tickets to Pretend City Children's Museum Details: http://bit.ly/9ABkzk" (1 entry)
For every extra entry, be sure to leave a separate comment on this post! 
i.e. If you follow Pretend City on twitter and FB about the giveaway, leave 2 separate comments.
***Giveaway open one week! Ends Tuesday March 16th 9:00pm PST***

Kiddos involved in the Wellness Fair get in for free that day!!
Oh, and Wild Wing will be there!

57 comments:

Soni said...

CRUNK! The first entry never wins and I really want to win this! that will FORCE me to go and I've been dying to but the drive and fiasco with a bunch of kids keeps me from doing it....Ok, but I love the dental check up--cool idea!

Soni said...

I'm following PC on twitter

Soni said...

I'm a fan of pc on fb

Soni said...

I follow Eli's Lids on twitter

Soni said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

Soni said...

I commented on FB!

google said...

It's time for my kids to see the dentist again. It would be a good day to go on Saturday.
Hope to win! :)
Christine

google said...

I am also a fan of pretend city on Facebook!
Christine

Melissa said...

I like that one thing the Good to Go Program does is focus on the development of young children.

Melissa said...

I follow Pretend City on Twitter.

Melissa said...

I am a fan of Pretend City.

Melissa said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Melissa said...

I tweeted about this contest.

Lin said...

I like that the Good to Go program helps parents understand their child´s development.

Lin said...

I'm a fan of Pretend City.

Lin said...

I follow you on twitter.

Lin said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

Soni said...

I tweeted the giveaway today!

Soni said...

I tweeted the giveaway again today!

Mormishmom said...

I learned that developmental milestones are like stepping stones in your child's life.

mormishmom at gmail dot com

Mormishmom said...

I follower PC on twitter.

Mormishmom said...

I'm a FB fan of PC.

Mormishmom said...

I'm following Eli's Lids on twitter.

Mormishmom said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Mormishmom said...

I FBed about the giveaway.

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

I learned that the Good To Go From Head To Toe programs offer a variety of tools and resources easily accessible at Pretend City Children´s Museum to help you understand your child´s development, every step of the way.

I hope I when. I've been wanting to take the girls there!!

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

following PC on Twitter!

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

became a PC fan on FB

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

I tweeted about it....

pick me, pick me

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

posted on FB about this giveaway

Donna ~Blessed Nest said...

I follow Eli's Lids on Twitter

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

I learned that I have two kids overdue for dentist appointments!

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

Following on twitter :)

Mormishmom said...

I tweeted again today!

rachael said...

I thought the CA State Standards on the Good to Go program website were interesting (that's the teacher in me). They hit on all the same major goals as in the classroom. Cool.

rachael said...

mrswoodall follows Elis Lids on Twitter.

Soni said...

I tweeted again today :)

Mormishmom said...

I tweeted again!

Anne said...

I like that the Good To Go From Head To Toe Program helps you to understand your child´s development
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

I follow pretend city on twitter amolino

Anne said...

I am a fan of pretend city children's museum

Anne said...

I follow eli's lids on twitter amolino

Anne said...

tweet http://twitter.com/amolino/status/10577935364

Anne said...

facebooked
http://www.facebook.com/people/Marina-Ebmr/100000124437550#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=414599874837&id=100000805518919&ref=nf

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

I learned: Every child is unique and develops, learns and grows at his or her own pace. This natural progression of growth makes it important for parents to understand each Developmental Milestone as a way to gauge each new stage of growth in their child´s life.

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Following Pretend City on twitter @ninemoremonths

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Became a fan of Pretend City on facebook

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Following Elis Lids on facebook

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

I mean on twitter!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ninemoremonths/status/10603410058

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

posted on facebook too!

Monica said...

I like that the program helps parents understand what their child's development milestones should be at appropriate ages :)

Monica said...

I follow PC on twitter

Monica said...

I am a fan of PC on facebook

Monica said...

I already follow Eli's Lids on twitter :)

monica said...

I tweeted about the give away.

monica said...

I facebooked about this giveaway.

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