When Zara was born, my dairy castle crumbled. I had an entire menu built on butter, milk, and cheese – with no experience cooking for a dairy-free baby. You learn quick when you’re hungry, but you go without some of luxuries because it’s just too hard to think about when you are in survival mode! Coffee, creamy coffee, was one of those luxuries. Nothing did it for me like milk… or so I thought!
(I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.) New Barn offered to send me a bottle of their illustrious, Unsweetened Almond milk, which I barely got any of as it turned out to be the hit of the century in our household. I’m ecstatic that it’s free of carrageenan, soy-free, and organic! Having made my own almond milk in the past, and trying a plethora of other almond milk labels, this is the most homemade equivalent product (in both taste and quality) that I’ve ever tried.New Barn offers the best selection of flavors to date. My kids loved the Unsweetened just as much as the Vanilla. I’m currently partial to the Barista. And true to its claims, it is luscious in my coffee and easy on my stomach.
Thank you for the products, New Barn!
Last year, my brother’s family moved to the far off lands of New Mexico. If you know me, you’ve heard me lament my nephews being abducted… by their parents…because they were moving, lol. Long and short of it – we miss them! In fact, we missed them so much, that we decided last minute to up and visit them. After looking at the calendar, and between both Joel and my schedules – we didn’t have four days in a row that were gonna work.
Unless we left that day.
Six hours later.
And drove all night.
And we tend to get carsick.
But we survived. (Barely.) And had 43 hours of fun together, before packing back in for another 15 hours home.
The boys took off to go fishing at the world-famous San Juan River (and nearly died of hypothermia) and us girls played in the yard of our Airbnb. Can you believe this view from the porch? Those cottonwood trees were magical! Ever spent hours playing fetch with the dogs, and sitting next to the cat, as you can imagine, this was as close to heaven as she could get!
This little guy is the most smily kid out there. I don’t know HOW they got two sweet babies in a row, but they did! They moved before he was born, so we have only seen him a couple times, but he’s so much fun to be around – and he’s got the hang of FaceTime now, so he finally “knows” who we are… I think, haha!
The boys would like to make another trip out to fish and do outdoorsy stuff. So long as I get more baby-holding time in at a fancy Airbnb, I can handle it, haha!
(Ever wearing Alice + Ames)
It’s been over 15 years since I was last at Knott’s Berry Farm! But that all changed this weekend, when our entire family was invited to the opening weekend of Knott’s Spooky Farm (the non-scary Halloween themed event). I had forgotten how beautiful the all the old time western buildings are, and how many amazing shops they have! We spent a long time looking around and just taking it all in. We brought Ever’s costume with us, and after we all took a ride on Bigfoot Rapids (we were all completely drenched) she dawned her new attire and went trick-or-treating around the park. Knott’s Spooky Farm runs every weekend in October, don’t miss it if you have little ones who love holiday fun!
What’s better than a dinosaur egg hunt, a fossil dig, and kids dressed like 90’s archeologists?
One funny think that happened is that the company I usually buy tiramisu from (the one that makes me least sick, and is almost worth it) stopped making their tiramisu cake. So the day OF the party, we were scrambling for a tiramisu cake, which Cruz had requested…this tiny one was all we could find! The Dino basically toppled the cake, but Cruz didn’t seem to mind. He also wanted all meat for the dinner. Hence the “Carnivore Feast” came to life.
-Fossil Dig: wadding pool, soil, moss, rocks and fossils. I added a little plaster in there to make it extra hard, since it would have been too easy for the big kids.
-Egg hunt: We made paper mache eggs with little dinosaur toys in them and hid them around the yard for the kids to find.