Archives for July 2011

DIY I-Spy Travel Game

DIY I-Spy Travel Game A couple weeks ago I did a post about Chiquita’s new crushed fruit snack product. We finished them and I rinsed the bottles to put them in our recycling bin, but they were kinda cute, so I left them sitting on the kitchen counter. I was trying to decide what to […]

Survey & Legoland Giveaway

 Congratulations to Heather, winner of the 4 Legoland Discovery Center passes! This giveaway is now closed, but I’m always open to hearing your feedback or suggestions: toddlingchicago@yahoo.com. Thanks to everyone who participated! Giveaway – 4 Passes to Legoland Discovery Center I’m always looking for ways to improve Toddling Around Chicagoland so I’d like to learn […]

Cirque du Soleil OVO giveaway

Congratulations to the winner, Laila! Thanks to all who entered & especially to the great people at Cirque du Soleil! This giveaway is now closed. OVO Giveaway I’m so excited to be giving away two tickets to OVO! This pair of tickets is for the Wednesday, August 10 show at 8:00 pm, at the big top tent […]

OVO by Cirque du Soleil

OVO by Cirque du Soleil – website Location: The Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) in the parking lot of the United Center, 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago Phone: 800-450-1480 Booking Assistance (booking fees are higher via phone) Hours: The show runs through August 21, 2011Sundays:                      1:00 pm, 5:00 pmMonday:                      No shows Tuesday […]

Weekend activities – July 29-31

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult Thur-Sun, 7/28-7/31 – Fiesta del Sol – FREE Sat-Sun, 7/30-7/31 […]

Overnight Getaway – KeyLime Cove Resort

I’m adding a new feature to Toddling Around Chicagoland – Overnight Getaways. With the current economy I know a lot of families are forced to downsize their vacations, or eliminate them altogether. I’ll be posting about family friendly destinations that are close to home, making them more convenient and easier for tight budgets. Watch for […]

Weekend Activities – July 22-24

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult Sat, 7/23 – Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy in […]

Cirque Shanghai Extreme

Cirque Shanghai Extreme – website Location: Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago Phone: 800-745-3000 (to purchase tickets) Hours: The show runs June 29 – September 5.  Sunday               12:00pm, 2:00pm  5:00pm Wednesday                        2:00pm […]

Weekend Activities – July 14-16

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult Fri-Sat, 7/15-7/16 – BenFest – $5-$10 Fri-Sun, 7/15-7/17 – Windy […]

Chiquita Swap Your Snacks Mission – #CrushedIt

I’m always on the lookout for new and healthy snacks for me and my family. We’re on the go a lot so convenience is important, too. Chiquita has a great new crushed fruit snack product so I was anxious to try it out. I picked up several bottles at Dominick’s – they had banana & […]

Bébé Paluzza Giveaway

*** Congratulations to Amanda & Patricia, who each won 2 tickets to Bebe Paluzza!This giveaway is now closed! Bébé Paluzza Maternity and Baby Show Ticket Giveaway I haven’t attended a Bébé Paluzza yet, but here is the information I received about it:  Bébé Paluzza, the largest Maternity, Baby and Toddler Show in the USA is […]

Protect your kids from bugs – Avon giveaway

*** This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to shala_darkstone for winning this incredible Avon prize. Thanks so much to all who entered and a special thanks to Joslyn’s Avon Office!Avon giveaway & discount My friend Joslyn is a Avon representative and she is offering a fabulous giveaway – everything you need to protect your kids […]

I & M Canal Bike Trail

 I & M Canal Bike Trail – website The I & M Canal Bike Trail is 2 looping trails (11 miles total) with a parking lot in the center.  Location: Willow St. & Old Willow Spring Road, Willow Springs (approximately) Driving directions: At the intersection of Archer Road and Willow Street in Willow Springs, head […]

Weekend Activities – July 8-10

Chicago 6/13-8/21 – Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park – FREE 6/29-8/21 – Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the United Center -$50.50 & up/child, $68.50 & up/adult; family 4-pack starts at $150 6/29-9/5 – Cirque Shanghai Extreme at Navy Pier – $15/child, $17.50 & up/adult Fri, 7/8 – Story Time at Lincoln Park Zoo – […]

Ranger Up Healing Benefit – Sgt. Brad Hojek Jr.

Ranger Up Healing Benefit – Sgt. Brad Hojek Jr. – website A few month’s ago, my brother’s brother-in-law (my sister-in-law’s brother) Army Ranger Brad Hojek was serving overseas when he was shot multiple times. Brad was seriously wounded and is still at a rehabilitation center recovering from his injuries. In order to assist with Brad’s […]

Serious Damage at Garfield Park Conservatory

On June 30 there was a hail storm in Chicago that caused catastrophic damage to the Garfield Park Conservatory, one of our favorite places to adventure in Chicago. If you’ve never been to the Garfield Park Conservatory, you can view my previous post about it. In addition to the clean up and damaged windows needing […]

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