Great Wolf Lodge: Scooops -Kids Spa

Children’s Spa
 Great Wolf Lodge
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the
Reviewer’s Retreat at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos.
Although most of my time was spent meeting new friends and gaining some expert online blogging knowledge,
there was plenty of time left to have fun at the lodge. We have visited the Great Wolf Lodge many times before, so we quite familiar with the territory, but there was something that we had never gone to before this trip. A few days before our arrival date, I booked an appointment for Emily at Scooops!
My daughter who is four could not resist 
having a little fun herself. She could not wait until it was
 time for her Spa appointment at Scooops.
Scooops is a Spa designed just for children and it is really 
an adorable experience for them!
Scooops is Ice-Cream themed from beginning to end with your choice of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry lotions,
fizzes and scrubs!

At Scoops you can choose a manicure, pedicure, or a facial.
My daughter was booked for a manicure and a pedicure. Since this was a belated birthday gift( they were booked up the last time we visited-make sure you call ahead), we got her the works!
Emily first trip to the Scoops started with a nice warm greeting. Everyone there made her feel so comfortable. She was given a Scooops comfy robe,
 glitter Scooops flip flops, and a fancy blue tiara.
She looked like a little princess spa lady!

Next she was given a choice of nail polishes. Since she was having both a manicure and pedicure, she was able to choose two colors. Of course she when with pink and glitter.
 Big surprise!

Emily was seated on the the giant banana split couch while
her feet dangled into a chocolate fizzy foot wash.
The room smelled like an ice cream parlor. The foot soak was followed by her pedicure and a chocolate scrub lotion.
 Wow! Smiles were flowing.
Following the pedicure, it was time for the manicure.
Emily was taken over to the manicuring tables and had a seat. She chose some vanilla soak for her hand fizzy
 wash and then enjoyed a nice warm cloth hand wrap.
Soon after, she giggled with excitement as
each nail shone with pink and glitter.To make sure the nails were nice and dry, Emily used the nail dryer.

Since she had a double appointment, we were there about an hour. It went by so fast. Scooops was a super spa experience
 my daughter and I have to say,
 the manicure and pedicure both lasted about a week long!
If you have a daughter who could use a little pampering,
 Scooops is a great choice!

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Special thanks to Great Wolf Lodge
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids

Dr. Scholl’s For Her! Your Feet Will Thank You!

Dr. Scholl’s
For Her
Dr. Scholl’s For Her

Recently I was invited to a wonderful
Dr. Scholl’s     
 event featuring some great  products.
The guests were pampered with manicures
and of course, pedicures.
The products featured were Dr. Scholl’s For Her, which 
target helping women’s discomfort, caused by wearing uncomfortable yet fabulous shoes.
Everyone wants to wear the most fashionable shoes they can find. I know as women, we love shoes! Now we can worry less about the dicomfort, thanks to Dr. Scholl’s For Her! 
 I also had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Dr. Leslie Campbell. She was on hand to share her wisdom
concerning any foot or shoe concerns.
Dr. Leslie Campbell
Sometimes as women, we will forgo comfort for fashion.
 Well, in most cases, it is worth it and I’m happy to report that Dr. Scholl’s is here to help with a line of products designed specifically for women.
You can choose from a line of products that range from pedicure items to insoles for your favorite pair of heels.
There are even insoles for open shoes!
Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Center
During the event I was able to try the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Center. It’s a machine which uses Footmapping technology with over 2,000 sensors to identify your
 arch type and foot pressure points.
In no time at all I was given a number by the machine that
matched up to one of the custom fit orthotic inserts.
The machine was very easy to use and is located in many stores.
 If you see one, definitely try it out.
My inserts are wonderful!
Fast Flats
One of my favorite products of the night had to be the
Fast Flats.
What a wonderful idea!
Fast Flats come in their own stylish wristlet and fit
easily into your pocketbook.
This spare pair of fast flats are fashionable,
easy to carry and can go with you anywhere.
They are perfect to have with
 you at a wedding or while traveling.
 It does not get any easier then Fast Flats!
Dr. Scholl’s For Her
So, if you want to make your feet happy,
you should check out
Dr. Scholl’s For Her.
Your feet with definitely thank you for it!
 Special thanks to Dr. Scholl’s for their event invitation.
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids

The Jumpitz Concert at Sesame Place

The Jumpitz
Concert At
Sesame Place
Anyone that knows our family, 
knows how much we love going to 
Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa.
We especially love the concert series. 
Although, we don’t get a chance to get to all of the concerts, 
but we knew we could not miss out on 
The Jumpitz.
The Jumpitz is a preschool group that inspires 
children to get up and move and also get creative!
When you see them perform, you cannot help but
dance, clap, sing and move along the music!
There is absolutely no down time at this concert. 
One fun song leads right into the next!
Some of my children’s favorites were:
Super Sniffers
Flamingo Flamenco
and of course
Jump! Jump! Jump!
The bubble machine was quite a bonus and 
all the kids in the audience loved it!
I can’t even begin to tell you how you how nice 
The Jumpitz were to the audience. 
They ran out into it quite often, 
giving the kids high fives and 
even some fun props to test out!
My daughter Em really loves the Jumpitz and 
they were so sweet to her. She even brought her 
homemade Jumpitz stick puppets along with her and each
of the Jumpitz signed their name of their puppet!
We have met quite a few groups and I have to say that
The Jumpitz were one of the nicest, 
both on stage and off.
 They are 100% Kid Friendly!
You can find out more about The Jumpitz 
by clicking the link below. 
You can also sample their music,
 learn more about the band members, 
and play some online Jumpitz’s games!
Learn More About Sesame Place at:

New York Theatre Ballet Sleeping Beauty – Review

Program from New York Theatre Ballet 

 New York Theatre Ballet
Sleeping Beauty
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street 

Recently, thanks to New York Theatre Ballet,
my daughter and I were able to share a little quality
 Mommy and Daughter time together.
What better place to bring back the ballet memories
of my own childhood while allowing
my daughter to create her own.
As soon as we arrived to the theater, the magic began.
We made a quick stop at the souvenir area,
where everything “Ballerina” was available.
There were plenty of choices,
 but my daughter chose a wooden play string ballerina
 and glitter ceramic ballet slippers.
Soon after we were greeted by some of the children that would actually be a part of the ballet, Sleeping Beauty.
 They could not have been any nicer, 
handing out programs and even some crayons!

Emily and her wooden pull string ballerina.

Emily and I were taken to our seats,

where we chatted about what was to come.
It wasn’t long before Artistic Director Diana Bryer,
 playing the witch, came out for a
short presession on ballet mime.
 That definitey put my daughter at ease and
seeing as it was interactive,
it helped to get the jumpies out before the ballet began.
The lights were dimmed and the ballet,
 Sleeping Beauty, was about to begin.
 The opening scene was breathtaking! 
The costuming was absolutely beautiful,
 as were the stars of the show.
The set was spectacular and  carried the story 
from scene to scene without a flaw. 

Set design before the show began.

It made all of us feel as if  we were deep in a fairy kingdom, 
set beneath the roots of a giant tree. 

The music filled the air with fantasy as everyone danced
 to the music of Peter Tchaikovsky and followed the flow of the fairy wings that adorned some of the ballerinas’ elegant costumes.
 I loved so many things about the experience of seeing 
Sleeping Beauty preformed as a ballet. 
It was great that the ballet was just one hour long,
  just long enough to hold the children’s attention. 
There was a great introduction before the show started. 
Finally, I thought the ballet was easy for the children to 
follow and understand. 

Emily at the ballet. It’s more of a casual ballet,
but my daughter will never pass up a chance to wear a  dress!

This was the second ballet that I have gone to at the 
New York Theatre ballet,
 but I have a feeling it won’t be the last.
 There is no time like the present to enjoy 
the ballet with someone you love 
and make memories that will last a lifetime.
 Although this ballet was specialized for children, 
there were many adults there, as well. 
By the sound of the loud clapping at the end of the ballet, 
I would have to say that everyone, 
children and adults had a wonderful time. 
I know that Emily and I did.

Disclosure: Special thanks to New York Theatre Ballet.
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids.

Cheeseburger In Paradise

Cheeseburger In Paradise
Since May is National Hamburger Month, 
my family and I could not help but celebrate. 
Since Cheeseburger In Paradise had such a 
great deal on mini-cheeseburgers, 
$10 for 10 minis, we could not say no!

I don’t think I could ever pass up a reason to go to
 Cheeseburger In Paradise. 
If you are a Jimmy Buffet fan or just like the island feel, Cheeseburger in Paradise 
would be a great choice for you. 
Every time I visit Florida, I never leave without a trip to Margaritaville. 

But, since there are none in my local area, 
Cheeseburger In Paradise, 
also a Jimmy Buffet restaurant is a great choice.
The restaurant has a total island feel, 
complete with palm trees and 
beach scenes painted on the walls. 
You can also catch live bands there (check schedule for times).
The menu is filled with American, Cheeseburger, 
Seafood and Caribbean food choices. 
There is a tiki bar in the center and outside dining.
 There is something for everyone!

 There are so many choices
 and if you have children, don’t worry, 
this restaurant is child friendly!
 There is a special children’s menu
 in the form of a great fun book 
which will keep the kids entertained for more than 5 minutes!
If you have never dined at Cheeseburger In Paradise, 
what are you waiting for?
 It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
You can follow/like Cheeseburger in Paradise on
Facebook and Twitter 
for up to the minute information and deals.
I personally, signed up for the text alerts.
 The first text is a free appetizer! 
We are going back soon!
See you in Paradise!
All opinions are that of 3decades3kids
Special thanks to Cheeseburger In Paradise