Twas the Night Before School Starts

westward beach sunsetTwas the night before school starts, and all through the house…

We were sweating our butts off so we piled into the car and headed for the beach. It’s something of a tradition in our family, that I bully everyone into motion and we all drive out to the beach, where they have so much fun that they feel bad for dragging their feet and they say “why don’t we come to the beach more often?”

Today we were so hot that we stopped and got subs for a picnic dinner instead of eating at home or making food at home to bring with us. Besides, it’s good to support local businesses.

This year we changed up our routine and went to Westward Beach instead of County Line. We were greeted with a beautiful sunset, nice big waves, and another year of memories to close out the summer.

westward beach boy rock

westward beach teens

westward beach ocean wave rocks

Just Dance Live Coming to LA This Weekend

Just Dance Live is coming to life in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium March 29-31

One of our family’s favorite video games is Just Dance – the kids love it because they can dance along with the characters on screen and earn points by making all the right moves, and I love it for those reasons plus we get to spend time together doing something physical and fun, especially when they were younger. Also maybe because I often win. I can’t help it if I’ve got the music in me.

Just Dance Live kid and mom dancing

Killing it to Cake by the Ocean

Ubisoft, the maker of the game, is bringing it to life in a traveling live show called Just Dance Live – it hits Los Angeles THIS WEEKEND! The interactive experience will feature hits from Pharrell Williams, Jessie J., Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and many more.

Part stage show, part audience-involvement, fans play an integral role in the show—from walking the red carpet, to mingling with other JUST DANCERS, to transforming their hair and makeup looks in the “Get Ready For It” zone — all before entering a thrilling live performance that surrounds audience members.

These images from other stops on the tour are pretty amazing. It looks like the show brings the dancing characters from the game into real life!

Just Dance Live
Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
March 29-31

Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. This looks like a really cool chance to be IN a favorite video game!

Thursday, March 29 – all tickets $20
Pre-show starts at 7pm | Show starts at 8:30pm

Friday, March 30
Matinee $45, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 2pm | Show starts at 3:30pm
Evening $49, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 7pm | Show starts at 8:30pm

Saturday, March 31
Matinee $45, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 2pm | Show starts at 3:30pm
Evening $49, VIP experience, Family 4-Pack available – Pre-show starts at 7pm | Show starts at 8:30pm

Ventura County Farm Day 2017

The 5th Annual Ventura County Farm Day will take place Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at farms throughout Ventura County.

Farm Day is a free self-guided tour in which over 20 participating Ventura County farms open their doors, enabling the public to learn about agriculture firsthand. Farms feature a number of family-friendly activities, free produce, tours and food and beverage samplings.

Activities also include a family-friendly Farm Film Festival November 3 at the Ventura County Ag Museum in Santa Paula at 6:00 p.m., a free light and an easy breakfast Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Whole Foods at The Collection in Oxnard. Following the farm tours will be a barbecue at the Hansen Agricultural Center in Santa Paula. The barbecue is from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and features live country music by Coldwater Canyon and Friends, farm-fresh food prepared by Deerdorff Farms, locally produced craft cocktails, beers, and wines; and kids’ activities. Barbeque tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for kids under 12.

Ventura County Farm Day is organized by Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). SEEAG’s mission is to help children understand the farm origins of their food through classroom agricultural education and free farm field trips.

For more information, go to www.venturacountyfarmday.com or call 805-901-0213.