Toca Boca: $0.99 for a limited time

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I love a good deal! Right now, a bunch of Toca Boca apps are available for $0.99. These are really well designed apps for young children with quirky animation.  Several apps have won Kids’ app awards too.  They usually retail for $2.99. Get them while they’re dirt cheap!

Toca Hair Salon 2 – Toca Boca AB
Toca Lab – Toca Boca AB
Toca Town – Toca Boca AB
Toca Builders – Toca Boca AB
Toca Tailor – Toca Boca AB
Toca Birthday Party – Toca Boca AB
Toca Cars – Toca Boca AB


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Sunday, May 17 is Museums of the Arroyo Day and it only happens once a year.  What does that mean?  It means that six museums located in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 for one day only.  The 6 museums are The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the Autry’s Historic Southwest museum.  There is a free shuttle service available so you can explore all the museums conveniently. For more information, click here.

Railroad Days 2015


It’s Railroad Days at the Fullerton Train Station this weekend!  This event is so much fun.  There are large gazebos filled with model railroad displays as well as tours of actual locomotives.  There will also be food booths, and even free trackless train rides for the kids. Best of all this event is FREE!   Please don’t miss it!

Fullerton Train Station
120 East Santa Fe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

And if you’re hungry afterwards, there’s a fun-ky restaurant down the street called Angelo’s and Vinci’s that’s very family friendly.

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Soccer Registration!!

Soccer awards

Mark your calendars!  Registration begins on Saturday, May 2 for the City of Cerritos youth soccer league at the Cerritos Sports Complex from 10 am to 4 pm if you are a resident and again on Wednesday, May 6 from 4 to 8 pm.  For non-residents, registration begins on May 9.  If this is your first time signing up, bring something to read and be prepared to wait!  Based on my own experience, the wait time is about an hour or more.  The fee is $47 and your child gets a jersey and a trophy at the end of the season.  The kids are divided by birth year so kids born in 2010 will be entering Rookie I and so forth.  The Cerritos Sports Complex is located at 19900 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos.

If that’s not enough soccer for you, check out the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) program.  Cerritos falls under Region 54.  Upcoming sign-ups are May 11 at 6 pm and May 30 at 8 am both at Cerritos Park East.  Please check their website for more information.


Los Angeles Zoo membership deal

Here’s a pretty good deal on zoo membership if you’re thinking about visiting the LA Zoo.  It pays for itself after two visits if you’re a family of 4.

Enjoy FREE admission, a FREE gift, exclusive events and more!Click here to save 20% + $5.00 on Family-level
membership and higher—through 4/30/15 only

(Use discount code 11504FFW)

Join your L.A. Zoo for VIP member benefits including FREE admission…members-only events…loads of discounts…and more. It can pay for itself on your first visit!

Rascals Basketball


Rascals is a basketball program that teaches young children the fundamentals of basketball. Kids are divided into groups by gender and age. If you are interested, registration for the Summer session has just opened and the application deadline is May 17th.    You can download the application from their website. This program is very popular and space is limited so turn in your applications as soon as possible!  The summer session will be held at the Southeast Japanese Community Center and begins on May 31st.

Southeast Japanese School and Community Center
14615 S. Gridley Road
Norwalk, CA 90650

Hudson Warehouse Sale

Now that Spring Break is over and your taxes are (almost) filed, you’ll be happy to know that this week gets even better!  Hudson’s warehouse sale is here again for 2 days.  The sale is very well organized and the best selection is on the first day.  At the last sale, the seconds were $40 and regular production was $60.  By seconds, they mean there are slight imperfections and/or irregularities.  I picked up 3 pairs of seconds for the price of one at full price and I love them.  I never noticed the difference.  You do have to know your size and fit though because you cannot try anything on so stop by Nordstrom and try on a couple of pairs before you go.