Category: Travel

Disneyland {2017}

On Sarah’s birthday last year she asked us to go to Disneyland for her birthday. So this year on her 6th birthday we went to Anaheim for a little 3 day vacation.

Had this little sticker made here.

Day 1 – Hotel

Our family moves a bit slow in the mornings. So in order to get a full day at Disneyland we decided to add an extra day to our trip. This way we could have a an early start on Disneyland day. We checked in, got settled and headed to the pool.The kiddos loved spending the afternoon hanging out by the pool. We cleaned up and drove down the street to dinner at El Torito. We had fun playing with the bull crowns while we waited for dinner. Me and the birthday girl!

We headed back to the hotel and called it a night.

Day 2 – Disneyland

The day started with our family tradition of a doughnut, candle and a birthday song.

We got dressed and started our day. Our first ride of the day was the rocket ships in Fantasyland.

The rest of the day we went through the park stopping at whatever ride the kids wanted to do.    We stopped for lunch and then split up so Jacob could take a nap. I put my feet up and enjoyed the break. Jacob was on hour two of nap so we decided to meet up and explore some more. Snacking while brother is asleep. ;) Just as we were getting in line to ride the carousel, we bumped into our neighbors. How random!!    We hung out with our neighbor some more and did a couple rides. Jacob was not a fan. :( We took a break from rides and just walked around a bit. We came across the castle and had a little photo shoot with princess Sarah! We did a few more rides and then sat down for dinner and the electric light parade. It was such a fun and magical day!

As we are leaving, Jacob throws up all over him self and the stroller (which was borrowed from my friend). Eek!

Day 3 – CA Adventure

We started our day with a meet and greet with Mickey!Our first show of the day and probably our favorite was the Disney Jr Live show. It was super interactive and lot’s of fun!Then we did the unthinkable. We waited in a line for over an hour to meet Anna, Elsa and the crew. They took a lot of time with each guest and Sarah had a huge smile the whole time, but ugh what a long line. The next area was one our favorite lands, Bugs Land.

While Jacob napped hubby and I took turns riding rides with Sarah. Our other favorite area was the Cars Land. Jacob loves Mater and McKeen (McQueen) as does our whole family. I wish I had the camera on him when he woke up and realized he was in Radiator Springs. The pure excitement was too cute!As we were walking down the street all of a sudden DJ turned on and dancers started to appear. They called on the kids and sure enough miss Sarah joined the crowd. We walked around some more and stopped to take pictures with some of the cars from the movie. We went back to Bugs Land so that Jacob could go on some of the rides. Sarah was super excited about the first ride, Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train. This was the only ride she could sit next to her brother. The Little Mermaid ride was super cute. Brought back a lot of childhood memories. There were a few rides Jacob was too short to ride on. So hubby took advantage of ride share while J and I played and rode some rides.  Our last ride of the night was Radiator Springs Racers which had a THREE HOUR wait!!!

So crazy! Luckily we got to use a ride share pass and only waited 30 minutes each.

It was fast, a bit scary, but surprisingly Sarah loved it. Even though she doesn’t look like it in this picture. It was way past our bed time and we were ready to crash. A quick little one hour ride back and we were home in our beds. It was fun Disney, but phew I’m exhausted. Until next time.

Germaine’s Visit {2017}

Last month my youngest sister, Germaine, and her fiance had a 48 hour layover in LA.

So as soon as she landed we hit the ground running.

Day 1

We started the day with a picnic and a walk around a nearby garden. While driving home, Sarah saw an ice skating rink and suggested we check it out.

The girls ice skated while the rest of us hung out and drank hot cocoa. I dropped the kids off with hubby and took G and Ori to LA. We got dressed while we watched the award show in their hotel room.  The TV was so cool! One side is a mirror and the other side is a TV! 

We met up with some friends for dinner at this amazing Mexican restaurant in LA called Toca Madera. Check it out if you are in the area!!Thanks Snapchat for the fun filters!Day 2

We started our day in LA by walking around the LACMA museum and the LA Tar Pits.     It was a short, but sweet visit.

The worst part of the visit was saying goodbye to them.

I miss her.

I miss my family so so much.

But most of all I miss being together with everyone.

Thanks for the visit, G, but now I am super homesick.

Vegas {2015}

My friend Jen and I have been talking about seeing Britney Spears perform in Vegas for a while now. After talking about our love for Britney our friends decided to join us for a girls trip to Vegas.

The 14 of us arrived to Vegas Friday afternoon. Some flew and others drove. I was in this car.IMG_9651 -jens car

To get the girls excited I made these little gifts. IMG_9652We finally arrived (gosh I really don’t like driving long distances!!) and checked into to our hotel. The first day was spent hanging out in our hotel and a little gambling.IMG_9873IMG_9880IMG_9681 IMG_9685We went back to our rooms and got ready for the concert. A few of us went to the concert while the rest hung out in the hotel.

Jen and I before the concert. We were soooo excited! IMG_9688 IMG_9694

Countdown to the show.IMG_9701

We had sooo much fun! Our seats were perfect and Britney was amazing!IMG_9699IMG_9834Some of my favorites shots!IMG_9716IMG_9717IMG_9719IMG_9739IMG_9727We met up with the rest of our group for dancing and drinks. It was super crowded and crazy so I only got this picture. IMG_9749The 2nd day started with breakfast in our hotel. I had this yummy yogurt parfait and fruit. IMG_9770

After breakfast we headed to the pool in our hotel. IMG_9771 IMG_9773IMG_9779We went back to our rooms and got ready for dinner.

Trying to get a group photo in the cab line was quite hilarious.IMG_9784

Dinner at Olives did not disappoint! The food was yummy, the drinks were fun and the company was even better!IMG_9790FullSizeRender

Our feet were starting to hurt. Before heading to the club a few of us put on our ballet flats. Thanks for the tip Liza!IMG_9810

It was super crowded and lets face it we were tired. As much as we love to go out when we are home, this weekend had us wiped!IMG_9871    I am so happy to have met these moms!

Going through motherhood with them while doing things like this is just amazing!

I am beyond grateful for their friendships.

Love you all!

To friendship :)

Oshrat’s Visit {2015}

I love having visitors. I especially love it when my family comes to visit!

Once a year my sister, Oshrat comes out for a visit (see past visits here). This time her visit was to meet Jacob.IMG_7567

We started most mornings with a visit to Starbucks or the doughnut shop or both.Image(1)Our afternoons were spent at the park.IMG_7549IMG_8760We did a lot of fun things during her visit. We went blueberry picking.IMG_8751 IMG_8752Hung out by the pool. IMG_8758 When my sisters come to visit we like to find yummy things to eat. This trip was no exception. IMG_7569IMG_7570IMG_7612IMG_7638IMG_7623Thank you Oshrat for all the fun memories! I hope you had as much fun as we did. Love you!IMG_7725

Aline Visits {2014}

Last summer, my sweet aunt Aline came to visit us from Israel.

I blogged about our Vegas trip, but never got a chance to post about the fun time we had in Cali.

As soon as my aunt landed she was on a mission to find her favorite celebrity, Kiefer Sutherland. We didn’t spot him in the airport, but did I take her to see his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  IMG_0502

We walked around some more. IMG_0500Then we made our way to the Grove for lunch and some window shopping.IMG_0542 IMG_0546Back home Sarah wanted to play hair dresser with Aline. IMG_0554 IMG_0558The next day we went to see the Hollywood letters. IMG_0582  IMG_0588Then we ended our afternoon with a walk on Rodeo and ice cream at Sprinkles.IMG_0597 Thank you Aline for coming to visit us! Please come back again soon!!

Florida Vacation {2014}

Every year Sarah and I fly to Florida to visit my parents, sisters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and many other family members that still live there. I also have childhood friends that I meet up with when I visit.

I always have a long list of things to do and people to see.

However, this trip was a bit different. We had about 6 big occasions to attend. First my baby sister was graduating from college. Then my cousin was getting married. We also celebrated Chanukah somewhere in between. Throw in there toddler naps and much needed time for me to relax while pregnant.

Let’s just say we were busy, like really busy.

Here is a snapshot of week 1:IMG_3902IMG_0617IMG_3949IMG_3966IMG_4076IMG_4093IMG_4131

IMG_4340IMG_4280 - group

Week 2:IMG_4138IMG_4150IMG_4165IMG_4259IMG_4285IMG_4296IMG_4299IMG_4349IMG_433610365865_10100910339235005_2410281480235458612_nIMG_4356We had so much fun in Florida! Busy, but lot’s of fun. As usual I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to and do everything I wanted to do, but I always leave Florida with a huge smile on my face and this time Sarah joined me.IMG_4381

Until next year…

Tiffany’s Wedding Week: The Wedding

After a week of hair, make up, heels and lot’s of parties, like the Hinna and Mikavh, my baby cousin, Tiffany got married!! Not only was this a special occasion for our family, but it was also Sarah’s first time as a flower girl.

The bride and her flower girl.

IMG_4217Instead of the traditional flower basket, Tiffany wanted Sarah to hold a sign that read, “Here comes your bride”. 10395831_10152944537801257_1804078420204475891_nSarah loved the honor and couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle.

Sarah got all dressed up for the special occasion. She had her hair curled at my mom’s salon and even got to wear red lipstick!

IMG_4219She loved it!

My cousins daughter, Daniella also walked down the aisle with Sarah. Here are the girls having a dance party before they head down the aisle. IMG_4220IMG_4221They were so cute together! IMG_4227My sister was also part of the bridal party. Here is my sister and Sarah.IMG_4282Trying to keep two toddlers in line while everyone was starting to make their way down the aisle was quite a challenge. IMG_4228They just wanted to dance and move around. After the last couple left the room I walked out with both girls and walked them to their starting point. They both stood their for a minute as everyone was staring at the two cute girls. It looked like a great time for the photographer to get some good shots. Unfortunately, my cousin has not yet received her wedding photos. The following pictures were taken with friends and family members phone. IMG_427610176127_10205527151007508_7865141323379732528_nThey both made their way down the aisle and went to their chairs. I quickly ran up the side to meet Sarah.

We watched as the bride and groom walked down the aisle into the chupah.IMG_4231IMG_4236Not even 5 minutes into the ceremony Sarah said she needed to pee. So we took a couple of pictures and headed back to the bridal room.IMG_4238I tried watching the ceremony from the room, but Sarah wanted to play.IMG_4242Finally inside the gorgeous ballroom!IMG_4256Sarah had so much fun!IMG_4248IMG_4246She was a little dancing queen. I however was exhausted. After a week of celebrations that included many salon trips and multiple nights in stilettos, I was done. I sat the majority of the night and took pictures of Sarah enjoying herself.

IMG_4251IMG_4252Then came the delicious dessert table! Yum was I in heaven!!IMG_4268My cousins and I are very close. We grew up together so it’s always fun when we are able to share in each others special occasions. One of my favorite pictures, it this picture of all of my cousins (on my dad’s side) with our grandpa. The cousins

“Cousins are childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends.” – Anonymous

Mazal tov Tiffany and Oren! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!!

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