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2013 Fall Festival of Love October 23, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Family,Friends — Kelocity @ 4:34 am
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It’s that time again! The Fall Festival of Love! Irving and I started this fun little fall tradition back in 2005!

A look back:
2005-2010 | 2011 | 2012

This year we carpooled with some friends and met up with a few more people there! Adele’s friend Claudia sat next to her in the car… and even brought toy remotes for them to play with. She thought that was awesome.

We checked out the animals for a while. The goats were a hit. We didn’t go into the petting zoo section, but that’s something I’d like to do with Adele soon!

Then we found the hay bale pyramid. I didn’t think they’d be too into it, but they wanted to climb to the top, so we indulged them.

Um… where did my baby go?

Up and down, up and down…

Even though it was a million degrees out, we headed to the pumpkin patch for some more photos.


That tongue!

Little miss independent over there!
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Can’t believe last year, she couldn’t even sit up without propping her up with pumpkins!

And this year, she’s walking around!

Miraculously, we got one great family photo! Not easy these days with a curious squirmy toddler!

Some more photos from the day!
Oh hey, new haircut!
And my absolute favorite photo from the day! Love this girl.

We came home with two cute sugar pumpkins and one mini baby pumpkin (half the size of the one she’s holding above). She’s been carrying the baby pumpkin around with her everywhere lately. It came with us in the car on the way to daycare this week. She’s a fan of fall too! Just like her mama!



Friends, Farms and Fun July 2, 2013

Filed under: Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 12:49 pm
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When I was back home, I reserved a full day to hang out with my friend Shelby and her adorable kids, Harper and Sullivan. I turn to Shelby weekly for advice on everything from sippy cups to bedtime routines. When we talk on the phone, we could go on and on for hours. The kind of friend anyone would be lucky to have. I miss her SO much! I got up at 6am to make the two-hour drive to her house so we could maximize the day together. Adele woke up just after we arrived and we all had a blast together!

We started our adventures at a local farm. Since it was a weekday, we had it all to ourselves too!

I think Adele was a little sleepy at first, so she enjoyed the animals from the luxury of her stroller.

But these two were so cute exploring together! They loved the bunnies!

Later, Adele decided to wake up enough to see the beautiful peacock!
So pretty!

The farm makes its own ice cream on the property and the kids were excited to introduce me to the best ice cream in the whole world!

It was SO hard to choose! But ultimate, this “Ice Cream Pizza Slice” won me over.


I’ll pause while you look at this picture. The ‘crust’ was cookie dough. Not a cookie…. cookie DOUGH. Then a layer of ice cream, then whipped cream… then Oreos and sprinkles. Yep. Just as amazing as it looks.

Is now a good time to tell you we had these ice cream treats at 10am? Ice cream for breakfast? That’s how we roll on warm summer mornings with friends we don’t see very often. We create memories (and sugar highs) one bite full of delicious ice cream at a time. IMG_8770

I hope these guys stay friends forever. I look forward to it as the years go on!


Harper got excited to see my cell phone so we had a little fun with the camera! Hi!
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We spent the next few hours playing dominos, chatting and chasing kids around the house. It was awesome. Wish we could do it every week. Love you guys so much! xo


I Hate the Easter Bunny April 1, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Friends — Kelocity @ 1:45 pm
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Happy Easter!!! Easter is slowly becoming one of my favorite holidays. I love the traditions, the start of spring, and the promise of a great year ahead. Of course I always miss my family on Easter, but we’re starting to form our own little traditions out here in LA and it’s becoming a special weekend to us.




Easter morning, Adele woke up and Irving played with her in her room for an hour or so before I got up. Then we were excited to show Adele what the Easter Bunny brought for her! She was pretty excited!


It’s funny how babies know new toys when they see them. She was fascinated by the eggs.
IMG_1020And then we showed her that there were Puffs inside the eggs and from that moment on, she knew the Easter Bunny was her BFF.

Because this lucky lady is going to Hawaii soon, the Easter Bunny brought her gifts in a new shiny teal pail! How did he know that Teal was mom’s favorite color too? That guy is smart.

So what did the EB put inside that pail?

An Easter Book, a new bath toy and some Wooden Toy Cars! I think they were all a hit! We spent a while playing with the new toys and opening as many eggs as we could.


And since it wouldn’t be easter without actually meeting the Easter Bunny himself, we decided to try again to go visit him on his farm! I was determined to get a picture with the bunny no matter what! So I invited some friends and we made the 40 minute drive to Underwood Family Farms to find that rabbit!

Note: Find friends that bring Bunny Ears on adventures. It’s worth it, trust me.

When we got to the farm, it was overcast, but we figured that was better than sun, so we didn’t think anything of it. We had a blast looking at all the fun animals on the farm.

Old Macdonald had a…. peacock?

And then it was time to go find the Easter Bunny! …… But it started raining. At first, a few drops, then a light drizzle. So we hunkered down under a tent for a little bit waiting for the skies to clear.

We waited an hour, chatting, feeding the babies, drinking coffee and hanging out.

When the rain let up, we looked outside and tried to run towards the bunny!

And then it started pouring again, so we retreated back to our tent. We kept peeking out seeing the miserable bunny sitting in the rain.

Then the skies would clear for a few minutes and we’d head back out again. This time, we knocked on the bunny’s door (literally… we knocked), hoping he’d come out so we could get our stupid picture and go home.
IMG_1066Did you know the Easter Bunny lives in a pink house in the middle of a field? Well he does.

Then some other little kids came over, and they knocked too… but the bunny didn’t come out. Can’t say I blame him really. But I was mad. Two attempts to visit the farm, we came |thisclose| to getting our dumb picture, and then we had to surrender. The 2013 Easter Bunny picture just wasn’t going to happen.
IMG_1060Adele was sad too, can’t you tell?

Maybe I’ll photoshop the bunny in to make myself feel better.
IMG_1066 copyUm, that doesn’t make me feel better… at all.

But all jokes aside, we had an awesome day with our friends. Definitely a day we will never forget. Those poor babies were soaked and hungry, and poor Lisa’s stroller will never be the same again after riding through a muddy farm. But we lived to talk about it and it was so much fun.

But the EB better watch his back, he may have escaped this imd, but Toddler Adele will seek justice next year, just you watch.

I can’t remember who bought this beautiful dress for Adele, but I LOVE it. Lace makes my heart melt. It’s size 12 months too! I can’t believe it! Happy First Easter, Adele!


Third Annual Fall Festival of Love! October 14, 2007

Filed under: Love — Kelocity @ 3:46 pm
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The Third Annual
"Kelley & Irving Fall Festival of Love"
October 14, 2007

For the third year in a row, we’ve been looking forward to this day all year long. And this year did not disappoint. We were originally going to go to a farm in Oak Glen, but then we found out they weren’t open on Sundays. So instead, we found Underwood Family Farms and decided to give it a try. The weather was perfect, the pumpkins were ripe, and we had a blast. Here’s some of the pictures. Enjoy!

First thing we did when we got there was eat. We wanted some real finger-licking good New England style county fair food…. we had burgers, fresh spiral potatoes, home-made donuts and fresh-squeezed lemonade (with a Red Vine for a straw…that’s a Twizzler to all you east-coasters).

And what better way to burn off all that greasy farm food than by getting lost in a corn maze for a half hour? We were thinking "it’s just a home-made corn field.. how hard can it be"? Let me tell you… it was so hard!! We were going in circles forever!

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Here’s me, stuck in the corn maze (still drinking my lemonade!)

Finally, with the help of some boyscouts and kids who are smarter than we are, we made it to the top! Check out the view! Look how impossible that maze is! It was HUGE!
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A section of the pumpkin patch.
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The Harvest Festival (with the tractor parade in the front..more on that below!)
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Then, it was off to take some pictures and find the perfect pumpkin!
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((We interrupt the viewing of this photoshoot to introduce you to……The Cow Train.))
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Ok, back to the photoshoot:
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A little fuzzy, but at least the tractor was in focus!
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Irving, did you fall asleep in the pumpkin patch?
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We picked fresh vegetables, right off the vine. There’s nothing like tomatoes and peppers straight from the garden!
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And when we got home… we cut up the veggies, and we baked them into fresh veggie pizzas. MMMmmm!! Look at how many veggies were on that thing!
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Tasty! And full of vitamins. haha
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Who’s hungry?


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