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Hollywood Honeymoon October 29, 2013

My sister (and new brother, Chris) honeymooned in California after their wedding. They had an AMAZING time up in Napa and Sonoma. Their pictures were so fun and they had such a great time up there. Then they continued their California adventure down in LA and San Diego. One night, we got a babysitter and went with them to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. It was SO fun.

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We dined at Saddle Ranch beforehand and ended our meal with their infamous cotton candy.
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We stayed out at Universal until 2am! (I haven’t seen that time on the clock in about 14 months. HAHA ) I was all nervous about the time, thinking Adele would be up at 6:30a (she was sleeping in our closet so Mikaela and Chris could sleep in her room– don’t worry, it’s a big closet). But she decided to sleep in til 9:30am!! WHATT?? We were so excited, we decided to reward her for her amazing sleeping talents by visiting Hollywood & Highland.
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I feel like Hollywood gets stranger and stranger every time we visit, but it was fun.
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And of course, we had to make a visit to the Hollywood sign. Mikaela wore her veil! Love it!!!
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Yep. Jumping with babies. Totally safe.
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And a jump with dad too:
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After all the jumping, we needed some fuel… in the form of Sprinkles Ice Cream! <— I only link to important things on my blog.
1235113_10152010860708804_893607500_nCan you see Chris’s cone? That’s what he ordered. That’s smaller than a sample bite! Are you kidding? Clearly he doesn’t know what he’s missing!

I have no pictures of what I ordered, but let me paint that delicious picture for you…. Red Velvet ice cream sandwiched between two CUPCAKE tops (Red Velvet and Vanilla)!! Are you kidding me?! A cupcake ice cream sandwich! It was as amazing as it sounds, I promise. It kind of looked like this:
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The only thing that would have made this better was if there was ICING on the cupcake tops…. Cupcakes are vehicles for icing… if anything, Sprinkles should know this. Oh well.

No one shared with Adele, so she got bored and fell asleep. Usually it’s “Snooze, you Lose”… but in this case, it’s “Lose, you snooze”.
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The original plan was to say Bon Voyage to the newlyweds as they took the Amtrak train down to San Diego for the last few days of their trip… but before they were slated to leave, we found out the train was shutdown due to track construction and they were offering a bus as an alternative… that didn’t sound remotely romantic to me, so we volunteered to drive them down to SD in our awesome minivan. Minivan>Bus.

I brought a map and looked for a beach to pull off into so Chris could touch the Pacific ocean for the first time. We randomly picked one in San Clemente and pulled into a parking lot. And wouldn’t you know… that was the EXACT location of the train track construction!!! Out of the miles and miles of track, we stumbled upon the road block. It was quite ironic.
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To get to the water, we had to hike down a hill, traverse along a cliff, climb over a ledge, cross the train tracks, and jump down a sand dune…. and Irving did all of that holding a carseat with a sleeping baby in it. #DadOfTheYear
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It was worth it for the amazing sunset we caught while we were there. We got some great shots. Here’s some of my favorites!
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We had a great time hanging out with the honeymooners for a few extra hours. We topped off our exciting day with dinner in Old Town, San Diego before dropping them off at their hotel. We were so excited to be part of their honeymoon adventure. Hope you guys come back and visit soon!! XOXO

 

Hike to the Hollywood Sign May 4, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Hiking,Hollywood Events,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 4:06 am

Last week, the weather was perfect (as always in LA, right?!) and I was dying to get outside for a fun hike with Adele. My friend Melissa and I packed up our girls and set out to climb to the top of the hollywood sign.

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I love this one of the two girls telling secrets. =)
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It was pretty warm, but the girls were slathered in sunscreen, covered in hats and sipping water along the way. They LOVED it. Both of them were babbling the whole time. They especially loved watching the horses come down the trail.
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Adele may be an LA baby, but she still loves nature. Even if you can’t tell from this picture. haha

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We may or may not have gotten lost and missed TWO turns in the trail, but eventually, we made it to the top of Mt. Lee (also known as the Hollywood Sign!) We were above the sign looking down at the iconic letters. Sometimes I can’t believe that we live here. The city of dreams down below there!
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The walk back down was fun and Adele snoozed for a while til we got back to our cars. Nothing like a sleeping baby while getting some exercise and catching up with a friend!
IMG_5584And yes, I wore my Boston Marathon hat in support of my hometown!

It was Melissa’s birthday(!!) so we finished our day with some pizza and a playdate back at my house. These two have a blast together.
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And they have matching pants, so that pretty much makes them inseparable.
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So thankful for the wonderful friends I’ve made since having Adele. What an awesome day, thanks Melissa!!

PS, All of the hiking pictures are courtesy of Melissa too! 

 

 

Tiny Tot Tuesday: Wreck It Ralph November 11, 2012

Filed under: Hollywood Events,Movies — Kelocity @ 8:10 am
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Disney’s El Capitan Theater in Hollywood has always been a favorite of ours. The theater itself is gorgeous and it’s a nice throwback to the glory-days of cinema. Ticket prices may be a little bit more expensive than a regular theater, but your ticket also includes a live show before each movie that is usually top-notch. And who doesn’t like to see Disney movies (new and old) on the big screen? We’re so lucky to have this in our backyard!
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Last week, we were invited to experience the El Capitan’s newest  event: Tiny Tot Tuesday! Though we know Adele is a bit too young to really enjoy a movie (and technically, she’s not supposed to be really watching tv anyways), we couldn’t pass up this opportunity.  During ‘Tiny Tot Tuesday’ screenings, parents and small children can enjoy the movie in a Tiny Tot-friendly way––complete with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

The movie was Disney’s newest release: Wreck-It Ralph in 3D.

“From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.” For more information, visit Disney.com/wreck-it-ralph, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/WreckItRalph .

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To see what all the fun is about watch a You Tube clip here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qge0duS80Uw

Irving and Adele went together for a daddy-and-me-date and they had a blast!
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Irving said the stage show beforehand was really great. Adele dozed on and off throughout the show, but she had fun listening and enjoying the whole movie experience. I am looking forward to bringing her to many shows at the El Capitan as she gets bigger!

 

Baby’s First Rock Concert May 5, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Hollywood Events — Kelocity @ 8:14 am
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I’ve been dying to see Coldplay live for SO long! They are one of my favorite bands and I didn’t want to miss them this time around! Tickets went on sale months ago and I pretty much just told Irving we were going no matter what. He reminded me that I’d be almost 9 months pregnant, but we decided to go for it anyways. Baby loves good music.
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The show was at the Hollywood Bowl and for some reason we got there 2.5 hours before the show started. I should know better that shows never start at the time on the ticket. We clearly don’t go to enough concerts.

Everyone in the audience was given one of these funky 80s bracelets and were so excited to see what they were for.
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Turns out they were actually part of the show. They all lit up different colors to the beat of the music they were playing. It was so cool to see thousands of them blinking in rhythm at the same time.

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We loved the show, they had tons of energy and the lasers, lights and wristbands were really fun.
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But we were surprised that all those wristbands went to waste after. They didn’t recycle them or have collection bins. Kind of a bummer.Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl (5)

I think the baby liked the show, I could feel him/her dancing around in there.
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Now we’re more excited than ever to play this CD over and over when the baby gets here! YES!
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All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! April 26, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Family,Hollywood Events,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 12:33 pm
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Picture from the Warner Brothers Studio Tour two weeks ago! Looks like baby wanted to ride the Hogwarts Express!

 

 
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