Dec 13

Legoland Adventure

by Lesley Kim


For one weekend, we met some friends at Legoland, Carlsbad, Ca., ” a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages 2 – 12. With over 60 family rides, “hands-on” attractions and shows, LEGOLAND California provides education, adventure and fun in this first park of its kind in the United States,” (california.legoland.com)

This is my first time going to Legoland, and coming from sunny Los Angeles, I did not expect the weather to be significantly colder, especially since Carlsbad is located south of LA.

IMG_9215I was starving from the 2 hour drive from LA and the first thing I did once inside the park was snack on fresh fruit and freshly baked croissant.

IMG_9269Legoland is interactive, full of structures made of legos, kiddie rides, and water games. I thought it was pretty chilly to be playing with water, but my little one did not mind at all.

legolandlegolandlegolandlegolandlegolandIMG_9369For the night, we opted to stay at Legoland Hotel for convenience.  The room was cute, with a king sized bed in the main room and bunk beds tucked in a quaint little room.  The decor is not exactly to my taste, but I think this is the norm for hotels in most amusement parks. (We had stayed at a hotel inside Downtown Disney with similar decor.)

IMG_9370legoland hotellegolandIMG_9391legolandWe ate dinner at a nearby restaurant, BelleFleur. The food was delicious and the ambiance was a much needed change from that of an amusement park. =)

Legoland was definitely a fun experience, even better when shared with friends.

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Oct 13

Homemade Honey Lollipops

by Lesley Kim

C has been coughing lately so we took him to his pediatrician.  I asked about natural remedies, because as you know, I am a big fan of natural remedies and homeopathy.  Honey was recommended as a natural remedy for his cough. So I went home that day and researched the benefits and risks of giving honey to a toddler. I found that in one study, honey was actually found to be just as effective as a cough suppressant.  Many sites also recommend that honey must never be given to children younger than 1 because they are at risk for serious food poisoning called infant botulism.

Homemade honey lollipops

I wanted to buy honey lollipops, but then I thought, why not make them?  Below is a simple recipe for homemade honey lollipops.

1/2 cup of honey

1.) Heat honey on medium to high heat until it boils.  Boil honey for about 5-7 minutes, depending on your stove. (Be careful because the honey will be very, very hot!)
2.) Test if the honey is ready by dropping some on cold water.  If the honey hardens, the honey is ready.
3.)  Place lollipop sticks on a baking mat or wax paper.
4.)  Pour a spoonful of honey on each lollipop stick to create lollipops.  Wait for the candy to harden.  Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrapping of your choice.

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Los Angeles Zoo Visit

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Charles Spurgeon tiger

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An Honest Moment

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
Willie Nelson 

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