Sunday, January 23, 2011
Well, today was a PERFECT day for a family outing. We started out at Pretend City. Pretend City is like an interactive, hands-on, indoor town built JUST FOR KIDS. Super. Cute. I took Ali and Bella there a couple of times back in the spring, and today was momma's first time there. It was a little rough for me since I have the place linked very directly with Bella. I think the worst moment was in the little doctor's office, Ali asked me to take her blood pressure, and as I was taking the cuff off her arm, I was rattled by the memory of the over 6,000 cuff pressures Bella endured in the hospital. However, for a large part of the day I was able to stay fairly present. Having Ang there helped A LOT with that. If it had just been Ali and me there, I'm SURE it would have been a lot worse.
After Pretend City, we headed over the the Irvine Spectrum, which is basically an outdoor mall. It's really a nice place because there are A TON of activities for kids, a boatload of restaurants varying from super quick to super fancy, bars, and clubs, and a megaplex movie theater... and of course... TARGET, baby! LOL. Ah, Target, how we love you so...
We grabbed lunch, then Ali and I split off from mommy so she could have a little mommy time shopping. We went and rode the carousel, got some ice cream, then went to the fountains to play in the water. Momma got to hit 3 stores with no family in tow... gotta love that!
Last night we had loads of fun with family; first at grandma and grandpa's house, then at Ang's brother Steve's house with their family. All in all, a GREAT family weekend. Good stuff.
Still sitting on some big news, but can't divulge till the details are ironed out... was hoping to spill the beans today, but we're not quite there... hopefully tomorrow (Monday) night!