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Our Summer Vacation – Boston

1st August 2012

The second part of our family vacation was in Boston.

It was three days of non-stop walking, “exciting” subway rides and lots of museums and attractions.

Our favorite stops included the Aquarium, the Museum of Science and the Museum of Art.

The kids LOVED their first subway rides, and it was just a really fun trip.

Again, I have way too many pics to go through, but I have a few to share for now.

I’ll be back with a more detailed post about what’s not to miss in Boston on a family trip!

A Family Weekend Getaway to Toronto

8th February 2012

We had a fantastic weekend away in Toronto this past weekend, with the kids.

We went to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

I got to go to a great dinner at Volos Restaurant with some fab ladies celebrating Winterlicious and #DineWithAmex

We shopped, ate and Starbucked at the Eaton Centre.

We explored the Distillery District, and took an insane amount of pics.

We had the BEST lunch at Mezes on the Danforth – can’t wait to go back.

We stopped at our new favorite kids’ toy store, Silly Goose Kids!

And of course, IKEA is always our last stop on the way out of town.

It was a great time and a much needed break from our day to day.

    What are your must sees when you’re in Toronto with the kids?

    A Family Trip To The Toronto Zoo

    1st September 2011

    Last Sunday, we surprised the kids with a trip to the Toronto Zoo – and we had a  BLAST.

    It had been over three years since the last time we had been there, so both kids had zero recollection of the last trip, and since both are very interested in animals, we thought it was the perfect time to go.

    We left early for Toronto and got there just after 10 a.m., at the same time as hundreds of other families. Other than the short wait at the door to buy tickets, the zoo is huge and can easily host all those people and not feel crowded or rushed in any way. We paid for our tickets, and also paid the extra $2.50 each so that we could see the special Stingray exhibit.

    We walked for HOURS, and not once did we hear, “I’m bored” – I call that a total win.

    My four year old loved the penguins, and we happily bought her a stuffed penguin and another penguin toy because, “Mommy I love penguins so much I have to have them at my home too, ok?”

    My seven year old, who has become quite the adventurous spirit in his old age, was very excited about seeing the stingray exhibit. Both he and his dad pet the stingrays, and my son even fed the stingrays some dead fish. This from a kid who was afraid of his own shadow less than a year ago. Every time he touched a stingray, he giggled and shrieked – it was fun to watch. His other favorite (and mine too) were the jellyfish – he and I stood and watched them for a very long time. They are really amazing to look at.

    If I have one major complaint, it’s that the animals refused to perform for us. Seriously, the lion was unimpressed, the giraffe completely ignored us and the polar bear was snoring away. Did they not know we were coming?? Also, FYI, animals smell – some more than others (I’m looking at you boa constrictor). 

    If we lived closer, we would have bought a membership but sadly we’re too far away to take advantage of the membership’s value. But, we had a blast and will definitely be back.

    Take your little people to the Toronto Zoo – they’ll love it.

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by no one but my husband’s wallet – thanks man friend.

    D.C. Road Trip

    7th August 2009

    Its decided – we are definitely hitting the road, and heading to Washington D.C. to visit my brother and his family. We are very excited to see their little people, one of which we have yet to meet. We are also excited because my husband and I have always wanted to go to D.C. so this will be a great opportunity to do both. We love to hit museums, and all the sites, but we also want to take the kids to places that they will enjoy as well.

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    Here`s where you come in. I need your suggestions for:

    • Must see attractions, museums, etc
    • Great places to take the kids
    • Best areas for shopping
    • Great restaurants

    I would love your input!! Please leave your suggestions in the comments so that I can use them for my itinerary!! Thanks so much!

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