Grand Opening of the Sprouts Photography Studio

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And now its time for a shameless promotion from the Photo Addict…

Sprouts Photography, an Orange County photography studio specializing in babies, children and families, is officially opening “The Garden” a full service photography studio for moms and families.

Grand Opening party will showcase our products, the shooting space and our mommy & me area.

Grand Opening of "The Garden"

Grand opening activities include:

  • Free mini shoots all day long
  • Light appetizers
  • Free 4×6 photos from party photos
  • Each family attending receives a $100 gift certificate
  • Fabulous giveaways
    • LUSH Gift basket
    • Anaheim White House gift certificate
    • Belly Sprout gift certificate
    • Custom TuTu from My Baby Bug (our official supplier of all things frou frou.)
    • Cookie Lee
    • Arbonne
    • Hair styling
    • Facials
    • and much more!
  • MOMS!  Get a mini makeup touch-up next door at Belly Sprout before your photo shoot.
  • DATE: June 5, 2010

    TIME: Open House style, 11 am to 3 pm.

    LOCATION: The Garden

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    Random Tuesday Thoughts

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    Presented randomly in a purely random fashion.


    So we have two beagles, and beagles are, of course, awesome dogs, and the #1 beagle of all time is Snoopy. Mouse has a Snoopy-themed bedroom, because Snoopy is awesome. And you know what’s even more awesome? A Snoopy license plate! Proceeds from the Snoopy plate go to California museums (and you know what’s awesome? Museums!). So if you’re interested in a Snoopy plate, go register your interest here:

    I really really really want this on my car


    I wish there were some sort of way to make turn signals automatic. Like when you think about changing lanes or turning, the turn signal on your car goes on. And when you’re done changing lanes or if you change your mind, it automatically goes off. I think I want that feature even more than I want a flying car. And I really want a flying car.


    Tonight (Monday) for a slightly belated Mother’s Day, we took Train Guy’s mom, dad, and brother out to dinner at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant located at Knott’s Berry Farm. If you like fried chicken and you happen to find yourself in Orange County with nowhere to eat, check out the Chicken Dinner Restaurant. It’s pretty much Mouse’s idea of food nirvana. There’s not a single thing in the chicken dinner (which is sort-of prix fixe) that he doesn’t love to eat. Speaking of which, I think I’m going to go have my slice of boysenberry pie.



    Why is it that good tv shows get cancelled while bad tv shows live on and on in perpetuity?


    I have finally graduated from physical therapy. I have a congenital defect in my knees (thanks Dad! And Grandpa!) that makes them prone to dislocation, and while I’ve had a lifetime of knee problems, I did a super-tastic job of jacking up my right knee last June. I had this awful surgery in August, and honestly, the pain during recovery was far worse than being in labor. Because at least labor ended and there was a nice prize when it was over. Anyway, my knees are still quite weak (I can’t stand on one foot with my knee slightly bent for more than a minute–literally, a minute–I have to time myself) but they are doing much better and my surgery one doesn’t hurt anymore.


    This concludes today’s episode of Random Tuesday Thoughts. Head over to the Un Mom for more Randomosity.

    The Scrivener

    Neat Freaks… Keep your distance from Mud Park!

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    The Building Area

    Mud Park, also known as Adventure Playground located in Huntington Beach, California truly is a child’s play place. I had heard about this place for years before finally taking the plunge and going. However, the way I heard it described sounded more like a reenactment of The Lord of the Flies rather than the amazing place it really is.

    First things first, this place is a little hard to find. Its located in Huntington Beach’s Huntington Central Park, behind the library and a short walk up a hill. The entrance is not clearly marked, so just drive to the Central Library and walk towards the back. Listen for all the yelling kids, you’ll find it.

    When you first arrive you’ll see the PILES and PILES of shoes! If your kid doesn’t have closed toe shoes with them, they’ll make you take a pair from their pile, so make sure to bring your own. Open toe or flip-flops are NOT allowed. I also suggest a change of clothes, towels (the old stained one, you know what I’m talking about here, the ones you hide from company), there are outdoor changing rooms for them to get changed in.

    There are 3 main areas. This is MY opinion, the park does not label these or call them lands or anything. There is the building area, the swamp and the Hen House.

    Building Area: This is the Lord of the Rings area I’m talking about. Who though that giving young children saws, hammers, nails and tons of wood would be a good thing? Well big surprise… it is! I was shocked seeing the “house” my then 9-year-old constructed. I would not suggest this area to the smaller children, but if your child is 8-9 and up, they will have a blast. They have work gloves for the kids, I had to force my son to put them on, but after watching another child cry doe to a sliver of wood in his hand, I was glad I made the fuss.

    Tom Sawyer Style Rafts

    The Swamp: Probably my son’s favorite area of the park is the swamp. They have Tom Sawyer style rafts for the kids to cruise around on. The control the rafts with the huge sticks they push on the swamps bottom floor. Don’t worry though. the water is probably a whopping 7 inches deep. They also have a mudslide, its really more like a slip and slide ending in a pool of dirty, muddy water, but the kids love it. There is also a tire swing to the right of the swamp. That thing gets going pretty fast.

    Hen House: I call it the Hen House because this is where all the moms hangout. There are some lunch tables located here, benches and some shelter. The small snack shop is about 10 steps from the Hen House making it convenient for that Diet Coke fix.

    My tips for a great trip to Mud Park is to go a little later in the day. There are lots of schools and day care centers that go early in the morning. I find that if you go just after lunch, all the school groups go home and its much more pleasant. Bring water and a hat, there is very little shelter and I can’t even remember if there’s a water fountain.

    The Facts: Adventure Playground runs mid-June through mid-August. This experience is suitable for kids six to twelve years old. It is only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Adult supervision is provided and a small fee is charged. For information and group reservations, phone (714) 842-7442. Location: Huntington Central Park, 7111 Talbert Avenue , Huntington Beach, California. (The playground is located up the hill near the Youth Shelter. Park at the Library parking lot and follow the paved path beyond the Youth Shelter.)

    Gen X Moms be forewarned… your kids will get dirty, downright filthy, all in the name of good “clean” fun!

    The Photo Addict