Sunday, July 7, 2013

Week recap and Pieces of Happy

I almost decided not to link up with Kenzie at Chasing happy for her weekly link-up of Pieces of Happy this week, because there wasn't that much great about it, but it ended well so I changed my mind :)

The first part of the week went fine, I had all our meals planned out until the 4th because I figured we would find some bbq somewhere and Alex's grandparents were visiting after so I figured we would eat out a lot... well I was wrong.

But before that, we did go to one of the coolest parks here in the Monterey Bay area: The Dennis the Menace park. It's fun for kids and grownups who still act like kids (aka: me)
Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey, CA
The slide in front of the sun-shaped bridge was the BEST. It's covered in rollers. So much fun. The three of us went down it a bunch of times. 

On the 4th we did go to the last hour of a celebration at the Courthouse here in Monterey. The two of us girls were all dressed up patriotic, but Alex only wore a blue shirt which we had to convince him to change into, lol.

Before we left I busted out my 3D glasses I got from the dollar store a while ago. How cool is this?

4th of July Sunglasses (April Sprinkles)
The kiddo was holding the glasses :)
April Sprinkles

And here I am in all my RWB glory! haha. It felt a lot less awkward being at the park where people were dressed way more crazy than I was. Lots of old ladies smiled at kiddo and I though, and that made us feel much better.

So we shared some grub (what was left anyway), got a balloon dog, and enjoyed some great live music!

Then, and probably the best part of the day, we went and saw Despicable Me 2!!! Love that movie! 

After, we stopped and picked up some pizza for dinner. The rest of the night was boring because we didn't want to drive an hour and back to see fireworks. We ended up watching them on tv, and looking at some from the parking lot. Not too impressive for a 4th of July.

The next day I made the three of us delicious French Toast for breakfast. Then we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with the marine's grandparents. It's a great place to go to, and I'm sure will be another post if I ever get around to looking through all the photos I took, lol.

There were SO MANY PEOPLE. The queue wasn't full, but it was enough to feel a little bit anxious once we got inside and had to fight the crowds of people who don't know how to properly form lines... Oh wait, this is Pieces of Happy... I'm not supposed to be negative... Well, I loved seeing all the exotic fish, especially all the Jellyfish!

After that we went down Cannery Row and stopped into Ghiradelli and got some chocolate that we have yet to dig into.

Yesterday was Fisherman's Wharf day with the family. I love going in the shops and seeing all the "wares" lol. I got my mom a ton of new and different flavored saltwater taffy from a couple of the candy shops. I tried one that was maple bacon.... YUM!

Fisherman's Wharf Monterey Bay (April Sprinkles)

It was also fun to look out into the bay and see the seals or sea lions playing around the boats.  

Today, I'm just ready to relax. Now that I don't have to deal with the crowds of people any more (because there were a lot of them) this little family and I can just chill out and maybe do a little shopping, lol. We've got Chicken Pot Pie filling in the crock pot and hopefully it will be a good day :)

So what are your Pieces of Happy? Did you enjoy the holiday? If you're in a different country, how was your Thursday? lol


  1. Wait that Dennis the Menace park is my favorite park ever! My brother and I have SO much fun whenever we go- never mind the fact that I'm almost 16.
    I really want to go to Monterey for a weekend this summer- just visit everything again!
    Your outfit is TOO cute!
    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

  2. I love salt water taffy. I haven't had any in a long time though, maple bacon sounds yummy :)


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