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California Dreaming

Hello from California! We’re here on business…but it certainly looks and feels like play! 😉 When the opportunity came to participate in the Mermade Market we jumped on it…three days in Southern California? Yes, please! This handmade market is central checkout, which means I’m not there until it ends on Saturday. Best kind of business/family trip in my opinion. 😉
The second the girls saw the beach on the first night, they went wild! We didn’t even have time to put on swimsuits. We played until it was dark and even then, it was a struggle to get them to say goodbye to the sand and salt water. 
We spent a sunny day at Oceanside beach and it was wonderful! We built crab houses (little sandcastles for crabs, oh the childhood memories!), played in the waves, and I snuggled up with Addie while napped and watched Brian and Ellie run around the beach. Glorious!!
Bath time at the hotel was SANDY! As to be expected, of course. I always seem to forget my own shampoo and soap (hotel shampoo for the win! 😉 but I always pack the girl’s body wash and lotion. Nothing like a fresh, clean smelling baby after the beach! I always keep some lotion in the car as well, the girls love a good leg and foot massage in the car during long days of travel! (And not going to lie, I always use the girls stuff too. This Extra Moisturizing Baby Cream is ahh-mazing)

Thank you to Johnson’s® for sponsoring this post. We’ve used their products for years and they’re my personal favorite (the girls love it, too!). Their new line of HEAD-TO-TOE™ bath time washes, creams and cleansing cloths are perfect for home and on the go, and work so well on Addie’s sensitive skin! 
We have a little surprise trip for the girls planned today – all Brian’s idea! I’m seriously giddy about it. We’ll share a few sneak peeks on instagram today and more photos here next week. Happy Friday! xo
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Alexa Zurcher




  • Amy

    The picture of them at the end, clean and cozy, is so cute. So glad you four are having such a fun trip!! Love you!

  • ellen

    are you at Disneyland?!?

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