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Have you been to the Little Old House Of Make Believe yet? #LilOldHouse

The Little Old House of Make Believe is a much needed play space that recently opened up in the heart of Langhorne Boro in Bucks County.

I recently had the chance to take my Girl Scout Daisy Troop to this newest and most awesome play space in the area.  The greatest part about The Little Old House Of Make Believe  is that kids use their IMAGINATIONS and CREATIVITY to have some good old-fashioned fun!  The girls all had such a great time and there is not a moon bounce or video game in sight!

The owner Rachel is so wonderful – PERFECT for this  gig (she used to be in marketing but has turned her love of children and arts and crafts into a business)  and says “We offer families a homemade, heartfelt experience where children’s imaginations run wild.  We specialize in personalized themed birthday parties, open play and girl scouts.”   Although my troop was all girls, there is plenty there for boys to do too!

The girls started off their “play date” in the dress up area. They had such a blast dressing up.  There are so many costumes available, your child can turn themselves into almost anything they want to pretend to be.


Once they are in all decked out they can take their ensemble and their little imaginations to the open play area where they can act out being a rock star on stage, a pirate searching for buried treasure or any other scenario they can dream up.



Rachel is so accommodating.  My girls were working on their “Make the World a Better Place” badge and she personally customized our play date around that theme.   The girls all listened to Rachel read the children’s book “The Giving Tree” (which is one of my favorite stories – teaches such a good lesson)  and made a “Kindness Jar”.  A Kindness Jar is a fun activity to teach kindness and encourage positive behaviors.  Each time a child does something nice, a piece of paper can be put in the jar describing the act of kindness.  Children can also receive points when their parents or siblings observe a kind act and as a result enter a piece of paper.

Rachel thought of everything – she provided the snack and drink and even had the girls make a bird feeder for the little creatures of the world.  (It was made with peanut butter, but allergies are a top consideration when you come to play there!)

I think one of the best parts was that the kids made an ABSOLUTE MESS while having fun and we didn’t have to clean it up!  (Sorry, Rachel!)

This place is so awesome there is something new planned to do almost every day!

Check out the current schedule and open play times below.

Little Old House of Make Believe Calendar

The Little Old House also offers Birthday Parties, Mommy & Me Open Play, Fun Classes, Girl Scout Troop activities, and something new!    The Little Old House of Make Believe is launching Spoonful of Sugar  offering “event nanny” services for events including corporate parties, family picnics, weddings, rehearsal dinners & reunions. Children receive undivided attention from caring “nannies” who entertain with games, crafts, face painting & fantastic activities.

My daughter loved The Little Old House so much, she keeps asking to go back over and over again.   There is a ton of info about The Little Old House of Make Believe on their web site – which you can go to HERE.



The Little Old House of Make Believe

140 E Richardson Ave
Langhorne, PA 19047


The Gender Dilemma Part II

Does anyone remember a few months ago – in this post – how anxious I was to find out the sex of my baby?  Not sure if you all recall, but I went (ran like a wild woman) to Fetal Vision Imaging in Langhorne, PA to see if I could have them confirm what the Perinatalogist’s office had already told me.   And sure enough, I was able to get a valid confirmation of my……



I am sooo excited!

I think we are so blessed to be able to have the experience of raising both a girl and boy.

And…  to be honest I am really looking forward to cheering on some Little League baseball in my future!  :)

Johnny & Sherry, the owners of Fetal Vision, are the greatest people.  Friendly, informative and only want you to have the best experience when you are there.   That is why they are so hung up on making sure you DRINK PLENTY OF WATER before you have an ultrasound done with them.  72 oz. of water a day to be exact! Drinking all of that water helps to keep the amniotic fluid nice and clear so that you get the best pics possible of your baby.

I told Johnny that I was going to share the pics with you all and he was  SUPER nice enough to do a quick 3D shot for me!  I am only 16 weeks along here, (and WAS NOT drinking 72 oz. of water a day) so the pic isn’t as clear as it could be.  The baby also doesn’t look like you would normally see advertised at one of these ultrasound sessions.  This is one of the reasons they stress LOTS OF WATER and why that they like to do them when the baby is bigger and more pudged up and filled out – around 26 – 28 weeks.


Fetal Vision Imagining offers all kinds of  packages so even if you are on a tight budget, I think there is something you can afford if you really want to get a 3D peek at the reason why your belly is a big as house.  ;)    Click HERE to see what they offer.

I am having a 2nd 3D/4D Ultrasound done in about 2 weeks and we can’t wait to see what/who my baby looks like.  The experience is like nothing else,  (besides actually having and meeting your new little one) because you can share it with others.  My parents and daughter will be coming with us this time.  I know they are just as excited as we are to see our little guy.  We had a 3D Ultrasound done with my daughter before she was born and I feel it helped us to bond with her before she was even here.


Having a baby is such a wonderful time in a woman’s life and I am sooo happy to be able to share it with my family and friends this way.



It's almost the season for Sesame Place!

After this cold and snowy winter it seems most kids, and their parents, are ready for some warm weather fun.  Looking forward to going to Sesame Place is just one way to shake the winter’s chill!  This is the time of year to purchase season passes to Bucks County’s great destination, Sesame Place, so you will be ready for months of warm weather fun with your kids’ favorite Sesame Street characters. I am looking forward to watching my son dance and play along with his favorite Sesame Street friends in the brand new parade, Neighborhood Street Party, premiering on opening day, April 30, 2011. Currently, Sesame Place is offering an awesome deal on their season passes for 2011:  they are 25% off! This special sale price is good until March 1st, 2011, so act now to get in on all the fun for this year.

All 2011 Season Pass holders receive the following:
  • unlimited admission to Sesame Place
  • 30% discount on all food and merchandise in the park
  • entrance into exclusive Season Pass Member events
  • kids eat free at Dine With Me! with the purchase of an adult dinner.
Sesame Place has 3 Season Pass levels, so you can pick the one that includes the options you need and to fit your budget. Prices below reflect the current sale price.  Prices return to normal in March.
Sesame Passes
  • $71.24 per person, less than $15 more than the Elmo Any 2-Day tickets
  • unlimited admission into the park
  • exclusive access to member events
  • 30% discount on food and merchandise
Big Bird Passes
  • $93.74 per person
  • allow guests
  • including complimentary general parking
  • complimentary meet-and-greets with characters
  • 50% off single day admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens.
Super Grover Passes
  • $146.24 per person, offer the most benefits to guests
  • everything mentioned above,
  • receive unlimited admissions to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens
  • complimentary preferred parking
  • ride again privileges.
To find out all the details and to purchase passes online, see Sesame Place’s website.
Giveaway, for Mama’s readers!
Sesame Place is offering one of Mama’s Little Helper’s readers a chance to win four (4) single day passes good for the upcoming season at Sesame Place.  What a great way to experience the park for the first time, or if you are a season pass holder, to bring along some friends for free!
To Enter:  You may do one or all of the following, leaving a comment below this post for each action, increasing your chance of winning.
  1. Who is your or your child’s favorite Sesame Street Character or what is your favorite attraction at Sesame Place?
  2. “Like” Mama’s Little Helper on Facebook.
  3. Follow Mama’s Little Helper on Twitter.
  4. Follow Sesame Place on Twitter.

Mama’s Little Helper is participating in this Sesame Place giveaway with four other bloggers (see links below.)  You are welcome to visit their blogs to enter their giveaways too.  Sesame Place is responsible for the delivery of the prize, which will be emailed to the winner (e-tickets.)  This giveaway will end on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 11:00pm EST.  The winner will be selected using,  will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond to my initial email.  If there is no response, a new winner will be selected.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Good Luck!!

See also:  Jersey Family Fun, A Magical Mommy, Running on Empty Mommy, Life without Pink.

Mama Diane

Win Passes to BounceU

Congrats to Bindu for winning the passes…enjoy!

Win Two 5-visit Passes to BounceU! Giveaway runs from July 22nd-27th. Passes valid for any date/time. Valid at Horsham & Langhorne locations!

At BounceU of Langhorne & Horsham, we specialize in perfect party ideas. With our amazing inflatable structures, unbeatable customer service, and clean, climate-controlled environment, all you really have to do is show up and take pictures. Throwing a private party here couldn’t be easier – just give us a call, choose one of our popular packages, and let us take care of the food, the cleanup, and everything else.

Kids flip for our unbelievably cool bounce stadiums (imagine the ultimate children’s playground experience in a safe, indoor setting), but they also can’t get enough of the games, the food, and sharing the spotlight with family and friends. You’ll love the looks on their faces when they walk in, and nothing beats leaving with the feeling that your big day has been a truly special event. It’s no wonder we’re one of Pennsylvania’s favorite party places for kids!

Incredible kids’ birthday parties are only the beginning at BounceU. From Programs and classes, to fundraisers and team parties, we’re excited to host just about any group that wants to get its bounce on. And if you just can’t wait until your next BounceU party, contact us and reserve a spot at one of our famously fun Open Bounce sessions!

Langhorne BounceU
2221 Cabot Blvd., suite C
Langhorne, PA 19047
Phone: (215) 752-9728

Horsham BounceU
420 Babylon Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: (215) 674-8644

To enter this contest: respond to this blog post letting us know what is your idea of a fun birthday party for kids. If you would like extra entries, you may do any of the following and then post letting us know which you did. Good Luck!

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