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!!

Dock-A-Tot Deluxe Review

Today I will be sharing my review on the Dock-A-Tot Deluxe co-sleeper. I received this product from an Instagram contest I entered in and actually won from one of my favorite Instagram moms, Carmen the modern mom. I had been wanting one my whole pregnancy and had actually added it to my baby list registry. After using it for two and a half months, I love this product and would say this is a must have for parents. We keep it in our Arms Reach co-sleeper next to our bed. It fits perfectly inside and is way more cushioned than the actual Arms Reach matress. It was easy to pack and take on our trip to California recently and it’s super easy to lug it around the house for naps. The co-sleeper is known for helping newborns reach every parents wish of sleeping through the night. Now we keep Charlotte on a pretty tight schedule, since Eric has to be on one for work 6 days a week, but anyways she started sleeping through the night at 5 weeks old. It was amazing, refreshing and did I mention amazing?!?! The cover I was originally gifted with is a super nice cover, it did start to turn yellow where her head is at night and I don’t know if that’s because of normal wear and tare or if it was just starting to fade bad. I decided to purchase the plain pink cover and we’ve only had it about 2 weeks but I love the material it seems like it’s made nicer than the other cover I have. Washing and drying the cover is super easy and breeze for when she has spit up in it or had explosive poop. Overall it’s one of my most favorite gifts I’ve received for her, and when she’s ready for the Grand she will be getting that one too.

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Charlotte’s Bow – Notes & Knots
Charlotte’s Outfit (Similar) – Carter’s
Rug – Rugs USA