This has been such a fun week! My mom came to visit during her Spring Break. If you know my mom well, you know that it is always a party when she is around! She has such a “yellow” laid back, happy personality…she can make doing laundry fun! She is also a HUGE help to me when she comes to visit. She plays with my kids, cleans my house and is great at helping me mellow out. Those of you who know ME well know that I can be just a LITTLE bit of a perfectionist…just a little…once in awhile. :) My mom and I love hanging out together! Here’s what we’ve been up to…
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!)
The weather was so beautiful the whole week my mom was here. One day we took the girls to the beach…
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?!).
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!
Can I just say that I have the CUTEST FRIENDS! My three San Diego buddies (Ann, Shari and Darci) and I are such good friends. The four of us have so much fun together. We are also major therapy for each other! Just got back from dinner…they took me for my birthday. We missed you Darci! Don’t know what I’d do without you guys!
So today is my 31st birthday and although I’m not THRILLED to be 31, I’ve been having such a fun week! Over the weekend, Kenny took me to the Pantages Theater in L.A. to see the play “Wicked.” (My mom is here visiting during her Spring Break and she was so sweet to watch the girls for us!) Wicked was incredible! Larson fam…you were right! The play was absolutely amazing. The music, singing, acting, costumes, set, plot…all of it was so captivating. We loved it! I highly recommend this play to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. Of all of the plays I’ve seen this was by far my favorite. Kenny and I had a great trip and especially enjoyed some time for just the two of us!
Ok…so tonight was a perfect example of why I don’t cook. When I started this blog I set some goals – one of which included cooking two times a week. I was cooking a simple meal tonight – chicken with sauce and cashews, (Ann-the Tso sauce you told me about) rice and broccoli. Within ten minutes of cooking I’m a little stressed because I have three things going at once on the stove. All of the sudden Ellie starts screaming from the bathroom. I leave the stove and run to see what’s going on and by the time I get there Addison is bawling too. I think something major has happened but realize that Ellie is so upset because Addison threw her candy in the toilet (the candy I gave Ellie to bribe her to stay in the living room while I cook). The girls are both hysterical (Ellie because of the candy and Addie because all the screaming scared her) so I carry them in the living room and turn on a movie….run back to the stove to find my broccoli is way over cooked and my chicken is burning on one side. I lift the broccoli to take it to the sink to drain and on the way knock over the box of rice. Brown rice all over my once clean kitchen floor. I flip the chicken and start cleaning up the rice with Addison hanging on me because this is taking longer than I thought and she is starving. Finally throw an easy pack of Mac-n-cheese in the microwave to get her fed and occupied for a minute. Ellie sees her eating and wants mac-n-cheese too. NO! I get mad at her. She needs to eat this stupid meal because I’m going to all this trouble to make it. Now she’s sulking because I got mad at her and Addie has successfully dumped mac-n-cheese all over herself. She needs another bath but I can’t bathe her because I have to cut up and finish the chicken. I finish cooking and fix Ellie a plate. Addie is full from mac-n-cheese but insists on eating what Ellie is eating so I fix her a plate only to watch her dump rice and broccoli on herself and the floor. Ellie eats three bites and politely tells me “no thanks – I’m full because I don’t really like this mommy…can I have a banana?” I clean the girls up and get them ready for bed. Kenny comes home late again and everything is cold. I eat a few bites and decide I would have enjoyed a turkey sandwich more. Now my kitchen looks like a bomb went off and I’m exhausted. Think I’ll just stick to my reading goal.