A day at the park with Jennifer Garner


I was invited to go spend the day with Jennifer Garner in Los Angeles again, and even though I’m up to my neck in work, it’s just not the kind of day I wanted to pass on.  The kids were invited to come too, so we booked a flight for Viktor and made a quick 36 hour jaunt to the land of pretty people.

save the children

I was one in a group of bloggers who attended the event, children in tow, to play baseball with Jennifer Garner while raising awareness about Jennifer Garner’s involvement with Frigidaire and Save the Children.  The event was lovely, as it was last time I flew to L.A. to hang with Jennifer, but what really mattered is that the kids had an amazing time.

take me out to the ball park

There was unlimited access to cracker jacks, lemonade, soda, and some adorable baseball cookies and the kids literally ran around on the grass all day getting personalized baseball instruction.

baseball parkWhat’s not to love about that?

And every time I turned the corner with my camera, Charming dropped to one knee and did this pose:


He’s never played a day of baseball in his life.  He didn’t even own a mitt before this event.  Where did he learn how to do this?

No really, where?

running the bases

Charming was so happy he didn’t know what to do with himself.  Jennifer who?

Who cares, he was busy playing baseball.

baseball park

Precocious?  She wants to be a professional baseball player now.  Well, maybe not, but she had a blast playing around at the park.  I kind of can’t believe I haven’t exposed the kids to this sport before now; our city has the highest concentration of draftees into minor league baseball in the country.  Why aren’t my kids playing already?

I’ve got to get my act together on this one.

jennifer garner

Even Jennifer Garner was impressed with Precocious’ mad baseball skills.

jennifer garner at the park

I was impressed with Jennifer Garner’s stylist.  Good choice on the Converse.

chuck taylors

I was a little worried after seeing her in the heels she wore at the last event. Remember those?  They were sky high.

Jennifer Garner is just one of the loveliest people out there.  Not just as a celebrity, a spokesperson, all-around-hottie, but as a human being.  It’s really refreshing to feel like an A-list Hollywood celebrity, one who’s married to another A-list Hollywood celebrity, is just as down to earth as you think she will be.  It was like hanging out with another mom in the preschool carpool lane; albeit a super gorgeous, famous, hot bodied preschool mama.

baseball with  jennifer garner

And a funny one at that.


I don’t remember what I said to make her laugh like this, but we had a grand old time chatting about sassy children and their need for sassy mothers.  I agree Jennifer, I agree.

Frigidaire sponsored the travel + accommodations for me to attend this event. If you visit Make Time for Change you can take a virtual swing, and Frigidaire will donate a dollar to Save the Children up to $100,000.  Plus?  You can be entered into a drawing to win a new front loading washer and dryer.  I love mine, so I’d encourage you to pop on over and get right on that. —

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Christy :

    I wanted to say I love your top. Where do you get them? Glad that you had a great time with Jennifer Gardner!

    • Michal :

      It’s Hanes. I think that I got them at Kmart. They come in a two pack, the other one was a dark blue. $7 for both. Can you believe it? And they are tag-less too.

      • Allison :

        Christy, he’s a clever one isn’t he? I found a whole bunch of amazing tops at Nordstrom Rack last year, and this is one of them. My favorite!

  2. Lacie@creative attempts :

    Oh my word she is my favorite I am so jealous it looks like you had a blast

    • Allison :

      It was so much fun, and she’s my favorite too!

  3. elz :

    How fun. There are only a few times I’d actually want to be a professional blogger, this is one. Green with envy. Glad you had a great time.

    • Allison :

      It ALMOST balances out the rest of the crazy, don’t you think?

  4. Cara :

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jen Garner.. ever since Alias. I love her with her little kiddos as well. You look lovely too :P

    • Allison :

      Thank you! She’s amazing with little kids, just like I hoped she would be. Love her.

  5. LarissaA :

    And you kinda look like her too!!!!!!

    • Allison :

      I’ve been told that before, but my lips can’t hold a candle to hers. And her dimples! I just don’t have those dimples!