Wednesday, May 29, 2013

{a family outing}

Its very rare that our little family gets a whole day to just have fun.
My husband works quite a bit & then when he is home we are working on projects or doing chores.
so when we get a day to just do fun things together,  we really really enjoy it :) 

Yesterday was one of those days.
We took G to Arizona Mills mall to check out the "Sea life Arizona" display.
It's like a mini aquarium.
It was super cute! Definitely geared around little kids.
Giuliana loved it! She had such a blast! 
She loved looking at all the fish, Dancing around to the crazy music in the Jelly fish section, & touching the star fish. If you're in AZ you should definitely check it out with your littles :) 
She wasn't a big fan of the stingrays. She would whine when one swam by. Little goof ;) 

After the aquarium, we went to one of our favorite snack spots, Paletas Betty. 
Its a little shop in Chandler that makes Fresh home made popsicles! 
They are delicious! 
Yummy! Fresh coconut popsicles :) 
Putting a sticker on the "sticker wall" 
We had such a wonderful day. 
I love my little family so much :) 

Our little outings will be so much more fun once baby # 2 gets here! 
I'm 14 weeks & 3 days right now. 
This pregnancy is flying by! 
G still doesn't quite understand that there is a baby in my tummy.. but hopefully soon she will understand. Maybe once i start showing more. 

Well happy Wednesday everyone :) 
Spend time with your families, do fun things! Don't take any moment for granted. 
Kiss & hug them whenever you can. That's my tip for the day ;) 

Friday, May 17, 2013

{peach season}

It's that time of year again
It's Peach season!

Every year we pick peaches, LOTS of peaches. 
I brought my good friend Kelly with me this year. Our daughters are crazy about eachother
Pretty sure you could call them BFFs :)

We had a blast as always!
The girls ran around picking peaches & stuffing their faces
Autumn & Giuliana 
When we left the orchard, both autumn & giuliana were COVERED from head to toe in peach juice & dirt. 
They had soooo much fun! 
{& uhm excuse our disgustingly dirty car seat.. gross}
I have been waiting all year to take the first bite of a perfect, delicious peach.
The wait was well worth it :) 

Happy Friday Everyone! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

{more sensory play}

I've mentioned in past posts that we like to do a lot of sensory play.
We use rice, Millet, sand, play doh, corn starch, water, Anything! 
Our little girl loves it & she learns so much from it.

Our newest sensory play activity involves puff balls & an empty wipe box
I bought a $3 pack of puff balls from Target. Some are big. Some a re small. Some are soft, Some are crunchy & hard. I chose this pack on purpose so Giuliana could feel the different textures.
I already had the empty wipe box, So i only spent $3 for this activity :) 
Giuliana picks up the different sized puffs & puts them in the box.
As she picks them up, i tell her what color it is, or i ask her if it is "Crunchy or soft" 
She answers by rubbing it on her face & saying "Soft" or "ow! kunchy!" aka Crunchy  
It's super funny to watch :) 

So during this activity, she is learning so many different things! 
She is learning textures, colors, & the amount of pressure to apply to get the different sized puffs through the hole in the wipe box. 
She loves this activity. She will literally sit & put puffs in the box & describing the puffs for a half hour at a time. Its the perfect activity when i need to get some house work done :) 

She is almost 17 months old right now, in case anyone is wondering what age to start this activity
If your child is younger, you can definitely do this activity, just make sure they don't put the puff balls in their mouth :) 

Well, happy thursday friends!