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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. =)

 

Being a Kid Again! January 7, 2014

Filed under: Family — Kelocity @ 8:21 pm

I think my whole family was enjoying having a little one running around the house this year. One of the best parts of having kids is being able to relive your favorite childhood pastimes all over again!

Exhibit A: Play-Doh!
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Exhibit B: Blanket Forts!
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Exhibit C: Train Sets!
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My dad’s little train hobby has grown into a huge realistic layout!
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Adele’s favorite new word? Choo-Choo!!
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It’s fun to be a kid again!

 

It’s Christmas EEEEEVEEE! January 4, 2014

Filed under: Christmas,Family — Kelocity @ 4:58 am
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Christmas is a two-day event in my family. Christmas Eve is the big extended family celebration with a Photobooth, Lebanese Food, Christmas Carols, Mike’s Pastry and presents. It’s fun to have a new generation experience it all as well! She was pretty spoiled this year!
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Much to my dad’s excitement, Adele is obsessed with trains now! She calls them “Choo Choo’s”.
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The girls singing loud and proud. Now that I think about it, I think the guys got away without singing a song this year! 
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Poor dad… he had three girls and now a grand-daughter. He’s a pro at the Tea Party concept now.

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Boston Strong!
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Oh, haha, apparently Papa is pretty good at Tea Parties too!
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Grammie has a secret! Those girls love to giggle together!
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Haha, my mom and I had matching Loft skirts in different patterns. Total coincidence!
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Matchy, matchy Christmas shoes! IMG_3274

I love everything about Christmas, but mostly the time with family. =)

 

Baking with Grammie December 23, 2013

Filed under: Christmas,Family — Kelocity @ 2:24 pm
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I think “Baking with her Granddaughter” has been on Grammie’s bucket list since Adele was born. Today, we made that wish come true. I don’t know who had more fun.
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They started small, with some basic Pillsbury sugar cookies. Over the years, these two chefs plan to graduate to more complicated culinary adventures. But for today, it was all about Frosty and Santa.
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These cookies were made with love, let me tell you!
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Then we waited for our cookie masterpieces to come out of the oven.
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And like all great chefs, Adele found out that half of cooking is doing the dishes!
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I have to say, Adele’s Christmas Cookies are going to be the hit of Christmas Eve dinner! Get em’ while they’re hot!
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The Randoms from Vegas November 30, 2013

Filed under: Family,Las Vegas — Kelocity @ 4:26 am
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Had a few more pictures from our trip to Las Vegas I wanted to round up and share. Such a photogenic city!
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The only hotel I took Adele into was the Bellagio, so we could see the flowers.
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Smiley selfless waiting to see Grandma!
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Hanging out with Nini (Adele’s Great Grandmother) in our room!
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The view from our room. Beep Beep, cars!
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Bananagrams with Janie while the boys were having a drink at the Excalibur. (They did come back with Pina Coladas in hand for us when they returned through. Mmmm).
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I took Adele downstairs to the Planet Hollywood shops to take some pictures one day. But she wouldn’t walk on the floor. It was super shiny and reflective and I think she thought it was water or something. It was really funny.
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But I do love this background so we did it stroller-style.
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Another car nap!
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And lastly, some poolside photos with family!
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Had a wonderful time with Irving’s family. Thanks for a fun week. We love you!
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