Illuminating Stella

August 2014 archive

Orange County Great Park

A few weekends ago we met up with my Sister’s Family and my parents at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. We started out with lunch at the food trucks at the Farmer’s Market. Then we walked over to the Balloon, Carousel and Children’s Rock Garden. We were unable to try the balloon due to it being sold out for the day, also wind was minimizing it’s trips up. I definitely want to return and try that. Might be a fun date night as it apparently goes up from 7-10pm some nights. The girls really loved the carousel, which is kind of a deal at $2 for one ride or $3 for unlimited riding. The rock garden playground was also a big hit. They especially enjoyed running free, climbing and hiding in the caves while shrieking with echoed laughter. The water misters really made it possible for the adults to hang out in the 95 degree heat while the girls played. There is also a ┬ánice visitor center, lots of tables and chairs for picnicking. We will absolutely return again!

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Sweet Tooth – A Montage

Since we started letting Stella have cake and sweets at birthday parties, on holidays and occasional treats for good behavior, I think she has developed quite a little sweet tooth. Her smash cake at her first birthday was not exactly a success, but since then she has developed a fairly open mouth policy to anything with frosting. ┬áHere is a montage of Stella’s burgeoning love for sweets over the last year. (No judgement! Honestly, we try to limit her intake, remember these pictures were taken over the course of a year!)

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