back up to summer fun (spons)

Summer?  Aren’t we in Winter?  Well, yes, but this video was shot in the end of Summer and it will be here before you can say, “defrost these toes”.  This is the final of the Kia Sorento series I did with my kids.  Saved the best for last.  I love this one. All of these were shot so nicely ( better than I do in my living room) and this one is Very true to life.  My kids love the beach, I have to haul it all, and I couldn’t live without my back up camera.  Once you go back up camera, you never go back.

“How did I back up before I had this?”  Especially being a parent I’m alway worried about something or someone  darting in the back of my car.

Okay, sit back, relax for a minute and see the warm breeze of summer.

Hanging in the parking lot (spon)

Yeah, time for another well produced branded video with me and my Kia Sorento ( that I don’t really own, but would love if I did).   It is nice to get to school early and get a parking space.  In this episode I am so early for pick up I get a lot of things done.  I think the only thing we missed was me holding a learning annex class in the back seat.

Maybe, ” Moms, how to make good use of your time”

look at that cargo space! (spon)

It’s time to check in with my idealized self.  The one that looks like me, does the chores I do, but has good make up, nice hair, and a clean, new car.   Another installment of the Kia Sorento series that my kids and I did.

This one concerns shopping with my little loves.  They love going grocery shopping with me.  I love going alone.  It’s like cooking with them.  Their help is work.  But, at least it’s been a couple of months since Rex had a full blown tantrum in the store.  But, then I probably caved and gave him some treat to avoid the scene.  Here is another way to get around the tantrum.  In addition, look at that cargo space!

Lemonade stand: Last days of summer (spons)

These Kia videos my kids and I did in September have become like a scrapbook book for me.  It was the last days of summer, and as it turned out, the last days of Campanile.  Though we didn’t know it yet.  In this charming episode of Vivien, Rex, Daphne and their 2013 Kia Sorento we use it to help sell some cool drinks on a hot day. I know they are my kids, but jeez they are pretty cute here. They did love serving the lemonade.

Yes, today we would do better as a hot chocolate stand. It’s shot very prettily and it’s in the parking lot of what was Campanile with Alex, who was the best valet guy making a cameo.   The La Brea Bakery sign is in the back, though they too have been forced to move up the street by the change of lease holders ( dead to me).

It’s a sweet nugget of time. Check out the nice car with the power folding side mirrors! Maybe I folded them to fast.  I didn’t see the predatory restauranteur breathing down our necks.

What did I forget this time? spon

I love my life in the 2013 Kia Sorento.  Vivien has not done a science project yet, however, because of this shoot she and I already know what we will do, erupting volcano!  The director had just done this with his daughter.


Each video shows a “slice of life” that demonstrates another feature of the Sorento. The parts of our real life in this vid is me forgetting something and Mark nicely going to fetch it (lunches, Rex’s sleep mat).  Also, maybe we a reflux family, but baking soda and water is night cap in our home.  The feature of the Sorento here is built in Blue tooth that easily accessed, but it could also be cargo space. They could have a label on the car that says something like this:

“Standard features:

-power steering

-anti lock brakes

-volcano hauling”

By the way check out the number I dial my husband at.  You can tell it was a few months ago.  Campanile, boo-hoo.  I could watch this over and over because Vivien is so cute in this. The only thing I don’t like is my bra strap peeking out at the school.   New feature idea for the Sorento, fabric tape in the glove box.


Vacation distractions (spons)

My mantra during school breaks, “they will not watch TV all day.”  No reason they should, they got a mountain of toys from a man in a red suit. Right now Rex is running around naked wrapping his arm in scotch tape.  That’s better than a 2nd showing of “My Little Pony.”

Yesterday I went to the chiropractor, the gym and got my car washed.  My car gets SO filthy it takes them 40 minutes.  10 of those minutes were spent hearing about the cashiers father’s oxygen levels.  I kept nodding and saying reassuring things as my inner voice spoke, “Why is she telling me this?  It’s slow today, she needs someone to talk to, be nice. Lady, please let me walk away. Oh, I just remembered I don’t care.”

Before I left I told Mark, turn off the TV when this cartoon is done.  I called from the car wash “I can hear the TV, turn it off”  Yes, he said, with the same tone I had for the cashier with the father with C. O. P.

I picked up some lunch for us.  I was back at 12. Still the TV was on.  “Enough.  TV is off.  TV break.”

“TV vacation?” Rex chirped.  Yes, TV Vacation.

C’mon let’s go assemble some hunks of plastic that you were given.

In my idealized alternate universe Kia Sorento self I come up with a fun staycation activity for the kids.  It would help to have a brand new car, however it could be done after a trip to the car wash.