Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

My Friday Favorite this week was Wednesday spent with my girls on Balboa Island.   We love it there and most Summers although not this Summer we rent a house for a week on the island.  So when I told them we were going to go to the beach I figured we would be going to a beach with waves since that is what they usually want so when they mentioned Balboa Island I was more than excited.  It meant for the most part I could sit back and relax all day while they played happily and I wouldn't have to worry about a thing.  It was even better when we arrived and I set up our stuff on the sand in the same spot we stayed last year to find out the same family that was there the year before was back again this week.  The girls got to play with the same little boys as they did the year before which was fun.  They happily played in the sand, had a boogie board tricks competition with the boys and chased each other around in the water.  After six hours in the sun I told the girls it was time to grab dinner, we ate at a little diner on the island and afterward we walked over to the candy shop to grab our annual bag of taffy before taking a stroll around the island.  It definitely made me sad that we didn't get a house on the island this year(click here to see previous Balboa visits) but I do not miss paying for it!














I love these little girls so much, I'm so thankful I have them to share these days with!


Momfessionals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pretend City


Wednesday we took the girls to Pretend City, we had plans to go last Summer but it never worked out so we knew we had to fit it in this Summer.  I was hoping it wouldn't be too crowded and luckily it wasn't bad.  We were there for about 3 hours and by the last hour it had completely cleared out making it a lot easier watching the girls as they jumped from area to area.
There are many different rooms where you basically get to play pretend, there is a doctors office, grocery store, library, engineering room for the older kids, daddy and Kayla enjoyed this room!  They have dress up areas and many more fun things.  Brooklyn LOVED driving in all the different cars, they have a road that wraps around the center of all the rooms with streets and parking spots, super cute for little ones.


Kayla was excited from the beginning because she got to ride in her new backless booster seat!  Oh and we got to listen to her new Kids Bop CD.


Which meant Brooklyn got to move into a new car seat as well, it was quit exciting to them.


When we first arrived the girls played in the marina room.




Up next a little dress up time,



taking some emergency calls


Brooklyn might be a little big for the cozy coupe but it didn't stop her from driving around in one all day!


Kayla was definitely too big!


Great parking job Brooklyn!



Happily shopping at the grocery store while Kayla decided she wanted to take orders in the bakery section.


Taking a break in the play house


Next Brooklyn ran off and found the stage and Kayla decided she was going to take care of the farm.  She spent forever cleaning up and organizing all the fruit and vegetables.  She was enjoying every minute of it too, I was wondering why she doesn't organize her room this well??!!  I think she is ready to live on our farm one day though.


Looks like Brooklyn found another car!


I love this picture below, Brooklyn kept parking her pink car in front of the post office area so she could go in and gather some mail(there were mailboxes throughout the place to mail stuff) and wanted me to make sure nobody would take her car.  I had to keep telling her you can't do that because there were kids waiting to use the cars and you have to share so at one point Kayla came driving up in the pick up truck with Brooklyn's car on the back of it making sure nobody could use it.  It was hilarious!


After about 3 hours of fun we decided we needed a change of scenery so we stopped by the Irvine Spectrum so the girls could ride the Ferris Wheel they spotted from the freeway on the way out there. 




The girls were exhausted to say the least but we were going to visit my grandparents and then go out to dinner with them.  There were many meltdowns from both of the girls when we first arrived at their place but thankfully my grandparents were just so happy to have us there it didn't matter.  It was a long day for the girls but they had a great time.  I'm glad we managed to fit a visit to Pretend City this Summer.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday

Just a simple Sunday morning.










Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites


Today I'm sharing a favorite online shop, called Soft Surroundings and although I haven't actually made a purchase from there yet I have had my eye on a few items for quite awhile and might just be ordering something soon!  They don't only sale home decor they also have clothing, jewelry and gifts.  I tend to spend a lot of time browsing through their home furniture and decor because I love the style of all of it.  Here a few of my favorites,


Galiena Two Drawer Console

I love these two chests and I do need something in the bedroom to go under the t.v.??

Le Havre Chest

I don't have room for this below but it is pretty and would be perfect in a guestroom or hallway to store linens.

Fantine Linen Cabinet

I've been eyeing this chair below for a long time.  I love this style chair and have been debating switching out our ikea chair in the family room for this one or

Helena Chair I

 this one!  

Petit Salon Chair

The other night I showed hubby this pillow and told him "I've been in love with this pillow for almost a year now but just don't know where I would put it?"  He looked at me like I was completely crazy, I know I'm not the only person who falls in love with home decor!

Tuscan Scroll Pillow

Okay back to the chair switch out, I'm worried those other two chairs will not be comfy enough for Ms. Kayla to do her reading on so maybe this one below would be better for our family.

Provence Matelasse Chair

I have so many other furniture items I wanted to list for you all but this post would get out of hand so lets move along now shall we.  Other than the gorgeous furniture they also have amazing decor!  I am a sucker for silhouettes and it can't get any better if it's of a bird and a cage on vintage writing paper!

Liberte Silhouette

This mirror is so perfect for a bathroom to load all my perfumes on.

Mirrored Tray

I could always use more mercury candle holders, right?

French Twist Candlestick

This is so sweet for a garden or even indoors.

Little French Girl

This picture is so pretty, I love the colors in it.

Plum Island Print 2

I'm thinking a new mirror for the front bathroom would bring so much character to the room and I think this one below is perfect!

Isabella Mirror

So I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorites from a favorite online site of mine.  Let me know what you find from Soft Surroundings that ends up being your favorite!

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