Mommy and Son Date

Trying to balance the needs of my young family and building a business at the same time is a challenge, to say the least. There are days where I feel like I'm on top of things and there are days where I feel like I'm a hot mess. Lately, I've felt the need to spend some quality one on one time with Oliver. I'm realizing that my window of fun random adventures is slowly closing because he'll be in kindergarten next year (I'm in such denial!!). So, one day I let go of my ever growing to do list and took Mr. O to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. It was a fun day with no agenda and the time together was good for both of us. 

 He was thrilled to see a penguin swim over his head

He was thrilled to see a penguin swim over his head

 Petting the stingrays was his favorite part of the trip

Petting the stingrays was his favorite part of the trip

 White spotted jelly

White spotted jelly

 When he sees something cool, he'll say "mommy, take a picture!" As often as possible, I'll give him my phone to document what he sees. I think I might have to get him an instant camera soon :)

When he sees something cool, he'll say "mommy, take a picture!" As often as possible, I'll give him my phone to document what he sees. I think I might have to get him an instant camera soon :)

 Photo by Oliver :)

Photo by Oliver :)

 Flower hat jellyfish

Flower hat jellyfish

 Japanese Sea Nettle (or as Oliver calls them, "spaghetti jellies")

Japanese Sea Nettle (or as Oliver calls them, "spaghetti jellies")

 Oliver looking at comb jellies

Oliver looking at comb jellies