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A Fun-Filled Week Ahead

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My nephew’s 2-year birthday is coming up in a week.  My sister and her family are coming into town from Massachusetts tomorrow and it will be a week full of activities and a birthday celebration.  She gave birth to my other nephew who is currently 4 months and I am just beyond excited to meet the little guy.

I spent this week multitasking– booked a delicious white cake loaded with fresh strawberries, looked for a birthday present for Liam, searching for cake decorations with animals or cars and trucks, which is what he’s into at the moment.  My sister, who is ultra crafty and has her own tassel business is making a cute cake topper with his name on it.  I’ll have to share it one of these days.

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I’m going to run to the toy shop to pick up a box of Magna Tiles.  They are the perfect birthday gift for toddlers.  They are colorful translucent tile magnets in different shapes and allow the child to use their imagination and creativity to put these shapes together to build whatever they want.  I bought a 100-piece set for my first nephew, Kyle, when he turned 2 and he’s almost 3 and still takes them out to play.  I recommend the 100-piece over the smaller sizes because they can build build bigger and taller.

They’re in town for about 10 days and we will probably take the kids to the local zoo, head down to Napa Valley for wine-tasting, as my brother-in-laws loves going to Napa whenever he’s out here.  This time around I am thinking about renting a stretch limo with limo Sacramento, since I’ve used their services in the past and had a great experience.  I’ve also used a service with San Jose party bus and had a really great time.

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We’ve also got Tomales Bay Oyster Farm planned on the schedule.  We did the whole picnic and oyster schuckling last year and had a great time.  The oysters are on the salty side, but I recommend bringing picnic foods and grillable items as they have picnic tables and bbq grills.

Depending on our mood, we may also squeeze in a trip to Monterey and visit the aquarium and hang out at the beach in Santa Cruz and Capitola.

I am really looking forward to this visit because the little cousins who are toddlers and babies will have a mini-reunion and get to spend time together.  I’ve also got a 3-month old niece who is absolutely adorable. Love her to pieces.  I’ve got a niece and 3 nephews and love them so very much.  I feel like the luckiest aunt in the world to have them.


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May 15, 2015