Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday - May 3rd, 2010

Hello Disney Land! Erika watched Miles for the day and gave us passes to Disney Land! It was my first time ever. Very exciting. We had a great time enjoying each others company. It was so nice to be just the two of us. Please enjoy the hideous photos of me on the rides. :)

Monday - April 26th, 2010

Today we ventured out to Seaport Village. The weather was a bit bad but we braved the gloom and decided to go and about anyway.

We walked around by the water, got some desert and played in the grass.

We then went to Bennigans for dinner. We all enjoyed our meals very much and had a great time being together.

We ended the night with a bath (for Miles) and a good movie for us.

Monday - April 19th, 2010

On today's radar new food and the park. First stop was the park, our beloved Trolley Barn.

We then went to The Crazy Burger for lunch. It is just down the street from our house and made it on the food network for best burger something or other and so we had to try it out for ourselves.

It was a small joint and it was outstanding. We loved the food and the service was great.
After that we went home to all enjoy an afternoon nap. We woke up and met up with Shyle for dinner at a diner also just down the street called Rudfords. It is open 24 hours a day. The service was great but the food was lousy. Whatever. We tried.

Good day. Good friends and for the most part, good food.

Monday - April 12th, 2010

Holy moly it's been a while. I am defiantly playing catch up. So I will be brief. Let's just say the last couple of months although some Monday's were new adventures were out of the ordinary for the most part our adventures consisted of food and parks. So, there you have it. Enjoy.
Today we walked to Trolley Barn Park, our neighborhood park that we love to go to. It was late in the day... it was a totally lazy Monday.

Miles loves the park anytime of day. It was beautiful out. Just a light breeze and cool enough for a light jacket or sweater. It felt wonderful to be outside. Just the three of us.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday - April 5th , 2010

Man oh man, I cannot say enough about this past Monday! It was incredible. We had such a great day. My good friend Mary Rath gets a big shout out for making our day amazing. Not many pictures were taken but we had such good times. After we woke up and got ready for the day, we dropped off Miles at Mary's house. She is so amazing to take him for the day with her own two boys! What a great friend! Anyway, we dropped him off and pealed out of the driveway... on our own for the first time in a while. We headed out to Hillcrest to enjoy lunch at a local Thai Restaurant. We sat and talked and enjoyed our meal leisurely. It was pure bliss, heaven on earth, eating like it was meant to be. I don't remember a meal that lasted more than 15 minutes since Miles was born, quite frankly, I don't remember much of anything anymore.

After lunch we headed for the movies, another distant memory. Movies at the theatre? What's a theatre? Just kidding, it's not that serious, but close. It started to poor down rain while we were in line so Mike waited while I took refuge in doors. I aint gettin this hair wet. We saw a movie, not a good one, but a movie non the less and then walked around the mall a bit.

After that we picked up Miles. We were gone a total of 4 and a half hours. Bless Mary's heart. The beautiful thing was that when we got home Miles went down for a nap and slept for 3 hours! It was wonderful! Mike and I just vegged and hung out. Miles woke up and was so sweet for the rest of the night. We all just hung out together. Mike and I, and for that matter, Miles all felt well rested and very relaxed. We ended our night listening to music and Mike and Miles wrestled. (There new thing they do together. Miles thinks its hilarious when Mike gives him the sleeper hold. :))

It was one of the best Monday's thus far. Mike and I are now trying to come up with a plan for someone to take Miles every Monday. :) Oh but we love him...

Monday - March 29th, 2010

We can not say enough about how thankful we are to live so close to Josh, Kari and Stella. It has been the hugest blessing. Every month we try to make it up to see them in Pasadena or they try to make a trip down to see us. Only 2 and a half hours between us, depending on the traffic, gets us to see family more than we ever have before. We LOVE it! It is so fun to live life together in this way. So this month was our turn and we headed up to Pasadena. With traffic being heavier than normal it took us a good 3 and a half hours to get there.
Gotta love traffic to LA.

The great thing about being with them is that we can totally be ourselves and just hang out. No agenda, no gotta be here or there at this time, just rest and relaxation. We arrived on Sunday early evening. We hung out, Josh and Kar went out and had a quick dinner date and came back in time to put Stella to bed. By 8:30 the kiddos are in bed and the rest of the night we party! What?! No... but we do sit around the built in booth in the kitchen snacking and drinking, talking and laughing. Oh, so much laughing. We SO enjoy are time around the table. We hang out until we are all to tired that we yearn for our beds. We are all in bed by 11:00. Feels good.
After a great breakfast prepared by Kari of egg casserole and hard boiled eggs we take the kids to the always loved park just down the street. We all play until we have had enough fun and head back to their place.

Miles loves giving kisses!
Sweet Stella Bella.
Miles representing.
After we head back to their place we decide that this would be a good time to leave so that Miles could sleep on the way home. We head home, traffic being better, thus the trip home taking the only accustomed two and a half hours. We stop at Dairy Queen and Krispy Kreme to enjoy a pre dinner snack and then we are home.
Later in the evening we decided to go for a late dinner to the great Pat and Oscars. We love that place. They give you enough food for days.
It was a great end to a beautiful "Sunday - Monday."

Monday - March 22nd, 2010

A glorious day for the beach. Cannot believe we are at the beach in our swimming suits in March! Oh San Diego, how we have learned to love you. All that to say, it would be Miles' first time at the beach ever. So after lathering on the sunscreen and putting on his swimming trunks and shirt we headed out to Ocean Beach. Good ole Ocean Beach.
Miles looking so stinkin cute in his new swimwear. He enjoyed getting his feet wet. So fun!

He loved the sand, apparently a lot because he was pooping sand for days. Whoops.
Sand don't hurt, right?

It was so good to be out in the sun, reviving our vitamin D levels. I love the sun.

We then met up with our good friends Nate and Shyle. We walked around the main strip in OB and talked and walked and so forth and so on.

We ended up getting ice cream to quench our need for sweet.

After parting ways from OB and Nate and Shyle we went home to all enjoy a much needed nap. We then proceeded to a near by restaurant located a block from our place called "Johnny's R", how ironic. (different spelling)

The food and service were great. Miles always draws attention to himself with being so freakin cute. He is loved by all.

After a long and eventful day we ended it by enjoying a few episodes of "Freaks and Geeks" and called it a night. Oh sun, we are so thankful for your rays.