On a few hours of sleep and some time zone confusion here, so I’m keeping it quick.
San Diego welcomed us late this morning, and if we would have planned this trip just two weeks later, we could have hit up the National Tattoo Expo while we were here–there are signs for it everywhere. You can’t win ’em all, I guess.
It seems this entire last week has been full of celebrating and honoring and being aware. Friday night, I joined some friends in my first Stilette Sprint for Breast Cancer. The sun spilled its glory onto Fifth Avenue, perfectly timed to set right as the stampede of pink-wearing, stiletto-strutting participants trotted (carefully) in celebration.
It felt good to be there, surrounded by such passion. I loved seing “Survivor” painted across so many t-shirts. And I have to admit, I loved the shoes–even if they were accompanied by hairy legs.
I ran (walked/hobbled/tripped) for my friend Elizabeth who is battling breast cancer right now. She is a strong, fierce mama.
The rest of this week, we will continue to celebrate, and there will be much more to share as the events of our busy week unfold.
Today, we settled in though.
Yes, that’s a sticker on my glasses and no, it’s not the first time.
…beheld the wonder of the polar bear…
…and enjoyed a front row seat, just an inch of glass apart from a very entertaining baby gorilla.
The girls have found opportunities to make up for our early morning and shifted schedule.
I, on the other hand, have not.
But before I’m off to bed, I’m dusting off my Twitter handle to join a great Twitter party tomorrow, and we’d love to have you be a part of it.
Join @momcentral tomorrow from 3-4PM ET for the #EverybodyPlays Twitter
Party to celebrate the differences that make every baby unique!
Tomorrow from 3-4PM ET @MomCentral, @Infantino, and @KelleHampton (that’s me–ha)will be hosting the #EverybodyPlays Twitter Party! There will be some great Infantino & Step2 Product Bundle giveaways too!
Finally, Tea Collection is returning as a sponsor this month, and it’s timed appropriately as their site is full of some lovely fall eye candy right now. Tea continually offers unique and colorful clothing inspired by different regions and cultures.
I am in love with their new Puebla graphic jacket.
And these wear-with-anything funky tennis shoes.
It will be an inspiring week, and I’m excited to be a part of Infantino’s campaign to recognize the beauty of all children. And thank you for your support on Nella’s Rockstars Buddy Walk Fund. I smiled when I checked it today. Your kindness is making a difference. The Buddy Walk Fund will stay up until the end of the month because it doesn’t want the party to end quite yet.
More to come. I’ll try and share some of the shoot on Facebook throughout the day Wednesday and Thursday.
Until then, you stay classy, San Diego. (I’ve been waiting forever to appropriately use that).