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[Summer Fun] — Chuck E Cheese

Chuck E Cheese for these two munchkins was a bonus treat for them. Well minus one that was mainly napping. My girlfriend suggested a fun day out at Chuck E Cheese for the kids. Aren’t they lucky or what?

Glad they got to have fun and bond. We didn’t get to see Layla much this summer because of her full day pre-school. Till next time!

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[Summer Fun] — Toronto Railway Museum & Ripleys Aquarium

My son loves all types of transportation – so riding the Toronto Museum Train was a must on the list. The mini train seriously is nothing much but he still got very excited. An adult must be riding it with him – it cost $6.00 for the both of them. Whatever makes your kid happy right? I believe it was less than a 5 minute ride around the area.

 

After the mini train ride – Ripley Aquarium was our next destination. We’ve wanted to visit this place for awhile – so fitting it into our summer calendar was a must.

My whole family was excited when we got to the entrance. The tanks of fishes were so gorgeous! There’s so much to learn and see. I am sure that both munchkins’ will have class trips in the future here.

My faves were the jellyfishes. So unique and interesting. The play area was small and crowded but that doesn’t stop my son for having fun and playing with other kids.

We bought some candies at the gift shop to end our fun day out. We took about 2.5 hour to walk through the whole aquarium. If we had more time – I think I’ll go through it one more time. It’s a nice place to go once but I’m not sure if I want to revisit? Maybe in a few years?

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[Summer Fun] — Canada’s Wonderland

When was the last time I ever step foot in Canada’s Wonderland? I think over 13 years ago! Crazy much? It was nice to be back! We visited Canada’s Wonderland late July with our two kiddos. Munchkin#1 was overly excited even before we got in. Munchkin#2 behaved so well even after an 8 hour day out. I serious could not complain!

We stayed at the kids’ area and with eight hour we had. It was just not enough time for all the rides plus the park was so busy and so much to do too! Definitely worth getting the season pass!

We had to literally bribe & drag Munchkin#1 out of Wonderland! He loved it and is constantly asking to go back. He sure doesn’t know how fortunate he is to be enjoying all these summer activities. Sometimes I feel like our kids have life so good. For sure Wonderland will be a place to be back. Till next time!

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[Celebration] — Kendra & Ryan’s Wedding

We joined our two good friends on their special day of their lives! What an honor to witness their unconditional love that day!

Started off the day at church – which was the most important part of the day. We joined them again in the evening at the banquet.

Both boys behaved well – Munchkin#2 slept before dinner was finished serving. Which was perfect because mommy and daddy got to enjoy some wine! It was so much fun that I drank a little too much. Too bad most of our friends had to drive – otherwise it’ll be even more fun.

Congratulations once again!

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[Celebration] — Carmen & Richard’s Gender Reveal Party

What a blessing to be invited to this Gender Reveal party of our good friends! A new member of the family means a new chapter of their lives.

I was so anxious finding out what the gender was! I wanted to do a gender reveal party when we found out what munchkin#2 was but the excitement to share killed us and we couldn’t keep it in! So kudos to this couple for keeping it a secret for a few months!

Congratulations on having a baby girl! We cannot wait to meet this little precious angel of yours!

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[Summer Fun] — Hubbys’ Co-Workers Gathering • Barbecue & Wine

What is better than some wine and barbecue over a hot summer day? It was a nice get together with Hubbys’ coworkers – catching up with life. Nice conversations and nice wine = a perfect summer patio day. Food was delish with a mixture of everything.

We try to get together every summer and it’s nice for me to socialize with Hubbys’ coworkers. Sometimes they invite me to go to their work dinner but with 2 kids – there’s no way for me to go. Maybe I’ll join them for their work lunches one day! It’s nice to feel included into things. Hubbys’ coworkers are all very nice & easy to get along. Till next time!

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[Celebration] — Sixth Year Wedding Anniversary

Sixth year wedding anniversary with the love of my life was somewhat relaxing but with a day of kids activities. Before our anniversary lunch – we headed to Munchkin#2s first swimming lesson. He loved the water and was very comfortable in it.

After the swimming lesson – we headed to Good Catch for lunch. I ordered a cocktail to share with the Hubby. Ordered my first Spicy Salmon Poké and my thoughts? Nothing really that special. Not sure what the hype is about with everyone? Hubby loved his lobster sub.

After lunch we headed to Munchkin#2s’ baptism class.

Quite an eventful day for sure but we got to spend the rest of our day at home. Six years – 2 kids & a home. What more can we ask for? I am forever blessed with my family. I am content where life is & all we need is more time to spend with each other. Can money buy time?

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[Summer Fun] — Safari Niagara

It was our first visit to Niagara Safari and it was amazing. It took about 1.5 hour drive with 1 pit stop. It was an extremely hot day but thank goodness both kids behaved & cooperated.

 

There were so many animals to see. We walked about half way than decided to hop on the wagon ride to see the rest of the Safari. This place is huge!

Munchkin#1 learned so much about animals and his fave was the giraffes. It’s cute how little things interest him. Other than the giraffes – his favorite part was the park. He wasn’t too interested with the water park. Which it was a good thing for us – no need to change him. The park itself is huge. There’s a lot to do! From what I remember – we spent around 5 hours there. We sure did soak in those vitamin C & D that day! For sure we’ll be visiting again one day!

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[Review] — Fitbit Alta HR review

I have been using my Fitbit for a few months now and it’s time to give a thorough review with this new device.

Before purchasing this device – I did ask a lot of people of what they think of this device and if it’s worth the money. The results were half half – so it made it even harder to know if I should get it or not.

I gave it a month to think – if I should get it. Would I use it every day? What would I benefit from it? There’s a wide range of different types of Fitbit but the one I wanted was the latest one which looks more chic. It is $229.99+ tax which makes it around $260. The issue isn’t about money. The issue is would I only use it for a few weeks and not even bother using it anymore? I had to make sure that I will be using it for a long period of time first.

After much debate with myself – I pull the plug and ordered it online at Bestbuy.ca. Since the color I wanted was limited edition – I waited almost 3 weeks for it to arrive. If you get other colors – they are cheaper plus the shipping is way faster. But being the picky-self I am. If I am going to wear it every day – I wanted the color I like.

After the first few hours of wearing my Fitbit – I fell in love with it. It shows everything. Heart beat, sleeping stats, steps I took, goals, weight, alarm, and etc. One thing I love love, and love about this device is – you can have challenges with your friends. It makes exercising so much more fun.

I think without your friends having Fitbit – it would be a bit boring and less motivating. Basically your friends can keep you accountable because when you do challenges with them – they see your activities and when you are moving as well. So every week or weekend – I have a few challenges with a few different groups of people. It’s so much fun with the challenges because you get to see how many steps they took and you try to beat them. I feel like if you have no friends with Fitbit- its less motivating.

Is it irritating to wear the Fitbit every day? Not at all. I get used to it – that sometimes I forget that I’m wearing it. It’s very light and chic. After using my Fitbit for a few days – without any convincing – 2 of my girlfriends got one for themselves too. They love it and we have challenges daily. After talking about my stats and having friends that have it – my hubby wanted one too. Lol with no convincing needed. It interested him because of the challenges we were having plus he was interested in seeing how his sleeping routine was like.

It does need a quick charging every 4-5 days. Its shower water resistance but I don’t wear it when I’m taking a bath.

I have no regrets with this new toy at all! Worth every penny and I am happy that it gets me moving all the time! There is not one bad thing I can say about it! Do you have one yourself? Do you love it or hate it? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more hauls & reviews!

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[Food] — Tim Hortons Breakfast

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Tim Horton has been one of my go to for breakfast lately. They have a wide range of choices and sometimes it’s quite hard to decide. They’ve came out with wraps and sandwiches for awhile now. I love their wraps! They have much healthier choices than fast food restaurants have and that’s why I love this place. Lately I’ve been addicted with their Chipotle crispy chicken wrap! What are your fave here? Comment below to share!

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[Haul] — Largest Dollarama Haul

Sharing to you all – one of my largest Dollarama haul. I didn’t intend to get much – just the things I needed. This always happens – I can never walk out of Dollarama with things that don’t belong on my shopping list.

I got a two summer sand toys for our trip to the beach. A lot of home and party things for upcoming events. Found these cute treat bags in the wedding section which I’m not sure what to fill them up with. It just looks pretty – so I had to get it.

These baby squeeze bags was recommended in one of the Mommy groups – decided to give it a try. I will probably be putting blended juice in there. They are so cute arent they? Just hope they don’t leak.

That’s really it for this haul. I had to visit two Dollaramas because they didn’t have party favor bags for the first one I visited. Stay tune for the next haul!

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[Food] — Milestone’s Steakhouse • Markham & Review

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We don’t dine out too often with two kids but when we do – I try to pick a not too crowded restaurant. Milestone is one of our favorite places to be because of their food. Love their kids menu too!

We had an enjoyable dining experience here every time. Plus both kids were well behaved that we got to enjoy our dinner.

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My fave is the chicken sandwich. Its huge – I can never finish it. I always have to pack the other half home. Munchkin loved his mini sliders with fries too! Hubby is a steak lover – so he got his fixed of steak here. Stay tune for more foodie reviews and adventures! I love exploring new restaurants too!

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[Food] — Wild Wings • Markham & Reviews

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Looking for bar food? Wild Wings is the place to be! Hubby & I were craving for wings & fries – we decided on Wild Wings since it was close by! We ordered two pounds of wings plus a regular fries. We always stuck to honey garlic but this time we ordered something new to try. It was creamy ranch. Have to say – not a big fan of it. I will stick with my honey garlic wings!

The restaurant was quiet that day – so the service was fast. It was a nice date night with the Hubby with no kids! Date nights are hard to come by and we treasure these moments! Stay tune for more foodie reviews and adventures!

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[Beauty] — First Impression of Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 Sunscreen

My first impression of the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 Sunscreen was AMAZING! Yes – I am base-ing this review after trying it for the first time.

Number one thing that bothers me about applying sunscreen to my face is the stickiness and tackiness of it. That’s why I avoid sunscreen on my face most of the time. With this one – it feels like nothing was on my face after applying it! I could not believe it – it has a high SPF too!

Now I won’t be avoiding any sunscreen on my face anymore. I’ll definitely be stocking up a few bottles of these! How come I wasn’t introduced to this amazing sunscreen sooner? I highly recommend you all to try it out. It’s AMAZING! It can be easily purchase on Amazon!

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[Celebration] — Dana & Bekir’s Wedding

 

The wedding happened the next day of the bachelorette. The fun continues. It was our first time attending a Muslim wedding & it was super interesting. The bride looked gorgeous that day! Well she’s always gorgeous any day!

It’s Munchkin#2s second time attending a wedding & I lost count how many wedding Munchkin#2 attended. Every wedding we attend – we bring our kids. We like them to experience it too. It might be hectic at times but welcome to parenthood right? Gotta take the goods with the bads. This time – both our Munchkin behaved very well – no tantrums or anything! Munchkin#1 kept asking for Auntie Dana – how cute!

Food was amazing & we enjoyed our time at the wedding. After the main course – we headed off early. We left around 10:00PM because the kids were getting tired. By that time – people were dancing too.

 It was a fun & exciting new chapter to witness of theirs. I got a little teary during the day too. All the weddings I go to – I get teary because it’s such a wonderful event. A life changing event! Also – it reminds me of my special day.

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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