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Recap of our trip to Rogers City, Michigan

By on October 30, 2017

Oh Happy Fall Weather! Shout out to all my Florida peeps who are wearing Uggs, mittens and scarfs on this cold day. All you northerners can officially make fun of us.

So I have been a bit MIA because we went to Michigan on Thursday the 19th for my brother-in-laws wedding. It was such a beautiful weekend. The weather was perfection and we had the best time. If it didn’t get so freezing cold there I would move there in a heartbeat. I always get sad when we leave our family up there. Just a heads up this is going to be a super long post on our trip because I want to make sure we remember every bit of it.


We flew up Thursday and this was the girls first real flight, Ashlyn had only been on a plane when she was a newborn so it was really exciting for them. We flew Frontier and it was a really nice plane. Very spacious seats, only downfall was they didn’t recline unless you upgraded to a different seat. Overall a great airline. (Not sponsored but I had been wondering about it prior to flying and am happy to report it was great.)

Anyway we flew into Detroit then had to drive 4 hours to Rogers City. The kids did so well. They played with toys, colored and then we sang Disney songs when they were over all their stuff. The best part was driving down the hills and we would have them hold their hands up and scream. So freaking cute.

We stayed with Branden’s brother Robert and his wife Angie so we got there and hung out Thursday night while the kids watched movies. The next day we went to the hall where the reception was going to be and the kids got to see their cousins Elliot and Russell. It was so cute seeing them all together. After a day there we took the kids to the park and beach before rehearsal dinner. The weather was gorgeous and we took the kids on the rock wall. Ashlyn and Everly were scared but eventually walked back instead of being held. They loved running around the beach too. It was nice just sitting there watching them play.

We headed back to the hall where we ate dinner and our family did a little birthday celebration for all the kids since they don’t get to celebrate with them normally. It was seriously so sweet. They got them each their own little cake and gifts. As my brother-in-law Robert said “I think Gertie was going to vibrate out of her seat she was so happy.”

Saturday was the wedding so I hung out at home while Branden went with his brothers to get ready. Everly and I both weren’t feeling well so we took our time getting ready. I also did our niece Emily’s hair then we headed out to this gorgeous barn where the wedding was. I mean talk about breath taking. I was obsessed. The ceremony was so sweet. They have been together for 19 years so it was just fun to see them be emotional even after all these years.

When the wedding was over our nieces Emily and Chelsea took the kids to their grandma’s house to play while we went on the bus with everyone to take pictures and have some drinks. Definitely nice to get that kid free time since it is so rare for Branden and me to get anytime without kids. I captured a hilarious moment with one of my brother-in-law Rodney’s oldest friends and Branden. The two of them together are so funny and they ended up matching so I was like aw you guys hold hands. Like if you want entertainment these two are the best.

At the wedding we got to see Branden’s cousin and her girls. I was so excited for our girls to finally meet. I just adore his cousin Brittany because she is literally the sweetest person ever and her and Branden (along with her sister Sarah who we really missed) have the cutest relationship. Watching all our kids together was by far the highlight of the trip.

On Sunday we went to Branden’s grandpa’s house where we saw his Mom’s side of the family. The kids were spoiled with a little train type ride. Even the adults got in on it. The kids also made a tiny little leaf pile which was funny. Poor Florida kids thought their tiny pile was something awesome.

Next we headed to Knaebe’s apple farm where they played, fed animals and went on a carriage ride. After that we headed to Branden’s Dad’s farm and went on a buggy ride through their property. They were so nervous but had fun. They also played with these super old trucks that Branden and his siblings played with as kids. It was cool to just watch them experience things their dad did as a child.

This was hands down my favorite trip up there. Seeing our kids playing with their cousins and enjoying such a beautiful place where their dad grew up made me just feel so happy.

I am now on a mission to make yearly or every other year trips up in the summer happen so we can get Branden’s other cousin and her kids up there so we will really have a big group of kids to watch play and grow up together.

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Life Lately: Disney’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

By on December 5, 2015

I feel like I am so behind on posting about what we have been up to. This month has been pretty busy. 
The second weekend of November we went up to Disney for their Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. If you ever get the chance to go to it I definitely suggest it. The parade is to die for! 
I had gone when I was younger and I was really wanting to take the kids this year since the girls are at such a fun age for Disney. We met up with our friends Melissa, Mike and their daughter Hailey. 

We did some rides then headed over to the parade. If you are going to go try to go to one of the earlier nights they have the event because it wasn’t crazy trying to get a spot for the parade and we walked on to all of the rides. 

At the parade the kids were in complete amazement. Ashlyn didn’t stop waving the entire time. It was adorable. Everly screamed like a teenage girl seeing a boy band when Minnie and Mickey went by. I seriously can not handle these two. Ace sat on my lap and loved everything. Seeing how amazed they were by it all made my life. This is what being a mother is all about. The moments that make all the hard times worth it. 

After the parade we went on some more rides and we got the kids a gift from the Buzz Lightyear ride store. It was getting late so we headed out around 11. 

The next day we met up with my bestie Kat and her girls at a mall near by. It had an M&M store which was really fun for Ace and her girls. They also had a play area in the mall that the kids spent time at playing. I wish our mall had one. It was nice to just let them run around and not be outside in the heat. 

Sunday we met up with my other friend Andrea and her crew. She has 3 kids so it’s always fun for me to meet up with Moms with a lot of kids pretty close in age. They understand the chaos. She has an older son and two girls too so it was cute seeing what my life will be like in a few years since her young is my oldest age. We had a short trip since we were heading home and they had to get to Epcot for their fast passes. I wish I had planned our trip better so we could have spent more time with them but next time! 

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Disney Trip Day Two: Magic Kingdom

By on September 18, 2015

On day two of our last Disney Trip we headed over to the most Magical place on Earth. If you want to read more about our first day go HERE.

Magic Kingdom is a park I really feel you need to plan to get the most out of it. Since we go to the parks a lot we knew what rides we were willing to miss out on and what rides we wanted to focus on. My kids had never been on Jungle Cruise so I wanted to make sure we got on that one. We originally got Fast Passes for Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tales with Belle and Barnstormer (Me) and Thunder Mountain (Branden). My plan was to go over to Adventure Land first and ride Aladdin’s Magic Carpet ride then use our Fast Pass on Jungle Cruise. When we got there both rides were empty so I moved out Jungle Cruise Fast Pass to Winnie the Pooh a little later on. We rode both of those then headed over to the Haunted Mansion. It was about a 15 minute wait and moved pretty quickly. 

We then headed over to It’s a Small World and that is another ride I haven’t appreciated in a long time. It’s a ride I loved as a child but obviously grew out of and now that I have children who love it I have to make sure we get on it. It’s also never a long wait. We walked right on. We then went over to Mickey’s PhilharMagic which is a really cute 3D show. My kids love this one. Also, it’s a good place to take a break from the heat. We got lucky and walked up right when they were letting people into the theater. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. 
We had lunch at 11:15am. We wanted to get in early before the crowds. I can not tell you how much nicer this is. When lunch time hits the lines and crowds just become too much. Everyone (mainly kids) are cranky and hot and it’s just no fun. Our kids were all in awesome moods so we figured lets do this now! We had brought lunch for the kids and Bran and I ordered a caesar salad, pizza and then Branden also got sides and a drink for Ace. It was probably one of the cheapest meals we ever had at Disney, ha! I highly suggest bringing your own food in if you can for even some of what you eat throughout he day. Not having to wait in lines for snacks or even food for your kids is so nice. We were able to get them seated and fed right away. 
After lunch we headed over to Winnie the Pooh to use our Fast Passes. We also picked up a Baby Swap at Mine Train for later. If you have babies, use the Baby Swap! We then did the teacups, which is one of my favorites. It’s never a long wait and all the kids love it. 
Our Fast Passes for Enchanted Tales with Belle wasn’t for another hour but we wanted to leave that area so we decided to swap out that Fast Pass for Buzz Lightyear for when we came back at night. After that we headed over to Barnstormer, got a Baby Swap for later and let Ace play at the Casey Jr. Splash N’ Soak Station. We had a total parent fail and didn’t bring bathing suits like I originally wanted to. We then went to the Train and took it to the front of the park so we could leave and have a break for naps. 
We originally had a plan for the night to get on the train and head over to Thunder Mountain. We decided against that since the babies would have to be waiting around in the stroller so we switched out that Fast Pass for Tomorrow Land Speedway. Ace loves this ride and Branden likes taking him on it so I figured that would be a good one for just the two of them to ride. It’s also a fun one to ride in the dark.
When we got back to the park we headed over to Barnstormer to use our Fast Pass and Baby Swap so Branden and I could each ride with Ace. It was really hot at this point and looked like it might rain so we then headed over to Dumbo, another family favorite. The wait was about 30 minutes but they have the play area inside and we used the option to go in there and wait for the line to go down a bit. We actually ended up letting the kids play for probably a half hour or so because they were having so much fun and it was so cool in there. We also worried about the rain so we took full advantage of that play area. The Speedway Fast Passes were coming up so we finally hopped in line and waited maybe 10 minutes and it was nice and dark out by this point. I love riding Dumbo when it’s dark. Branden said Everly got nervous on this one. I rode with Ashlyn and Ace and they always love it. 
Bran and Ace used their Fast Passes on Speedway and I took the girls over to the #IncrediblessSuperDanceParty. They were both dancing in their stroller so I took them out for a bit and Mr. Incredible freaked them out, poor girls. 
Once Branden and Ace got back they danced for a bit then we went over to the People Mover and rode that. Ashlyn and Ace loved it but poor Everly got really nervous on it. She moved close to Ace when it got dark and he had his arm around her. I can’t even handle how sweet he is with his sisters. 
We then used our Fast Passes on Buzz Lightyear. I rode with Everly and Branden took Ashlyn and Ace. Branden is such a big kid, he always tries to score the highest and is super competitive. It cracks me up. Everly and I just relaxed. 
The kids, especially the girls, were getting tired so we decided to use our Baby Swaps to ride Mine Train. I really love this ride. Again, another ride we love to ride in the dark. Ace hates seeing the old witch at the end and closes his eyes but everything else he loves. 
After that we headed out of the park while everyone else was watching the fireworks. We got to our bus which was already pretty busy and got on the second one that came up since we wouldn’t have been able to stand with the kids.

I must say there was some really sweet people who saw us struggling bit to get the kids off the bus and helped us off. It’s always a bit of a struggle with the double stroller and the girls still needing to be carried off. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the generosity of people who offer to help. 
The next day we headed to Hollywood Studios!

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5 Best Character Breakfasts in Disney World

By on June 26, 2015

Today I am so excited to welcome Roxie Reynolds from I Heart Dreaming to Guest Post on Perfectly Imperfect Mom today. She is talking about one of my favorite places, Disney World! 


Hello, my name is Roxie Reynolds. I’m a Disney obsessed college student from South Carolina. If you’re also a Disney fan come check out my blog I Heart Dreaming, where you may find anything from “Best resorts for families of 5 or more” to “50 Ways to Make Walt Disney World More Romantic”. You can also find me on Facebook , I Heart Disney Facebook Group, and Twitter

Character meals are one of the best parts about eating at Disney. Children love to meet their favorite characters while enjoying Disney’s famously delicious food options. Breakfast is the perfect choice for a character meal because the excitement and magic will set the tone for the day. Always book your character meals as far in advance as possible. Disney recommends at least 180 days in advance. 

5. Animal Kingdom Tusker House 

If you’re starting your day at Disney World in the Animal Kingdom, consider booking a character breakfast at the Tusker House. This popular restaurant is located in the Africa section in Animal Kingdom at the Harambe Marketplace. At this breakfast you will get to hobnob with Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Goofy and Mickey Mouse. The best part is each character will be decked out in safari gear — fitting outfits for the environment. The restaurant is buffet-style and features a mix of classic American breakfast favorites and interesting African choices. You will find eggs, mickey waffles, quiche, and cereal right alongside basmati rice with lemon, cinnamon and cardamom and a tasty coconut sweet potato casserole. The ambiance is one of the biggest draws. The buffet is found in a “plaza-like” enclosure with colorful cloths slung up in the thatched roof. 
Expect to pay around $18 for a kid’s breakfast and $30 for adults. 

4. Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare

This tongue-twister breakfast is located at the Disney’s Grand Floridian resort in the popular 1900 Park Fare restaurant. If you’re looking for a character breakfast in a sweet environment, this one is for you. The restaurant is fully decorated in a “fancy”, Victorian carousel theme. The room is awash in crèmes, pinks, and golds with impressive carousel statues scattered throughout. Look for the large, elaborate organ called “Big Bertha”. Kids will get to meet and take photos with unique characters such as Alice, the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh. The food is classic and sure to please everyone. In the buffet you’ll find an array of fruits, pastries, pancakes, bacon, and eggs, but the most famous item on the menu is the strawberry soup, so make sure you give that a try. 
Expect to pay around $13 for a kid’s breakfast and $25 for adults. 

3. Crystal Palace 

Your morning at The Magic Kingdom Park can get off to a truly magical start with the character breakfast The Crystal Palace. This Disney favorite was designed to emulate an 1800’s Victorian Greenhouse with sweeping white architecture, expansive windows, and plenty of topiaries and tropical palms. You’ll find Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh making their way through this sunny breakfast spot, entertaining kids and posing for pictures. The breakfast is buffet-style and features fresh fruit, cereal, pastries, eggs, and the popular build-your-own omelet station. 
Expect to pay around $15 for a kid’s breakfast and $25 for adults. 

2. Chef Mickey’s 

Chef Mickey’s has always been the most popular character dining destination at Disney, and with good reason: it’s a total classic. One benefit to Chef Mickey’s over some of the other restaurants is that the restaurant serves both breakfast and brunch. Having the brunch option is nice for those days when the family needs to sleep in a little to get extra rest. The characters at Chef Mickey’s are the classic Disney favorites: Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto. Each character is dressed up in chef jackets and hats, which adds to the fun atmosphere. Chef Mickey’s is not a relaxing, quiet breakfast locale. Of all the character meals, Chef Mickey’s is the most rambunctious. Expect lots of laughter, music, singing, and general loud merriment. The décor at Chef Mickey’s is colorful and contemporary, which is perfect because the restaurant is located in the Contemporary Resort right outside the Magic Kingdom. The restaurant is easily accessed by the monorail, which just so happens to run directly through the restaurant. The fare is classic and American. 
Expect to pay $18 for a kid’s breakfast and $33 for adults. 

1. Cinderella’s Castle

The breakfast at Cinderella’s Castle is a unique experience, and quite different from other options. First, this is the only breakfast included on this list that is not buffet style. The price of the meal is higher, but if your kids are interested in Disney princesses, the price is a small one to pay. At this breakfast, children will be greeted by the likes of Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Jasmine. Children are encouraged to dress up in their own princess/prince costumes. The venue of the restaurant is impressive since it is located right within the castle. You’ll have views of sweeping stone arches, rich carpeting, medieval style tapestries and flags, and glittering candelabras. The food on this menu is fancier which is befitting to the setting. You’ll find items such as caramel apple stuffed French toast, beef tenderloin and egg, and poached lobster and shrimp. 
Expect to pay around $35 for a child’s breakfast and $55 for adults.



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Guest Post: Tips for Holiday Travel with Kids

By on November 24, 2014

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I’m no stranger to air travel with kids.  We took our first airplane ride when our oldest daughter was 4 months old and she’s now been on over 100 airplanes and visited 9 states and 27 countries.  We’re now a family of five and as our family has grown, our luggage space seems to have shrunk and I’ve had to get creative with packing in order to avoid extra baggage fees.

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Traveling in the summer months with kids is a big enough challenge, but traveling in the winter time AND during present giving season presents its own unique challenges!  Here are some tips for surviving holiday travel with kids:
  • Pack light because the clothes are heavy.  Pack clothes for the whole family that can be worn multiple times like jeans and things that can layer and mix and match.  I am always tempted to pack extra clothes for the kids in case of spills and messes but I also know that pajamas tops can be used as emergency undershirts and things that aren’t soiled can be reworn if necessary.
  • Pack all the hats, gloves and coats in a carry-on duffle bag.  This way you’ll have them all handy when you arrive at your destination and need them but you won’t have to manage multiple extra things at security and when boarding/deplaning.
  • Leave the big and heavy gifts for the kids at home. There is no need to lug unnecessary large or heavy items both ways.  Instead, take a picture of the gift for older kids or just a small part of the gift for younger kids to play with (this also helps prolong the holiday excitement when you get home!)
  • Shop when you get there or online and ship ahead.  Instead of buying gifts for people where you’re traveling to, wait to shop until you get there (if you’ll have time) or order the items online and have them shipped directly to your destination.
  • Leave room in your luggage for coming back.  If you’re visiting family for the holidays, you’ll most likely have gifts (or after-holiday shopping steals) to bring back and while you can ship them, I like to have extra room available in my suitcases.  I’ve used a few different strategies for having space including:
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    • Nesting suitcases.  Fill a small or mid-sized suitcase and pack it inside a larger suitcase or pack a soft sided duffle bag in your suitcase which gives you around twice the luggage space coming back and saves you from paying extra baggage fees.
    • Take disposable items you’ll need.  When traveling in the summer I usually have my family pick up diapers and wipes for us but in the winter I usually take enough for the trip (and I always take our favorite snacks and baby food).  Once we’ve used up the diapers and eaten the snacks we have extra room in our suitcase to bring back our new treasures.
    • Use expandable suitcases.  Most suitcases now have an expandable portion that zips out to give you more packing space.  I always leave it zipped up when we go so I’m guaranteed to have extra space coming back.
    • Pack gifts.  Take the gifts you have for your family in your suitcase instead of shipping ahead so you have room to bring back the gifts they give you in exchange.
  • Pack little travel surprises in the kids’ carry-ons.  I like to go to the dollar section of my favorite store and pick up little games, books and craft items to surprise the kids with on the plane.  During the holidays I try to get holiday themed items to help them get excited!
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I am a full time stay-at-home mommy to three, part time ballet teacher and dedicated author of Beyond Mommying.  I love traveling and sharing the world with my children which led to our decision to undertake homeschooling.  With a first grader, toddler and one in between, my mommying journey is never dull and constantly takes me new places and teaches me more than I ever thought I could know about love, patience and this big, confusing world we live in.  I have a B.A. in Dance Education and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction focused in Early Childhood Education and use my skills and education to guide my mommy life.


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Weekend Rewind

By on June 23, 2014

Happy Monday! Today I am starting my second round of The 21 Day Fix! Woot! 
I will post more on that later.
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This past weekend was my best friend’s birthday and we spent the weekend in the Keys. So. much. fun! It was her 30th so we decided we needed to do something big and we went Parasailing.
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I have always wanted to do it so it was perfect to do it now. 
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We mostly just hung around the pool, went snorkeling and enjoyed a little sunset dip at the sandbar since it was a kids free weekend.   

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Michigan Trip Day 2

By on June 24, 2013

After our long travel day we had to get up the next morning and get ready for Herman’s Memorial Service.

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Lunch after Herman’s Service

It was nice to see everyone but hate that it had to be under those circumstances. It was a nice service and afterwards we had lunch where my child decided to be the messiest eater ever! I swear if you put a white shirt on him, he will destroy it in 2 seconds flat.

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Feeding the bunnies

After Ace’s nap Branden’s Mom and the rest of his siblings and baby nephew Elliot all came over to his brother Rodney’s house where we had a bar-b-q and hung out.

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Salsa face! He looked like the Joker
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Those eyes! 
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Aunt Angie is so sweet with Ace
While we were waiting for dinner to be done Ace played outside and got to help Aunt Rochelle feed the bunnies. It is so beautiful there and the weather, though cold, was so nice. I was so over the Florida heat and humidity that I was really loving it there.

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Trying to pick up Elliot
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Baby Elliot wasn’t a fan

Ace was obsessed with his little cousin. Elliot is only 3 months old so he wasn’t as big of a fan of Ace as Ace was of him.

Next up: Ace’s Michigan Birthday Picnic!


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Michigan Trip Day 1: Traveling up North

By on June 21, 2013

As most of you know Branden’s Step Dad passed away in early June and we bumped up our Michigan trip so we could make it to his Memorial Service last Friday.

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The first day of our trip was a travel day. We woke up at 5am and headed to the airport for our flight, got right through security and boarded our plane within 10 minutes. The plane wasn’t completely full so we got to sit in the back so Ace didn’t bother anyone with his lovely seat kicking skills, the stewards were amazing and the flight went great.

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We land and get word that Branden’s step sister, who had a layover in Baltimore with us had a her connection canceled and we were slightly worried that ours would also be canceled.

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Someone was nervous when we took off

Thankfully we got her and her daughter on our flight and after a 3 hour delay headed to Detroit. Ace passed out on the flight and we made it to Detroit around 6. We then had a 5 hour drive ahead of us.

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Hanging with cousin Hailey in the Airport

Ace did really well considering the long day. Bran’s step sister Rita seriously made our drive so much easier. She is hilarious and super funny and we were all just cracking jokes the entire time.

We finally got to Rogers City around midnight and were ready for bed. I thought this was going to be the worst of our traveling, boy was I wrong! Our way home was insane!

I promise the rest of our trip was much more interesting and will have better pictures, ha!


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Summer Travel:Visiting Liverpool with Children: Satisfying Little Minds

By on May 17, 2013

It’s not always easy to keep little ones busy and amused; especially when you’re visiting a big city where there’s so much going on that not all of it will be based around them. With the summer holidays just around the corner, trying to keep schedules busy to avoid boredom is inevitable and, with a  trip to Liverpool, you can guarantee plenty of itinerary fillers to ensure inquisitive minds are satisfied. 
As part of your visit to the city, you’ll undoubtedly want to explore its culture rich side and so you should! There’s so much to see that helps to contextualise the city’s importance in various aspects of history. From maritime to sport and music, Liverpool has played a huge part in much of it – it’s no wonder the city was named Capital of Culture in 2008! 
Of course, visiting with children and sightseeing doesn’t always go hand in hand, which is why a good balance is needed to ensure kids are happy too. There’s nothing worse than having squabbling children dragging their feet behind you so making sure you incorporate some child-friendly activities into your visit to Merseyside will help to keep every member of your family happy. 
Yellow Duckmarine 
What better way to explore the city and see the sights than on board the  Yellow Duckmarine? This superb amphibious vehicle helps you to tour the city on land and by water and offers a superb, and unique, way to appreciate the beauty and heritage of the waterfront. 
Adults are priced at £11.95 and children cost £8.95 (off peak), or you could save money by purchasing a family ticket for £36. Babies can ride free of charge, but for safety reasons, only two can travel per boat, so make sure you inform the operators of any babes beforehand. 
Underwater Street 
As part of your visit to Pier Head, spend some quality hours as a family at this funky interactive discovery centre. While the Pier Head may be home to the second site for The Beatles Story, perfect for the grownups, little ones will love a visit to  Underwater Street. 
From crafts and construction areas to sensory and physical zones, the various areas of this attraction will appeal to everyone who fancies a bit of good old fashioned fun, in favour of technical wizardry and technological gadgets. 
Spaceport 
Hop across the river to the Wirral and you will find Spaceport, an attraction that takes you on a journey through space and time with the help of several themed galleries, as well as a planetarium show voiced by none other than Harry Potter legend, Rupert Grint. 
Until the 1st September, you will also find the new Time Travellers Exhibition, which includes realistic replicas of Cybermen, Sontaran and Daleks from the hit TV show, Doctor Who. 
These are just three of the multitude of options available for a trip to Liverpool with kids. Combine any of these with a visit to Knowsley Safari Park, Splashworld and of course, the Tate Liverpool, and you can guarantee a fun-filled, diverse stay in this maritime city. 
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Craving Autumn Time!

By on August 27, 2012

I think it is safe to say that everyone loves Fall. In South Florida it is a miracle if it gets cool enough to wear a jacket in the Fall time. Despite the lack of chilly weather we do lose the gross humidity that seems to plague us most of the year.

This year we are heading to Michigan a couple weeks before the official start of Fall but I know it is going to feel like it when I get there. I have already picked out cute clothes for Ace to wear and I can’t wait to get my favorite boots out! You can see my obsession over those here and here.

I can’t wait to go to Knaebe’s and have apple cider and eat some yummy donuts and get apples. I have been dying to bring Ace there. It screams Autumn! I also  can’t wait to put his Football Beanie on his little head and take pictures of him running around.

Here are some snap shots of our trip there 3 years ago.

It slobbered all over me, notice my sister in law in the background laughing at me

Check out Bella’s face? She is the cutest!

With half of Bran’s siblings and their significant others. Love them!

Bella was running to her Uncle Branden, swoon!

Check me out! 

Rochelle taught me to make caramel apples

Finished product! 

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