Bye Bye Hot Pink Cast!

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So Emma finally got the hot pink cast off on Monday afternoon.   After seeing that stinky, dirty, Sharpie-ridden piece of fiberglass laying there, when the lady asked me if we wanted to save it, I had to politely decline.  So we put it in the trash together and walked away both saying “bye bye cast!”  and me adding, “hope to not see you again!”

She actually got around REALLY well in that thing over this past month.  Totally surprised me.  She could pretty much do anything and never even complained about it. In fact, she had a birthday party at a dance studio on Sunday where they learned and performed a routine and she was busting a move and shakin’ that arm like it was nothing!

But getting it off was difficult! I had no idea, and I wasn’t totally prepared for what to expect when getting the cast off.

The process of taking it off wasn’t bad. I had to hold her ears when they used the saw to cut it off,  but it wasn’t too loud. Her face was delighted when she finally saw her arm, but then when they took it off completely, her brow furrowed and she started to cry.  It was SO sad. They said this is to be expected, it will be extremely stiff and sore.

She took more x-rays and all looked good.   The doctor said she has to wear a sling for the next two weeks when she is around other people (especially at preschool) until it totally heals.  I think the sling is much harder for her than the cast, but two weeks will go fast.

The night she got it off was pretty bad, she was scared to move it and kept it pinned to her body in the same position the cast had it in.  She woke up a couple times in pain that night, and then by Tuesday she was still holding it really close to her, and uncomfortable, but the more she moved it, the better it seemed to loosen up.  I am hoping each day starts to get a little better and better.

This was an interesting experience, and one that I will be glad to put in our past! Thanks for everyone’s comments on my last cast post.  It’s really great to know I have so much Tiny Oranges mommy encouragement!

Happy Wednesday!
xo Jen

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Peter Pan the Show!

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I am sooooo excited I have the opportunity to see Peter Pan at the Orange County Performing Arts Center this Sunday on opening night and I can’t wait!  I have heard this show is spectacular! I will give the full report after I see it. In the meantime, here is the info on the show…

The new threesixty° stage production of PETER PAN, J M Barrie’s classic story will be performed in a state-of-the-art theater pavilion at the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement starting Tuesday, September 28, 2010, with the opening night set for Sunday, October 3, 2010.  Click HERE for tickets and showtimes.

The threesixty° Theatre, allows for performance “in the round” in a 1,300 seat theater-tent {SO cool!} which will stand beside the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

The entire interior of the tent is lit with more than 15,000 square feet of Hi-Resolution video – three times the size of Imax screens – so that both cast and audience are immersed in Neverland. When Peter and Wendy fly to Neverland, the audience flies with them over 400 square miles of virtual London and beyond.

This 21st century PETER PAN mixes history and magic in equal measure to present a Peter Pan story for adults and children alike.

The show is generally not recommended for kids under 5 {so I will be leaving mine at home and taking my husband for one of our date nights!} Stay tuned for the post-show post! & for more information

{Disclosure: I will receive complimentary tickets to facilitate the review for my blog. Lucky me!}

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Dippin’ Dots Fountain Valley {Giveaway!}

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Doesn’t this HOT fall weather put you in the mood for a COOL refreshing treat?

Dippin’ Dots Fountain Valley is the perfect spot to take your kids for an after school outing!  I took my girls into their store recently and my oldest Emma loved the dots so much she would take a bite, then get up and do a little “I love Dippin’ Dots” dance!

And, Dippin’ Dots Fountain Valley is giving away up to 20 party cups for your next party so make sure to read below on how to enter!

Have you tried these delicious dots before? Totally unique, and incredibly yummy!  They come in ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice in 30 different flavors.

Morgan, my one year old, has a dairy allergy, so it was great to be able to give her the non-dairy sherbert.

Here are some pics from our stop in the store…they have a cute little table for kids…

Party Services!

Want Dippin’ Dots for your next special occasion? Dippin’ Dots Fountain Valley specializes in birthday parties, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs (Dippin’ Dots are Kosher!), Corporate Events, Sweet Sixteens, Weddings, Carnivals, Street Fairs, Festivals, and more!  They will bring their colorful, refrigerated cart and hand scoop.

They also have party packs available for pick up. These include gallon bags of your favorite Dippin’ Dots flavors, serving cups, scoop, spoons, and party favors all neatly packed in a reusable Styrofoam container.

Need a GREAT fundraiser? They can help, call Debbie  at (714) 488-2066 for more info.

Here are the Teslas, owners of Dippin’ Dots Fountain Valley (and seriously GREAT peeps!)

The store is located off the 405 Freeway from the Euclid/Newhope offramp,  at the southwest corner of Talbert & Newhope, diagonally across from the Costco center. Click HERE for a map!

Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am to 8:00 pm

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive up to 20 individual party cups for in-store pick-up {see fine print below!*} for your next special event!

To enter, please do the following and leave a separate comment for each entry (along with your email address – won’t be published). Contest runs through 10/4/10 at 5pm PST. I will post the winner on my Facebook page next Tuesday.  Good luck!

1. Simply comment below, and after clicking here, tell me which flavor sounds yummy to you? – 1 ENTRY

2. Follow @dippindotwoman on Twitter – 1 ENTRY

3. Tweet about this giveaway and link to this post – 1 ENTRY

4. {Like} Tiny Oranges on Facebook – 1 ENTRY

5. Follow @TinyOrangesOC on Twitter – 1 ENTRY

6. Subscribe to our email updates – 1 ENTRY


(*Cups are 3.5 oz small cups, 48 hours advance notice required, in-store pick up by winner required, no cash value, prize must be redeemed before 03/31/11 or it will expire, not good with any other coupons or offers.)

{Disclosure: Dippin’ Dots Fountain Valley is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor}

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Family Events at the Komen OC Race for the Cure

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OC families are  invited to join more than 30,000 advocates and survivors in the local fight against breast cancer at the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

The Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is Southern California’s largest and most anticipated fundraising event that supports local breast health education and awareness programs, medical services for low-income women and breast cancer research.

This year there are two fun family events at the race that I wanted to share with you!

Race Day Schedule

The 2010 Komen Orange County Race for the Cure will take place Sunday, Sept. 26, beginning with a Wellness Expo from 6:30 a.m. until noon.  At 9 a.m., breast cancer survivors will be recognized for their triumph over the disease at a special tribute in their honor. Three separate races, which will begin on Newport Center Drive at Santa Barbara Drive, are as follows:

5K Run/Walk – 7:30 AM

One-Mile Fun Walk – 8:00 AM {Bring your kids, strollers & walk with the entire family!}

5K Run/Walk – 9:45 AM

The event’s Wellness Expo will feature the KidsZone, where parents and kids can participate in crafts, interactive games and various other fun children’s activities. The KidsZone is sponsored by, and will be located at the corner of San Clemente and Santa Cruz.

Here are just a few of the fun activities planned for this year’s KidsZone!

Home Depot Plant-a-Pot * Hollywood Glamour Girls trailer * Rock climbing “Mt. Komen” * Face painting
“Mad Science” activities *CHP motorcycles

Online registration at is now closed, but walk-in registration will be available at the Komen Race Registration Suite at Fashion Island (lower level next to Barnes & Noble and the food court) today from 4pm – 8pm and tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visit or call 714-957-9157 for more information.

On Race day, Sept. 26, walk-in registration will be available adjacent to Pacific Life at 6:30 a.m.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Urban Kids Consignment Sale in October

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Another Urban Kids Consignment sale is coming up next month, October 15th – 17th, 2010 in Los Alamitos and if you are in the market to buy, sell (or both!) any baby, kid or maternity items, OC moms this is a sale NOT to be missed!

The last one was held at the end of August and it was a huge success. I had the opportunity to check out the presale and I was wowed with how well organized it was and what a great selection of items they had. It is held in a HUGE (CLEAN) space that was un-cluttered, leaving you room to breathe and browse in peace!

Everything was displayed nicely and neatly (the clothes were even all pinned to the hangers!)  And the prices were phenomenal. I was able to walk away with a bunch of things at a fraction of the price.   I am looking forward to consigning some of my baby and designer maternity stuff at this next sale.

Here are a few of my pictures from the last one….

I was already planning another post on this next event, when one of my readers was nice enough to email me about it. I figured there was no better testimonial on how fabulous this event is than from a real-life mommy reader! Here is what she wrote me…

“…If you are going to post something to remind your readers again, as a consignor and a shopper, this sale was awesome! It was too easy to sell things and I received my portion of the sales in an extremely timely manner. The sale is organized and the people in charge are so kind and helpful! In addition, if you do post something, I think the fact that there are maternity clothes as well as a boutique with new items should be emphasized! As a mom of a 2 month old, I would have loved the opportunity to buy maternity clothing at a fraction of the price I paid (I know it is a fraction of the price because I sold many of my maternity items at the last sale!)” – Christina

And YES, you are so right, everyone should know that they also have maternity clothes AND a cute boutique with NEW clothes as well.

Here is how it works…


Registration is NOW OPEN for the October sale if you want to sell stuff!  But don’t wait – register soon before it fills up! Click HERE for info on how to become a consignor.  Then CLICK HERE to sign up.

You can earn 65-75% of your sale price, track sales from home, and receive a check within 7 – 10 days following the event.  No hassle & so easy!


Admission is FREE and open to the public:

Friday, October 15th, 2010   *  10am – 3pm
Saturday, October 16th, 2010   *    8am – 2pm (25% off)
Sunday, October 17th, 2010   * 10am – 2pm  (50% off)

Click HERE for shopper info!

If you volunteer or are a consignor, you are able to shop the presale on Thursday, October 14th.  Totally worth it!

Urban Kids Consignment
5300 Katella Avenue (across the street from Costco)
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
{Like} Urban Kids Consignment on Facebook *  Follow @UrbanKidsOC on Twitter

{Disclosure: Urban Kids Consignment is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor}

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