Monday, September 29, 2008


He crawled into bed as he usually did, it was probably an ungodly hour...not too sure. I was half asleep, wanting desperately to drift back, and he was excitedly whispering to me about this "really cool" thing he found online. I vaguely heard....Disco...Hazel...healthy...snacks...awesome..."ok love, that's really cool"...."night night love"...and went back to sleep. The idea of Baby Loves Disco was born and boy did Joe want to take Hazel!!

I have to give major accolades to my husband, Joe. He is a genius at finding things to do. He found this event called, "Baby Loves Disco" and they are held in most metro areas. It is an event for kids, held in a "club", usually on sat or Sunday in the afternoon. They have a DJ, a dance floor, juice boxes, yummy snacks, and not to forget that luminescent wonder known as "the disco ball". To say that Joe was excited to take Hazel to BLD was an understatement. We have been wanting to go since we lived in Laguna but with Joe's schedule we were never able to go. So fast forward to Philly, Joe has weekends off, they had it at a club called "shampoo" in center city Philly, and yeah we were so there.

**Just a side note: If you have ever been held hostage by the dancing Nazi that is Hazel Rei then you would understand how she loves to dance. She can do it for hours, long after you have begged her to sit down because yeah your old, and tired...she's still there going. Mostly just running in a yeah BLD was made for kids like Hazey!!!

Ok so we head out via subway for Shampoo. We arrive at the club (and as I have never actually been "clubbing" before I was a bit anxious to see what awaited us). Shampoo was complete with bouncers outside, we go in, pay our $10 each (yes that's all it cost for 3 hours of gettin' down), and are ushered into the BLD. We are excited, but wait...Hazel is asleep! The subway and walk to the place have lulled her to sleep. We gently wake up sleeping beauty thinking she was gonna jump up and dance, when oh...sensory overload...tons of people, disco ball, Micheal J blasting...she began to cry :( OH, not quite what we expected...she slowly woke up and regained her composure...and started to dance.

This place was amazing, there was of course the main dance floor, a kiddie bar complete with organic carrot/apple juice, veggie chips, pirates booty, oranges, pears, and other yummy snacks, a crawl space for kids, a chill out area with mini cool couches and ultra chic toys, table with was amazing. If you have young kids, please check it have to fun. We danced to "girls just wanna have fun", the "macarena", and other music reminiscent of our vacation in Jamaica...Hazel twirled with sheer fabrics as if she were a baby Stevie Nicks, danced with little eggs filled with pennies, a mini tambourine..and majorly danced the afternoon was amazing...please, please check it out....

Me & my girls at da club...Holler!!

Getting Down on the dance floor!

Jade likes to get down too!!!

Jade in the "For Crawlers Only" section...VIP!

Hazel & Jade in the "Chill Out" area...complete with chic mini cute!

On the way home we stopped at Starbucks and Hazel met this little girl who was vacationing with her family from Italy...Why anyone would leave amazing Italy and vacation in Philly is beyond me...but they seemed like a lovely family...hopefully they made it out safely!


Anonymous said...

i think thats such a cute idea. it brings the family together and creates such wonderful memories for the girls.
what little girl wouldn't love to dance with her daddy.
the girls dresses are adorable as usual,
is jades cute little orange dress the one nicole bought?
because i was with her when she got it:)

Anonymous said...

what a cool place you guys look like you had so much fun. Hazel Rei and Jade are so lucky to have such fun parents! And they looked gorgeous. Im glad your having fun... luv auntie sue

Anonymous said...

What the? This is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! Holla!