Girl Scouts 4th of July Parade 🇺🇸 2016

We celebrated the 4th of July with our fellow Girl Scout sisters and participated in our city’s parade! Way to go Girl Scouts!


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California’s Great America

Summertime is here and we’re ready to Parrttaayy!! Our family decided to do a Season Pass this year and we are taking full advantage of it!

We are planning weekly visits this summer so the kids (and us parents) can enjoy the rides, water parks and gaming zone. We purchased Souvenir cups so we can enjoy drinks all season at $1 a pop! I’m so glad we did it especially now that Olivia is older and can enjoy it more.

My goal is to make sure my kids have wonderful childhood memories just like I did! I think we’re headed in the right direction!

Here’s some fun photos!


Family Movie Review:Finding Dory 


Wow! I’m so excited that Finding Dory is finally out in theatres. It’s been 12 years since Nemo and our family was anxious to see it.

I didn’t know too much about it, I tried not to watch reviews so I won’t read any spoilers. I only knew that Dory was on a search to find her family. 

We laughed, cried and cheered during the whole film! It was beautifully written and visually stunning. It made we want to plan a trip to our local aquarium. 

This film makes you appreciate your true family and friends and realize they will be there for you no matter what and the bond between a parent and their children is deep and special. 

Don’t miss out, go and see it on the big screen. Bring grandma and grandpa too, they will love it!

Family Movie Review: Minions

  

Let’s see, a movie about little yellow henchmen whose only mission in life is find the perfect Master Villian to serve? Ok, I’m in! 

In all logical sense, you wonder why spend my hard earned money on a bunch of unintelligible, clumsy characters but the truth is they’re Minions and they’re funny. You go to see this movie with your kids and their laughter makes it all worth it. My 7 year old daughter was waiting patiently to see this movie & she wasn’t disappointed. These little characters have charm and personalities that seem to reflect a lot of grown ups I know. LOL! But overall, after all their blunders & mischievous encounters they still manage to remain positive and optimistic. Definitely qualities you want you own little ones to learn. 

So bite the bullet, grab some popcorn & candies and take your kids to see this film. It’s funny and enjoyable and you won’t stop singing along ( the soundtrack is amazing!)! Also, I was happy to see my favorite character at the end (hint: his name rhymes with new).

Cheers!

Family Movie Review: Pixar’s Inside Out

I’m not gonna lie, when I first saw clips of this movie 6 months ago, I wasn’t too excited to see it. I mean, really? A movie about voices in your head? But as June came closer and I saw a few more trailers, I thought this could be pretty cool. Today was opening day, so my sister and I decided to take our 7 & 5 year old to see it. Oh What Fun!!! I seriously fell in love with this movie!

Inside Out is about a young girl named Riley and the “emotions” that help shape her into the beautiful person she is. As a parent, you always want your kids to have the happiest, most joyful memories. We try not to let them experience too many moments of sadness, anger or fear. But we learn that those emotions help shape us too. We need each of them to have a full, loving and beautiful life.

I love the way they taught this to my daughter as well as myself. As her mom, I remembered she needed to have experience in each of these feelings to grow. She understood why Riley was acting or feeling a certain way and in some scenes she could identify as having those feelings herself. I have to admit, I cried. How does Disney do that all the time?! Maybe because as a mom, I can see both sides to the story: Life as a kid ( I have the Peter Pan syndrome) and life as a worried, tired, happy, proud parent.

I adored this film and plan to see it again. Its a perfect way to spend a hot summer day with your family. I know Dads will love it too!

Enjoy!