A Rompin Good Time — A Review of Romp Bellevue

Hapa Baby, Mom and I went to visit a newly opened play space for kids, Romp. (NOTE: We were not paid or invited, we found the place via a friend of mom’s). I didn’t have very high expectations for Romp because I’ve seen a few other play spaces for kids that I didn’t really like (some were overly crowded and others are petri dishes of sickness). So, I went into Romp with my eyes open and expectations low. I was pleased to find out that Romp is actually extremely clean, has wifi for parents, and is age appropriate for children 1-5.

A Review of Romp Bellevue

Hapa Baby loved it because they had a lot of high quality toys that helped spark her already wild imagination. She played with the kitchen, she went “grocery” shopping, and she built blocks. Then she pretended she was “Callie” from Disney Jr.’s new Sheriff Callie’s Wild West as she bounced a blown up horse-y around the room.

Hapa Baby is Rocking the Horsey like Sheriff Callie

Hapa Baby is Rocking the Horsey like Sheriff Callie

I really liked it because there were a lot of people from different cultures. There were two mothers speaking Chinese (I would love for my daughter to learn Chinese!), a mother from England, and a few American mothers. The owner, according to my mom’s friend, is Filipino. I felt at ease in the space, and was very appreciative that it was so clean. 

Hapa Baby Runs from the Horsies to her next adventure.

Hapa Baby Runs from the Horsies to her next adventure.

Clothes: Hapa Baby is wearing the Baby Sophia Liberty Print Dress from Peek Kids. It was $58, but is on sale for $23.99!

 

Hapa Baby’s Homemade Halloween Costume – Boo from Monsters Inc.

I wanted this Halloween to be special. Last year, I semi-made Hapa Baby’s Costume. I made her a Minnie Mouse Costume and added a tutu to it. This year, I wanted to make something even better. I wanted to make something entirely homemade. I loved Halloween when I was younger. My aunt, an expert seamstress, would create for us the most amazing costumes. One year I was Snow White, the next, a bunny, and even Rainbow Brite!

As I look back on these costumes, I realize how important these were for me. I would wake up early Halloween morning excited and happy to try on my costume. I wanted this feeling for Hapa Baby. I vowed to learn to sew. Unfortunately, my vow didn’t work out so well. My sewing skills are virtually non-existent, but where there’s a will there’s a way! Armed with Super Glue, Safety Pins, and a Monster’s Inc. Boo Costume Tutorial Blog Post, I created a recognizable Boo costume! Amazingly, as soon as Hapa Baby started toddling around, kids started to shout,” Boo! Boo!” It was a great feeling.

Without further ado, I give you baby Boo.

homemade Boo from Monster's Inc Costume

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Mother Daughter Fall Outfits in Blue

Mother Daughter Fall Outfits in Blue


A Day at the Apple Orchard

My daughter loves apples. This weekend, we packed her in the car and drove north to a scenic and beautiful apple orchard.

Heading to an orchard

Hapa Baby and Daddy are heading to the orchard. She is on a mission!

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