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California Science Center April 7, 2014

Filed under: Babies,California,Dining Out,Family,Happy,Los Angeles,Weekends — Kelocity @ 7:56 pm

Yesterday, we ventured down to the California Science Center to enjoy some time with Adele. We started the day with breakfast with our friends Melissa & Robb and their daughter Claudia! She and Adele have been friends since the womb! We did prenatal yoga together. It’s so cute to watch them play together.
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They kept each other on their best behavior and we all enjoyed a relaxing meal al fresco. Nothing better!
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After breakfast, we said goodbye and headed to the museum. We hoped Adele would nap in the car on the way there, but she sang the whole way down. Our plan B was to bring the Ergo and Stroller, walk around and then maybe she’d nap on one of us while we explored some more….but we were silly to think that, she was WAY too excited to sleep! I mean, there are fish!
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The kelp forest is awesome. Lots of fish and sharks! And even a tube you can walk through. Toddler approved!
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At one point, i just sat on the edge, with Adele in my lap, and we sat together talking about the colors of the fish, and the size of the sharks. And we watched the fish swim ‘up, up up’ and ‘down down down’. I enjoyed it so much. The Science Center is free and I foresee us spending lots of time with the fish in the future!
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I can’t get enough of pony tail silhouettes!
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We had to literally drag her away from the tank, she loved it! We also saw some Turtles, mice, lizards and birds! There were so many other exhibits to visit, but we will have to save those for another day. We didn’t want to overwhelm her, and she was already pushing her limits without a nap.

But we did sneak in a little ‘toddler’ town action first. Check this out, it’s a ‘sand box’ but instead of sand or rocks, it was made out of shredded rubber tires! If I ever have a backyard, I’m getting a truck load of this stuff, it was awesome! And I loved their additions of vegetables to go hunting for! So healthy and cute.
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We thought for sure she’d sleep in the car on the way home after all that stimulation! But alas, no dice. We waved the white flag and hung around the house for a couple of hours when we got home. Then we decided to squeeze in one last errand of the day and within 2 minutes of the drive… she was out. Yep. We’re officially ‘those parents’. The ones who swore we’d never resort to driving to get our child to sleep. We enjoyed a blissfully quiet ride and then i sat in the car for an hour checking email while Irving meandered around Costco. All in all… the perfect day full of friends, family… and finally, a nap. =)

 

Adele’s 2nd Halloween November 8, 2013

Filed under: Babies,Halloween — Kelocity @ 2:47 pm
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Adele was the most adorable soccer ball for Halloween this year. (Remember the sneak peek from a few months back?) It was too cute not to make it her official costume.
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The leg warmers are my favorite part!
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We had a two-week long celebration of Halloween this year. Starting with the Pumpkin Patch, then we had a pumpkin decorating party, a school party, a visit to a local ‘haunted’ house for kids (twice!), a party with her friends in the park… and of course Trick-or-Treating!

We had some friends over for pizza and then we headed out into the neighborhood. (PS, I spy Adele’s first face painting!)
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I’m loving these itty bitty pony tails lately!!! I sneak them in while she’s brushing her teeth.
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We suited up all the kids and packed up to head out into the neighborhood!
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I’m sure Adele didn’t really understand what it meant to ‘trick or treat’, but she sure loved getting out of the stroller to walk up to people’s houses!
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She was an expert trick-or-treater by the end. It was pitch black and we noticed she was being unusually quiet… and then we realized she had been poking around in her pumpkin and was happily munching on a tootsie pop. oh boy! You couldn’t claw that thing out of her hands if you tried!
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I wasn’t going to let her sample any of her candy this year, but someone (ahem–daddy) slipped her a kitkat bar and I think she just about died. This was her first time tasting real chocolate and she was SO excited. Irving asked for a bite and she very firmly said “NO!” and shoved it in her mouth. That’s mama’s girl, right there.
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We let her out a few more times because it was just so stinkin’ cute to watch. She proudly paraded up to the front of the line (yes, there are LINES here!) and held out her pumpkin.
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She surprised us with how brave she is. She wasn’t fazed by anything! She was pretty fascinated by this guy!
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Lots of lights, fog, kids, costumes and candy to look at! Adele probably thought this was the strangest evening walk she’s ever been on!
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On Saturday, we had a ‘Post Halloween’ party with some (uh, 26!) of Adele’s little friends! It was a potluck and it was a blast!

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The kids came in costume, stole cookies from the table and played with each other’s toys.

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The moms don’t even get to talk anymore because we’re all chasing after runaway toddlers!
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I somehow got Adele to sit long enough for ONE ‘official’ halloween picture.
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I had plans to put Mr. Pumpkin back into storage til next year, but it has become Adele’s new favorite accessory. She puts toys and food in it, throws it over her shoulder and goes “bye!” like she’s walking out the door to go shopping or something. Ok. Pumpkin can stay a little longer. But I draw the line at the day we get our Christmas tree (which I secretly hope is sooner rather than later!) Bring on the holidays!

 

Pillow Island August 18, 2013

Filed under: Babies — Kelocity @ 8:11 pm

Adele was on a nap strike last weekend. She took two long and impressive naps the Friday before, but come Saturday and Sunday, we were lucky to squeeze 40 minutes out of her….if that. So in a last ditch effort to get some quiet time in, I dragged pillows and stuffed animals from all over the house into the living room and we relaxed on the floor together.
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Irving came in and said, “Oh, are you having a sleepover in the pillow fort?” I corrected him by telling him it was actually Pillow Island. Get it right.

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I think Adele thought it was pretty cool. Wait til I show her how to make a real fort with blankets and kitchen chairs. I can’t wait.

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What’s Cookin’ Dad? August 17, 2013

Filed under: Babies — Kelocity @ 8:07 pm

Whenever Irving is outside grilling, Adele patiently waits for him to come back inside.
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And by ‘patiently’, I mean she bangs on the door and yells for him to come back inside.
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Now that she’s more vertical, I’m loving dresses on her lately! So cute!
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Scrub-A-Dub-Dub August 12, 2013

Filed under: Babies — Kelocity @ 4:33 am

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub… there’s an Adele in the Tub. Somehow, this became Adele’s favorite thing in the whole world. She crawls over to it and points at it until we put her in. Funny girl.
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Life at the Beach July 15, 2013

Filed under: Babies,Beach — Kelocity @ 9:05 am
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A couple of weeks ago, we headed to the beach with a few of Adele’s friends. This time, we chose the Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey. It’s a small beach in the bay, and there are virtually no waves and the water is shallow which allows for maximum splash time for the kids.
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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just kick back in our pink “sized for me” chairs, applesauce in hand, feet kicking in the sea breeze, surrounded by friends — and “all-you-can-eat” strawberries & watermelon? This kid has the life, let me tell you.
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Friends Forever January 11, 2013

Filed under: Babies,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:48 am

It was so fun getting these two together back in August when they were 5 months and 3 months respectively!

And now Hadley is almost 9 months old and Adele is 7 months! They look so grown up already!
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There’s nothing cuter than two girls sharing secrets!
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And now they even play together! Ahhh! So cute!
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Mama Katie and I had a blast comparing notes and watching those two interact. 
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Aunty Courtney came over to join in the fun too! So special.
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Can’t wait to see everyone again soon!!!! xo

 

 
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