Saturday, April 25, 2015

Watch King5 News tonight and see an amazing family that I was blessed to be able to help (behind the scenes!) by sharing their story online!

Hey everyone...Check out this story tonight on King5 News. It will air at either 10pm or 11pm...I am not sure which.

It is a beautiful story about 4 little homeless girls who have been living in a car the past 2 years and living on free school breakfasts and lunches and a wonderful couple that has just taken them in and promised them a forever home.

I wanted to help out in the best way I could so I shared their story to a few online sites and I set up a GoFundMe account for them, as well. The local outpouring to help these girls has been amazing. Their GoFundMe page is shown below and if you can please do share it!

Make sure to watch the King5 News tonight and see what an amazing area we live in with the generosity of spirit of those that we call our neighbors!

To see their story (and share it!) on the GoFundMe site go here.


Holly @ FreePlay Kids

Friday, April 24, 2015

Snapdoodle Toys 7th Anniversary Party with games, cake, prizes, giveaways and more at both locations, one in Redmond and one in Kenmore! - Saturday, April 25th 2015 from 10am-4pm

For more info. go here.

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at one of the 11 local YMCA's with games, giveaways, bounce houses, snacks, games and more - Saturday, April 25th 2015 from 10am-1pm



Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  10 am - 1 pm​

 Don't miss a minute of the fun!*

- Free Healthy Kids Day t-shirts for the first 100 kids!
- Summer camp sign-up
- Healthy snacks
- Bounce house
- Visit from a Seattle Seahawk
- Carnival games
- Performances
- Facility tours
- Climbing tower
- Pool activities
- Play time in the gym
- Live music
- Obstacle courses
- Bike helmet fittings
 *Activities vary by location.

Join us for Healthy Kids Day at the following locations and click for more information: 

    For more info. go here.

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival at Seattle Center - Now until 6pm on Sunday, April 26th 2015!

    Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

                   Go and enjoy all things Japanese during this wonderful festival happening at Seattle Center this weekend!

For more info. go here. 


Go and enjoy "Saturday Stories" - a monthly, themed storytime and art/craft or play event!

" Learn about ladybugs and other beetles and get a peek at their tiny world in these three books. Learn how scientists are looking for volunteers of all ages to observe ladybugs in their neighborhoods. After the stories, please come to the Program Room to play a bug game and put together a bug puzzle. "


 Featured Stories:

BIG BUG by Henry Cole
THE BEETLE BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CITIZEN SCIENTISTS by Loree Griffin Burns

Recommended for children ages 3 to 8 and their families.

For more info. go here.


It's that time again! This is a must do event! 

To see a post about the previous ones we attended with pics, tips and more go here. 

For more info. on this year's event go here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Freebie Alert: Jamba Juice offering free giveaways tomorrow at participating stores! - Thursday, April 23rd 2015 from 9-11am - see details!



Just got a text from Jamba Juice! You can get a FREE 12 oz Juice or small Smoothie tomorrow at Jamba Juice from 9-11am. I believe it is the flavors that are shown above but you can call your local store for clarification. - Limit 4 per party per visit. 


For more info. go here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Free Entrance to National Parks this weekend to kick-off National Park Week - Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th 2015!

Go and enjoy the beautiful weather and the beautiful outdoors at a National Park for free this weekend!

" Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 18 – 26, you are invited to celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer. From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everyone. 

Join us for National Park Week in-person at special events and online, and be sure to share your memories with us! "

For more info. go here.

Newcastle Earth Day 2015 with petting zoo, live raptors, activities, eco-resources and more in Newcastle - Saturday, April 18th 2015 from 10am-3pm

" View Local and Global Video Clips, Kids Activities, Food Vendors, Live Raptor Display, Animal Encounters Petting Zoo, Booths with Information about sustainable eco-friendly living. "

For more info. go here and here.

22nd Annual World Rhythm Festival with tons of performances, workshops, drum circles and more at Seattle Center - Now thru Sunday, April 19th 2015!


" SWPS produces this annual event at Seattle Center. Drawing regional, national and international world music artists and participants, the WRF is one of largest events of its kind in the world. Over 70 performances and participatory workshops highlight rhythm and dance traditions from around the planet, including one day of special programming for kids and families. "

For more info go here.

Puget Sound Family Fest with Caspar Babypants, hula dancing demo, International Cloth Diaper Change Guinness World Record Attempt and more at Redmond Town Center - Saturday, April 18th 2015 from 10am-2pm

" The best in the greater Seattle area for families: sustainable products, local businesses, the Great Cloth
Diaper Change, goodies, a raffle, and much more.

The fair will showcase a selection of local craftsmen and small businesses which offer services and products to young families no matter at what stage they are – from prenatal fitness and care, to the cutest preschooler apparel and gifts, passing through all things baby.
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Additionally, we will feature a performance by local superstar Caspar Babypants, and a hula dancing demo.

Great Cloth Diaper Change: 10:30 AM
Caspar Babypants performance: 11: 30 AM
Hula dancing demo: 1 PM

The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association, designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. We will break the Guinness World RecordsTM record of the most babies being changed into cloth diapers in 24 hours at multiple venues across the world. With over 200 locations participating in 10 different countries, this is not an event to be missed!

The GCDC can be an educational opportunity for families who might consider the use of cloth diapers, as well as a fun way to celebrate Earth Day. Participants in the GCDC will have additional access to samples and goodies, as well as bragging rights after helping break a world record, so we would like to encourage everyone with a child still in diapers to come on over at 10:30 AM sharp with said child and a commercially available reusable diaper!

Little Things Collective is an online retailer of natural baby products and cloth diapers. Operating out of Redmond, this two mom dynamic duo is busy all through the greater Seattle area with educational and community building events. "

For more info. go here and here.

Earth Day Celebration with hands-on nature activities and art projects at Magnuson Park in Seattle - Saturday April 18th 2015 from 10am-2pm

"Come join the fun and celebrate Earth Day in the garden! We’ll have special hands-on nature exploration activities and art projects for kids and families to do, along with all the other nature fun. Seattle Works volunteers, Magnuson P-Patchers, and others will also be doing seasonal garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, and planting our new Pollinators Garden! "

For more info. go here.

Celebrate Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival with activities, demos and more at Lewis Creek Park in Bellevue - Saturday, April 18th 2015 from 11am-1:30pm

For more info. go here.

April Pools Day with free swimming, activities, water safety education and more at 6 locations in Seattle on Saturday, April 18th and one location Sunday, April 19th 2015 - Various Times

" Before you know it, we’ll be trading in April showers for blue skies and bathing suits. On Saturday, April 18, six of our pools are hosting FREE public swims. We’ll be teaching water and boating safety and will have fun activities for kids. Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your family how to enjoy summer safely. "

April Pool’s Day will focus on four main areas of water safety: 

Preventing open water drowning 
Lifejacket use and promotion 
Cold water awareness 
Basic water rescue for children 

Events and activities will vary by pool location. Please note that Helene Madison Pool will host its event on Sunday, April 19.

April 18th

Ballard Pool 12:30-2:20 p.m.

Meadowbrook Pool 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Medgar Evers Pool 12:30-2 p.m.

Queen Anne Pool 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Southwest Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon

Rainier Beach Pool 10:30 a.m.-noon

April 19th

Helene Madison Pool 3:30-5:30 p.m

For more info. go here.

For details, please call the individual pool. To see other April Pools Day events, click HERE.

Monday, April 13, 2015


Free Ice Cream Cone Day is back and it's tomorrow!!!

We have done this a couple of times and even if the lines seem long, don't worry! There is usually very few transactions, if any, so it goes pretty quickly. They usually launch a couple of new flavors so you can try something new or just get your usual favorite!

They have been doing this free ice cream event since 1979!
Image courtesy of Ben & Jerry's

Here's to ice cream! 

For more info. go here.