Hyundai Santa Fe Epic Play Date – We Needed Some Big Play


“Mommy, would you like to come play with me?”

Not too long ago, my four year old said this sweetly to me as he held up his Lego bin and looked at me expectantly.  I told him I wished I could, but I had to finish some work before the timer went off on the oven, and his brother was already cranky and ready for a bath and bed.  I was going to promise to build something spectacular with him tomorrow, but he had already walked away.

With my husband as busy as he is, the many projects I have going on, and the demands of our 17 month old – I’ve been turning down a lot of play invitations from my oldest…

So when the opportunity to attend the Hyundai  Santa Fe Epic Play Date came along, I jumped at the chance.  The kid deserved a family play date, and he deserved an epic one.  We all did.

So yesterday we drove 90 miles to Dos Pueblos Ranch and WE PLAYED!

The first look at the schedule gave off a school-like impression:





The school



With workshops like Poetry In Motion, Sand Art, Paper Rockets, and Epic Volleyball, we were pretty much guaranteed a good time.



There were epic beach balls…




and Hula Hoops and a paint fight.




There were ballon sculpture sessions…




and sand art.



We all also made tin foil armor with Charlie and Andy from the website How To Be a Dad.

My kid also ate ice cream, candy, ran around like a monkey on acid, and had an impromptu dance party in a barn.  He had a great time, and he deserved it.

Interestingly enough, one of his favorite parts was the quite photography walk that Heather Armstrong took us on.

This is one of my favorite shots that my four year old took:


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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


5 responses to “Hyundai Santa Fe Epic Play Date – We Needed Some Big Play”

  1. Arnebya says:

    This sounds like a blast! Especially on the heels of your being unable to play. Why does that hurt so much, cause so much guilt when we say no or gimme a few minutes? When my kids ask to play, seek me out, come up to me and ask me to play with them and I’m doing something I’d like to put to the side but can’t at that moment, I still feel like I should be able to (at least sometimes.) Oh, guilt. You is so fickle.

  2. Nancy says:

    I love the christmas light picture….it gave me a good laugh. This sounded great. I am glad you all had a wonderful time.

  3. zachery alderton says:

    how big is the beachball it’s so huge what size is it did it last long

  4. Zachery says:

    Happy new year the beach ball is huge did it last long

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