Of course one of the main things my mom and I love to do together (especially in San Diego) is go shopping! We've done plenty of it this week... I love this picture because it is SO my mom. Stroller in hand...ready to hit the outlets! (Sorry dad and Kenny...looks like we'll be eating Ramen Noodles for a week or two!)
I loved just having my mom here with me in my typical day-to-day routine. She took this picture at our neighborhood playgroup. Some of us moms in my neighborhood get together every Monday afternoon so the kids can play and we can chat. I have such cute neighbors! We have been getting together for about three years now and have all become great friends...so have our kids!
The weather was so beautiful the whole week my mom was here. One day we took the girls to the beach...
It was a picture perfect day at the beach. So warm...hardly anyone was there. Ellie was having a great time playing in the water with grandma. I was relaxing with a magazine. Addison was having fun in the sand...UNTIL...
She started getting a lot of sand on her and couldn't get it off. This little one of mine HATES being dirty (wonder where she gets that from?!).
Once she realized she was dirty she was so done with the beach! She started crying and WOULD NOT stop. I did everything to try to distract her. Nothing worked! Not even my usual tricks - fruit snacks and drinking water from a bottle. I even walked up on the grass to show her the train going by. She was not having it. She wanted to leave the beach and that was that!
So much for our "perfect" beach day. I'm learning perfection doesn't exist...ESPECIALLY if you have a one year old!
Addie calmed down as soon as she could see we were walking AWAY from the water and sand. She had bawled for over an hour and was done with the beach. I was just done with her! Definitely made for a beach day we won't soon forget!
Sometimes my mom and I are bummed we don't live closer to each other because we always have so much fun together. But if we did, (not only would we not get anything productive done!) we wouldn't get to have a week like this one where we can spend so much quality time together. I wouldn't trade that for anything! Love you mom...thanks for all of your help and for such a fun week!