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Swing, Swing, Swing

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

One of these days I am going to make a Spencer in a swing flip book to see how much he’s grown. He isn’t going to fit in a bucket swing much longer, that’s for sure.

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Epic Playdate was #Epic, of course

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013


I don’t know… Do you think he had a good time?


That was at the balloon booth. Spencer loooooved the balloon booth. I think because not only were there endless balloons available, the guys taught the kids how to actually make their own swords, dogs and flowers regardless of age. Spencer made his own flower! And listened! And followed directions! Amazing. But let me back up.


The Epic Playdate event was sponsored by Hyundai and put on by Federated Media. The basic structure was an even for kids aged 3-9 (with their parent(s) and the theme was fun, fun, fun. Because Federated Media ran the event, most of the event stations were run by bloggers who are part of their ad network. The FM bloggers also participated in all of the stations with their kids.


Spencer said his favorite things were the paper rockets, sprinkles on ice cream, balloons and our adventure walk (we went off agenda for a walk). The other stations included sand art (which he loved, even if he didn’t list it in his favorites), hula hooping, “epic volleyball” (there was lots of epicness), foil costume making, paint fight and a photo walk. I’m sure I am missing something; there was so much to do.



The attendees were a mix of invited guests, contest winners, and paid bloggers (like me). I have absolutely no idea who was who. It was nice being at a blog-adjacent event that had no networking agenda. Everyone was friendly, no one queued up for photo opps with the bigger names.  The major focus was on the kids having a great time and I think all of them did.



The location was pretty, I just adore the section of the central coast. The access road to the ocean was closed, which was a bummer, but we were able to wander the ground of Dos Pueblo Ranch (in Goleta for the curious, just north of Santa Barbara)  a bit. Spencer saw a duck and a railroad trestle and was completely satisfied with his adventure walk.



He also made a lizard friend.



Good times were had by all. Thanks, Hyundai and Federated Media. It was epic.*


*Hey Look! I got through the whole post without mentioning the bee keeping boxes in the parking lot. With bees. Swarms of them. No wonder they had valet, which of course we opted out of, but then again we didn’t know about the bees. There were no #epicbeestings.


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