Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pregnancy Announcement 12th Grandchild

My husband and I are happy to announce that we are pregnant with out third child! For my parents this will be grandchild number 12, so my husband came up with this fun way to share our big news with my parents.

My husband's original idea was to use the chicks and put them in eggs but Valentine's was in full swing and we could only find the bunnies (aka I was to impatient to wait for Valentine's Day to pass before telling my parents). We find out the sex of the baby in a couple of weeks and we plan to let both my husband's and my parents learn the sex of the baby by giving them an Easter egg with the properly colored peep inside.

To make this announcement you can (optionally) paint the egg carton. Then add the properly colored peeps for each child, we added little tags to each peep with the name of the child and left the last unknown yellow peep with the tag "coming soon."

We were able to give the egg carton to my dad and step mom in person, my dad was afraid to open it, he thought something would pop out at him a la snake in a can of peanuts and after opening it he knew it was his grand-kids but we had to point out #12! My mom, unfortunately, lives in a different state so we sent her this photo:

This fun baby announcement can be changed to just one peep in an egg (like what we will be doing when we find out the sex of the baby) or you can do a half dozen egg carton if your baby is number 6!

Friday, February 12, 2016

5 Benefits of the Keeper's Club Membership at the San Diego Zoo

My husband and I have been faithful members of the San Diego Zoo for quite a few years; as local San Diegans it is one of our favorite attractions. For a very long time we were dual member holders where we each had our own card to get into the zoo, but we recently made the decision to upgrade to the Keeper's Club Membership and I am so glad that we did!

My 5 Favorite Benefits of the Keeper's Club Membership:

1. Our membership card is only in my name and I am able to get a 2nd person in with me, free. This means on the weekends we can go as a family and on the weekdays I can take my sister or a friend with us to the zoo!

2. Every second Saturday the Zoo holds early admission where members at the Keeper level or higher can enter the park an hour early. The Safari Park offers admission an hour before the park opens as well as a tram tour four times a year.

3. Keepers Club Members get two one day admission tickets to the zoo, so when we have family in town we can take them along with us FREE!

4. Keeper's Club Members get 10% off of merchandise and food at the Zoo and Safari Park.

5. Keeper's Club Members are now able to ride the bus tour and the kangaroo bus at the Zoo for free! This might actually be my favorite perk because it's a lot of fun, we like to take the bus around lunch time we can sit and look at the animals while we eat. Member's also ride the African Safari Tram at the Safari Park and the Skyfari at the Zoo free!

I am also looking forward to a benefit that is coming soon to members, a special entrance at the Zoo that allows members to bypass the longer lines when entering the Zoo.

Heading to the San Diego Zoo with a Toddler? See:
8 Must Haves When You're Visiting the Zoo with a Toddler
A Kid's Perspective on the 10 Must See Animals at the San Diego Zoo

What's your favorite thing to do at the San Diego Zoo?