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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…

A Day Away

Monday was insanely hot. There has been a heatwave going on and it jumped up almost twenty degrees warmer than it has been. The kids were quite unhappy and it was just time to go. So we headed towards the coast. I figured it would be cooler there. It was freezing. Almost 40 degrees cooler, but the kids got a nice nap on the way and everyone was in a better mood.    We stopped at a produce stand. These are my favorite. If I could get all my produce from these stands or farmers markets, I would. We picked…

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Hi all! Welcome to April & October, my new personal blog. I’ve decided it was time to change my blog’s name. I felt like it didn’t really fit and I love this name. So many things have changed since my last blog and I felt like it didn’t work as well. So for those that don’t know me, I’m Nikki! I’m the one behind the blog. I am a twenty eight year old, biracial mama, that grew up in the Caribbean. I’m currently a stay at home mama to Birdie, who is my 4 year old diva and tot, who…

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I'm Nikki. Work at home mama that loves to eat & travel. I am totally obsessed with my children, crafts, and baby wearing. April & October is a life blog about my family's adventures. Read More

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  • This wrap is so beautiful. ⁣
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I received Dreamer with a cotton/hemp weft yesterday. This weft is hand dyed by Echo over at @chicibeanz for the collaboration with @appleblossomwovens. ⁣
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The pooling of the hand dyed yarn really makes it looked striped almost. It almost looks like a totally different wrap compared to the black linen weft I’ve been using. ⁣
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  • I got surprised with a trip to @Disneyland for Valentine’s Day. It’s so crowded because of the long weekend. There’s even lines for the bathrooms - every bathroom. We haven’t gone on many rides, but we’ve checked out more shows than before and looked around for hidden mickeys. The weather has been perfect too. ⁣
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I hope you’re on some adventures this long weekend. What are you up to?⁣
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  • We rarely get to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. I hate tolls and I also hate driving over bridges, but this was too much fun to not. ⁣
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The kids fell asleep right before we even made it, but I was going to go for it. I’m glad we made a trip out of it, even though the car ended up breaking down. Nobody stopped to help. The few people I did get to ask refused to help 🤷🏽‍♀️⁣
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At least we got to check it out. 🌉
  • Dreamer is a dream. This wrap is gorgeous. I loved being able to test it all weekend in the city. ⁣
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Wrap: @appleblossomwovens Dreamer ⁣
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  • We got to take photos of @bijoubabywearing Windmills Strawberry! It’s such a great pink, perfect for Valentine’s Day and every other day of the week. It’s merc cotton and extremely supportive. Dumpling is a huge fan of the pink 💕⁣
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  • Happy Black History Month!⁣⁣
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How are you celebrating? ⁣⁣
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Wrap: @wrapsodybaby ⁣⁣
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  • I’ve been looking for any copies of my maternity photos with Dumpling since I suck and I can’t find my copies. @bijoubabywearing was able to find some of me wrapping Tot in Baskerville Boardwalk and I couldn’t be happier. I love the bubbles in this one. @paintingskies did such a great job with this shoot. My family had so much fun with her. ⁣
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#babywearing #toddlerwearing #pregnant #maternity #bijouwear #bijoubabywearing #baskervilleboardwalk #carrythem #wearallthebabies
  • When your friend @koalacuddlesbabywearing  needs shots for upcoming educational material for @happybaby and you drop what you’re doing at @disneyland to check out their onbuhimos 😂💕⁣
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This Marigold onbuhimo was easy to get in the shoulder to shoulder height and pretty comfortable. I might need to snag one. ⁣
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  • When we’re having a not-so-good day, we get in our comfy clothes and wrap, and walk around our favorite store @target.⁣
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Wrap | @emmelinetextiles⁣
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