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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.



The leg warmers are my favorite part!

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!)

I’m loving these itty bitty pony tails lately!!! I sneak them in while she’s brushing her teeth.

We suited up all the kids and packed up to head out into the neighborhood!

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!

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!

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.

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.

She surprised us with how brave she is. She wasn’t fazed by anything! She was pretty fascinated by this guy!

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!


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!


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


The moms don’t even get to talk anymore because we’re all chasing after runaway toddlers!
IMG_1798{this face!}

I somehow got Adele to sit long enough for ONE ‘official’ halloween picture.

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!


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.


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.


She Laughs, She Cries February 23, 2013

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 3:44 am

Adele’s in that stage now where object permanance is very important. She gets mad when you take things away from her now. It’s both funny and sad at the same time.


Crying in the Park September 22, 2012

Filed under: Babies,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 3:33 pm
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Last week, we enjoyed another beautiful day in the park with some of our new mama friends and their kids. Seven babies in all! It’s been so much fun meeting other new moms and introducing Adele to some new friends. It’s always a good time with lots of advice and stories swapping around.

Look at all the calm babies just quietly enjoying the nice summer breeze… oh wait…
Le Sigh.

Here is one of the few photos where Adele isn’t crying.

She’s lucky she’s cute.

Special thanks to Melissa for snapping some great shots of our family of three!

PS. how cute is this dress? My friends have good taste.
Thanks Linsay!


Friends with Kids September 15, 2012

Filed under: Babies,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:02 am
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One of my favorite parts of being a mom is having so many great friends who also have kids! I hope they all grow up together and become friends like us someday!

My friend Shelby has been such an amazing source of advice, encouragement and humor. She has two adorable kids of her own and I’m so thankful to rely on her experience to help me out! Her son, Sullivan, is only three months older than Adele. So cute!


These two are going to be fun together as they grow. I love it!IMG_6348

I love getting ‘a preview’ of what Adele will be like in three more months. It’s going to get fun!


Our friend Alison joined us for the morning too! Hi Alison!

One day, we organized a giant get-together in the park with all the kids. Best Idea Ever!

Lots of swings and slides for the older kids and plenty of shade for the little ones.

Among all my friends, we had TWELVE kids in the park! So much fun to chat, compare notes and watch them all play together.

Hi Erika and Sophie!! I missed those two!

Sarah and Brady came as well! And Brady’s cousins too! I love this cute moment between these two. HOW CUTE!

I was so tied up in all the cuteness all around that I didn’t realize Irving took Adele on her first tire swing ride!!! She loved it!


With twelve active kids running around, it was impossible to get everyone into a big group photo, but here’s most of us!

I am SO LUCKY to have such a great group of girls in my life. Makes me seriously miss the east coast.


Big difference from our day in the park a year ago! Hope to do this every summer!



New Friends! August 20, 2012

Filed under: Babies,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:50 am
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When I moved to LA eight years ago, it was so hard to make new friends. I found many great friendships through running, but everyone told me that once I had kids it would be easier to connect with more people. They were SO right! Through my baby classes, weekly yoga and mommy & me classes, I’ve met some amazing women. And Adele is making friends as well!

On Wednesday, we met up with four other mamas and babies in the park! It was so fun to get some fresh air and hold and feed our babies outside. We had fun chatting and watching each other’s babies smile, coo and look around.

I hope that all these little ladies stay friends as they grow up!

Hope to do it again soon!


Baby Skills February 24, 2012

Filed under: Babies,Baby,Family — Kelocity @ 8:00 pm
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This is a photo of me holding my baby sister, Laurie, when I was five years old…




….um, hopefully I can learn a few more skills before my own baby gets here!


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