Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lego: Art of the Brick, Forest Lawn Museum

I took the kids to Forest Lawn in Glendale today to see the new exhibit, The Art of the Brick. This is a must see for any Lego fan and definitely worth the drive.

My kids love anything Lego and this exhibit was like none we had ever seen before. There were about 30 pieces on display. Our favorite was a pop-up story book complete with castle and moat.

The Forest Lawn Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, parking and admission is free. There are two other exhibit halls and a gift shop in the museum. Be sure to drive around Forest Lawn's roads on your way out, there are many sculptures including a replica of Michelangelo's Statue of David on display throughout the grounds.
Now - July 21
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Monsters University Event: Disney Store, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

To celebrate the release of Disney's latest movie, Monsters University, all Disney Stores are hosting a "School of Scaring" event. I took my kids to this event last weekend and they came home with a MU Student ID and pennant. Be forewarned, the event asks the kids to growl and roar. My daughter took it a little far and came home with a sore throat.

Monsters University School of Scaring Registration Event
Disney Store
Saturday, June 15; Saturday, June 22; Saturday, June 29

These large in-store events run about 15-30 minutes. I've attended a few of the events with my children and they usually include a free keepsake such as a small craft, sticker, coloring page, or certificate. At the Montebello location and all redesigned stores the events are held in the gazebo.

Children's Day: Sanchez Adobe, Montebello, 6/22

For more information about the Sanchez Adobe, click here to read an earlier post.
A special thanks to Steven from Facebook's Everything in and Around Montebello for sharing this event!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mega Parking Lot Pet Adoption Event: Long Beach, 6/22-6/23

We just adopted a dog from the L.A. County Animal Shelter in Downey. You can expect to pay about $100 to adopt an animal through a shelter or rescue organization, this event included.

 There will be over 100 animals up for adoption at this Mega Parking Lot Adoption Event. For more information visit the organizer's Facebook page here.

If you adopt a dog at this event, you can get coupons to cover the first month's dog food for free by visiting Pedigree's Adopt-a-Dog page. Print out the form, pop it in the mail, and wait for the coupons to arrive.

Quiznos: Kids Eat Free Coupon! Now-Tuesday, 6/25

Quiznos has just released a Kids Eat Free coupon that is valid through Tuesday, June 25.

With the coupon kids can get a free kid's meal, that includes a 2 oz. container of Play-Doh, with any adult entrée purchase.

Be sure to ask if your Quiznos accepts the coupon before ordering, the coupon says it's only valid at participating locations.

Visit my Kids Eat Free page for local restaurants that have kids eat free promotions.

Summer Teen Fitness Camp: Montebello YMCA, July & August

A special thanks to Michael from the YMCA and Anna Marie L. for sharing this information.

YMCA Summer Program Day: Shops at Montebello, Saturday, 6/22

Get an introduction to the programs offered at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA by attending...
Summer Program Day
Saturday, June 22
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Shops at Montebello Mall
Enjoy demonstrations,  performances, arts & crafts, and more. New members who sign up for a YMCA membership at the event will get their $75 registration fee waived.
A special thanks to Ana Marie L. for sharing this event!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lego Superman Mini-Model Build: Lego Stores, 6/19

Visit any Lego Store on Wednesday, June 19 at 5pm and children under 14 can build a free mini-Lego Superman! The event is limited to 150 models per store, I suggest arriving at minimum an hour early to grab a spot. There are Lego stores at the Glendale Galleria, Downtown Disney, and the Ontario Mills Mall.

The Lego Store hosts monthly free mini-model builds, click here to read more about the Lego Build events.

Understanding Health Care Reform: Schurr H.S., Saturday, 6/29

Understanding Health Care Reform
Saturday, June 29
Schurr High School
820 N. Wilcox Avenue, Montebello
For more information call Ernesto Morales 562-463-4553

Longo Toyota: Free Summer Movie, Friday, 7/19, 8/16

For more information about this event visit Longo Toyota's Facebook page.

Call 800-579-9586 to register to attend this event and the future events on July 19 and August 16.

Family Walk to Prevent Underage Drinking: Sunday, 6/23

Getting your family to walk for a cause is a great way to bond. This1.5 mile walk is an effort to help prevent underage drinking. The walk is funded by various agencies including the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The first 500 participants over the age of 10 who register will receive a bag, sports bottle, and t-shirt. Register online here.
Family Walk to Prevent Underage Drinking

Sunday, June 23
9AM - 2PM
East L.A. Civic Center
4801 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles 90022

Fisher Price Toys 1/2 Price on Amazon!

A half price sale is as good as it gets on toys, and when there is free shipping, it's even better!
Classic Fisher Price toys are available for half price today only! Fill your cart with $25, and shipping is free!
Stock up now for baby showers, birthdays, early Christmas presents, etc.  It really doesn't get any better than half price for toys.
Purchase through Amazon on my link and not only will you get a great deal on toys, but you'll support Montebello Mom without spending anything extra! Thanks!

Happy Sounds Home, $22.50. This is my kid's favorite!

Fun for babies, Activity Walker, $12.50!

Adjustable hoops! I Can Play Basketball, $35.

Batman Gotham Jail, $13.99!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Free 8x8 Photobook from Shutterfly!!!

I've been a customer of Shutterfly.com for years. I've made baby's first year book, photo books, calendars, photo gifts, and cards. The website is easy to use and I think it's a great company.

Today I received the invitation below. If you have never tried Shutterfly before and are interested in receiving a code for a free 8x8 photo book, ~$20 retail value,  email me at Montebello Mom @ gmail.com, or send me a message via Facebook with your email address. I'll submit the Shutterfly new customer referral form on Monday, June 17, 2013.

The fine print:
Shutterfly respects your privacy and will not share or use the names and emails you provide for any other purpose than to contact your friends about receiving a special photo book offer. See our privacy policy. This in an invitation-only program. You can refer five friends or more. Referral form may only be submitted once. Free 20—page 8x8 photo book with hard cover offer is valid for new Shutterfly customers only. Taxes, shipping, and handling will apply. If your friends are existing Shutterfly customers, they will not be eligible for the free photo book. Existing Shutterfly photo book customers will receive 20% off photo books. You may not refer yourself or friends who have been invited to participate in this program. Referral period ends June 21, 2013 (11:59 PM) PST.
†Offer expires July 3, 2013 (11:59 P.M. PST). Offer is good for 30% off one qualifying merchandise order at shutterfly.com. Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply.For more details, please click here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

L.A. Film Fest Family Day: L.A. Live, Saturday, 6/15

Saturday, June 15
11am - 4pm
Nokia Plaza, L.A. Live
Family Day features the Hasbro characters My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, and Transformers. There will be character appearances, games, photo opportunities, face painting, balloon animals, giveaways, entertainment, and more. The event is free. Parking at L.A. Live is $8 at the West Parking Garage, Gate B.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls movie premiers at L.A. Film Fest's Family Day. Click here for ticket information.

Free Lego Police Car Father's Day Event: Toys R Us, Saturday, 6/15

Take your family to any Toys R Us retail location on Saturday, June 15 from Noon-2pm for a free Father's Day Lego Event. Participants can build a free Lego City Police Car to take home.

Events only occur at regular Toys R Us locations, they do not occur at Express or Outlet stores. Some Toys R Us locations are better prepared for in-store events. There may be some delay in set up at some stores, or lack of knowledge of the products in others.

Participate in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson!

World's Largest Swim Lesson
Tuesday, June 18
Palm Park Pool, 5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier
Families in our community can partake of a rare opportunity to be part of a Guinness World Record by participating in the World's Largest Swim Lesson. People in pools around the world will simultaneously participate in  a swim lesson for 30 minutes.

Palm Park Pool in Whittier is hosting one of the free swimming lessons. Participants of any age are welcome, but all participants need to be able to climb out of the pool using a ladder on their own, so the recommended age is three years and older. Registration begins at 7:30am, and because it's for a world record the lesson starts promptly at 8am. For more information call (562) 908-3666.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

PTSD Walk/Bike Ride: Santa Fe Dam, Irwindale, Saturday, 6/15

This event is hosted in part by The Hook Up Resource Center in Montebello. The event will take place at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale at the Ash Tree area of the park. Parking is $10.

The event is to raise money for a PTSD program for children and spouses of veterans. The event will feature music, food, vendors, artwork, massages and a walk or bike ride along Santa Fe Dam's trails.  Montebello's Mayor, Christina Cortez will be speaking, and a Congresswoman will also be in attendance.  For more information call 323-516-6382.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Montebello has a new Tupperware Lady, Jessica Mora-Noyes!

Limited Edition (Red/White) Shape-O-Toy
My love for Tupperware came about when I first played with a Shape-O-Toy at my grandmother's house. This toy, along with Tupperware stencils, and a stuffed turtle were the only toys she had. I would play for hours with that blue & red toy. As a kid I attended Tupperware parties with my mom and I had fun "burping" the round containers with the ribbed lids.

Now, my family and yours can make their own Tupperware memories with Montebello's Tupperware Lady, Jessica Mora-Noyes! Jess has been a Tupperware consultant since 2012, and she too had fun playing with Tupperware as a kid.

Jess is available for Tupperware parties at your home, online, for "Party in a Bag" catalog parties, or individual orders. Later this summer I will host a Tupperware Bingo party! At this unique party guests buy a bingo card and enjoy 10 rounds of bingo with Tupperware products as the prizes! The party ends with a grand prize at the final game. With Tupperware Bingo everyone comes home a winner.

If you are interested in ordering Tupperware products, hosting a party,
getting organized, or finding a replacement part, contact

 This is a sample of the Tupperware products I have in my home, not counting the ones currently in use as tub toys, storing leftovers, organizing odds and ends around the house, and the large bowls I bring out for parties.
When my cupboards began to overflow with mix-matched kid plates, cups, and bowls I found a Tupperware consultant and ordered matching sets and donated the old stuff. Buh-bye sippy-cups!With the matching sets my cupboards suddenly had room to spare!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Kids Eat Free at Olive Garden, now-6/13

Kids eat Free at Olive Garden with this coupon. The coupon is good for one free kid's meal per adult dinner entrée, two free kid's meals per table, valid now through Thursday, June 13.

I spoke with Justina from the Montebello Olive Garden and she said that the coupon does not have to be printed, you can show it on your phone and it will be fine. To be sure, ask the hostess at the front desk if showing the coupon on your phone is acceptable.

More Kids Eat Free options are available in the Montebello area. There are at least two restaurants with Kids Eat Free promotions every day.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

LEGOLAND: 5 days for the price of 1

LEGOLAND California is offering an online Resort Hopper special. Pay one day's admission and visit any park in the Legoland resort for five consecutive days!

The Resort Hopper includes unlimited admission to Legoland, Sea Life Aquarium, and the Legoland Water Park!

Adult (13+) tickets are $97, child (3-12) tickets and $87, Toddlers (0-3) $3 for water park only. First visit must occur by 10/27/2013. This offer is only available online.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

$5.55 Pizza at Pizza Hut!

Pizza Hut is celebrating it's 55th anniversary with a $5.55 Large 1-topping pizza deal!
Available now through Saturday, June 15, 2013 for carryout orders only. 
Regular menu price, $10.

Disney Party Favors for only $2 at DisneyStore.com!

Get awesome party favors for your next kid's party at the Disney Store's twice upon a year sale.

The DisneyStore.com has ten stuffed toys from Wreck-It-Ralph and two from Brave for only $2 per toy! The stuffed toys are between 7" and 9" tall, and the Wreck-It-Ralph characters are scented!

Use the link here and scroll the price range, found on the right, as low as it can go and you'll see them all there. Get free shipping by having a Cast Member at the Disney Store order them for you.

These could also make great Toys-for-Tots donations or buy all the characters, wrap them together, and make one big gift!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Family Summer Camp: Bass Pro Shops, 6/8-7/14

Bass Pro Shops is hosting free family activities with a summer camp theme four days a week from Noon-5pm at it's Rancho Cucamonga location.

Families can try their hand at the shooting arcade, participate in a casting challenge, create craft projects, fish in the catch & release pond and more. Learn the basics of archery, fishing, shooting, camping, water safety, and bird watching in workshops offered every hour. All activities are free of charge.

Family Summer Camp @ Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, June 8 - Sunday July 14
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
7777 Victoria Gardens Lane, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739 (909)922-5500

Monday, June 3, 2013

Lemonade Stand Event: Toys R Us Store, 6/22

Visit any Toys R Us store on Saturday, June 22 from Noon-3pm to take part in an Alex's Lemonade Stand event. Alex's Lemonade Stand is an organization that encourages kids and families to host a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to cancer research.

At all Toys R Us events there is usually a small freebie for participating children such as a poster or sample pack, and there may be coupons for parents. Events only occur at regular Toys R Us locations, they do not occur at Express or Outlet stores.

*Some Toys R Us locations are better prepared for in-store events. There may be some delay in set up at some stores, or lack of knowledge of the products in others.

Curator 1-Day Camp: Homestead Museum