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We decided to check out Seattle for the weekend, because why not? The airline had some good deals and we just wanted to get away for a little bit. Unfortunately, everyone got sick the week we were leaving, but we decided to go for it anyway.     I’ve never flown Virgin America before, but it was nice. I loved being able to play games, watch tv and chat with people in other seats. The flight attendants were nice. Our baggage came out on time. It was a nice experience.        We decided to rent an apartment for a few…

Review: Girasol Marley

Girasol Marley, Cuervo (black weft), size 5 100% cotton $$ machine woven Support: Average Best for: Any age Carries: Single pass carries for babies, multi pass carries for heavier babies I totally researched this wrap when I was pregnant. I’m a huge Bob Marley fan, and I love all things reggae. So I knew that I needed this wrap. I grew up in the islands, and was immersed into the culture. So I wanted something that reminded me of the time. I researched this wrap when I was pregnant with Tot. It just stood out to me, but I knew…

Monterey Bay Aquarium

My sister’s boyfriend won tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium on the radio and couldn’t go. So he gifted the tickets over to me and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love the aquarium. It is one of my favorite places to go. We used to have a membership, but we didn’t renew it this year. We might have to, because the kids simply love it!    We got there early enough to check out the majority of feedings. We saw an albatross, the sea of kelp, penguins and sea otters get fed. The kelp feeding was amazing. You don’t even…

Up in the City with Christina

Before Christina moved back to Southern California, we came up with a Bay Area bucket list  so we could check out some things we’ve never seen before. I just really wanted Christina to have some fun before she left Northern California.  So Christina came up with the idea of spending the day in San Francisco. We started by taking the ferry over, which I’ve never done before. The kids loved being on a boat and I’m pretty sure that was Tot’s first time on a boat. We got to see the ports in Oakland and it was just the perfect…

Tot Tank, Alameda, CA

One of my favorite things to do is shop around for the kids. After checking out the Oakland Zoo, we decided to drive over to Alameda and check out Tot Tank. I heard they had a great selection of carriers, so I wanted to see.     I had to go find some street parking in the area so make sure you bring some change for the meters. I couldn’t find any kind of a lot so we just parallel parked at the first spot that we saw and walked over. It’s right dead smack in the middle of the cutest…


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  • I volunteered in my daughter’s classroom for Thanksgiving. I helped on the food line so I had to tie Dumpling to my back and make turkey sandwiches. We do teach the kids that we don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving, and the teachers discussed the truth with the kids. I’m glad I didn’t have to step in like previous years 🤦🏽‍♀️⁣
My tote bag from @shopkindredtogether is my favorite though. I’m able to fit everything in there. A quick link to the shop is in my profile & you can use code APRILOCT to save 💰 ⁣
Wrap | @appleblossomwovens 
Bag | @shopkindredtogether ⁣
#appleblossomwovens #abwovens #shopkindredtogether #classroommom
  • We were so lucky to be able to check out the Flip & Spin for the Win bundle - thanks to @PowerYourFun. The bundle included Laser Launchers (which I can’t pry out of Tot’s hands), the Mini Cyclone Stunt Car, and Turbo Tops Gyro Cars - which you see pictured here. These are our favorite part of the bundle, the kiddos are constantly try to do tricks with them. ⁣
Thank you Kaliber Global Toys for this awesome gift! #sponsored #PowerYourFun #TurboTops @apexdropofficial
  • Yesterday was my birthday! I’m thirty-something (the something is silent 🤪) and it was a good day. A made it back from a 10 day trip just in time to celebrate. The kids were so excited to make mom’s day fun. ⁣⁣
My sister always grabs a red velvet bundt cake for me and I love it. It’s my favorite. My grandmother used to bake me a red velvet cake every year when I was younger and it’s important to me to have it. ⁣
Here’s to another revolution around the sun ☀️
  • I posted about the awesome @pjmasks PJ Masks Seeker about a month ago. I grabbed it at @target and kept it hidden until it was Tot’s birthday. He had already completely forgotten about it & it was a wonderful surprise to open on his day 🎂 He’s been playing with it nonstop and his sisters keep trying to get a turn. ⁣
Thank you to MomSelect for gifting us this toy. It’s the perfect toy for this @pjmasks obsessed family. #ad⁣
#JustPlayProducts #JustPlayToys #JustPlayAllDay #PJMasks #Target #SocialSpotters
  • My middle child. My wild child. He’s officially 5 years old and 1 day. I tried to make sure he had a fun filled day yesterday and now I’m exhausted. This year he decided he didn’t like cake and asked for donuts instead 🍩 ⁣
Happy birthday Tot 💕
  • We saved this Star Wars coding kit for Tot’s birthday and it was a hit! He was totally interested in putting it together and making things work. He’s my little tinker. ⁣
#ad - Thank you @teamkano for the gift!⁣
#CodeYourGalaxy, #StarWars, and #AnyoneCanMake @apexdropofficial
  • Pretending there are fall vibes with 90° weather 🍁🍂🎃⁣
We melted at the pumpkin patch this weekend. Now we are hiding from smoke and hoping our power doesn’t go out. ⁣
How’s your weekend treating you?
  • Prism Black went live today and I’m so excited for them to get their new homes. This kaleidoscope weave is so grippy and textured. It really locks those passes in tight. 🌈 💎⁣
Wrap | @appleblossomwovens⁣
#babywearing #toddlerwearing #abwovens #appleblossomwovens #prismblack #bayareababywearing #carrythem #wearallthebabies
  • Corn mazes are our favorite 🌽 We try to stop at one every year and grab some photos at the pumpkin patch. The kids love the corn pit. I love listening to them get along and discuss the corn maze map and answer the trivia so we know which way to go. Such a great adventure. ⁣
#sweaterweather #hellofall #pumpkinpatch #cornmaze #motherhoodthroughig #candidchildhood

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