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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bate's Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2019

Making new memories at our annual visit to the Bates pumpkin patch. This year, it was even more of a circus! More bounce houses, more vendors, more expensive ($80 for a Family Fun Day package). After snapping some photos in the Big Mac patch, we went through the straw maze, enjoyed a hayride and the boys enjoyed the super slide. Personally, it's getting a little too crowded for me. I'm considering breaking with tradition next year but until then, enjoy these pics! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ponies and Longhorns and Piggies Oh My!

Looking for some hands on animal fun in San Diego? Head down to Ponyland where they have a variety of animals you can ride and interact with. Parker along the main road and head in for some animal fun! There are ponies (obviously), a longhorn we couldn't stop staring at, lots of goats, alpacas, pigs, and tortoises. All the animals were very friendly, especially the baby goats. We went on a weekend and there were maybe 5 other families there with small childen. The website says there is a 15 min limit for the petting zoo but we were there longer than that and no one tried to rush us out. I hope you go check out this fun spot that is just minutes from downtown San Diego. Please report back if you do! 

2606 Hollister Street
San Diego, CA 92154

[So much fun!]

[$5 for three laps on the pony track]

[We were too scared to pet this alpaca]

[Goat trying to eat Parker's clothes]

[Parker: Maybe dad won't notice if we take this one home.]

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Harrison's 1/2 Birthday

Harrison has transformed from a blob baby to a real baby. He sits! He grabs! He eats snacks! He "talks"! It's insane. Sometimes I still can't believe that we opted to do this whole baby thing all over again but I am soooo glad we did. Happy half birthday, baby boy. You make all the sleepless nights, sore boobs, and crazy postpartum hair worth it. We love you so much! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Baby on Board: Parker's First Time Snowboarding

We just returned from our annual Friends Big Bear trip. The weekend was filled with snow play, laughter, video games and big shared meals. On this trip, Parker went snowboarding for the first time with Tuan while I stayed back at the cabin with baby Harrison. Since I wasn't there first hand, the rest of this post is what was relayed to me by Tuan.

Outfit/gear details

Snow clothes: Cat & Jack from last year
Goggles: Smith
Snowboard and boots: rented from Big Bear Boards

At first little man was hyped to go up the mountain and board with his tiny friends. Look how cute they are with their boards!

He had a little spill and "almost fell off the mountain" after getting off the lift. After crying and asking for mommy, he got back up on his board and did fantastic. Isn't is crazy how fast kids can pick things up? Check out the video below. The guy falling all over the place in the background? That would have been me. 

I absolutely suck at snowboarding so I'm glad I had a reason to stay back at the cabin to hang with baby H and take selfies with the cute snowman the kids made. After a couple of hours of boarding, the kids returned to the cabin to an epic snowball fight and then hours and hours of video games.