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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…

Welcome!

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…

Nikki

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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  • Bring me back to Christmas Day dinner 🍴 I wish I could have some lobster tails 🦞 almost every day. This was such an awesome meal. ⁣
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  • The rain is gone! It’s so sunny ☀️ And it’s supposed to be in the high 60s for about a week - so excited 🎉⁣
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The older kids got electric scooters for Christmas🎄 but haven’t been able to take them out because of the rain. Now we are going out multiple times a day. It’s good exercise. No major injuries, yet. ⁣
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