Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

Dear, dear readers, who are so kind and supportive of me, as usual, I owe you my thanks.

I'm doing much better, and this weekend (thus far) has been good for Sylvia. For most of the week, she's been quite the basketcase, and I know this will be a long healing process, but I'm more and more convinced that she deserves to go through this particular process no more. Some day I'll write a more thoughtful analysis, once I've had the time and energy to actually do a thoughtful analysis, but right now, I'm a mother lion that wants to protect my little girl from any more pain.

But enough about pain. We've had some good times lately, too. On Friday night, while Sylvia was enjoying her night with her friends, Riley and I got a much-needed, and much-enjoyed "date night" together.

She cracked me up with where she chose to eat. Wendy's. But what's funnier is the reason: she'd never seen the inside of a Wendy's. My poor deprived children: I just chauffeur them through the drive-through windows! It's a left-over habit from not wanting to shuttle infants and toddlers in and out of car seats.

So Wendy's it was. And Riley beamed. Really, how hard is it to make this kid happy?

We then went to Target to pick up some new outfits for her. Having just received my CA tax refund (at least the budget being passed is good for something), I was itching to buy something for myself, too, but could only find top that I would/might wear. We also picked Sylvia up a new bathing suit. Then we went home to play some I Spy Bingo. Riley kicked my butt. I blame the Bingo cards.

During our date, Sylvia called no less than 5 times. She called first to tell me who was coming. Then to ask what time I was picking her up. Then, to tell me that they were watching The Dark Knight. Of course, she needed to call and inform me that the guy who plays Richard Alpert on Lost is in it. Then it was who she thinks The Dark Knight is. And every time she told me she loved me.

The next day was Riley's school's field trip to the Getty Museum. We decided to skip the bus, and go on our own time. Sylvia decided to bring her sketch pad and spent the majority of her time in The Sketching Gallery. Admittedly, we didn't spend a lot of time looking at paintings, but the girls enjoyed the hands-on activities there.

I couldn't get over the beauty of the location.

Looking to my left, this was the view:

And to the right (not sure if you can see it), the ocean:

And today, we're just laying low and being mellow.

I have more to say, but I'm not quite ready to work myself up and ruin this moment.


Tara R. said...

I'm glad you and your girls had such a nice weekend. The museum looks like lots of fun too.

Shiona said...

Awesome views. And it's so great that you guys had a great weekend. I know that all that other crap will work itself out

Natalie said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast! I'm glad that you could let the other stuff slide for a while.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

sounds like a fun weekend.

MindyMom said...

Beautiful views and beautiful girls. Glad you had a great weekend together!

Unknown said...

One of my favorite things in the world is having a Lily and Mommy day or Callie and Mommy day. The bonding that takes place one-on-one is magical. Lol to Wendy's! Too cute :)

Sounded like a great weekend. You are quite obviously your girls idol - it's beautiful.

Excellent photos! (even though they make me totally jealous - it's snowing here in March, booo)

Mama Smurf said...

I obviously have an over-abundance of catching up to do. Sounds like a perfect date...Wendy's, Target.....what more could a girl ask for? =)

Love the scenic photos by the way, beautiful!

Anonymous said...

That's funny that you only used to drive through the drive-up window. When we were kids, we always ate inside, and it was a big treat when we finally had drive-through!

Anonymous said...

Nothing better than the cheese-eating grin of your own child eh? I heart you guys.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had an awesome weekend. One on one time is the best!