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April 2011

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California Trip – {Dennis the Menace Playground}

Have I mentioned already that California knows how to do parks? Well this just confirmed my already high opinion… I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching Dennis the Menace. Finding humour in the pesky stunts he pulled to annoy his neighbour Mr. Wilson. Now that I’m a parent (of a 3 1/2 year old boy no less) I can’t say I’d find it quite as humorous. Buuuut, should youΒ  have a child who has a bit more…

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California Trip – Monterey {The Boardwalk}

We had so much fun walking along The Boardwalk in Monterey! Seeing the palm trees swaying in the light breeze next to the palm trees did my heart good. Being so close to the water was so relaxing….the warmth of the day (for us Canadians anyways) made the day perfect and gave it that true *vacation* feeling. We saw a really fancy hotel that we just HAD to stop and check out. We gave our kids the appropriate *best behavior*…

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California Trip – Monterey {The Mirror House}

Monterey was such a fun stop! There were so many fun shops to see (though we didn’t dare venture in many of them with 3 young kids lol), restaurants to eat at, and fun things to do. The mirror house looked really fun, and the kids really wanted to try it out, so away we went. I’m kind of a poor sport when it comes to mazes and things like this – I like to know the right way and…

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California Trip – Monterey {The Beach}

We finally got our first beach day in and was it ever fun! It’s amazing how quickly time flies by when the kids are just having a great time playing in the sand. The weather wasn’t hot but it was certainly nice enough not to need sweaters – well until my *nephew* fell into a wave pretty hard and had to wear his mom’s hoodie the rest of the day. It was definitely a little scary and he (and his…

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This is how we snack!

We love picnics around here….a little platter with a bunch of different snacks is a great way I find to get the kids to eat. And eat healthy at that, though sometimes we add some little *treats* in too for fun. I made up this fruit platter for them and some friends a few weeks ago and loved how it looked. There’s just something about fresh fruit and how the colours pop together. Doesn’t it look pretty…and Delicious!!!! The kids…

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California Trip – Goodnite Inn Salinas {Monterey}

Before leaving Yosemite Lakes Park we had to decide where we were heading. We considered doing the Disneyland run and heading down to Anaheim but a few things had us reconsider and choose a different route. We decided upon heading out to the coast and checking out Monterey and Santa Cruz instead and went to work booking our hotels. Using Hotwire we found a list of hotels in the Monterey area and were quickly drawn to the cheapest option at…

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Holy Crap – *Review*

I first saw Holy Crap Cereal on Dragon’s Den (I watch it every week!) claiming to be *the world’s most amazing breakfast cereal* and I knew I had to try it! Holy Crap is made with Organic Chia, Hulled Hemp Hearts, Organic Buckwheat, Organic Cranberries, Organic Raisins, Apple Bits, Organic Cinnamon. That’s it. NOTHING else. AND it’s WHEAT FREE, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE FREE, and VEGAN! It’s high in iron, high in dietary fiber, rich in Omega 3, Omega 6, and…

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California Trip – Yosemite Lakes Park

It has been a dream of mine to go to Yosemite National Park for about 10 years now. I admit, it was after reading an article about Keri Russell (Felicity….was a huge fan) camping there. But it looked beautiful and I love camping so it wasn’t that difficult to decide I’d like to go there. Anyways…Radelle has a friend lives in Yosemite Lakes Park, and despite having just moved in the week before, she was ECSTATIC to have company. So…

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California Trip – She left her {laptop} in San Francisco

You read that right…we arrived at our next destination (Yosemite Lakes Park) only to discover that Radelle’s laptop was missing. Where, you might ask did it get left? Well, funny story really… While in the lobby at the Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf, waiting for me to bring the vehicle around, Radelle made a stop at the cafe to purchase a tea. She set her laptop down on the lower counter and said to herself *Self, don’t forget your laptop*, paid for…

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