Sunday, January 27, 2019

Disneyland - Big Hero 6, Big Hero Alli!

Today is a day of celebration! Alli hit a big milestone today, but we'll get to that in a bit.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Meeting the Little Mermaid at the El Capitan Theater

Happy Friday! Today we've got a special treat planned! We're headed to Hollywood to the El Capitan Theater to watch The Little Mermaid!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

2019 Lunar Eclipse

It's time for another Eclipse! We're kind of on a space kick right now with our visit to the Observatory yesterday.
The Solar Eclipse back in 2017 was absolutely amazing. I was really glad we made such an effort to go see it. 
This year, there is a complete Lunar Eclipse and we can see it right from our porch!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Griffith Observatory

After spending a fun morning at the Los Angeles Zoo, since we're in the area, one of the places we've really been wanting to take Ian is the Griffith Observatory. This boy loves his planets and all things space. I know they both had a lot of fun at the zoo, but I suspect they'll like the Observatory even more.

Spending the morning at the Los Angeles Zoo

It's the weekend and we're going to Disneyla... Wait! What's this? Someplace new?
That's right. We're visiting a different part of LA today. To start, let's check out the Los Angeles Zoo!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Carrot Cake Hershey's Kisses

We're on a roll with new treats to sample. Today a friend dropped off a surprise for me. It's Carrot Cake Hershey Kisses! Could they possibly be as good as the Carrot Cake Oreos? We'll see.
Dinner was spaghetti so that's why the kids both have orange mouths.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

New Year - First Disneyland Visit

Happy New Year! The kids have been saying how it's been a while since we've been to Disneyland. I suppose that's true. It's been nearly a month since our last visit was back on December 16th before all the Christmas madness.
For the past year I've tried to have a theme for the hats we wear each week. I'm going to try to continue that this year as well. My Disney hat collection still have a few more that haven't been seen.
This week's theme is hats from the Asia Disney parks. Back in October, we made it out to Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland. It was an awesome trip and I need to hurry up and get my write-up started.
Ian and I are wearing fez hats from Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. Alli is wearing an adorable pink pom-pom hat she picked out herself from Tokyo Disneyland. And Theresa is wearing a beret from Shanghai Disneyland.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Company D and a Minnie's Moonlit Madness Test Run

We've got a special treat today, and it's not just the ice cream we're all enjoying.
Today the fearsome foursome is back together and ready for competition!

Ian and Alli's Quilt Hallmarks

By request, here's the special messages that were sewn into Ian and Alli's Christmas quilts.

I love the inspirational sayings.

I bet we sing the Imagination song from Figment at least once a week at bedtime.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Holiday Hershey Kisses - Candy Cane and Hot Chocolate kisses

Last up, Holiday Hershey Kisses. Today we're trying 2 flavors. A Hot Chocolate Flavored kiss, and a Peppermint kiss.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Holiday Peeps - Peppermint Bark and Hot Chocolate

Next up in the product review, Peeps Delights!
Peeps aren't just for Easter anymore and that makes me happy. I love Peeps!
Today we've got two different flavors. And because they're "Delights" they're dipped in something extra. There's Hot Chocolate Peeps dipped in White Fudge, and Peppermint Bark Peeps dipped in Dark Chocolate.

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Oreo flavors for the New Year - Carrot Cake and Dark Chocolate

It's been a little while since we've had some product taste tests. Get ready for a few in a row!
What's it been, 2 months since Oreo released a new flavor? Mickey's Birthday Oreos around November 18th?
Time for 2 more new flavors. A Dark Chocolate Oreo flavor and Carrot Cake Oreos.
You'd think at this point they'd be used to looking at the camera and smiling. We're still working on it though. Eyes tend to wander and smiles look fake until I tell them to laugh. Smile kids. Smile kids!

Sunday, January 6, 2019