Archives for May 2011

Dot and Ziggy giveaway & discount code

***This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to the Chicago Children’s Theatre. Congratulations to winner Samantha! Win 2 tickets to see Dot and Ziggy this Friday at noon! A few weeks ago we saw a Chicago Children’s Theater production, Dot and Ziggy, an interactive show geared toward babies and […]

Jelly Belly Visitor Center

Jelly Belly Visitor Center – website Location: 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 (only 12 miles from Gurnee, IL!) Phone: 866-TOUR-JBC Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; tours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. On the second Saturday in December, Christmas Eve, and New […]

The Plush Horse

The Plush Horse – website  Location: 12301 South 86th Avenue Palos Park, IL 60464 Phone: 708-448-0550 Hours: Monday – Thursday    8:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday – Saturday       8:00 am – 9:30 pmSunday                     11:00 am – 9:00 pmThese are Spring hours and will likely be different for other seasons. Prices: A pony cone is available for just […]

Weekend Activities – May 27-30

Multiple Locations Memorial Day parades Chicago Fri, 5/27 – Chicago beaches open – FREE Sat, 5/28 – Taping of Chic-A-Go-Go at Chicago Access Network Studios – FREE Sat, 5/28 – Fireworks at Navy Pier – FREE Sat, 5/28 – Memorial Day Parade at State and Lake – FREE Sat-Sun, 5/28-29 – Randolph Street Market Season […]

Windy City Rollers

Windy City Rollers – website   As much as I love the zoo and children’s museums, I love to shake it up a little sometimes and try something new with the kids. I’ve had a bit of a fascination with roller derby for a while (who doesn’t love the idea of getting a little aggression […]

Weekend Activities – May 20-22

Chicago Fri, 5/20 – The Redmoon Youth Spectacle at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – $10 adults, $3 kids; $25 family Sat, 5/21 – Family Adventure Day at Northerly Island – FREE Sat-Sun, 5/21-22 – Chill and Grill Festival at Lincoln Park – FREE; cost for food Sun, 5/22 – Multilingual Chicago Language Fair – […]

Dot & Ziggy

Dot & Ziggy – website   About Dot and Ziggy: Dot and Ziggy is theater for babies and toddlers, ideally 6 months to 4 years. Children sit with their parents on the floor and watch while Dot and Ziggy discover their differences (one likes up, one likes down; one flies, one ones; one likes things […]

Giveaway – Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

*** This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners: Dawn, Danceddd, and Melody! Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to Santa’s Village AZoosment Park!  SEE MY UPDATED POST INCLUDING OUR EXPERIENCE! Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Giveaway *** This post was previously posted on Wednesday, May 9, but because of problems with […]


I posted a giveaway for Santa’s Village AZoosment Park, but Blogger has been having some problems over the past couple days. I’m so sorry for any inconvenience, but Blogger reports that they’re working on restoring the missing posts and comments, so the giveaway will be posted again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for […]

Weekend Activities – May 13-15

Chicago Fri, 5/13 – In the Park with Civic at Harrison Park – FREE (recommended for children 5 & up) Fri, 5/13 – Star Party at American Science & Surplus – FREE Fri-Sat, 5/13-5/14 – CircEsteem at Francis Parker School – $11-16 Fri-Sat, 5/13-5/14 – Remembering: A Chicago Crossroad Festival – $5/person; 3 & under […]


Letterboxing  Letterboxing is like a treasure hunt and it’s a great activity to do with kids. Letterboxers hide small boxes, generally outdoors, containing a rubber stamp or hand-carved stamp and a logbook. The people who plant the boxes leave clues online so others can find the boxes. When a box is found, the finder stamps […]

Weekend Activities – May 6-8

Chicago Sat, 5/7 – Mayor Daley’s Kids & Kites Festival at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park – FREE North Suburbs Fri, 5/6 – Chicago Botanical Garden in Glencoe – FREE with coupon Sat, 5/7 – Fun & Flowers at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights – FREE Sat, 5/7 – Big Trucks at Family Aquatic […]

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