Tag: kids

Spring!

Spring is here! I was so eager about it I spent all day yesterday thinking that it was the 21st and posting about it being the first day of Spring. Oopsy. Anyways – I am so excited for a new season! I don’t love rain, like I enjoy the first day or two of it, but I grew up in Southern California and I’m 100% a sunshine girl. There’s something so sweet about new seasons, especially Spring, full of new life and the end of the cold. I am excited for what this next season will hold. Our lemon tree is currently dripping rain, but trying to just look past that and be anticipatory for more days like this šŸ˜‰
Happy Spring!
baci baci,
Jac



Kidspace

Ok, I am so not used to LA having a winter, we haven’t had one in like 5 years, and I’m out of practice. On the one hand it’s fun to bundle up, on the other hand, Ā in 10 years I haven’t gone a year without being at the beach in a swimsuit in February, and you can’t really beat that. BUT this past week, it felt like spring!!! We are loving it! Hudson has played in the backyard for hours each day, we get to leave our windows open without getting super cold (I know I’m totally spoiled and a whimp when it comes to the “cold”), and we get to start revisiting our favorite outdoor spots. Hudson has been asking to go to Kidspace for weeks, and we finally got to go! It is our favorite kids museum in LA. It’s right in Pasadena next to the Rose Bowl, and you could easily spend the entire day there. They have indoor and outdoor play/explore areas and our favorite part in the summer is the river where kids can walk up and down the rocks and play with buckets and there’s a little waterfall, it is AMAZING! PS … I’m dying over their little faces in these pictures. Ah, I love them.

Happy Monday!
Jac

juice juice juice

Hudson and I have both had some health stuff going on, so we’ve been trying eliminating a few things and adding a few things to see how that helps. With that we’ve been juicing a bunch and it’s become this little activity that Hudson loves doing together. Sofia naps, we juice, it’s so good. Finding special things for him and I to do just the two of us has been so important in transitioning to him not having all of my attention. Our favoriteĀ juice is: apples, oranges, beets, cucumber, ginger, pineapple, and a little lime – it’s amazing. *tip* we always like to strain our juice to get a less grainy texture.
Happy juicing!
Baci Baci – Jac

 

Cupcake date

I can’t believe I’m so behind on getting this post up. A week or two ago we took an afternoon to just get out and walk around one of our favorite places. The Americana is this great outdoor mall with the best atmosphere, and we love it there. Sofia slept through the entire outing which let Hudson get some more one-on-one time, which I love. He adores his sister, no doubt, but getting our undivided attention fills his little heart up so much. We got Sprinkles which is clearly a win, I love the excitement on his face in these pictures, he’s so expressive and I love the moments we’re able to capture it.

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Balboa Strawberry Festival

On Saturday we found out that there was a strawberry festival just twenty minutes away on Sunday, I mean … a festival for strawberries … yes please. So after church we headed up, and when we got there it was kind of like a farmers market but with lots of fun strawberry treats and fun games for kids. We had the most amazing fish tacos with strawberry salsa, chocolate covered strawberries, and there was this crazy chili, pineapple, strawberry drink everyone was raving about. Hudson loved cranking the water toys and driving “his fire Jeep” – he’s obsessed with Jeeps, like father like son. He’s the most passionate kid I’ve ever met, I love watching him enjoy things the way he does. It was a great way to spend our afternoon! Have a greatĀ weekend!! xo, Jac IMG_7882

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sunnies |Ā dress | shoes Hudson’s shirt | shortsĀ | sandals Sofia’s dress | hair flower

 

LA Zoo

We have been really trying to take advantage of all that this beautiful city has to offer. We haven’t had a zoo pass for about a year, and when I was in Texas Jake took Hudson and renewed it. I’m not sure who enjoys it more, but I have no doubt we’ll be spending a lot of time there this summer! Jake was able to get some amazing shots of the lions, and according to the lion keeperĀ getting shots of them showing affection is really rare, so that was fun. Hudson still hasn’t stopped talking about all the animals! SofiaĀ did great on her first zoo trip! Clearly she slept through it all.
Happy Wednesday!

xo,
Jac

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Ā MineĀ sunnies | pants | similar topĀ | shoes
Hudson’s shoes | shorts | shirt
Sofia’s shirt | shorts | bow was a gift and I have no idea where it’s from šŸ™ so sorry
strollerĀ |Ā wrap

Echo Park Boats

We have been soaking up all the newborn love for the past month or so. Getting back in to a normal routine seems to be a lot easier this time around. There are so many factors that play in to this, but I’m just super thankful for it!

Last week we had an hour of one on one time with Hudson at the Echo Park Boats. He is doing so amazingly as a big brother! He adores “his Sofia,” He walks around telling everyone, “this is my Sofia.” Don’t get me wrong, there’s been some adjustment, but he just adores his baby sister. Anyways, an hour or so to himself with uninterrupted mommy and daddy time was so good!

If you live here or find yourself in LA a visit to the boatsĀ at Echo Park Lake isĀ an absolute MUST! The staff is so friendly, and it’s a great hour to spend in the middle of the city! For all the details about riding the boats, visit here.
We LOVE living in LA, and are so excited to start sharing more of our favorite places, like this, with you!

Happy Wednesday!
xo,
Jac

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Descanso Gardens

Saturday LA had it’s free-for-all museum day. 30+ museums opened up for the public to come and enjoy their space at no charge. We’ve been wanting to check out Descanso Gardens, and had a really fun couple of hours roaming around. It would be a great place to pack a picnic, and I imagine it’s gorgeous in the spring when everything’s in bloom! Lately, Hudson is happy anywhere he can run and find sticks, so this place was his own personal oasis. Hope your weekends were relaxed and your weeks are getting off to a great start!

xo,
Jac

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