Trains, No Planes, And Automobile

I must say… When our summer vacation started, I was highly hesitant to take the kiddos on summer vacation this year. Baby blue is so small still. Last summer we dipped out of town for a week, but with a six month old at the time, she was almost near impossible to have on that trip. While I support breastfeeding mothers (duh! I was one.) I think many mothers can agree that taking trips during those stages of your child’s life are irritating, and inconvenient. No one wants to stop on the side of the road for an hour when their gaining good time, and no one wants to stop in the middle of a fun experience to sit down on the sidelines for almost an hour. Bla! I can’t stand feeling tied down. πŸ€” Maybe that’s just me….BUT! diapers, wipes, bottles, extra clothes, and all that Jazz sure know how to weight you down. Therefore, this summer while baby blue is STILL in diapers, and now entering her I GOTTA GET INTO EVERYTHING stage. Tantrums, fits, and screams oh my! It is a…lessor summer. 

Since we have established this consistent vacation pattern in the past, we started feeling a little….stir crazy. Mhm yup so we planned a day trip adventure. 

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Our original goal was to hit up a place called Meow Wolf. The kids have been asking about it for weeks. If you saw my YouTube video, you got to experience part of Meow Wolf with us from the last time we went. I mean… It’s your almost perfect Alice And Wonderland experience.

Here’s the kicker: 

My oldest boy tends to get super car sick on long rides. While we have that dilemma resolved down to a T (We even have our favorite location spot to stop at in order to take our break from the road.) If any local readers are tuning in right now, your all familiar with the Devargas Shopping Center. 

Anyhow, we stopped at the albertsons grocery store for salads off their salad bar. Afterwards, we got sucked Into a time warp. 

Inside the shopping center was a train exhibition, where the kids could conduct the trains, and watch all the cool engineered ones. 

This experience took two hours out of our day, while mommy and daddy enjoyed watching the little ones have a blast. Not once did we rush. It was great. ☺️

By the time we got to Meow Wolf. It was too late. It was already filled with douch-y 20 something year olds waiting for that nights show to start inside the exhibit. Hey hey hey CHILL! they were legit rude AF. Not necessarily the most family friendly environment.

Epic fail! πŸ˜“

We ended up going to the mall instead. The kids got to ride the carasul, and WE found this awesome glow in the dark golf, and laser arena. β˜ΊοΈπŸ™Œ

See my Instagram profile for more of the experience @rarenwise (My Photography)

After all that walking, my bad knee was hurting so bad, we had to find a place to relax for a while. 

We topped our evening off with a quiet…well somewhat quiet dinner with baby no nap beast. After it all, I suppose my message remains the same, 

“When life catches you on the fly, embrace.”

We had a great day. As far as a Father’s Day goes, this was our best one yet. 

See ya on the next one😎🀘….

RareπŸ¦„


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For The Love Of Potty Training πŸ€” Or Nah

OHHHHH the joys of those days. You know… When your home is still filled with the joyeous pitter patters of tiny feet. Let’s us pause for a moment of humility while we reminisce out our kiddos πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” wait. I mean.. That is if your a mom or dad reading this right now……

It’s that time …. Yay for potty training πŸ˜†πŸ‘ˆ not really. It may very well be thee most disgusting part of parenthood. Only, it’s gotta get done. My baby blue is venturing into a whole new realm of toddlership. Yaaaaayyyyy me! πŸ™„ while the end game Is exciting, the journey there is … Need I say more?

After having four kids, I’ve learned a little something about some things. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ˆ 

One example:

  • While summer vacations are great, and extra fun for you and your family, there is this one little downfall of taking a child still in diapers to experience the world right alongside you.  

You know… Like the extra giant bag that contains their week to two weeks worth of diapers, wipes, and extra sets of clothes for Just in case, on top of the clothes already in their luggage. Exhausted yet? 

Simply put..

 “I would rather have to find a bathroom, than pack up on extra necessities for them little ones.”

What about you?

Anyhow, wish me luck on the journey. 

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See ya on the next one😎🀘….

RareπŸ¦„


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Can You Roll Into A BurritoΒ 

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Parenthood comes with many struggles. it also comes with many blesssings. 

Something I’ve learned throughout my journey through life and motherhood is that…if life is worth living, it’s also worth recording… BUT! If your not smiling through it all, and finding the humor in every situation, then you got  yourself an even more stressful situation. 

No! it’s not OK to make yourself your kids best friend, you need to be able to lay down the law. On the flip side, it’s also very important to have a small level of friendship with your kid. Why? Because if your kid can’t come home and have an after school talk sesh about their latest crush…EVEN if you don’t approve, you grit those teeth and you listen happily. Why? Because later in life, those small moments will turn into larger scenarios that they will NEED your advice for. 

Anyhoo, not like you need lecturing or anything but…. just thought I’d share a quick cute live moment with Sweet Pea While live streaming on live.ly, she was challenged to a burrito. Hehehe 

Brought  me back to times when I was a young child and my brother and I did BURRITO!  

NOSTALGIA 😍

Ahhhhh ….when life was simpler. 

Heyyy what’s your happy memory?

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