Last weekend, the Doctor and the Dad packed up the car, buckled up the kids and headed up the coast for our absolute, no-doubt-about-it favorite event of the year: The California Avocado Festival.
For three days, our family consumed as much of the green stuff as possible, including fried avocado wedges, avocado ice cream, avocado whoopie pies, avocado beer (Mom and Dad only, of course), and chips with loads of delicious dip scooped straight out of the World’s Largest Vat of Guacamole.
Want to take your little ones on a fun theme park vacation this summer? Mickey Mouse isn’t the only game in town! Although we’ve enjoyed our family trips to Disneyland a couple of times in the past, we recently took our three kids to LEGOLAND for the first time – and it definitely won’t be our last!
Here are some tips and tricks we learned on our LEGOLAND visit that can help make yours a resounding success:
Our long holiday weekend felt even longer than usual. That’s because The Doctor went out of town for a fun-filled girls’ weekend in Nashville, leaving The Dad and all three kids to fend for themselves.
Today we celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day like this:
and it reminded us of when we used to celebrate it like this:
It also reminded us of the time we went to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day for our big “babymoon” vacation right before we started having kids. Here are some of the shenanigans we got ourselves into back then:
Today’s Ask the Doctor and the Dad question comes from the Doctor herself! It’s a question she asked herself repeatedly in the days leading up to our big family trip to Disneyland last week, and it went a little something like this:
Should I rent a wheelchair at Disneyland because I’m eight months pregnant? Or should I just try to tough it out? Maybe I should tough it out and walk. After all, I’m a badass chick, so I should be able to do this! But being super pregnant also makes me get tired just walking across the living room right now, plus my butt hurts constantly. So maybe I should get a wheelchair? I don’t know. Hmmm. What do you think I should do?
– Amber (The Doctor)
The Doctor and the Dad (and the Daughter and the Son) are on vacation this week. And let us tell you, it is awesome!
If you and your brood haven’t taken a big, relaxing break together lately, you really owe it to yourselves to schedule one. Research shows that family vacations contribute positively to family bonding, communication and solidarity. Plus, they’re a ton of fun, too!
…Unless, of course, they end up being as disappointing…