Jul 29, 2014

A Toddler in Rhode Island aka 101 Ways to Jump in the Ocean
and the Time for Mom Hop

There are many ways a toddler can fall into the water in Rhode Island, after all it is called the Ocean State!  We learned this on our trip recently, a lot of activities are centered around or near the water which is fun for toddlers but also nerve wracking for parents!  Here are a few of the many ways Carter tried to get into the ocean while on our trip!

First he tried climbing over the side of the boat.  Also note that we were on the upper level of the boat so the fall would have been from two stories.

You can also run full speed into the ocean and get hits by waves.  Thankfully this time with his bathing suit on!

Speaking of full speed, toddlers love running full speed towards the unguarded edges of any and all docks.  Including the one in this picture!  I'm pretty sure it's some sort of toddler code to make all adults nearby nervous.

You can also try your hand at rock climbing.  Just don't slip and fall into the treacherous waves below!

Last but not least, just some good old fashioned rock throwing to get you and everyone around you soaking wet with sea water before lunch.  Always a fun toddler ocean activity!

What are the ways your kid likes playing in the water?

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Jul 28, 2014

Scenes from Newport, RI!

For my birthday last week we headed up to Rhode Island and visited Newport, amongst other things!  Our trip started in Newport, but we also visited Mystic Seaport, Providence and Jamestown!  But for today let's talk about Newport!  Going in I really didn't know what to expect.  Everyone said "oh it's so nice there!" "I love it there!" etc.  I was expecting a cute little New England town, so I was honestly surprised by how big it was!  If you've been there you might disagree, but it was just a lot bigger than I had set myself up to expect.

Newport reminds me of a fancy Key West.  A touristy spot on the water, but with less drunken debauchery and more fancy restaurants and shops.  The views of the water were spectacular and we all loved walking along the docks and seeing all the boats!  We also took a boat tour, visited the Breakers historic mansion and walked along the beautiful cliff walk!

Here are just a few of the shots from that day!  I can't show you everything because I took way too many photos!

On the road to Rhode Island!

 At The Breakers mansion.  We're thinking about moving in.

View from the cliff walk.  Don't worry, Andrew's making sure Carter doesn't fall over the side!


 Bowen's Wharf.

This was taken on Tuesday when Carter and I went back for my birthday and Andrew had to work.  On Saturday this was completely packed with people!

 View of Newport from the boat ride.

 Shark touch tank at the "save the bay" aquarium!  Carter squealed with delight each time he touched the sharks!

 Touching the crabs in the touch tank!

My cute birthday lunch date at22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grill, which if I am being completely honest, was just "okay."  The view was great, but the food was mediocre.

We did a lot of other stuff on this trip besides going to Newport, which I'll share this week!  I know you're excited!

Have you ever been to Newport?  What did you think of it?

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Jul 25, 2014

OOTD: Newport Tourist

I have always been jealous of those fashion bloggers who seem to find the perfect background for their photos each time!  Most of the time I just take my photos in the back room of my house because it is the best room for natural light and I am slightly embarrassed to go outside to take my photos.  On the other hand, the one thing those fashion bloggers whose photos always turn out so well seems to be taking the pictures outside.  And who really cares what your neighbors think anyways?

This time I lucked out because we were on vacation this past week, which makes it totally normal to stand in awkward positions and take pictures of yourself!  You have to show you were at that tourist destination after all!  Plus, being in Rhode Island gave me some gorgeous scenery as my backdrops!

This outfit photo was taken at the Breakers mansion!  In this case the natural lighting wasn't the best, as you can barely see the design on my shirt or my necklace!


To me the star of this outfit is my new shirt.  I am just so in love with this shirt!

I wore jeans because the forecast called for low 70s and overcast that day.  I regretted it pretty quickly, but in the afternoon we went for a boat tour around the harbor so I was glad I ended up wearing them after all!

What I wore: 
Shirt: Limited // Jeans: LOFT // Necklace: Stella & Dot

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