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Pringles or Playground??? Maybe both! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜† This new play structure is now open at The Forum in Carlsbad. @theforumcarlsbad πŸ‘Œ
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It’s a "Luckey Climbers" play structure designed by renowned architect Spencer Luckey. These one of a kind climbing sculptures are found all over the world at well known prestigious institutions. We’re β€œLuckey” to have one in our own city! πŸ€β˜ΊοΈ
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Ok, here’s my Forum route: Pressed Juicery for mama @pressedjuicery πŸ₯¬, Luckey Climbers for the kids @luckeyclimbers πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ, Geppetto’s Toy Store for the kids (in-store activities see below) @geppettostoys πŸš€, Panera @Panera bread or Which Which @whichwich for lunchπŸ₯ͺ, Madewell @madewell and Free People @freepeople for mamaπŸ›, head home 🏑 for 😴
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If you’re β€œLuckey” (haha okay I’ll stop πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ), you can time it with the following kid-friendly activities!!!πŸ‘‡
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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Saturdays 7/6-8/3 from 1-4pm in the Garden (between lululemon & Paper Source). Free. 🎢
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GEPPETTO’S TOY STORE β€œMake It & Take It” Summer Activities: every Tuesday at 11am 6/25-8/13 (also happening only at 4S Commons, Del Mar Highlands, Flower Hill Promenade & The Forum). Call store to RSVP a spot. Cost: $5. @geppettostoys πŸš€
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SD POP-UP SUMMER STORYTIME & PLAYDATE: every 2nd & 4th Wed 6/12-8/28 from 10-11:30am in the Garden (between lululemon & Paper Source) @sdpopupplaydate. You’ll get to β€œMeet the Author”, have personalized book signings, and then a play date at the Luckey Climbers sponsored by GoGo Squeeze @gogosqueez and Kids Luv @kidsluvdrinks. RSVP online and to make your donation between $1-$20. πŸ“šπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸŽ
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Pringles or Playground??? Maybe both! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜† This new play structure is now open at The Forum in Carlsbad. @theforumcarlsbad πŸ‘Œ β€’ It’s a "Luckey Climbers" play structure designed by renowned architect Spencer Luckey. These one of a kind climbing sculptures are found all over the world at well known prestigious institutions. We’re β€œLuckey” to have one in our own city! πŸ€β˜ΊοΈ β€’ Ok, here’s my Forum route: Pressed Juicery for mama @pressedjuicery πŸ₯¬, Luckey Climbers for the kids @luckeyclimbers πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ, Geppetto’s Toy Store for the kids (in-store activities see below) @geppettostoys πŸš€, Panera @Panera bread or Which Which @whichwich for lunchπŸ₯ͺ, Madewell @madewell and Free People @freepeople for mamaπŸ›, head home 🏑 for 😴 β€’ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” β€’ If you’re β€œLuckey” (haha okay I’ll stop πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ), you can time it with the following kid-friendly activities!!!πŸ‘‡ . SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Saturdays 7/6-8/3 from 1-4pm in the Garden (between lululemon & Paper Source). Free. 🎢 . GEPPETTO’S TOY STORE β€œMake It & Take It” Summer Activities: every Tuesday at 11am 6/25-8/13 (also happening only at 4S Commons, Del Mar Highlands, Flower Hill Promenade & The Forum). Call store to RSVP a spot. Cost: $5. @geppettostoys πŸš€ . SD POP-UP SUMMER STORYTIME & PLAYDATE: every 2nd & 4th Wed 6/12-8/28 from 10-11:30am in the Garden (between lululemon & Paper Source) @sdpopupplaydate. You’ll get to β€œMeet the Author”, have personalized book signings, and then a play date at the Luckey Climbers sponsored by GoGo Squeeze @gogosqueez and Kids Luv @kidsluvdrinks. RSVP online and to make your donation between $1-$20. πŸ“šπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸŽ . . PC: @jenediecollins πŸ“ΈπŸ˜˜ . . . . #famdiegonorthcounty #famdiegomallrats #famdiegooutsidefun #theforum #carlsbad #luckeyclimbers #luckyducks #pringles #playground #sculpture #summertime #activitiesforkids #summerconcerts #toystore #storytime #sandiegokids #sandiegomom #sandiegoblogger - 5 months ago

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The train is by far the BEST way to go window shopping!! πŸš‚πŸ› Especially on a rainy day. πŸ˜‰ Last month our adventure got rained out β˜”οΈ so we headed to the mall because it’s one of the few INDOOR malls in San Diego. πŸ™Œ (The other indoor mall we like is at Plaza Bonita in National City.) Swipe left to see how we spent 3 hours at the mall.πŸ˜‚ #famdiegomallrats πŸ‘
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We started off with FREE CHOCOLATE at See’s! 🍫 Of course we had to buy extra for our TRAIN RIDE. It was a long train ride so it was well worth the $4/pp! Or you can buy a punchcard 6 rides for $20. Hours: Mon-Fri 11a-7p, Sat 11a-8p, Sun 11a-6p. βœ¨πŸš‚βœ¨
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We got all that chocolate energy out at the TWO INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS! Yes there are 2, one at each end of the mall. If your kiddo needs a HAIRCUT stop by Buzzes ’N Beehives, conveniently next to the indoor play area in front of JCPenney. πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
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The FAMILY BATHROOM is pretty good if you need a quiet place to nurse your babes. πŸΌπŸ‘ Stroller parking out front and lounge chairs, TV & small kids gated play area, with a little kids toilet too. πŸ“ΊπŸš½
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Bring a couple dollars worth of quarters to RIDE THE CAR MACHINES 😬 before heading to our favorite place for lunch, NORDSTROM CAFE! πŸ™Œ They’re so kid-friendly and the food choices and service is top notch! πŸ‘Œ They’ll bring everything out to you, straws, water, napkins…which is a blessing when you don’t want to keep getting up and down and all you want to do is just sit and eat. πŸ˜… The food is amazing!! πŸ˜‹πŸ’›
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After lunch, I grabbed my favorite drink to go, the Red Tea Rooibos Latte, from the NORDSTROM ESPRESSO BAR outside, which is conveniently where I parked. πŸ…ΏοΈ And after a full day at the Mall, my son zonked out for a little nap on the way home; 😴 which means I got to listen to the music I wanted to hear. πŸ˜‚πŸŽΆπŸ‘
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Even though our original plans got rained out, I’d say we still ended up having a pretty great day! β˜”οΈπŸ‘
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#famdiegocheapthrills #famdiegoinsidefun #famdiegonorthcounty #famdiegosecretspot #westfield #escondido #mall #rainydayfun #rainedout #mallrats #indoormall #turnedlemonsintolemonade #kidsrainydayfun #trainride #choochoo #train

The train is by far the BEST way to go window shopping!! πŸš‚πŸ› Especially on a rainy day. πŸ˜‰ Last month our adventure got rained out β˜”οΈ so we headed to the mall because it’s one of the few INDOOR malls in San Diego. πŸ™Œ (The other indoor mall we like is at Plaza Bonita in National City.) Swipe left to see how we spent 3 hours at the mall.πŸ˜‚ #famdiegomallrats πŸ‘ β€’ We started off with FREE CHOCOLATE at See’s! 🍫 Of course we had to buy extra for our TRAIN RIDE. It was a long train ride so it was well worth the $4/pp! Or you can buy a punchcard 6 rides for $20. Hours: Mon-Fri 11a-7p, Sat 11a-8p, Sun 11a-6p. βœ¨πŸš‚βœ¨ β€’ We got all that chocolate energy out at the TWO INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS! Yes there are 2, one at each end of the mall. If your kiddo needs a HAIRCUT stop by Buzzes ’N Beehives, conveniently next to the indoor play area in front of JCPenney. πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ β€’ The FAMILY BATHROOM is pretty good if you need a quiet place to nurse your babes. πŸΌπŸ‘ Stroller parking out front and lounge chairs, TV & small kids gated play area, with a little kids toilet too. πŸ“ΊπŸš½ β€’ Bring a couple dollars worth of quarters to RIDE THE CAR MACHINES 😬 before heading to our favorite place for lunch, NORDSTROM CAFE! πŸ™Œ They’re so kid-friendly and the food choices and service is top notch! πŸ‘Œ They’ll bring everything out to you, straws, water, napkins…which is a blessing when you don’t want to keep getting up and down and all you want to do is just sit and eat. πŸ˜… The food is amazing!! πŸ˜‹πŸ’› β€’ After lunch, I grabbed my favorite drink to go, the Red Tea Rooibos Latte, from the NORDSTROM ESPRESSO BAR outside, which is conveniently where I parked. πŸ…ΏοΈ And after a full day at the Mall, my son zonked out for a little nap on the way home; 😴 which means I got to listen to the music I wanted to hear. πŸ˜‚πŸŽΆπŸ‘ β€’ Even though our original plans got rained out, I’d say we still ended up having a pretty great day! β˜”οΈπŸ‘ . . . . #famdiegocheapthrills #famdiegoinsidefun #famdiegonorthcounty #famdiegosecretspot #westfield #escondido #mall #rainydayfun #rainedout #mallrats #indoormall #turnedlemonsintolemonade #kidsrainydayfun #trainride #choochoo #train - 9 months ago

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The UTC Mall gets my vote for the most tranquil mall in San Diego. πŸ‘ These new additions have me coming back here more than I used to. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ There are so many mesmerizing sculpturesπŸ§žβ€β™€οΈ, water features ⛲️ and nature elements 🌾 here to make a trip to the mall so relaxing. It's so easy to kick back in their oversized cushioned egg chairs and sip on my new favorite....a brown sugar latte from La Colombe. O.M.G. βœ¨β˜•οΈβœ¨πŸ˜‹
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The UTC Mall gets my vote for the most tranquil mall in San Diego. πŸ‘ These new additions have me coming back here more than I used to. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ There are so many mesmerizing sculpturesπŸ§žβ€β™€οΈ, water features ⛲️ and nature elements 🌾 here to make a trip to the mall so relaxing. It's so easy to kick back in their oversized cushioned egg chairs and sip on my new favorite....a brown sugar latte from La Colombe. O.M.G. βœ¨β˜•οΈβœ¨πŸ˜‹ . . . . @lacolombecoffee @westfieldutc #famdiegoeats #famdiegomallrats #utcmall #westfield #lacolombe #newfav #latte #treatyoself #retailtherapy #happymom #caffeine #sdeats #youstayhungrysd #sandiegoeats #sdfoodie #eatsandiego #sdeats #thehappynow #motherhoodunplugged #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom - 10 months ago

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Amp up your Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids! Did you know they have a story time every Tuesday at 11am? @potterybarn_utc βœ¨πŸ“šβœ¨
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We were the only ones there last week so he got a private 1:1 story time. πŸ™Œ Myrna made it so special for him by choosing some books that he would like. It was even more cozy in their famous Pottery Barn Kids chairs! ☺️
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Don’t forget to ask for their Book Club Card & get it stamped. After 5 story times your child will get $10 to spend in the store. (They’ve got some really great kids grab basket items under $10.) βœ¨πŸ›βœ¨
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And while you’re there, I won’t tell if you mentally check out & start redesigning your kid’s room. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…
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Amp up your Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids! Did you know they have a story time every Tuesday at 11am? @potterybarn_utc βœ¨πŸ“šβœ¨ β€’ We were the only ones there last week so he got a private 1:1 story time. πŸ™Œ Myrna made it so special for him by choosing some books that he would like. It was even more cozy in their famous Pottery Barn Kids chairs! ☺️ β€’ Don’t forget to ask for their Book Club Card & get it stamped. After 5 story times your child will get $10 to spend in the store. (They’ve got some really great kids grab basket items under $10.) βœ¨πŸ›βœ¨ β€’ And while you’re there, I won’t tell if you mentally check out & start redesigning your kid’s room. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜… . . . . @potterybarnkids @potterybarn #lovemypbk #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoinsidefun #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #potterybarn #potterybarnkids #storytime #kidsfun #books #comfyandcozy #capturethemoment #happykids #thehappynow #childhoodunplugged #kidfriendly #familyfriendly #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegoblogger #sandiegokids #toddlermom #boymom - 10 months ago

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Date yourself! It’s so important to make time for YOU whenever you can squeeze it in. After my hair cut I came to the mall to return something and since my husband was already doing dinner with the kids, thought I’d stop in here for a bite all by myself. πŸ™Œ
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Did you guys even know that you could have a nice quick meal inside of Nordstrom’s? It’s on the 3rd floor at Fashion Valley Mall, right across from the children’s department. The food is SO good!πŸ‘Œ Oh, and they give you FREE chocolate at the end of your meal. ✨🍫✨
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I’ve brought my kids here a couple of times, but more often when my first was a newborn. I would go to the mall to push the stroller around just to get out of the house and do something.πŸ˜… They’re very accommodating for kids and strollers.πŸ‘ŒThey’ll be happy to carry your food tray, move some chairs aside to fit your stroller in between the tables and get you more ice for your drink. πŸ™Œ
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Date yourself! It’s so important to make time for YOU whenever you can squeeze it in. After my hair cut I came to the mall to return something and since my husband was already doing dinner with the kids, thought I’d stop in here for a bite all by myself. πŸ™Œ β€’ Did you guys even know that you could have a nice quick meal inside of Nordstrom’s? It’s on the 3rd floor at Fashion Valley Mall, right across from the children’s department. The food is SO good!πŸ‘Œ Oh, and they give you FREE chocolate at the end of your meal. ✨🍫✨ β€’ I’ve brought my kids here a couple of times, but more often when my first was a newborn. I would go to the mall to push the stroller around just to get out of the house and do something.πŸ˜… They’re very accommodating for kids and strollers.πŸ‘ŒThey’ll be happy to carry your food tray, move some chairs aside to fit your stroller in between the tables and get you more ice for your drink. πŸ™Œ . . . . #famdiegosecretspot #famdiegomallrats #nordstroms #cafe #goodfood #dateyourself #soup #quiche #youstayhungrysd #sandiegoeats #sdfoodie #eatsandiego #sdeats #kidfriendly #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlermom #boymom #momofboys - 1 year ago

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You know it’s going to be a good day when you score one of the coveted Family Parking Spots! πŸ™Œ Do you guys know about these at the Mission Valley Mall? They are intended for families with young children or those who are pregnant. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸš™
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There are 2 locations of Family Parking Spots at this mall. This one here πŸ‘† is right in front of Nordstrom Rack and there are only 3 of them. The other ones are in the back parking lot right in front of Outback Steakhouse and the back mall entrance to Target. 🎯 There are only 3 of them there as well. The parking lines are all painted in pink πŸ’—. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸš™πŸš™πŸš™
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I like this location above when I don’t have to run to Target. The Starbucks β˜•οΈ is right next to Nordstrom Rack and I can hit up Michael’s, Bed Bath Beyond and run to the Post Office too. Oh, and the newly renovated Family Bathroom is right across from the new Panera. The Family Bathroom no longer has the private nursing room, but it still has the lowered toilet and sink that’s just the right size for littles. πŸ‘πŸš»
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#famdiegosecretspot #famdiegomallrats #momwin #itsagoodday #westfield #missionvalley #mall #mallrats  #family #parking #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #boymom

You know it’s going to be a good day when you score one of the coveted Family Parking Spots! πŸ™Œ Do you guys know about these at the Mission Valley Mall? They are intended for families with young children or those who are pregnant. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸš™ β€’ There are 2 locations of Family Parking Spots at this mall. This one here πŸ‘† is right in front of Nordstrom Rack and there are only 3 of them. The other ones are in the back parking lot right in front of Outback Steakhouse and the back mall entrance to Target. 🎯 There are only 3 of them there as well. The parking lines are all painted in pink πŸ’—. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸš™πŸš™πŸš™ β€’ I like this location above when I don’t have to run to Target. The Starbucks β˜•οΈ is right next to Nordstrom Rack and I can hit up Michael’s, Bed Bath Beyond and run to the Post Office too. Oh, and the newly renovated Family Bathroom is right across from the new Panera. The Family Bathroom no longer has the private nursing room, but it still has the lowered toilet and sink that’s just the right size for littles. πŸ‘πŸš» β€’ #famdiegosecretspot #famdiegomallrats #momwin #itsagoodday #westfield #missionvalley #mall #mallrats #family #parking #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #boymom - 2 years ago

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Mini Santa! When we're at the mall, my kids love to stop in at the Lego store and play. They have 4 different play stations inside that kids can play with. Luckily we've been able to leave without having to buy anything, yet. πŸ˜†πŸŽ…πŸΌ
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Keep this place in mind when you're doing some holiday shopping this year. πŸ› Also keep in mind, the πŸ‘‰kids play area downstairs next to Macy's, conveniently next to @betterbuzz. πŸ˜‰β˜•οΈ Happy kids = happy mom. 😁
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I've been a little quiet on here lately because I've been sick, but I'm almost back to 100%. AND, I've been spending A LOT of time on my long-awaited project. Seriously, it takes me 6 months to do what should've taken 2 weeks. 😩 Who else feels like this?! πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ˜œ
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Anyways, stay tuned!! I'll have some big news to share with you all very soon. 🀞
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Mini Santa! When we're at the mall, my kids love to stop in at the Lego store and play. They have 4 different play stations inside that kids can play with. Luckily we've been able to leave without having to buy anything, yet. πŸ˜†πŸŽ…πŸΌ β€’ Keep this place in mind when you're doing some holiday shopping this year. πŸ› Also keep in mind, the πŸ‘‰kids play area downstairs next to Macy's, conveniently next to @betterbuzz. πŸ˜‰β˜•οΈ Happy kids = happy mom. 😁 β€’ I've been a little quiet on here lately because I've been sick, but I'm almost back to 100%. AND, I've been spending A LOT of time on my long-awaited project. Seriously, it takes me 6 months to do what should've taken 2 weeks. 😩 Who else feels like this?! πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ˜œ β€’ Anyways, stay tuned!! I'll have some big news to share with you all very soon. 🀞 β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #fashionvalley #legos #legostore #santa #everythingisawesome #momtime #timewarp #staytuned #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #boymom - 2 years ago

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Happy First Day of Spring! This beautiful wall puts a smile on my face and a "Spring" in my step! 🌺🌼
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It makes a cute backdrop for kid photos too. πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸ“·
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This wall belongs to the Papaya store at the Mission Valley Mall. It's in front of the Macy's store (that's closing) and the courtyard where the kids train rides are. 🌺🌼
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Just another reason to love the Mission Valley Mall. 🌺🌼
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Happy First Day of Spring! This beautiful wall puts a smile on my face and a "Spring" in my step! 🌺🌼 β€’ It makes a cute backdrop for kid photos too. πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸ“· β€’ This wall belongs to the Papaya store at the Mission Valley Mall. It's in front of the Macy's store (that's closing) and the courtyard where the kids train rides are. 🌺🌼 β€’ Just another reason to love the Mission Valley Mall. 🌺🌼 β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegophotospot #westfieldmissionvalley #missionvalleymall #papayastore #poser #happyspring #flowers #sandiegophotography #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #boymom - 3 years ago

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Answer to Wednesday's post: Horton Plaza. Also where you'll find these beautiful stairs. These were too cool not to take a picture of. 🌈
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These would make a great backdrop for a photo shoot! You'll find these stairs on the 3rd level, right in front of the GAP Kids store. πŸ“·πŸŒˆ
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πŸ‘‰Be sure to remember where you parked and how to get back. I ALWAYS get lost at this mall. It's like an M.C. Escher drawing. 😜
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#famdiego #famdiegophotospot #famdiegomallrats #hortonplaza #rainbow #sandiegophotos #sandiego

Answer to Wednesday's post: Horton Plaza. Also where you'll find these beautiful stairs. These were too cool not to take a picture of. 🌈 β€’ These would make a great backdrop for a photo shoot! You'll find these stairs on the 3rd level, right in front of the GAP Kids store. πŸ“·πŸŒˆ β€’ πŸ‘‰Be sure to remember where you parked and how to get back. I ALWAYS get lost at this mall. It's like an M.C. Escher drawing. 😜 β€’ #famdiego #famdiegophotospot #famdiegomallrats #hortonplaza #rainbow #sandiegophotos #sandiego - 3 years ago

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Checkmate! I’m pretty sure that’s not how it’s supposed to go, BUT my kiddo had a great time playing chess today. #rulebreaker 🀴
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This was a nice little break for my guy to round up all these players while I sat back on the bench for a little R&R. I tried to play with him and teach him the rules, but he quickly threw me out of the game. Don't mess with a 3 year old! πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ
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Love that the Mission Valley Mall is so kid friendly. There’s a little train that goes around part of the mall that my kids love to ride. (See my post a while back: train video, link to it by #famdiegomallrats.) Both of these are found in the courtyard area in front of the Macy’s department store...the one that’s closing, soon! I.e. Sales!!! πŸ›πŸš‚
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Other kid friendly features here are the family lounge bathroom (across from the Dairy Queen on the Nordstrom Rack side) that my son loves using because there’s a cute little toilet and sink that are β€œjust my size” he says. There’s a private nursing room with a comfy chair in there too. (See my post a while back, the one with the cute little toilet.) Lol. 🚻🚼🚽
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They also have a few spaces for expectant mother parking in front of the Nordstrom Rack. We also love to walk over to the little dog park behind Macy’s next to the Tilted Kilt (please excuse the πŸ™„) to see if there are any dogs running around. πŸ…ΏοΈπŸ•
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Don’t forget to click my custom hashtags below to find all of my posts related to that topic. Like this one: #famdiegomallrats πŸ›
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#famdiego #famdiegooutsidefun #famdiegofree #famdiegoparkingtips #famdiegonursingspot  #westfieldmissionvalley #missionvalleymall #chess #checkmate #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids  #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #boymom

Checkmate! I’m pretty sure that’s not how it’s supposed to go, BUT my kiddo had a great time playing chess today. #rulebreaker 🀴 β€’ This was a nice little break for my guy to round up all these players while I sat back on the bench for a little R&R. I tried to play with him and teach him the rules, but he quickly threw me out of the game. Don't mess with a 3 year old! πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ β€’ Love that the Mission Valley Mall is so kid friendly. There’s a little train that goes around part of the mall that my kids love to ride. (See my post a while back: train video, link to it by #famdiegomallrats .) Both of these are found in the courtyard area in front of the Macy’s department store...the one that’s closing, soon! I.e. Sales!!! πŸ›πŸš‚ β€’ Other kid friendly features here are the family lounge bathroom (across from the Dairy Queen on the Nordstrom Rack side) that my son loves using because there’s a cute little toilet and sink that are β€œjust my size” he says. There’s a private nursing room with a comfy chair in there too. (See my post a while back, the one with the cute little toilet.) Lol. 🚻🚼🚽 β€’ They also have a few spaces for expectant mother parking in front of the Nordstrom Rack. We also love to walk over to the little dog park behind Macy’s next to the Tilted Kilt (please excuse the πŸ™„) to see if there are any dogs running around. πŸ…ΏοΈπŸ• β€’ Don’t forget to click my custom hashtags below to find all of my posts related to that topic. Like this one: #famdiegomallrats πŸ› β€’ #famdiego #famdiegooutsidefun #famdiegofree #famdiegoparkingtips #famdiegonursingspot #westfieldmissionvalley #missionvalleymall #chess #checkmate #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #boymom - 3 years ago

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Reason #52 why I love the UTC Mall: All of my boys were busy at the Lego store today! Come on in, look around, stay a while, play a while. Don't mind if we do. πŸ’ 
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The Lego store makes a great pit stop for the kids (big & little πŸ˜†) after mama does her shopping. They have a couple of different play tables with bins of Legos available for some free play time. πŸ’ 
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Afterward we hit up the playground, yes there's an actual playground at this mall (across from Macy's). And it's awesome. There are 2 family stations in the mall with private nursing chairs, microwave to warm up food, decent! changing tables and a small play area to keep older kids occupied while taking care of the newbies. 1 is next to the playground and 2 is inside the food court (next to the ice rink!). 🚻🚼🍼
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#famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegofree #famdiegonursingdpot #legostore #legos #legomaniacs #utcmall #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom

Reason #52 why I love the UTC Mall: All of my boys were busy at the Lego store today! Come on in, look around, stay a while, play a while. Don't mind if we do. πŸ’  β€’ The Lego store makes a great pit stop for the kids (big & little πŸ˜†) after mama does her shopping. They have a couple of different play tables with bins of Legos available for some free play time. πŸ’  β€’ Afterward we hit up the playground, yes there's an actual playground at this mall (across from Macy's). And it's awesome. There are 2 family stations in the mall with private nursing chairs, microwave to warm up food, decent! changing tables and a small play area to keep older kids occupied while taking care of the newbies. 1 is next to the playground and 2 is inside the food court (next to the ice rink!). 🚻🚼🍼 β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegofree #famdiegonursingdpot #legostore #legos #legomaniacs #utcmall #sandiego #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom - 3 years ago

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Believe in doing good. It's not too late to get Santa letters out in the mail. Your kids OR yours! Drop off your letter here and Macy's will donate $1 per letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million. Mail your Santa letters at any Macy's or online at macys.com/believe. πŸ’«πŸ’Œ
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This desk has everything you need. Just pull up a chair and take a few minutes out of your busy day. What would you ask Santa for? World peace. Health. Money. Chocolate. πŸŽ…πŸ•ŠπŸ«
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Located at the Macy's Home Store at the Mission Valley Mall, just inside the mall entrance doors in front of the luggage department on the left. πŸ—ΊπŸ“
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Spread the Magic. Believe. #santaproject #macysbelieve. βœ¨πŸŽ…βœ¨
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#famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoxmas #macys #westfieldmissionvalley #santaletter #makeawish #believe #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom

Believe in doing good. It's not too late to get Santa letters out in the mail. Your kids OR yours! Drop off your letter here and Macy's will donate $1 per letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million. Mail your Santa letters at any Macy's or online at macys.com/believe. πŸ’«πŸ’Œ β€’ This desk has everything you need. Just pull up a chair and take a few minutes out of your busy day. What would you ask Santa for? World peace. Health. Money. Chocolate. πŸŽ…πŸ•ŠπŸ« β€’ Located at the Macy's Home Store at the Mission Valley Mall, just inside the mall entrance doors in front of the luggage department on the left. πŸ—ΊπŸ“ β€’ Spread the Magic. Believe. #santaproject #macysbelieve . βœ¨πŸŽ…βœ¨ β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoxmas #macys #westfieldmissionvalley #santaletter #makeawish #believe #momlife #sahm #sandiegomom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom - 3 years ago

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As long as you're heading to the Mission Valley Mall today for the #socaletsyguildmarket, your kiddos can drop off their letters to Santa! πŸŽ…πŸ“¬
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This cute mailbox is located in front of the AMC Theater. As a reminder, you can find all of my holiday related posts by using #famdiegoxmas πŸŽ…πŸ“¬
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#famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoxmas #westfieldmissionvalley #letterstosanta #santamail #ivebeengood #donttellmymom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom

As long as you're heading to the Mission Valley Mall today for the #socaletsyguildmarket , your kiddos can drop off their letters to Santa! πŸŽ…πŸ“¬ β€’ This cute mailbox is located in front of the AMC Theater. As a reminder, you can find all of my holiday related posts by using #famdiegoxmas πŸŽ…πŸ“¬ β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoxmas #westfieldmissionvalley #letterstosanta #santamail #ivebeengood #donttellmymom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom - 3 years ago

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As long as you're heading to the Mission Valley Mall today for the #socaletsyguildmarket, your kiddos can drop off their letters to Santa! πŸŽ…πŸ“¬
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This cute mailbox is located in front of the AMC Theater. As a reminder, you can find all of my holiday related posts by using #famdiegoxmas πŸŽ…πŸ“¬
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#famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoxmas #westfieldmissionvalley #letterstosanta #santamail #ivebeengood #donttellmymom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #sahm

As long as you're heading to the Mission Valley Mall today for the #socaletsyguildmarket , your kiddos can drop off their letters to Santa! πŸŽ…πŸ“¬ β€’ This cute mailbox is located in front of the AMC Theater. As a reminder, you can find all of my holiday related posts by using #famdiegoxmas πŸŽ…πŸ“¬ β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #famdiegoxmas #westfieldmissionvalley #letterstosanta #santamail #ivebeengood #donttellmymom #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #sahm - 3 years ago

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Guaranteed to find some unique gifts here. Come out and support our local Etsy artists & crafters! Today only from 10am-9pm at the Mission Valley Mall. πŸ›
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#famdiego #famdiegomallrats #westfieldmissionvalley #etsy #socaletsyguildmarket #socaletsyguild #handmade #local #artists #crafters #designers #gifts #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #sahm #momlife

Guaranteed to find some unique gifts here. Come out and support our local Etsy artists & crafters! Today only from 10am-9pm at the Mission Valley Mall. πŸ› β€’ #famdiego #famdiegomallrats #westfieldmissionvalley #etsy #socaletsyguildmarket #socaletsyguild #handmade #local #artists #crafters #designers #gifts #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom #sahm #momlife - 3 years ago

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If you're looking for a good photo spot for your Christmas pictures this year, check out the Mission Valley Mall. I have to admit, this wouldn't have crossed my mind, but they do have some great photo ops! πŸ“ΈπŸŽ„
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This location is right in front of the Macy's store. I'll be posting up more places that would make for some great backgrounds. I created a hashtag just for good photo spots! #famdiegophotospot πŸ“Έ
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Hopefully you can time the lighting better than my impromptu photo shoot mid-day. 😡 Try for the "golden hour"....the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset. πŸ“ΈπŸŒ…
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#famdiego #famdiegophotospot #famdiegomallrats #westfieldmissionvalley #christmaspictures #sandiego_ca #mysdphoto #photospot #sandiegophotos #joy

If you're looking for a good photo spot for your Christmas pictures this year, check out the Mission Valley Mall. I have to admit, this wouldn't have crossed my mind, but they do have some great photo ops! πŸ“ΈπŸŽ„ β€’ This location is right in front of the Macy's store. I'll be posting up more places that would make for some great backgrounds. I created a hashtag just for good photo spots! #famdiegophotospot πŸ“Έ β€’ Hopefully you can time the lighting better than my impromptu photo shoot mid-day. 😡 Try for the "golden hour"....the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset. πŸ“ΈπŸŒ… β€’ #famdiego #famdiegophotospot #famdiegomallrats #westfieldmissionvalley #christmaspictures #sandiego_ca #mysdphoto #photospot #sandiegophotos #joy - 3 years ago

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All aboard! This mini train at the Mission Valley Mall is super fun for all ages. Go on admit it, looks like fun huh?! This Polo Express train is located in front of the Macy's mall entrance. πŸš‚
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It makes a big loop around the Macy's store toward the parking lot entrance, around through the Bed Bath & Beyond corridor, back to the mall next to the new Bloomingdales Outlet and back to the front of Macy's. πŸš‚
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Rides cost $4 per person or $10 for 3 tickets. πŸš‚πŸŽŸ
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#famdiego #famdiegotrains #famdiegomallrats #famdiegooutsidefun #poloexpress #westfieldmissionvalley #minitrain #allaboard #choochoo #momlife #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sdmom #sdkids #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom

All aboard! This mini train at the Mission Valley Mall is super fun for all ages. Go on admit it, looks like fun huh?! This Polo Express train is located in front of the Macy's mall entrance. πŸš‚ β€’ It makes a big loop around the Macy's store toward the parking lot entrance, around through the Bed Bath & Beyond corridor, back to the mall next to the new Bloomingdales Outlet and back to the front of Macy's. πŸš‚ β€’ Rides cost $4 per person or $10 for 3 tickets. πŸš‚πŸŽŸ β€’ #famdiego #famdiegotrains #famdiegomallrats #famdiegooutsidefun #poloexpress #westfieldmissionvalley #minitrain #allaboard #choochoo #momlife #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sdmom #sdkids #sandiegokids #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #toddlermom - 3 years ago

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Did you know there's a secret little playground at the Fashion Valley Mall?! Well, it's not really a secret, but it is kind of hidden. After some attempt at shopping, it's a good little respite for momma to let the littles out of the stroller and burn off some energy. It's geared towards little kids (I think under 45" tall?). It's just to the right of the main Macy's mall entrance, there's a little corridor on the west side that's easy to miss. Look for the big purple octopus. πŸƒπŸ’œπŸ¬
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Just make sure to stop at nearby See's Candies for their FREE chocolate they give out...just for walking in the door! You can request a dark chocolate piece instead of milk chocolate, if that's your flavor. And then stop by the Better Buzz coffee stand for their Iced Best Drink Ever (ooh- trust the name, it really is!). And also stop in at Gap Kids (next to See's) to browse their sale/clearance items; which are usually pretty good. Or in whichever order you prefer. Then you can kick back in the shade with your chocolate, your caffeine and your sale items while the kiddos play. πŸ«β˜•οΈπŸ’³
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In case some of you don't know, I've created some hashtags to find specific info more easily. Just click the hashtag and you'll see all of my posts related to that. Some of them are noted here: 
#️⃣ #famdiegofree
#️⃣ #famdiegomallrats
#️⃣ #famdiegomalls
#️⃣ #famdiegohalloween
#️⃣ #famdiegoinsidefun
#️⃣ #famdiegooutsidefun 
#️⃣ #famdiegobeattheheat
#️⃣ #famdiegonursingspot
#️⃣ #famdiegobalboapark
#️⃣ #famdiegoseaworld
#️⃣ #famdiegozoo
#️⃣ #famdiegonat
#️⃣ #famdiegolunchspot
#️⃣ #famdiegoparks
#️⃣ #famdiegostorytime
#️⃣ #famdiegoparkingtips
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#famdiego #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #famdiegomalls #famdiegomallrats #famdiegooutsidefun #fashionvalleymall #macys #gapkids #betterbuzz #bestdrinkever #itreallyis #freechocolate #yesplease #momlife #toddlerlife

Did you know there's a secret little playground at the Fashion Valley Mall?! Well, it's not really a secret, but it is kind of hidden. After some attempt at shopping, it's a good little respite for momma to let the littles out of the stroller and burn off some energy. It's geared towards little kids (I think under 45" tall?). It's just to the right of the main Macy's mall entrance, there's a little corridor on the west side that's easy to miss. Look for the big purple octopus. πŸƒπŸ’œπŸ¬ β€’ Just make sure to stop at nearby See's Candies for their FREE chocolate they give out...just for walking in the door! You can request a dark chocolate piece instead of milk chocolate, if that's your flavor. And then stop by the Better Buzz coffee stand for their Iced Best Drink Ever (ooh- trust the name, it really is!). And also stop in at Gap Kids (next to See's) to browse their sale/clearance items; which are usually pretty good. Or in whichever order you prefer. Then you can kick back in the shade with your chocolate, your caffeine and your sale items while the kiddos play. πŸ«β˜•οΈπŸ’³ β€’ In case some of you don't know, I've created some hashtags to find specific info more easily. Just click the hashtag and you'll see all of my posts related to that. Some of them are noted here: #️⃣ #famdiegofree #️⃣ #famdiegomallrats #️⃣ #famdiegomalls #️⃣ #famdiegohalloween #️⃣ #famdiegoinsidefun #️⃣ #famdiegooutsidefun #️⃣ #famdiegobeattheheat #️⃣ #famdiegonursingspot #️⃣ #famdiegobalboapark #️⃣ #famdiegoseaworld #️⃣ #famdiegozoo #️⃣ #famdiegonat #️⃣ #famdiegolunchspot #️⃣ #famdiegoparks #️⃣ #famdiegostorytime #️⃣ #famdiegoparkingtips β€’ #famdiego #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #famdiegomalls #famdiegomallrats #famdiegooutsidefun #fashionvalleymall #macys #gapkids #betterbuzz #bestdrinkever #itreallyis #freechocolate #yesplease #momlife #toddlerlife - 3 years ago

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How about cartoons & coloring at someone else's place? The Disney Store @disneystore at the Fashion Valley Mall has a kids play area with FREE coloring & "you-pick-em" cartoons. πŸ–πŸ“Ί
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Kids can use the touch screen monitor to cue up whatever cartoon they want to watch on this LARGE screen. Coloring pages and crayons are ready and waiting on the table. If not, just ask the always friendly Disney Store employees and they'll set your kiddos up. Check the schedule on the left for their in-store activities! This week: Monday at 3:30pm is The Art of Drawing, Wednesday at 3:30pm is Storytime and Friday at 3:30pm is Trivia. πŸ“ΊπŸ–πŸ“š
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There are several large benches in this area for parents to sit and take a little break too. It's quiet and the lighting here is a little dim so it makes a great little spot to nurse your babes while your toddler is safely entertained. πŸ›‹πŸΌ
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This is also a GREAT place to pick up your kids Halloween costume. Princess dresses & superheroes galore! πŸ‘‘πŸ‘—πŸ‘²βš‘οΈ
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Tip: Better Buzz Coffee @betterbuzz is just below on the first level. Grab their "Best Drink Ever" (it really is), some delish banana bread and head on up here to relax and enjoy the Disney Magic! ✨
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#famdiego #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #famdiegonursingspot #famdiegobeattheheat #famdiegomallrats #famdiegomalls #famdiegostorytime #famdiegoinsidefun #disneystore #disney #mickeymouse #cartoons #coloring #drawing #storytime #trivia #halloweencostume #princess #superhero #betterbuzz #bestdrinkever #itreallyis #coffee #bananabread #momlife #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sdmom #sandiegokids

How about cartoons & coloring at someone else's place? The Disney Store @disneystore at the Fashion Valley Mall has a kids play area with FREE coloring & "you-pick-em" cartoons. πŸ–πŸ“Ί β€’ Kids can use the touch screen monitor to cue up whatever cartoon they want to watch on this LARGE screen. Coloring pages and crayons are ready and waiting on the table. If not, just ask the always friendly Disney Store employees and they'll set your kiddos up. Check the schedule on the left for their in-store activities! This week: Monday at 3:30pm is The Art of Drawing, Wednesday at 3:30pm is Storytime and Friday at 3:30pm is Trivia. πŸ“ΊπŸ–πŸ“š β€’ There are several large benches in this area for parents to sit and take a little break too. It's quiet and the lighting here is a little dim so it makes a great little spot to nurse your babes while your toddler is safely entertained. πŸ›‹πŸΌ β€’ This is also a GREAT place to pick up your kids Halloween costume. Princess dresses & superheroes galore! πŸ‘‘πŸ‘—πŸ‘²βš‘οΈ β€’ Tip: Better Buzz Coffee @betterbuzz is just below on the first level. Grab their "Best Drink Ever" (it really is), some delish banana bread and head on up here to relax and enjoy the Disney Magic! ✨ β€’ #famdiego #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #famdiegonursingspot #famdiegobeattheheat #famdiegomallrats #famdiegomalls #famdiegostorytime #famdiegoinsidefun #disneystore #disney #mickeymouse #cartoons #coloring #drawing #storytime #trivia #halloweencostume #princess #superhero #betterbuzz #bestdrinkever #itreallyis #coffee #bananabread #momlife #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sdmom #sandiegokids - 3 years ago

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These are the important things when you're potty training your kiddos! You need to know where ALL of the nearest bathrooms are located at any given time. 😳
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Especially the kid friendly bathrooms like this one! Complete with a child size toilet, lowered child size sink for hand washing, plus a baby changing table AND a private room with a COMFY chair to nurse your babies in. Wish I could find this Family Bathroom everywhere I go. 🚻🚼
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But today, I found this one at the Mission Valley Mall. It's right across from the Starbucks πŸ˜‰, and the $15 chair massage place πŸ™Œ, and Wetzel's Pretzels πŸ‘, and the new kids train ride πŸš‚.
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I'm especially excited because this is the FIRST public bathroom that my son actually tried to use. After visiting countless bathrooms "just to see what they look like", he got so excited to see one with a toilet in his size that he wanted to try it out. This means I'm one step closer to not changing his diapers anymore. Please, just humor me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Thank you @westfieldmv!! 😘
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#famdiego #famdiegopottytraining #famdiegomallrats #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #missionvalleymallbathrooms #westfieldmissionvalleymall #familybathrooms #toilettraining #pottytraining #wheresthenearestbathroom #igottago #pottydance  #momlife #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sdmom #sandiegokids

These are the important things when you're potty training your kiddos! You need to know where ALL of the nearest bathrooms are located at any given time. 😳 β€’ Especially the kid friendly bathrooms like this one! Complete with a child size toilet, lowered child size sink for hand washing, plus a baby changing table AND a private room with a COMFY chair to nurse your babies in. Wish I could find this Family Bathroom everywhere I go. 🚻🚼 β€’ But today, I found this one at the Mission Valley Mall. It's right across from the Starbucks πŸ˜‰, and the $15 chair massage place πŸ™Œ, and Wetzel's Pretzels πŸ‘, and the new kids train ride πŸš‚. β€’ I'm especially excited because this is the FIRST public bathroom that my son actually tried to use. After visiting countless bathrooms "just to see what they look like", he got so excited to see one with a toilet in his size that he wanted to try it out. This means I'm one step closer to not changing his diapers anymore. Please, just humor me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ β€’ Thank you @westfieldmv !! 😘 β€’ #famdiego #famdiegopottytraining #famdiegomallrats #famdiegofree #famdiegosecretspot #missionvalleymallbathrooms #westfieldmissionvalleymall #familybathrooms #toilettraining #pottytraining #wheresthenearestbathroom #igottago #pottydance #momlife #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife #sdmom #sandiegokids - 3 years ago

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