So a few weeks ago the family and I flew to Orlando to meet up with my dad and step mom for a week. We were anticipating this vacation for a really long time and had so many fun things planned.
We were lucky that our hotel not only had a rad pool but they also had a water slide that the boys went on 100+ times each. Let's just say that we spent hours in the pool everyday.
The first park that we visited was Universal Studios. Besides melting from the heat, we had a blast. We actually spent most of our time in Harry Potter's Diagon Alley. My dad bought the boys their own wand and they went around doing all sort of crazy spells. It was seriously the coolest thing ever. Sean and I were totally geeking out over everything.
The second theme park we visited was the Magic Kingdom. We didn't visit that park the last time we were in Orlando and since we were having Disneyland withdrawals, we decided to go there. I love that it still has the Country Bear Jamboree and the boys got to see Cinderella's castle. We even went on the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train which was pretty cool (the 2 hour wait wasn't). The boys had a blast and we ended the night with fireworks and a boat ride back to the car.
Next up I'll share what we did for my dad's birthday while we were there!
Like a lot of parents with young kids, I keep my boys busy by playing sports. They play year around too so they play in weather ranging from hot and sunny to cold and misty. For this reason, I like to keep a pack of Huggies* Wipes in my car for all the messes headed my way.
My oldest is really into lacrosse which has been fun. He has a couple teams that he loves and a few favorite players. At the beginning of the summer he got to do a really cool summer camp with Jeremy Sieverts and Max Schmidt from the Denver Outlaws. Awesome, right?
As much fun as sports are, they can also make your kids dirty, sweaty and stinky. Let's just be honest about that. That leaves me (and my car) with a couple problems. I can't hose my son off after every lacrosse practice or game so I always make sure to keep a pack of Huggies* Wipesclose by. Hudson knows when he takes off his gloves, he needs to wipe his hands off.
I also use the wipes to wipe down his cleats if they're muddy, my seats if they're dirty and I could go on and on BECAUSE KIDS OUTGROW DIAPERS, NOT MESSES*.
From one mom to another, if you need something that will clean your family's messes but is still sensitive enough for your baby's skin, then check out Huggies* Wipes with triple clean layers!
Do you keep a pack of wipes in your car? What are some other ways you use wipes?
Over the weekend we drove to Boulder with some friends to go hiking. We ended doing the Bobolink Trail and it was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the kids. It was flat and the Boulder Creek ran next to it so we were constantly stopping so the kids could play in the water (it was freezing!).
Having only lived in Colorado a year, we are totally enjoying all the exploring we get to do. Hiking is one of our favorite activities to do with the boys since they can run around and be as crazy as they want. The baby even loved running after all the big kids and throwing rocks into the water.
I wish I would have brought my big camera but I totally forgot. I'm still kicking myself.
We love Shark Week around here. We've been watching it everyday and it pretty much makes me never want to swim in the ocean again (just kidding, ok a little). I love all the things the boys are learning and getting interested in.
I thought I would put together a fun little round up of all things sharks. I'm seriously loving it all.
Every once in a while I find myself taking a little break from blogging. It usually comes at a time when things here are really hectic and my blog is the one thing that has to be put on hold. I never look at it as a bad thing, just something that has to be done and I usually try to just focus more on my family.
Over the last month or so we've had a lot going on. School let out for summer, friends moved down the street, a trip to Orlando with family, sports camp, karate belt testing, hiking, swimming, summer storms, and so much more has occupied our time and we have loved it. Stuff I will most likely blog about, at least most of it.
We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. We definitely did. Here are some pics from our alpine slide adventure with friends from over the weekend.
School is almost out for the boys which means we will be spending a lot of time outside. We have a backyard just calling our names when it comes to summertime fun this year. We have so much space to do all the things we have wanted to do with the boys but never could. Hello picnics, water balloon fights, bug hunting and now we can add jumping to the list.
We were given the opportunity to try out a couple really cool outdoor toys by Little Tikes. We have plenty of Little Tikes toys in our home so we were pretty excited about this.
Whether you have a big or small yard, the Jr. Jump 'n Slide Bouncer is awesome. I was a little intimidated to set it up by myself but I can honestly say it was so easy! I had it set up in under 3 minutes and that's with inflating it. The boys immediately jumped on and I knew it was a hit.
What I love about it:
-Easy set up and clean up.
-Perfect size for a small or big yard.
-It has stakes that hold it in place so it won't move while the kids go in and out.
-Perfect for ages 2-8 years. I wouldn't go much over that.
-Hours of fun.
-It WILL wear your kids out!
We can't forget about little Gavin. He got to try the Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Edition. He's just 18 months old and he loves to be pushed in this car. He's seriously the cutest little driver I've ever seen.
What I love about it:
-Handle for parent (or older brother) to push around.
-Can be used indoors or outdoors.
-Removable floor board (my favorite thing ever!).
-Door has a locking mechanism.
-Great for ages 18 months to 5 years.
We were really impressed with these toys and they will be getting a lot of use from my boys. If you're looking for some fun new toys for the summer, take a look at Little Tikes; they have toys for all ages.
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Little Tikes toy!
These toys were sent to me care of Little Tikes in exchange for an honest review. All pictures and opinions are 100% mine.