Friday, June 28, 2013

#87 DZPII: Take Ryan to the Beach

When asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, I came to a great decision: at least I thought so!

Take Ryan to the Beach for the First Time!!
I knew he'd love the beach, I was just a little worried about his reaction to the water: too cold, maybe knocking him down, a little scary... but he did great! Instantly loved the beach!
I packed up his play tent, several towels, beach chairs, kites, buckets, toys, shovels, sunscreen, water, hats, sunglasses... the whole nine-yards!
He wanted to go in the water, but then stopped right where the last tide would wash up, then he'd run back up to our chairs, then run down to the water, but stop and cry "No agua!" so we started to walk back up to the chairs, then "AGAIN!", so we walked back to the water..."No water!", then "Again water!"... that was about an hour of that... but he was tired and it was nap time... So poor Auntie Annette and I took turns going back and forth with Ryan.
Then his Auntie Alex & Uncle David came out and he took them down to see the ocean, and was happy as a clam! Ryan got to fly his kite, make sand castles (errr, or knock down Uncle David's sand castles), and he even dived face first in the sea! I know there are more beach trips in our future!

#68 DZPII: Try 10 new drinks at Starbucks

Okay, here they are kids:

1. Vanilla Latte
2. Vanilla Spice Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
3. Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage
4. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
5. Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage - Light
6. White Chocolate Mocha
7. Caramel Brulée Latte - Skinny
8. Hazelnut Macchiato
9. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
10. Valencia Orange Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage

Thanks again Starbucks! Love you!

#92 DZPII: Run/Walk/Skip/Dance/Jump (another) Color Run

Round TWO for the Color Run & this time it was in IRVINE, CA!
It truly is the happiest 5K ever ~ I had such a blast!
Picture time!
From left to right - Bottom Row: Alex, Madalyn, & AlexJ
Top Row: myself, Shanna, Erin, Jessie, & David

The After photo - no Before photo needed
Throwing the color packets in the air! Amazing colors!
 (Thank you MMDub for the awesome pictures!!)

#72 DZPII: Bake & decorate a two tiered cake

For my good friend Shanna's little girl Abigal's 3rd birthday, her theme was "Watermelons!"
So I offered to make her birthday cake and it was definately a watermelon - pink cake with watermelon flavoring (complete with mini chocolate chips in the cake to look like "seeds") and the two-toned green watermelon rind!
I don't have a picture of it cut opened, but trust that it's very pink and very watermelon!

#51 DZPII: Have one of the "A Day at the Spa" Burke Williams packages

I've had a membership to Burke Williams for a while now, and I enjoy it, but I always wanted to try their "day at the spa" packages. So for my first time, I chose "The Spa Experience" pacakge:


#49 DZPII: Buy a little black dress & work it!

Not my best picture but the elevator door opened and we all rushed into it!
For my dear friend Alex's bachelorette celebration in Las Vegas, the girls and I were asked to bust out our little black dresses... needless to say I didn't have one, and it was a great excuse to go buy one!
Summertime doesn't give me much options for all black dresses... but I did end up finding this strapless from New York and Company.
It's an eyelet strapless with POCKETS! Big time score with the pockets!
But I must be too fat for it... the zipper broke on me several times and so after our dinner I was walking back to the room with a broken zipper - back showing, bra strap showing, and I held the dress up so my undies didn't show *sigh*
I know what you're thinking... return it! But unfortunately there was a tag that was not to be taken off, otherwise I could have. But the tag was torn off as soon as I got in it.

#37 DZPII: Go to the farmer's market

I love a good farmers market, I mean who doesn't?! You get to meet local produce farmers, specialty jewelry makers, artist, even food trucks! The one near the house is on Saturday mornings, but really isn't the biggest turn out.

I love the Sunset Beach farmers market! Absolutely adore it! I've missed it ever since I moved from the area. But this last weekend I took a drive and went out to visit. I bought only strawberries & candy apples, but saw a bunch of produce, jewelry, art, kitchen towels, hand painted signs, honey, hummus, beauty products, and other home goodies. Lunch was hawaiian teriyaki and dessert was shaved ice! Ryan had a lot of fun!