Christmas in the Park 2017

I’ve always had a healthy love for Christmas, I mean after all  “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  But I think my love for it has escalated a few notches. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m getting a little older/a little wiser or just simply Pinterest! (Shrugs) the point is I love it a little more now!

My home smells like Christmas it’s semi Christmas looking, it could improve but, hey I tried! So I mean what else could we do to make us get a little more into the holiday….uummm….do Christmasy related activities. I used my bestfriemd google and searched for events around me and I found the perfect one. It was going to be hosted in a park near my moms house and the activities they were having really sold me. I was in!

The kids, mom, and I made our way to this little festival early Saturday and it was my mission to make sure the kiddos had an amazing time.

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Ladies and gentleman welcome to Christmas in the park!

The first thing Noah noticed was the swat team truck, so that was our first stop. He got to meet some of the swat team and he also got to put on the vest they use (they held it up because ya know it’s a little heavy) Kamilah was interested as well she got to wear their helmet and was also carried by one of the gentleman. And shared a few words with him. Kason was not so in to it, so he just stood by mom waiting for Noah.

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Dont mind Kamilah lol she felt so cool even though her knot got in the way. Once Noah was done asking questions we headed over to the bouncy houses they had. And let me tell you they had bunch! They decided to tackle the obstacle bouncy house first, it was brother against brother. At first i wasn’t to sure Kason would be able to do it but her surprised me. When the girl supervising yelled “go!” Kason took of running and jumped right in to action. Noah won but Kason was able to finish it all by himself so he was happy and Noah greeted him with a high five when he came ttumbling down the slide.

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They wanted to continue the jump house madness, but I told them that we needed to do other things and that we could jump later. With a little hesitation they followed my lead the played few games and won candies and little random toys here and there.

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Thats when i spotted it you guys! The best part of the whole festival..

THE PETTING ZOO!

Y’all I nearly lost my mind. I love animals but specially farm animals, my dad and brother own horses and I go see them every chance I get. My grandma has a bunch of farm animals so they have been a part of my up bringing. Anyways he boys and I went while my mom took Kamilah to ride the ponies. She loves horses and she isn’t afraid to ride them. She met us at the petting zoo soon after. I need to be honest I was trying to think of a master plan to kind of “borrow” this little cute pig, Noah on the other hand was trying to convince me not to. party pooper..the pig stayed just in case you’re wondering. They had bunnies, chickens, geese’s, goats, cows, a donkey, a long horn and sheeps. Ahh i think I enjoyed it more than the kids.

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I left the petting zoo without my little pig friend and we made our way to the arts and craft area. Where the kids ate some cookies, wrote on chalkboard and made a Santa Claus ornament. They had a few other tables for the kids but it was getting a little late and Kamilah was so sleepy but refused to go to sleep. So we didn’t get to make more arts and crafts. The kids didn’t really mind they were happy with their Santa Claus ornament.

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And that was basically our day at Christmas in the park!

And I knew my mission was accomplished when Noah said “you’re the best mom ever”

until next time

-Miriam

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Kamilah is T W O ! !

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Kamilah Savannah-Maree is T W O years old guys!! Where did time go? Like no seriously where did it all go?!?! I can vividly remember the day I had her. And I think that’s the day that I was truly complete. She’s seriously the best part of me. She might not look like me but when she was born there was something there that reminded me of me. And my dad has validated that time after time, he’s told me that he sees me in her. I’m not sure what it is yet but little quirks about her remind me about me.

She is for sure the better me shes a lot more funny than me, prettier, smarter, and a lot more brave than me. She is a ball of sass, ask anybody. But with the sass she has a little sweet and loveable side to her and when you get to see that side it just melts your heart. She is a hugger she loves to hug and they come at such random times which makes them 20 times better. Her personality is starting to shine brighter than before. She loves books, she would rip them apart at first but now she’ll just sit around and look through the pages. She is definitely a little book worm in the making like her mamma. I can go on and on about Ms. Kamilah but let me just say this…

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To my now two year old..

I love you more than you will ever know. And I wish you would stop growing and just stay little forever. But that’s just wishful thinking. As you continue to grow i hope that God gives me the tools and knowledge to help you grow into the person you need to be. I hope you continue to be who you are. Because you are pretty dang awesome! I hope you continue to pinch my nose and say “toot toot” everytime. I hope and pray that you know just how love you really are and just how much of blessing you are to your dad and I.

Happy Birthday

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October 15 started out like any other Sunday. I made breakfast and we sat around and watched movies until we had to leave to our destination. Now I went back and forth between making her a party or just having something small with family. I chose to just have something small for her and go all out next year for her third birthday.

We went to Gattis, which is an arcade for both little and big kids. We had an amazing time. The boys went crazy and played just about every game. Kamilah played what she could and just ran all over the place. Which is when I realized that my choice of shoes was probably not the best decision made. Needless to say it didn’t really matter becauae Kami enjoyed herself.

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We played for about two hours before we sat down, ate a little more and then brought out the cakes and opened up gifts. We got two cakes because Noahs birthday was in August and we were unable to throw him a party and I knew he kinda felt left out. Oh and by the way they totally butchered Kamis name, we just scratched out and went on. So we sang happy birthday to both of them at the same time. The funniest thing happened when Kamilah blew her candles I guess she wasn’t to sure on how to feel once the candle went out because she had a confuse look on her face soon after. Kason took the initiative to smash into Noahs cake like it was his birthday lol but we didn’t mind they were just having fun and Noah thought it was the funny.

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After the boys got cleaned and all tidy up it was time to open up gifts! Wwoohhoo!

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Noah got a watch that I forgot to take a picture of it but he was so happy. He loves watches even tough he rarely wears them.

Kamilah got a necklace that I again forgot to take a picture of but it is the cutest thing ever! She also got her beloved Trolls, a Troll little house and a my little pony toy.

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She was over the moon with her toys. I don’t know if she’ll remember this day or not but I know she had a great time. She was surrounded by people who truly love and care for her and that something that I will cherish for her.

And again sweet girl happy birthday and I love you sssoo much!!!!

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Kids Fall Staple Shoes

Fall is finally here and you know what that means…

N E W W A R D R O B E!!

Okay maybe not like a whole new one but you know add a few new items here and there, a girl can only dream. I think this is the part that I look forward to the most when the seasons change adding new pieces to my collection and watching my style change..which hasn’t changed at all. But you know whats best than adding to your wardrobe??

Adding to your kis(s) and dressing them in all the cute new clothes!! But this trip we took the our local stores I was on the hunt for shoes. For specific Fall staple pieces. I wanted to get the boys a boot or some oxford kind of shoes and for Kami I was specifically looking for ankle boots.

And I completed our mission and scored a few deals using RetailMeNot. Some of the stores were having deals so I was in heaven. I got them shirts and other little essentials but I wanted to show case what I broke my back for lol.

Like seriously I had a tiny heart attack every single time I saw what I was looking for its like the shoe gods were on my side or something.

Okay so I wont be stingy or whatever, I will be sharing where I got each pair of shoes. Because I want y’alls kids to look fab too! I say this because I feel like some people don’t like sharing where they get certain items from for whatever reason….

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This pair is for Kason. I was originally going to get them from the stores website but I am so glad I didn’t it! I got a little discount and I did not have to wait for them to be delivered. I feel like this pair will go with so many things I can dress him up or dress him down. They’re very versatile if you ask me.

Store: Kids GAP

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So this pair is obviously for Ms. Kami! When I saw them I just had to get them there was no leaving them behind. Sadly I did not get a discount because the store didn’t have any sales or coupons out there. But beauty is pain (even in the pockets) I love the color and just the overall look. She owns a pair of pink combat boots from the same store and I can tell you guys that they still look brand new.

Store: The Childrens Place

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This pair is for Noah, now I feel like these compare to Kasons are a bit different. I know they may look very similar but they give out very different vibes….makes sense? Maybe not but I don’t know they’re slightly different. Same as Kason’s they will go with a lot of outfits.

Store: Tommy Hilfiger

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 Last but certainly not least, these babies where exactly what I was looking for! I have been online searching for boots just like this since last month and I’ve had no luck, until now. I almost bumped into a couple trying to get to them so yes the struggle was real. I have no idea why I was even rushing to get to them because the rack was full of them but in my mind I thought otherwise. Anyways I cannot wait for her to wear them. The store where I got them from had so many cute clothes and shoes. I was impress.

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I am not done I wan to get the boys another pair, so I will be back on hunt soon. I am also planning on getting basic shirts and cute jackets so we can layer them.

I’m so excited and cant wait for the kids to wear them, be on the lookout for pictures. Hope you all enjoyed this little post

-Miriam

A Weekend With Us: The Zoo and Another Lazy Sunday

The crew and I took a trip to the zoo this past Saturday. It was great! The kids were so into the animals and asking so many questions. They were seriously amazed to see all the animals and to be so close in personal if you will. Kason and Noah walked the whole zoo while Ms. Diva (Kamilah) chose to take the easy route and sit in her stroller..she’s smart.

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We saw a show where they let birds fly all around, it was neat show. I mean I was blown away when a bird flew and took money off a guys hand (donation), and bring him back a bracelet. We also got the chance to feed the giraffes which was my F A V O R I T E ! 

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Besides it being like 90 something we enjoyed ourselves. Needless to say when we got home we all took a much needed nap.

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Sunday was another pretty relaxed day. We watched movies most of the day and went grocery shopping once the sun went down a bit.

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 Our weekends have been pretty relaxed for the past week or so, because we are trying to adjust to a small change made to our little family.

The kids start school soon so I plan on doing a little individual interview with the boys, to see how they feel about it.

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-Miriam

Repping World 101: How To Get Started

I am not too sure if I have shared this or not but Kamilah is a rep for small shops. You’re probably asking your self “what’s a brand rep”, “what does a brand rep do?” and “how can my child become one?”

To answer the first and second question in one a brand rep is somebody who represents a brand and promotes it on social media by taking awesome pictures show casing their work. Sometimes you will be sharing discounts the shop is having as well. In return you will get very good discount and sometimes you will get free items. It all depends on the shop.

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It’s like your child becomes a model over night and you are now a mommager, I’ve always wanted to say that!

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You will be surprise on how easy it is to become a brand rep. Usually the small shop will hold a bran rep search/enthusiast search. To enter you will usually have to repost the contest picture and then under that picture they will ask you to say why you would like your child to be a rep for the shop. They will also ask for you to say a few things about you child, like their age and personality. Then the shop will go through all the entries and pick their rep team. The size of the teams depends on the shop owner and sometimes she will have different categories. Some shops will start you off as brand fans and you can move up from there.

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 Dont get discourage if your baby doesn’t get chosen, it’s nothing against them, keep trying. Kamilah didn’t get picked for the first couple of times I entered her into rep searches. And at first I was like “okay I’m done” but I had to remind myself that we had just started this journey. Kamilah  was finally chosen to be a brand fan for a small shop called leolaskybows. We are still repping for her and we recently became brand enthusiast this past rep search.

We’ve been repping for almost 6 months now and I love it. I try to stick with bows and clothes but there so many stuff you can rep. I’ve met a lot of awesome mom’s and met some of the sweetest shop owners. I love that me and Kamilah can be a part of helping their shops grow. That’s what all this is about helping a shop grow and empowering other women! And I am all for that.

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If you have any other questions please feel free to leave them down below..

-Miriam

 

 

 

 

 

How I feel about Kason starting Pre-K..

 Kason is officially starting school this coming August! I will be a mommy to two kids in school how freaking cool is that?!?

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With this new milestone approaching us i am having very mixed emotions. I’m excited but kind of scared not because I think he will be overwhelmed or that he will cry as I walk away..oh no he will love school and probably be that little kid who waves by to his parents. Like “see ya!”

I’m nervous because I know my child lol I know he likes to play and be himself. Kason is an awesome child don’t get me wrong. It’s just that he has a very energetic personality and he likes to make people laugh. He can be shy but once he is comfortable oh its on! As I’m typing this he is jumping and dancing to Moana while his sister just sits on the couch. Some people can handle his personality while others just sit and watch and probably think to themselves “looorrddd!” But that’s just who he is, he is a very happy, energetic, and all around kid.

He’s very smart for his age and likes to learn new things which comforts me in away. He knows his colors, shapes, and numbers. His dad bought him some mickey mouse cards with colors and shapes and he would sit with him for 30 mins a day going over and over the shapes and colors. Kason loved it, he would bring the cards and ask his daddy to ask him what color/shape was that. He also understands Spanish.

I’m sure he will be fine because again I know him it’s just the pre-k jitters setting in. We still have a few months to go and I have to tackle some of his little habits. Which include him having a bed time. He is a total night owl which is not good at all although he will be going to school in the afternoon I want him to get enough rest and hopefully his brother has an influence in some way. So far that hasn’t worked because Noah is out within minutes after laying down and Kason is still up wanting snacks.

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We have some work to do I know that much. I will also be buying him and his brother some books so they can work on them during the summer! *saracasm* Wwoohhoo they’re going to love me!

-Miriam