Bump date

C8D0B450-71A4-489E-BF52-51C05701ECDDBump date: 40 weeks and 2 days.

My sweet Adeline will be here very soon, and I can’t wait to hold her in my arms. Until then, I’m anxiously waiting and juggling last-minute preparations until the big day arrives. We’re scheduled for induction Tuesday, and I can’t wait!

Mamas show your bump and be proud! You’re strong and doing a great job taking this one day at a time. Here’s to mastering motherhood!



children, Reviews

Delta Children Cars Bed

My sweet little girl recently outgrew her crib and it was time to transition to a big girl bed. It seems so hard to believe! It seems like just yesterday she was a tiny little baby who needed snuggles and pacifiers. But now she’s a big girl, and can put herself to bed. Where does the time go?

My husband and I looked at several different beds but we couldn’t seem to agree on any. None seemed like the right fit for Elizabeth. When we were offered a bed from Delta Children, we were delighted. We found this Cars twin size bed and it was perfect! Elizabeth is a big fan of the Cars movies!


Set up was easy. The instructions were easy to follow. It didn’t take too long to get it ready! When we finally finished and showed her, she was delighted! She jumped on it for several minutes before finally snuggling in with her sweet little happy face. The quality is amazing! It’s very sturdy and can easily hold her weight as she grows.


Thank you Delta Children!



{#ad} A big thank you to @heidijhale for this beautiful, custom necklace featuring my sons artwork. I’m in love with the quality and craftsmanship of this piece! .

My son wrote me a note and drew a picture of us several years ago and I’ve always kept it close. I’m so happy to be able to preserve the memories. .
@apexdropofficial #heidijhaledesigns #heidijhale #customnecklace #customjewelry #childrensartwork #customcreations #ilovemykids #wearamemory



Bake me a Wish

Jonathan is ONE today! This year has flown by. It’s been such a blessing watching my sweet baby grow. He’s such a delight, always happy, always smiling!


We were gifted a beautiful cake from @bakemeawish for his birthday cake! Y’all, it was amazing! One of the most delicious cakes I’ve ever eaten! I think Jonny approved too! 🤣.


Each cake from Bake Me A Wish comes packaged in a molded cooler & refrigeration. Also included are a personalized greeting card and gift box.


With each cake purchased, 5% of the order is contributed to Bake Me A Wish!’s Operation: Birthday Cake program which, with their partner Soldiers’ Angels, donates birthday cakes each month to our valued service men and women overseas. ❤️



Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

{#ad} It’s the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!


My children are currently obsessed with Mickey Mouse. Benjamin always asks for “mi moue!” which is Ben talk for Mickey Mouse. So, we were so delighted to find this playset at @target! .



The Mickey Clubhouse Adventures Playset includes: Playhouse, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto 3” Figures, Table, Chair, Seesaw, Mouskadoer, Telescope and more! Mickey and friends will love riding down the slide to greet their friends! Press the floor button to activate lights and sounds and sing along to the “Hot Dog Song”. Made by @justplayproducts .



My kiddos can’t wait to open it and play with their favorite little mouse!





#JustPlayProducts #JustPlayToys #JustPlayAllDay #MickeyMouseClubhouse #MMCH #Target #SocialSpotters

family, Family Fun/ Travel

Dino Roar Valley!

The Dinos are here!!

Have you been to Dino Roar Valley yet? If no, you need to go!

There’s only ONE more T-Rex Tuesday left this season and it’s a great day to come. Mention code TUESDAY at the box office and you’ll receive Buy one, get one 50% off combo tickets!


And On August 23, CDPHP will host DINO-STRETCH Mommy & Me Yoga at Dino Roar Valley.! How much fun it that!?

Expereicne yoga amongst 20 life-size dinos! This event is exclusive for CDPHP members, registration is free. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/2Z5sESO



Family Fun/ Travel

Dutch Wonderland – Lancaster, PA

Sponsored post: Life and Liz is a member of the Dutch Wonderland Summer Blogger program. All opinions are my own. 


Over the weekend, we took a family trip to Pennsylvania. We had a family party to go to in Bangor so of course, we scheduled a trip to Lancaster to go to Dutch Wonderland. No visit to Lancaster is complete without seeing Dutch Wonderland!

For those who don’t know, Dutch Wonderland is a family amusement park that caters to young children. It’s know as the “Kingdom for Kids”, making it a perfect park for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as older children.

The park was made a reality by a young potato farmer-turner-Congress-Inn-owner named Earl Clark. With no amusement park experience, Clark began the park with just 4 rides. Over the years, the park has expanded to 43 acres with 35 rides, Duke’s Lagoon water play area, Exploration Island, live entertainment, games, and food!

The park is located along Route 30 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It’s a busy road, but there is a stop light to allow easy entrance to the park. If you’re staying overnight, there a plenty of hotel options nearby. There are several fast food and family friendly  restaurant’s close by as well.

Parking at Dutch Wonderland is $5 for general parking and $15 for preferred. It’s not a huge parking lot, so general parking is only a short walk to the park entrance. Preferred parking is in the lot right outside of the entrance. We parked in general parking, and with 4 children, we had no problems. It took roughly 4 minutes to walk from our car to the entrance. There was a line to get into the park, but it moved quickly.

Upon entrance to the park, we were greeted by friendly staff and a quick walk through the gift shop. It’s a straight walk which is nice that you’re not forced to walk through the whole shop. With small children, that can get messy quick! There are several “Am I tall enough?” charts for children to check their heigh to see which rides they can ride. They’re color coded, which is nice because children can easily remember what color they are. Even children who haven’t reached 30″ tall can still enjoy 11 rides at Dutch Wonderland! The majority of those rides are slow moving and gentle. They’re a great way to introduce little ones to amusement park rides. Our favorite ones were Duke’s Dozers, and the Merry Go Round.


Once your child is over 30″ tall, the number of rides they can enjoy increases to 17 rides! My daughter loves planes, so her favorite was Sky Fighter. She felt like she was in a real airplane!

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There’s also a water park, Duke’s Lagoon, which is for all ages. The tropical island themed attraction includes water spilling coconuts, spectacular water geysers, and bubblers. There’s also a sitting area for parents and grandparents. If you’re planning on spending a long time at the water park, you can rent a personal cabana on their website.

The Prehistoric Path on the Exploration Island was a huge hit with my dinosaur loving children! There are over 20 life-like dinosaurs that can be enjoyed at your own pace. The area is mostly shady, which is nice when it’s a hot day. It’s a good break from the sun. It was one of the first spots we visited and we all enjoyed it!


There are many big kid and family rides as well. Once your child is over 42″ tall, they can ride the majority of the rides in the park. The exception is the Kingdom Coaster which is a large wooden roller coaster for children 48″ tall.

There are several eateries inside the park that sell kid friendly foods, such as chicken tenders, pizza, and hot dogs. They’re reasonably priced too, so they won’t break the bank! Dutch Wonderland does not allow outside food or beverages to be brought into the park, with the exception of those with medical needs. If you’d like to enjoy your own food, there are picnic tables outside the park. You can get your hand stamped for easy re-entry.


We had so much fun while visiting Dutch wonderland and can’t wait to return!

No matter the time of year, there is always something special to do at Dutch Wonderland. From Happy Hauntings in October, to Winter Wonderland in December, there’s always fun at Dutch Wonderland.

Find out more about Dutch Wonderland by visiting their website, dutchwonderland.com.