Camp Sesame: Fun with Bert and Ernie #BeachesMoms

camp sesame at beaches resorts turks and caicos

One of the things I loved about Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos was this. It’s where kids can have fun and parents can know their children are safe on their own. And there is so much to do.

camp sesame at beaches resorts turks and caicos

No, I’m not little enough to join Camp Sesame but I did get to try it out and it was so much fun.

Once we entered Camp Sesame, I was taken back to the days of watching Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street. Oh what a flood of childhood memories came rushing back to me.

bert and ernie joining in on the fun at camp sesame

They joined us and together we created a sock puppet. They were quite good at puppet making. I think they’ve had a little practice.

Bert helping make a puppet at camp sesame

We finished up our group puppet and headed over to our own little table and chairs to create our own puppets while Bert and Ernie took a little break.

sockpuppet

Once we completed our puppets, Bert and Ernie joined us again and we got to tell them a little bit about our new friend. We had so much fun sharing our stories and hi-fiveing them both since we did such a great job. Oh just keep in mind if your puppet is still on your hand, use your other hand to hi-five with. I forgot and poor Pierre (that was my puppets name) got it right in the kisser. Ooops! At least it made us all (including Bert and Ernie) laugh.

We ended our session with us, our puppets and Bert and Ernie singing our rendition of the Itsy Bitsy Spider. There’s a video out there somewhere of it I just hope it doesn’t turn up online.

Seriously, if I had this much fun, I can only imagine how much fun your little one would have. Your kids could spend the whole morning just hanging out and having fun with their Sesame Street friends. There were lots of activities scheduled as you can see:

Camp Sesame at Beaches Resorts Turks and Caicos

I wish I were little enough to spend the whole morning with the Sesame Street pals. Fun, fun, fun! Honestly who wouldn’t love to bake with Cookie Monster? (I spy Bert and Ernie, do you?)

bake with cookie monster

Bye-bye Cookie Monster until we meet again!

bye-bye_cookie_monster

I paid a fee to attend the Social Media on the Sand conference as you would any other conference. I did receive a discounted rates from Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos for my stay. Thank you to BSMMedia , Beaches Resorts and all the conference sponsors who made Social Media on the Sand possible.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

10 Favorite Disneyland Attractions for Pre-Schoolers

10 favorited disneyland attractions for preschool age kids

10 favorited disneyland attractions for preschool age kids

When traveling to Disneyland with little ones you might be wondering what are the best rides for them. What will give them lots of joy and keep them smiling from ear to ear? I’ve got a few suggestions for you:

it's a small world

“It’s a small world”, located in Fantasyland at Disneyland. I mean really, who doesn’t love a quiet, calming and relaxing boat ride among singing children? It’s also a great spot to just sit, cool off and relax if your kids need a few minutes of down-time.

FUN FACTS:

  • When Walt Disney dedicated “it’s a small world” at Disneyland he invited children from around the world and each child brought water from the rivers and seas of his or her own native land to be poured into the flume.
  • “it’s a small world” can now be found at five Disney parks on three continents – Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • One in four Disneyland guests – families with children and those who grew up riding the attraction – consider “it’s a small world” a tradition and plan a voyage whenever they visit the park.

King Arthur Carrousel

King Arthur Carrousel, also in Fantasyland, Disneyland

Dumbo The Flying Elephants, Fantasyland, Disneyland. This is one of the most popular rides in both Disneyland and at Walt Disney World!

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Critter Country, Disneyland. This is one of my favorites!

Storybook Land Canal Boats, Fantasyland, Disneyland. We wanted so much to ride this one with the kids. It’s beautiful at night but we just ran out of time this last visit.

Chip n’Dale Tree House, Toontown, Disneyland

And when you’re reading to head on over to Disney California Adventure, there are some great little ones friendly attractions as well.

Toy Story Mania, Paradise Pier, Disney California Adventure. Plan on riding this attraction more than once. Yes, I speak from experience. Both kids and adults love this one.

Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. You know how much I love Cars Land!

Muppet Vision 3D, Hollywood Land, Disney California Adventure

Hemlich’s Chew Chew Train, Bugs Land, Disney California Adventure. This is a fun one for kids who are sensory sensitive who enjoy scents. My son is one of those kiddos, so he loves that he can “smell” the cookies as we pass them by on the train. And the fact that everything is over-sized in Bugs Land just makes it that much more fun.

hemlichs chew chew train

My kids may not be so little anymore but they still enjoy so many of those listed above. Ok, so admit it, which “kid friendly” ride is still your favorite?

I paid a fee to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference held at Disneyland this year. I am not required to nor was I asked to share our experience. While attending the conference we were provided with additional perks to enhance our magical stay.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Texas! Limited-time

Minnie Mouse in Texas

Minnie Mouse in Texas

Exciting news today – Disney Cruise Line is returning to Texas for limited-time engagements in the fall of 2015! Hubby and I were just talking to friends cruises and I told him – “first cruise I ever take has to be a Disney cruise” And then I find out this! Just look at the amazing itineraries:

Two Hawaii cruises, a return to the West Coast with departures from San Diego and a Galveston, Texas homecoming make up a season of special sailings.

Starting in November, Disney Cruise Line will return to Galveston for the holiday season, offering a seven-night itinerary aboard the Disney Wonder to Key West; Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. These sailings depart Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 28 (New Year’s cruise).

One seven-night western Caribbean cruise on Nov. 6 will visit Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Falmouth, Jamaica.

Two additional cruises are included in the Galveston season: a six-night sailing departing on Dec. 18 that stops at Key West and Castaway Cay and a four-night Christmas sailing that departs on Dec. 24 and stops at Cozumel.

Bookings open to the public on May 21, 2014.

Oh this is so exciting! If I start wishing now I wonder, hmm? I’d love to visit Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

I will be keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for updates about exciting new experiences with Disney Cruise Line!

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.