Disney on Ice Coming to SAP Center

So like any good ol American mom, of the top 10 things I cannot wait to do is take my girls to Disneyland! That said, we are still in the process of even introducing the toddler and bebe to Disney and Disney Princesses through sing alongs in the car, books, and the occasional Sunday night Family movie. Still gaining the courage to take the two down south to see the Magic, what better way than seeing the magic of Disney... on ICE! Coming to SAP Center in San Jose in two weeks, all readers can save 25% on all tickets with code: MOM! Just purchase tickets here: 


Awesome Ride for an Incredible Cause

Hope you had a great weekend!

We kicked off our on Saturday morning at the Canary Foundation's Canary Challenge for team Avaya, raising money for research on the early detection of cancer. Founded here in Silicon Valley in 2004, the Canary Foundation has raised an impressive $64 million to fund 38 research areas at 24 different institutions - far reaching and collaborative! While I sit on the board of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I have supported the Canary Foundation since it's inception (Dad is on the board) - as I truly believe prevention and early detection go hand in hand and when emphasized, can curb cancer. 

Learn more at: http://www.canaryfoundation.org

Get in the Halloween Spirit at Shoreline Lake Park!!

(from their website)

How did the Great Pumpkin fix the hole in his pants?
With a pumpkin patch.

HALLOWEEN IS UPON US, so come join our Pumpkin Splash including the famous Shoreline Lake pumpkin patch!

Dates for this year will be October 17 - November 1, 11am-5pm (weekends) & 10am-5pm (weekdays). This pumpkin extravaganza has something for everyone, big or little, to enjoy.

Come dress up and enjoy the pumpkin patch surrounded by hay bales on a beautiful lake setting. Along with locally grown pumpkins, there will be craft activities for children, a bounce house, boating passes, pumpkin painting & pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, an old-fashioned bake sale and many photo opportunities. Pumpkins will be available for sale every day during this event; the additional activities outlined below will only be available on weekends and not available Monday-Friday.

Pumpkin and Pedalboat $25
Pick a pumpkin and take a pedalboat ride for 2

Pumpkin Patch Child Pass $10
1 child pass to pick a pumpkin and enjoy activities in the pumpkin patch

Pumpkin All Day Access Pass $30
1 person all day access boating pass to pedalboats, canoes, kayaks and rowboats, stand up paddleboards along with 1 pumpkin and time in the patch

Pumpkin Family Pass $35
2 pumpkins for the family, 2 child passes, and 2 adult passes for pumpkin patch activities and a pedalboat ride

Pumpkin, Pastry and Pumpkin Latte $10
Pick a pumpkin, a hand crafted morning pastry, and a latte from the Café

Small Pumpkins $2
Large Pumpkins $5

And, if you prefer a more serene orange gourd experience, the patch and seasonal treats (real French and classic American pastries, as well as other gourmet essentials crafted on-site) will also be available during the week.

Remember come dressed up in order to get a raffle ticket to win an all-day boating pass here at our beautiful Shoreline Lake.

Meet Author Doug Jantzen of Henry Hyena this Sunday at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos

When a hyena can’t find his funny, a friend offers a sweetly surprising solution in this adorable picture book. Join author Doug Jantzen to enjoy this book with your kids ages 4 to 7 years old. More about the book: Henry Hyena is feeling blue. He usually chuckles at monkeys swinging from trees, giggles as he chases hares, and belly laughs when he hears an elephant burp. But one day at the zoo, Henry can’t even muster up a smile. Will a visit with a wise old giraffe, Dr. Long, help Henry find the key to laughing harder than ever? RSVP to (650)949-3390 - See more at: http://www.lindentreebooks.com/events-2/linden-tree-events/#sthash.GZIaiXxb.dpuf