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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,  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

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 great weekend!! xo, Jac IMG_7882

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sunniesdress | shoes Hudson’s shirt | shorts | 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 keeper getting shots of them showing affection is really rare, so that was fun. Hudson still hasn’t stopped talking about all the animals! Sofia did great on her first zoo trip! Clearly she slept through it all.
Happy Wednesday!

xo,
Jac

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 Mine sunnies | pants | similar top | shoes
Hudson’s shoes | shorts | shirt
Sofia’s shirt | shorts | bow was a gift and I have no idea where it’s from 🙁 so sorry
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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 boats at Echo Park Lake is 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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Manhattan Beach

We had such a sweet weekend! So full, and so sweet. We got to celebrate one of Hudson’s best bud’s birthday, and then spent the rest of the weekend celebrating one of my best friend’s engagement! Watching my friend find her person, has been a true blessing, and her fiancé flying them out to LA for the weekend to celebrate was more than I could have hoped for her.

Sunday morning Jake got to shoot some amazing engagement photo for them, and we spent the rest of our afternoon walking around the beach, soaking up some sun, and drinking milkshakes (Hudson’s favorite part)!

This little baby is 27 weeks and I am trying to soak up the next three months of him or her growing inside me. Hudson let me wear him in the Ergo for the first time in a long time, and it was just so sweet to carry both my babes around soaking up this crazy warm winter. It honestly got so warm that we were all taking off our jackets, oh LA. Hope your weeks are going well!

xo,
Jac

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An Afternoon at The Park

Some good friends recommended this amazing park that overlooks the whole city. We took the afternoon this weekend, had a picnic, and took some pictures. Typically After the holidays I feel like there’s a little lull, but not this year; things seem to be as busy as ever! So we enjoyed taking some time to slow down and be still-er. Hudson was obsessed with this park, and “cooking” with his sticks. It has undoubtedly become one of our new favorite places. I am so in love with these jeans and this sweater from PinkBlush Maternity! Being pregnant in the winter is SO different from being pregnant through the summer like I was with Hudson. I am constantly on the hunt for good maternity jeans, and these do not disappoint! I’m giving away a $50 gift card to their amazing store on my Instagram, so head on over there for details on how to enter. xoxo, Jac

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