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Walking with Dinosaurs September 4, 2014

Filed under: Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 10:40 pm
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Last night, we picked Adele up early from school, had peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with pickles in the car, and drove an hour and a half down to Anaheim to go Walking with Dinosaurs! Her only exposure to dinosaurs before this night was pretty much just from the cartoon Dinosaur Train (don’t watch the videos on youtube unless you want the song stuck in your head!) so we weren’t sure how she’d react to seeing them life-sized! We were hoping she wouldn’t be scared!
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Turns out we were worried for nothing, she LOOOOOVED them!! She sat in awe for the entire show. It was so cute to see her reactions and experience it through the eyes of a toddler.

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It was so cute to hear Adele narrate what was going on…Oh look, they’re kissing! A mama and a baby! They’re eating the leaves! Ah! There goes the mama one!

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The music, lights, dinosaurs and the show itself was all so impressive. It was actually very educational too. Learning for the win!

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We got to sit next to some of the engineers that control all of the animatronic dinosaurs and all the sound effects. It totally looked like they were playing video games the whole time, what a fun job!

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Adele is still talking about how BIG the dinosaurs were, she likes to imitate how the walk, it’s so cute! Guess it’s time to get some Dinosaur books out of the library!

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Confucius Says… August 2, 2014

Filed under: China — Kelocity @ 1:16 pm

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We were truthfully really impressed with how easy it was to navigate around China. So many signs were in English and we never really had trouble finding our way or ordering off menus. They updated a lot of it before the Beijing Olympics to make it tourist friendly.

Of course, as English travelers, we very much appreciated it, but some of them were just so funny we had to share.

Some of these signs below are even funnier when you say “Confucius says” right before them…

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Two Years June 8, 2014

Filed under: Baby,Birthday — Kelocity @ 9:26 am

 

Two Years Ago June 7, 2014

Filed under: Disney — Kelocity @ 10:00 pm
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Two years ago today I was sitting quietly in a hospital room anxiously waiting to meet Adele. At that point we didn’t know if the baby was a girl or a boy! Tomorrow marks Adele’s second birthday. It has been 730 days since she was born, and each one has been such a gift. Today we celebrated with a trip to Disneyland. It was such a fun, stress-free, amazing day. We all had a wonderful time, I love my family so much.
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Happy Birthday, Adele. Looking forward to another beautiful year with you.

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This was technically Adele’s 2nd trip to Disneyland! She came with me when I was 6 months pregnant too!

What a difference 2 years makes!
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An Epic Cross-Country Vacation May 28, 2014

Filed under: Baby,Travel — Kelocity @ 10:22 pm
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So by now, you’ve seen a few of our pictures from our trip to China. I wrote about why we left Adele for the two weeks while we gone. It wasn’t easy leaving our little one behind.
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You might be wondering where she was while we were away… Here’s a hint:

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Long story short, Adele had two plane rides, slept in four cities in three states. She was well taken care of by family on both sides. It was the great cross-country family tour of 2014 for her. And she did great. She had an epic vacation and was completely spoiled by everyone she visited. Here’s just a few of the 400+ photos she came back with.

First she flew from LA to Chicago with Aunty Laurie. The next day, she drove to Indianapolis to visit Aunties EJ and Sarah!
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A few days later, Grammie flew to Chicago and Adele drove back to Chicago and they stayed there for a few day!
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On Easter Sunday, Grammie flew from Chicago to Boston for the rest of the trip.
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This cracked me up! haha Adele’s hand-me-down become doll clothes!
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Adele’s cousin, Gizmo! haha
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Gardening with Grammie!
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Does your Grandma rollerblade? Adele’s does!
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Sweeping up the driveway!
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We are beyond grateful for everyone who helped us out taking care of Adele so we could getaway on our trip. We know we absolutely couldn’t have done it without the support of family and we love you all! xo

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So how did Adele get back home? Well after flying from Hong Kong –> Vancouver –> Los Angeles, I had one day to rest up at home and then the very next day, I got on a plane and flew to Boston. {Worst flight ever, by the way. Let’s just say I got sick a few times and swore I would never fly again.} When I landed, I was in tears because in 2 hours, I would be boarding another flight back to LA with Adele. I didn’t think I could do it. My mom and Mikaela bought me some medicine, gave me a pep talk and basically forced me to board the plane. HAHA I guess even when you’re 30 you still need your mom! Adele was very excited to see me though, her reaction was so super cute. I have it on video and I watch it over and over again. Love her!

Thank goodness, our flight home was easy, fast and sickness-free. We even scored an entire row to ourselves and Adele slept for most of it. Whew!

Jetlag was really tough for all of us. For about two weeks we weren’t sleeping. Even Adele was waking up at odd hours. But now we’re back on track again.  All worth it for the incredible vacation Irving and I shared, and the pretty awesome one Adele got to experience as well.

 

Reese Visits China Too! May 27, 2014

Filed under: China,Travel — Kelocity @ 4:56 am
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The Caterpillar wasn’t the only unpaid passenger in my purse while we visited China. Reese came along as well! Here are some of her pictures! Enjoy!

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Where’s the Caterpillar? May 26, 2014

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Irving plays a game with Adele where he throws the Caterpillar across the room and Adele has to find it. He asks her, “Where’s the Caterpillar?” and she gets excited when she finds it.

When we were packing up to leave for China, I said, “Don’t forget to pack your Caterpillar!” and Irving and I both looked at each other and decided we should pack it as a joke and take pictures with it for Adele.

Without further Ado… where’s the Caterpillar?
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