April 14, 2009
We were in the Orange Circle yesterday where everything is charming because it’s so old. It’s true, even this old man with a really bad hairpiece was charming. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of that, but I did manage to capture some photos of my daughter and some other stuff:
It was hot. 88 degrees to be exact.
Mr. Frank and Miss Snappy urge you to eat a Hofmann’s hot dog.
And of course we had to stop in at Muff’s. Hee, hee, hee… muff.
This President’s day weekend we celebrated our nation with a trip to a Mission. Partly because we were bored, and partly because we love looking at old stuff. Speaking of old stuff, we brought along my old camera and took photos that you can’t preview right after you take it. Weird, right?
Unfortunately none of these photos were taken with my vintage camera, because you have to develop the film, then get a disk, and upload them and that’s a lot of work, so I took these photos with my phone instead.
I just love birthdays! Especially Berlyn’s. She’s only had 2, but I get all nostalgic, and I feel like I should celebrate too. Like hey, I was a main participant in your birthday, I should get some cred too. But I don’t need credit, just an extra cupcake and some gentle recognition. So for her birthday we did something that I love to do, which is look at adorabe sea creatures!
We went to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and we got to touch sharks and sting rays. We saw sea lions and otters, and all kinds of other stuff. My favorite were the jellys. I wanted to take each and every one of the critters home, except for the sharks, the sharks can stay. Oh, and eels, those things creep me out.
Then we wandered over to visit my dad and his yacht. He let us go out on his little boat, and we cruised the harbor.
Berlyn just got a brand new potty. We set it up and right after her bath she wanted to “go potty.” I don’t think she knew that the goal was to pee in the thing, because she just sat there. We haven’t started potty training yet, but I like that she’s getting used to it, and hey, it’s a start.
Here we are at Laguna Beach. Oh, we are so precious.
All Berlyn wants to do in this photo is run into the water. I’m attempting to hold her back.
How amazing is this photo? Berlyn looks incredibly enthusiastic. But little does she know that that hot dress she’s wearing belonged to me. I wore it when I was 18 months old in a hanous photograph where I was holding a teddy bear and looking forelorn, much like Berlyn does here.
Sunset on the Puget Sound
The Famous Pike Place Public Market
I had a cappuccino at the original Starbucks
I bought my boots in the very first Nordstrom! Oh, and I ended that silly shoe diet thing. That was a dumb idea; not buying shoes for an entire year? Sheer stupidity.
This is my Aunt and Uncle’s backyard (Note: not view from their backyard. But their actual backyard).
This little snuggle pants was being fed by my Aunt on their deck. I did not use the zoom to take this photo, that’s how close he was. Wook at his wittle precious fingers. Ahhww, squirrelly face.