It was an eventful weekend.
I woke up early Saturday morning with a spring in my step, knowing that I was about to enjoy a day without a child (besides the one strapped to my belly).
I also get giddy when I have a day planned in the beautiful Orange County. You see, unless you've been there you may not know that the weather is superb, the shopping is unbeatable, and the ambiance is bar none! In our new place of habitation, a day out includes Target, Target, OR Target. Don't get me wrong, I do LOVE Target, but on occasion it is nice to frequent other establishments without having to drive 20 minutes or more.
First stop...Children's Orchard in Laguna Niguel. A second hand store. Unbeatable shopping, you ask? And I chose to go to a second hand store? YES! This is not just any second hand store. It is the hand-me-downs from the rich. I got there with an hour to browse and used every last moment...grabbing brand names from the racks at lightning speed. 100 dollars later and I managed to round up a year's wardrobe for the little bambina. Here are some of my favorites:
world's softest red mary janes (retail 35 bones), gently used pink crocs
more clothes - I also scored on baby essentials like soft sleepers and onesies
HAD to have this rain jacket! She'll probably wear it once considering how NOT often it rains here.
After my whirlwind tour of the second-hand mecca, I headed off to a restaurant called Sun Dried Tomato for a baby brunch with some friends. oh my. The food was delicious! I particularly enjoyed the pine nut cinnamon rolls which are currently STILL making me drool. It was great spending time with old friends, and even greater because I didn't have Jack to feed, wrestle, or entertain. (Thanks Troy) Here we are...three skinny girls and a REALLY pregnant momma.
The rest of the day was filled with leisurely "extras" which always includes a drive to the coastline to enjoy the views of the ocean.
On Sunday, Troy mentioned wanting to have some people over for a Sabbath gathering of food, prayer, friendship, and maybe some light hooting and hollering over amazing athletics. So, he did ALL the shopping, prepared ALL of the menu, and made ALL of the food (with some help from me and Pioneer Woman).
It was a nice event that consisted mainly of the men on the couch, women involved in kitchen conversation, and a bazillion (well-behaved) children running rampant.
I tuned in for the last 10 minutes of the game, which in my opinion is the only part anybody should watch, and was surprised to find that I was genuinely interested in the sweaty finale of the Superbowl. I love an underdog victory! Go packers, I mean, Giants...whoever it was!
I think Ezra and Jack had puffed sleeves confused with protective shoulder pads. Come on boys...don't let us down.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
It was an eventful weekend.
Posted by ali at Tuesday, February 05, 2008