Pasadena,CA Trip – Westin Hotel

You guys! We love Pasadena, CA every time we come to see a Dodger baseball game we always try to stay in Pasadena. This Westin Hotel in Pasadena though has got to be my most favorite of them all!

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Labor Day – Laguna Beach Trip

For Labor Day we decided to go to a Dodgers game and go to Laguna Beach for the holiday weekend. We started our weekend by getting up bright and early and heading to LA. Charlotte was the BEST baby on the car ride to LA she stayed asleep the whole trip. We booked both our hotels through Hotels.com our first hotel we stayed at was The Hilton Pasadena. We have stayed at this Hilton before and we enjoy the cleanliness and the location. It’s close to Dodger stadium and that’s all we really need, nothing crazy fancy. It was Charlotte’s first time in a hotel, and we all slept like babies that night after the game. This was also Charlotte’s first MLB game. She loves to watch baseball with her daddy at home, but I’m glad we got to take her to her first game. She was so well behaved, and even took a short nap while we enjoyed the game. Unfortunately the Dodgers lost to the Padres. Before the game we went to a restaurant called Islands Restaurant we have one of these in Las Vegas and have never been to it (big mistake). I had the best burger ever its called the Nalu Nalu Burger. It has roasted garlic aioli, which I just tried for the first time not too long ago and love, the burger also has sautéed onions and mixed peppers on it. Seriously the best burger I’ve ever had. So yummy. I’ve also been trying different beer’s our recently and have been enjoying IPA’s more. Never thought I would like a little hop in my beers but they’re different and yummy.

We booked a hotel on the beach in Laguna called Capri Laguna Inn on the Beach, since it was a holiday weekend it was very expensive, and not thinking about it I booked a queen size room instead of a king (Big Mistake). I mean we didn’t spend much time in our room anyways but I wish we would of gotten a balcony with a sliding glass door and a couch, or even an ocean view room. From just exploring Laguna if I ever stayed there again I’d stay at the Surf and Sand Hotel, much bigger and the amenities were way nicer. Eric had a headache and we had to go over there, because our hotel didn’t have a gift shop. Our first morning in Laguna we just strolled a mile down to the main shopping area, we had lunch at this cute little restaurant called Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille the service was really good, and they had plenty of seating indoors and outdoors, and had high chairs for kids. Even though Charlie fell asleep after a little milk and slept in her stroller, there were other children in the restaurant in high chairs. I ordered the Taco Culiacan, they were delicious and Eric ordered the Carnitas, which were also very yummy. After that we strolled around and went to this little kids boutique called Little Bohemian they had Bla Bla Kids Shop dolls and I just had to get one for Charlotte. We actually let her pick between the mermaid and the froggy princess and she picked the frog. She loves it. It’s so cute! That night we decided to get pizza for dinner from Gina’s Pizza and just relax. The next morning Eric picked us up some coffee and croissants from Koffee Klatch. We then got ready for the beach, our hotel has chairs and umbrella’s right there on the beach with a service guy it was so nice. Charlotte put her feet in the sand and loves it, it was so cute. She enjoyed some mama milk and then took a nice long nap right there next to the ocean. It was so peaceful and nice, Eric fell asleep too. After that we decided to change and get some lunch at Sapphire Laguna ok I know said that the other hamburger place I had was delicious, but this hamburger was also one of the best ones I’ve ever had, and they had garlic fries!! I ordered the Kobe Beef Havarti Cheeseburger and Eric got the Fish and Chips. We then stopped at this cute little gelato place right there next to Sapphire’s it was so good too. We headed back to the hotel and decided to go swimming in the pool. We did that for a little bit and then Eric went and grabbed us sandwiches and we sat up on the balcony of the hotel and ate with ocean breeze and sunset. It was beautiful and simple. I loved it.

I decided that night that with how bad traffic is always coming home from California to Nevada that I wanted to get up early and leave at 4am. We did just that, and didn’t hit any traffic on the way home either, it was so nice. Charlotte did amazing again. We even stopped at the Fashion Outlet’s in Primm, NV and enjoyed some shopping before coming all the way into Las Vegas.

Overall our second family trip ever was amazing and fun. I can’t wait to see where we go next!!

Charlotte’s 4 Months Old!!!

This little babe is 4 whole months old! Oh my goodness does time fly. This past month we went to Laguna Beach and loved every minute of it. Getting out of this Las Vegas heat for 4 days was amazing! Charlotte also went to her first MLB game the Dodgers vs Padres, at Dodger stadium. She did so well, stayed awake for most of the game, took a little nap and then woke up. One thing we have learned about Charlotte is that she hates to ride in the dark in the car. We’re not sure if she’s scared of the dark or not. She is growing so fast though, gaining about a pound or half a pound a week. All from mama’s milk which makes me very very happy. We go to the doctors next week and we’ll ask him his opinion on baby food and getting her ears pierced. I know most people say to wait till 6 months, but every time she see’s us eating she always trying to grab at our food and eat it too! We’ll see what the doctor says though. Also this past month Charlie has let us know that unless she’s going to sleep she doesn’t want to be on her back, she wants to be sitting up in her bumbo or on her tummy looking around. She can almost sit up on her own without toppling over. She also has learned to grab her toes, and it’s about the cutest thing ever. The first time we heard her laugh was at out dogs playing, now we try to get them to play on the daily to get her laugh. She just loves her doggies so much, she’s starting to try to pet them. It’s adorable. Charlie loves to read and chew on her touchy feely books from Usborne. Highly recumbent them!!

I just can’t wait to see what this next month brings. We love this little girl so much!

Summer Vacation – Coronado, CA

For our first vacation with Charlotte we decided to go stay with my parents in there rental house in Coronado, CA. They rented a house in the Cays and it was gorgeous! The neighborhood was so peaceful, I went on a walk with Charlotte, my mom, and her dog Shadow everyday we were there. I even got to sneak away and go to the MLB Celebrity Softball game with Eric, my dad, and my brother one night. We also rented a boat and went around the bay. We saw a few sea lions, they were so cool just chilling around. Eric and my brother got in the water, I did not since Charlotte was asleep on me and I was carrying her in my new WildBird sling. This was my first time wearing it out of the house. I’ll do a full review on it in a couple months once I wear her more in it and get it broken in.

The vacation overall was a blast for only 4 days. Charlotte did great on both car rides, and I think she really loved the fresh ocean air and Coronado’s chill beach way of life, I at least know I did.

Pictured:
My Mama Shirt – RIVER&GRACE CO
My Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana
Charlotte’s Bow – Notes&Knots
Stroller – Baby Jogger
Swaddles – Swaddle Designs
Sling – WildBird