It’s easy to fall behind on dishes, laundry and taking out the trash when you are carrying around a 14 pound attention hoarder all day. It’s much easier to get chores done when there are two of you to do it, i.e. one person entertains the baby while the other cleans. But Monday – Friday that task is almost impossible with Devin working from early morning into the night. So, weekends have morphed into the allotted time in when the house gets a little face lift. But not this weekend.
Sadly, Devin leaves us later this week to head to Austin, Texas for SXSW (the nerd portion of it, not the cool rock & roll part). With his upcoming absence in mind we decided to really suck all that we can out of this past weekend and enjoy it. The laundry can wait.
The weather was beautiful so we headed over the Aroyyo Seco in Pasadena for a walk. Berkeley was stoked, and stayed a good 20 feet ahead of us the entire walk to lead the way.
Watching her prance like a deer through the streams reminded me of the last time I had gone walking there with her. I was 7 months pregnant and Berkeley jumped into a deep part of the pond. She can’t swim – so it was obvious she was going to sink and drown. Without even a blink of an eye, I hauled butt and jumped into the pond and hurled my gigantic pregnant body into the deep end and dragged her out with one hand. Mom strength.
Venice Beach is notoriously “touristy” but we thought it would be fun to walk around and people watch for the afternoon. And it was a beautiful day for the beach. It also was a beautiful day for crazy people and there was no shortage of them out.
Out of all the truly bizarre things we saw in Venice Beach, this was definitely the winner. Ladies & Gentlemen – I give you, a TWO-HEADED TURTLE!!
To finish the day up… we ended at one of our favorite spots, Royal T. This place is an art gallery/ tea room/ restaurant/ gift shop. And it’s also the last place I ate before Sadie was born. It got me a little emotional bringing her here for the first time. I’m a sap, I know.
And to wrap it all up. I have two random things to share. One – Sadie is starting to hold her bottle herself!
And two… I went out with my best girls the other night for dinner. It was my first time EVER leaving Sadie since she’s been born. I was a wreck. Even though she was going to be with Daddy, I was still worried sick. When I got home this note was taped to the front door. Devin loves messing with me when he knows I’m freaked out about something.
*The Gold Room is a bar.