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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Monday, I did my first LIVE broadcast on the FOX 9 Buzz from my home! This segment was originally booked a couple weeks ago when the country and our state of MN started going on lockdown during the COVID19 outbreak. So, while most (hopefully) people are working from home, schools are closed, and we are all “sheltering in place”, I gave the FOX 9 viewers some activities that kids can do indoors and outside, from home! Enjoy, and stay healthy.
- Get 20% OFF your Baketivity order, using the code MELISSA
- STEM Boxes are by Kiwi Co.
- Photo Books are by ChatBooks
- Follow @experintiallearningdepot on Instagram for other great ideas (this blog is my friend who is a former school teacher, turned stay-at-home mom)
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Earlier this month (February), Papa Saigh and I took all three kiddos (Linna 8, Jimmy 4, and Tony 1.5 years old) to Arizona. This was our first airplane-trip as a family of five, and Tony’s first time on an airplane! Flying with an almost two-year-old is so much fun (insert ALL the sarcasm). Thankfully, we were visiting Auntie Lisa (Papa Saigh’s sister), as I don’t think this would have been much of a “vacation” without the extra set of hands.
|Auntie Lisa picking us up at the airport at 10:30 p.m.|
|These Travel Vests are a great car-seat alternative|
when traveling with kiddos!
|Jimmy (age 4) enjoying the sunshine on our balcony|
at the Arizona Grand Resort, just outside of Scottsdale.
|Linna (age 8) celebrated her half-birthday in Arizona!|
|Beautiful photo opportunities all over the resort property.|
|Swimming with my girl. Not sure why I look like I’m|
growing a fuzzy beard (yikes, LOL!).
|Papa Saigh trying to keep up with the middle kiddo.|
|Baby Tony and Jimmy enjoying the pool at the resort.|
|With highs of 70, our kids and some other snowbirds from|
Minnesota were the only ones in the pool.
|The boys exploring the Arizona Boardwalk.|
|Four Peaks Mining Co.|
|Ice cream stop on the Boardwalk.|
Let’s quickly talk about throwing all “schedules” out the window when traveling with kids. We didn’t want to be tied down to staying inside for naps, so we just let the boys fall asleep while on-the-go. Some days, a 20-minute car nap was all they got. Everyone was exhausted when it was time to go home, but we were able to squeeze so much into this trip by simply going with the flow. It’s amazing how resilient kids are when they’re on vacation. They’re like little Energizer bunnies!
|Be still, my heart.|
|Car nap for the boys.|
|Quiet time with Auntie Lisa.|
Finally, the food. The kids’ favorite spot was Biscuits Restaurant in Ahwatukee. Linna says the pancakes were the best she’s ever had! While we didn’t order the healthiest breakfast options, the food was absolutely delicious! Papa Saigh, Auntie Lisa and I were able to sneak away one afternoon (booked a sitter for the kids) to enjoy some cocktails and wings at JTs Bar & Grill in Phoenix. “The Works” wings are honestly the best wings I have ever eaten!
|Jimmy enjoying a fruit platter at Biscuits.|
|Play area at Biscuits.|
|Biscuits & Gravy|
*** Check out our Instagram page (@MelissaSaigh) to see videos from our trip!
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
We had the BEST time in Duluth over MEA Break in October. My Dad was receiving the Minnesota State Fire Officer of the Year (2019) award, so we went there to watch him accept the award, and have some family fun along the way! The North Shore is one of our favorite Minnesota destinations, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect during our visit.
We stayed at The Inn on Lake Superior (Canal Park), which is incredibly family-friendly. They had a bonfire and s'mores every night while we were there, a HEATED rooftop pool, and it's in a fantastic location. We booked a two-bedroom suite, so Mama and Papa Saigh could actually enjoy ourselves when the kids went to bed. Our room had a gorgeous view of Lake Superior, with a balcony that the kids could watch the big ships come in.
We also drove up to Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors (about an hour drive from Duluth). Papa Saigh and I have been there before, but the kids loved checking out the views and historic landmarks for the first time. Again, the weather couldn't have been more perfect, and we were able to take in all the changing colors on the trees!
If you want to book a family-getaway, our friends at The Inn on Lake Superior have a special deal for our friends! Reserve a room online, and save 20% through June 18th, 2020, using the code MNBaby (subject to availability, and not valid with any other discount, promotion, or group). Enjoy!
Check out our videos of our visit to Duluth on our Instagram page in our InstaStories (@MelissaSaigh).
|Our kiddos with their Bompa, who was awarded the Minnesota|
State Fire Officer of 2019 Award!
|We met up with one of Papa Saigh's best childhood friends in Duluth,|
and they now have FIVE kiddos between the two of them!
|Linna (age 8) with her Nana and Bompa.|
|Traveling is tough, LOL! Our kiddos with their Nana.|
|Our family: Linna (age 8), Jimmy (age 3.5), and Tony (age 1).|
|Exploring Canal Park.|
|Hoops Brewing in Duluth is a great spot in Canal Park|
for parents with kiddos.
|Mama Saigh and her Bigs.|
|Jimmy, along the shoreline of Lake Superior.|
|Baby Tony, loving all the rocks on the shore.|
|Brave boy! Papa Saigh was down there with him.|
|Papa Saigh and his kiddos.|
|Split Rock Lighthouse.|
|Obsessed with the subway tile and black staircase.|
|Baby Tony's first trip to the North Shore.|