Halloween is one of our most favorite time of year! It is a month long celebration for us. We love to visit pumpkin patches and themed attractions, coordinate costumes, attend parties, and last year we added painting pumpkins. I really can’t wait to do it all over again this year. Pumpkin Patches are the perfect backdrop to get some wonderful seasonal photos to share with family and friends. I love how the fall colors just pop in the background. We tell all new families to take their children to pumpkin patches for photos and take advantage of the natural lighting. They’re also a great place to find the perfect pumpkins. They are very popular and tend to get busy later in season so if you have small children, you might want to plan ahead like go early, avoid weekends if possible o go right when it opens, and pack a change of clothes because it’s still hot through the end of October. Here are six locations in Orange County! Please check their websites for the most information.
Our kids are growing up way too fast. Since having them, we try to cherish every moment. The seasonal events soon became tradition, and with every year that passes, we contemplate that our babies are no longer babies anymore. We still enjoy celebrating the seasons and each time I wonder if they have outgrown them, but for now, they are still having fun, and now they are enjoying them through their baby cousin’s eyes. The hard part is deciding which event we want to go to. Orange County sure has it all!
Let’s talk about the many different activities at Irvine Regional Park. It’s one of our favorite places for play dates in Orange County. The park is huge! Let’s clear this up, because when we started going there, I was confused with the names. Is it Irvine Regional Park or Irvine Park Railroad? Also, where is OC Zoo? Well, both Irvine Park Railroad and OC Zoo are located inside Irvine Regional Park in the City of Orange, California (not Irvine). Here are 7 things you can do at the park!
Missing the feels of Christmas in SoCal? Maybe you now have kids and don’t know what to do. Can you think of some holiday traditions you celebrate every year? Well for us, we’re always adding new ones especially to accommodate our growing family, and it’s all about making memories with the littles right now. One of the best memory I have when my boys were younger is taking them on a Christmas Train to the North Pole to see Santa at Irvine Park Railroad. The kids get to do fun themed games where everyone gets a prize, then they ride a train to visit Santa. They string lights throughout the … READ MORE >>
Halloween is one of our most favorite time of year! We love pumpkin patches, coordinating costumes, and attending Halloween Parties. It also reminds me that I need to take great pictures for upcoming holiday cards to share with family and friends, or it’s more quality time I can capture for a photo book. I love how the fall colors just pop in the background. I’m not always successful, because getting my kids to smile for the camera is just really hard, but it’s worth a shot, because these are our precious memories. Here are some highlights I wanted to share along with some pictures that I love from the Pumpkin … READ MORE >>
Disclosure: We attended a media preview. All opinions are our own. Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Regional Park! It is the perfect place to visit to take pictures of your children surrounded by pumpkins or with a different body as they stick their head in different picture stands (scarecrows, monsters, skeletons, etc). To have even more fun, you can buy tickets to enjoy carnival games (ring a pumpkin or toss the bean bags in the jack-o-lantern), face painting, bounce houses, cookie decorating, snacks and drinks. Hay rides are also a fun experience. Seeing the big tractor in person is usually a big hit with the little ones. Another … READ MORE >>