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Memorial Day Weekend Recap May 29, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Beach — Kelocity @ 10:27 pm
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What a crazy busy weekend we had around here this week! I’m a big fan of “making lemonade” out of my “time off lemons”. I squeeze those lemons so tight to get every last drop of juice out. Ok, enough analogies… here’s my weekend recap.

FRIDAY
-Picked Adele up early, headed to an indoor playground where she played with ride on toys and practiced walking.

-Adele took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon (and I slept for 1.5 hours too!) Wonderful!

-Went for an evening walk in the neighborhood

SATURDAY
-Adele work up at 7:30a… and then went back down for a 2 hour nap from 9a-11a! Irving and I enjoyed the morning catching up.

-Adele’s first Swimming Lesson!!
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We practiced kicking our legs!
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Swim, swim, swim!
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-Picked up Adele’s friend and had an afternoon playdate!
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-Practiced Sharing Toys
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SUNDAY
-Got up early and went grocery shopping while Irving and Adele slept in (went to FOUR grocery stores looking for a pink cupcake… more on that below).
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-Went to JC Penney to take family pictures and Adele’s 1st Birthday photos! Thus the reason we needed a cupcake! Adele’s first intentional taste of sugar. Spoiler alert: she LOVED it.
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This is a teaser picture! More from the photoshoot coming this weekend!

-Lunch at Red Robin (Adele is literally bouncing out of the high chair from the sugar high). We eat quick and hightail it back to the car! And then Irving and I eat the rest of her cupcake in the car! BAHAHA.

-Sugar Crash… Adele sleeps for 2 hours in the car. We take advantage and drive to Toys R Us to look for birthday presents for our baby girl.

-Join some friends for the Valley Greek Festival. We enjoy amazing food and a fun afternoon. (You guys, the food!! I can’t even explain how amazing it was).

MONDAY
-Morning walk that landed us at a restaurant for breakfast. Adele tries to eat straws and throw spoons on the floor. I apologize to anyone I ever laughed at when they told me to “enjoy pleasant meals while the baby is still little”. I get it now. ha!

-Baby playdate at the beach! We had an amazing group. Seven babies in all! We were at the beach for 5.5 hours! Everyone had a blast. The weather was perfect, the waves were beckoning little baby piggies to touch them, and watermelon was consumed along with handfuls of sand. It was pretty epic.
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I tortured her by seeing if she’d stand in the sand. She wasn’t having it. haha
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My beach baby slept the whole way back home, had a quick bath and was in bed by 7pm. What an incredibly fulfilling and fun weekend with my girl. Long weekends rule!

 

Cool by the Pool May 17, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Hawaii,Swimming — Kelocity @ 3:26 pm
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One more Poolside Photo Recap post for ya! Just a collection of some photos from the week.

First up… pictures from the Golf Clubhouse where we met daddy for lunch one day! He had a golf PR (is that a thing?) that morning! Best round he’s ever played!

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We found a patch of grass and set up shop one afternoon. Irving and I took turns on baby duty while the other one read magazines and books. Heaven. Adele just played with a shovel. ha!

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This picture is so funny because Adele is TERRIFIED of grass. She won’t go near it unless she absolutely has to. She kept peeking under the towel to check to see if it was still there. Spoiler Alert: it was!

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Of course, when it was my turn to read, I couldn’t peel my eyes away from these two.

 

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I spy Daddy and Adele!

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Don’t worry, I had Adele safely on land when Irving did a little waterfall dive here!

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Another snack! Each one of these little puffs is 1/3 calorie! I don’t really mind if she has a handful here or there. They’re more of a distraction than anything else really.

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Awe, daddy loves!

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So apparently there are goats on the resort property? Kind of random, no?

 

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Under the Sea

Filed under: Baby,Hawaii,Swimming — Kelocity @ 11:16 am
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Are you guys sick of Hawaii pictures yet? Few more posts and I’m done, sorry!

Adele looks too cute in her bathing suit, so I have to just do a photo dump again to share all these pictures! These were taken in our hotel pool (which was salt water instead of chorine! So nice!) Enjoy!

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Love this one! Waterfall kisses!IMG_1784
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Swim break for Baby Puffs!
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One afternoon, Irving went golfing and I took Adele swimming solo. She is a fun swim buddy.
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These stayed on for 1.2 seconds. Oh well, still cute!

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Irving participated in the Water Slide Relay race (believe it or not, there were more adults than kids playing!) He won a prize too! Red Vines and a plush soccer ball for Adele!

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PS… Twizzles > Red Vines in my book. Am I right?!

 

Pool Floaties May 7, 2013

Filed under: Hawaii,Swimming — Kelocity @ 4:50 am
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On Saturday, we checked into our hotel and Adele took a nap and then we headed straight to the pool! But you can’t take an 11-month old swimming without an inflatable tube, can you? Daddy to the rescue! Adele was pretty excited at the idea.
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SWIMMING!
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The pools are salt-water and the water was so refreshing. Don’t let Adele fool you, though the air was cooler that day, the water was warm.
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We think she was still a little jetlagged that first day, she wasn’t too impressed by much that afternoon. It’s a lot to take in for a little kid!
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This towel hoodie was Irving’s when he was a kid! 
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That night, we baked a pizza in our room and called it an early night. Adele hit the sack at 6:30p (and slept for 12 hours + 3 more in the morning! For those who are counting, that’s 15 HOURS with a short milk break in between!) Hawaiian air tuckered her out I think!

Irving and I picked up a movie (Silver Lining Playbook– Loved it!) and were asleep ourselves by 8:15pm. I could get used to this!

Sunday morning, while Adele was sleeping the morning away, we enjoyed coffee, bagels and mimosas on the patio outside.
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We were up at 6a so we had three hours to soak in the Hawaiian morning sans baby. I dove into a book for the first time in months.
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Once sleepyhead did decide to wake, she had a fruit and yogurt breakfast with us.
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And then it was time to hit the pool again! She was much more awake this time and she loved it! She was ready to take on the waves.
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The kiddie pool is 1ft. deep and has a pebble beach (instead of sand). This is a mother’s dream. No sand = no mess. Awesome. 
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We let her play with some beach toys for a while.
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And then we brought out the pool floatie! She was a fan.
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They won’t let you take pool floaties in the big kid area because there are waterfall ledges and waterslide shoots that could be dangerous, so we took her for a walk down the lazy river instead.
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Haha she makes the funniest faces now, but this one shows off her four big teeth in the front! She’s working on getting two more, they started coming in a few weeks ago, but they seem to be taking a while for some reason.
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After our swim, we spent the morning at the Hilton Waikaloa resort!

To be continued!

 

The Three Tube Dive September 12, 2012

Filed under: Happy — Kelocity @ 5:55 am
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Going…..

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Going….
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Gone!

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Chris mastered the three tube dive. Pretty impressive.

 

Water Logged September 9, 2012

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 4:08 am
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It’s been so hot here this week!! Good thing we have family with pools! We headed over to Aunty Carol’s for some swimming one day.
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But first, some pictures with Adele!
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Adele is so stinking cute in her bathing suit.
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She wasn’t so sure about this pool business, so daddy showed her how fun it could be!
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Ok, she’s convinced! Let’s go swimming!
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She LOVED it. She kicks and smiles and is just so content in the water. I can’t wait to start swimming lessons, but I think I should wait a few more months. Thoughts?
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Man, I wish I could bottle these summer days up and open them one by one all winter long.
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Why doesn’t Los Angeles know how to make a good New England Turkey Sub??? AMAZING.
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Back to swimming! Grammie taught swimming lessons for years when we were little. She was excited to get in the pool with a little one again!
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Dip Those Piggies in the Lake! August 30, 2012

Filed under: Baby,New Hampshire — Kelocity @ 3:41 am
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On Sunday, Irving, Adele, my grandfather and I drove up to the Lake! I had been looking forward to this for SO long! I grew up spending summers up there. And it’s the same lake we got married at.
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Adele got to wear her first bathing suit!! Swoon!
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She loved sitting near the waters edge. I think the waves were like white noise to her. She was so content watching them.
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Daddy jumped into the lake right away.
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And we watched him from the shore.
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And then it was time to dip those piggies in the water!!

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We thought she’d hate it, but she LOOOVED it!! We kept inching her further and further in until she was up to her neck! She was kicking and smiling. I officially have a water baby!! YAY!!

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Looks like I should start looking into swimming lessons!
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After all that excitement, she took a nice nap with dad. What a gorgeous morning.
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