disney: california adventures

so we just got back from our 5th (!!!!) disney trip to disneyland/california adventures this spring. we have been utilizing the southern california offer and the fact that sweet little e is under 3 yrs old to have disney adventures and mini staycations in anaheim this spring. this is the first year we are taking our daughter to disneyland..


mini mel (mickey+minnie shoes) / birkenstocks (mama) / sunnies (mama)

we have had a blast this spring so far and are looking forward to our final trip next month before the summer heat really ramps up here in southern california..

read below for more pictures from our most recent visit to california adventures and some tips/tricks we picked up this season to make our d-land trips fun, pretty stress-free, and doable with a little 2.5 yo toddler! 🙂

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bento: toddler ed #1.

Ok, so some of you may know that I work in one of our nation’s busiest ERs when I am not at home with our sweet little e (read: 40+ hour work weeks). So prepping healthy meals for my toddler can be a bit of work and meal prep of any kind is a lifesaver for this busy mama. Honestly, I’m not the best of cooks so prepping meals is… hard. So today and going forward I want to share some of my tips & tricks i’ve picked up to help me pack a healthy meal for sweet e. The best way I’ve found so far is to utilize a bento meal for lunches.

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sunday breakfast: spinach pancakes.

sunday mornings as our sweet family of three is one of my favorite moments during our week. we try not to be in too much of a rush and take the morning together enjoying each other’s presence as all other mornings are basically a rush, grab, go kind of deal. recently, i read a post on the honest co. blog about spinach pancakes and i knew i had to try it. sweet e is a great eater but let’s be honest.. greens are just not one of her favorite things. so i adapted this recipe to get some veggies in this morning and and it was an hit all around the dining table!

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